Born: 1821-01-20 Ohio
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Hensley's parents moved from Ohio to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1823. In 1861, he married Leanah Lynch, and they settled near Berlin, Illinois, where they raised six children. Hensley was a farmer.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 370-71; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County (Chicago: Munsell, 1912), 2:1302.