James McHenry

Birth: 1753, Nov. 16
Death: 1816, May 3
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1810 James McHenry doctor Baltimore Street extended WP Baltimore City
1804 James McHenry M.D. Baltimore Street Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1753
    Notes: James McHenry, Born: 16 Nov 1753 Ballymera, , Scotland
    Father: DANIEL MC HENRY
    Mother: AGNES MC HENRY
    Source: FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index™ v4.0 Film Number: 1760890
    Source:
  • Dates: 1753
    Notes: James McHenry, born 16 Nov 1753 Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland. Father: Daniel McHenry
    Source: FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index™ v4.0 Batch number: 8718780 Sheet: 1
    Source:
  • Dates: 1753-1816
    Notes:

    James MC HENRY (AFN: 8MR6-5M)
     Sex:  M
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    Event(s):
    Born:  16 Nov 1753
      Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland
    Died:  3 May 1816
      Country Estate, Fayetteville
    Buried:
      Wstmnstr Prs Chy, Baltimore, Maryland
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parents:
     Father:  Daniel MC HENRY (AFN: 8MR6-39)
     Mother:  Agnes (AFN: RC7H-41)
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Marriage(s):
     Spouse:  Margaret "Peggy" CALDWELL (AFN: 8MRX-XM)
     Marriage:  8 Jan 1784
      , , MD
    

    Source: FamilySearch® Ancestral File™ v4.19
    Source:

  • Dates: 1753-1816
    Notes: Born in County Antrim, North Ireland, November 16, 1753; arrived at Baltimore in 1771. Educated at Dublin and Newark, Del.; pupil of Dr. Benjamin Rush; accompanied Washington to Cambridge; Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A., January, 1776; Surgeon, Fifth Pennsylvania Battalion, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington; exchanged, 1778; Private Secretary and Aide-de-camp to General Washington, 1778; on the Staff of Lafayette, rank of Major, 1780; Member of Maryland Legislature, 1787; Member of United States Constitutional Convention, 1787; Member of Maryland Senate, 1781-86; Member of Congress, 1783-85; repeatedly elected to Maryland Legislature; Secretary of War, Washington’s Cabinet, 1796-1801; President, Bible Society, 1812; Trustee of Baltimore City College, 1803; Fort McHenry was named after him; through his efforts the United States Military Academy at West Point was established. Died at Baltimore, May 3, 1816.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 497
  • Dates: 1775
    Notes: “(Dr.) James McHenry arrives from Ireland.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 14
  • Dates: 1775
    Notes: James McHenry, “having made some progress in medicine,” is appointed Surgeon and with others joins the patriot army before Boston.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 657
  • Dates: 1776-1777
    Notes:

    Author:        Potts, Jonathan, 1745-1781.
    Title:         Papers, 1776-1777.
    Description:   40 items.
    Notes:         Philadelphia physician serving as Deputy Surgeon
                      General of the Northern Dept., U.S. Army, at Ticonderoga.
                   Correspondence, primarily letters received,
                      concerning medical staff and supplies, men recovering under
                      his care, conditions at other military posts, relations
                      between medical officers and line officers, and appointments;
                      correspondents include Philip Schuyler, Horatio Gates,
                      Benedict Arnold, Arthur St. Clair, Anthony Wayne, Benjamin
                      Lincoln, James McHenry, Stephen McCrea, and William Shippen,
                      Jr.  Military furlough, pass, commission and vouchers;
                      broadside appeal for medical supplies from civilians; and a
                      map of Fort Ticonderoga.
    Subjects:      Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804.
                   Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806.
                   Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.
                   St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818.
                   Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796.
                   Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810.
                   McHenry James, 1753-1816.
                   McCrea, Stephen.
                   Shippen, William, Jr.
                   United States. Continental Army. Northern Dept.
                   Medicine -- History.
                   Fortifications -- New York (State) --
                      Ticonderoga.
                   Medicine, Military -- New York (State) --
                      History.
                   Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.) -- History.
                   New York (State) -- History, Military.
                   United States -- History -- Revolution,
                      1775-1783.
                   Ticonderoga (N.Y.) -- History.
                   Broadsides. ftamc
                   Maps. ftamc
                   Physicians. lcsh
    Location:      Fort Ticonderoga Museum, Ticonderoga, NY.
    Control No.:   NYHV86-A1638
    

    Source:

  • Dates: 1778
    Notes: Dr. James McHenry becomes Secretary and Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief, General Washington.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 660
  • Dates: 1781/09/08
    Notes: Dr. James McHenry taken prisoner at Battle of Eutaw, S.C. (September 8), but released and elected member of Maryland Senate in December.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 661
  • Dates: 1781-96
    Notes: Served in Maryland Senate
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 249
  • Dates: 1783
    Notes: Dr. James McHenry, Member of Congress.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 661
  • Dates: 1783
    Notes: “Dr. James McHenry returns to Baltimore.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 15
  • Dates: 1788
    Notes: Served as Delegate to Convention to ratify U.S. Constitution, 1788
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 249
  • Dates: 1788-91
    Notes: Served in Maryland House of Delegates, 1788-91
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 249
  • Dates: 1794
    Notes: Star Fort of brick erected on Whetstone Point and called Fort McHenry, in honor of Dr. James McHenry, Secretary of War; afterwards ceded to the United States Government.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 667
  • Dates: 1799/06/06
    Notes:

    MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    
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    RECORD
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    Title Statement
    Letter : to James McHenry, 1799 Jun. 6.
    
    Title Statement
    Letter : to James McHenry, 1799 Jun. 6.
    
    General Note
    Photostat.
    
    Summary, Etc. Note
    Summary:  Discusses selection of officers for the the army; mentions
    several possible candidates: Major George Lewis, Doctor Wellford, and
    Captain Thomas Turner.
    
    Subject
    McHenry, James, 1753-1816.
    
    Name Added Entry
    Washington, George, 1732-1799.
    
    Call Number
    Vertical File
    
    Location
    Main Reading Room

    Source:

  • Dates: 1812, Feb. 14
    Notes: “House of Industry organized by Drs. Ed. Johnson, Jas. McHenry, Geo. Roberts, Jas. H. McCullough, et al. (This was the origin of the House of Refuge, 1831).”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 26
  • Dates: 1812/02/14
    Notes: House of Industry (later, 1831, House of Refuge) organized by Drs. Edward Johnson, James McHenry, George Roberts, James H. McCullough and others (February 14).
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 679
  • Dates: 1816
    Notes: “Dr. James McHenry ob. aet. 63.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 27
  • Dates: 1816
    Notes: Deaths: Drs. James McHenry, at Baltimore, May 3, aet. 63; John Neill, at Snow Hill, June, aet. 67; William Somerville, aet 54
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 682
  • Dates: 1831-1838
    Notes: Honorary M.D., Washington Medical College
    Pennsylvania
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 29