Elias Jackson McHenry
Born Fishing Creek, Columbia Co., March 24, 1833; common schools; farming; merchant miller; House of Reps., 1875-1876, elected to the Senate, Nov. 1880, to fill vacancy by death of Hon. George D. Jackson.
From Pennsylvania Cavalcade, “The Third Day at Gettysburg: The Fishing Creek Confederacy of Columbia County”: Note: indicates that McHenry was rounded up as a draft resistor and obstructionist member of the Knights of the Golden Circle. He was almost immediately exonerated.
Died of consumption, Stillwater, Columbia County, July 5, 1883.