Narcissa Adaline Hensley

Female2 May 1829–31 May 1899

Brief Life History of Narcissa Adaline

When Narcissa Adaline Hensley was born on 2 May 1829, in Missouri, United States, her father, James A Hensley, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Bailey, was 38. She married William Henry Dodson on 17 September 1848, in Jefferson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jefferson, Jefferson, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Joachim Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 31 May 1899, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hematite, Jefferson, Missouri, United States.

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William Henry Dodson
Narcissa Adaline Hensley
Marriage: 17 September 1848
Lucinda Elizabeth Dodson
Isham Bailey Dodson
Margaret Dodson
Samuel Kanthus Dodson
James F Dodson
Sarah Dodson
Lee Dodson
John Dodson
Charles Edgar Dodson

Sources (10)

  • Narcissa Dodson in household of William Dodson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Narcissa Hensley, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Narcissa Adaline Hensley Dodson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1848Jefferson, Missouri, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    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 1

    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.


    Age 34

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Hensley in East Worlington (Devon), from the Old English personal name Hēahmund (genitive Hēahmundes) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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