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Joshua Henley

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death Nov 1849 (aged 45–46)
USA
Burial Fairview, Chilton County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 100123419 · View Source
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United States Census, Mortality Schedule for 1850, shows Joshua Hinly born 1803 in South Carolina, died November 1849 in Bibb County, Alabama. He was age 47.

Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950, shows that Joshua Henley married Mary Riggins on 2 November 1922 in Bibb County, Alabama. HOWEVER, Alabama Marriages 1816-1957, shows that Joshua Henley married Mary Riggins on 24 Dec 1822 in Bibb County, Alabama. Not sure which of these dates is correct.

The 1850 Census for Bibb County, Alabama shows Mary Henly as age 44 and head of household. She is farming. She says she was born in Georgia. The children listed in the household were all born in Alabama and were listed as: Cassander, age 19; Paralee, age 16; Mary, age 12; John, age 11; Lindsy, age 8; Emily, age 6; and Joshua W, age 4. Another son, William Henly, his wife Alana, and their son Christopher N, were living next door. They were also farming. The only other known child was Elenor J Henley, who married Henry A.J. Maddox on 3 January 1848 in Bibb Co, Alabama and had already left the household.

Living next door to William Henley in 1850 was Green Henley, age 21 and farming. Also in his household was Mary Henley, age 55 and Allen Henley, age 17. This possibly is the widow of Joseph Henley, born 1798 in SC and two of their children. It is felt Joseph was probably the brother of Joshua Henley.

It is strongly felt that he is buried in an unmarked grave next to his wife at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Chilton County, Alabama. Her tombstone says "Mary, wife of Joshua Henley, Born 1808, died Aug 14, 1881", and there is an empty plot to the left of her grave. There was a church fire several years ago that destroyed all the cemetary records and there is no way to verify this assumption.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: pco
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100123419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua Henley (1803–Nov 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100123419, citing Pleasant Grove Methodist Cemetery, Fairview, Chilton County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .