Samuel C. Hensley (c1781) of Washington Co., VA and Montgomery Co., KY
The author (Marty Grant) is not related to Samuel C. Hensley as far as can be proven. He did live in the same county (Washington Co., VA) as my ancestor Larkin Hensley (c1761-1806).
Special Thanks to Ruthe Muench and Laura Schreibman for information shared on this family.
Samuel C. Hensley was born ca 1781 or earlier. I base this on him being listed on the 1802 tax list as being over 21. He was probably born in Culpeper Co., VA where his father was living in 1781.
I don't know what the "C" middle initial stands for, but "Covington" is a good guess since his mother was a Covington.
Samuel is a son of Robert Hensley and Eleanor Covington. This is proven by a deed wherein Samuel gives his "father" Robert Hensley power of attorney.
The family moved from Culpeper Co., VA to Washington Co., VA in the 1780's while Samuel was still young.
Samuel Hensley Jr was listed as a member of the Washington Co., VA Militia in 1799, in the 2nd Battalion, 105th Regiment. He was listed as "Jr" to distinguish himself from Samuel Hensley (1754), a probable uncle of his.
The 1800 census is lost for Virginia and Kentucky.
Samuel C. Hensley married someone before ca 1800, probably in Washington Co., VA. I've found no record of his wife's name.
On 7 Jul 1801 Robert Hensley and Elioner his wife (Samuel's parents) deeded property to Samuel Hensley of Washington Co., VA. This must be the 100 acres that Samuel had per the tax lists. (Washington Co., VA Deed Book 2 page 440)
Samuel Hensley "Jr" was listed on the Washington Co., VA Land Tax Lists beginning in 1802 with his 100 acres his parents deeded him in 1801. He didn't live in Washington County any longer and he was not listed on the personal property tax lists during this period. He was listed through 1809, but not in 1810 or afterwards.
At some point between 1801 and 1802 Samuel Hensley moved to Montgomery Co., KY. Joseph Hensley (1750/60) a probable uncle had moved there just a few years earlier.
Samuell Hensley was listed on the 1802 tax list for Montgomery Co., KY with 1 white male over 21, 3 horses and no land.
On 29 Sep 1802 the Trustees of the Town of Mt. Sterling (Montgomery Co., KY) sold Lot # 50 (3 acres) on Main Street to Samuel Hensley. (Thanks to Laura Schreibman for this information.)
Samuel Hensely was listed on the 1803 tax list in Montgomery with 1 white male over 21, and 4 horses.
Samuel Hansley was listed on the 1804 tax list in Montgomery with 1 white male over 21, 2 horses and 1 town lot.
On 25 Jun 1804 Samuel Hensely of Montgomery Co., KY gave power of attorney to "father" Robert Hensley of Washington Co., VA. This deed proves that Samuel of Montgomery Co., KY is the same Samuel who had been in Washington Co., VA earlier on. (Washington Co., VA Deed Book 3 page 359)
Samuel Hensley was listed on the 1805 tax list in Montgomery with 1 white male over 21, 3 horses and 1 town lot.
Samuel was not listed on the 1806, 1807 or later tax lists in Montgomery Co., KY.
Samuel pretty much disappears from the record after 1805. He is listed on the land tax lists back in VA for 1806 through 1809, but he may have been dead by then.
He does not appear on the 1810 census as far as can be determined. There were no Samuels listed in Kentucky that year. His children were still in Montgomery Co., KY later on, so it seems likely that Samuel died there.
The 1820 census shows some Samuels in Kentucky, but none are this same man. There was one in Gallatin County, one in Greenup and one in Hart County. All were aged 45 and up or born before 1775. That is too old to be this same man. Those three men are already identified anyway.
Samuel C. Hensley was certainly dead by 25 May 1828 for on that date his heirs sold his lot in Mt. Sterling, KY.
Children of Samuel C. Hensley. Samuel had three proven children as named in a deed dated 25 May 1828 where they jointly sell his land in the town of Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY. On that date Absolem Rice and Ellenor his wife, late Ellenor Hensley; Samuel Hensley; & Frederick White and Louisa his wife, late Louisa Hensley sold the town lot to Thomas Hoffman. The deed states they are heirs of Samuel Hensley, decd.
Eleanor C. Hensley (1801) in Montgomery Co., KY in 1830, in Callaway Co., MO in 1840 thru 1880.
Louisa Hensley (c1803) in Callaway Co., MO in 1840 through 1860.
Samuel Hensley (c1806) in Montgomery Co., KY in1830; 1840 ? In Callaway Co., MO 1850, 1860.
Persons researching this family (Contact me to add, change or delete your listing here):
1. Samuel C1 Hensley , born abt 1781 in Culpeper Co, VA; died aft 1805 in Montgomery Co, KY, son of Robert Hensley and Eleanor Covington . He married ? (---) .
Children of Samuel C Hensley and ? (---) were as follows:
+ 2 i Eleanor C2 Hensley , born 24 Aug 1801 in Montgomery Co, KY; died 26 Feb 1883 in Callaway Co, MO. She married Absolem Rice .
+ 3 ii Louisiana2 Hensley , born 1802/03 in Montgomery Co, KY; died aft 1860 in Callaway Co, MO. She married Frederick White .
+ 4 iii Samuel2 Hensley , born 1805/06 in Montgomery Co, KY; died 14 Mar 1870 in Callaway Co, MO. He married Susan Clark .
2. Eleanor C2 Hensley (Samuel C1), born 24 Aug 1801 in Montgomery Co, KY; died 26 Feb 1883 in Callaway Co, MO. She married bef 1825 in Montgomery Co, KY Absolem Rice , born 1 Nov 1795 in KY; died 24 Aug 1881 in Callaway Co, MO.
Children of Eleanor C Hensley and Absolem Rice were as follows:
5 i William S3 Rice , born Aug 1823 in Montgomery Co, KY; died 16 Dec 1914 in Callaway Co, MO. He married on 5 Aug 1847 in Callaway Co, MO Susan Thomas .
3. Louisiana2 Hensley (Samuel C1), born 1802/03 in Montgomery Co, KY; died aft 1860 in Callaway Co, MO. She married bef 1825 in Montgomery Co, KY Frederick White , born 1800/10; died 1842/50 in Callaway Co, MO.
Children of Louisiana Hensley and Frederick White were as follows:
6 i Samuel H3 White , born 1829/30 in Callaway Co, MO.
7 ii John C3 White , born 1831/32 in Callaway Co, MO.
8 iii Margaret E3 White , born 1833/34 in Callaway Co, MO.
9 iv Mary E3 White , born 1835/36 in Callaway Co, MO.
10 v Franklin P3 White , born 1837/38 in Callaway Co, MO.
11 vi Sarah Virginia3 White , born 1841/42 in Callaway Co, MO.
4. Samuel2 Hensley (Samuel C1), born 1805/06 in Montgomery Co, KY; died 14 Mar 1870 in Callaway Co, MO. He married on 3 Apr 1827 in Fayette Co, KY Susan Clark , born 1807/08 in KY; died 11 Jan 1889 in Callaway Co, MO.
Children of Samuel Hensley and Susan Clark were as follows:
12 i Lucy3 Hensley , born 1838/39 in Callaway Co, MO. She married on 11 Mar 1857 in Callaway Co, MO Benjamin F Harris .
13 ii James T3 Hensley , born 1840/41 in Callaway Co, MO; died 27 Jul 1892 in Callaway Co, MO.
14 iii Sydney C3 Hensley , born 1845/46 in Callaway Co, MO.
15 iv Lucy3 Hensley , born 1849 in Callaway Co, MO.
16 v Alice3 Hensley , born 1853/54 in Callaway Co, MO; died aft 1880 in Callaway Co, MO. She married on 7 Oct 1873 in Callaway Co, MO Chris C Alexander .
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