John Henley Sr

27 December 1766–2 June 1834 (Age 67)
Center MM, Guilford, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life 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, was 41 and his mother, Ann 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

Spouse and Children

21 September 1778
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 1

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.

Age 10

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of hēah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Others, for example one near Ludlow in Shropshire, have as their first element Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’. Others still, for example those in Somerset and Surrey, are ambiguous between the two possibilities.2 In Ireland, Henley is used for Hennelly , and sometimes for Hanley .3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Henle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Henley Snr, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Henley in Jesse and Ann Henley's Family Record, Quaker Centre Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina
  • John Henley & Keziah Henley, Death Records, Quaker Back Creek Monthly Meeting

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