Who Do You Think 9, presents Ashley Judd in her search to learn about her third great grandfather Elijah Hensley, who served in the Civil War.She also wants to learn if it is true that her
father's family has a long standing New England heritage.
Elijah Hensley did join in the fighting of the Civil War in 1862, at the supposed age 18 years. He fought in scrimages and was captured and let go twice. After the Battle of Saltville, VA. his leg was amputated on the battlefield and left for the Confederate Army to take him prisoner a second time. He was traded with
a large group of Kentucky soldiers. He survived and spent the rest of his life as a farmer and a well respected citizen of his community.
Ashley also investigates the Bruster (Brewster) side of the family to see if there is a New England ancestry, which there is. Her oldest New England ancestor William Brewster. It turns out that William came from England in 1620 on the ship The Mayflower. He was considered a gentleman in England. He also was considered a brownist.
Both stories are fascinating so watch for the first time or watch again.
Sources used: ancestry.com, microfilm, special books, mayflower compact book.
People: Director of the Museum of the Civil War; genealogist, historians.
Places: Kentucky State Archives; New England Historical and Genealogy Society; Trinity College at Cambridge University in England.
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