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HENNESS vs ARNESS in the 1880 Census

HENNESS vs ARNESS in the 1880 Census

RogerKearney (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jun 2003 1:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandmother, Mattie L. (Martha Louise) HENNESS KEARNEY has been a mystery for some time. I was told that she was born in Ross County, Ohio in 1870, but I could not find the John W. HENNESS family in the 1880 census. But I knew she married my grandfather, Abraham Lincoln KEARNEY, in 1893 in Ross County.

Several days ago I found them in the 1880 census on Family Search. While I could not find them under the name HENNESS, when I searched for just the first name "Mattie" I found her and the entire household - listed under the name ARNESS. The birthdates and names of both parents and all siblings matched my records. It is easy to see how a handwritten HENNESS might look like ARNESS to the person typing the information. Of course, I was fortunate that the name started with an "A".

Re: HENNESS vs ARNESS in the 1880 Census

Mike Henness (View posts)
Posted: 11 Aug 2003 11:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Mike Henness we live in ross co in Ohio my father is doing our family tree so I will see if he has any info that will help

Re: HENNESS vs ARNESS in the 1880 Census

J R Kearney (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2003 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Mar 2004 5:32PM GMT
Thanks! I am very interested in the HENNESS family in Ross County, Ohio. I know that some were pioneers and were in the county about the time that Ohio became a state in 1803.

But I don't know whether there is a relationship between the early HENNESS family and my HENNESS line. The earliest that I know of in my HENNESS line is John W. HENNESS, who was born about 1833 in Virginia.

Maxine R. Henness Hill 1912-2012 Ross County, Ohio

Contribution (View posts)
Posted: 21 May 2012 12:10PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Byers
Maxine R. Henness Hill

CHILLICOTHE: Maxine R. Henness Hill, loving wife, mother and grandmother, 99, of Chillicothe, Ohio died 6:45 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Westmoreland Place following a brief illness.

She was born September 5, 1912, in Ross County, Ohio to the late Raymond W. and Effie Byers Henness.

She was married September 10, 1934, in Greenup, Kentucky, to Donald A. Hill who died June 13, 2000.

She was also predeceased by her son, Donald R. Hill who died April 16, 2005; an infant grandson, Donald Raymond Hill; sisters, Millie Emrich and Aileen Blazer; brothers, Everett, Roy, Kenneth and Orland Henness.

Maxine is survived by her grandson, Jon C. "Chris" Hill; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Pittenger Hill; a great-grandson, Brandon Hill; a great-great-grandson, Ryan Hill; a brother, Gordon (Mary) Henness; special nieces, Martha Wright, Barbara Lunde and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Maxine was a member of the Brookside Church, a 45 year member of the O.E.S. Chapter #419 and the Ross County Senior Citizens.

She was an award winning quilter, gardener, loved mushroom hunting, Ohio State Football, the Reds and was still driving her car at age 99. She'll be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Jack Norman and Rev. David Dean officiating.
Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Ware's from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookside Church Senior Center, 2215 Egypt Pike, Chillicothe, OH 45601.

You may sign her online register at

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on May 21, 2012

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