Monday, April 16, 2007

Nollie Fletcher Hennington & Aseneth E. Evans


Nollie Fletcher Hennington, was the second son of Rev. John Hennington and Anna Clement. He was born in 1840 in CopiahCounty, Mississippi, and died in 1874 in Crystal Springs, in Copiah County, Missisippi.

In 1860, Nollie married Asenath Elizabeth (Betty) Evans in Copiah County. It has also been reported they married in Delhi, Richland Parish, Louisiana, and either needs confirmation. Betty was the daughter of Robert P. Evans and Aseneth Unknown, possibly Willis. Betty was born in 1845 in Mississippi, and died in 1929 in Crystal Springs.

During the Civil War, Nollie served as a Pvt. in Powers Regiment MS Calvary Co. A, as part of the Trans Mississippi Department.

Nollie and Betty's children were all born in Copiah County, and included:
Lillian (Lily) b. 1861
Nollie Emmett b. 1864
William Robert b. 1 Aug 1866
Oscar W. b. 7 Aug 1869
Anna L. b. 1 Aug 1872
Jeanna A. b. 1 Aug 1872
Nollie died in 1874 in Crystal Springs, and is reported to be buried in the County Line Cemetery in Copiah County, though his tombstone was not located. His widow, married James Terry, possibly in Copiah County. Betty and James Terry had a daughter Fannie in 1879.
Betty' and Nollie's twin daughters Anna and Jeanna died on Sept. 22, and Sept 25,1877. Both girls are buried in the County Line Cemetery in Copiah County, as is their brother Oscar. Only daughter Jeanna and son Oscar's tombstone's were located. There were several illegible tombstones, as well as sunken ground areas nearby, and their father may be there. Betty is likely buried in the Terry section near the church. Above is a photograph of the County Line Cemetery, next to the County Line Baptist Church.