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William A. Hennegar b.1846 son of James H. & Mahala (Cosnett) Hennegar
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: May 31, 2004 at 06:33:34
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 683, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"WILLIAM A. HENNEGAR was born in Grayson County, Virginia, April 19, 1846. His father, James H., was a physician; was born in Maryland September 2, 1808, and about 1833, married MAHALA COSNETT, who was born in Virginia November 12, 1812. About 1861, the family moved to Kentucky; our subject, however, went to Milford County, Ohio, and farmed until 1864, then to Russell County, Kentucky, and then to his father's farm. April 29, 1868, he married CASSANDRA M., daughter of CYRUS L. and ELIZABETH (BEAN) HAROLD, of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, and to their union have been born five children - JESSE N., March 9, 1869 (deceased); LEOTI E., November 29, 1870; CHARLES B. (infant, deceased); FRANK A., December 21, 1874 (deceased), and WILLIAM H., October 10, 1882. In 1869, MR. HENNEGAR moved to LaFayette, Indiana, and in the fall of 1870 joined the Christian Church; in 1874, he began to preach; he then moved to White County, where he attended high school at Burnettsville, and was then sent forth to preach the gospel in White, Carroll, Cass, Miami and Pulaski Counties. He is the only resident minister in Francesville, and holds service at Medarysville, Francesville, Randall in Jasper County, and Wea Church, south of LaFayette. While at Reynolds, he was a member of the firm of JOHNSON & HENNEGAR; was Postmaster from 1877 till the fall of 1881, when he sold out and came to Francesville, bought the residence of B. F. PRIEST, and was appointed Postmaster, MR. PRIEST having resigned in his favor. MR. HENNEGAR is a Mason and an Odd Fellow."

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