Emanuel Augustus "Manuel" Hennessee

Male 1826 - 1903  (77 years)


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  • Name Emanuel Augustus "Manuel" Hennessee 
    Born 26 Mar 1826  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military CSA Veteran  [2
    Died 22 May 1903  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Gilboa Methodist Cemetery, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I1077  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2014 

    Father Patrick Hennessa,   b. ~ 1793, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1845, (Caldwell County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Nancy Sudderth,   b. 4 Apr 1799, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1889, McDowell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1824  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • , Jacob Johnson, Bondsman
    Family ID F354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Caroline Johnson,   b. 18 Apr 1836, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1889, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married March 1854  (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Sarah W. Hennessee,   b. 9 Sep 1855, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1916, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Idalia Hennessee,   b. 25 Jul 1856, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1910, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. Florence A. Hennessee,   b. 20 Aug 1858, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1933, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Alice Hennessee,   b. 19 Oct 1860, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1924, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Manassa Nixon "Uncle Nas" Hennessee,   b. 4 Apr 1862, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1946, (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Emanuel Augustus "Gus" Hennessee, II,   b. 30 Dec 1863, Glen Alpine, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1918, Glen Alpine, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. Joseph Richardson Hennessee,   b. 20 Sep 1867, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1942, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. Daniel Lafayette "Dan" Hennessee,   b. 23 Apr 1869, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1940, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     9. William L. Hennessee,   b. 30 Mar 1871, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1895, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     10. Russell Kimsey Hennessee,   b. 4 Dec 1875, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1951, Swannanoa, Cleveland, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1826 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - March 1854 - (Burke County) North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1903 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gilboa Methodist Cemetery, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Fought and wounded in Civil War. Walked from Richmond,VA to Morganton,NC.
      Served with Company "D", 11th NC Regiment. Later served on Board of Education.
      Went to the California Gold Rush of '48...Nick Hennessee

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      From: Nick Hennessee
      To: David Hennessee
      Subject: Re: Check-in
      Date: Thursday, April 16, 1998 7:50 PM

      David,
      You may recall my discounting an earlier report I gave you, that Emanuel Augustus Hennessee I went west in the California gold rush but returned home. Other than from Nelle, I had found nothing to confirm. From what I told you then, you could have zapped it from the file.

      Now I have confirmation. I have seen his obituary and a letter to the editor about him after his death. The letter was from a cousin of Nancy Johnson, whom he returned home to marry. The author was also Manuel's lieutenant in the CSA army. I consider this a AAA source. Both obituary and letter referred to him as Manuel.

      As yet I have no feedback from requests to Oklahoma for more info on Pat Hennessey Massacre.

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      "The following persons named below have been allowed pensions under an Act of the General Assembly ratified March 11th, A.D. 1885, entitled "An Act for the Relief of certain Soldiers of the War between the States."
      ...Emanuel Hennessee, late of Company D, 11 Regiment, N.C. State Troops, disabled by wounds...".

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      Mary Lou,
      Glad to reinforce your conclusion that the "Henesee" in I T Avery's letter was Emanuel Augustus (Manuel) Hennessee.
      I find no family record of the date of Manuel's return from California, but his marriage in 1854 makes 1853 credible. He, his oldest brother and many others from Burke went there in 1852.
      Since Manuel was born the same year (1835) as Alphonso Calhoun Avery, the two teenagers could have been buddies. I T Avery's reference to "Henesee" suggests his son knew Manuel well enough to differentiate him that way. Also. "Henesee" is one among many spellings of the name in the 19th Century.
      How else and how much I T Avery and Manuel were acquainted, I can only conjecture. The Hennessee farm on Hunting Creek was opposite Johns River and Lower Creek five or more miles down the Catawba River from Swan Pond. It was much much closer to Belvidere, the farm on Johns River of Mrs. Avery's Erwin parents, including cousins of Alphonso Calhoun. Best I can conclude, the Hennessee farm was not as large or as fertile or as farmable or as prosperous as Swan Pond or Belvidere. Also, Burke County Heritage articles support that the Avery and Erwin families had a higher social standing and greater wealth than the Hennessees, and most Avery and Erwin sons were better educated.
      Another source reports Manuel was active politically (as were the Avery generations and kin) for Democratic candidates and causes, with Manuel enthusiastically participating in an electioneering parade through Burke County before the Civil War.

      From genealogy report by family genealogist David Hennessee:
      “Emanuel Augustus "Manuel" Hennessee #1077 born Mar 26, 1826, Burke Co., NC, married March 1854, in (Burke Co.) NC, Elizabeth Caroline Johnson #1078, born Apr 18, 1836, Burke Co., NC, died Aug 19 1889, Burke Co., NC, buried: Gilboa Methodist Cemetery, Burke Co., NC. Emanuel died May 22 1903, Burke Co., NC, buried: Gilboa Methodist Cemetery, Burke Co., NC. Fought and wounded in Civil War. Walked from Richmond, VA to Morganton, NC. Served with Company "D", 11th NC Regiment. Later served on Board of Education. Went to the California Gold Rush of '48...”

      At 08:54 AM 1/29/2010, you wrote:

      Nick,

      I was transcribing a letter written from Isaac Thomas Avery to his son Alphonso Calhoun Avery who was away at school dated April 28, 1853.

      In the last paragraph, Isaac Thomas mentions seeing a "Henesee" who had returned from California with a bit of news of the miners.

      It took awhile to decipher the name, but we believe it to be Hennessee. Then when I reviewed your family history for the Morganton Store Journal, I saw that Emanuel Augustus Hennessee had indeed gone to California and did return home alive.

      Isaac Thomas used only the last name Henesee. I think this indicated a familiarity with the family.
      I am thinking that the Swan Ponds Averys and Hennessees might have been "neighbors" and family friends.

      I will attach my copy of transcription - so far. There is no capitalization and few periods in the sentences.

      Wondering if you might have some family info that would place Augustus Manuel back in Burke County by April 1853.

      LETTER - April 28, 1853 from Isaac Thomas Avery to Alphonso Calhoun Avery, his son.doc

      Nick Hennessee
      1244 Arbor Road Mail 511
      Winston-Salem, NC 27104
      Line 336 725 5968 Cell 336 784 3685 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1180] Gene & Dreama Hennessee | Family Group Records | 4237 West Enon Drive,Enon,OH 45323 | 513.864.7047 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S48586] Manassa Nixon "Nick" Hennessee, III (1930- | HENNESSEE Researcher & Historian | nasnick@mindspring.com.

    3. [S1180] Gene & Dreama Hennessee | Family Group Records | 4237 West Enon Drive,Enon,OH 45323 | 513.864.7047.

    4. [S46752] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hennessee&GSiman=1&GScid=735487&GRid=14340572&.

    5. [S35] Nita Raye Hennessee Shephard (1913-2003) | major contributor for the JOHN HENNESSEE Family.

    6. [S1183] "KINCAID The Family of John Kincaid, Sr. (1710-1811) and Kincaids of the, p. 232 (Reliability: 3).