When Mary Henley was born in 1821, in Tennessee, United States, her father, James Matthew Russey, was 38 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Cloud, was 28. She married James R Ayers in 1833, in Tipton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Fayette, Tennessee, United States in 1850.
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 .