Stephen Henry was born near the town of Carleton, Carroll county, Missouri, February 1, 1824. His father, George Henry, was a native of Virginia, and a farmer by occupation. His mother was a native of Ohio. Mr. Henry received his early education and training in his native State, and at the age of eighteen went with his father to Platte county, Missouri, where he was engaged in farming for one season, then came to Daviess county and located in Monroe township where he now resides. During the war Mr. Hemry was enrolled in the home guards, and was in action at intervals until peace was restored.
His marriage occurred April 20, 1859, at which time he was united to Miss Harriet Houston, of Daviess county, daughter of George B. and Lemenda Munday Houston. Nine children have been born to them: Cora, George, deceased, Nellie, deceased, Mary L., Louretta E., Edith B., deceased, Egbert H., Grace and Homer B.