William Henson

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  • Name William Henson 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1820  of New Orleans, New Orleans, Lousiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3423  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2014 

    Family Nancy Mary Graybill,   b. 9 Jun 1789, , Wilkes (now Ashe), North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1856, of Madison Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1804  of, Ashe, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1324  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Checked WorldConnect 17 Feb 2004; nothing of value except Donna Schell's work quoted below.

      2. Entry found for William Henson in the "Minutes of the Ashe County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1806" per website http://www.ls.net/~newriver/nc/as1806co.htm. [Note. Despite the fact that Ashe County, North Carolina was created in 1799, the first extant court records begin in 1806.] State of North Carolina.
      A. Ashe County May Term 1806. In a County Court begun and held for the County of Ashe on the second Monday being the 12th day of May A.D. 1806:
      a. Thomas McEntire vs Thos. McGimsey. Debt. Jury sworn and empanelled (towit): John Henson, Lend. Fouts, Isaac Weaver, Benjm. Brown, Andw. Rolland, Henrey Michael, David Burkhart,td, Jacob Grimes, Jas. Griffith, Mats. Carpenter, Jacob Fouts, Wm. Henson. Jury fin the dollars mentioned in the writting to be worth 10 each. North Carolin currency & that there was payments to the amount of 110 dollars and that the defendant owes and retains L45 and assess the plantiffs damages to L 18/7/6. Appeal prayed by deft & granted. Bond filed."
      B. State of North Carolina. August term 1806. At a county court begun and held for the County of Ashe on the second Monday being the 11th day of August A. D. 1806:
      a. "A deed from Wm. Walters to William Henson for 100 acres was acknowledged in court by Wm. Walters."
      b. "Joseph Plummer vs Wells Blevins. Appeal. Jury sworn & empaneled: Francis Sturgill, Christian Burkett, Saml. Stedham, Wm. Walters, Christian Shearer, Reuben Wallis, Wm. Allison, Petter Graybell, Wm. Phips, Jas. Dixon, Wm. Henson, Wm. Adkins. Jury find for the plantiff 12/6 & costs."

      3. Censuses:
      1800 US: Ashe County, North Carolina. The total population for Ashe County, North Carolina in 1800 was 2785, including slaves. The 1800 Ashe County Census was the first for the northwestern most county in the Tar Heel State. This county was formed in late 1799 and included all of Wilkes County west of the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountain. The 977 square miles that then composed Ashe County has been further divided, first in 1849 to form Watauga County, North Carolina and again 10 years later to form Alleghany County. This record includes families who may have been living in those areas at the time. The original census was in rough alphabetic order, and this does not facilitate the research of particular communities. I include all interrelated families of this time and place to better show relationships. A word of explanation on some of these families:
      a. Mary and Barbara Burkett who married Peter and David Graybeal, had a father named Christian - unsure as to which is correct of the two.
      b. Elizabeth Eller appears to be Elizabeth Dick, the wife of Peter Eller who had just died per his probate of 1799.The one daughter is probably Mary; unsure who the two boys are since there should be three: Jacob, Henry, and George. John Eller would be Elizabeth's eldest son and married to Susannah Kerns.
      c. Henry Graybeal would have recently married Celia Henson and also the eldest son of [John] Peter and Christina [Wampler] Graybill who also appear to be in this same census. Note that Peter evidently had owned slaves at that time - the census does not say how many.
      d. One of the William Hensons could be somehow related to William Henson who marries Nancy Graybill and to Celia Henson who marries Henry Graybeal.
      e. The two Koons are probably brothers and are sons of Devault Koon judging from their ages. This would make them uncles to George Koons who eventually marries Mary Eller.
      f. James Lewis, b. abt. 1790, marries Christena Graybill in 1807 - there may be a connection with these two James Lewis.
      g. William Pennington marries Barbara (or Elizabeth) Eller and may be the younger of the two here listed.
      h. Michael Stucker is a misspelling for Michael and Catherine Eller Stoker with their three oldest children: Polly, David, and Elizabeth.
      Head of Family; Males 0-9, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+; Females - 0-9, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+:
      Burkett, Christian; 1-2-0-1-0; 1-0-2-0-0
      Burkett, Christian; 4-1-0-1-0; 1-0-1-0-0
      Eller, Elizabeth; 1-0-1-0-0; 0-0-1-0-1
      Eller, John; 3-0-0-1-0; 1-0-0-1-0
      Graybeal, Henry; 0-0-1-0-0; 2-0-1-0-0
      Graybeal, Peter; 2-1-1-0-1; 3-1-0-0-1
      Henson, William; 0-1-1-0-0; 2-0-1-0-0
      Henson, William; 3-0-0-0-1; 1-1-1-0-0
      Koons, George; 0-0-1-0-1; 0-0-0-0-1
      Koons, John; 0-0-1-0-1; 0-1-2-0-1
      Lewis, James; 2-2-1-0-1; 4-1-0-0-1
      Lewis, James, Jr.; 1-0-1-0-0; 1-0-1-0-0
      Pennington, William; 0-1-0-1-0; 1-2-1-0-1
      Pennington, William; 0-0-1-0-0; 0-0-1-0-0
      Stucker, Michael; 1-0-0-1-0; 2-0-0-1-0

      1820 US: Madison Township, Jackson, Ohio, pg. 192, township had a little over 40 families; related families of Michael Stoker and Michael Graybill are in neighboring Bloomfield Township; columns are male 0-10, 10-16, 16-18, 16-26, 26-45, 45+// female 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+:
      David Stoker: 2,1,0,1,0,0//1,0,0,1,0.
      Peter Grabill: 1,0,0,1,0,1//0,0,2,0,1.
      Nancy Henson: 0,1,0,1,0,0//0,1,1,1,0.
      James McDaniel: 0,0,0,0,0,1//3,2,0,0,1.

      4. Notes from Rootsweb.com WorldConnect 17 Feb 2004 database ":480580" of Donna Shell
      [Kerry's notes: (1) the 1800 census shows two William Hensons in the area - one older and one younger - and the following deeds could be for either one; (2) Donna shows contradictory information such as: 5 sketchy Children, 2 of whom were supposedly born in Ohio after William dies never making it to Ohio; another previous marriage and family based upon the 1800 census for whom it may or may not have been this Henson (he could have been a younger son within one of the other local Henson families.]:
      A. "A Partial Genealogy Record of the Graybeal Family of Ashe Co., NC," 1992 Edition, by William S. Graybeal, p. 259. B. Articles in book, "Heritage of Ashe Co., NC"; pgs. 263-272. [Kerry's note: I reviewed this book at FHL in Salt Lake City - FHL book 975.6835 D3h V.1] C. "The Brethren in the New Nation," by Roger E. Sappington. Pub. by The Brethren Press in Elgin, IL. Pg 26-29. [Kerry's note: I reviewed at FHL library in Salt Lake City - FHL book 973K2ch.] D. Deed: Henson, Wm to: Jones, Vincent 1802-01-15; 100.00 a., Waters of North Fork New River/Little Horse Creek; $, Rcd: 1804-08, Bk: B, p. 180; witnesses: James Bunyard, Henry Graybeal. E. State (NC) # 0334 to: Henson, Wm. 1800-02-25; 30.00 a., On the bank of Little Horse Creek; $, Rcd: 1802-12-14, Bk: B, p. 33; witness: n/a. F. Deed: Henson, William to: Morris, Gilbert 1809-08-01; 100.00 a., Waters of Little Horse Creek/North Fork New River; $, Rcd: 1811-05, Bk: D, p. 299; witnesses: Henry Graybeal, Henry Chambers. G. Some of the info. on William and his descendants was given to me in a letter by Reba Graybeal, dtd. 9 Sept. 1990. All of the same information was sent to Reba by Florence (Graybill) Wilson of Omaha, NE in Oct., 1963. "William lived near Lexington, KY and worked on the Miss. River. He was born abt 1785. Died at New Orleans, LA and presumed to have been buried there. After his death, John Graybill (Nancy Mary's bro.) moved the family to NC, where the children were raised. John Graybill who took care of the family was said to be very wealthy." (He was never married). Nancy and her brother, John, went to Ohio with their father, Peter Sr. H. I now think that William died abt 1815, and John took his sister, Nancy back to Jackson Co., OH, where Peter Sr. and part of his family had moved in 1815. I. Book, "Hansons-Hensons of Botetourt & Their Descendants," by Ray Hanson. GR 929.2 Han. Pg. 141. J. Book, "HHHH, Early Records of the Carolinas," by Ethel Nerim Miner. 1993. K. 1790 Census of Morgan District, 16th Company, Wilkes Co., NC. 1 male over 16 yrs., 1 male under 16 yrs., & 2 females of all ages. Pg. 124. [I think the 1 male under 16 yrs. is William.] L. Based on the 1800 Census, William was probably married first to an unknown woman. The 1800 Census shows William, 16-26, 1 son, 10-16, & wife, 16-26, & 2 daughters, 1-10. [William didn't marry Nancy until about 1804].
      M. Vitals [used by Donna]: b. abt 1760 in Wilkes Co., NC; d. and bur. in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Lousiana.

      5. Found at least two of his children nearby to their mother in Jackson County, Ohio in 1860 census:
      Elijah Henson, 56, NC.
      Larkin Henson, 55, KY.

      6. Probably brother to Celia Henson who married Henry Graybeal, the brother of William's wife Nancy Graybeal. Alternate unproven father may be James Henson.

      7. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, pp. 17-31, clarifies early North Carolina counties and land grant practices:
      "Land grants in North Carolina originated with an entry application which was filed in the county where the land was situated and if not lost are now on file there. This was followed, sometimes soon and sometimes years later by an order from the land office for the tract to be surveyed. Sometimes soon and sometimes years later the survey was made and a surveyor's plat filed with the Secretary of State in Raleigh. Then came the grant which may have been issued reasonably near the date of the survey or sometimes several years later. These grants, orders to survey and the survey itself are on file now in the Secretary of State's office at Raleigh...
      Many counties were formed from what originally was Rowan County, namely Surry and Guilford in 1770, Burke and Wilkes in 1777, Randolph in 1779, Iridell in 1788, Stokes in 1789, Buncomb in 1791, Ashe in1799, Davidson in 1822, Yancey in 1833, Davie in 1836 and Yadkin in 1850. Some of these counties were grandchildren of Rowan County; for instance Wilkes was taken partly from Burke and partly from Surry, Randolph from Guilford, Buncomb and Yancy form Burke, Ashe from Wilkes and Stokes and Yadkin from Surry. These facts must be kept in mind when tracing early Rowan County families."

      8. The following deed has reference to a William Henson, son of Paul Henson. I am not sure if this is the right William or not. From website http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/wilkes/deeds/henson01.txt "Deed: Heirs of Paul Henson [Sr.] to Abraham May, Wilkes Co. NC, 1796" accessed 18 Dec 2008: "Transcribed from a photocopy of the document on file in Deed Book D, page 154 at the Wilkes County Court House, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. I have made every attempt to preserve the original spellings and case and have inserted assumed missing words in []. NOTE: The tract of land referecned in this deed lies in what is now Ashe County. Surnames appearing in the document: Bumgarner, Bunyard, Henson, Lenoir, May:
      "Wilkes County, N.C., Book D, p. 154, Heirs of Paul Henson [Sr.] to Abraham May.
      This Indenture made this the 8th day of Oct. in the year of Our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety six Between William Henson John Henson James Henson Richard Henson and Paul Henson the heirs of Paul Henson Deceased of the one part and Abraham May of the other Part all of the County Wilks and State of North Carolina Witnefseth that for and in Consideration of the sum of four Hundred Pounds good and Lawful [money] of the State aforesaid to them in hand paid the Receipt whereof they doth Acknowledge and themselves fully satisfyed and is Paid and by these presents doth Bargain Sell and Convey unto the said Abraham May a certain tract or parcel of Land containing one hundred and fifty acres be the same more or lefs lying and being in the County of Wilkes and State aforesaid on the North fork of New River Beginning at a Red oak Above Horse Creek thence South one hundred and fifty three poles to a red oak on the south side of the North Fork thence West one hundred and fifty three poles to a red oak on the North side of the North Fork thence North one hundred and fifty three poles to a white oak on a ridge thence East on [sic] Hundred and fifty three poles to the first station.
      Together with all wood waters Mines Minerals Hereditaments and appertanances to the said land Belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold to him the said Abraham May his heirs and afsigns forever and the aforesaid heirs of Paul Henson Deceased Doth covenant and agree that the said Abraham May his heirs and Assigns shall at all times forever hereafter lawfully and peaceably posefse and Enjoy the said Bargained premises free and clear of all incumbrances and Claims under him or them in Testimony hereof we the said heirs of Paul Henson Deceased hath hereunto set our hands and affix our seals The Day and Date above written. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      James Bunyard William (x) Henson {seal}
      Wm. Bumgarner John (x) Henson {seal}
      James (x) Henson {seal}
      Richard (x)Henson {seal}
      Paul (x) Henson
      {seal}
      North Carolina{ May Term 1797
      Wilkes County { The within deed was Duly proven in open Court by the oath of James Bunyard Esq. and ordered to be Registered.
      Test Wm. B. Lenoir, C. C."

      9. Website http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/swift/Document1.html accessed 20 Dec 2008 which sponsors genealogical and historical resources of the New River Valley in Virginia and North Carolina: "...An alternative Hanson Genforum posting #589 gives some Ashe county connections but not to the Maryland line: Celia Hanson b.1781 m. Henry Graybeal in Ashe Co., NC. Celia was the daughter of William Hanson and Celia Tuckwiler who immigrated from northwest Virginia to Botetourt county. This William is the son of John Hanson (b. 3 Apr 1721 Ireland - d. 15 Nov 1783)... This family went to Lawrence Co., IN. There is nothing to indicate this line is Quaker as William (1753-1824) served in the Battle of Pt. Pleasant (1774) and in the Revolution (7th VA Regt from Botetourt Co., VA)..."

      10. Website http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/deeds/deedsabs.txt accessed 14 Dec 2008:
      "ASHE County, NC - Deeds - Abstracts of selected deeds." This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Kyle R. Graybeal krgrebiel@verizon.net, 37 Spring Lake Drive, Stafford, VA 22554. Revised 9 October 2001. This file contains abstracts of selected deeds from Ashe County, North Carolina Land records, mostly involving Graybeal family members. The information contained herein does not constitute the sum total of deeds in the Ashe County records involving Graybeal individuals. There are a few incomplete fields in some records especially in acreage, land description & witness names. This means that I have not copied them, not that the information is missing from the court records. The file now includes more deeds and has been corrected for errors dealing with land grants appearing in the original file. In the original file, the entry date and the date the deed was signed were reversed. This new file corrects that problem.
      Information sorted in date order, which is yyyy-mm-dd. Grantee & Grantor names are [last], [first]. Witness names are [first], [last]. NFNR = North Fork of New River. Mn and Vn means Deed Books M new and V new respectively. Information in [] inserted by me and correct to the best of my knowledge. Information in () added for clarification. Price paid, proven date, and registered date not included to save space. I have this information on most deeds in case it is desired. Some compass directions are indicated by N, S, etc, rather spelled out. Deeds for state grants did not require have wittneses' signatures. The indication that a particular person signed with an "x" is not consistent from record to record in this transcription. See complete list with John Peter Graybill - this partial list are those with the name of Henson:
      May, Abraham TO: Graybeal, Peter [Sr] 170 a.; Signed: 1799-04-07; Both sides New River @ White's line/P. Henson Corner/NFNR; Book: D, 109; WITNESS: S. Hubbard, Henry Graybeal.
      State (NC) TO: Henson, Wm 100 a., Grant: 0063, Ent: 1799-02-07; Signed: 1801-01-02; Book: B, 187.
      Walder, William TO: Henson, Wm. 100 a.; Signed: 1802-01-10; Head of a branch, Wm Smith's line, Smith's corner; Book: B, 467; WITNESS: George Koons, Seth Osburn.
      Henson, Wm TO: Jones, Vincent 100 a.; Signed: 1802-01-15; Waters of North Fork New River/Little Horse Creek. Book: B, 180; WITNESS: James Bunyard, Henry Graybeal.
      State (NC) TO: Henson, Wm. 30 a., Grant: 0334, Ent: 1800-02-25; Signed: 1802-12-14; Bank of Little Horse Creek. Book: B, 033.
      State (NC) TO: Henson, John 50 a., Grant:nnnn, Ent: 1802-02-17; Signed: 1803-11-29; North Fork of New River; Book: B, 232.
      State (NC) TO: Henson, John 50 a., Grant: 0557, Ent: 1804-05-08; Signed: 1805-11-30; His line near his sugar camp; Book: B, 421.
      Graybeal, Henry TO: Henson, James 50 a.; Signed: 1807-12-09; N. side N. Fork New River/James Bunyard's line/Vinson Creek. Book: C, 422; WITNESS: Jas. Fletcher, Benj. Hubbard.
      Henson, John (x) TO: Chambers, Henry 50 a.; Signed: 1809-03-27; NFNR, in Henson's line near his sugar camp; Book: D, 292; WITNESS: Henry Graybeal, Benj (x) Tyree
      Henson, John (x) TO: Chambers, Henry 50 a.; Signed: 1809-03-27. . . his old line, stake on the river; Book: D, 293; WITNESS: Henry Graybeal, Benj (x) Tyree.
      Henson, John (x) TO: Chambers, Henry 150 a.; Signed: 1809-03-27; NFNR, . . . swamp, dogwood and hickory; Book: D, 295; WITNESS: Graybeal, Henry, Benj (x) Tyree.
      Henson, William TO: Morris, Gilbert 100 a.; Signed: 1809-08-01; Waters of Little Horse Creek/North Fork New River. Book: D, 299; WITNESS: Henry Graybeal, Henry Chambers.
      Graybeal, Peter TO: Brown, Peter 60 a. Signed: 1810-07-03; North Fork of New River, Paul Henson's corner. Book: M, 172; WITNESS: Jas. Fletcher, Henry Graybeal.
      Graybeal, Peter TO: Bowers, Peter 170 a.; Signed: 1810-07-03; Both sides of NFNR/the River Bank @ White's line/James Henson. Book: Mn, 161; WITNESS: Henry Graybeal, James Fletcher.

      11. FHL book 929.273 H198me (film #6003742), "Hanson, Henson, Hinson, Hynson, and Allied Family Name; Early Records of the Carolinas," by Ethel Nerim Miner. 1993, the following is from vol. 3 of 5 which is just focussed on the Carolinas. Note that author extracted all references from all sources but does not give an explanation of her sources - she does say: "If this space is empty caution should be used in accepting the information as fact. May be combined with information from the even field to provide more meaningful information. If no original source is shown that probably means the information was submitted by a contributor from a family history or similar source. I include notes for both William and Celia Henson, who are in my database and possibly siblings:
      -Celia Henson; spouse Henry Graybeal, m. @ North Carolina in 1802; source (more of a note): "NC Ashe of."
      -Eli Hanson, s. of William and ___ Graybeal, b. 5 Mar 1807, at NC; no source given.
      -Eli Hanson, s. of William and ___ Graybeal, d. @ 1832, at NC; no source given.
      -Elijah Hanson, s. of William; spouse: Amery; b. 1804, at NC; note mom was a Graybeal; no source given.
      -Larkin Henson, s. of William Sr. and ___ Graybeal; residence at Ashe Co., NC, in 1788; no source given.
      -Mary Henson, d. of William and ___ Graybeal; b. 1810 at NC; no source given.
      -William Henson Sr. and Nancy Graybeal; birth of son Eli, 5 Mar 1807, in NC (with a note "KY?"); no source given.

      12. FHL book "Hansons-Hensons of Botetourt and their Descendants; Thirty Years of Notes and Reminiscencing about the Hansons, also known in the Literature as Hensons and Hinsons," comp. by Ray Hanson and other researchers; 50 copies printed, 1986. Mr. Hanson, gives various anecdotal statements of several William Hanson/Henson/Hinson's including one that pertains to our William (I do not agree with the supposed dates of this compiler):
      P. 130: "William Hanson m. Nancy Graybeal daughter of Peter Graybeal Ashe Co., N.C. William b. 1785. Nancy b. 1802."
      P. 141, Mr. Hanson, proposes a family tree incorporating Celia Henson and William, both in my database:
      1. Mr. Henson
      2. Elijah Henson
      2. Celia Henson
      2. (a daughter)
      2. William Henson, m. Nancy Graybeal born in 1802, the daughter of Peter Graybeal of Ashe county, N. Carloina. Wm. born 1785; d. at New Orleans. (Mrs. Stanley Morgan of Jackson, Ohio, says Wm. Henson worked on the Mississippi river at Jackson, died and was buried at Jackson. John Graybeal, a brother-in-law returned William's family to Ashe, then to Jackson County, and last, to Bloomfield Twn. of Jackson.)
      3. Elijah Hanson, m. Amery ___, in 1804. (Adopted surname spelling of Hanson.) Had Children: Garilda, b. 1832, Ohio; Nancy, b. 1835 was in Jackson Co. in 1820 Bloomfield Township; Worthington, b. 1837; Elizabeth, b. 1839; Aaron, b. 1841; John, b. 1843.
      3. Eli Hanson, b. Mar. 5, 1807, d. 1832. (Adopted surname spelling of Hanson.)
      3. Larkin Henson, born 1807?, m. Nancy Lackery; m.2 Elizabeth ___. [Delineates in detail extensive children and grandchildren of this couple.]
      3. Mary Henson.
      3. Lydia Henson.
      Author adds note to the pedigree: "William Henson and wife Nancy Graybeal aka Grabill; Grabil lived in Ashe Co. N.C. in the 1790s, "removing later to Lexington"? One John Hanson's property description in Ashe's Deed Book 1 says his land "lay along the conditioned line of John Graybill in 1796." Just prior to 1790 Samuel, James, William, Joseph and John Hanson II were in Ashe Co. (old Wilkes Co.) By 1800 there were no Hansons or Hensons in these documents provided by Mrs. Dempsie Eller, 2306 Ave. "U," Lubbock, Texas, widow of the former County Clerk of Ashe County who preserved notes on early Ashe residents."


      MARRIAGE:
      1. 19 May 2002 Ancestry.com reports with 14 databases that Nancy had one or two husbands known as either William Henson or William Hodson with no documentation whatsoever. Judging from early Ashe Co. records and later censues, the surname Henson is correct.

      2. Donna Schell in her notes quoted above suspects William may have been married prior to Nancy Graybill based on the 1800 census.

      DEATH:
      1. Definitely dead or divorced by 1820 since he does not appear in 1820 census wherein Nancy is listed as head of household in Ohio. Donna Schell in her notes above believes the family had moved to New Orleans and that he died there abt 1815.

      2. Rootsweb.com WorldConnect database ":480580": "In a letter from Alice (Graybill) Russell of Shreveport, LA, she enclosed a copy of some of The Jackson Co, OH Cemetery records of the Graybill kin. This data had been compiled by Mrs. Robert L. Horton, of 25 Burlington Rd., Jackson Co., OH from the Ohio Records & Pioneer Families, Book 10 - page 20. This page reads as follows: Jackson Co., Ohio Cemeteries: The Callaghan Graveyard 'This graveyard was laid out in early days on the Callaghan farm in Madison Twp, Jackson Co. OH. It was later enlarged by adding a bit of land from an adjoining farm and from the old Madison Furnace Company farm. The cemetery is located near the settlement of Rempel.' The list of names followed. This 'Nancy' being one of the names. She is listed as Nancy, wife of William Henson d. Dec. 19, 1856, aged 85y." [Note: I reconfirmed this 13 Feb 2004 via email with a lookup volunteer . Mr. Hunter has access to this book. My question to him was: "I would appreciate a cemetery book look up at the Callaghan-Madison Furnace Cemetery near Rempel in Madison Twp for Peter and John Graybill, and for Peter's wife Christena. I have heard there may be two tombstones for Peter Graybill which would be of big interest since one has death date of 1842 and the other 1848. Also for Nancy Henson in same cemetery." He found the following in the book:
      "Christena Graybill b. ___, d. 10 Oct 1844 (about 84), (w/o Peter Graybill). N. Henson b., d. 19 Dec 1856 (about 85), (w/o William Henson). They are the only ones listed, no Peter or John Graybill and no William Henson."]