John David Hennessee

Male 1849 - 1921  (71 years)


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  • Name John David Hennessee 
    Born 10 Nov 1849  Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Religion Methodist Minister 
    Residence 0___ 1860  Valley Town, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census Name John Henner  [6
    Died 22 Jun 1921  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Upper Spring Creek Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I1895  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 

    Father David Hennessa,   b. 3 Sep 1805, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1885, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Josey Beaver,   b. 0___ 1832, (Cherokee County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, (McMinn County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    _MARRIED
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    Family ID F1181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nellie Shook,   b. ~ 1855, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1876, (Athens) McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Married Abt 1874  Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1910  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1920  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lee Ann "Ann" Shook,   b. 24 Jul 1859, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1897, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1875  (McMinn County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
     1. Myra Catherine Hennessee,   b. 5 Sep 1876, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1952, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. David Hennessee,   b. 25 Oct 1878, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1965, Leslie, Searcy County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. James William Hennessee,   b. 20 Jun 1881, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1958, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Henry Franklin "Frank" Hennessee,   b. 3 Jun 1883, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1976, Leslie, Searcy County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Ida Ellen Hennessee,   b. 8 Aug 1885, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1968  (Age 83 years)
     6. Floyd Leo Hennessee,   b. 19 Apr 1888, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1975, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hennessee,   b. 22 Jun 1890, Sweetwater Valley, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1957, Rhea County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Harl Eugene Hennessee,   b. 9 Dec 1892, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1976, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Ada Leona Hennessee,   b. 18 Jun 1894, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1981, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. Milard Hennessee,   b. 3 Aug 1897, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1898, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary LNU,   b. 0May 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 0___ 1882  (McMinn County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F10800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Margaret D. Williams,   b. 0___ 1864, (McMinn County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1931, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Bef 1920  (McMinn County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Nov 1849 - Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1860 - Valley Town, Cherokee County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1874 - Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1875 - (McMinn County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1880 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1882 - (McMinn County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1900 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1900 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1910 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1920 - (McMinn County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1920 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1921 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Upper Spring Creek Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Mattie Belle Hennessee Cate, granddaughter (1924-, Telecon May 1991.

      Family lore has it that JDH was a wood's colt son by one of two brothers who came from Ireland. The mother is thought to have been an Indian with family name of "Beavers". JDH settled in Sweet Water Valley; the Athens-Knoxville area.

      JDH had half-brother & sister: Wesley & Ann Dalton...

      Editor's Note:Some of this family went west, c. 1890, to Arkansas.

      JDH was enumerated in his grandfather Beaver's household during the 1850 & 1860 Vallytown, Cherokee Co., NC census records.

      JDH appears later in the 1880 McMinn Co.,TN census. [12]
    • Later comments by great-grandson, Luther:

      "Telephone interview with Luther Hennessee, April 19, 1991. Lived in Richmond Hill,GA.

      "...His father, James, told him that his grandfather, John David, left North Carolina with two half-sisters, names unknown (Dalton? - name now confirmed), but married names were "Beavers" and "Roberts", because his father (unknown - later uncovered as David Hennessa) made brew and John David could not abide that because he was a preacher and tee-totaler..." [13, 14]
    • 1880 MC MINN TENN.

      HENNESSEE JOHN D. 32 1848 MC MINN TN.
      ANN 20 1860 TENN
      CATHERINE 3 1873 '' CATHINE
      DAVID 1 1879
      DALTON 48 1832 TEN. MOTHER

      1900 MCMINN CO. TN.
      HENNESSEE JOHN D. 50
      MARY 41
      MIRLA C. 23
      DAVID 21
      JAMES 18
      HENRY 16 FRANK
      IDA L. 14
      FLOYD L. 12
      MARY E. 9
      HARLY 7 SON
      ADA 5
      MORGAN ELLEN 15 STEP CHILDREN
      STELLA 12
      TOWNZIN 9
      ADA 5
      1910 MCMINN TEN.

      HENNESSEE JOHN D. 59
      MARGERAT 46
      FRANK 25
      FLOYD 22
      LISSIE 19
      HARL 17
      ADA 15

      FRANK M. FANNIE M. VINCENT

      FLOYD M. MINNIE SWAFFORDS

      NOTE LE ANN SHOOK AND JOHN D. MARRIED 1875

      INFO. SAYS NELLIE SHOOK M. JOHN D. AND ONE YEAR LATER SHE DIED ,AND JOHN D. M. SISTER LEANN. IN THE SHOOK CENSUS WE CAN'T FIND A NELLIE .

      I HAVE A LITTLE STORY FOR YOU .

      WHEN JOHN D. HENNESSEE WAS A LITTLE BOY HE WAS OUTSIDE PLAYING AND A LADY IN A BUGGIE CAME BY AND GAVE JOHN D. A HAT , HIS G.MA CAME OUT AND TOLD THE LADY TO LEAVE . SHE TOLD JOHN D. NOT TO TALK TO THE LADY ANYMORE AND THE HAT WAS GONE FOREVER .

      THE STORY GOES THAT JOHN H. HENNESSEE WAS THE FATHER AND MELINDA AND HIM WAS VERY MUCH IN LOVE BUT THE BEAVERS WOULDN'T LET HER MARRY HIM BECAUSE HE WAS IRISH AND HE WAITED ON HER FOR YRS. TO LEAVE HOME BEFORE HE HIMSELF MARRIED . [15]
    • The 1880 McMinn County census cites this family as all being born in Tennessee... [16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2107] "Morgan/Upper Spring Creek Cemetery",by Marvin & Samme Templin;.

    2. [S52818] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hennessee&GSiman=1&GScid=2177067&GRid=27291441&.

    3. [S53410] "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGXQ-223 : accessed.

    4. [S50449] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSCX-2JH : accessed.

    5. [S53411] "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNGZ-3FR : accessed.

    6. [S653] "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDDP-W82 : accessed 13 Nov 2014.

    7. [S52819] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hennessee&GSiman=1&GScid=2177067&GRid=27291442&.

    8. [S50447] "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKJJ-FVY : accessed.

    9. [S51097] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD75-4Z6 : accessed.

    10. [S53407] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSCX-2JH : accessed.

    11. [S50448] "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNGZ-3FT : accessed.

    12. [S1102] Mattie Belle Hennessee Cate, granddaughter (1924-, Telephone interview, in May of 1991...

    13. [S934] Virginia Webb Hennessee, telephone interview, November 13, 2014.

    14. [S1057] "Telephone interview with Luther Hennessee, April 19, 1991. Lived in Richmond Hill,GA.

    15. [S2310] From: "Butch & Marie Salmons" .

    16. [S2487] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD75-4ZJ : accessed.