Mathias Hensley (c1838) and Louisa Jane Hamilton, Rachel Adeline Wines, and Margaret Diserne of Greene Co, TN
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Mathias Hensley was born ca 1837/38 in Tennessee, probably Greene County. There were three men of this name in the region, so there is room for confusion. This one is the oldest. The second oldest is Mathias W. Hensley (c1840), his 1st cousin, the last is Mathias Hensley (c1852), his nephew.
Mathias Hensley is a son of Samuel Hensley (c1790) and Catherine McDavid. This is proven, more or less, by widow Catherine living with Mathias in 1870, though no relationships are given on that record.
Mathias would have been home with his parents in 1840, and presumably about 2 years old, so he should be enumerated in the "under 5" age group (born ca 1835/40). Samuel Hensley (c1790) was the only one in Greene County with an apparent son that age.
I did not find Mathias on the 1850 census, nor did I locate his parents Samuel and Catherine anywhere that year.
On 7 Jul 1856, Mathias Hensley obtained a marriage bond in Greene County, Tennessee to marry Louisa Jane Hamilton. They married on 30 Jul 1856, same county. I don't know when or where Louisa was born or who her parents were.
Louisa apparently died sometime before 3 Aug 1859, for on that date, Mathias Hensley obtained a marriage bond in Greene County to marry Rachel Adeline Wines. They married on the next day, 4 Jul 1859. Adeline was born ca 1842/43 in Tennessee. I don't know who her parents were.
Mathias and Adeline were listed on the 1860 census in Greene County just 6 houses from Isham Hensley (c1820), a possible 1st cousin.
1860 census abstract: (Explanation of this census)
(Note: The dates at the end of each line are not part of the original census, but are approximate birth years based on age)
1860 GREENE CO, TN Page 366B House/Family # 512/ 494 -- CIVIL DISTRICT 17
HENSLY MATHIAS 22 M W FAR.LB 40 TN 1837/1838
HENSLY ADALINE 17 F W TN 1842/1843
Apparently Rachel Adeline Wines Hensley died before 20 Sep 1866, for on that date Mathias Hensley married Margaret Diserne in Greene County, Tennessee. I don't know who her parents were.
They are listed on the 1870 census in Scott Co., VA. Mathias's widowed mother is living with them.
They are on the 1880 census in Wise Co., VA next door to Mathias brother Samuel Hensley.
|Children of Mathias Hensley and wives. Mathias and his 3rd wife had several children, and there is at least one older child, probably from the second marriage.|
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1. Mathias Hensley was born in 1837/1838 in Greene Co, TN. He died after 1880 in Wise Co, VA.
Mathias married Louisa Jane Hamilton on 30 Jul 1856 in Greene Co, TN. Louisa was born in Greene Co, TN. She died in 1856/1859 in Greene Co, TN.
Mathias also married Rachel Adeline Wines on 4 Aug 1859 in Greene Co, TN. Rachel was born in 1842/1843 in Greene Co, TN. She died in 1860/1866 in Greene Co, TN.
They had the following children.
2 M i. Andrew J Hensley was born in 1858/1859 in Greene Co, TN. He died after 1870 in Scott Co, VA.
Mathias also married Margaret Diserne on 20 Sep 1866 in Greene Co, TN. Margaret was born in 1850/1851 in VA. She died after 1880 in Wise Co, VA.
They had the following children.
3 F ii. Diannah Hensley was born in 1868/1869 in Greene Co, TN. She died after 1880 in Wise Co, VA.
4 M iii. Joseph Hensley was born in 1870 in Scott Co, VA. He died after 1880 in Wise Co, VA.
5 F iv. Lucinda Hensley was born in 1871/1872 in Scott Co, VA. She died after 1880 in Wise Co, VA.
6 F v. Mary L Hensley was born in 1873/1874 in Scott Co, VA. She died after 1880 in Wise Co, VA.
7 M vi. Forrest Hensley was born in 1877/1878 in Wise Co, VA. He died after 1880 in Wise Co, VA.
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