Robert Jones Hennessa

Male 1840 - 1902  (61 years)


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  • Name Robert Jones Hennessa 
    Born 11 Aug 1840  Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 0___ 1850  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military 0___ 1862  [5, 6
    Died 11 Jun 1902  Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Zion Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morganton, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I1208  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2013 

    Father Patrick Hennessa,   b. ~1793, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1845, Chesterfield, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Nancy Sudderth,   b. 4 Apr 1799, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1889, McDowell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1824  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • , Jacob Johnson, Bondsman
    Family ID F354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Matilda Brown,   b. 10 Nov 1844, Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1897, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1869  Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Phifer Hennessa,   b. 15 Jul 1870, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1896, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Patrick Lee Hennessa,   b. 5 Oct 1872, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1927, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Mary Ella "Ella" Hennesa,   b. 13 Aug 1874, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1931, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Margaret Lee "Maggie" Hennessee,   b. 1 Dec 1877, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1941, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Robert Avery Hennessee,   b. 3 Jul 1880, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1941, (Burke County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. John Wesley Hennessa,   b. 5 Jun 1882, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1963, Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1840 - Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1850 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1869 - Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 1902 - Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morganton, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "North Carolina Troops", Vol. V: R.J. Hennessee, Private, Co. G, 1st Regiment, N.C. Infantry. Enlisted at Yorktown, VA., July 3, 1861 through Nov. 13, 1861, Age: 21.

      This particular company of the 1st Regiment was known as the "Burke Rifles" and was composed of men from Burke County.

      "North Carolina Troops", 1975 volume, 11th - 15th Regiments:

      Hennessa, R.J., Sgt., Co. "B", 11th Regiment, N.C. Troops. Resided in Burke County where he enlisted at age 20, Dece. 20, 1861, for the war.
      Mustered as a corporal. Present or accounted for until captured at Gettysburg, PA., July 3, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware until transferred to Point Lookout, Md., Oct. 15, 1863. Exchanged at an unspecified date in February-April, 1864. Promoted to Sgt. on Feb. 15, 1864. Present or accounted for until parolled at Appomattox Court House, Va., April 9, 1865. May haved served previously in Co. "G", 1st Regiment, N.C. Troops Infantry (6 mos., 1861).

      Grant Hennessa notes that it was at "Pickett's Charge" and that RJ was captured.

      end of bio
    • In some documents, the name is spelled Hennessee, which is common to the area. THe tombstones are carved with the spelling Hennessa.

      In the 1880 U.S. Census, Robert Hennessee (sic) is listed with wife Martha, and children Phipher (sic) 9; Patrick Lee, 7; Mary Ella, 5; and Maggie Lee, 2.

      end of message [3]
    • Will of Robert Jones Hennessee <http://www.thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I1208&tree=hennessee>

      <https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K78C-D9S>


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  • Sources 
    1. [S1054] Jean Davis Hennessee (1925-2004) Jean researched the John HENNESSEE's progeny since the seventies and was a major source.

    2. [S53199] "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD6Q-D7M : accessed 02 Feb 2014.

    3. [S1668] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hennessa&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=15940956&df=all&.

    4. [S51104] "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4BW-DYW : accessed.

    5. [S48478] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKXK-NZZ.

    6. [S53196] http://www.bivouacbooks.com/bbv2i4s2.htm.

    7. [S35] Nita Raye Hennessee Shephard (1913-2003) | major contributor for the JOHN HENNESSEE Family.

    8. [S14546] "Patrick Hennessa (1793-1845)", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139811236/patrick-hennessa, This p.

    9. [S10967] Stefani Hennessee, no1_decofan@hotmail.com, contributor, message received Sunday, March 2nd, 2017 and retrieved, recorde.