John Henley Sr

Brief Life History of John

When John Henley Sr was born on 27 December 1766, in Center MM, Guilford, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, Jesse Henley Sr, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Ann Elmore Crew, was 36. He married Keziah Nixon on 21 September 1778, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Randolph, North Carolina, United States in 1830. He died on 2 June 1834, in Back Creek MM, Randolph, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Back Creek MM, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.

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John Henley Sr
Keziah Nixon
Marriage: 21 September 1778
Mary Henley
Nixon Henley
John Henley
Jesse G Henley
Rebecca Henley
Sarah Henley
Phineas Henley

Sources (6)

  • John Henley Snr, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John and Keziah Henley Family in Quaker Back Creek Monthly Meeting, Women's Minutes [birth dates]
  • John Henley & Keziah Henley, Death Records, Quaker Back Creek Monthly Meeting

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World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.


North Carolina is the 12th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Henley, for example in Surrey, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Shropshire, and Suffolk. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hēan, the weak dative form of hēah ‘high’ (originally used after a preposition and an article) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. However, some, including the one in Shropshire, come from Old English henn ‘hen, wild bird’ + lēah.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hIonnghaile, from a variant (without initial F-) of the personal name Fionnghal, which gave rise to Ó Fionnghaile (see Fennell ).

Possibly an Americanized form of German Henle .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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