During the Civil War he served in the 37th MS Infanty, Co. G. He enlisted when he was 18 years old to replace his father who served in the same regiment, and had become disabled. Among the many battles he was active in, he saw action at Vicksburg, where his unit was posted in the trench-lines, near the 36th MS posiiton.
Along with all the Confederate regiments, he was captured on July 4, 1863.
After the war, he returned to his home in Crystal Springs, in Copiah County, Mississippi. He married Mary Elizabeth Cook, known as "Molly" in Copiah County on 10 January 1871. Molly was the daughter of Daniel Brown Cook and Adah (Addy) Lee. She was born in Crystal Springs on 22 November 1846. She died in 1918.
Samuel was a Farmer, and stayed in Crystal Springs with his family until his death.
Samuel and Molly had the following children, all born in Crystal Springs:
Lenora Hyland b.1871 m. James William Joiner
Joseph Issac (Dr.Joe) b. 12 Nov 1874 d. 24 June 1942 m. Jeannie Irene Coogler
Morris Cook b. 04 July 1876, d. 1964 m. Ada Daisy Mullins
Levi, b. 1878, d. 1878
Luther Fitchue, b. 1880, d. 1924 m. Lula Mae McNeal
Samuel Leitch (Sr.) b. 08 Jan 1883, d.20 Mar 1961 m. Dixie Elizabeth Ball
Lemuel Oscar, b. 03 Apr 1886, d. 22 Oct 1961 m. Julia Augusta (Gussie) Maxwell
Judge Duncan (Dr.) b. 08 Jul 1889, d. 18 Apr 1955 m. Sarah Unknown
Samuel died 27 April 1918, and is buried in the Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. His wife is also buried there. The cemetery, was at one time known as the Samuel T. Hennington Cemetery, for his donation of the land.
Any Hennington researchers, or any of Samuel's descendant's are welcomed to contact me at the above email address.