James Hennessee

Male 1766 - 1851  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name James Hennessee 
    Born 0___ 1766  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer  [1
    Possessions 0___ 1805  [3
    Possessions 0___ 1812  [4
    Will 7 Mar 1848  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died February 1851  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Probate March 1851  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • http://home.att.net/~jemjr/graveyard.htm

      OLD BURIAL GROUNDS OF WARREN COUNTY, TENN. By MRS. BLANCHE BENTLEY

      "One of the best known and first organized churches of Warren County was Liberty, a mile or so from McMinnville. As shown by his will, land was given by Thomas Wiltshire (Wilcher), the church house built and the church, Cumberland Presbyterian in doctrine, organized all in 1815. William Cheek Smartt is the reputed founder and he and John Allison, a Revolutionary soldier, were two of its first elders..."
    Person ID I12  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 20 May 2015 

    Father Patrick Hennessee,   b. (1720-1730), (Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Alice "Ailsey" LNU,   b. (ABT 1735), (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 1790  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher,   b. 0___ 1775, (Amherst County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 8 Jul 1830, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1794  (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1808  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1812  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1820  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1830  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1840  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1850  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Thomas Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1795, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861-1865, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     2. Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1796, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1860, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     3. Alford Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1801, (Burke County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. (FNU Hennessee),   b. (ABT 1800), (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Archibald Wilcher "Archie" Hennessee,   b. 25 Sep 1802, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1875, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Ailsey Hennessee,   b. 1794-1804, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1848  (Age 45 years)
     7. Alexander Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1804, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1875, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     8. Henry D(avid) Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1805, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Lawrence County, Arkansas) Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. James W(ilcher) I. Hennessee,   b. 25 Jul 1811, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1846, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane McGee,   b. 28 May 1797, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1857, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1828  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1850  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Thomas Hennessee,   b. 4 Feb 1829, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1906, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Mary Ann "Polly Ann" Hennessee,   b. 2 May 1830, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1901, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Samuel M(cGee) "Sam" Hennessee,   b. 10 Sep 1831, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1896, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Esther Hennessee,   b. 6 Dec 1833, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1896, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Anderson L. Hennessee,   b. 7 Oct 1835, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1862  (Age 26 years)
     6. Eliza Jane Hennessee,   b. 29 Jul 1838, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1880, Grundy County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Unnamed Cherokee Woman,   b. (Cherokee Nation East,North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MARRIED
    _MSTAT Partners 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1795, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1865, (Effingham County) Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F12407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1766 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1794 - (Burke County, North Carolina) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1808 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1812 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1820 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1828 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1830 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1840 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 7 Mar 1848 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1850 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1850 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - February 1851 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - March 1851 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From James came all of the Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and other Western Hennessee families...

      Last Will & Testament of James Hennessee of the County of Warren and the State of Tennessee

      I, James Hennessee, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, I being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following: That is to say

      Item First:

      I have heretofore given my oldest son, Thomas Hennessee, one tract of land lying in Warren County on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars, also one negro girl worth three hundred dollars, one horse, bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf worth sixteen dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

      Item Second:

      I have given my son, Patrick S. Hennessee, on tract or parcel of land worth two hundred and fifty dollars, one horse, bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars and one cow and calf and one bed and furniture worth sixteen dollars and also one other negro girl, named Hannah, worth two-hundred and fifty dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

      Item Third:

      I have given my daughter, Alsey Christian, one negro woman named Betty, worth five hundred dollars, one cow and calf and one bed and furniture worth sixteen dollars and two horses worth thirty dollars each and that is all I ever intend to give her.

      Item Fourth:

      I have given my son Archibald W. Hennessee one tract or parcel of land on the waters of Collins River in the County of Warren worth two hundred dollars, one mare, bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars, and one cow and calf, bed and furniture worth sixteen dollars, and that is all I ever intend to give him.

      Item Fifth:

      I have given my son Alfred Hennessee one tract or parcel of land in County of Warren on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars, one negro boy worth four hundred dollars and one bed and furniture and one cow and calf worth sixteen dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

      Item Sixth:

      I have given my son Alexander Hennessee one tract of land lying on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars and two negro girls worth two hundred and fifty dollars each and one bedstead bed and furniture worth ten dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

      Item Seventh:

      I have given my son Henry Hennessee one negro boy and one negro girl worth three hundred dollars each, one bed and furniture and one cow and calf worth sixteen dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

      Item 8:

      I have given my son James W. Hennessee one tract of land in the county of Warren on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars and one negro girl worth two hundred dollars and one horse, bridle and saddle worth eighty-five dollars, one bed and furniture worth eight dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

      Now as touching my free hold estate which I am lawfully seized and possessed of at this time. First, I give to and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Hennessee ten acres of land including by dwelling houses and all other out-building running from the bank of Collins River west to the branch, also the seventh part of forty acres of land in the County of Warren and west of my dwelling house and formerly know as school land, also the seventh part of all my household furniture and here saddle which she now is in possession of and the seventh part of my stock.

      Item 2nd:

      I give to my son John Hennessee ten acres of land on the upper end of my land next to the river including a small field, also his saddle and also the seventh part of all my stock and household furniture and the seventh part of the above mentioned school-land, and lastly as to all the rest residing and remainder of my real and personal estate goods and cattles of whatsoever kind, the one I give and demise to Polly Ann Hennessee my oldest daughter, Samuel M. Hennessee, Ester Hennessee, Anderson L. Hennessee and Eliza Jane Hennessee in the following manner, that is to say the same shall be equally divided amongst the five last mentioned children.

      I hereby appoint my wife Jane Hennessee and P. S. Hennessee sole executrix and executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made and my said wife Jane Hennessee shall remain in full possession of all that part of the land then divided to my last mentioned six children during her widowhood or until the youngest child becomes of age my said executrix and executor give theirs of their portion as mentioned in my last will and testament.

      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one-thousand-eight-hundred and forty-eight. The above division shall be made after all my just debts is paid.

      Signed: James Hennessee

      Note: A Codicil was signed by James Hennessee on February 2, 1851, affirming "Item 2nd" of his will. On April 19, 1851 a commission was appointed to sell the property.

      Elisha David Cunningham witnessed the will of James Hennessee, Warren County, TN Will Book I, p. 119 ... DAH

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      Archibald WILCHER (AFN: 1FBT-DF5) Pedigree
      Sex: M Family
      Event(s)
      Birth: Abt. 1771
      <, Burke Co., North Carolina>
      Parents
      Father: Thomas WILCHER (AFN: 1FBT-DCQ) Family
      Mother: Nancy WALTON (AFN: JRKG-F2)

      Wanda Gant, who has abstracted a list of 1820 Warren County jail-petitioners, cites among them;

      "...Wilcher, Thomas
      Wilsher, R. P.". - Who is this? Could he be another son of Thomas (Ransom Pinckney?). He must have been born before 1799 as the list cites those who are in majority only. On further reflection, R. P., could be simply a misread or typo for A. P. - Archibald Price...DAH

      What is the relationship between Miss Cain and John CAIN listed in following complaint?

      circa 1830-1831:

      "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

      Thomas Wilcher, administrator and legale of Archibald P. Wilchire, dec. and Leroy Hammans, guardian of Barto Vaughn, complaints vs.

      John Cain, Jesse Wooton, Jas. Henessee, Nancy Wilcher, Charles Colson, Jonathan Wootton and Wm. Pragill, defendants."

      13 Jul 2008: Could not locate Wooton or Pragill in 1850 Warren or White County census...DAH

      Abstracted from "The Upper Cumberland Researcher", Volume XXI, No.1, Spring 1996,article entitled, "The Sparta Recorder and Law Journal by Anderson and Long, July 31, 1830 Vol. 1, No. 13", p. 18

      20 Jul 2008

      http://www.tngenweb.org/white/_minutes/1814_172.html

      Would Frances Hennessee be a sibling or a son to James? There no further references to the name, "Frances", in James' line...DAH

      21 July 1815

      P. 172 It is therefore considered by the Court the cause continue until the next term of this Court.

      Ordered by Court that Zachariah Jones be appointed Overseer of the road leading from Sparta to Allens ferry beginning where Furgersons path turns off, thence to said ferry, and that William Irwin Esqr. furnish a sufficient number of hand to work there on and open said road and who shall be considered bound to work thereon until sufficiently opened and then to return to work on former road assigned them to work on and keep in repair &c.

      Ordered by Court that Moses Lynnville be appointed Overseer of the road from Hailys old Cabin to the house of Reuben Ragland Esqr. and that Reuben Ragland assign a list of hand to work there on.

      Saturday July 22nd 1815. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Court.

      Turner Lane )

      Frances Hennessee )

      Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

      Isaac Medkiff )

      Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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      Other "James'" found in early records...

      James Henesy 1762 North Carolina Taxpayers List New Hanover County, NC p. 95 Tax Roll: North Carolina New Hanover D.A.Hennessee Item:
      James Henesy 1763 North Carolina Taxpayers List New Hanover County, NC p. 95 Tax Roll: North Carolina New Hanover D.A.Hennessee Item:
      James Hennesy 1780 Irish Settlers in America Vermont Revolutionary Patriot p. 257 Rev.Patriots: Vermont Uncited Vol. I Grant Hennessa Item:
      James Hennessy 1778 Calender of Maryland State Papers:The Red Papers Oath: Maryland Anne Arundel State of Maryland D.A.Hennessee Item:
      James Hennessee 1860 Alabama Census:1860 p. 220 Census: Alabama Jones Bluff,Sumter 1860Sumter ALD.A.Hennessee Item:

      James Henecy 1778 Burke County, NC, Land Records: 1778 p. 565 Land Record: North Carolina Burke County Vol. I Mary Barnes Item:
      James Heney 1778 Burke County, NC, Land Records: 1778 p. 230 Land Record: North Carolina Burke County Vol. I Mary Barnes Item:
      James Henecy 1778 Burke County, NC, Land Records: 1778 p. 229 Land Record: North Carolina Burke County Vol. I Mary Barnes Item:
      James Hennessy 1780 Irish Settlers in America p. 318 Mil. Service: Uncited Uncited Vol. IMichael J. O'Brien Grant Hennessa Item:

      James Hennesy 1777 Irish Settlers in America Vermont Revolutionary Patriot p. 257 Rev.Patriots: Vermont County Unknown Vol. IMichael J. O'Brien Grant Hennessa Item:

      James Hennessy 1805 Talbot County,MD Guardian Accounts Apprenticeship: Maryland Talbot D.A.Hennessee Item:
      James Hennessy 1793 Talbot County,MD Guardian Accounts Birth: Maryland Talbot D.A.Hennessee Item:
      James Hennessee 1809 Early Deeds of Williamson Co.,TN:1792-1812 Land Purchase Tennessee Franklin Joyce Martin Murray Davidson Mary Barnes

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      Subject Jump: You might be interested that on this same 1805 Tax List, image 4 of 5, left side, entry number 17 is a James Hennessee.

      {Someone has scribbled in the edge of the document that James Hennessee was a handsome dude, wealthy beyond belief and the local power broker for Rock Island governent when it was still White County---or something like that........}

      Source Information: Ancestry.com. Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895 [database on-line]. [14]
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      "Tennessee County Formation Maps" 1777-1985 ... http://tngenweb.org/maps/county-ani/tn-maps/tn-cf.html

      Select a year and view county line changes...

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  • Sources 
    1. [S23] 1850 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed from a microfilm copy of the original, p. 56 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1125] "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC69-P4Y : accessed.

    3. [S6489] http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=TNEarlyTaxList&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=james&gsfn_x=1&g.

    4. [S6490] http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=TNEarlyTaxList&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=james&gsfn_x=1&g.

    5. [S24] "Warren County, Tennessee, Will Books 1-3 (1827-1858)", Abstracted and, p. 118 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S24] "Warren County, Tennessee, Will Books 1-3 (1827-1858)", Abstracted and, p. 119 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S25] Judy Griffin | Pedigree | Jgriff1940@aol.com | 22 Jun 2007.

    8. [S6009] 1790 Census North Carolina, Burke County Morgan District.

    9. [S1029] Helen Money | Family Group Records | 19 Jan 98 | hrmoney@utahlinx.com | 824 South 300 West, Brigham City,UT 84302.

    10. [S49016] http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/tl12a.htm.

    11. [S47266] David Martin | 22 Nov 2012 | dave.martin@hcpid.org.

    12. [S177] James Hennessee (1766-1851) Last Will & Testament as found in Warren County, TN Will Book I and signed February 2, 1851, p. 119.

    13. [S30] David A. Hennessee, HENNESSEE Researcher & Compiler, 626 Biscayne Drive,West Palm Beach,FL 33401, 561.832.6612, info@c.

    14. [S49003] Mac Cunningham | CUNNINGHAM Researcher | 3 Dec 2011 | maccunningham@bellsouth.net.

    15. [S9071] "Tennessee County Formation Maps", http://tngenweb.org/maps/county-ani/tn-maps/tn-cf.html, accessed February 14, 2016 by.