Andrew Jackson Hensley

1810–after 11 July 1888 (Age 78)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Andrew Jackson

When Andrew Jackson Hensley was born in 1810, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Lewis Hensley, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Howard, was 20. He married Happy Pinkey Helton on 30 July 1839, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 1 Hyden, Leslie, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died after 11 July 1888, in Leslie, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78.

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Andrew Jackson Hensley
Happy Pinkey Helton
Marriage: 30 July 1839
Rebecca Hensley
Elizabeth Louise Hensley
Mary Gilbert Hensley
Nancy Hensley
Theophilus Hensley
John Hensley
Barnett Hensley
Henderson H Hensley
William Hensley
Samuel Hensley
Andrew Hensley
Silas Asher Hensley

Spouse and Children

30 July 1839
Kentucky, United States


    Rebecca Hensley


    Elizabeth Louise Hensley


    Mary Gilbert Hensley


    Nancy Hensley


    Theophilus Hensley


+7 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 2

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 (3)

  • A Hensley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Andrew Hensly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Andrew Hensly, "United States Census, 1850"

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