Albert Audley "Uncle Aud" Hennessee

Albert Audley "Uncle Aud" Hennessee

Male 1899 - 1987  (88 years)

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  • Name Albert Audley "Uncle Aud" Hennessee 
    Born 16 Feb 1899  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census Name Albert A Hennessee  [3
    Died 7 Dec 1987  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Gardens of Memory Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I44  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Aug 1995 

    Father James Thomas Hennessee,   b. 3 Nov 1846, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1927, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother 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  [4
    • by B. P. Jarrett, J.P.
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1899 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1987 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gardens of Memory Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Albert Audley 'Uncle Aud' Hennessee (1899-1987)
    Albert Audley "Uncle Aud" Hennessee (1899-1987)

  • Notes 
    • Never Married. Was known to make whiskey in the mountains...got caught and spent some time in Atlanta Prison.

      Martha Bouldin Holt remembers him as "Uncle Ab". He was kind to children and always had candy or chewing gum for them. She also remembers "Aud" explaining his batchelorhood by telling Martha that "he couldn't marry Minnie Holland so he wasn't going to marry at all!". She married Jim Evans and had 6 children...DAH
    • Uncle Aud was quite a character. Whenever my Dad, Berth (1918-1985), and I were in McMinnville, we would always jump in the car and look for "Hennessees" - and there were a blue million of them!

      Neither Dad nor I could really understand our relationship to the other Hennessees because of the many marriages enjoyed by the many Hennessee boys and the many half-brothers and sisters produced by their marital bliss. In point, my Dad's grandfather, James Hennessee (1846-1927), had two families totaling 16 children. We were never sure whether Uncle Aud, half-brother to my grandfather, Jesse, was really kin or only "half-kin". Nonetheless, Dad always spoke well of Uncle Aud and I was therefore anxious to meet him.

      Trip after trip into the country looking for Aud invariably was met with, "Aud? Ya just missed him by 5 minutes! Where'd he go? Dunno...". After 30 years of missing him by 5 minutes and the passing of my father I gave up figuring that if my father couldn't find him - I never would.

      A few years later, I went to the nursing home, in McMinnville, to visit my Aunt Georgie Newman Hennessee (1903-1988). Walking down the corridor I noticed a placard pointing to "Albert Hennessee". I wondered if this was "Aud" because Dad never knew his given name. In excited steps to his room I was fearing the "5 Minute Rule" and if he were there, what he would look like and if I could be sure that this was the phantom "Uncle Aud". I soon as I turned into the room and saw his bright blue eyes and prodigious proboscis there was no doubt that this man was a Hennessee like all the Hennessees I knew. I walked over to the bed and hugged him, joyous in the fact that I had finally found Aud and wishing Dad were there to share the great victory.

      It would be further confirmed that this was, indeed, Aud Hennessee, because within ten minutes he had talked me out of a twenty-dollar bill...David Alden Hennessee.

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 2 - Annotated, Cemeteries G-L" by, p. 73 (Reliability: 3).

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

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

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