Signers: Bond -Thomas Kirkpatrick, Samuel G. Morse Crawford -Joseph Kitchell, Ed N. Cullom Edwards -Seth Gard, Levi Compton Franklin -Isham Harrison, Thomas Roberts Gallatin -Michael Jones, Leo(nard) White, Adolphus Frederick Hubbard Jackson -Conrad Will, James Hall, Jr. Johnson - Hezekiah West, William McFatridge Madison -B. Stephenson, Joseph Burrough, Abraham Prickett Monroe -Caldwell Carns, Enoch Moore Pope -Samuel Omelveny, Hamlet Ferguson Randolph -George Fisher, Elias Kent Kane St. Clair Co. -Thomas Messinger, James Lemon, Jr., Jepe B. Thomas (President) Union - William Echols, John Whiteaker Washington - Andrew Bankson White -Willis Hargrave, William McHenry


<div>**_William McHenry_**</div>
<div>_William McHenry was born October 3, 1771\. In the late 1790’s in Logan County KY he married Hannah Ruth Blackford. John, George, Henry H., William Jr., Martin G., Lucinda, Mary Jane and Elizabeth were the children born from this marriage. There is a reference of another son who may have been killed by Indians.

Around 1810 William, his brother Daniel and their families settled in Illinois on a major trail between Vincenees IN and US Saline’s Illinois Territory. Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards appointed William Captain of the Militia. The 4th Regiment was formed and he and his men daily searched for possible Indian uprising. In KY, William had been a member of Wayne Anthony’s Cornstalk Militia and as Lieutenant in Price’s Battalion of Mounted volunteers he fought at the battle of Fallen Timbers. In the War of 1812 he again was in the service of his country. The Black Hawk War in 1932 found him as a Major in charge of a Spy Brigade in the Mounted Volunteers. William McHenry was mustered out, August 14, 1832 at nearly 61 years of age due to ill health.

A petition, which was signed by William McHenry, was circulated in 1812 asking that Illinois be made a second-class territory. When statehood was confirmed in 1818 he was a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention and elected to the House of the First Session of the General Assembly. From then until his passing he served all but two sessions in the house or senate. Willis Hargrave and William McHenry signed the Constitution of Illinois from White County._ </div>

<div>_**Major William McHenry Family Genealogy**_</div>

1- William McHenry; b. 10-3-1771, d. 2-3-1835, married between 1792 & 1797   Hannah Ruth Blackford b. 1772,  d. 1844

2-  George McHenry; b. 9-26-1799 Warren County KY,

_2-  Henry H. McHenry; married 11-27-1833 Phoebe Rudolph _

_ 2- William McHenry Jr.; married: 9-18-1832 Louisa A. Johnson _

_ 2- Martin McHenry; b. 1808 Henderson County KY    _

2- Lucinda McHenry; married: 12-20-1819 George B. Hargrave

2- Mary Jane McHenry; married: 1-5-1838 Hugh Lucas

_ 2- Elizabeth McHenry; married: 9-27-1826 Samuel Gilson_

_ 2- Son, name unknown_


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