Allen Hensley (c1818-1870/80) and Mary Ann Williams of TN and KY

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The author (Marty Grant) is not related to Allen Hensley as far as can be determined. Allen did live in the same county (Monroe Co, TN) as my ancestor Samuel Hensley (1801-1852).

Note: This page consists of the combined research of myself and Deborah Burgess who is a descendant of Allen Hensley.

Allen Hensleyís exact birth date is unknown. His age varies from census to census. In 1850 he was 32, so born ca 1817-1818; in 1860 he was 48 or born ca 1811-1812; and in 1870 he was 50, or born ca 1819-20. The 1850 and 1870 record are fairly close to each other so we can probably safely say he was born between ca 1817 and 1820. That narrows it down enough.

Allen Hensley was born in Tennessee [Proven by 1850 and 1860 census] though the 1870 census gives his birth place as South Carolina, but that seems unlikely and in disagreement with other records. We donít know what Tennessee county he was born in. His first records are in Monroe County. He may have been born there, but he probably was born somewhere else and moved there while young, but that is just speculation. [Monroe County was formed in 1819 from Indian lands and Roane County.] One secondary record lists his birth place as "Nashville, Tennessee" which seems unlikely, but possible.  [Missouri Death Certificate # 43723 for John Harvey Hensley (son of Allen) which lists his father as "Allen Hensley" born Nashville, TN. The informant was Will Burns who was probably Johnís brother-in-law or nephew by marriage. Not someone in a position to know that sort of thing.]

Allen Hensleyís parents are unknown. So far no direct evidence has been found linking him to any other Hensley families. He has been circumstantially linked with several Hensleys, mainly by living in the same counties. There were other Hensleys in Monroe County at the same time he was there, but we have not been able to positively connect any of them to Allen. Trent Hensley (1770/80) could be his father, or perhaps Temple Hensley (1760/70) instead. Both were old enough, and both lived in Monroe Co, TN when Allen did, and both of them had apparent sons Allenís age as of the 1830 census. Very little is known about them except they came from the Washington County, Virginia area before moving into Tennessee. (Temple and Trent may be brothers, but that is not proven either).

There is a Phillip Hensley (1800/10) who could be Allenís brother, but that is not proven, though they may have lived in the same section of Monroe County, but that isnít quite proven either.

The 1820 census is lost for eastern Tennessee, including Monroe County, so we canít determine if any Hensleys were in Monroe County at that time. Allen would only have been 1 or 2 years old then.

The 1830 census shows several Hensleys in Monroe County. Allen Hensley would have been about 10-12 years old in 1830. He should be home with his parents at this time. Unfortunately the 1830 census does not list names except the head of household. Everyone else in a household was listed by age and sex categories. There were eight Hensley families living in Monroe County in 1830 (Phillip, Samuel, Thomas, Benjamin, Randle, Trent, Temple and another Benjamin Hensley). Allen ought to be enumerated in the column for males aged 10-14 (which is those born ca 1815-20 which fits Allenís approximate birth date). Only three of the Monroe County Hensley families of 1830 had one or more males in that age group: Trent, Temple and Benjamin Hensley.

Logically you might conclude that one of them has to be Allenís father, but that isnít necessarily the case. Allen may not have even lived in Monroe County yet by 1830. The 1830 census alone is not sufficient evidence to link Allen to Trent, Temple or Benjamin Hensley. However, if we ignore those exceptions, we could say that Trent and Temple should be the prime suspects. We can eliminate Benjamin from consideration because we already know who his 10-14 year old son was (Ralzamore M. Hensley) as proven by other sources.

Further research may show whether Temple or Trent Hensley could be Allenís father. Unfortunately the 1830 census is the last record we have for both Temple and Trent Hensley. They apparently died in the 1830's probably right there in Monroe County, Tennessee.

Allen Hensley married Mary Ann Williams sometime in the 1830's but before 1838. No marriage record was found for them in Monroe County, so they could have married somewhere else, but early marriage records for Monroe County are incomplete.

Mary Ann Williams was born ca 1821-22. [Per her age on the 1850 census of "28"] Her exact birth date is unknown, but her age is fairly consistent from census to census (with one exception). In 1850 she was 28 (born ca 1821-22); in 1860 she was 36 (born ca 1823-24); in 1870 she was 43 (ca 1826-27); and in 1880 she was 57 (born ca 1822-23). The 1870 census entry is off but it also has other problems so should not be relied upon.

She was born somewhere in South Carolina, county unknown. [Per the 1850, 1860 and 1880 census.]

Mary Annís maiden name of "Williams" is proven by several records, and is also based on the fact that a woman named Ellender Williams was living with her and Allen in 1850 and 1860. The census does not state the relationship but it seems very likely that she is Mary Annís mother. They were both born in South Carolina, so the relationship seems likely. Why else would she be living there? Of course she could be an unmarried aunt instead, but mother seems most likely.

Mary Annís father has not been identified yet, other than as a Mr. Williams. Mary Annís mother was named Ellender and was born ca 1801 in South Carolina. We donítí know her maiden name. Mr. Williams apparently died before 1840 in Monroe County, Tennessee. Ellender seems to be living with Allen and Mary in 1840 (or someone her age is with them, no names are given), and she is definitely with them in 1850 and 1860. No record of her after 1860. So she probably died after 1860, probably in Roane County, Tennessee. Mary Annís 1880 census entry shows that she (Mary Ann) was born in South Carolina (which is correct) and that her father was born "At Sea" which may be true, or maybe not. The only reason I doubt it is that Mary Ann lists her motherís birth place as "England" when other records clearly show Ellender was born in South Carolina. Unfortunately we have no other records to compare this to.

Allen Hensley was listed on the 1840 census in Monroe County, Tennessee. Their were five Hensley households in all that year in Monroe County. None of the other Hensleys were listed near Allen (they were Thomas, Samuel, Stephen and Phillip Hensley). See their pages for more on them.

Allen was listed in the 27th Regiment of Monroe County in 1840. Neighbors on either side of them were William Upton Jr and Daniel Thompson. Allenís household included 2 apparent sons, his wife and an older woman who is probably Mary Annís mother Ellender Williams. They owned no slaves.

1840 CENSUS

Monroe County, Tennessee Page 195 (National Archives Microfilm M704-528)

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1840 Census Analysis
Enumerations				Who it probably is:
1 Male 20-29 (ca 1810/20)=		Allen Hensley (c1818)
2 Males under 5 (ca 1835/40)=		William R. Hensley (1838) son
      					Son? (1835/40) Ė> not with family in 1850
1 Female 40-49 (ca 1790/1800)=		Ellender (ó) Williams (c1800/01) mother-in-law
1 Female 15-19 (ca 1820/25)=		Mary Ann Williams Hensley (c1822) wife

There was an "extra" son with them in 1840, who has not been identified. He may have died young, sometime between 1840 and 1850. On the other hand he may have been a nephew or someone else just living with them at that time and not their son. There is no way to be sure.

Allen and family were listed on the 1850 census in Monroe County, Tennessee. This was the first census to list all family members by name. There were four other Hensley families listed in Monroe that year also, but none were listed anywhere near Allen's family. They were: Catherine Hensley (c1828 TN) living with a West family; Nancy Hensley (widow of Phillip) and her children; Samuel Hensley and family and his brother Thomas Hensley and his family.

Allen and family were the only Hensleys in the 12th Civil District in 1850. Their next door neighbors on either side were the family of Sarah Henry and family and W. K. Waugh and family. No known relation to either of them. They appear to be in the neighborhood of Hopewell Springs which is north east of Madisonville about halfway between that town and Tellico River. I canít be sure how close they were to the present town of Hopewell Springs, but somewhere in that general area.

1850 CENSUS

Monroe County, Tennessee, Page 64 (National Archives Microfilm M432-891)
Township: 12th Civil District
3 Oct 1850
House # 879 / Family # 879

Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real Value	Birth Place

Alen Hensley		32	M	W	Laborer	0			Ten.	*
Mary Ann ď		28	F	W					SC	*
William ď		12	M	W					Ten.
Josephine ď		9	F	W					ď	Ü
Martha ď		6	F	W					ď
John ď			3	M	W					ď
Francis			2/12	M	W					ď
Elender Williams	49	F	W					SC

* Can not read or write
Ü Attended School within the year

By 1857 Allen Hensley and family had moved a few miles to the northwest into neighboring Roane County, Tennessee (it bordered Monroe then, but does not now) and was listed on the 1857 tax list in that county. He was listed in the 13th Civil District, Alen Hensley, and taxed for 1 poll (himself, presumably).

I donít know why they moved there. There were Hensleys in that county before them, but not in that particular district. Robert Hensley (1760) and his son Benjamin Hensley (1797) were in Roane County for several years. It is unknown if they were closely related to Allen Hensley. Iíve seen no evidence to suggest that they were related to him. They lived in the section of Roane that later became Loudon County (in 1870) which was well to the southeast of where Allen and family lived.

Allen Hensley and family were listed on the 1860 census in Roane County, Tennessee. There were several other Hensleys in the county as well, but in other districts and not near Allen who was in the 13th Civil District, where his was the only Hensley family listed. They seem to be living in the area in extreme north western Roane County near the present town of Rockwood. Their 1860 Post office was listed as Post Oak Springs. There is a Postoak community and a Postoak Creek near Rockwood.

Their neighbors in 1860 on either side were the families of James Cook and William M. Ellis, no known relation to the Hensleys. Note that Allenís age is off on this entry. Mary Annís mother Ellender was still living with them.

1860 CENSUS

Roane County, Tennessee, Page 217 (National Archives Microfilm M653-1269)
Handwritten Page 231
Township: 13th District
Post Office: Post Oak Springs
14 Aug 1860
House # 1749 / Family # 1616

Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place

Allen Hensley		48	M	W	Laborer	$ 0 / $ 60			Tenn.	*
Mary A. ď		36	F	W						SC	*
Margaret J. ď		18	F	W						Tenn.	Ü
Martha C. ď		15	F	W						ď	Ü
John H. ď		11	M	W						ď
Alx ď			6	M	W						ď
Thos A. ď		3	M	W						ď
Ellender Williams	59	F	W						SC

* Unable to read or write
Ü Attended School within the year

At some point in the 1860's the family moved into Kentucky. Perhaps the Civil War (1861-1865) caused hardships and motivated them to move. They moved to Livingston County, Kentucky which is on the Ohio River opposite the state of Illinois. This is quite a distance from Roane County, Tennessee.

I donít know what drew the family to that location. Perhaps they had relatives already there. Livingston County was formed in 1798. There were no Hensleys in that county prior to the 1860's as far as I know. For the 1870 census Allen and family are living next door to the Nathaniel Hensley family. He and his family members were mostly born in Indiana. Other records show him to be a son of Berryman Hensley. Who is he to Allen? A logical conclusion would be he was somehow related to Allen Hensley, certainly a cousin at the least. The 1870 census entry contains some mistakes for Allenís family, listing Allen as being born in South Carolina and Mary as being born in Alabama. The children were correctly listed as being born in Tennessee. Nathaniel and family were listed as born in Indiana, though other records show them all from Kentucky. Nathaniel's age is off as well. It could be pure coincidence that they wound up as neighbors, but that is hard to accept.

1870 CENSUS

Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 164B (National Archives Microfilm M593-482)
Handwritten Page No. 24
Township: Carrsville District No. 5
Post office: Smithland City
5 Sep 1870
House # 164 / Family # 169

Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place

A. Hensley		50	M	W	Farm Laborer	$ 0 / $ 200		S. Carolina	*
Mary A.			43	F	W	Keeping House				Alabama		*
Alexander		16	M	W	Farm Laborer				Tennessee	*
Thomas A. 		15	M	W	Farm Laborer				ď	*Ü
Rufus			9	M	W						ď

* Cannot Write
Ü Cannot Read

At first I had some doubt that the above was the same family but the names and children all match in spite of the other problems such as the birth places. Other records do confirm that Allen and family lived in this county.

Allen Hensley died sometime between 1870 and 1880. I donít know if he died in Livingston County or in neighboring Crittenden County (where his wife and children were living in 1880).

Members of Allenís family moved into neighboring Crittenden County sometime before 1880. I donít know if Allen died before or after the move. Mary and some of her children and grandchildren were listed on the 1880 census there. They were living in Hurricane Township. There were no other Hensleys in that county in 1880 other than Mary and family. Her son Thomas was married by this time and living nearby. Maryís birth place is listed correctly, but she lists her fatherís birth place as "At Sea" which is interesting, except that she also lists her motherís birth place as "England" when other records clearly show her mother was born in South Carolina. That brings her fatherís birth place into question, and it should also be noted that her surname is spelled wrong as well, so it begs the question as to who reported their data to the census taker, a neighbor perhaps?

1880 CENSUS

Crittenden County, Kentucky, Page 73B (National Archives Microfilm T9-410)
Township: Hurricane Precinct
Handwritten Page : 26
Supervisorís District: 7
Enumeration District No. 57
18 & 19 June 1880
House # 244 / Family # 245

Name			Race	Sex	Age	Rela	Marital	Occupation	Birth Place/F/M

Mary A. Hencely		W	F	57		W	Keeping House	SC-At Sea-England
John			W	M	32	Son	W	Laborer		TN-TN-SC
Alexander		W	M	26	Son	S	Laboring on Farm TN-TN-SC
William F.		W	M	6	Gr-S	S			KY-TN-VA

The 1890 census is lost.

Mary Ann Williams Hensley died sometime after 1880, presumably in Crittenden County, Kentucky. She did not appear to be listed on the 1900 census as far as I could find, so she must have died between 1880 and 1900.


Children of Allen Hensley and Mary Ann Williams. They had eight children as proven by the various census records and other sources.

Unknown Son (1835/40)

William Richardson Hensley (1838)

Margaret Josephine Hensley (c1841)

Martha Caroline Hensley (1845)

John Harvey Hensley (c1847)

Francis Hensley (c1850)

Alexander Hensley (c1854)

Thomas A. Hensley (c1857)

Rufus Hensley (c1861)


Unknown Son (1835/40). Allen Hensley had an apparent son this age. He was with him for the 1840 census (age "under 5", born ca 1835/40), but gone by 1850, so probably had died by then. It is entirely possible this wasn't a son at all, but just someone else who happened to be living with them in 1840. It is also possible that it was a son, but that he didn't die before 1850, but wasn't home then for some reason (at school, hired out, etc.) and by 1860 he was on his on somewhere.


William Richardson Hensley was born 20 Mar 1838 (per Kim Rice, a descendant of his.) This birth date matches his age on the 1850 census of 12 (born ca 1837-38).

He was born in Tennessee, presumably in Monroe County.

His middle name of "Richardson" may be a family name. Nathaniel Hensley (1809) who was a next door neighbor to Williamís father in 1870, was a grandson of Richardson Hensley (1748-1823) of Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. Was William named for him? Or is this just a coincidence? "Richardson" is a pretty common surname, and a pretty common middle name, so it may not mean much in this case, though it may be quite significant.

William Hensley would have been 2 years old in 1840. His parents did have two boys aged "under 5" with them in 1840 in Monroe. One of them was certainly William.

William was home with his parents for the 1850 census in Monroe County, Tennessee, listed as 12 years old.

Williamís parents moved to neighboring Roane County, Tennessee before 1857, but William may have remained in Monroe for awhile afterwards or else returned there, for on 10 Sep 1858 "W. R. Hensley" married "Mary Ann Raulson" in Monroe County.

Mary Ann Roilston (or Raulston) was born ca 1841/42. [Per her age on the 1860 census. Researcher Kim Rice lists Mary Annís birth date as 28 Nov 1840.] She was born in Tennessee, but I donít know what county, perhaps Monroe or Roane, though that is just a guess.

I believe Mary was a daughter of John Raulston and Margaret (ó). I have no direct proof of this, but they did live next door to William Hensley and wife Mary in 1860. I tried to find the John Raulston family on the 1850 census but was unsuccessful.

William and family moved to Roane County before 1860, but he did not live in the same section as his parents. They lived in the 13th Civil District, while William lived in the 5th District which later became Loudon County (in 1870).

They were listed in Roane County on the 1860 census. They were living next door to John and Margaret Raulston on one side (Maryís parents?) and Mitchell Raulston on the other side (Maryís brother?) There were no other Hensleys listed nearby, but the John and Catherine Hensley family were also in the 5th Civil District, but not nearby. John Hensley was born ca 1838 in North Carolina (county unknown) and married Catherine Wallace on 2 Nov 1853 in Roane Co, TN. He died in1862 in the Civil War, and Catherine married Henry Miles on 21 Oct 1866 in Roane County. I donít know who John Hensleyís parents were. He is the right age to be the unknown son of Allen Hensley, but Allen already has a proven son named "John" so this other John can't be his also.

1860 CENSUS

Roane County, Tennessee, Page 152B (National Archives Microfilm M653-1269)
Handwritten Page: 102
Township: 5th District
Post Office: Loudon, Tenn.
10 July 1860

Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place

House 772 / Family # 711
John Raulston		40	M	W	Laborer		$ 0	/ $ 200		Tennessee
Margaret		35	F	W						ď
Geo. W.			13	M	W						ď
Hester E.		4	F	W						ď

House 773 / Family # 712
Wm Hensley		24	M	W			$ 0	/ $ 50		ď
Mary A.			18	F	W						ď
Geo. R.			8/12	M	W						ď

House 774 / Family # 713
Mitchell Raulston	22	M	W	Laborer		$ 0	/ $ 50		ď
Clementine		24	F	W						ď
John H.			1	M	W						ď
Margaret J.		1/12	F	W						ď

In October 1865, William R. Hensley and Ebenezer West were granted a liquor license in Roane County. 

During the 1860's, William and family moved into neighboring Knox County, Tennessee. They were listed on the 1870 census in Knox County in the 10th Civil District, somewhere near Concord (which was their post office in 1870). Concord is south west of Knoxville, and only about 12 miles from Loudon town (which was their post office back in 1860), so they apparently did not move too far.

There were several other Hensleys in the 10th Civil District as well, including the family of Eliza W. Hensley who was just six houses from William in 1870. (More on her shortly). None of the others were that close.

1870 CENSUS

Knox County, Tennessee, Page 195B (National Archives Microfilm M593-1541)
Handwritten Page No. 30
Township: Civil District No. 10
Post office: Concord
23 Aug 1870

Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place

House # 203 / Family # 200
William Hensley		40	M	W	Farm Hand	$ 0	/ $ 100		Tennessee
Mary			34	F	W	Keeping House				ď
George			11	M	W	at home					ď
James			10	M	W	at home					ď
Margaret		7	F	W	at home					ď
William			5	M	W	at home					ď
Mary			4/12	F	W	born Jan				ď

House # 209 / Family # 206
Eliza Hensley		50	F	W	Keeping House				Tennessee
John			16	M	W	Farm Hand				ď
William Tucker		10(19?)	M	W	Brickyard Hand				ď

So who was Eliza Hensley? She was Eliza W. Hensley, born ca 1820 in Tennessee. She never married, but had several children out of wedlock. She was in Blount Co, TN in 1850 and 1860, moving to neighboring Knox County in the 1860's. Her children were Elizabeth Jane Hensley (c1842) who married Isaac Tucker; John L. Hensley (c1854) and William Hensley (c1859). Elizaís parents are unknown.

Eliza W. Hensley (c1820) could easily be a sister to Allen Hensley (c1818) so therefore William Hensleyís aunt. This is just speculation of course, but Blount County borders Monroe County where Allen was from.

William Richardson Hensley and family left Knox County and moved south to Lawrence County, Alabama around ca 1875. I donít know what drew them there. There were other Hensleys in that county, but not in the same district they moved to.

1880 CENSUS

Lawrence County, Alabama, Page 315B (National Archives Microfilm T9-18)
Township: Township 5, Range 6, Beat No. 1
Handwritten Page : 18
Supervisorís District: 1
Enumeration District No. 164
11 June 1880
House # 160 / Family # 160

Name			Race	Sex	Age	Rela	Marital	Occupation	Birth Place/F/M

W. R. Hensley		W	M	46		M	Farming 	TN-VA-TN
Mary A.			W	F	41	Wife	M	Keeping House	TN-TN-TN
George R.		W	M	20	Son	S	Laborer		TN-TN-TN
James H.		W	M	19	Son	S	ď		TN-TN-TN
Margaret		W	F	16	Dau	S			TN-TN-TN
Oma A.			W	F	6	Dau	S			TN-TN-TN
Blancey C.		W	F	5	Dau	S			AL-TN-TN
Daisy D.		W	F	2	Dau	S			AL-TN-TN

The 1890 census is lost.

Researcher Kim Rice says that William Hensley died in 1894 and is buried in Rockwood in Roane County, Tennessee. We donít know what her source for this information is. Apparently, William and family must have moved back to that area in the 1880's. This sounds reasonable for Rockwood is the community where Williamís parents were living in 1860. There is evidence to show some of their children were in Roane County after 1880, so that seems to confirm that William and Mary Ann came back there as well.

I was unable to find Mary Ann on the 1900 census, so she may have died before then. I did find their son George R. Hensley in Roane County in 1900. He had a younger sister (Alice-1882) living with him. That probably means that their mother was dead by then. Alice was born in Alabama, so they apparently moved from Alabama back to Tennessee between 1882 and 1894 (Williamís death year).

Mary Ann Raulston Hensley is apparently buried in Roane County, Tennessee. No cemetery information has been located yet.

William R. Hensley and Mary Ann Raulston had nine children as proven by the various census records.

  • George R. Hensley (1859 Roane Co, TN). With his parents in 1860, 1870 and 1880. Married with children by 1900 in Roane Co, TN.
  • James H. Hensley (1860 Roane Co, TN). With his parents in 1870 and 1880. Not found in Roane Co, TN in 1900.
  • Margaret Hensley (c1863 Roane Co, TN). With her parents in 1870 and 1880.
  • William Hensley (c1865 Roane Co, TN). He was with his parents in 1870 in Knox Co, TN, but not with them in 1880. May have died 1870-80.
  • Mary Hensley (1870 Knox Co, TN). She was with her parents in 1870 in Knox Co, TN, but not with them in 1880. May have died 1870-80.
  • Oma A. Hensley (c1874 Knox Co, TN). She was with her parents in 1880 in Lawrence Co, AL.
  • Blanchey C. Hensley (c1875 Lawrence Co, AL). She was with her parents in 1880 in Lawrence Co, AL.
  • Daisy D. Hensley (c1878 Lawrence Co, AL). She was with her parents in 1880 in Lawrence Co, AL.
  • Alice C. Hensley (1882 Lawrence Co, AL). She was living with her brother George in 1900 in Roane County.

  • Margaret Josephine Hensley was born ca 1840-41 (based on her age on the 1850 census of 9 years).

    She was born in Tennessee, presumably in Monroe County.

    Her full name must be "Margaret Josephine" because in 1850 she was listed as "Josephine" but in 1860 she was listed as "Margaret J." Apparently she used "Josephine" as her main name.

    Josephine was home with her parents for the 1850 census in Monroe County, Tennessee, listed as 9 years old. The census entry for her shows that she had attended school within the year.

    Her parents moved to neighboring Roane County, Tennessee before 1857, and Josephine went with them.

    Josephine was listed with her parents on the 1860 census in Roane County, Tennessee.

    On 27 Dec 1860, "Josephine Hensley" married Thomas Hudson in Roane County, Tennessee. (Note, "Hudson" is often spelled "Hutson" instead).

    Thomas Hudson was born 22 Oct 1837 in Halifax County, Virginia, a son of Ward Hudson and Martha Vaughn (Birth place, date and parents proven by Thomas' Death Certificate # 29168).

    For the 1860 census, Thomas Hudson was living with Wiley Hudson (c1827 VA) (his brother?) in Roane County, just two houses from Allen Hensley and family. Thomas was listed as age 22 (born ca 1837-38) and born in Tennessee. Later records give his birthplace as Virginia.

    Around 1864 or so, the Hutsons moved to Livingston County, Kentucky, followed shortly by Josephineís parents.

    Thomas and Josephine and family were listed on the 1870 census in Livingston County, Kentucky. They were in the same district with her parents, but not listed near them. R. Hutson (c1835), a brother perhaps?

    1870 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 168 (National Archives Microfilm M593-482)
    Handwritten Page No. (blank)
    Township: Carrsville Precinct No. 5
    Post office: Smithland, KY
    8 Sep 1870
    House # 216 / Family # 222
    
    Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place
    
    Thomas Hutson		29	M	W	Farmer		$ 0	/ $ 500		Virginia
    Josephine		28	F	W	Keeping House				Tennessee
    John			7	M	W						ď
    Henry			5	M	W						Kentucky
    Mary			1	F	W						ď
    

    Margaret Josephine Hensley Hutson died on 17 Mar 1876 in Livingston County, Kentucky. Her death record showed "Margaret J. Hutson," white, female, aged 34, born in Tennessee. Parents listed as Allen and Mary A. Hensley, father born Tennessee, motherís birth place not listed. [Livingston County, Kentucky Death Register 1876, page 55.]

    Thomas Hutson and children were listed on the 1880 census in Livingston County. The household was quite large with other relatives living there as well, including Thomasís second wife Catherine Heath whom he had married 24 Oct 1878 in Livingston Co, KY. "Heath" appears to have been her married name and not her maiden name. One of the women in the household was listed as Thomasí mother, but I donít think she was his mother, but probably the mother of his wife Catherine instead. Her name was Susannah Harrell. If that is Catherine's mother, then perhaps Harrell is Catherine's maiden name. It is possible that two households were accidentally listed as one here, or then again, all these folks could have been under one roof.

    1880 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 387D (National Archives Microfilm T9-429)
    Township: Carrsville Mag. Distr # 5
    Handwritten Page : 48
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 84
    28 June 1880
    House # 432 / Family # 432
    
    Name			Race	Sex	Age	Rela	Marital	Occupation	Birth Place/F/M
    
    Thomas Hutson		W	M	42		M	Farmer		VA-VA-VA
    Catherine Hutson	W	F	40	Wife	M			TN-TN-NC
    John Hutson		W	M	17	Son	S			TN-TN-TN
    Henry Hutson		W	M	14	Son	S			TN-TN-TN
    J. Mary Hutson		W	F	11	Dau	S			TN-TN-TN
    A. Ida Hutson		W	F	9	Dau	S			KY-TN-TN
    Rettice Barr		W	F	24	Niece 	W			KY-KY-TN
    B. Sarah Barr		W	F	8	Niece				KY-KY-KY
    Hesekiah Barr		W	M	5	Nephew				KY-KY-KY
    Susan Harrell*		W	F	70	Mother				NC-NC-NC
    T. John Chittendon	W	M	60	(blank)	M	Farmer		NY-ENG-NY
    Ruth Harris		W	F	4	Dau				KY-KY-KY
    Maggie Harris		W	F	1	Dau				KY-KY-KY
    
    * May say Harvel instead of Harrell
    

    The 1890 census is lost.

    Thomas Hudson and family were listed on the 1900 census in Livingston County.

    1900 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 290 (National Archives Microfilm T623-539)
    Township: Lola
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 59
    Sheet No. 7A
    19 June 1900
    House # 128 / Family # 130
    
    Name			Rela	R/S	Birth/Age	Mar/Ch	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    Thomas Hudson		Head	W M	Oct 1837 62	M 22	VA-VA-VA 	Farmer
    Cathrine		Wife	W F	Jun 1838 61	M 22 0-0 TN-NC-NC
    John			Son	W M	Mar 1863 37	S	TN-VA-TN
    Mary			Dau	W F	May 1870 30	Wd 0-0	KY-VA-TN
    Ida			Dau	W F	May 1872 28	S	KY-VA-TN
    Owen May		Boarder W M	Feb 1877 23	S	KY-KY-KY 	Farmer
    

    Thomasís wife Catherine apparently died between 1900 and 1910 for he was listed as a widower in 1910.

    Thomas and son John were together on the 1910 census in Livingston County. The census taker did not number the households or families like he was supposed to.

    1910 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 114B (National Archives Microfilm T624-491)
    Township: Magisterial District No. 7
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 108
    Sheet No. 8B
    3 May 1910
    House # (none) / Family # (none)
    
    Name			Rela	S/R	Age	Mar/Ch	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    Thomas Hudson		Head	M W	72	Wd	VA-VA-VA 	Farmer
    John			Son	M W	46	S	TN-VA-TN 	None-Afflicted
    

    Thomas Hudson married a third time on 2 May 1911 in Livingston Co, KY to Harriett A. Montgomery.

    Thomas Hudson died on 8 Nov 1911 (per death certificate) in Livingston County, and is buried there at the Hopewell Cemetery.

    Thomas Hudson and Margaret Josephine Hensley had five children. Four are proven by various census records, one more proven by Livingston County Death Records.

    • John Hudson (Mar 1863 Roane Co, TN). With his parents in 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910. Listed as "afflicted" on the 1910 census. Died 20 Sep 1911 (**source?). Apparently never married.
    • Henry Hudson (Mar 1866 Livingston Co, KY). With his parents in 1870 and 1880. He is married with his own family in 1900 Livingston Co, KY.
    • J. Mary Hudson (May 1870 Livingston Co, KY). With parents in 1870, 1880 and 1900. Listed as widowed in 1900. Not with father in 1910.
    • A. Ida Hudson (May 1872 Livingston Co, KY). With parents in 1880 and 1900.
    • Martha Hudson (April 1874 - 18 Sep 1875 Livingston Co, KY). Name recorded in Livingston County Death Register 1875, page 47. Listed as "Martha Hutson" aged 1 year and 5 months, died of Bowel Complaint. Parents Thomas and Margaret J. Hutson.

    Martha Caroline Hensley was born 15 Feb 1845 (per her death certificate). This roughly coincides with her age on the various census entries. Her middle name of "Caroline" is also proven by her death certificate.

    Martha Hensley was born in Monroe County, Tennessee (as proven by her death certificate). The birth record of her son Leonidas Thompson shows his mother was born in Roane County, Tennessee. Either could be correct, but we have no evidence that Marthaís parents were in Roane County at the time Martha was born. Death certificates are notoriously inaccurate about birth places and parents names, so one would assume the birth record of her son may have more accurate information, but it all depends on who provided the information to the record keeper. Was it Martha herself? She should know where she was born. Perhaps Mr. Thompson provided the data and was confused, knowing she had lived in Roane County before coming to Kentucky and assumed she was born there.

    Martha was home with her parents for the 1850 census in Monroe County, Tennessee, listed as 6 years old.

    Her parents moved to neighboring Roane County, Tennessee before 1857, and Martha accompanied them.

    Martha was listed with her parents on the 1860 census in Roane County, Tennessee, listed as 15 years old. This census shows that she had attended school within the census year.

    Martha Hensley married George W. Evans (Evins) on 19 May 1864 in Roane County, Tennessee. According to pension records, he was killed in Nov 1864 between Roane and Union Counties, Tennessee by "carpet baggers."

    Sometime in the 1860's, Allen Hensley and family moved to Livingston County, Kentucky. Martha went with them.

    Martha Hensley Evans married James T. Thompson on 20 Aug 1868 (per pension file), presumably in Livingston County, Kentucky.

    James was born March 1846 (per 1900 census) somewhere in Kentucky, a son of William Thompson and Evalee (Canady) Thompson (parents proven by his death certificate # 15498).

    They were listed on the 1870 census in Livingston County, Kentucky in the same district with her parents and siblings, but not real close to any of them. They were listed next to several other Thompsons, presumably Jamesís relatives.

    1870 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 167 (National Archives Microfilm M593-482)
    Handwritten Page No. 29
    Township: Carrsville Precinct No. 5
    Post office: Smithland, KY
    7 Sep 1870
    House # 198 / Family # 204
    
    Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place
    
    J. T. Thompson		24	M	W	Farmer		$ 400	/ $ 150		Kentucky
    Martha			23	F	W	Keeping House				Tennessee
    Robert P.		1	M	W						Kentucky
    
    

    They were still in Carrsville for the 1880 census. This census taker put the middle initials of everyone before their first name, which is strange, and since it was last name first, it was weird (as in "Thompson T. James" and "Thompson C. Martha," etc.)

    1880 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 378B (National Archives Microfilm T9-429)
    Township: Carrsville Mag. Dist. # 5
    Handwritten Page : 30
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 84
    22 June 1880
    House # 262 / Family # 262
    
    Name			Race	Sex	Age	Rela	Marital	Occupation	Birth Place/F/M
    
    T. James Thompson	W	M	34		M	Farmer		KY-KY-KY
    C. Martha		W	F	35	Wife	M	House Keeper	TN-TN-SC
    Leonidas		W	M	4	Son				KY-KY-TN
    A. Nora			W	F	3/12	Dau				KY-KY-TN
    

    The 1890 census is lost.

    They were still in Livingston County for the 1900 census. This record has one obvious mistake, listing Martha as being born February 1855, but 55 years old. I think her age is right, but the birth year should say 1845 instead.

    1900 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 284 (National Archives Microfilm T623-539)
    Township: Lola
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 59
    Sheet No. 1A
    2 June 1900
    House # 2 / Family # 2
    
    Name			Rela	R/S	Birth/Age	Mar/Ch	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    James T. Thompson	Head	W M	Mar 1846 54	M 32	KY-KY-KY	Day Laborer
    Martha C.		Wife	W F	Feb 1855 55	M 32 5-2 TN-TN-SC
    Leonidus P.		Son	W M	Aug 1875 24	S	KY-KY-TN	U.S. Soldier
    Nora E.			Dau	W F	Mar 1880 20	S	KY-KY-TN
    

    They were still in Livingston County for the 1910 census.

    1910 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 108A (National Archives Microfilm T624-491)
    Township: Magisterial District No. 7
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 108
    Sheet No. 2A
    16 Apr 1910
    House # 26 / Family # 26
    
    Name			Rela	S/R	Age	Mar/Ch	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    James T. Thompson	Head	M W	69	M1 42	KY-KY-KY	None
    M. C.			Wife	F W	65	M2 Ė 6-2 TN-TN-SC	None
    

    James T. Thompson died on 6 Jun 1915 (**source?) in Livingston County, Kentucky.

    Martha was listed on the 1920 census in Livingston County, living with her daughter Nora and her family.

    1920 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 100B (National Archives Microfilm T625-587)
    Township: Magist. District 7 Lola
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 122
    Sheet No. 2B
    6 Jan 1920
    House # 36 / Family # 37
    
    Name			Rela	Sex	Race	Age	Mar	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    Russell T* Foster	Head	M	W	43	M	KY-KY-KY	Farmer	
    Nora E.			Wife	F	W	39	M	KY-KY-KY	None
    Oma J.			Dau	F	W	13	S	KY-KY-KY	None
    Cleo V.			Dau	F	W	7	S	KY-KY-KY	None
    Martha Thompson		M-L	F	W	74	Wd	TN-TN-SC	None
    
    *Middle initial unclear, could be ďGĒ or ďTĒ
    

    Martha Caroline Hensley Thompson died on 10 Jan 1926 in Livingston County. Her death certificate (Kentucky Death Certificate # 2179) gave her name as "Martha Caroline Thompson" female, white, widowed, died Lola, born Feb 15, 1845, age at death 80 years, 10 months, 28 days. No occupation, born Monroe Co, TN. Father: Allen Hensley, mother Mary Anne Williams. Birth places blank for parents. Died of Chronic Valvular disease (mitral and aortic) disease for several years. The informant was Norah Thompson Foster of Lola, KY [her daughter]. Buried at Hopewell Cemetery on 14 Jan 1926.

    James T. Thompson and Martha Caroline Hensley had 6 children (as noted on the 1910 census), only two of whom lived to adulthood. Only 3 of the children are identified. It does not appear that Martha and her first husband had any children together.

    • Robert P. Thompson (c1869 Livingston Co, KY), home with parents in 1870, but not in 1880. Probably dead by then.
    • Leonidas Polk Thompson (Aug 1875 Livingston Co, KY). Home with parents in 1880 and 1900. Listed as U.S. Soldier in 1900. Not with parents in 1910. His birth record shows he was born 4 Aug 1875, father James T. Thompson, mother Martha C. Hensley.
    • Nora E. Thompson (Mar 1880 Livingston Co, KY). With parents in 1880 and 1900. Married Russell Foster between 1900 and ca 1907.

    John Harvey Hensley was born ca 1846/47 (per age on 1850 census of 3), though his death certificate lists his birth date as 17 Feb 1851. The month and day may be right, but "1851" canít be right.

    John was home with his parents for the 1850 census in Monroe County, Tennessee, listed as 3 years old.

    Johnís parents moved to neighboring Roane County, Tennessee before 1857, and John accompanied them.

    John was listed with his parents on the 1860 census in Roane County, Tennessee, listed as 11 years old.

    Sometime in the 1860's, Allen Hensley and family moved to Livingston County, Kentucky. John went with them.

    John was not with his parents for the 1870 census, but was listed in the same county with another household where he was a hired laborer. He was probably not related to that family. His age was off slightly and his birth place was wrong, but it is most likely him. Strangely the entire family is duplicated on the next page, so John is listed twice on the 1870 census. Both listings follow. There are only slight differences between them.

    1870 CENSUS
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 231 (National Archives Microfilm M593-482)
    Handwritten Page No. 29
    Township: Salem
    Post office: Smithland, KY
    3 Sep 1870
    House # 202 / Family # 208
    
    Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place
    
    G. Johnson		41	M	W	Farmer		$ 1000	/ $ 500		Kentucky
    Mary A.			49	F	W	Keeping House				Tennessee
    Martha J.		17	F	W	at home					Kentucky
    Mary C			15	F	W	at home
    Sarah D?		13	F	W	at home
    Cipert? Q?		12	F	W	at home
    Richard			10	M	W	Farm Laborer
    George			8	M	W
    Benjamin A.		6	M	W
    James M.		2	M	W
    John Hensley		19	M	W	Farm Laborer
    
    Livingston County, Kentucky, Page 232 (National Archives Microfilm M593-482)
    Handwritten Page No. 31
    Township: Salem Precinct No 3
    Post office: Smithland, KY
    3 Sep 1870
    House # 229 / Family # 215
    
    Name			Age	Sex	Race	Occupation	Real / Pers Value	Birth Place
    
    L. Johnson		41	M	W	Farmer		$ 1000	/ $ 500		Kentucky
    Mary A.			39	F	W	Keeping House				Tennessee
    Martha J.		17	F	W	at home					Kentucky
    Mary C			15	F	W	at home
    Sarah E			13	F	W	at home
    Cipart L		12	F	W	at home
    George E. 		10	M	W	
    Richard E. 		8	M	W
    Benjamin A.		6	M	W
    James N.		2	M	W
    John Hensley		19	M	W	Farm Laborer
    
    

    John Hensley married Sarah E. Vaughn on 7 Dec 1871 in Livingston County. She was born ca 1854 (based on her age of 21 in 1875, per death certificate), born in Virginia (proven by 1880 census record of her son showing his mother was born in Virginia). Her parents were John and Elizabeth (ó) Vaughn as proven by her death record.

    Sarah Vaughn Hensley died on 18 May 1875 due to complications of childbirth (after apparently giving birth to twins, one of whom also died on that same date). Her death record showed her age 21, child of John & Elizabeth Vaughn, father born North Carolina, mother born Virginia. (Livingston County, Kentucky Death Register, 1875 page 48)

    John was back home with his mother for the 1880 census, as was his child William F. Hensley.

    1880 CENSUS
    
    Crittenden County, Kentucky, Page 73B (National Archives Microfilm T9-410)
    Township: Hurricane Precinct
    Handwritten Page : 26
    Supervisorís District: 7
    Enumeration District No. 57
    18 & 19 June 1880
    House # 244 / Family # 245
    
    Name			Race	Sex	Age	Rela	Marital	Occupation	Birth Place/F/M
    
    Mary A. Hencely		W	F	57		W	Keeping House	SC-At Sea-England
    John			W	M	32	Son	W	Laborer		TN-TN-SC
    Alexander		W	M	26	Son	S	Laboring on Farm TN-TN-SC
    William F.		W	M	6	Gr-S	S			KY-TN-VA
    

    John Hensley married Susan Elizabeth Burns on 6 Dec 1885, (Marriage certificate gives this date, but her obituary gives her marriage date as October 18, 1886 which is off considerably) in Livingston County. She was born 20 March 1871 (per obituary) somewhere in Kentucky. The marriage license gave some family data, listing John Hensley as 35 years old, farmer, born Tennessee, and that this was his second marriage. His father was born in Tennessee, mother in South Carolina. The Bride was 16 years old, born in Kentucky, her father born Illinois and her mother born in Kentucky. John and Susan married at the Brideís residence. A document was including whereby Susanís mother Mary M. Burns gave her consent for Susan to marry.

    The 1890 census is lost.

    They were listed on the 1900 census in Crittenden County.

    1900 CENSUS
    
    Crittenden County, Kentucky, Page 103 (National Archives Microfilm T623-517)
    Township: Tolu Voting Precinct
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 34
    Sheet No. 3A
    4 June 1900
    House # 61 / Family # 61
    
    Name			Rela	R/S	Birth/Age	Mar/Ch	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    John Hensley		Head	W M	Feb 1849 51	M 14	TN-TN-SC	Farmer
    Susan E.		Wife	W F	Mar 1873 27	M 14 7-6 KY-IL-KY
    Mary A.			Dau	W F	Jun 1886 13	S	KY-TN-KY	At School
    Thomas M.		Son	W M	Aug 1888 11	S	KY-TN-KY	At School
    Jennie B.		Dau	W F	Dec 1890 9	S	KY-TN-KY	At School
    Nora L.			Dau	W F	May 1893 7	S	KY-TN-KY
    James R.		Son	W M	Feb 1895 5	S	KY-TN-KY
    Gracie M.		Dau	W F	Mar 1900 2/12 S		KY-TN-KY
    

    They were still in Crittenden County for the 1910 census.

    1910 CENSUS
    
    Crittenden County, Kentucky, Page 96B (National Archives Microfilm T624-472)
    Township: Magisterial Dist. No 5
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 48
    Sheet No. 11B
    3 May 1910
    House # 216 / Family # 219
    
    Name			Rela	S/R	Age	Mar/Ch	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    John H. Hensley		Head	M W	59	M2 25	TN-TN-SC	Farmer
    Susan E.		Wife	F W	39	M1 25 10-8 KY-IL-KY	None
    Alice Mary		Dau	F W	22	S	KY-TN-KY	None
    Thomas M.		Son	M W	20	S	KY-TN-KY	Laborer
    Nora L.			Dau	F W	17	S	KY-TN-KY	None
    James R.		Son	M W	15	S	KY-TN-KY	Laborer
    Gracie			Dau	F W	10	S	KY-TN-KY	None
    Escue			Son	M W	7	S	KY-TN-KY	None
    Ollie			Son	M W	4	S	KY-TN-KY	None
    Lorena			Dau	F W	2	S	KY-TN-KY	None
    

    The family moved to Scott County, Missouri in the 1910's. I donít know what drew them there.

    John Harvey Hensley died on 3 Nov 1918 in Scott County, Missouri. His death record shows he died in Moreland, Scott Co, MO, a white married male, born Feb 17, 1851 (which is wrong), aged 67 years 8 months, 16 days, born Tennessee. Father: Allen Hensley, born Nashville, Tennessee, mother unknown. The informant for this information was Will Burns of Benton, MO (no relationship stated).(Missouri Death Certificate # 43723 John Harvey Hensley)

    Susan Elizabeth and children were listed on the 1920 census in Scott County. Son Thomas Marshall Hensley was next door.

    1920 CENSUS
    
    Scott County, Missouri, Page 121 (National Archives Microfilm T625-962)
    Township: Moreland
    Supervisorís District: 12
    Enumeration District No. 192
    Sheet No. 6A
    12 Jan 1920
    House # 100 / Family # 100
    
    Name			Rela	Sex	Race	Age	Mar	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    Mrs. Elizabeth Hensley  Head 	F	W	48	Wd	KY-KY-KY	None
    Alice Rogers		Dau	F	W	32	Wd	KY-KY-KY	None
    Escue Hensley		Son	M	W	17	S	KY-KY-KY	Laborer
    Oliver			Son	M	W	13	S	KY-KY-KY	None
    Lorena			Dau	F	W	11	S	KY-KY-KY	None
    Evan			Dau	F	W	8	S	KY-KY-KY	None
    Alice Rogers		Gr-Dau F	W	3	S	KY-KY-KY	None
    

    Susan Elizabeth was still in Scott County for the 1930 census.

    1930 CENSUS
    
    Scott County, Missouri, Page 110 (National Archives Microfilm T626-1247)
    Township: Moreland
    Enumeration District No. 101-12
    Supervisorís District: 12
    Sheet No. 9A
    19 Apr 1930
    House # 160 / Family # 161
    
    Name			Rela	Sex	Race	Age	Mar	Birth Places	Occupation
    
    Lizzie Hensley		Head	F	W	57	Wd	KY-IL-KY	None
    Alice			Dau	F		40	D	KY-TN-KY	None	
    Vernon Brewer?		Nephew 	M		30	S	KY-KY-KY	Laborer
    Eurce? Rodgers		Gr-Dau 	F		13	S	MO-KY-KY	None
    

    Susan Elizabeth Burns Hensley died on 4 Sep 1935 (per obituary) in Cape Giradeau, MO (per obituary) and is buried at the old Morley Cemetery in Scott County, Missouri.

    John Harvey Hensley and his first wife Sarah E. Vaughn had two children as proven by birth and death records and the 1880 census. They were twins, one died at 1 day old.

  • William F. Hensley (1875)
  • Daughter Hensley (1875-1875)
  • John Havey Hensley and his second wife Susan Elizabeth Burns had 11 children together as proven by a family bible record and the various census records.

    • Mary Alice Hensley (1888)
    • Thomas Marshall Hensley (1889)
    • Jennie Belle Hensley (1891)
    • Nora Lee Hensley (1894)
    • James Roy Hensley (1895)
    • William Lefete Hensley (1898)
    • Gracie May Hensley (1900)
    • Benjamin Eskew Hensley (1902)
    • Ollie Edgar Hensley (1906)
    • Iva Lorene Hensley (1908)
    • John Evan Hensley (1911)

    Francis Hensley was born ca 1850 (per age on 1850 census of 2 months). That census entry was supposed to be as of June 1st, 1850, so he may have been born ca April 1850 or thereabouts.

    Francis was home with his parents for the 1850 census in Monroe County, Tennessee, listed as 2 months.

    Francisís parents moved to Roane County, Tennessee by 1857. Francis may have went with them or he may have died before then.

    Francis was not with his parents on the 1860 census. It seems likely that he died in the 1850's.


    Alexander Hensley was born ca 1853/54 (per age on the 1860 census), presumably in Monroe County, though he may have been born in Roane County instead. We donít know exactly when his parents moved to Roane from Monroe, though certainly by 1857.

    Alexander was with his parents for the 1860 census in Roane County ("Alx" age 6, born Tenn.)

    They family moved to Livingston County, Kentucky in the 1860's. Alexander went with them.

    He was with his parents for the 1870 census ("Alexander" age 16, born Tennessee.)

    Alexander was with his widowed mother in 1880 in Crittenden County, Kentucky ("Alexander" age 26, born TN.)

    I was unable to locate Alexander Hensley on the 1900 census in Kentucky. He may have died before then, or left the state.


    Thomas A. Hensley was born ca 1856/57 (per age on the 1860 census), presumably in Roane County, Tennessee. We donít know what his "A" middle initial stands for. Perhaps "Allen" after his father? Just a guess.

    Thomas was with his parents for the 1860 census in Roane County ("Thos A." age 3.)

    They family moved to Livingston County, Kentucky in the 1860's. Thomas went with them.

    He was with his parents for the 1870 census ("Thomas A." age 15.)

    Thomas A. Hensley married Frances Caroline Porter on 19 May 1879 in Livingston County, Kentucky.

    They were listed on the 1880 census in Crittenden not far from his widowed mother.

    1880 CENSUS
    
    Crittenden County, Kentucky, Page 71A (National Archives Microfilm T9-410)
    Township: Hurricane Precinct
    Handwritten Page : 21
    Supervisorís District: 1
    Enumeration District No. 57
    15 June 1880
    House # 190 / Family # 190
    
    Name			Race	Sex	Age	Rela	Marital	Occupation	Birth Place/F/M
    
    Thom. Hencley		W	M	23		M	Laboring on Farm	TN-/ /-
    Francis C.		W	F	15	Wife	M	Keeping House		KY-/ /-
    

    I havenít been able to find Thomas on the 1900 census, at least not in Kentucky.

    Family legend says that Thomas and nephew William F. Hensley (son of John) moved to Arkansas. I did not find Thomas listed there in 1900 though.


    Rufus Hensley was born ca 1860/61 (per age on the 1870 census), presumably in Roane County, Tennessee..

    He was apparently not born yet when the 1860 census was taken.

    The family moved to Livingston County, Kentucky in the 1860's. Rufus went with them.

    He was with his parents for the 1870 census ("Rufus" age 9.)

    Rufus was not with his mother in 1880, nor located anywhere else on that census. He may have died in the 1870's in either Livingston or Crittenden County, Kentucky.


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    Register Report


    1. Allen1 Hensley , born 1817/18 in TN; died 1870/80 in Livingston Co, KY.  He married in 1830/38 in Monroe Co, TN Mary Ann Williams , born 1821/22 in SC; died aft 1880 in Crittenden Co, KY, daughter of (---) Williams  and Ellender (---) .

     

          Children of Allen Hensley and Mary Ann Williams were as follows:

    +    2          i      William Richardson2 Hensley , born 20 Mar 1838 in Monroe Co, TN; died 1894 in Roane Co, TN.  He married Mary Ann Raulston .

    +    3          ii      Margaret Josephine2 Hensley , born 1840/41 in Monroe Co, TN; died 17 Mar 1876 in Livingston Co, KY.  She married Thomas Hudson .

    +    4          iii      Martha Caroline2 Hensley , born 15 Feb 1845 in Monroe Co, TN; died 10 Jan 1926 in Livingston Co, KY.  She married (1) G W Evins ; (2) James T Thompson .

    +    5          iv      John Harvey2 Hensley , born 1846/47 in Monroe Co, TN; died 3 Nov 1918 in Scott Co, MO.  He married (1) Sarah Vaughn ; (2) Susan Elizabeth Burns .

          6          v      Francis2 Hensley , born 1850 in Monroe Co, TN; died 1850/60 in Monroe Co, TN or Roane Co, TN.

          7          vi      Alexander2 Hensley , born 1853/54 in Monroe Co, TN; died aft 1880 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          8          vii      Thomas A2 Hensley , born 1856/57 in Roane Co, TN; died aft 1880 in Crittenden Co, KY.  He married in 1870/80 in Crittenden Co, KY Frances C (---) , born 1864/65 in KY.

          9          viii      Rufus2 Hensley , born 1860/61 in Roane Co, TN; died aft 1870 in Livingston Co, KY.

     

    Generation 2

     

    2. William Richardson2 Hensley  (Allen1), born 20 Mar 1838 in Monroe Co, TN; died 1894 in Roane Co, TN.  He married on 10 Nov 1858 in Monroe Co, TN Mary Ann Raulston , born 1841/42 in TN; died 1882/1900 in Roane Co, TN, daughter of John Raulston  and Margaret (---) .

     

          Children of William Richardson Hensley and Mary Ann Raulston were as follows:

    +    10         i      George R3 Hensley , born Sep 1859 in Roane Co, TN; died aft 1900 in Roane Co, TN.  He married Julia C (---) .

          11         ii      James H3 Hensley , born 1860 in Roane Co, TN.

          12         iii      Margaret3 Hensley , born 1862/63 in Roane Co, TN.

          13         iv      William3 Hensley , born 1864/65 in Roane Co, TN; died aft 1870.

          14         v      Mary3 Hensley , born Jan 1870 in Knox Co, TN; died aft 1870.

          15         vi      Oma A3 Hensley , born 1873/74 in Knox Co, TN.

          16         vii      Blanchey C3 Hensley , born 1874/75 in Lawrence Co, AL.

          17         viii      Daisy D3 Hensley , born 1877/78 in Lawrence Co, AL.

          18         ix      Alice C3 Hensley , born May 1882 in Lawrence Co, AL.

     

     

    3. Margaret Josephine2 Hensley  (Allen1), born 1840/41 in Monroe Co, TN; died 17 Mar 1876 in Livingston Co, KY.  She married on 27 Dec 1860 in Roane Co, TN Thomas Hudson , born Oct 1837 in VA; died aft 1910 in Livingston Co, KY.

     

          Children of Margaret Josephine Hensley and Thomas Hudson were as follows:

          19         i      John3 Hudson , born Mar 1863 in Roane Co, TN; died aft 1910 in Livingston Co, KY.

    +    20         ii      Henry3 Hudson , born Mar 1866 in Livingston Co, KY; died aft 1900 in Livingston Co, KY.  He married Mary F (---) .

          21         iii      Mary J3 Hudson , born May 1870 in Livingston Co, KY; died aft 1900 in Livingston Co, KY.

          22         iv      Ida A3 Hudson , born May 1872 in Livingston Co, KY; died aft 1900 in Livingston Co, KY.

          23         v      Martha3 Hudson , born Apr 1874 in Livingston Co, KY; died 18 Sep 1875 in Livingston Co, KY.

     

     

    4. Martha Caroline2 Hensley  (Allen1), born 15 Feb 1845 in Monroe Co, TN; died 10 Jan 1926 in Livingston Co, KY.  She married (1) on 19 May 1864 in Roane Co, TN G W Evins ; (2) 20 Aug 1868 in Livingston Co, KY James T Thompson , born Mar 1846 in KY; died 6 Jun 1915 in Livingston Co, KY.

     

          Children of Martha Caroline Hensley and James T Thompson were as follows:

          24         i      Robert P3 Thompson , born 1868/69 in Livingston Co, KY; died 1870/80 in Livingston Co, KY.

          25         ii      Leonidas Polk3 Thompson , born 4 Aug 1875 in Livingston Co, KY.

    +    26         iii      Nora E3 Thompson , born Mar 1880 in Livingston Co, KY.  She married Russell Foster .

     

     

    5. John Harvey2 Hensley  (Allen1), born 1846/47 in Monroe Co, TN; died 3 Nov 1918 in Scott Co, MO.  He married (1) on 7 Dec 1871 in Livingston Co, KY Sarah Vaughn , born 1854 in VA; died 18 May 1875 in Livingston Co, KY, daughter of John Vaughn  and Elizabeth (---) ; (2) on 18 Oct 1886 in Crittenden Co, KY Susan Elizabeth Burns , born 19 Mar 1871 in KY; died 4 Sep 1935 in Scott Co, MO.

     

          Children of John Harvey Hensley and Sarah Vaughn were as follows:

          27         i      William F3 Hensley , born 17 May 1875 in Livingston Co, KY.

          28         ii      (---)3 Hensley , born 17 May 1875 in Livingston Co, KY; died 18 May 1875 in Livingston Co, KY.

     

          Children of John Harvey Hensley and Susan Elizabeth Burns were as follows:

          29         i      Mary Alice3 Hensley , born 25 Jun 1886 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          30         ii      Thomas Marshall3 Hensley , born 21 Aug 1889 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          31         iii      Jennie Belle3 Hensley , born 19 Dec 1891 in Crittenden Co, KY; died 11 Jan 1907 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          32         iv      Nora Lee3 Hensley , born 22 May 1893 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          33         v      James Roy3 Hensley , born 27 Feb 1895 in Crittenden Co, KY; died 1918.

          34         vi      William Lefate3 Hensley , born 12 Sep 1898 in Crittenden Co, KY; died 2 Oct 1899 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          35         vii      Gracie Mae3 Hensley , born 20 Mar 1900 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          36         viii      Benjamin Eskew3 Hensley , born 8 Aug 1903 in Crittenden Co, KY; died 15 Mar 1966 in MO.  He married on 14 Apr 1922 in Scott Co, MO Jessie Pearl Burton , born 7 Nov 1906 in Livingston Co, KY; died 17 Feb 1994 in MO.

          37         ix      Edgar Ollie3 Hensley , born 17 Sep 1906 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          38         x      Iva Lorene3 Hensley , born 18 Jan 1908 in Crittenden Co, KY.

          39         xi      John Evan3 Hensley , born 5 May 1911 in Crittenden Co, KY; died 9 May 1929.

     

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    10. George R3 Hensley  (William Richardson2, Allen1), born Sep 1859 in Roane Co, TN; died aft 1900 in Roane Co, TN.  He married in 1885/86 in Roane Co, TN Julia C (---) , born Sep 1871 in Roane Co, TN.

     

          Children of George R Hensley and Julia C (---) were as follows:

          40         i      Frank G4 Hensley , born Feb 1892 in Roane Co, TN.

          41         ii      Olla B4 Hensley , born Jul 1894 in Roane Co, TN.

          42         iii      Nellie G4 Hensley , born Mar 1897 in Roane Co, TN.

     

     

    20. Henry3 Hudson  (Margaret Josephine2 Hensley, Allen1), born Mar 1866 in Livingston Co, KY; died aft 1900 in Livingston Co, KY.  He married in 1888/89 in Livingston Co, KY Mary F (---) , born Jun 1863 in KY.

     

          Children of Henry Hudson and Mary F (---) were as follows:

          43         i      Jose Floyd4 Hudson , born Aug 1888 in Livingston Co, KY.

          44         ii      James Coy4 Hudson , born Feb 1894 in Livingston Co, KY.

          45         iii      Stella M4 Hudson , born Dec 1899 in Livingston Co, KY.

     

     

    26. Nora E3 Thompson  (Martha Caroline2 Hensley, Allen1), born Mar 1880 in Livingston Co, KY.  She married in 1900/07 in Livingston Co, KY Russell Foster , born 1876/77 in Livingston Co, KY.

     

          Children of Nora E Thompson and Russell Foster were as follows:

          46         i      Oma J4 Foster , born 1906/07 in Livingston Co, KY.

          47         ii      Cleo V4 Foster , born in Livingston Co, KY.

     


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