James Thomas Hennessee

James Thomas Hennessee[1]

Male 1846 - 1927  (80 years)

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  • Name James Thomas Hennessee 
    Born 3 Nov 1846  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Teamster 
    Residence 0___ 1860  (Hartville) Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 0___ 1920  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Census Name James Hennessee  [9
    Died 22 Feb 1927  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHELLSFORD BAPTIST CHURCH

      Shellsford Baptist Church is one of the oldest active congregations in Warren County, Tennessee.

      Shellsford, located on the Collins River a short distance downstream from Buck Springs, was one of the earliest settlements in Warren County. The community got its name from the Shell family who settled here in the early 1800's near the ford of the river, hence the name Shellsford. James Shell established a grist mill at the Shellsford location, an exact date is not known. Shellsford, the old Shell mill, Buck Springs, and Shellsford Baptist Church became important in the history of early Warren County. Buck Springs, according to tradition, received its name as a result of the successful deer hunting of pioneer Jordan Sellars at the spring.

      The Shellsford Baptist Church was originally known as the Buck Springs Baptist Church and was sometimes further identified by its location "on Collins River." The congregation was established in 1810 as a result of a brush arbor meeting held by Reverend William Thompson and Reverend George Stubblefield, prominent Baptist ministers of that era.

      The original meeting house, built after the brush arbor meeting, was built of split logs. The church building consisted of one door, two windows and a fireplace. The first building stood until 1851 when it was replaced by a frame building. The present building was erected in 1947 and completed with the addition of a two story educational building in 1959.
    Person ID I176  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 May 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah "Sally" Jennings,   b. 27 Jun 1814, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1887, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married (CIRCA 1826)  (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1860  Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1860  Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Rachel Anne Hennessee,   b. 11 Nov 1847, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1883, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1869  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • by H. A. Cunningham, M.G.
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1870  (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 13
    Children 
     1. Millie Kathryn Hennessee,   b. 13 Aug 1870, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1950, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Sarah Maxey "Sallie" Hennessee,   b. 19 Dec 1871, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1956, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. James Thomas Hennessee, Jr.,   b. 23 Jun 1875, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1875, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Rachel Chambers Hennessee,   b. 9 Jan 1876, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1954, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Jesse D Hennessee,   b. 23 Dec 1880, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1952, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Andy Franklin Hennessee,   b. 21 Aug 1881, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1882, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F192  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Nancy Wright,   b. 16 Feb 1860, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1902, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1883  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • by B. P. Jarrett, J.P.
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Martin Hennessee,   b. 14 Apr 1884, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1979, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     2. Mary Darthula "Aunt Thulie" Hennessee,   b. 27 Dec 1885, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1978, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Oscar Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1887, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Bertha Hennessee,   b. 15 Apr 1887, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1961, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Suely Hennessee,   b. 0Nov 1888, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Andrew T(homas) "Andy" Hennessee,   b. (1891-1899), Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (1891-1899), Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Almedia Hennessee,   b. 2 Feb 1892, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1892, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Arcie Womack Hennessee,   b. 15 Jul 1893, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1956, Memphis, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Josephine Agnes "Josie" Hennessee,   b. 13 Aug 1896, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1971, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Albert Audley "Uncle Aud" Hennessee,   b. 16 Feb 1899, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1987, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Photos
    James' Grandchildren...
    James' Grandchildren...

    Edith Louise Hennessee Taylor (1924-2012)
    David Alden Hennessee, great grandson (1942-
    Nannie Edith Hennessee Byars (1905-1995)

    Photo was taken July 7, 1981 in McMinnville, Tennessee
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1846 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1860 - (Hartville) Wright County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1869 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1870 - (Warren County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1880 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1883 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1900 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1900 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1920 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1927 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111 Link to Google Earth
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    James Thomas Hennessee
    James Thomas Hennessee

  • Notes 
    • 28 Apr 1991 - William Butler Smith (1919-2007), great grandson of Thomas, retells the following story;

      The tale is about his grandfather, James Thomas Hennessee, who at the young age of 10 or 12 walked back to Warren County,TN from Wright County,MO. It appears that Thomas was ailing and wanted to return his family to the his homeplace and sent son, James, in advance to ascertain that possiblity. James then returned to Missouri and Thomas & family returned to Warren County. Other family members tell me stories that James was head-strong and never gave an inch while teamstering, even when he had an empty load he would travel the middle of the road.

      I cannot remember exactly, however I think my Dad told me stories of his grandfather running whiskey from the mountains. I once asked Dad about his grandfather, "Ol Jim" Hennessee and all he could remember was that they shared the same birthday. That irked him as he said the family paid attention to his grandfather and not him..DAH

      James was a first cousin, once-removed, to his wife, Rachel.

      1910 Warren County Census cites birth-state as Arkansas?

      1860 Wright Co.,MO cites TN as birth-state. [15]

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] 1850 Wright Co.,MO Federal Census (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S51896] "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHZ2-GM8 : accessed 05 Nov 2013.

    3. [S53459] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hennessee&GSfn=james&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1927&GSdyrel=in&GSst=45&GScn.

    4. [S2939] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD8C-YQW : accessed.

    5. [S2963] "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNGT-83Q : accessed.

    6. [S3159] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSZN-TPD : accessed.

    7. [S3051] "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHZ2-GM8 : accessed 28 Sep 2014.

    8. [S48170] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNGT-83Q.

    9. [S4045] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSZN-K1R : accessed.

    10. [S22] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families",, p. 1-B (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1655] "Warren County,Tennessee Marriage Records:1852-1900", compiled & printed by Fred Clark,RR 1 Box 9-B, Ridge Road, Quebeck, p. 81 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S52856] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDWJ-3CB : accessed.

    13. [S48169] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSZN-K1R.

    14. [S6658] "Warren County,TN Marriages: 1900-1950", transcribed & compiled by A.C.Hillis (Reliability: 3).

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