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                                   Confusion regarding spelling of surname. 

    The Moultrie County death certificate for James is spelled Henneberry.   The death certificate for his wife Elizabeth is spelled  Henebery, and their  gravestone is spelled Heneberry.  Ship's manifests from the 1840's listed the name as Henebry, Heneberry and Henerbry.  The Catholic Church in Bethany is spelled as St. Isadore and as St. Isidore.  Ship's clerks, census takers, newspaper reporters and others appear to have used "phonics" to spell names and places.  Dates also were subject to errors.   Obituaries were also subject to inaccurate descriptions.  Grundy County census lists the name as: Henebry in 1850, Heneberry in 1870, Henneberry in 1880 and Hennebry in 1900.

                                See details on the origin of the Henneberry Surname.

David Henneberry  (1798-1849)  born in County Limerick Ireland.
    married Jane (Jennie) Cushing Feb 21, 1819 in Christ the King Church, Galbally, Ireland
    died of cholera in Illinois

Jane Cushing Henneberry (1802-March 1881) born in County Tipperary Ireland
    died in Will County Illinois and buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Wilmington, IL

    Along with eleven of their twelve children and eight other relatives left the Port of Cork, Ireland aboard the Ship Argyle and landed in the Port of New York City on June 17, 1848.  Some of the family members settled in Brooklyn,  New York and Waterbury, Conn.  Many of the family traveled west and settled in DuPage, Will and Grundy counties in Illinois.  In 1850 most of the family was living in Braceville in Grundy County.  Since Braceville is only nine miles from Wilmington in Will County, several grandchildren were born in Wilmington rather than Morris, the county seat of Grundy County which was about 22 miles away.

Other Henebry's aboard the Argyle:  William - age 23, (Passaic Fire Department 1877), John - age 20. 
James and Ellen Henebry with children:  Bridget - age 4, Thomas - age 2, Michael - infant.
Henry and Beth Henebry.

Children of David and Jane Cushing Henneberry

Speculation as to date of birth of children according to the ship manifest of 1848.

Margaret  1823   William 1825    Francis  1827    Thomas  1829     David  1830    James 1832-1908
Elizabeth (Bessie)  1834     Michael  1839     Patrick  1840    Mary Bridget  1842    John  1843   Garrett 1844

Margaret Henebry born Aug. 4, 1823 and baptized in Galbally on Nov. 7, 1823.  Came to New York on the ship
Effingham (from Cork) on May 30, 1849 with her husband  John Foley and two children, William and James.  The passenger list indicated John was age 30, Margaret was age 30 and the two children were recorded as infants.  Margaret is probably the oldest daughter of David & Jane.

William Foley owned land in Galbally, Ireland according to Griffith's Valuation of Ireland and was the father of John. 
In the 1880 Moultrie County census, Margaret, age 56,  was living on a farm next to her brother James in Dora Township with their children:  William age 38, James age 28, John age 18, Jane age 23, Margaret age 20, Frank age 16, Ellen age 14, and Elizabeth age 12.  In the 1880 census her husband was listed as William - age 62.    There were three other Foley families and two Jeffries families living in Dora township in 1880.

The 1850 Illinois Census:  Jane Henebry was living in Braceville, Grundy County.  Children living with Jane:
Thomas, Beth, James, Bess,  David, Michael, Patrick and Bridget.   William was probably living on the next farm
with his wife Mary.  No record exists for Francis, Henry or Garrett in this census.   Francis was living in Moultrie
County in the 1880 Illinois census.  Henry could have moved to Missouri, and Garrett is said to have moved to Montana.

Patrick married Julia Magner (Julia could be the sister of Elizabeth Magner Henneberry)  on October 23, 1863 in Grundy County officiated by Justice of the Peace, Thomas Alford.

Bridget married James Tyman on Feb. 13, 1868 in Grundy County officiated by Father Francis Ryan.

1860 census data:  Reel 217 Peoria County, IL 184 2nd Ward Peoria C-1:   James Henneberry

1870 census data:  Reel 292 Wilmington Township, Will County, IL page 9 line 26:
    John Henneberry age 28 ( son of David  & Jane) wife Catherine O'Brien age 25; David age 15; Bridget age 65

1870 census for Grundy County, IL, Felix Township, page 29.  Residing in adjacent farms.  James Heneberry and family. Patrick Heneberry-age 30 and wife Julia-age 28, and children:   Jane-age 5, James-age 3, John-age 1, and a James Cushing-age 18.  David Heneberry-age 38, wife Bridget age 37 and children David-age 13, Anna-age 11, John-age 9, Jane-age 8, Christopher-age 8, Mary-age 4 and Agnes age 2.  James Cushing-age 40 (probable brother or nephew of Jane Cushing Heneberry) and wife Bridget-age 40 and Johana-age 13.  Bessie Henneberry Hayes and family.  William Henneberry and family.

1880 census data:  Moultrie County, IL         Brothers of James Henneberry
    Tabor (Patrick) Henneberry age 40; Julia age 38, John age 10; Jane age 13; Joseph age 8,
         Francis age 6 and one son born in May and not yet named. 

    Francis Henneberry age 57; Maggie age 28; Jane age 4 and James Cushing age 22 farm labor.

James Ambrose Henneberry & Elizabeth Magner Henneberry

James A. Henneberry:  born Feb 3, 1832 in County Tipperary Ireland; died July 28, 1908 in Dalton City, IL
    married Bridget Dalton  Nov. 18,  1854 in Grundy County, IL.   Bridget died Aug 8, 1858 in Will County, IL
   James  married Elizabeth Magner Nov. 30, 1862 in Will County, IL.    Became a citizen on June 19, 1855 and
    is buried in St. Isidore cemetery Bethany, IL  Parents of James:   David and Jane Henneberry.

Elizabeth Magner Henneberry:  born May 1, 1837 in County Tipperary Ireland; died Aug 27, 1917 in Dalton City.
    parents of Elizabeth:  Father: James Magner   (possible children of James & Margaret)   Mother:  Margaret Fruein.  Elizabeth is buried in St. Isidore cemetery in Bethany, IL

1870 census for Grundy County, IL, Pelix Township, page 29.  James Henneberry age 36, wife, Elizabeth age 32, and five children:  David-age 14, Margaret-age 5, Emma Jane-age 3, and Elizabeth-age 6 months.

1880 census for Moultrie County, IL, Dora Township-Vol. 43, ED 166 sheet 10, line 42.  James Henneberry-age 46,  Elizabeth-age 42, David-age 23, Maggie-age 15, Emma Jane-age 13, Lizzie-age 9, Teresa-age 6, Mary Agnes-age 3, Ambrose-age 1.

1900 census for Moultrie County, IL, Dora Township-ED 99, sheet 11, line 59.   James Henneberry-age 68,
    Elizabeth-age 63 and Ambrose-age 21.

Children of James Henneberry

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David's House Built 1910 Moultrie County

David Henneberry

David Henneberry:  born Dec 19, 1856 in Wilmington, IL; died May 20, 1929 in Dalton City, IL
    married Mary Delahunty on Nov 27, 1883 near Dalton City.
    Parents:  James Henneberry and Bridget Dalton Henneberry
    buried St. Isidore, Bethany, IL

Mary Delahunty Henneberry:  1859-1942
    buried St. Isidore, Bethany, IL

In the 1920 Illinois census for Moultrie County (ED 167, line 34)   David and Mary were living in Dalton City, IL.

Children of David and Mary

James Henneberry:  1887-1888    buried St. Isidore

Walter Henneberry:  1885-1894  buried St. Isidore

Emmett Henneberry:  Oct 3, 1894 - June 25, 1970  buried St. Isidore
    married Agnes Bridget Morrison:   1893-1979  buried St. Isidore
    parents of Agnes:  James Morrison and Catherine McDermott

William Henneberry: 1887-1965  buried St. Isidore
    married Mary Alice Bresnan:   1898-1976  buried St. Isidore
    parents of Mary Alice:  Edward Bresnan and Mary Ann Hughes

Anna Marie:  1889-1970  buried St. Isidore
      married Arthur Ekiss 1914 in Bethany, IL

Mary Ellen (May):  1891-1985
    married Thomas Ekiss 1915 in Bethany, IL  (Arthur and Thomas were brothers)

Margaret Henneberry Waddell

George Waddell and Margaret Henneberry 

Margaret Ellen (Maggie) Henneberry:  born:  Sept. 19, 1864 in Wilmington, IL
died:  June 29, 1942 in Kansas City, MO 
    married George Waddell:  November 6, 1888 in Dalton City, IL   Margaret was 24 and George was 26
    Parents:  James and Elizabeth Magner Henneberry

George Waddell:  born:  Dec. 16, 1862 in Logan County, Illinois
        died:  July 19, 1942 in Kansas City, MO
        burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery, 6901 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO
        Parents:  Thomas Whitesides Waddell:   born: Dec. 8, 1837. died: Feb. 9, 1898 in Niantic, IL
            Mary Elizabeth Norris:   born: Dec. 14, 1839 in Collinsville, IL.  died April  21, 1928 in Niantic.
        Grandparents of George:  Andrew Willis Waddell:  Jan. 21, 1801-Sep. 5, 1875
                    Judith Whitesides:  April  28, 1807-April 4, 1876.

Newspaper Obituary:  "George M. Waddell age 79, until recently of the Brookside hotel passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. C. Bohn, 5406 Forest, July 19, 1942.  Survived by another daughter, Mrs. Edward T. Clark, New York, sons T.J. Ross Waddell 6133 Oak; G. Cecil Waddell, Tulsa, Okla; one brother, Mr. Emmett Waddell, Niantic, Ill., 3 grandchildren, Beverly Bohn of the home, Berry Mae Waddell, Tulsa, Okla, and Romaine Waddell, 6133 Oak.  Funeral services at the Funeral Home, Linwood blvd and Euclid 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.  Interment Forest Hill cemetery."
"George M. Waddell was a retired representative of Farm Implement Houses, age 79, died last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Bohn, 5406 Forest avenue.  his health had failed rapidly since the death of his wife, Mrs. Margaret Waddell, three weeks ago.  He was a retired manufacturer's representative for farm implement houses, and had been a resident of Kansas City thirty-five years.  Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Edward T. Clark of New York and two sons, T. J. Ross Waddell, 6133 Oak street and G. Cecil Waddell of Tulsa."

    "Mrs. Margaret Waddell, age 77, Brookside hotel, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. C. Bohn, 5406 Forest, June 29, 1942.  Survived by her husband, George M. Waddell, Brookside hotel, another daughter, Mrs. Edward T. Clark, New York, sons T. J. Ross Waddell 6133 Oak, G. Cecil Waddell, Tulsa, Ok., sister, mrs. Elizabeth Kinney, Decatur, Ill., brother A. M. Henneberry, Chicago, 3 grandchildren, Beverly Bohn of the home, Betty Mae Waddell, Tulsa, Ok and Romain Waddell 6133 Oak.  Funeral from the Funeral Home Linwood and Euclid 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.  interment, Forest Hill cemetery."

Children of Margaret and George Waddell

Thomas Ross:  Oct. 31, 1899 - Jan. 5, 1961

Avis Elizabeth:  June 6, 1891 - April 5, 1974

Clarice Agnes:  born:  Oct. 28, 1892 in Niantic, IL died: Feb. 29, 1988 in  Kansas City, MO

George Cecil:  Sep. 15, 1896-Jan. 25, 1961

Emma Jane Henneberry Kinney

Emma J. Henneberry:  born in Wilmington, IL Oct. 24, 1868
    died:  Feb. 8, 1924  near Morrisonville, IL  Christian County  buried:  St. Maurice Cemetery
    married Edward Kinney on Oct 11, 1892 in Dalton City, IL  Emma was 24 and Edward was 28
    Parents:  James and Elizabeth Henneberry

Edward Kinney:  born:  July 13, 1863 in Oakley, IL
     parents of Edward:  John Kinney and Mary Bresnan
    died:  Jan. 3, 1926  near Morrisonville, IL   Christian County    buried:  St. Maurice Cemetery

From the 1918 Prairie Farmers Reliable Directory:  "Kinney, Ed (Emma J. Henneberry) Ch Ray J., Eva M., Leo E., Elizabeth A., Tresa R., Ambrose D. (address) Morrisonville Rt. 6; Bear Creek Township Sec. 18. Owns 340 acres (1908 when moved to county) owns a Buick."

The Daily Breeze,  Morrisonville, Friday Feb., 8, 1924:
    Mrs. Ed Kinney dies at home 6 miles NW of Palmer at 7:30 AM today, of heart disease and grippe.  She was the daughter of James Henneberry born near Wilmington on Oct. 24, 1866.  She married Edward Kinney at Dalton City.  Six children survive:  Ray and Leo on farms near Palmer.  Eve, Elizabeth, Vinola and Ronella all at home.  Three sisters and one half-brother.

The Daily Breeze, Morrisonville, Monday January 4, 1926:
    Edward Kinney, 62 residing 5 miles NW of Morrisonville died at 11:15 last night in St. Vincent hospital, (Taylorville) where he was brought Thursday PM.  He was injured Wednesday.  He fell from a six foot step ladder striking his head on a concrete sidewalk.  He had been trimming vines.  He never regained consciousness.  He was born in Oakley, Illinois on July 13, 1863.
    Survivors:  Ray of Granite City; Leo, Morrisonville; Eve, Elizabeth, Ronella and Ambrose all at home.  Brothers Dan of Decatur and William of Cayle, Alberta Canada.  One sister Mrs. Pat Fogarty of Dalton City.

1910 census data:  Christian County 012004 0181
    Edward age 28; Emma J. age 40; Ray J. age 16; Eva M. age 15; Leo E. age 13;
        Elizabeth A. age 10; Ronella T. age 8; Ambrose D. age 6.

Children of Emma and Edward Kinney

Ray Kinney

Eva M. Kinney:  Nov 8, 1894-Dec. 1964

Leo E. Kinney: May 14, 1896-Dec. 4, 1968

Elizabeth A. Kinney:  Aug 6, 1899-Nov. 12, 1994;  died in Decatur, IL

Ronella T. Kinney:  Nov 1, 1900-May 1974;  died in Decatur, IL

Ambrose D.  Kinney: 1903-August 2, 1963

    With the exception of Ray, the above children are buried in St. Maurice Cemetery.

Mary Agnes Henneberry Bresnan

Mary Agnes with children:  Irene and Dorothy

Mary Agnes Henneberry:  Parents:  James & Elizabeth Henneberry
    born:  Jan 27, 1877 in Wilmington, IL;  died Aug. 3, 1942   buried in St. Isidore
    married Bernard H. Bresnan on Sept. 28, 1897 in Dalton City; Agnes was 25 & Bernard was 20.

Bernard H. Bresnan:
    born: August 3, 1872; died September 1, 1941 in Decatur, IL   buried in St. Isidore
    parents of Bernard:  John Bresnan and Catherine Conlin.   Moultrie County, Dora Township census of 1880:          John age 37 and Catherine age 32, both born in Ireland.  William age 9, Bernard age 7, John age 4.
    1870 Census for Dora Township:  John age 27 and Catherine age 24.   Also in 1870 Census for Dora Township,     on adjacent farm.   Edward Bresnan age 55 and Mary age 56, both born in Ireland.  Lucy age 15 and Edward age     14, both born in KY, and Ross age 16 born in Ireland.   Next farm:  Bryan Bresnan age 25, born in Ireland.

Children of Agnes and Bernard

Laverna Bresnan:
    born:  July 23, 1899;  died Dec. 1981 in Decatur, IL   buried in St. Isidore
    married Edward Cahill:  Edward born Dec 4, 1899;   died Jan 1977 in Decatur, IL  buried in St. Isidore

Dorothy Bresnan:
    born:  July 1, 1906;  died September 1986 in Decatur, IL
    married Arthur Burk:  Arthur born Dec 4, 1911 and died April 1968

    Decatur Herald & Review:  "Mrs. A. W. (Dorothy Bresnan) Burks, 80, of Decatur died 11:10 pm Sunday (Sept. 21, 1986) in Decatur Memorial Hospital.  Services will be 10 am Wednesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church with visitation 6 to 8 pm.  Tuesday in J. J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home with 7:30 pm prayer service.  Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.  
    Mrs. Burks was born in Moultrie County, daughter of Bernard H. and Mary A. Bresnan.  She was a member of South Side Country Club, St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary, Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and St. Patrick Catholic Church.  She married A.W. Burks in 1946.  He was president of Burks Pump, Inc.  He died in 1968.  Surviving is her sister, Mrs. T.L. (Irene) Sheehan of Dalton City.  One brother and one sister preceded her in death."

Irene Bresnan:
    born:  Aug 25, 1907; died Jan 21, 1998 in Dalton City     buried in St. Isidore
    married Thomas L. Sheehan:  Thomas born June 8, 1906;  died Aug 1985  buried in St. Isidore

Bernard Bresnan
    born:  Jan. 12, 1911 in Dalton City; died May 13, 1973 in Portland, Oregon
    married Luella Christman on May 13, 1939 in Decatur, Illinois

Teresa Henneberry

Teresa born 1873.  Died Dec. 21, 1889 at age 16 in Dalton City, IL   buried in St. Isidore Cemetery.  Teresa who was called"Tressa" died just before Christmas of a virulent form of diptheria.  Her sister, Margaret and her six week old son Ross were back home at the time.    As Tressa was dying she said, "Margaret, your little kid won't take it.  No on will take it."    No one else in the family contracted the deadly disease.

    Parents:  James and Elizabeth Henneberry

   Ambrose Magner Henneberry

Ambrose Magner Henneberry born 1879 in Wilmington, IL      Parents:  James & Elizabeth Henneberry
    died Feb 6, 1962 in Chicago, IL
    married Adelaide Baker (1875-1943)
    both buried in DuPage County, IL

Children of Ambrose and Adelaide

John Baker Henneberry:  1906-1916


Elizabeth (Lizzie) Henneberry

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Photo of Lizzie & her daughters Vera & Aimee in Dalton City about 1907.

Lizzie Henneberry:  born:  Dec 5, 1869 in Wilmington, IL      Parents:  James & Elizabeth Henneberry.
    died:  March 9, 1960 in Decatur, IL   buried in St. Isidore cemetery
    married Lewis Dunn on Nov 29, 1893 in Dalton City, IL;  Lizzie was 23 & Lewis was 28.

Lewis Dunn:  born:  July 6, 1865    died:   July 24, 1903 in Dalton City, IL
    buried in St. Isidore cemetery
    parents of Lewis:  Peter Dunn and Mary Dempsey Dunn.  More information on the Dunn Family.

Children of Lizzie and Lewis

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Homer Dunn:  born: July 2, 1895 in Findlay, IL     died:

Vera Dunn:  born: Jan 23, 1897 in Findlay, IL     died:  Jan. 16, 1971 in Decatur, IL
    married Bernard Witt on September 8, 1921 at St. Patrick's in Decatur, IL
    Bernard:  born: Dec 12, 1897    Died: July 21, 1965 in Decatur, IL
    Both buried in Calvary Cemetery in Decatur, IL.

From Decatur Herald & Review.  Sept. 1921:  Marriage of Vera Dunne and Bernard Witt.

"The marriage of Miss Vera Dunne and Bernard Witt took place in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Thursday morning at 7:45 o’clock. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Murphy.  They were attended by Miss Aimee Dunne, sister of the bride and Francis Witt, brother of the bridegroom.

The bride wore a brown Duvet de Laine suit with grey squirrel trimmings and hat and shoes to match. The bridesmaid also wore a brown beaver trimmed suit with corresponding hat and shoes.  The wedding breakfast was served in the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Kinney,  354 Main Street. The couple left immediately for Chicago.

During the week a number of parties were given in honor of the bride. Miss Marie Traughber entertained the Octo club in home near Mt. Zion Thursday afternoon. The affiar was a miscellaneous shower.  Mrs. C.F. Kekelsen gave a kitchen shower on Monday evening, entertaining about 20 guests. The evening was spent in hemming and decorating tea towels for the bride.

A variety shower was given on Wednesday evening by Miss Irma Dunn in her home 525 W. Eldorado who entertained three tables of 500 with a two course luncheon.  After their return from Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Witt will be at home to their friends in 717 West Eldorado street."

   Maurine Elizabeth Witt, daughter of Bernard and Vera:  Nov. 20, 1923 - Feb. 27, 1997.
Married James W. Brown on Sep. 8, 1945 in St Patrick's Church in Decatur, IL.
James W. Brown;  Aug. 25, 1922 - Nov. 15, 1990.

Aimee Dunn:  born:  Feb 2, 1901 in Findlay, IL     died:  March 31, 1975 in Decatur, IL
    buried in St. Isidore cemetery.  Aimee was named after her great Aunt, Aimee Magner. 

Lizzie married Daniel Kinney on April 6, 1907 in Dalton City, IL;   Lizzie was 37 & Dan was 43.
    Daniel Kinney:  born 1864    died:    1931.  buried in St. Isidore cemetery.
    parents of Daniel:  John Kinney and Mary Bresnan Kinney
    brother of Daniel:  Edward married to Lizzie's sister Emma Henneberry Kinney

1900 Census for Macon County, Milan Township:  ED 62 Vol. 119, Sheet 5, Line 85:
    Louis Dunn born July 1866 age 33; Lizzie born Dec. 1869 age 30; Homer born July 1895 age 4;
         Vera born Jan. 1897 age 3.  All persons born in Illinois.

1910 Census for Moultrie County, IL 171 0136 0115, Soundex K 500:
    Daniel Kinney age 42, Lizzie age 40, Homer age 14, Vera age 13, Aimee age 9.



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