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Thenia Lavenia Hendren

Female 1872 - 1945  (73 years)


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  • Name Thenia Lavenia Hendren  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 27 Aug 1872  , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Oct 1945  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 10 Oct 1945  Mountlawn Memorial Park, Fairplains, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID I274  Main
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 

    Father Ambrose "Enzer" Hendren,   b. 29 May 1835, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1912, , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Charlotte "Matilda" Hendren,   b. 19 Apr 1836, , , Hancock County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1912, , Brushy Mountain Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Aug 1857  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marcus Leander Gilreath,   b. 11 Apr 1864, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1936, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1890  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Lundy Tryphena Gilreath,   b. 31 Jul 1891, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1976, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     2. Wade Hampton Gilreath,   b. 2 Jun 1894, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1918, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     3. Jennings "Bryan" Gilreath,   b. 10 Oct 1896, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1964, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     4. Chloe Vandora Gilreath,   b. 17 Feb 1899, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1987, , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     5. Della Matilda Gilreath,   b. 28 Feb 1901, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1901, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Medical):Venie chewed snuff. This could have been a contributory factor. According to a 1983 interview with her daughter Chloe, Venie's neck became very enlarged. She was treated with "deep seated x-rays" and the swelling went away for a time. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Bible: North Carolina, Wilkes - Marcus Leander Gilreath Family, Marcus Leander Gilreath, (location unknown, photocopy of the original hand-written inscription is in the possession of Gail Rich Nestor.) (Reliability: 3).
      A. E. Hendren (Ambrose Enzer)
      M. E. 8/27/1858 (Mary)
      R. J. 8/8/1860 (Rebecca)
      L. C. 10/6/1862 (Louisa/Loueasy)
      W. E. 11/28/1864 (William Edward)
      L. E. 2/6/1867 (Loucinda)
      J. J. 9/23/1869 (John)
      T. L. 8/27/1872 (Thenia Lavinia)
      A. M. 8/12/1875 (Alicy Mary)
      C. V. 4/24/1879 (Clora Vandora/Dora)

    2. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [microfilm], (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Marcus Leander Gilreath, vol. XXX, no. 54, Monday, 13 Apr 1936, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S815] North Carolina, Wilkes - Delayed Birth Certificates, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Courthouse), delayed certificate of birth for Jennings Bryan Gilreath (1896), certificate no. 474, issued 20 Jul 1944 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S806] Vital: North Carolina Vital Records, Births: 1913-Present, Deaths: 1930-Present, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for Venie Hendren Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, certificate no. 60, vol. 45, page 021791 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [microfilm], (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Mrs. Venie Hendren Gilreath, vol. 40, no. 45, Thursday, 11 Oct 1945, page 1 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S171] Cemetery: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro Township - Mountlawn Memorial Park, grave marker for Thenia Lavenia Hendren Gilreath, section H, lot 18, space 2, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 13 Jan 2004 (Reliability: 3).
      Inscription:
      THENIA LOUVENA
      GILREATH
      AUG. 27, 1872
      OCT. 6, 1945
      [Marcus Leander and Thenia Lavenia Hendren Gilreath were originally buried at a cemetery known as "the Baptist Cemetery," which was located at the corner of 6th and J Streets in North Wilkesboro. At some point after 1945, the cemetery became unkempt and the city decided to take it over. They renamed it the North Wilkesboro City Cemetery.

      After 1945, the bodies of Marcus Leander and Thenia Lavenia Hendren Gilreath were presumably moved north of town to the Mountlawn Memorial Park Cemetery (which opened in 1945). There is no record of the transfer, but their grave markers are in place only at Mountlawn, where their children are also buried.

      Venie's grave marker shows a death date of 6 Oct 1945, but her death certificate and obituary both show that she died Monday 8 Oct 1945. Because the stone was erected some time after her death, there must have been a mix-up by the engraver.]

    7. [S806] Vital: North Carolina Vital Records, Births: 1913-Present, Deaths: 1930-Present, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for Jennings Bryan Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, registrar's certificate no. 9, 1964 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [microfilm], (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Lunda Gilreath Rhodes, 22 Mar 1976, page 12 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S142] Newspaper: North Carolina, Wilkes, North Wilkesboro - The Journal-Patriot [microfilm], (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Louisa Hendren Baker, 16 Jun 1938, page 8 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S69] Bible: North Carolina, Wilkes - A. E. Hendren Family, Ambrose Enzer Hendren, (published in 1870, Bible in possession of Bessie Chloe Rhodes Kerbaugh, cover page and family pages held by John and Sherri Kerbaugh of Aurora, Colorado) (Reliability: 3).
      A. E. Hendren was born May 27, 1835
      C. M. Hendren was born April 17, 1836
      M. E. Hendren was born August 22, 1858
      R. J. Hendren was born August 8, 1860
      L. C. Hendren was born October 6, 1862
      W. E. Hendren was born Nov. 28, 1864
      L. E. Hendren was born Feb. 6, 1867
      J. J. Hendren was born Sept. 23, 1869
      T. L. Hendren was born Aug. 27, 1872
      A. M. Hendren was born Aug. 12, 1875
      C. V. Hendren was born Apr. 24, 1879

    11. [S18] Marriage: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [Ancestry.com database], Ancestry.com, compiler, (www.ancestry.com), image number: 3578 (Reliability: 3).
      Groom: Ambros E Hendren
      Bride: Charlotte M Hendren
      Bond Date: 18 Aug 1857
      County: Wilkes
      Record #: 01 115
      Witness: Isaac S Call, D
      Bond #: 000165650
      Marriage Date: 20 Aug 1857
      Performed By: D Williams, Justice of the Peace

    12. [S469] North Carolina, Wilkes - Wills, Vol 7 & 8 (1896-1929) [microfilm], (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 929.37568 Wil NI-27., A. E. Hendren's will, vol. 7 (1898-1928), 452-455 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S71] Bible: North Carolina, Wilkes - Marcus Leander Gilreath Family, Marcus Leander Gilreath, (location unknown, photocopy of the original hand-written inscription is in the possession of Gail Rich Nestor.), "M. L. Gilreath and T. L. Hendren was married Oct. the 30th 1890" (Reliability: 3).
      FAMILY RECORD
      M. L. Gilreath and
      T. L. Hendren was
      married Oct the 30th
      1896
      Marcus Leander
      Gilreath was born
      April the 17 1864
      Louvenie Gilreath
      was born August
      the 27th 1870
      Lundy Tryphena
      Gilreath was born
      July the 31st 1891
      Wade Hampton Gilreath was
      born June the 2nd 1894
      William Jennings Bryan
      Gilreath was born October
      the 10th 1896

    14. [S806] Vital: North Carolina Vital Records, Births: 1913-Present, Deaths: 1930-Present, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), certificate of death for M. L. Gilreath, registration district no. 97-60, certificate no. 23, vol. 1870, page 431 (Reliability: 3).