Rebecca P. Hensley

about 1827– (Age NaN)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rebecca P.

When Rebecca P. Hensley was born about 1827, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Hensley, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ann Erwin, was 25. She lived in Greene, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years.

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James Hensley
Mary Ann Erwin
Elizabeth J. Hensley
Rebecca P. Hensley
Delilah Hensley
Louisa Huldah Hensley
James Frederick Hensley
Cornelius Hensley
Catharine Hensley
Frances Elijah Hensley
Delliah M Hensley
Amos H Hensley
Matilda A Hensley
Anna Malinda Hensley

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 3

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Name Meaning

English:1. probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Hēahmund + Old English lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + lēah. 2. possibly also a variant of Hemsley .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rebecca Hensley in household of James Hensley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca P Hensly in household of James Hensly, "United States Census, 1850"

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