292. Samuel Hensley
Predicted his own death:
Wilson Hensley and Hampton hnesley were keeping watch over Samuel thenight that he died.
It was a clear night and the stars were bright. They sat and watched thefire in the fireplace, and the large clock on the mantle. Samuel askedthem to help him get up and shave, and as he did so he told William thathe owed a small debt at the Balory's department store in Rose Hill, VA,and asked him to pay it.
Samuel then told them that he would die at 12 o'clock that night. He toldWilliam that he already had his tombstones made, and that the creekswould be over the banks the following day, and asked him to place thestones. William said that he had two mules to pull the carts with thestones and that he would indeed place them. Samuel kept watching theclock, and it was getting close to 12. He asked William and Hampton to tohelp him into bed, which they did, and he closed his eyes, crossed hishands over his chest and was gone. After awhile it began to rain and bymorning the creeks had indeed overflowed their banks. William took thetombstones to the cemetery as promised.