Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Elvira HENRY

Elvira's family contained some notable people. Her father, Bushrod Henry, was said to be collateral descendent of Patrick Henry. Bushrod was described as a "remarkable" man by one proud descendant. He was a farmer, merchant and minister of the Disciples of Christ churches throughout Illinois. He was a founder and trustee of Eureka College, Eureka, IL.
Over 600 people attended his funeral. Her brother, Beverly, was an attorney and a framer of the IL Constitution.

Elvira's name in the 1850 census was recorded as Ebin.

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