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Henson, Elijah

ELIJAH HENSON – Born 1762 in Culpepper County, Virginia.  Enlisted there in 1777 under Capt. John Lee, Gen. Muhlenburg, Gen. Scott, etc., and saw service at Monmouth, Stoney Point, etc., and was in winter quarters at Valley Forge.  For first three years was marched through the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Virginia.  He married in Buncombe County, NC in August 1803  by John McFarlin Esq., Fannie West, a daughter of Jonathan West and at the home of William Hambreys in Buncombe County, NC.
    He died on Sep. 2, 1845 in Haywood County, NC.  His widow who was born in 1785 was living in Buncombe County, NC in 1853. (Daniel Henson, a brother of Elijah Henson was living in Haywood County, NC in 1853 and testified to Elijah’s service in the war.) In 1832 Elijah Henson was living in Buncombe County age 73 years.
/s/ Elijah Henson

09/021/99 — While looking at the Pension file on Elijah Henson, the following dates for his brother Daniel caught my eye…  He died on Sep. 2, 1845 in Haywood County, NC.  His widow who was born in 1785 was living in Buncombe County, NC in 1853. (Daniel Henson, a brother of Elijah Henson was living in Haywood County, NC in 1853 and testified to Elijah’s service in the war.)
   As Daniel is my gggg-grandfather.  I have done a lot of reseach on the Henson/ Hinson’s.  My data shows the following: Daniel Henson b: Aug. 17,1764 in Culpeper Co., VA  d: Jan. 01-1843 in Anson Co., NC…..his death date being 10 years after the date shown in the Pension file submitted.  I also have a copy of the 1850 Haywood Co., NC Census which shows Fanny West Henson age 65 wife of Elijah living in the home of her g-nephew Griffin Henson, which she could have been living in Buncombe Co in 1853.
   I don’t know if this will help or not, but at least it’s a start 🙂  I was born & raised in Asheville, actually the Black Mountain area…I know live in Chattanooga, Tn.  My maiden name is Craig. Jane Zoe520@aol.com

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