Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: William Hensley
Born: 1730/1740 in VA
Married: before 1752 in Culpeper Co, VA
Died: after 1807 in Knox Co, TN
Father: William Hensley
Mother: ?
Spouses: ?
Wife: ?
Born:
Died:
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Zachariah Hensley
Born: before 1752 in VA
Died: after 1774 in Buckingham Co, VA
Spouses:
02 (M): Samuel Hensley
Born: 19 AUG 1754 in Culpeper Co, VA
Died: 13 FEB 1841 in Washington Co, VA
Spouses: Ellinor Elliott; Margaret Crawford
03 (M): Fielding Hensley
Born: 1761/1763 in Buckingham Co, VA
Died: 1833 in Scott Co, VA
Spouses: Nancy Cornett
04 (F): Agnes Hensley
Born: 1762/1763 in VA
Died: 1840/1850 in Sullivan Co, TN
Spouses: William Godsey
05 (M): Larkin Hensley
Born: about 1765 in Buckingham Co, VA
Died: 1805/1806 in Washington Co, VA
Spouses: Sarah Childress
06 (F): Mildred Hensley
Born: 1760/1770 in VA
Died: after 1838 in Clay Co, KY
Spouses: Nathaniel Cornett
07 (M): William Hensley
Born: about 1765/1770 in VA
Died: 1817/1818 in Montgomery Co, KY
Spouses: Mary
Additional Information

William Hensley:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 6th Great Grand Father;


!REFERENCE:see my web page for this family:
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/hensley/hensley-william-buckingham-va.html


!SUMMARY. Ancestry and close relatives:
William Hensley was likely born in the 1740's considering his oldest proven children were born in the 1760's. We don't know who his parents were. There are several candidates.

Suzanne Baird suggests William *might* be a brother to her ancestor Benjamin Hensley (died 1788) of Albemarle, as they lived fairly close to one another, are about the same age, and descendants are close DNA matches. Benjamin and William are related without doubt, but are they brothers? Could be. More research and more DNA testing may help prove or disprove it.


!SUMMARY. Locations lived:
We don't know where William was born. Buckingham County was created in 1761 from Albemarle. Albemarle was created in 1744 from Goochland, but we think William moved to this area and wasn't born there.
William was in Buckingham Co., VA from the early 1770's through the mid 1790's.
William was in Washington Co., VA (now Scott Co., VA) from the mid 1790's to ca 1807.;


!SUMMARY. Wife:
No record has been found naming William's wife, or wives. He may have been married at least twice;


!SUMMARY. Children:
1 - William is the proven father of Larkin Hensley as per Chancery Court Case Heirs of Larkin Hensley vs Godsey, Benham, et al. Larkin was born in the early 1760's. He lived in Buckingham, Washington and Scott Co., VA.

2 - William Hensley is the proven father of Fielding Hensley per 1782 Buckingham Co., VA tax list. Fielding was born in the early 1760's and lived in Buckingham, Washington and Scott Co., VA.

3 - Agnes Hensley (c1763) either a single woman, or a widow of a Mr. Hensley, was associated with Fielding Hensley and also Samuel Hensley (1754). No actual proof she is a daughter or daughter-in-law of William that I'm aware of.

4 - Ichabod Hensley (c1780s) could be a grandchild of William instead of a son. However, both Fielding and Larkin named sons Ichabod, so this older one was a close relative, perhaps a younger brother of theirs, maybe a half brother considering the age difference?


!WARNING:There were at least 4 William Hensleys in Washington Co., VA at the same time. Thus it would be very easy to mix them up in the early records;


!TAXLIST:1773 Buckingham Co., VA
John Johns List
Wm Henslee, 1 tithe
Zachariah Henslee, 1 tithe
* William and Zachariah are listed with one name in between them.
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1774 Buckingham Co., VA
John Johns List
Zachariah Henslee, 1 tithe
Wm Henslee, 1 tithe;
* William and Zachariah are listed with one name in between them.
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!NAMED: 7 Mar 1781 Buckingham Co, VA Surveyors Platt Book 1762-1814 page 19 (from Ruth Muench's notes): 67 acres on Sam's Creek, a branch of Slate River. Surveyed for Thomas GODSEY 28 Nov 1769 by Henry Bell Jr. Transferred to Thomas NEWCOME of Cumberland by Thomas GODSEY in person this 16 May 1777. Transferred from said Thomas NEWCOM to William HENSLEY 7 Mar 1781. Transferred by said William HENSLEY to Nathaniel GARNETT (no date);


!TAXLIST:1782 Buckingham Co., VA
John Moseley's District
William Hensley, Fielding Hensley, 1 white tithe above 21, 1 white tithe under 21, 9 cattle, 3 horses
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1783 Buckingham Co., VA
John Moseley's District
William Hencely (alias Hensley), 1 white tithe above 21, 0 white tithe under 21, 3 horses, 9 cattle
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1784 Buckingham Co., VA
William Henceley, 1 free male above 21, 1 total tithes, 2 horses, 5 cattle
Fealan Henceley, 1 free male above 21, 1 total tithes, 1 horse, 0 cattle
* William and Fielding were listed three names apart on the page, which was alphabetical
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1785 Buckingham Co., VA
William Hencely, 1 free male above 21, 1 total tithes, 2 horses, 8 cattle
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1786 Buckingham Co., VA
William Hensley, 1 free male above 21, 1 total tithes, 1 horse, 8 cattle
Larkin Hensley, 1 free male above 21, 1 total tithes, 0 horses, 0 cattle
* William and Larkin listed next to each other on the page, which was alphabetical
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!NAMED:16 Feb 1786 Buckingham Co, VA Land Grant Book No 11 page 705 (from Ruth Muench's notes): Judith GODSEY, 275 acres on each side of Johns Court House Road. Capt John Moseley's line and Pittman's lines, John Hooper's Line, Hanckock's line, William HENSLEY's line, Patrick Smith's line, grant dated 22 Aug 1787;


!TAXLIST:1787 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones District
William Hensley, 7 May 1787, 1 free male above 21, 1 horse, 9 cattle
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1788 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District
William Hensley, 27 Jun 1788, 1 free tithes, 1 horse
* No longer listed cattle on tax list.
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1789 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District
William Henseley, 13 Apr 1789, 1 free tithes, 1 horse
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1790 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District
William Henseley, 4 Sep 1790, 1 free tithes, 1 horse
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!CENSUS:1790 Lost for Virginia;


!TAXLIST:1791 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District
William Henseley, 8 Aug 1791, 1 free tithes, 1 horse
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1792 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District
William Henseley, 11 Jun 1792, 1 free tithes, 4 horses
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1793 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District:
William Hensley, 1 white tithe, 3 horses;


!TAXLIST:1793 Washington Co., VA Personal Property *
Walter Preston's
William Hancley 0 white tithes
William Hancley 0 white tithes
* I don't know if either of these is the same William from Buckingham for he was still being listed in Buckingham through 1797. However, that he had no tithes in Washington suggests he had a house there but wasn't living in it yet;


!TAXLIST:1794 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District:
William Hensley, 1 white tithe, 2 horses;


!TAXLIST:1794 Washington Co., VA Personal Property*
Walter Preston's
William Hencly 0 white tithes
William Hencly Jr 0 white tithes
* I don't know if either of these is the same William from Buckingham for he was still being listed in Buckingham through 1797. However, that he had no tithes in Washington suggests he had a house there but wasn't living in it yet;


!TAXLIST:1795 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District:
William Hensley, 1 white tithe, 3 horses;


!TAXLIST:1795 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Matthew Willoughby's
*William Hensley 1 white tithe
*This could be the other William since only one was listed;


!TAXLIST:1796 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District:
William Hensley, 1 white tithe, 3 horses;


!TAXLIST:1796 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Matthew Willoughby's
*William Hensly 1 white tithe, 1 horse
*This could be the other William since only one was listed;


!TAXLIST:1797 Buckingham Co., VA
Josias Jones' District:
William Hensley, 1 white tithe, 3 horses;


!TAXLIST:1797 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Matthew Willoughby's
*William Hensley 1 white tithe, 1 horse
*This could be the other William since only one was listed;


!TAXLIST:1798 Buckingham Co., VA
William Hensley NOT Listed, nor any other Hensleys;


!TAXLIST:1798 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Matthew Willoughby's
William Hensley Jr 1 white tithe
William Hensley Sr 1 white tithe 1 horse;


!TAXLIST:1799 Buckingham Co., VA
William Hensley NOT Listed, nor any other Hensleys;


!TAXLIST:1799 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hensly Jr 1 white tithe 1 horse
William Hensly Sr & son (not named) 2 white tithes 4 horses;


!TAXLIST:1800 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hensly Sr 1 white tithe 3 horses
William Hensly Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!CENSUS:1800 Lost for Virginia;


!TAXLIST:1801 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hensly Sr 1 white tithe 4 horses
William Hensly Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!TAXLIST:1802 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hensly Sr 1 white tithe 4 horses
William Hensly Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!TAXLIST:1803 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hansly Sr 1 white tithe 6 horses
William Hansly Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!TAXLIST:1804 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hansly Sr 1 white tithe 4 horses
William Hansly Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!TAXLIST:1805 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hensley Sr 1 white tithe 4 horses
William Hensley Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!TAXLIST:1806 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hensly Sr 1 white tithe 4 horses
William Hensly Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!TAXLIST:1807 Washington Co., VA Personal Property
Lower District
William Hensley 1 white tithe 5 horses
William Hensly Jr 1 white tithe 0 horses;


!LAND ENTRY:1806 Knox Co., TN 159 1/2 acres William Hensley by "right of occupancy". Grant to him at some point. Not sure if this same William. However, Ichabod Hensley purchased this land in 1819 sold for back taxes, and he sold it in 1820. This connection strongly suggests this is William Hensley Sr. On the other hand, perhaps he had a son named William and it's him.;


!CENSUS:1810 x

(01) Zachariah Hensley:

Notes:

!REFERENCE:See my web page for this family:
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/hensley/hensley-zachariah-buckingham-va.html


!NOTES:We only have two records for Zachariah, the 1773 and 1774 tax lists. Those indicate he was 21 and up, so born ca 1752 or before. He was listed near William Hensley (1740's) who could be his older brother or perhaps even his father if we have William's birth date estimated incorrectly.


!NOTES:William's proven son Fielding Hensley named one of his children Zachariah, perhaps in honor of this Zachariah?;



!TAXLIST:1773 Buckingham Co., VA
John Johns List
Wm Henslee, 1 tithe
Zachariah Henslee, 1 tithe
* The two men above are on lines 22 and 24 on the page
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;


!TAXLIST:1774 Buckingham Co., VA
John Johns List
Zachariah Henslee, 1 tithe
Wm Henslee, 1 tithe;
* The two men above are on lines 42 and 44 on the page
Source: Crouse, Randy F. McNew, "Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792", 2017. Print.;

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