Gossage,  Henson Thomas

Gossage, Henson Thomas

Male 1822 - 1903  (80 years)

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  • Name Gossage, Henson Thomas 
    Born 20 Feb 1822  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1903  Murray County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dewberry Church Cemetery, Murray County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P4452  MK's Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2017 

    Father Gossage, Thomas,   b. ABT. 1795, Caswell County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Allison, Elizabeth 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Mar 1819  Roane County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harrison, Mary E.,   b. 1835, Buncombe County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Murray County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1848  Murray County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gossage, Lucinda,   b. Aug 1853, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Gossage, Louisa Elizabeth,   b. 11 Nov 1854,   d. 30 May 1927, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     3. Gossage, Mary Ann,   b. ABT. 1857, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Gossage, Doctor Thomas,   b. ABT. 1859, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Gossage, William H,   b. ABT. 1861, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Gossage, Jesse,   b. ABT. 1868  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F1203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Researcher: Carol Nelson tinker3@flash.net
      Henson came to Murray Co, GA in the late 1830's and went to work at the Tanning Yard in the Holly Creek Area. During this time he lived on "The Boatwright place". He later met Mary E Harrison, Daughter of the Reverend Nathan Harrison and Jane M Bell. They Married Jan 12 1848 in Murray Co GA with Mary's father Nathan performing the Ceremony. They moved to Bradley Co, TN and remained there until the late 1850's before returning to Murray Co, GA. In the 1860 Federal Georgia Census they were living in the 1013th General Militia District known as McDonald, Loughridge Post Office, Murray Co. GA.

      Henson enrolled in the Georgia Militia of the Confederate Army in December 1863, Company H 2nd Regiment of Georgia. He remained with that unit until he was transferred to the Gilmer County Home Guards in February 1864. He was with Johnson at Kennington, Georgia when his unit surrendered on May 11 1865. He was discharged from duty at that time.

      Henson first applied for his Civil War Pension July 1 1895, his deposition stated he was old, in firmed with a hearing disability, partially blind and poverty stricken. He and Mary were totally dependent for support upon their children, which he list. Mr A M Kincaid was deposed as Henson's witness and swore to the aforementioned statements. He stated that he and Henson had served in the same unit together. His pension was granted and renewed each year until his death in 1903. After his death, Mary applied for a widower's pension on March 22 1903 and received it until she succumbed to tuberculosis in 1908.
      Henson is buried in the Dewberry Church Cemetery in Murray Co GA.
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      GOSSAGE, George marr. KING, Zilphia 07/22/1849 Murray County, GA
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      1860 HENSON GOSSAGE Murray County GA 094 Hasslers Mills
      27 July 1860
      639 Gossage Henson 35 M Farmer $200 $75 TN
      Mary 26 F NC
      Lucinda V 7 F TN
      Louiza E 5 F GA
      Mary A 1 F GA
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      1870 United States Federal Census > Tennessee > Bradley > District 5 > Cleveland
      28 July 1870
      120 Gossage Henson 46 M W Farmer TN
      Mary E 35 F W Keeping house GA
      Lucinda 18 F W TN
      Elizabeth 16 F W TN
      Mary A 13 F W TN
      Thomas 11 M W at home GA
      William 9 M W GA
      Jesse 2 M W GA
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      1880 Census
      Mcdonald, Murray, Georgia - District 155 - Page 476B
      16 June 1880
      171 Gossage Henson Self W M 61 M TN TN TN Farming
      Mary E Wife W F 55 M GA GA NC Keeping House
      Doctor T Son W M 18 S GA TN GA Works On Farm
      William H Son W M 16 S GA TN GA Works On Farm
      Richman *Mary Ann Daughter W F 21 M GA TN GA
      Silas Gr-son W M 3 S TN TN GA
      *Illness: Newmony F (pneumonia)


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