Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee

Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee

Male 1845 - 1939  (94 years)

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  • Name Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee 
    Born 27 Feb 1845  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer, Teacher, Merchant  [4
    Religion Methodist  [6
    Residence 0___ 1910  Cannon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 0___ 1920  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Also Known As Hampton Mortimer Hennessee 
    Military CSA Veteran  [8
    Buried 18 Mar 1929  Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Died 17 Dec 1939  McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I904  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Neal,   b. 19 Sep 1802, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1892, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1822  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1850  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1870  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Pernetta "Nettie" Jennings,   b. 0___ 1855, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1923, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • not listed in Warren Co.,TN:1852-1900 Marriage Records
    Children 
     1. Ida Elizabeth Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1871, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1914, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2017 
    Family ID F6142  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Cora Cornelia "Cora" Miller,   b. 14 Nov 1858, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1929, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1878  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • ,by Jacob Stipes,M.G.
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  Cannon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Lela Bernice Hennessee,   b. 28 Nov 1879, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1966, Cannon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Eva Beulah Hennessee,   b. 25 Aug 1882, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1973, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Grover Cleveland Hennessee, Sr.,   b. 4 Mar 1885, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1950, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Clara Novella Hennessee,   b. 2 Mar 1889, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1973, Sparta, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Photos
    Cora Miller Hennessee's Family
    Cora Miller Hennessee's Family

    Top Row:

    Clara Novella Hennessee Purser (1889-1973)
    Grover Cleveland Hennessee (1885-1950)
    Eva Beulah Hennessee Cantrell (1882-1973)

    Bottom Row:

    Lela Bernice Hennessee Grizzle (1879-1966)
    Mary Cora Cornelia Miller Hennessee (1858-1929)

    Photo provided by Loretta Braswell Inglis, wife of George Walter Inglis who is the great, grandson
    The Hamilton Hennessee Family
    The Hamilton Hennessee Family

    Top Row:

    Lela Bernice Hennessee Grizzle (1879-1966)
    Eva Bernice Hennessee Cantrell (1882-1973)

    Bottom Row:

    Cora Miller Hennessee (1858-1929)
    Clara Novella Hennessee Purser (1889-1973)
    Grover Cleveland Henneessee (1885-1950)
    Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee (1845-1929)

    Photo proved by their great, grandson, George Walter Inglis (1937-
    Last Modified 24 May 2017 
    Family ID F546  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1845 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1878 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1900 - Cannon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1910 - Cannon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1920 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Mar 1929 - Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1939 - McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Warren County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hamilton Mortimer 'Hamp' Hennessee (1845 - 1939)
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    The photo was taken circa 1895 in McMinnville, Tennessee

  • Notes 
    • Civil War Veteran. Testimony as follows..

      http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pen208.htm

      NAME: Hennessee, H.M.
      PENSION #: S13623
      UNIT: l6th Inf.

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      In 1922 the Federal Government for posterity sent questionnaires to all veterans of the Civil War. The following is the a verbatim transcript given by HMH:

      Q. State your full name and present post office address:

      A. Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee, McMinnville, Tenn. R.F.D. No. 4.

      Q. State your age now:

      A. 77 yr. 10 mos.

      Q. In what State and county were your born?

      A. Tenn. Warren Co.

      Q. In what State and county were you living when you enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, or of the Federal Government?

      A. Confederate.

      Q. What was your occupation before the war?

      A. Farmer.

      Q. What was the occupation of your father?

      A. Farmer.

      Q. If you owned land or other property at the time of the war, state what kind of property you owned, and state the value of your property as near as you can:

      A. I owned nothing as I was only 16 yrs. old.

      Q. Did your parents own slaves? If so, how many?

      A. My father owned 15.

      Q. If your parents owned land, state about how many acres:

      A. 250

      Q. State as near as you can the value of all the property owned by your parents including land, when the war opened:

      A. $3000 not counting the negroes

      Q. What kind of house did your parents occupy? State whether it was a log house or frame house or built of other materials, and state the number of rooms it had:

      A. log 4 rooms

      Q. As a boy and young man, state what kind of work you did. If you worked on a farm, state to what extent you plowed, worked with a hoe, and did


      Q. State clearly what kind of work your father did, and what the duties of your mother were. State all kinds of work done in the house as well as you can remember - that is, cooking, spinning, weaving, etc.

      A. All kind of work to be done on a farm my mother did the same about the house such as cooking spinning weaving or any thing that was needing done about the house

      Q. Did your parents keep any servants? If so, how many?

      A. yes - 15

      Q. How was honest toil - as plowing, hauling and other sorts or honest work of this class - regarded in your community? Was such work considered respectable and honorable?

      A. all work done by any body, father, mother, brother or sister was classed as respectable and honorable

      Q. Did the white men in your community generally engage in such work?:

      A. yes.

      Q. To what extent were there white men in your community leading lives of idleness and having others do their work for them?:

      A. very few

      Q. Did the men who own slaves mingle freely with those who did not own slaves, or did slaveholders in any way show by their actions that they felt themselves better than respectable, honorable who did own slaves?:

      A. yes. No one seemed to think themselves any better by owning slaves

      Q. At the churches, at the schools, at public gatherings in general, did slaveholders and non-slaveholders mingle on a footing of equality?:

      A. yes
      [8]
    • Q. Was there a friendly feeling between slaveholders and non-slaveholders in your community, or were they antagonistic to each other?:

      A. very friendly relations if honorable

      Q. In a political contest in which one candidate owned slaves and the other did not, did the fact that one candidtate owned slaves help him in winning the contest?

      A. yes

      Q. Were the opportunities good in your community for a poor young man - honest and industrious - to save up enough to buy a small farm of go in business for himself?

      A. yes and lots of them did.

      Q. Were poor ones, industrious young men, who were ambitious to make something of themselves, encouraged or discouraged by slaveholders?

      A. encouraged

      Q. What kind school or schools did you attend?

      A. most public

      Q. What school or schools were in operation in the your neighborhood?

      A. public and sometimes private subscriptions

      Q. Was the school in your community or private?

      A. both

      Q. About how many months in the year did it run?

      A. 4 or 5 months each year

      Q. Did the boys and girls in your community attend school pretty regularly?

      A. some did other did not

      Q. Was the teacher of the school you attended a man or a woman?

      A. man

      Q. In what year and month and at what place did you enlist in the Confederate or of the Federal Government?

      A. 1863 Mar. Tullahoma, Tenn. confederate service

      Q. After enlistment, where was your company sent first?

      A. Shelbyville

      Q. How long after your enlistment before your company engaged in battle?:

      A. 6 months

      Q. What was first battle you engaged in?:

      A. Chickamauga, Tenn.

      Note: Answers to the next three questions seem somewhat out of sequence.

      Q. State in your own way your experience in the war from this time on until the close. State where you went after the first battle - what you did, what others did, what battles your engaged in, how long they lasted, what the results were; state how you lived in camp, how you were clothed, how you slept, what you had to eat, how you were exposed to cold, hunger and disease. If you were in the hospital or in prison, state your experience here:

      A. I was wounded two places on the right leg above and below the knee,was sent to hospital but found two aunts near Dalton Ga and went to their homes and staid with them 4 weeks till nearly well then went back to my regiment and was in all the battles from Dalton Ga. to the battle of Franklin Tenn I never was discharge I and 4 others got permission from my capt and came home from Nashville after the Franklin battles and was taken sick with plurasy and was confined in bed and was captured by some of my own reg that went over to the yankeys

      Q. What kind of work did you take up when you came home?:

      A. Farming. I worked for my father the 1st year as I was not 21 and the 2nd I worked for myself and then went to Spencer Tenn to school.

      Q. Give a sketch of your life since the close of the Civil War, stating what kind of business you have engaged in, where you have lived, you church relations, etc. If you have held an office of offices, state what is was. You may state here any other facts connected with your life and experience which has not been brought out by the questions:

      A. I farmed some taught school and was merchant for 17 years then went back to farming. I went to Smith(ville?) sold goods there then to Cannon co. Tenn. owned farm there. My health was bad. Sold out came within 2 mi. of McMinnville where I now live. I am a Methodist. I was P.M.(?) 4 years at Jone Mills, Tenn. Now I am not able to hardly any kind of work and am getting $20.00 as pension which barely keeps me up as every thing is so high to live on. I have 3 married daughters. Two of them married the sons of comrads in my reg. one of them lost his right arm at Perryville Ky and the other wounded in the mouth and neck. I am the only left of a family of 8 as was the youngest one of the family. [6]

    • Q. Give the full name of you father: born: at: ; the county of: state of: . He lived at . Give also any particulars concerning him, as official position, war
      services, etc.; books written by,etc.

      A. Archibald W. (Hennessee); Bur___(?) Burke? county, North Carolina; lived there till 6 yrs. old and the came to Tenn.: J.P.?

      Q. Maiden name in full of your mother: . She was the daughter of (full name) and his wife (full name) who lived at:

      A. Jane Neal; Wm. Neal; Hannah Neal; East Tenn

      Q. Remarks on ancestry. Give here any and all facts possible in reference to your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc., not included in the foregoing, as where the lived, office held, Revolutionary or other war services;what country the family came from to America; where first settled, county and state; always giving full names (if possible) and never referring to an ancestor simply as such without giving the name. It is desirable to include every fact possible and to that end the full and exact record from old Bibles should be appended on separate sheets of the size, thus preserving the facts from loss:

      A. My father Archibald Hennessee was the son of James Hennessee. My great grandfather came from Ireland and settled in N.C. Wm. Neal on my mothers side lived in East Tenn. My father and mother were born in Sept. 1802.

      Q. Give the names of all the members of your Company you can remember: (If you know where the Roster is to be had, please make special note of this.).

      A. At the first organisasion. A list of the name of Co. D 16th Tenn. reg. Capt. P.H. Coffee, 1st Lt. Geo. Marchbanks,...

      Listed were J.P.K.(?) Hennessee and H.M.Hennessee.
      (Complete list available on request...DAH.)

      There are several more that I cannot remember. I have a history written by T.A. Head of Co. K of the 16th Tenn. also of 8th 28 35th and 51st which he pic____ the scroll with name of each of Wright's brigade but Head was captured at Kennesaw Mt. and did not know much about what to write only what was told. I know that he failed to give the names of several that were killed and severely and mortally wounded. My brother Lt. J.P.(?)A. Hennessee was severely wounded at Murfreesboro and was so badly wounded at Atlanta which are not mentioned in the Head history. I have the History of the 16th Tenn. and 4 other reg. which gives an accurate account of their deeds which I will loan or sell you for $2.00 if you want it. I am willing to do my best to help to make history for the old South. While in the army made as good as soldier as I could. At Jonesboro Ga. my company only had 2 officer and 4 privates. I was one of the privates.

      All having been killed, wounded and missing. at the battle of Jonesboro Ga. 45 mi. below Atlanta where Hood came to Tenn. I was barefoot till I had blood blisters on the bottom of my feet. I with hundred of others was bare footed and sent from Cedar town Ga. to Blue Mt. Ala. before we could get shoes with very little to eat. we some times drew 4 days rashions that would not last 2 days. when Hood crost Sand Mt. there were 2 days we did not draw rashion, but lived on parch corn. we whiped the life out of the Yankees at Chicamauga, Rasacco, Kenesaw Mt. and at Atlanta and Franklin we drove them out of their breast works at point of the bayonet.

      People may talk of verterns of the Worlds war but they saw nothing like the old Confederates when it comes to fighting almost every day from Dalton Ga. to Jonesboro a distance of most 200 miles and but little to eat that not fit to eat. Some cooked while others fought and sent our rashions in the dark. I never could cook, cannot now. We were clad scanty without tents and the water would freeze in our canteen.

      I stood picket at Nashville when Hood was there when the snow was 15 in. deep without fire. Need not talk about the world's war veterans. Ceasor, Napoleon or Washington never had better fighters than the Confederate soldier. I would have answered you sooner but both of the balls of my thumbs tore off when I received you questions and have been under treatment of a Dr. I write and am so nervous I am fearful you cannot read my writing.

      I am truly yours,

      H.M.Hennessee P.S. I do not know of but four of my old co. that are living.

      (Extra page) 9/20/22 - McMinnville, Tenn. -

      ...great men as I consider...Jeff Davis when he spoke at Palmetto, GA.; saw and heard Andrew Johnson at McMinnville... with Horas Maynard and Gen. B.F. Cheatham...all the Generals in the Confederate army of Tenn. Division...liked J.E. Johnston and Forest the best ...Cheatham, Bates and Cleburn...Col. Isham G. Harris as well as Bob and Alf Taylor...Bob was my favorite...always voted for Bob...never voted for Alf... last primary I voted for Harvy Hannah...

      (HENNESSEE, H. M. Pension No. 13623)

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