Jepthah Hensley
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Jepthah Hensley (abt. 1806 - abt. 1879)

Jepthah Hensley
Born about in , Shelby County, Kentucky, United States of Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 19 Jan 1832 in , Vermilion County, Illinois, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 2 Feb 2011
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1850 census

Jeptha[h] Hensley appears in the 1850 United States Federal Census as a as a 44-year-old farmer with about $600 in real estate, born in Kentucky and living with his wife, Elizabeth and seven children, three sons and four daughters.

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Jeptha[h] in the 1850 census

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Jeptha[h] in the 1850 census, page 2
Name: Jeptha Hensley; Age: 44; Birth Year: c1806; Birthplace: Kentucky; Home in 1850: District 21, Vermilion County, Illinois; Gender: Male; Family Number: 569.
Household Members: Name Age
Jeptha Hensley 44
Elizabeth W Hensley 36
Susan A Hensley 13
Cyntha A Hensley 11
America M Hensley 9
George O Hensley 7
W R Hensley 5
Winfried S Hensley 3
Alford Hensley 1[1]

1860 Census

Jonathan Hensty, [Jonathan Hensly], [Jephthah Hensley]. Jephthah (Jonathan) appears as in the 1860 census as a 55-year-old farmer with $700 in real and $450 in personal property, born in Kentucky and living in Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, with his wife, Elizabeth, 48, and four children, four sons and two daughters.

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Jepthat appears as Jonathan in the 1860 census
Name: Jonathan Hensty [Jonathan Hensly] [Jephthah Hensley]; Age:

55; Birth Year: c1805; Gender: Male; Birth Place: Kentucky; Home in 1860: Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois; Post Office: Georgetown; Family Number: 3166.

Household Members: Name Age
Jonathan Hensty [sic., i.e., Jephthah Hensley] 55
Elizabeth Hensty [sic., i.e., Hensley] 48

Cyntha Hensty [sic., i.e., Hensley] 20 George Hensty [sic., i.e., Hensley] 17 William Hensty [sic., i.e., Hensley] 15 Winfield Hensty [sic., i.e., Hensley] 13 Alford Hensty [sic., i.e., Hensley] 11 Mary Hensty [sic., i.e., Hensley] 8[2]

Move to Missouri

In the 1860 Jepthah and his family moved from Vermilion County, Illinois, to Hermitage, Center Township, Hickory County, Missouri.

1870 census

Jepththa [sic.] Hensley appears in the 1870 United States Federal Census as a 66-year-old farmer with no real and $250 in personal property, living with his wife, Elizabeth, 48, and three children, two sons and one daughter. Jepthah was apparently a Confederate sympathizer in the Civil War as he is "denied voting" as is his older son (unmarried, a teacher with $40 in personal property).

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1870 census for Jepthah and Elizabeth Hensley household
Name: Jepththa Hensley; Age in 1870: 66; Birth Year: c1804; Birthplace: Kentucky; Dwelling Number: 28; Home in 1870: [Hermitage P.O., Center, Hickory County, Missouri; Gender: Male; Occupation: Farmer; Male Citizen Over 21: Y; Denied Voting Rights: Y; Personal Estate Value: 250.
Household Members: Name Age
Jepththa Hensley 66
Elizabeth Hensley 55
Winfield Hensley 22
Alfred Hensley 20
Mary A Hensley 16[3]


  1. 1850 Census, District 21, Vermilion County, Illinois; Roll M432_130, Page 348A, Image 408 (197 of 256), Transcription URL:,%20USA&msrpn=16&msrpn_PInfo=5-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C16%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&MSAV=1&uidh=23h&pcat=35&fh=0&h=16668240&recoff=&ml_rpos=1. Image URL:,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D16%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C16%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3D23h%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D16668240%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=DTn1622&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Accessed 12 Oct 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  2. 1860 Census, Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois; Roll M653_233, Page 1006, Image 38 of 48, Family History Library Film 803233, Transcription URL: Image URL: Accessed 12 Oct 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  3. 1870 Census, Center, Hickory County, Missouri; Roll M593_779, Page 2B, Image 4 of 28, Family History Library Film 552278, Transcription URL:,%20USA&msbpn=20&msbpn_PInfo=5-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C20%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn__ftp=Vermilion%20County,%20Illinois,%20USA&msrpn=2989&msrpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C16%7C0%7C2989%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&MSAV=1&uidh=23h&pcat=35&fh=0&h=8526738&recoff=&ml_rpos=1. Image URL:,%2520USA%26msbpn%3D20%26msbpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C20%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn__ftp%3DVermilion%2520County,%2520Illinois,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D2989%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C16%257C0%257C2989%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3D23h%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D8526738%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=DTn1639&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Accessed 12 Oct 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.


  • Alice (Wilson) Brooks created Jepthah Hensley on 2 Feb 2011 at 15:14.


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