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Henry William Hefley


buried in Rosamon Cemetery, Gadsden TN





  1801-Mary Hefley Dunlap

  1804-Nancy Hefley Letsinger

  1806-Sarah Hefley Carter

  1808-Elizabeth Hefley


  1811-William Hefley

  c.1813-James Hefley



Elizabeth James


Sarah Bradford





  1847-James M



  1854-Franklin Pierce

  1855-William Rufus




Michael Hefley


Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton


spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:


paternal grandparents:


maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

1820 census, Chester District SC

Mich'l Hefley

3 males under 10 (William, James & Henry)

1 male 26-45 (Michael)

1 female under 10 (see below)

3 females 10-16 (see below)

1 female 26-45 (Peggy)

daughters should've been Mary-19, Nancy-16, Sarah-14, Elizabeth-12. It's possible the three 10-16 are Nancy, Sarah and Elizabeth, with Mary out of the household already, and some girl who did not survive in the under 10 category, or it's just census error)


1830 census, Chester County SC

 M Hefley

1 male age 50-60

1 female age 50-60

1 male 10-15 (Henry)

2 males 15-20 (William, James)


1850 census, Gibson County TN, District 16

Henry W. Hefley, age 31, farmer, $1000, born SC

Eliza, age 31, born NC

James, age 2, born TN

J.D. James, age 21, farmer, born TN

(Henry is household 414, household 415 is his nephew James Dunlap, son of Mary Hefley Dunlap)


1860 census, Gibson County TN, District 16

H. Hefley, age 42, $2500/$2500, born SC, farmer

James, age 12, born TN

Emily, age 8

Frances (female), age 7

Franklin, age 6

Wm, age 5

Margrett Hefley, age 86, born SC


1870 census, Gibson County TN, District 16

HW Hefley, age 50, $1700/$1000, born SC, farmer

Ann, age 19, at home, born TN

Frances, age 17

Franklin, age 16

William, age 15

(next household is James Dunlap again--see 1850)


1880 census, Crockett County TN

Henry W Hefley, age 63

son Frank P, age 27

son Wm Rufus, age 15


Crockett County marriage records show

WR Hefley wed Della Warmoth (Harriet Della Warmath Hefley) 1-17-1885

Mollie Barretts wed "TP" Hefley 10-10-1887, suspect transcriber error "FP"


1900 census, Crockett County TN, Civil District 4, enumeration district 2

Pierce Hefley, age 47, born May 1853, widowed, farmer, born TN, parents born SC

son William, age 10, born Apr 1890, farm laborer, born TN, parents born TN

son Pierce, age 8, born Sept 1891 TN

son Jim B, age 5, born May 1895 TN

father Henry, age 83, born Sept. 1816, widowed, born SC, parents born SC


Crockett County marriages show

FP Hefley wed Bettie Harpool 4-14-1902 (perhaps not the same FP)


Crockett County Sentinel dated 2-19-1909

heading "Johnson's Grove 2-16"

Henry Hefley of No. 4 visited W.F. Hefley and family Sunday.

James Hefley left Monday for New Mexico to make his fortune there.


Rosamon Cemetery has the following stones (the first three grouped together):

Henry William Hefley "Father" 1816-1902

Molly B. Hefley 1867-1900

Frank Pierce Hefley 1854-1912

James M. Hefley 1847-1936

Mary K. Burrow Hefley 1850-1932 (wife of James)

William R. Hefley 1855-1926

Della Warmath Hefley 1864-1906 (Harriet Della Warmath Hefley)