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Re: 1870 & 1880 Census for a Wesley Turner Henson family
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: November 27, 2010 at 09:59:41
In Reply to: 1870 & 1880 Census for a Wesley Turner Henson family by Monty Henson of 475

You don't say whether you saw the Hensons on the 1860 census. If you have you'll see the following people match some of the children in the household of William Henson. I don't see the senior William on the census, maybe he fought and died in the Civil War??? There are 3 Wm Hensons with no middle initial, and 4 with middle initials who fought for the South from Texas in the Civil War.

1870 Smith Co, TX:

Henson, John, 26, b AL - land 760/personal 635
" Mary, 26, b AL
" Mary, 6, b TX
" Robert, 3, b TX
Henson, William, 20, b TX
" Wiley, 15, b TX (this fits the Wesley on 1860 census)
" Alice, 12, b TX
M____, Wilson, 16, b TX
Henson, Henry, 10, b TX
" Martha, 8, b TX

Since William (Sr) owned land in 1860, you might track down, what happened to the land? He left minor children there should be a guardianship record for them. And as the minor children reached adulthood, they would have to petition the court to remove their guardian, this might help you track down Wesley/Wiley.

TX Dth Idx thru 1976. Since she died from a gunshot in her home, there should at least be some sort of write up in the local newspaper.

Name: Martha Ela Spier
Death Date: 25 Oct 1933
Death Place: Clarendon, Donley, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 50 years 19 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 06 Oct 1883
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Wesley Henson
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Name: Alafair Clairagr
Mother's Birthplace: Ill
Occupation: Housewife
Place of Residence:
Burial Place: Hedley, Texas
Burial Date: 27 Oct 1933
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2115620
Digital Film Number: 4166755
Image Number: 2093
Reference Number: cn 45157
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Is Laura from second marriage???

Name: Laura Herson Byram
Death Date: 21 May 1976
Death Place: Mcallen, Hidalgo, Texas
Gender: Female
Death Age: 85 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 10 Oct 1890
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Wesley Turrer Henson
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Sidney Purella Driver
Mother's Birthplace:
Place of Residence:
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2243934
Digital Film Number: 4168203
Image Number: 2633
Reference Number: 2662
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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