Descendants said Henry was the illegitimate son of Jefferson and court records showed Jefferson had admitted paternity. The also believed Henry was raised by his mother and step-father but it seems his Binkley grandparents kept him until at least his teen years.
Most likely Henry was named for Grandfather Binkley but he also had two uncles with the name, Henry Binkley and Henry Gundy.
Residences & events:
1900 Where was this family at census time that year?
4/29/1910 South Fork Twp, Howell Co, MO. The census taker recorde Henry F Gundy, 51, married 29 years to Mary E, 53, who had birthed 10 children, all still living. At home were Leroy E, 27, John o< 23, Robert E, 21, Frederick and Jefferson, 15, Ralph L, 11, and Ruth, 7. Henry was a general farmer, the boys were all farm laborers, some on the home farm, a couple working out. Henry and Mary were born in KY, the children all in MO. Next door was son Harry L, 28, with his grandmother Eliza A Peters, 72, and Uncle Louis Binkley, 69.
2/3/1920 Same place. Listed in the census as Henry T Gundy, he was 62 years old, was a tanner and owned the home but with a mortgage. Wive Mary E was 64, the family consisted of John D, 33, Ruth C, 17, and his 82 year old widowed mother, Eliza A Peter. Henry and Mary were both born in KY, John and Ruth in MO, Eliza in PA. Henry's father was born in the USA. Next door was harry L Gundy, 38, probably his son, also born in KY.
Some say Henry died at Willow Springs, Howell Co, MO.