HENSLEY, Jay Cooke

HENSLEY, Jay Cooke

Male 1879 - 1932  (53 years)

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  • Name HENSLEY, Jay Cooke 
    Birth 5 May 1879  Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1900  Crawford, Breathitt, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1910  Terry, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Draft Cards 12 Sep 1919  Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1920  Precinct 6, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1930  Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Death 29 May 1932  Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    Age: 53 
    Cause: Gunshot wounds 
    Burial 30 May 1932  Kings Branch Cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    HENSLEY, James Samuel,   b. 1605, Tiverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1665, Northampton, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  (6 x Great Grandfather) 
    NEAL, Margaret Peggy,   b. 1826, Perry, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1889, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I539034096  Marsh,Holcomb,Kosinski,Russell
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Father HENSLEY, John Lewis,   b. 16 Sep 1849, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Sep 1931, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother COMBS, Mary Ellen,   b. 15 Apr 1863, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Mar 1911, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage 29 May 1878  Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Marriages
    Kentucky US Marriage Records 1852-1914 Breathitt
    Kentucky US Marriage Records 1852-1914 Breathitt
    Family ID F00595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family VIRES, Sarah,   b. 8 Sep 1885, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1960 (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 29 Jul 1897  Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. HENSLEY, Bandon,   b. 9 Sep 1900, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Sep 1923, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 23 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
     2. HENSLEY, Tildon,   b. 6 Jul 1901, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 May 1988, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    COMBS, Daliah  m. 18 Feb 1922;   TURNER, Lizzie G  m. 3 Nov 1977
    +3. HENSLEY, Edna,   b. 17 Feb 1905, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Apr 1991, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    JOHNSON, Ance  m. 16 Jan 1923
     4. HENSLEY, Scott,   b. 10 Apr 1907, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Nov 1922, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 15 years)
     5. HENSLEY, Ardella,   b. 4 Mar 1909, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Dec 1926, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 17 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    +6. HENSLEY, Clarence C.,   b. 15 Apr 1910, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Dec 1972, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    RUSSELL, Alberta  m. 17 Mar 1929;   MILLER, Flossie  m. 21 Mar 1933;   BACK, Pauline  m. 27 Aug 1936
     7. HENSLEY, John W. Laugley,   b. 12 May 1913, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Oct 1934, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 21 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    HOWLETT, Ojal  m. 8 Oct 1932
    +8. HENSLEY, Charles Stanley "Charley",   b. 20 Aug 1914, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Dec 1950, Lickburg, Magoffin, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    HOWES, Lillie Bell  m. Yes, date unknow
    +9. HENSLEY, Elizabeth Neal,   b. 4 May 1917, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Aug 1959, Bradford, McKean, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    POTTER, Dr. Joseph Lumbard  m. Yes, date unknow
     10. HENSLEY, Mize,   b. 23 Dec 1918, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 May 1966, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 47 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    FRAZIER, Virginia Alice "Ginny"  m. Yes, date unknow
     11. HENSLEY, Fred,   b. 29 Oct 1920, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Jun 1921 (Age 0 years)  [Father: Birth]  [Mother: Birth]
    Marriages
    Jay and Sarah's marriage
    Jay and Sarah's marriage
    Page from Sarah Vires Hensley Bible showing marriage of Jay C Hensley and Sarah Vires.
    Family ID F00594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 May 1879 - Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 29 Jul 1897 - Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Terry, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Cards - Name: Jay Hensley Race: White Birth Date: 5 May 1879 Residence Date: 1917-1918 Residence Place: Breathitt County, Kentucky, USA Physical Build: Stout Height: Medium Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Blue Relative: John Hensley - 12 Sep 1919 - Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Precinct 6, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 53,Cause: Gunshot wounds - 29 May 1932 - Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 30 May 1932 - Kings Branch Cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Location Village Town City County/Shire State Country Parish Province Region Township Area Continent Not Set

  • Photos
    Jay Cooke and Sarah Vires Hensley Family
    Jay Cooke and Sarah Vires Hensley Family
    Barbara Deaton on Facebook says: First one on back row is my dad, Clarence. Next is: Scott, Tildon, Bandon, Edna, Ardella. Front row: Grandfather Jay C. Is holding Charlie (or John); Granny Sarah V. Hensley is holding Neal. Neal's real name was Elizabeth.
    Jay C. Hensley Funeral
    Jay C. Hensley Funeral
    Funeral of Jay C. Hensley, b 1880 d. 1932. Killed during family scuffle. Buried at Kings branch Cemetery. L to R - Nerve Lewis, sister; Tildon Hensley, son; Mize Hensley, brother; John Walk, friend; Carl Gabbard, friend; Sarah V. Hensley, wife; Edna Johnson, daughter; Mize hensley, son; and Nancy hensley (in hat), sister.
    Jay Cooke Hensley
    Jay Cooke Hensley

    Histories
    <p style='text-align: center;'><strong><span style='font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino; font-size: medium;'>The Hensley Family History</span></strong></p>

    The Hensley Family History


    <p style='text-align: center;'><strong><span style='font-family: 'book antiqua', palatino; font-size: medium;'>Hensley Family Bible</span></strong></p>

    Hensley Family Bible



    Birth and Death Certificates
    Death Certificate
Jay C. Hensley
    Death Certificate Jay C. Hensley

    Draft Cards
    <p><span style='text-decoration: none;'>World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</span></p>
<p>Jay C. Hensley</p>

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

    Jay C. Hensley



    Folios
    Jay Hensley Family Bible
    Jay Hensley Family Bible

    Marriages
    JC Hensley and Sarah Vires marriage certificate
    JC Hensley and Sarah Vires marriage certificate
    Kentucky County Marriage Records 
1783-1965 
Breathitt 
1894 - 1900 
Jay C Hensley and Sarah Vires
    Kentucky County Marriage Records 1783-1965 Breathitt 1894 - 1900 Jay C Hensley and Sarah Vires

    Albums  Kosinski - Russell (96)
    Photographs of the Kosinski and Russell families

  • Notes 
    • Jay Cooke Hensley Short Bio 
      Posted 07 Dec 2013 by Tammy Hensley Smith 
       Jay Cooke Hensley (son of John Hensley and Mary Ellen Combs)118 was born 1879, and died 1932. He married Sarah Vires on Abt. July 1897, daughter of Mary Fletcher.

      Notes for Jay Cooke Hensley:
      Per Barbara Deaton Jay was a rather tall, lean, handsome man with black hair and olive complexion.

      Sarah and Jay lived in the Shoulderblade section of Breathitt County on Old House Branch. Their 11 children were born there. The house was a two-room wooden structure. A dog-trot separated the rooms. They slept and lived in the two rooms. They ate in a separate, smokehouse-type structure. The cooking was done in this building, or outside.

      Sometime during the 1920's Jay moved his family to Jackson. They moved, in a wagon, to a house on the right side of the road about half-way up Town Hill. Jay and Sarah never owned property.

      At the age of 52, Jay C. died as the result of a gunshot would. It seems his son Charlie, Walker Hollon, and others were drinking and playing cards up in the hill near the home. Jay went up there to persuade Charlie to come to the house. Charlie had a gun. A scuffle ensued, the gun discharged, and Jay was struck in the thigh/groin. He bled to death before they could get him into town for medical attention.

      Mize Hensley (born 1884) was a city policeman when this happened. He was involved in the investigation that followed. He was most aggressive in pushing for justice. He wanted a quick trial and severe punishment.

      Charlie and Walker Hollon were indicted for murder. Reportedly some money exchanged hands. Sarah was now a widow with no cash, no property, and no money in the bank. She had no means with which to help her son. Therefore, when the case came to trial Charlie was tried alone. He was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison. He served 6-7 years in the State Prison at Frankfort.

      More About Jay Cooke Hensley and Sarah Vires:
      Marriage: Abt. July 1897

  • Reference  Mark and Amy Kosinski. "HENSLEY, Jay Cooke". Four Branches Genealogy. https://www.fourbranches.org/tng/getperson.php?personID=I539034096&tree=mhkr (accessed March 1, 2024).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1562] Thea Neace, Find a Grave Memorial 113886148, 113886148.

    2. [S00177] United States Census Bureau, 1880 United States Federal Census Jackson Breathitt (District 14) Kentucky, 574A.

    3. [S00366] United States Census Bureau, 1900 United States Federal Census Crawford Brethitt Kentucky, 14B.

    4. [S782] United States Census Bureau, 1910 United States Federal Census Kentucky Breathitt Terry District 0008, 9A.

    5. [S00319] United States Selective Service System, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 - Jay C. Hensley, Roll: 1644032; Draft Board: 0.

    6. [S1086] United State Census Bureau, 1920 United States Federal Census Kentucky Breathitt Precinct 6 District 0047, 4A.

    7. [S00033] United States Census Bureau, 1930 United States Federal Census Jackson Kentucky, 22B.

    8. [S00175] Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates, Death Certificate - Jay C. Hensley, 18183.

    9. [S1594] Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Divisision of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present. Frankfort, KY,, Kentucky, U.S., Death Index, 1911-2000, Vol: 53, Cert: 18183.

    10. [S750] Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky, Kentucky County Marriage Records 1783-1965 Breathitt 1873 - 1881, 60.

    11. [S2972] Breathitt County Kentucky Clerk of Court, Kentucky US Marriage Records 1852-1914 Breathitt John Hensley and Mary Ellen Combs, Roll: 994029.

    12. [S00379] Marriage Certificate - Jay C Hensley and Sarah Vires.