The parents of John Hendrix
Charles Edgar Kimzey, in his Ancestral File submission #AF83-091037, claimed the parents of John Hendrix (born 1821 Kentucky) to be John Hendrix and Mary Fink.
According to George Milton Green in his Pedigree Resource File submission, the John Henricks son of John Henricks and Mary Fink, was born 29 January 1825 and died 3 July 1902 in Smith Co., Kansas. Terry D. Smith in his WorldConnect submission, gives the birthplace as Perry Co., Ohio.
John Henricks (senior) was born 14 October 1792 in Pennsylvania, lived for a while in Perry Co., Ohio, then moved to Clinton Co., Indiana, where he died in 1871.
If John Henricks (junior) married Jane Bennett as reported by Green, then he may be the John Hendricks with wife Jane living in Richland Co., Wisconsin, in 1860 and the John Henricks with wife Jane living in Osborne Co., Kansas, in 1880.
Certainly this John Henricks (junior) could not be the John Hendrix born about 1821 in Kentucky, married Mary Deck 23 March 1846 in Vermilion Co., Illinois, served in the 4th Cavalry Regiment of Illinois Volunteers during the Civil War and died 20 October 1871 in West Lebanon, Warren Co., Indiana.
There is no direct evidence of a place in Kentucky for the birthplace of John Hendrix. However, his wife's family (Deck) and wife's mother's family (Huffman) came from Harrison Co., Kentucky.
So who were his parents? Only circumstantial evidence has been uncovered so far but that evidence seems to point to George and Mary (Bolin) Hendrick(s).
He is named in the tax list for Harrison Co., Kentucky on 17 Jun 1808.4 His name is given as George Hendricks.
He appeared in the census in 1810 in Harrison Co., Kentucky.5 His name is given as George Hendrix. A Jacob Hufmon is next door and a Wm. Bolen is two doors away (see Bolen connection below).
He enlisted for military service in Capt. Thomas' Company, Kentucky Militia, on 29 Mar 1813 in Cynthiana, Harrison Co., Kentucky.6,7 His federal invalid pension file gives his name as George Hendrick. His Compiled Military Service Records use all variations.
He was a prisoner of war between 5 May 1813 and 7 May 1813 at the Battle of Fort Meigs.6
He was wounded on 5 May 1813 at the Battle of Fort Meigs.8 Surgeons Tho. Craig and Jas MCrutchen (?) certify that George Hendrick "received a Gun Shot wound Entering at the Upper Edge of the Right Illi[ ] and passing through the Muscles of the Abdomen and coming out near the Navle, which wound materially injures him in Labour by producing pain in the hip, Back and Loins to Such a degree as to prevent him from Manual Laboour. Also by a Gun Shot wound which Completely Amputated the Small Toe on the Left foot." The surgeons say he "is not only Still disabled in consequence of the Said injury but in Our Opinion is Entitle to Two dollars more than he already receives as a pensioner being disabled to a degree amounting to a Total disability." The application was notarized on 10 March 1835 in Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana.
He was living in 1816 in Kentucky.9
He appeared in the census in 1820 in South Side of Licking Creek, Harrison Co., Kentucky.10 His name is given as George Hendrix. William Bolen is next door and Jacob Huffman and Christian Deck are both two doors away, all living on the south side of Licking Creek.
Leander Rutledge of Vermilion Co., Illinois, declared on 22 Nov 1850 that he was "personally acquainted with Mary Hendricks", that he "first became acquainted with her and her husband George Hendricks in Harrison county in the state of Kentucky some time in the year A.D. 1815 or 16, and knew them to reside together as husband and wife, from that time until about the year A.D. 1826 at which time they left the state of Kentucky and removed to Indiana".
He was living in 1827 in Fayette Co., Indiana.6
A George Hendrick(s) has not been found in the 1830 census of Indiana.
He was living in 1835 in Wayne Co., Indiana.12
George Hendrix and Mary Bolin were married on 22 Jan 1806 in Jessamine Co., Kentucky.11,16,17,18 Leander Rutledge declared he "is well satisifed that the said George Hendricks decd and Mary Hendricks were husband and wife."
She appeared in the census in 1850 in Vermilion Co., Illinois.22 She is living in the household of John Hendrix.
She was living in 1850 in Vermilion Co., Illinois.23
She died on 29 Nov 1851.24
She was buried in Rose Cemetery, Newell Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois.25 Her headstone in Rose Cemetery, Newell Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois, gives her name as Mary Hendricks, her age as 63 years (born about 1787 or 1788 -- a close match to the age given in the 1850 census) and her husband's name as George.
George Hendrix and Mary Bolin had the following children:
i. possible son was born between 1806 and 1810.
ii. possible Son was born between 1806 and 1810.
iii. possible son was born between 1810 and 1820.
iv. possible son was born between 1810 and 1820.
v. possible daughter was born between 1810 and 1820.
vi. possible daughter was born between 1810 and 1820.
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