For those who are researching one of the HENSLEY FAMILIES of Grimes Co., TX, some of the data I have compiled on our HENSLEY FAMILY for thirty five years is as follows:
AZARIAH/AZORA HENSLEY b ca 1800-1805 NC d 1847-1850 possibly in TN, m/17 Oct. 1824 Caswell Co., NC (Bondsman: JOHN VAUGHAN)to FRANCES VAUGHAN b ca 1801 NC, d aft. 1870, possibly in the area of Bowie Co., TX.
Children of AZARIAH HENSLEY and FRANCES VAUGHAN;
1. BURRELL HENSLEY b ca 1825 NC m/GEORGIA ANN
2. MACK C. HENSLEY b ca 1830 TN
3. WILLIAM FLOURONEY SMITH HENSLEY b 7 Mar. 1832 Lincoln Co., TN, d 12 Mar. 1917, Bedias, Grimes Co., TX m/ 25 Dec. 1856 ALAMANZA RANDALL b 3 May 1838 AL, d 17 Feb 1905, Grimes Co., TX, dau. of ALLEN J. RANDALL b 1815 MS and SARAH A.MASSEY b ca 1816 (my line)
4. JIM-JOE WALKER(or Walter)HENSLEY b 1833-1835 TN
5. MARY HENSLEY b 1835 TN
6. JOHN HENRY HENSLEY b 27 May 1836 Lincoln Co., TN, d Feb. 3 1915 in Bedias, Grimes Co.,TX, married Dec. 3 1857 to SARAH ELIZABETH KITTRELL b 1 Nov. 1841 TX, d May 13 1914 in Iola, Grimes Co., TX., dau of JOHN KITRELL and ANN M. ...
7. ZEPHEMIA "Zif" HENSLEY b 1837-1838 TN d April 1 1886 m/ NANCY "NAN" ...
8. ELIZABETH "Betty" HENSLEY b 1838-1840 TN m/TOM WILEY
9. MARTHA HENSLEY b 1842-1843 TN
10. GEORGE W. D. HENSLEY b 1844-1845 TN
11. A. FRANK HENSLEY b1846-1847 TN
I first find the Family in Robertson Co., TN in 1830, however, you may find the name listed as Henely.
R-387 AZARIAH HENSLEY 10001 0001
R-387 WILLIAM HENSLEY 2200001 0012001
R-428 JOHN HENSLEY 011001 113101
Several VAUGHAN families were also in Robertson Co., TN in 1830. By 1840, our HENSLEY family was in Lincoln Co., TN. AZARIAH/AZORA HENSLEY was not listed in the 1850 but FRANCES is listed as ENSLEY. Some of the families stayed in the Bowie Co., TX area, AR, and OK and others migrated to Grimes Co., TX.
I have yet to document the parents of AZARIAH HENSLEY or FRANCES VAUGHAN. Any correspondance on the family will be appreciated. Melba