Henry Menard is a very recent addition to my family tree and the result of some dogged research into finding four brothers who fought in the Civil War:William Henry Hunt, Lyman Wood, Theodore Hunt and Sidney B. Wood. For the full story, see the post I have scheduled to come out on 31 December 2015!
Henry Menard and his wife Hannah are my 4th great grandparents. Since they are newly discovered, my research of them is just in the starting phases. As a result, this will be a short post.
Henry and Hannah are found in the 1850 Census, Morris County, New Jersey, living in Randolph. While the relationships are not given on this census, their grandson Sidney Wood is living in their household.
Henry is 72 years old which puts his estimated birth year around 1778. His wife, Hannah, is 70 years old which puts her estimated birth year around 1780. Both are enumerated as being born in New Jersey. Sidney Wood was only 16 years old and I have yet to find out why he was living with Henry and Hannah instead of his mother Eliza.
Given Henry’s birth year, that could mean that his father fought in the Revolutionary War. Could this be my lead to another patriot? Research will tell!
 1850 U. S. census, Morris County, New Jersey, population schedule, Randolph, p. 10A (penned), dwelling 147, family 149, Henry Menard; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 December 2014); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 458.