P. O. Box 132
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

717-830-5953

#12 Rural Felicity


#12 Rural Felicity

The Henry Family
3544 N CLEAR RIDGE RD
17229
Municipality: Dublin Township
Structure: 814
GPS: 40.090887 -77.994419

"Rural Felicity” is the name for the bold red and white barn quilt gracing the granary at the Henry Farm (1817-2015) at 3544 Hustontown Road in Clear Ridge. This was the name given by William Henry and it is undoubtedly based on a tune from an Irish/Scottish jig written in 1759. The Henry Farm stands on a “Clear Ridge” of incredible beauty with views of mountains both east and west and the landmark Gobbler's Knob standing center stage. The site of William Henry's (1791-1863) farm, “Rural Felicity”, could not have been better chosen for a view. For almost two hundred years the sharp hillsides, gentle hills and wooded fringe have provided equal amounts of challenge and ease for farming as any one of the six generations of farmers could tell you. The unbroken border of the running Irish chain represents the connectedness of family and the unbroken line of stewardship. The boldness of the red and white color stand for the bloodline of family and the boldness of William Henry in taming the area to provide a living. Starting in the upper left corner of the quilt and making a diagonal line to the lower right, each of the six generations of Henrys living on the farm is represented with the names, birth and death dates of the patriarch of each generation with plenty of space for future generations. This is a true heritage quilt recognizing all past generations and the contributions they have made to insure that our family will have a place we will always call home. The quilt was painted by Johnny Greathead, husband to one of the current owners of the Henry Farm.