John Hendrickson Timeline

  • 1760 – John Hendrickson’s first appearance. On tithables list as “John Hendrickson” – Loudoun County, VA
  • 1761 – John Hendrickson on tithables list – Loudoun County, VA
  • 1762 – John Hendrickson on tithables list – Loudoun County, VA
  • 1765 – John Hendrickson signs a “lease for lives” names his two sons John and Simeon – Loudoun County, VA
  • 1767 – John Hendrickson on tithables list – Loudoun County, VA
  • 1769 (circa) – John Hendrickson sells land (likely in Loudoun) to Samuel Butcher. It is mentioned in Samuel Butchers will Sept 12, 1769
  • 1771 – HISTORICAL MARKER – BEDFORD COUNTY PA CREATED FROM CUMBERLAND, INCLUDES MUCH OF THE FUTURE FAYETTE COUNTY; SPRINGHILL TOWNSHIP, BEDFORD IS CREATED
  • 1772 – mention of a “Hendricks” settling on some land near Waynesburg, Green, PA (from Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 4 and 5). This might be John Hendricks, we don’t know.
  • 1772 – Daniel Breading land record, names his land adjacent to “John Henderson” with “ax” added to the name to make it closer to “Hendrixson” – Menallen, Fayette, PA (It would have been considered Bedford County PA at the time, then became Menallen Twp in Fayette County, and finally in 1797 it became Redstone Township in Fayette County.
  • 1772 – John Hendricks (no “son” on name) – Springhill, Westmoreland, PA (later became Fayette, PA)
  • 1773 – HISTORICAL MARKER – WESTMORELAND COUNTY PA CREATED FROM BEDFORD COUNTY PA (INCLUDES LAND THAT WILL LATER BECOME FAYETTE COUNTY)
  • 1773 – John Hendricks – tax list Springhill, Bedford, PA
  • 1774 – John Hendricks and Leonard/Lennard Hendrickson (with “son”) on muster roll for Dunmore’s War
  • 1775 – John Hendrick (no “s”) appraises William Cockrine [Cochran] estate (Fort Dunmore (Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) August VA court records for western PA). This is about 40 miles from Fayette County area and would have been the only court available.
  • 1776 – HISTORICAL MARKER – REVOLUTIONARY WAR BEGINS
  • <<Big gap of time here. Few records were kept in Western Pennsylvania at this time because of the war and Indian incursions. We don’t know where John was at this time>>
  • 1780 – HISTORICAL MARKER – JEFFERSON, FAYETTE, LINCOLN COUNTIES CREATED IN VA (KY) FROM KENTUCKY COUNTY VIRGINIA; KENTUCKY COUNTY, VIRGINIA ABOLISHED
  • 1782 – John, William and Leonard Hendricks – tax list, Menallen, Fayette, PA (Are they all listed as land owners, renters, or what?)
  • 1783 – HISTORICAL MARKER – FAYETTE COUNTY CREATED FROM WESTMORELAND – SEPT 26 1783 – There is no Menallen or Springhill Township in current Westmoreland County – all these are eventually Fayette County townships; there is a Franklin township in both Fayette and Westmoreland
  • 1786 – John, William and Simon (Simeon) – tax list, Menallen, Fayette, PA (Where is Leonard? Already in KY?)
  • 1787 – John Hendricks/Hendrickson/Hendrixson – estate, Nelson, KY

A note about boundary changes. Just because you find a person on different records in different townships and counties, it doesn’t mean they moved around a lot. Sometimes they stayed in the same exact place — the boundaries moved around them! FamilySearch has a wiki article on each location and will tell you about all the boundary changes for that location.

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