Person:Henry Senter (4)

Watchers
Henry Senter
m. 1756
  1. Henry SenterAbt 1760 - 1832
  2. William Senter1761 -
  3. Aaron Senter1765 -
  4. John Senter1772 -
  5. Rachel Senter1772 -
  6. Lucinda Senter1782 - 1850
  • HHenry SenterAbt 1760 - 1832
  • WRebecca Avant1764 - Abt 1853
m.
  1. William Senter1786 - 1858
  2. Stephen Senter1787 - 1860
  3. Drury Senter1788 - 1853
  4. Aaron Senter1793 -
  5. James B. Senter1796 -
Facts and Events
Name Henry Senter
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1760 Cumberland Co, NC
Marriage Cumberland Co, NCto Rebecca Avant
Death? 27 Feb 1832 Greene County, Tennessee
Burial? Greene Co, TN

About Henry Senter

Henry Senter served in the Revolution, stationed first at Moore's Bridge and a second term stationed at Fayetteville, NC. Henry moved to Washington Co, VA about 1800. "It is believed that Henry had three brothers, and that one of them was probably Tandy Senter, b. in 1757. He lived to be 109 years old. One of his sons, William T. Senter, married Nancy C.White, and in 1830 or 1832 they had DeWitt C. Senter, who was to become the Governor of TN during the post-Civil War era." pg. 2
Text: From the research of Marvin Senter
Type: Genealogical Forum
Text: From a message posted by Charles Jester on June 3 1998
Text: http://www.genforum.com/senter/messages.3.html
Type: Book
Author: Rodney D. Senter
Periodical: A Genealogy of some of the Descendents of Henry Senter of North Carolina
Date: July 1972\
Email Regina 3/26/2002 <Rejp2@cs.com>
Email VeraBelle Glenn Lane 5/29/2002 <laneglenn@zianet.com>
He was a Revolutionary War soldier. On July 26, 1853 in Carrol Co, TN, application was made by Rebeccah (X) Senter widow of Henry Senter for pension acct. his services in Revolution. (NC militia stationed at Fayetteville), This may have been the widow of Henry but I have no proof. Part of the following is from the bible of Rebecca Avant Senter. This bible was given her by the Am. Bible Society in 1827 at which time she was 63 years old.
Henry Senter was born in Cumberland County, NC in 1760, but sometime about 1792, he moved his family to Washington County, Va. Later, he moved on to eastern TN., where he died in Greene County in 1832.
It is believed that Henry had three brothers, and that one of them was probably Tandy Senter, born in 1757. He lived to be 109 years old. One of his sons, William T. Senter, married Nancy White, and in 1830 or 1832, they had DeWitt C. Senter who to become the Governor of TN during the post-Civil War era. He had a very colorful career as described in "A History of TN".
Aaron had a disagreement with one of his brothers, moved to another state (somewhere to the West) and changed his name to 'Center'. Many of today's Centers may come from this event, but the spelling Center does appear on much earlier records.

Records of North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina
On August 18, 1783 Henry received as payment the sum of nine pounds, four shillings & pence for his services in the North Carolina Militia as per returned pay Roll No. 1800, Lewis Holmes, Clerk.
Henry Senter is listed in the Patriot Index of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a PVT, NC, R9381. Rebecca Senter applied for a widow’s pension in 1853 in Carroll Co., Tennessee.
References
  1.   Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension application of Henry Senter R9381 Rebeccah fn6NC
    Transcribed by Will Graves 2/5/11

    State of Tennessee County of Carroll: SS
    On this 26th day of July A.D. 18 53, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the
    Peace, within and for the County and State aforesaid, Rebeca Senter, aged eighty-eight years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4th 1836; That she is the widow of Henry Senter, who was a private in the militia in the State of North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War, he was drafted and served two tours, the first for three months; and was stationed at Moore's bridge in the State of North Carolina, he served the second tour three months and was stationed at Fayetteville, to protect that place from the Tories.
    She further declares that she was married to the said Henry Senter, in the year 1771, that her husband the aforesaid Henry Senter, died on the 27th day of February 1832, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will more fully appear by reference to the proof hereto annexed.
    S/ Rebecca Center, X her mark

    State of Tennessee, County of Carroll: SS
    On this 26th day of July, A.D. 1853, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the
    Peace, within and for the County and State aforesaid, William Senter and Jincy Ann Senter, who being duly sworn according to law, doth, on their oaths, declare, that they are personally acquainted with Rebecca Senter that she is the widow of Henry Senter who died in Green County, Tennessee, in the year 1832, and that she is still a widow.
    S/ Wm Senter
    S/ Jincy ann Senter

    https://revwarapps.org/r9381.pdf