John David Hennessee

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, 6
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 1858  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion Methodist Minister 
    Residence 1860  Valley Town, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Also Known As John Hennessee  [9
    Census Name John D Hennessee  [5, 6, 10
    Census Name John Henner  [8
    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 14 Nov 2019 

    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. 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
    _MSTAT Partners 
    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 8 Oct 1871  Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence (Family) 1900  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence (Family) 1910  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence (Family) 1920  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2019 
    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  [13
    Residence (Family) 1880  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    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 5 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Bishop,   b. 0May 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1898  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Residence (Family) 1900  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F10800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Margaret D. Williams,   b. 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 22 Dec 1909  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2019 
    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 MapsAlt Birth - 1858 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Valley Town, Cherokee County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1871 - 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) - 1880 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Oct 1898 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1900 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1900 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1909 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1910 - McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 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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  • Headstones
    John David Hennessee (1849-1921)
    John David Hennessee (1849-1921)

  • 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. [19]
    • 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..." [20, 21]
    • 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 . [22]
    • Name: John Hennessee
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1880
      Event Place: District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 22
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Race (Original): W
      Occupation: Farmer
      Relationship to Head of Household: Self
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
      Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
      Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
      Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
      Sheet Letter: C
      Sheet Number: 345
      Person Number: 0
      Volume: 1


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      John Hennessee Self M 22 Tennessee, United States
      Ann Hennessee Wife F 20 Tennessee, United States
      Catharine Hennessee Daughter F 3 Tennessee, United States
      David Hennessee Son M 1 Tennessee, United States
      Dalton Hennessee Mother F 48 Tennessee, United States

      District: ED 65
      Sheet Number and Letter: 345C
      Household ID: 13313422
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T9
      Affiliate Film Number: 1268
      GS Film Number: 1255268
      Digital Folder Number: 005162502
      Image Number: 00194

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD75-4ZJ : 15 July 2017), Dalton Hennessee in household of John Hennessee, District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 65, sheet 345C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,268.

      end of this census record [7]
    • The 1880 McMinn County census cites this family as all being born in Tennessee... [23]
    • Name: John D Hennessee
      Event Type: Census
      Event Year: 1900
      Event Place: Civil District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 51
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Race (Original): W
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
      Years Married: 18
      Birth Date: Nov 1849
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marriage Year (Estimated): 1882
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      John D Hennessee Head M 51 North Carolina
      Mary Hennessee Wife F 41 Tennessee
      Mira C Hennessee Daughter F 24 Tennessee
      David Hennessee Son M 22 Tennessee
      James Hennessee Son M 19 Tennessee
      Henry Hennessee Son M 17 Tennessee
      Ida L Hennessee Daughter F 15 Tennessee
      Floyd L Hennessee Son M 12 Tennessee
      Mary E Hennessee Daughter F 10 Tennessee
      Harley Hennessee Son M 8 Tennessee
      Ada Hennessee Daughter F 6 Tennessee
      Ellen Morgan Stepdaughter F 16 Tennessee
      Stella Morgan Stepdaughter F 13 Tennessee
      Townzin Morgan Stepson M 9 Tennessee
      Ada Morgan Stepdaughter F 5 Tennessee

      District: 82
      Sheet Number and Letter: 11A
      Household ID: 191
      Line Number: 19
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T623
      GS Film Number: 1241585
      Digital Folder Number: 004118687
      Image Number: 00415

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSCX-2JG : accessed 14 November 2019), Ada Morgan in household of John D Hennessee, Civil District 8, McMinn, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 82, sheet 11A, family 191, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,585.

      end of this census record
    • Name: John D Hennessee
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1910
      Event Place: Civil District 5, McMinn, Tennessee, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 59
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Race (Original): White
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1851
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Sheet Letter: A
      Sheet Number: 7


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      John D Hennessee Head M 59 North Carolina
      Margeret D Hennessee Wife F 46 Tennessee
      Frank Hennessee Son M 25 Tennessee
      Floyd L Hennessee Son M 22 Tennessee
      Lizzie Hennessee Daughter F 19 Tennessee
      Harl Hennessee Son M 17 Tennessee
      Ada L Hennessee Daughter F 15 Tennessee

      District: ED 115
      Sheet Number and Letter: 7A
      Household ID: 138
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T624
      Affiliate Film Number: 1510
      GS Film Number: 1375523
      Digital Folder Number: 004985566
      Image Number: 01255

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGXQ-22C : accessed 14 November 2019), Ada L Hennessee in household of John D Hennessee, Civil District 5, McMinn, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 115, sheet 7A, family 138, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1510; FHL microfilm 1,375,523.

      end of 1910 census [6]
    • Name: John D Hennessee
      Event Type: Census
      Event Date: 1920
      Event Place: Civil District 5, McMinn, Tennessee, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 70
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Race (Original): White
      Can Read: Yes
      Can Write: Yes
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
      Own or Rent: Own
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1850
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Sheet Letter: A
      Sheet Number: 8


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      John D Hennessee Head M 70 North Carolina
      Margaret D Hennessee Wife F 56 Tennessee

      District: ED 62
      Sheet Number and Letter: 8A
      Household ID: 145
      Line Number: 11
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T625
      Affiliate Film Number: 1753
      GS Film Number: 1821753
      Digital Folder Number: 004968805
      Image Number: 00444

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNGZ-3FT : accessed 14 November 2019), Margaret D Hennessee in household of John D Hennessee, Civil District 5, McMinn, Tennessee, United States; citing ED 62, sheet 8A, line 12, family 145, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1753; FHL microfilm 1,821,753.

      end of the 1920 census [10]

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    18. [S14876] John D (Unknown) Hennessee, Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNDK-.

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

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

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

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

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