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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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Hensley
1810–1888
Happy Pinkey Helton
1821–1892
Marriage: 30 July 1839
Rebecca Hensley
1839–
Elizabeth Louise Hensley
1841–
Mary Gilbert Hensley
1841–
Nancy Hensley
1844–1879
Theophilus Hensley
1849–1869
John Hensley
1850–
Barnett Hensley
1853–
Henderson H Hensley
1853–1931
William Hensley
1855–
Samuel Hensley
1857–
Andrew Hensley
1858–
Silas Asher Hensley
1863–1953

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 July 1839
Kentucky, United States
children

(12)

    Rebecca Hensley

    Female1839–Female

    Elizabeth Louise Hensley

    Female1841–Female

    Mary Gilbert Hensley

    Female1841–Female

    Nancy Hensley

    Female1844–1879Female

    Theophilus Hensley

    Male1849–1869Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1812

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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