Following is the computer supplement addendum to Honaker Family in America, 1998, on the Henry apparently in question, but we did not know he had a daughter Caroline. In the censuses you've looked at, does she appear, or do you have any birthdate? Henry is a common family name, but this particular line of descendants from the immigrant is unusually small and there weren't many Henrys in it.
It just so happens that our upcoming annual Honaker Family Reunion will visit Henry's old stone house (1804) in Draper. Henry was one of the immigrant's sons, and the one who bought his father's last owned land in the late 1700s. Maybe you would want to come and see the house with us. Reunion is Aug. 12-13 and there are two meals, a picnic and dinner, $35 in all, reservations required now.
Why don't we continue this discussion by direct e-mail. I am at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tom Hanlin, Honaker Family Assn.
3. Henry Honaker (Jesse, Henry). Born 22 Jan 1812 in Wythe Co., Va. Died of dropsy 30 Sep 1869 in Pulaski Co., Va. Buried in Hans Jacob Honaker Memorial Cemetery, Draper, Pulaski County. See book for list of 23 slaves owned by Henry.
The 1850 Pulaski County census recorded that he was 38. The 1870 Pulaski County Newbern District Mortality Schedule states that he died Sep 1869 of dropsy, was then 56, married, born in Virginia, a farmer. His gravestone, “In Memory of My Father,” gives the birthdate as 22 Jan 1812, and identifies him as Henry Honaker Jr., apparently to distinguish him from his uncle. Smith, The Land that is Pulaski County, says that two slaves were requisitioned from Henry in the fall of 1862 to be sent to Richmond to help fortify the capital.
He married Rachel Byrnside Pack, daughter of Samuel Augustus Pack and Sarah Wyatt, 30 Dec 1834 in Monroe Co., (West) Va. Born 18 Nov 1819 in Monroe County. Died 3 Jan 1880 in Pulaski Co., Va. Buried in Hans Jacob Honaker Memorial Cemetery, Draper. Rachel’s mother Sarah was a daughter of Thomas Wyatt and Rachel Byrnside. Rachel Burnside was a daughter of James Byrnside and Isabella Patterson. Samuel Augustus Pack was a son of Samuel Pack and Mary Polly Farley.
3. i. Sarah Jane Born ca. 1836.
ii. Mary E. Born 9 Jan 1840 in Pulaski County. The 1850 census gave her age as 12 which would
maker her birthdate 1838, which is in error. Died 27 May 1914 in Pulaski County. Buried in Hans Jacob Honaker Memorial Cemetery, Draper. She married James Vaughn, son of John Vaughn and Charlotte Unknown, 20 Sep 1876 in Pulaski County. The marriage was performed by W.H. Price.
iii. John C. Born ca. 1840. Died ca. 1863. He was a Confederate army soldier and may have been
killed in the war. An unidentified West Virginia gunsmiths book reported the existence of a gunsmith named John B., son of Jesse, who worked 18 miles north of Wytheville, Va., in Draper’s Valley and was killed on the Confederate side during the Civil War. John C. was a grandson of Jesse, and may be the John the book mentioned.
iv. Margaret A. (possibly Agnes) Born 1841 in Pulaski County. Dief of flux (diarrhea) Jul 1854 in
v. Edith Graham. Born ca. 1844 in Pulaski County. She married Jacob Goshorn, son of George
Goshorn and Jane Unknown of West Virginia, 19 Oct 1866 in Pulaski Co., Va. The marriage was performed by J. Humphreys. Born ca. 1820.
4. vi. Samuel Pack. Born 12 Feb 1848 in Pulaski County.
3. vii. James Bascom (called Jim). Born 26 Jan 1850 in Draper, Pulaski County.
5. viii. William H. (possibly Henry) Born 30 Sep 1852 in Pulaski County.
ix. Rachael E. Born 30 Aug 1854 in Pulaski County.
6. x. Elbert Jason.
xi. Unnamed. Born 11 Jun 1860 in Pulaski County. Died 13 Aug 1860 in Pulaski County.
xii. Unnamed. Stillborn 14 Aug 1861 in Pulaski County.
xiii. Nettie. Born ca. 1862 in Virginia. In the 1880 census she was listed in the Newbern District of
Pulaski County. Henry’s will of 22 Dec 1867 identified this daughter as Millie.
xiv. Unnamed. Stillborn 12 Dec 1864 in Pulaski County.
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