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Henrietta "Hanna" Wathen Slack
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Birth: 1785
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1861
Washington County
Kentucky, USA

Married to William Slack on Aug 4 1813.

Probably a descendant of Henry Hudson Wathen.

DEATH NOTICE (Louisville, Kentucky):
DIED, at the residence of her son-in-law, J.O. Webb [wife of Arathusa Slack b. 1820], on the 19th inst., Mrs. Henrietta Slack, wife of William G. Slack, in the 76th year of her age. Funeral services will take place at the Cathedral on Fifth Street, on to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock P.M.

Henrietta's uncle, Zachariah Riney was the 1st teacher of President Abraham Lincoln at Knob Creek between Hodgensville and New Haven, KY.


Abraham Linkhorn Lincoln, a nephew of Sarah Lincoln Boone, and grandfather of President Abraham Lincoln, went to Virginia before 1775. Near the close of the war in 1782 he sold his Virginia plantation and it is said he went to Kentucky, where, with Daniel Boone, he purchased four hundred acres on Long Green River, in Jefferson County, eight hundred acres on Green River, near Green River Line, and five hundred acres in Campbell County. (In 1774, Boone built a cabin at Harrodsburg.) He lived, according to tradition, at Hughs Station on Floyd Creek, Jefferson County. He moved to Hardin County, Kentucky, a little later than Daniel Boone, about 1780. He had a son, Thomas Lincoln, who was the President's father. Abraham Lincoln, father of Thomas, was killed by Indians, stealthily about May of 1786 (or 1783) near Hughes's Station while clearing up a timbered farm in Kentucky when his son, Thomas, was six years old, leaving a widow and three sons and 2 daughters. His oldest son, Mordecai was able to kill the Indian before he took his fathers's scalp. President Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Hardin (now Larue) County, Ky (in Sinking Spring, Hodgenville, Harden Co., KY).

William and Henrietta (Wathen) Slack's children were as follows:

Frances F. Slack, b: 1814, Washington Co., Kentucky; d: about 1856; m: William Chandler McDonald, 29 May 1836. A descendant of theirs is Robert McDonald, who presently lives in Fredericktown, Kentucky. Robert has been very helpful in clarifying the location of Slack land in the Fredericktown area. He is well versed in the Slack family history and has provided several items for this history.

John B. Slack, b: about 1815, Washington Co., Kentucky;36 served in the Mexican War and moved to Bastrop, Ft. Bend, and Bell Co., Texas; m: Theresa Lee, 15 October 1870 in Ft. Bend, Texas.

Robert N. Slack, b: about 1818, Washington Co., Kentucky; m: never married. There is evidence for him being in Louisville, Kentucky; Galveston, Fort Bend, Houston, and Wharton, Texas; San Francisco and Shasta, California.

Arathusa Slack, b: 1820, Washington Co., Kentucky; m: John C. Webb. They lived in Louisville, Kentucky, Minister Joseph T. Jarboe; src: Washington Co., Kentucky, Marriage Records, Book 3, p. 61.

Joseph B. Slack, b: about 1822, Washington Co., Kentucky. He went to Texas in November 1835, joined Capt. Bird's Unit of Ft. Bend on 6 March 1836. He was at the Battle of San Jacinto (Mexican War), rank of private, 24 April 1839; discharged 28 July 1839. Later, he became a Texas Ranger.

James Brown Slack, b: 14 May 1825, Washington Co., Kentucky; d: 20 December 1880 in Hardin Co., Kentucky; m: Elvira Ann Winfield, 26 August 1847. James was a tanner by trade and operated a large tannery and grocery store in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Family links: 
  John Baptist Wathen (1735 - 1810)
  Henrietta Riney Wathen (1764 - 1810)
  William G. Slack (1781 - 1846)
  Ruben Slack (1789 - 1822)*
  Frances F. Slack McDonald (1814 - 1881)*
  Robert N. (possibly Napolean) Slack (1818 - 1857)*
  James Brown Slack (1825 - 1880)*
  Wilford S Wathen (1779 - 1856)*
  Mary Warthen Wilson (1780 - 1866)*
  Henrietta Wathen Slack (1785 - 1861)
  Ann "Mother Juliana" Wathen (1792 - 1834)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Rose Cemetery
Washington County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Quietly Resting
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66595003
Henrietta Hanna <i>Wathen</i> Slack
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- RhondaPattonWathen & children
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011

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