Last updated: May 15, 2017
Tale of Two Families
At its peak, the Hensley Settlement was a thriving community consisting of several small, family farms. The Gibbons and the Hensleys were the two most prominent families. Lige Gibbons was the son of Willie Gibbons who lived on an adjoining farm. The cabins that these families lived in were hand hewn and made out of American chestnut and oak.