Catherine Hensley

1800–1870 (Age 70)
Mingo, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Hensley was born in 1800, in Mingo, West Virginia, United States, her father, Chrisley Hensley, was 70 and her mother, Jemima "Mimy" Davis, was 16. She married James Lester White in 1833. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died in 1870, in Buchanan, Virginia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Virginia, United States.

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James Lester White
Catherine Hensley
Marriage: 1833
Peter White
Andrew White
John Jackson White Sr
Sylvester Wesley White
Ailsey B White
Parris White
Anna White
Isaac White
James White
Edward White
David Edward White
Margaret White

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 12

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine White in household of Joseph White, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catharine White in household of James White, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine White in entry for Silvester White, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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