Additional Records: Franklin and Coffee, TN Henrys Isaac, Samuel, James
By L Riggs March 26, 2007 at 02:46:51
I'm trying to work back on the TN Franklin/Coffee Henry lines.
I believe that there were several county changes and perhaps a state line change that have created some difficulties for all of us.
I am also researching the Kuykendall line at the same time (see previous post). Please bear with me as I include the Kuykendall (and Metcalfe) information. It is easier to track these families together as the records/research are fairly plentiful on desc. of Capt. Abrhm. Kuykendall's and it helps me find the right Henry family!
The 1812 tax list (page 11) for Franklin, TN has Metcalf, Keykendall(sic), and Isaac Henry, James Henry, and Samuel Henry all close to each other.
James METCALF - Abner HOMES - Hugh GENTRY - John THRATCHER - Elijah ARNOLD - Thomas KENEDY - James SHEID - William JENKINS - Jesse JENKINS - William MORRSON - Thomas KENNERLY, Jur. - William LUSK, Jur. - John MORROW - Jacob DEAN - Alexander GRAHAM - Samuel HENRY - Thomas BRANDON - William LUSK, Ser. - Isaac HENRY - James HENRY - Josiah LUSK - Simon KEYKENDALL - William KEYKENDALL - Mathew KEYKENDALL - William HUNT - James MCKAIN - William EVANS - James LINLEY - William BRADLEY - Swift MULLIN - Samuel JOHNSON - David JAY - John JAY - Jonah LEACH
Working backwards, the land records for the second survey district of TN, which covered several counties including White County, and then Franklin after it was formed, have some relevant records for 1808 when Samuel Henry acquires land contiguous to JOSEPH HENRY. I find Samuel Henry, Joseph Henry, the Kuykendalls, and the Metcalfs all on Bradley Creek in Franklin in 1808. Prior to 1808, it looks like this would be White County. And, because it sits right on the "Old State Line," this area may formerly have been North Carolina. Please see the following links for the land records (do a "find on Henry):
Working backwards again, we find the same Kuykendalls with the Metcalfs and Joseph Henry on the 1800 Buncombe census (I included the Lusk family too because they are next door on the 1812 tax list above)
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC
Explanation of Chart: Columns Left to right:
1st column -Name of head of Household
2nd column - # of Males (0-10)(10-16)(16-26)(26-45)(45-+)
3rd column - # of Females (0-10)(10-16)(16-26)(26-45)(45-+)
4th column - # of Others
last column - Slaves
I included the Lusk family too because they are next door on the 1812 Franklin tax list above.
Does anyone have any records for Isaac Henry, Samuel Henry or James Henry prior to the 1808 and 1812 records above? One or more of them were clearly in South Carolina based on 1850 and 1880 census information on their childrens birthplaces. Any idea where? Any thoughts/records on Joseph Henry?
I would also REALLY appreciate the help of the Isaac Henry researchers to identify on the 1830 census any known children of Isaac (or Samuel and James!) because they appear to have been a very close knit family (see my post 7971 for census info.). I believe that there is a letter in the Isaac Henry family which lists his dau. Anna's birthdate as 1808, so unless I am incorrect about that, it would appear that Anna is the dau. of James or Samuel.
Thank you for your help!!!