" Looking for anything on Martha Elizabeth Hensley of "Devils Fork Community" Flag Pond Tn. USA
I have been looking for any information on my grandmother Martha Elizabeth Hensley Wykle's side of the family for quiet a long time now, with no luck. I would like to find out who her parents were. There are two rumors about her in our family. One is that her parents were not married and the other is that they were married. We have heard that one of her parents was a Hensley and that one was a Shelton, but we don't know which one was the Hensley and which one was the Shelton. She was born,( best that I can find out, )June 1, 1900, in the Devil's Fork section of Unicoi County Tn. near Flag Pond. I have been told that at times ,she went by Hensley and at times she went by Shelton. She married under Hensley. She told us that her mother died when she was very young and a Briggs Family raised her. She had a brother named Garfield and a brother named Harrison and maybe one more. She also had a sister named Maude and a sister named Pearl or Parlee. She said that when she turned eighteen her uncle ( Henry Shelton ) helped her run away. She caught a train from Greeneville, Tn. to Greenville, S.C. I was told that Henry was her mother's brother. She met my grandfather ( Pierce Leander Wykle ) in Greenville S. C. while he was on leave from the Army. They married in Greenville S.C. and from there they went to my grandfather's home in Jackson County N.C. That is where they remained ( except for a time that they lived in Buncombe County N. C.) until they died. They are buried at Barkers Creek in the Whittier section of Jackson County N. C.She talked about being related to the Millers and the Guinns or Quinns.Thanks for any information.