Elijah Mchenry CARNEY[1, 2]

Male 1813 - 1892  (79 years)


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  • Name Elijah Mchenry CARNEY 
    Born 1813  Dry Fork, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Nov 1892  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22807  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2015 

    Father Elijah CARNEY,   b. 1771, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Seale GOLDSBERRY,   b. Abt 1773, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 22 May 1806  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah R. Sallie FRENSLEY,   b. 1817, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1835  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Elijah CARNEY,   b. 17 Sep 1839, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1895, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. John Tyler CARNEY,   b. 28 Aug 1841, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1897, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Susan E. CARNEY,   b. 1843, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1868  (Age 25 years)
     4. George Washington CARNEY,   b. 29 Jun 1849, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1927, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Sarah Catherine "Kitty" CARNEY,   b. Dec 1853, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     6. Martha C. CARNEY,   b. 1 Dec 1856, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1897, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     7. James Buchanan CARNEY,   b. 3 Dec 1858, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1891, Whites Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F10564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Found in 1850 Census aged 37 - Farmer
      With Wife Salley, aged 33
      Son Joseph aged 12
      Son John aged 10
      Dau Susan aged 8
      Son George W. aged 4

      Elijah McHenry Carney (Elijah's son) stated that Elijah and his father had owned this piece of land jointly for over 50 years.


      EARLY PLANT AND SEED CATALOG PUT OUT BY EMH ON FILE. CAUSE OF DEATH:PNEUMONIA BURIAL:IT IS BELIEVED THAT ELIJAH AND SARAH ARE PROBABLY BURIED IN THE CARNEY FAMILY CEMETERY ON STENBERG ROAD, BUT THEIR HEADSTONES HAVE NOT BEEN LOCATED THE RESTORATION OF THE CEMETERY HAS NOT YET BEEN COMPLETED BY GLENDA CROSS AND HER FATHER. THE CEMETERY IS LOCATED BEHIND THE OLD EMH HOMESITE IN WHITE'S CREEK. STORY TOLD BY EMMA CLAY CARNEY:THERE WAS A MAN WHO WANTED TO BUY EMH'S PROPERTY AND "UNCLE LIGE" WOULD NOT SELL IT TO HIM. THIS MAN WAS SO DETERMINED TO OWN THAT PLACE, THAT HE DECIDED TO "HAUNT" IT AND MAKE TALK ABOUT THE PLACE HAVING A GHOST HAUNTING IT AND EMH WOULD THEN BE GLAD TO SELL IT TO HIM. SO ABOUT DARK, SOMETHING WHITE WOULD APPEAR OUT OF THE WOODS AND SCREAM LIKE A WOMAN. SEEMS THIS WENT ON FOR QUITE SOME TIME SO ELIJAH DECIDED TO GET HIS NEIGHBORS (MEN WHO OWNED DOGS) TOGETHER AND THEY WAITED (WITH THEIR DOGS) FOR THIS "GHOST" TO APPEAR AND WHEN IT DID, THE MEN AND DOGS STARTED AFTER IT. THE DOGS GOT SO CLOSE, THE MAN JERKED OFF THE SHEET AND CLIMBED A NEARBY TREE ! OF COURSE, THAT ENDED THE "HAUNTING". MISS EMMA SAID THE MAN'S NAME WAS JOE DUNN, BUT SHE DID NOT KNOW IF THIS JOE DUNN WAS RELATED TO MARY JANE DUNN, WIFE OF JOSEPH ELIJAH CARNEY, ELIJAH'S SON. ELIJAH'S LOG CABIN BURNED COMPLETELY TO THE GROUND. THE FIRE STARTED FROM SPARKS FROM A WOOD COOK-STOVE CATCHING WOOD SHINGLES ON THE ROOF AFIRE. PER EMMA:ONE TIME SARAH FRENSLEY CARNEY, WIFE OF EMH WAS SICK AND IN NEED OF MEDICAL ATTENTION SO A DOCTOR WAS SUMMONED. EMH WAS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT HIS WIFE'S HEALTH AND FELT IT WAS TAKING THE COCTOR TOO LONG TO COME, SO HE SENT ANOTHER PERSON TO FETCH HIM. WHEN THE DOCTOR FINALLY ARRIVED, EMH WAS OUTSIDE IN THE YARD WAITING FOR HIM. THE DOCTOR APPEARED TO BE IN NO HURRY AND UPON APPROACHING EMH, OFFERED HIS AHND IN FRIENDSHIP AND EMH PUT BOTH HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK AND SAID, "DON'T TAKE TIME TO SHAKE MY HAND. YOU'RE NEEDED IN THE HOUSE"!!! THIS WAS SAID WITH COOL BLUNTNEWSS. HE WAS ANGRY BECAUSE THE DOCTOR HAD TAKEN SO LONG TO COME TO HIS WIFE'S AID AND WAS IN NO MOOD FOR FRIENDLINESS. HE WAS ONLY CONCERNED WITH THE DOCTOR TAKING CARE OF HIS WIFE, AND MADE NO BONES ABOUT IT. EMH CARNEY WAS KNOWN TO BE A VERY BLUNT-SPEAKING MAN !

    Born:
    • ALT BP Joelton, Davidson County, Tennessee

  • Sources 
    1. [S400] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    2. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.