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View Tree for Elijah HensleyElijah Hensley (b. 1794, d. 1879)

Elijah Hensley (son of Isaac Hensley and Female Unknown) was born 1794 in (Hawkins) TN, and died 1879 in (Martin) KY. He married Mahala Adams on Bet. 1829 - 1835 in (Logan) VA.

 Includes NotesNotes for Elijah Hensley:
Grants in KY Court Orders:
Eli 50 11:196 1-28-1843 Pike mt. Sterling Br.
Elijah 130 26:76 2-8-47 Pike Long's Br.
Elijah 300 40:12 2-3-51 Lawrence Long Br.
Elijah 200 40:488 1-7-54 Lawrence Tug River
Elijah 90 46:372 12-11-54 Pike Mt. Sterling Br.
Elijah 94 46:373 12-11-54 Pike Mt. Sterling Br.
Elijah & James R. 15 99:117 1-17-80 Martin Emily Fk Wolf Ck.
Elijah & James R. 80 99:118 1-17-80 Martin Emily Fk Wolf Ck.

War of 1812: drafted at Cabell Co. CH 1814; disch Sept 1815. Statement held 3 Jul 1871, res. of Sandy River, Logan Co., age 77; home at Warfield, WV

Father: could also be Isaac's brother Daniel, whom I had previously suggested to be father of Isaac. All speculative.
1820 (Floyd) KY --see below; but also another in (Montgomery) VA could be him.
3 Jul 1824 (Pike) KY marriage of Daniel Hensley and Easter Coalman; Dan's father: William. Bond signed by Daniel Hensley, Elijah Hensley, Charlotte Coalman. Elijah was given Pwr. of Atty. to go for them to get the license. (brother?)
1 Mar 1826 (Pike) KY bond and attest for marriage of Samuel Starr and Nancy or Elizabeth Hensley (sister?)
18 aug 1846 (Pike) KY request license for Daniel May to marry Polly Stots "as I am her gard and step father" by Elijah Hensley.
22 Dec 1848 (Pike) KY letter of permission of Elijah Hensley for son Abraham to marry Jane Ball; same letter same date for son Aaron to marry Patsey Ball.

Per Edmund Browning (Mingo Genealogy on Rootsweb Freepages): War of 1812, the Declaration of Elijah Hensley was held July 3 1871, Elijah, a resident of the Sandy River area, in Logan County West Virginia, was 77
years old, His address was War field WVa. Elijah was drafted at Cable County Courthouse in 1814; he was discharged September 1815. Elijah Hensley Sr. married four times, first to Polly Giddens, daughter of Ruben Giddens, on October 25, 1818 in Floyd County Ky. Second to Elizabeth (Cox) Stotts, widow of John Stotts, March 13,1832. Third to Mahala Adams, About 1835, Mahala died 1869, in Logan County West Virginia Fourth to Mary Phillips Macmillan, on Aug. 8 1869, in Pike County Kentucky, she was 45 years old Elijah was 75. Elijah Hensley Sr., died 1879 in Martin Co. KY.
Elijah was on the 1820 census, Floyd Co. Ky. 1 male 16-25; 1 female 16-25.
Elijah was on the 1830 census, Pike Co. Ky. 1 male under 5; 1 male 5-10; 1Male 20-30; 1 female under 5; 1 female 20-30.
1840 (Logan) VA 1m5-10, 4m10-15, 1m20-30, 1m40-50, 2f<5, 1f20-30, 1f30-40
Elijah was on the 1850 census, Logan Co. WVa, family 428.
Elijah was on the 1860 census, Logan Co. WVa, family 698.
Elijah was on the 1870 census, Logan Co. WVa, family 183, adds children Lewis & Joseph, not in 1860 census; may be grandchildren, but probably were Mary's children from prev. marriage.
Elijah Hensley was involved in a chancery suit in which Elijah was Plaintiff and the heirs of Stephen
Hensley were defendants. All the records of the suit are lost except the deeds made as a result of it. These deeds were made in 1842 and the heirs named in them are Nancy, (this is Nancy Farley, daughter of Capt. Henry Farley) the Widow Farley, who had married Pyrrhus McGinnis, Pauline the wife of James Williams; Sarah, the wife of William Hatfield; and Stephen Hensley Jr. Mr. Olafson who researched the Stephen Hensley family In 1939 states that he had been told that Stephen Hensley Sr. had been married before, and that their were children from this marriage, among whom was one named Brewster, and possibly the Elijah mentioned in the Suit. However he states that he had not been able to verify this.
Wife: Polly Giddens Married: 25 Oct. 1818 in: Floyd Co. Ky. Died: 1831 Polly was the daughter of Ruben Giddens, who traveled to Illinois with James Hensley Sr.

More About Elijah Hensley and Mahala Adams:
Marriage: Bet. 1829 - 1835, (Logan) VA.

Children of Elijah Hensley and Mahala Adams are:
  1. +Mary Hensley, b. Bet. 1845 - 10 Jun 1847, VA, d. 16 Jan 1912, (Martin) KY.
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