James Hensley (bef 1729) of Louisa Co., VA

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The author (Marty Grant) is not related to James Hensley as far as can be proven. There is certainly a possibility that he is an ancestor of my ancestor Larkin Hensley (c1761-1806), or somehow related to him.

There is the possibility that James Hensley of Louisa is actually the same person as James Hensley son of Samuel Hensley (d 1735), but I don't have any real proof that they are one and the same.

Special thanks to Laura Schreibman for data shared on this family.

James Hensley was born before ca 1729 based on his first public record being dated 1750, and assuming he was at least 21 then. (He could have been a little older or a little younger.)   

The one record found for James show him associated with Benjamin Hensley (4) of Louisa Co., VA. James could be a son of Benjamin (4) or a younger brother. They are certainly closely related.

James' parents are unknown, but I have him listed as a son of Benjamin Hensley (3). My prime reason for this is his association with Benjamin (4) who I think is a son of Benjamin (3). Lots of unproven connections here.

In 1742 Louisa County was formed from the western half of Hanover County. James was in this county at this time or at least he was by 1750.

On 27 Aug 1750 Benjamin Henslee and James Henslee (and George Martin) witnessed a Louisa County deed between Joseph Martin and Stephen English. The land was bordered by Benjamin Henslee, Richard Hammack and Stephen English.

Unfortunately this is the only record I have for James Hensley currently. He may have died after 1750 or perhaps moved out of the area. More research is needed.

Children: I have found no record (so far) showing who James Hensley may have married, nor who any of his children might be.

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