Feature Story 1
Publisher of the website. I have collected, compiled, cited or sourced the information listed below over the last 25 years...
Feature Story 2
There is a lot of information on this website for your discovery. A sampling of the statistics are:
Total Living: 5,900
Unique Surnames: 4,518
Feature Story 3
Hennessee is the 21,524th most popular last name (surname) in the United States
Reasons why it is so difficult to search census records for enumeration before 1850...
Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790-1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated "city, state, or country"
NO city, town, or village is stated only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated, "single, married, widowed, or divorced"
NO family relationship was stated, "brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc"
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume white]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as "step" children
Adopted children are not enumerated as "adopted"
Grand children are not enumerated as "grand children"
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
Feature Story 4
The "Old Hennessee Cemetery" is located in Warren County, Tennessee