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The Hensons have been in Kentucky since the early years of the 1800s, having lived in VA., NC and perhaps TN. During the Rev. War, Paul Henson and William Henson served out of NC. I am still trying to verify their relationship and the connection to the Elliott Co. Hensons. Many believe William was the predecessor; however, I have found documentation of Paul also coming to KY. Paul was given 160 acres of bounty land issued under the act of March 3, 1855; however, he was pensioned on Certificate 31 590, which was issued under the act of June 7, 1832. It was paid at the KY agency. Paul was living in Clay Co., KY in 1837.

William was also a Rev. War soldier, b. 1745, from Ashe Co., NC, married 20 Sep 1830, Ann Jacob (1775-1860+) who may have been an Indian from the Yadkin River, NC, probably a second wife.

On 1 Aug 1812, James Henson b 1785, NC and Mary "Polly" Lewis, b ca 1797 NC, were married in Clay Co., KY. They probably moved to Morgan Co., KY in the late 1820s, and settled along Laurel Creek. James Henson died June 1869, Morgan Co. of lung disease at the age of 81. Mary was still alive in Elliott Co. in the 1880 Census, at the age of 94. She applied for a pension, Certificate #6, 735, cause for which pensioned-widow 1812, 8.00 monthly rate, date of original allowance, Feb 1876,k Elliott Co., KY.

Known children of James & Mary Lewis Henson were:

  1. Lewis Henson (ca 1814-23 May 1852, Morgan Co. KY of dropsy) md Sarah "Sallie" DeHart, d/o Jesse DeHart and Jemima Wood, 4 May 1834, Morgan Co. KY.
  2. Martha "Patsy" Henson (b ca 1815) md Gabriel DeHart, s/0 Jesse DeHart and Jemima Wood, 7 Dec 1834, Morgan Co., KY.
  3. Phebe Henson (1816) md Stephen Stephens, 22 Mar 1833, Morgan Co., KY.
  4. Winifred Henson (1820) md Jesse Stephens 21 Feb 1842, Morgan Co., KY.
  5. James Henson, Jr. (1828) md Elizabeth Moore.
  6. Margarett Henson (1833).
  7. John Henson (1834) md Sarah Williams 9 Jan 1857, Morgan Co., KY.
  8. Daniel Henson (1834) md Synthy Ison 9 Nov 1855, Morgan Co., KY. Also in the 1850 Morgan Co. Census, it shows a Lucy Williams, age 14, living with James and Mary.

Phebe Henson and Stephen Stephens are my great, great, great grandparents.

If you need information on above-mentioned people, please contact me ron3626@wwd.net.