While in Tennessee, Henry traveled to Clarksville in search of auction merchandise. While there he met and eventually married Sarah Ann White on October 15, 1849.

The White family was fairly new to America, having recently immigrated from Ireland. William White, Sarah Ann’s father, was the first of his line to be born in America. He was born in 1800 in New Jersey. In 1831, the White family moved to Clarksville, TN.