George Went Hensley

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George Went Hensley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scott County, Virginia, United States
Death: July 25, 1955 (74)
Alfa, Calhoun County, Florida, United States (Snake Bite)
Place of Burial: Altha, Calhoun County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Emmanuel Madison Hensley and Susan Jane Hensley
Husband of Laura Inez Hensley and Irene Louise Hensley
Ex-husband of Amanda Mertila Hensley
Father of Bessie Jane Hensley; Mae Marie Hensley; Katheryn Pearl Dunn; Rosa Frances Hardin; Jessie Franklin Hensley and 5 others
Brother of Mary Hensley; Mary Frances Hensley; Sarah Luticia Cathrine Hensley; Delia Mae Hensley; Ida Belle Hensley and 7 others

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About George Went Hensley

George Went Hensley (May 2, 1881 – July 25, 1955) was an American Pentecostal minister best known for popularizing the practice of snake handling. A native of rural Appalachia, Hensley experienced a religious conversion around 1910: on the basis of his interpretation of scripture, he came to believe that the New Testament commanded all Christians to handle venomous snakes.

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  • Residence: Hamilton, Tennessee
  • Residence: Tennessee
  • Residence: Civil District 13 (Excl. Rockwood Town), Roane, Tennessee - 1900
  • Residence: Age: 22; Age: 29; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head, Civil District 8, James, Tennessee, USA - 1910
  • Residence: Age: 38; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head, Civil District 4, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA - 1920
  • Residence: Age: 50; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head, District 4, Campbell, Tennessee - 1930
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George Went Hensley's Timeline

1881
May 2, 1881
Scott County, Virginia, United States
1903
June 6, 1903
Tennessee, United States
1904
June 9, 1904
Tennessee, United States
1907
June 14, 1907
Sequatchie County, Tennessee, United States
1909
December 20, 1909
Tennessee, United States
1913
January 28, 1913
Tennessee, United States
1915
September 29, 1915
Tennessee, United States
1918
August 8, 1918
Tennessee, United States
1923
March 15, 1923