David Hennessa

Male 1805 - 1885  (80 years)


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  • Name David Hennessa 
    Born 3 Sep 1805  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Religion Minister of God  [2
    Residence 0___ 1835  Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 14 Dec 1885  Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Harshaw Chapel Cemetery, Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I917  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2014 

    Father John Hennessee,   b. ~ 1775, (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Elmina Thompson,   b. (~ 1774), (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Sudderth,   b. 11 May 1797, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1886, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Martha Ann Hennessee,   b. 3 Sep 1826, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1844, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. John H. Hennessee,   b. 12 Jan 1828, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1889, Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Abraham P. Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1831, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Dec 1849, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     4. Elizabeth M. Hennessee,   b. March 1832, Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Catherine "Catherine" Hennessee,   b. 27 May 1835, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1915, Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. James Patrick Hennessee,   b. 0___ 1837, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1850, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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
    _MSTAT Partners 
    Children 
     1. John David Hennessee,   b. 10 Nov 1849, Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1921, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F1181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1805 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1835 - Cherokee County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1885 - Cherokee County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Harshaw Chapel Cemetery, Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Burke County, North Carolina) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Juror in trial of Frankie Silver, 1831-33. Appears in 1850 Census,Cherokee Co.
      Went to live in Cherokee Co., NC in about 1835. [3]
    • From: "Nita Shepard"
      To: "David Alden Hennessee"
      Subject: Raleigh Archives Inf
      Date: Saturday, August 03, 2002 1:54 PM

      Hi, David:

      Are you interested in copies of the information found in Archives above about John Hennessee's son David and his trespass causing $1,000 damage on John's property after John's death? Summons was issued 1845 with judgement made against David. Among the same papers was summons against Tisdale Spencer & his son Samuel in 1847.

      Judgement appeared to be against Tisdale & Samuel also but it is noted they were out of state & insolvent. (They were in Gilmer Co., Ga.- later went to Texas) Abraham Sudderth, Jr. (husband of Elmina - Elmira) and Patrick II were executors.

      As I remember I saw where the suit against Tisdale & Samuel was dropped - some thought because Patrick II had died. Elizabeth Wilson Spencer, John's wife at the time of John's death, was called to testify on behalf of Abraham, Jr. It appears she came but was not used to testify. She wanted to be paid for her trip (she was out of county), was not paid. When Elizabeth died in Forsyth Co., N. C. in 1855, she made bequests to her side of the family only.

      Looks like David got into a lot of trouble after his Dad's death - son David - plus the trespassing & damage charge. Guess David did not like the choices father John gave him when John wrote his will in 1844.

      If you read John's will closely, you can see John was apprehensive about David's reaction. Probably David could not be reached at that time so John had to make decisions without consulting David.

      These were, of course, all problems on John's side and you may not want to worry about them. The handwriting on the papers is faint & difficult to read. I wish I had more details but all I can do is read between the lines. I know John's will was not settled for 6 years.

      Cuz Nita

      From: "Nita Shepard"
      To: "David Alden Hennessee"
      Subject: David and John David
      Date: Friday, November 22, 2002 11:36 AM


      Hi, David: You may remember I have tried from time to time to find 1870 Cherokee Co., N. C., census on the Internet. I finally located a Patty Brock who had a copy of it and was willing to look up one
      name. I contacted her inquiring about John David at

      abrock@cinci.rr.com

      Below is what I received:

      "August 4, 1870 Murphy Township
      HH#121 Hennessee, John 41 NC Dry Goods Dealer, Nancy 29 Ga, Caroline 9 NC, Catharine 3 NC" I am sure I do not need to tell you that John above is John H. Hennessee, s/o David Hennessee and Catherine Sudderth; Nancy is John's wife N. Josephine Goodrune (or Nancy Josephine Goodrune); Caroline is Elizabeth or C. E. Hennessee (or Caroline Elizabeth Hennessee), d/o John H. above; Catharine is Victoria (or Catharine Victoria or Victoria Catherine ? - probably Catharine Victoria, maybe Victoria
      Catharine) d/o John H. above

      "HH#136 Hennesa, David 62 NC County Commissioner, Catharine 72 NC, Taylor, Nancy 21 Ky, Step, William 20 NC, Stewart, Thomas 11 NC (black)." Again, no doubt I do not need to offer any further inf. re above but - David would be David Hennessee, s/o John Hennessee and Elmina Thompson; Catharine would be Catherine Sudderth, d/o Abraham Sudderth, Sr., and w/o David. I do not know the others at this moment. Perhaps you do.

      John David Hennessee, illegitimate son of David Hennessee, was listed with the Benjamin Beaver family in Cherokee Co NC censuses of 1850 and 1860 but his name is not in the 1870 Cherokee Co NC census per Patty Brock with the Beavers or otherwise:

      "August 10, 1870 New Section of Valley Town Township
      HH#35 Beaver, Benjamin 67 NC, Nancy 65 NC, Martha 28 NC, Patterson, Benjamin 9 NC, Beaver, Cornelia 6 NC." I have in my files: Martha, age 11, 1850; 21 1860.


      "Living next door at HH#36 Beaver, Stuart 23 NC, Catherine 22 NC, Rowan 2 NC, Ann 1 NC (This probably is son of Benjamin above.)" I have in my files: Benjamin S. age 7, 1850; as Stuard, age 14 1860.

      I am trying to find out what happened to John David after 1860 census until Nov 18 1875 when he married Lee Ann Shook in McMinn Co., Tenn. Do you have anything in this time frame?

      I woke up this morning to our first rather heavy snow. I understand Nick H was to go to Gettysburg this weekend with his son and grandchildren to have a private tour of the battlefield. I would have liked to go too (was invited) but naturally couldn't. If there is snow at Gettysburg too, this weekend may not be the best of times. Cuz Nita [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] "The Heritage of Burke County,NC",by The Burke County Historical Society,, p. 226.

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

    3. [S2211] From: "Nita Shepard" .

    4. [S35] Nita Raye Hennessee Shephard (1913-2003) | major contributor for the JOHN HENNESSEE Family (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1049] Allen R. Hennessee | 28 Mar 1998 | Monograph on the Hennessee Family | Route 5 Box 608, Lenoir, NC 28645 | 704.758.049.