Hennessee, Gideon C.

Gideon C. Hennessee
b: 1820
d: 1880
Thomas C. Hennessee is a son of G. C. and Sallie (Smith) Hennessee, of Warren County, Tenn., who emigrated to Wright County, Mo., in 1842, where Thomas was born March 20, 1844. In 1863 the family moved to Arkansas and located in Lawrence County, where the father died in 1880. He served in the Confederate army through the war, and was one of the raiders under Price during that general''s daring exploits. The family consisted of four sons and three daughters, who grew to mature years, of whom two brothers and three sisters are yet living. Thomas C. Hennessee remained with his father on the farm until the latter joined the Confederate army, in 1861. In 1862 he enlisted in the Second Missouri Battalion of Cavalry, and served in that company until the close of the war. He was paroled and discharged at [p.794] Shreveport, La, on May 10, 1865, and returned to his home in Lawrence County. During his career in the army Mr. Hennessee has, no doubt, seen about as much fighting, and also done fully as much as any soldier at that period. He took part in the fights at Poison Springs, Marks'' Mill, Jenkins'' Ferry, and a great many skirmishes and fights of lesser note, but equally as hot as their predecessors. When he first joined the army, the battalion of which he was a member was composed of 476 men, and out of that number only seventy-four lived through the horrors of war to be paroled at its close. Mr. Hennessee received a gun-shot wound in one of his limbs, which disabled him for a time; and, on another occasion, was wounded by one of the guards, after being taken a prisoner, while walking over a log to cross a creek. On December 21, 1865, he was married to Miss Levira Bagley, of Arkansas, and then settled to a farm life with his bride. He came on his present place in December, 1870, and has cleared up about 160 acres, and built a fair house, out-buildings and all necessary adjuncts, besides a small orchard of well selected fruits. He also owns another farm of 187 acres, with about sixty acres cleared up and a comfortable house built upon it, owning altogether some 400 acres of rich bottom land, situated about five miles northwest of Walnut Ridge. Mr. Hennessee was electedjustice of Cache Township in 1874, and held the office continuously for twelve years. He is a Democrat in politics, and a strong adherent to the principles and doctrines of his party. Both he and hiswife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Mr. Hennessee is also a member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor. They have had five children born to them, all living. Their names areMartha, wife of J. S. Childers; Laura, wife of W. G. Duty; Joseph G., John H. and Sallie Anna. Mr. Hennessee started in life, after the war, without a dollar, and has accumulated his fine property byindustry, economy and good management, and is now one of Lawrence County''s solid men and enterprising citizens
  • 1820 - Birth - ; Tennessee, United States
  • 1870 - Census - ; Walnut Ridge, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States
  • 1880 - Death - ; Lawrence, Arkansas, United States
James Robert Hennessee
1766 - 3 MAR 1851
John Cain
1825 - 1889
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Thomas Hennessee
Birth1795Burke Co., Tennessee, USA
Death Warren Co., Tennessee, USA
Marriageto Cain
FatherJames Robert Hennessee
MotherSally Wilcher
Marriageto Thomas Hennessee
FatherJohn Cain
MObediah Hennessee
MAndrew Jackson Hennessee
MJesse Hennessee
FNancy Hennessee
MElihu Hennessee
MLeonidas Hennessee
MJames Hennessee
MGideon C. Hennessee
Birth1820Tennessee, United States
Death1880Lawrence, Arkansas, United States
Marriageto Sally Smith
FAley Hennessee
MThomas Hennessee
FElizabeth Hennessee
MPatrick Samuel Hennessee
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Gideon C. Hennessee
Birth1820Tennessee, United States
Death1880 Lawrence, Arkansas, United States
Marriageto Sally Smith
FatherThomas Hennessee
PARENT (F) Sally Smith
Birth1818Warren Co., Tennessee, USA
Marriageto Gideon C. Hennessee
FatherWilliam Smith
MotherRutha Jennings
MWilliam Franklin Hennessee
Birth1848Missouri, United States
Death1910Arkansas, United States
Marriageto Rachel Mersinda Rhea
MThomas Hennessee
Birth20 MAR 1844Wright Co., Missouri, USA
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Descendancy Chart
Gideon C. Hennessee b: 1820 d: 1880
Sally Smith b: 1818 d: 1899
William Franklin Hennessee b: 1848 d: 1910
Sarah Calender Hennessee b: 1873 d: 1964
Elbert Jerimiah McGee b: 1876 d: 1946
Jim Duddly McGee b: 2 MAY 1902 d: 5 APR 1978
Verna Sylvania Toy b: 14 JAN 1908 d: 1986
Brancie R. McGee b: 1912 d: 1953
Brooke McGee b: 1906
Dovie Sis McGee b: 1901 d: 1953
Charles Dewey Toye b: 1903 d: 1987
Addie Elizabeth McGee b: 23 NOV 1903 d: 29 DEC 1978
Clarence Robert Allen b: 20 DEC 1901 d: 12 JAN 1972
Thomas Clarence Allen b: 2 DEC 1934 d: 23 DEC 2013
Gregory Allen b: 21 DEC 1966 d: 11 FEB 2000
Elizabeth Ann Dunn b: 31 JUL 1968 d: 23 DEC 2003
Waymon Edward Allen b: 29 OCT 1928 d: 16 FEB 2000
Mary Hennessee b: 1876
Thomas Hennessee b: 1871
Moses Hennessee b: 1878
Thomas Hennessee b: 20 MAR 1844