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Posted: 903528000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1082962013000
I am researching the surnames GROGAN, BURNETTE, and HENSON in the Canton area of Haywood County, North Carolina. Please e-mail me at if you have a connection to those families.


Fred Burnette (View posts)
Posted: 923054400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burnette, Crawford, Henson
Stepheni, My grandfather was Fred Newton Burnett born July 22, 1893, died Dec. 16, 1955 who married Helen Crawford whose mother was Mary Catherine Henson. Fred's death cert. lists his father as Bill Burnett and my info ends there on the Burnett's but my Henson info goes back to 1730. I also have copies of the 1910 census for Haywood Co. which lists two separate Henson families. If any of this sounds like it will help you let me know and I will be delighted to help. Fred

Henson, Inman Connection

Posted: 923572800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1007814600000
My HENSON ancestor was Margaret HENSON, daughter of Nathan HENSON and Catherine PRESSLEY as best I have been able to ascertain. Margaret may/may not have been married to William Pinkney INMAN of the Haywood County INMAN's. She did bear him a daughter, Willie Ida INMAN, born in August of 1864, shortly before he was killed on Big Stomp. Willie Ida INMAN was my Great-grandmother. Are either of you or is anyone else out there familiar with this HENSON family? I would love to know more about Margaret's family. Thank you.


Linda Revis (View posts)
Posted: 923659200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Henson, Pressley

Searching for Henson and Pressley lines in Haywood Co., NC. Aaron Leon Henson md 1828 in Haywood Co., NC. to Elizabeth Pressley. Who were the parents of Elizabeth Pressley? Will share information on Henson family.

Grogan, Burnette, Henson

Posted: 952689600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1082962013000
Surnames: Grogan, Burnette, Henson, Harkins, Williams, Stamey, Mease, Mehaffey, Hall, Pressley, Kite, Gribble

I have a Martha Jane "Mattie" Grogan who married Marion Turner Henson about 1867 and they were in Haywood County, North Carolina. Martha Jane Grogan had a sister named Sarah "Sally" Grogan who married Ira Lafayette Henson. The Grogan sisters were the children of Henry Grogan and Edna Harkins.

Henry Grogan was married again about 1868 to Mary Elvira Williams and my great grandmother, Ruthie E."Polly" Grogan was a daughter of this marriage. Polly had two children out of wed-lock. The first child was James Henry Grogan who later used the last name Burnette. The second born was my grandfather, Chester Blane/Blain Grogan. I was always told by my aunts, uncles, and father, that the man who fathered the children was Turner Henson. It's possible that Turner Henson is the Marion Turner Henson that was also married to Polly's half-sister, Martha Jane "Mattie" Grogan. I however, half no proof as to the father of Polly's first children. Polly also had a sister named Zora Rachel Grogan who married William Bergin Pressley.

Polly married James Kennedy "Jim" Burnette around 1900 and they had many children together. They are both buried at Rosemont Cemetery in Clinton, South Carolina. According to the death certificate for Jim Burnette, he was the son of David Burnette and Lucinda. His birthplace was Hayward County, NC (which should have been Haywood) on 27 Feb 1880. He died in Greenville, South Carolina during an extended hospital stay. He was residing in Cross Hill, Laurens County, South Carolina at the time of his death. Jim was married again after Polly died and had more children with his second wife.

I would love to share information with you.

Re: Henson/Pressley

Posted: 996798941000
Edited: 1163424675000
Surnames: Henson/Pressley/Warren
I have Henson/Pressley relatives from Haywood County. If you read this, please respond to so that we can better communicate.

My Great-grandmother was Miriam Great-grandfather was Casty Henson....Dutch Cove.


Re: Henson/Pressley

Posted: 1089078415000
Classification: Query
Interested in your connection since I am a Henson with ties to the Pressleys. I wonder if you have info on some of the people I have holes to fill about...

Please respond to

Re: Henson/Pressley

Garry Wylie (View posts)
Posted: 1161295198000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dodgen, Hampton, Henson
I was hoping you could help me....I am looking for the Henson family from Haywood and Jackson County North Carolina .....My great grandfather was James Thomas Henson ...His wife was Minnie E. Hampton....Minnie's brother Pink married a Hester Pressley...Hester was from Waynesville, Haywood Co., North Carolina.....Any help on any of these people will greatly appreciated..

Re: Henson/Pressley

Posted: 1163424759000
Classification: Query
I am sorry to say that I don't have any of those people listed in my files at this point. I'm sure we are related. I have both Henson and Pressley in my tree from that area.

Do you happen to know where they might be buried and are you from this area?

Good Luck with your searches.

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