MRS. M. A. HENRY, widow of James H. Henry, and the owner of a large general store at Tiltonsville, O., was born May 15, 1861, at Wheeling, W. Va., and is a daughter of Thomas and Mary Jane (Defenbaugh) Brand, both of whom were born at Wheeling, W. Va., where Samuel Brand, grandfather of Mrs. Henry, was one of the early settlers. Thomas Brand, her father, now deceased, was a lifelong resident of Wheeling, and her mother is still a resident there. The following children were born to Thomas and Mary Brand: Mary Ann, who is the subject of this sketch; Ellsworth, who is deceased; Effie, who is the wife of August Cook; William; Elizabeth, who married William Cage; and Mabel, who married William Long.
Mary Ann Brand spent her childhood in Wheeling, where she attended the public schools, and at an early age came to Tiltonsville to live with her aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Chalfant, with whom she resided until the time of her marriage. On October 17, 1876, when little past fifteen years of age, she married James H. Henry, a son of Ephraim Henry, who was one of the early settlers of Tiltonsville, O., and they had two children: Anna M., who was born October 31, 1888, married Hugh F. Cusick and they have one child, Ruby Olga, born March 19, 1909; and James H., Jr., who was born in 1892; and died at the age of twelve years and two months.