An American Family History


Abraham Hendry

  also spelled Henry  
Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.

Abraham Hendry was born about 1766.

He married Sabra Ellis. At first they lived in Carter County, Tennessee.

William Hendry (1785),
Edward Hendry (1787), and
Ferdinand E. Hendry.

In 1794 and Abraham was listed on Nathaniel Taylor's tax list. He had 100 acres.

On October 4, 1796, Abraham bought a half acre lot in town from Samuel Tipton for $25 dollars. The lot was on Second Street in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee.

In July, 1797, Abraham was assigned to do road work under Andrew Taylor overseer. In 1797, he was also on jury duty.

On February 10, 1799, Abraham bought 200 acres on the south side of the Watauga from Joseph Tipton, Sr. for $200 dollars. The land was next to the Cobbs, Morelands, Jesse Humphreys, and an old line of Matthew Talbot.

On July 13, 1799, Abraham witnessed sale of an enslaved woman named Minnie. John Powers of Frederick County, Virginia sold her to Mary Worley [daughter? of John Worley] of Carter County, Tennessee.

On December 21, 1799, Abraham witnessed the sale of another enslaved woman who was named Rose. Jonathan Tipton sold her to John Hammer.

On November 06, 1800, Abraham sold his 200 acres south of the Watauga to Absalom Moore for $333.33. The land included a home, buildings, and an orchard. The land was bordered by Cobb, Moors, Ralph Humphrey, and the old Talbot line.

After selling his farm, Abraham bought two lots in Elizabethton.

On May 05, 1801 Abraham bought another half acre town lot from Samuel Tipton for $10. The lot was on Long Street in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee. May 15, 1801 he bought the half acre lot.

In 1805, Abraham was appointed as a magistrate.

In 1807 Abraham was one the of elected trustes of Duffield Academy.

The Clarion and Tennessee State Gazette 
Nashville, Tennessee
29 Oct 1813, Fri  •  Page 2

In 1823, Abraham received money from Mary Dungan's estate.

In 1824 Edward Hendry was excommunicated from the Sinking Creek Baptist Church in a dispute over who was to baptize Fanny Renfro.

Carter County, Tennessee was organized from Washington County on April 9, 1796. Elizabethton is the county seat.









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