The following is primarily circumstantial evidence that still needs a "smoking gun" to verify them.
Descendants of Louisa KERSEY ________ DUKE MASTERS(1827-1880) claim she had a half-brother named John ENGLISH.
Abraham ENGLISH, son of James & Elizabeth (DENTON) ENGLISH.
He was born: ___ _____ 1791/'92 in Rutherford Co.,N.C. or in Sumner(now Wilson) Co.,Territory South of the River Ohio(now TN.)
He died: ___ _____ 18___[before 05 OCT. 1835] in Warren (now Cannon) Co.,TN. [Warren Co.,TN. Inventory Book 1,pages 171 & 172 and dated 05 OCT. 1835: Inventory of all the affects of Abraham ENGLISH,dec'd. made by Henry KERSEY his Administrator to wit. One note on Richard BU(T)CHER for $215 due the 3rd day of October 1836 bearing intrest from the date Also $150 in cash this 5th of October 1835]
He married: ___ _____ 1817 in Warren (now Cannon) Co.,TN. to Elizabeth BUTCHER(1796-1840's),dau. of Richard BUTCHER & Martha HAWKINS.
Cannon Co.,TN. Will Book A, pages 23 & 24.
-BUTCHER,Richard Will dated 28 MAY 1840 & probated/recorded on 01 NOV. 1841...named wife Martha and his children...Susy ENGLISH & heirs
Elizabeth KERSEY & heirs
Patsy MARTIN & heirs
the 5(five) heirs of my dau. Polly HILL,dec'd.
 Elizabeth McCORMICK
 James HILL
 Mary JONES
 Martha MARTIN
 Peggy KERSEY
Cannon Co.,TN. Court Records Circuit Court Enrolling Dockets (1847-1848) has on pages 179-181...Your Petitioner further states that said Martha(BUTCHER) had 4(four) children only, who if living would be entitled to an equal share in her estate, to wit, Polly(Mary) who intermarried with Able HILL, had several children & her & her husband bith died; & Patsy(Martha) is now the wife of Petitione; Elizabeth, who first married Abraham ENGLISH, had several children by him & he died, she then married Henry KERSEY, had several children by him & she died, she has several children yet living; Susan(Susannah) married James ENGLISH, she is dead, don't know whether she left children or not, beleives she did or she had several....State of Tennessee Cannon County Circuit Court for said June Term 1847.
Abstracts of Cannon County Tennessee County Court Clerk Inventories of Estates (April 1848 - April 1859)
Recorded in Order found on Cannon Co. Roll 16, Microfilmed Copy of Original Records Tennessee State Library and Archives are...
English, Susan - Letters of adminstration appointing George W. Thompson admin, deceased made no will.
Reg. Mar 1849, p.58 (see Elizabeth Kersey p.59 & circuit court rec p.179 Jun term 1847)
McCormick, Elizabeth - Letters of administration appointing George W. Thompson admin, deceased made no will.Reg. Mar 1849, p.59
Kersey, Elizabeth - Letters of administration appointing George W. Thompson admin,deceased made no will.
Reg. Mar 1849, p.59 (see Susan English p.58 & circuit court rec p.179 Jun term 1847)
Kersey, Henry - Letters of adminstration appointing George W. Thompson admin, deceased made no will.
Reg. Mar 1849, p.60
The 1850 Cannon Co.,TN. Census,page 386
,Patsey -female-44-KY. [NOTE: this is Martha BUTCHER,dau. of Richard & Martha (HAWKINS) BUTCHER and sister of Susannah (BUTCHER) ENGLISH, Elizabeth (BUTCHER) ENGLISH KERSEY & Mary (BUTCHER) HILL]
,Mary J. -female-19-TN. [NOTE: she married her 1st Cousin John D. ENGLISH on 12 JAN. 1852 in Cannon Co.,TN. and he is thought to be a son of Abraham ENGLISH who married Elizabeth BUTCHER,dau. of Richard & Martha (HAWKINS) BUTCHER]
,R. M. -male-15-TN. [Robert M.]
,Nancy A. -female-13-TN.
,W. D. -male-08-TN. [William B./D.]
,Mann -male-01-TN. [Manson B.]
MARTIN,R. B. -male-24-TN. [Richard B.]
JONES,Mary -female-19-TN. [NOTE: this might be a daughter of Mary (HILL) JONES, daughter of Able HILL who married Mary BUTCHER,dau. of Richard & Martha (HAWKINS) BUTCHER]
ENGLISH,A. D. -male-22-TN. [NOTE: this is Archibald D. ENGLISH a nephew of Patsey (BUTCHER) MARTIN above and thought to be a son of Rev. James ENGLISH who married Susannah BUTCHER,dau. of Richard & Martha (HAWKINS) BUTCHER. He married Martha Jane MARTIN, dau. of William C. MARTIN & Jane PAYNE on 17 DEC. 1850 in DeKalb Co.,TN. but they got a Divorce not long after the birth of their only child]
ENGLISH,Abraham -male-30-TN. [NOTE: this is also a nephew of Patsey (BUTCHER) MARTIN above and thought to be a son of Abraham ENGLISH who married Elizabeth BUTCHER,dau. of Richard & Martha (HAWKINS) BUTCHER]
John D. ENGLISH(c1818-aft. 1893) has been verified by the following census' with notes by me added between these [ ]...
1860-Houston Co.,TX.-Beat 2-P.O.: Randolph-page 226.
254_236_Jno. English_[head]_aged 35 _male_(white)_Farmer_$200_$520_born in TX. [TN.]
Mary English_[wife, nee MARTIN]_aged 27 _female_(white)_H. Wife_born in TX. [TN.]
Ed. English_[son]_aged 6_male_(white)_born in TX.
Louisa English_[daughter]_aged 2_female_(white)_born in TX.
1870-Falls Co.,TX.-Precinct 5-P.O.: Carolina-page 114.
260_255_English,John_[head]_aged 52_male_white_Farmer_$(blank)_$300_born in TN.
English,Mary_[wife, nee MARTIN]_aged 40_female_white_Keeping House_born in TN.
English,Louise_[daughter]_aged 12_female_white_Attending School_born in TX.
Hayle,William_[boarder]_aged 22_male_white_Farmer_$(blank)_$200_born in TX.
Masters,James_[boarder]_aged 19_male_mulotto_Farm Laborer_born in TX.
MORTALITY SCHEDULE for 1870-Falls Co.,TX.-Precinct 5-page 106.
household number 255 [see above family]_English,Edward [note he is listed as Ed. on 1860]_aged 16 [note he was 6 on 1860]_male_white_born in TX._died November (1869)_died of Congestion
1880-Falls Co.,TX.-District 42-page 259B.
95_98_English,D. John_white_male_aged 62_[head]_married_Farmer_TN._TN._KY. [note his mother Elizabeth (BUTCHER) ENGLISH was born in KY.]
English,Mary J. [nee MARTIN]_white_female_aged 50_wife_married_Keeping House_TN._TN._KY. [note her mother Martha (BUTCHER) MARTIN was born in KY.]
Bruff,Mathen_white_female_aged 11_adopted daughter_single_At Home_TX._KY._(blank).
Bruff,Billy_white_male_aged 15_adopted son_single_Farm Laborer_TX._KY._(blank).
Henry M. KERSEY
Born: ___ _____ c1789/'90 in Charlotte Co.,VA.[between 1790/1800 on 1830]
Died: ___ _____ 184__[after 09 JULY 1840 & before 01 JUNE 1849] in Cannon Co.,TN.
Married:(1) 02 JUNE 1810 in Sumner Co.,TN. to Susannah PITT. Married:(2) ___ _____ 18___[before 09 JULY 1840 is certain, but they possably did marry in 1826] in Warren Co.,TN. to Elizabeth BUTCHER ENGLISH,widow of Abraham ENGLISH and daughter of Richard BUTCHER & Martha HAWKINS.
Census & Tax List Sources are...
(3)_1830-Warren Co.,TN.__page 309.
Henry Kersy___________021001-201001-No Slaves
(4)_1836-Warren Co.,TN.(C.D. 11) Tax List__page ____.
Henry Kersey__________35 acres
(5)_1840-Cannon Co.,TN.__page 142.
Henry Kiersey_________000201-121001-No Slaves-3 employed in Agriculture
Three very probable children are...
 Louisa KERSEY
BORN: 08 or 18 MAY 1827 in Warren(now Cannon) Co.,TN.
DIED: 08 NOV. 1880 in Falls Co.,TX.
BURIED: Carolina Cemetery,near Lott,Falls Co.,TX.
MARRIED:(1st) ___ _____ 184__[? 1840/'41 ?] in _________________ Co.,____. to _____________________________ __________________________.
MARRIED:(2nd) ___ _____ 184__[? 1844/'45 ?] in _________________ Co.,____. to _____________________________ DUKE.
MARRIED:(3rd) 19 SEP. 1849 in Crockett,Houston Co.,TX. to Jacob Henry MASTERS(c1806/'07-1868/'69).
 Hanable / Hanibal KERSEY [he is listed in the H.H. of Asa SMITH on the 1850 Cannon Co.,TN. Census]
BORN: ___ _____ c1834 in Warren(now Cannon) Co.,TN. [VA. on 1850 Census]
DIED: ___ _____ 185__ in DeKalb Co.,TN.
MARRIED: 27 JULY 1854 in DeKalb Co.,TN. to Mary Jane YOUNGBLOOD(c1835-1_____), dau. of Josiah & Jane C. YOUNGBLOOD. [his widow Mary J. KERSEY married secondly on 21 SEP. 1865 in Cannon Co.,TN. to John CONLEY]
[James Asa SMITH's wife Merandy ENGLISH was very likely a first cousin-in-law to Hanable / Hanibal KERSEY]
 Stokely KERSEY [he is listed in the H.H. of Henry MASTERS on the 1860 Census]
BORN: ___ _____ c1842 in Cannon Co.,TN.
DIED: ___ _____ 1____[after 1860 McLennan Co.,TX. Census] in _________________ Co.,____.
MARRIED: ___ _____ 18___ in ______________________ Co.,____. to _______________________________________________.