William Wallace* & Nancy A. Biggerstaff Hensley

W. W.* Hensley
son of Samuel C. & Nancy Lovell Hensley Kniseley **
born May 8, 1834
Marion County, Illinois

* Note: William is believed to have used both Wallace and Worley as a second name.
One explanation given as: William was indentured to an Uncle in Illinois and ran away. A reward for his return was issued but he managed to avoid capture and began using Wallace instead of Worley.


died June 22, 1914
Howard, Kansas

1st marriage Rachel Wilson
November 14, 1854
Marion County, Illinois

Rachel died in 1855
Age 19 years, 6 Months, 3 Days
buried Millican Cemetery (Row 8)

2nd marriage  Nancy Anne Biggerstaff
born Kentucky
March 27, 1835

married December 18, 1856
Macoupin County, Illinois

born March 27, 1835
Christian County, Kentucky

died January 20, 1916
Howard, Kansas

57th Wedding Anniversary
December 18, 1913

William served in the Union Army, 21st Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers , Infantry
1st Corporal of the Color Guard, Company C

He served a total of four years, 1861-1865 and was held prisoner at Andersonville.
An account of his Civil War experiences are told in his 
Autobiography of William Wallace Hensley
which outlines his service during the war

Drawing by Joseph Benoit 
1862  Ironton, Missouri
21st Illinois Volunteer Regiment

This drawing was given to W. W. Hensley by the artist
The story in also in the Autobiography 

Howard, Kansas
The cost of this stone was $140.00
plus $15.00 for perpetual care

James Aitken     &               "Nannie"
                                   Nancy  Ellen Henlsey Aitken

Nancy A. Biggerstaff Hensley

William Wallace Henlsey

Their Children

Mary & Rosella
Nurses at Kellogg

Mary         Charles               Rosella

Martha Rosella


William Thomas Hensley >>>>>>>

Mary Jane Hensley
holding one of the Kellogg Children

Charles Markham Hensley

George Edgar Hensley 
Rosella Hensley Hughes
Yale, Oklahoma 1939

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Permelia E.                           September 28, 1857
Samuel  Benjamin                September 15, 1859
Cornelia Alice                       August 1, 1861
Nancy Ellen                           April 11, 1866
Rachael Annice                     January 27, 1868
George Edgar                        December 31, 1869
Mary Jane                             March 15, 1872
Martha Rosalle                      August 9, 1873
Charles Markham                  September 5, 1877
William Thomas                    February 23, 1880

According to a family history published by
WW Hensley, 1896

 Permelia,  Cornelia, Nancy, & Rachel were born in Macoupin County, Illinois.

Samuel was born in Piatt County, Illinois

  George, Mary, Rosella, Charles & William
were born in Elk County, Kansas.

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