One of the best tools I know for figuring out an entire family tree is to do a timeline. That way, you can see migration patterns, and cross-match records that might otherwise not be obvious if you work only in one person's set of records. In order to find Phebe Devore Henion and Uzal Devore's … Continue reading Sussex County, NJ Devore Timeline
It's important to know all these families intermarry: Chamberlain, Henion, Parliament, Black, Turner, Willis, Davenport. Naturally, this means DNA lines are crossed repeatedly, and DNA matches may appear closer than they really are. Also, it's easy to mis-identify a "DNA match" because the family names are the same, only to discover the "match" is through … Continue reading Who is John D. Adams/John D. Henion?
I started on a journey to map every Hendricks, Hendrix, Hendrickson and Hendrixson in Kentucky from 1780-1840 to make sure I knew who everyone was, and which families they belonged to. Along the path, I stumbled across a Polly Hendrixon who married Isaac Johnston in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1816. This immediately captured my attention: … Continue reading Who Are the Parents of Mary Johnson of Vermillion County, Indiana?
Finding the father of Noah Hendrix is proving to be difficult. Many researcher have worked on this in the past. One thing we know, for sure, is that Noah is related to the Hendrickson family in Mercer/Washington/Nelson Kentucky. This is proven through YDNA testing. YDNA is the Y chromosome passed down directly, father to son, … Continue reading Who is the Father of Noah Hendrix?
There are four Hendrickson children in the Indiana area at the time that John and Sarah Hardin Hendrickson are there. I call them "unparented" because no one seemed to know who their parents were, and there were no existing records to prove parentage. They are: Richard Hendrickson who marries Margaret McKibbens (1831 Bartholomew County, Indiana) … Continue reading Unparented Hendrickson Children: Richard, John, Alexander, and Mary.
In 1882, some of the Webster descendants filed a case against the owners of the White Tavern and land in Prince George's County, Maryland. They alleged that one Webster descendant of Philip Levin Webster wrongly sold the property, when the other descendants should have benefited from that transaction. The case names the descendants of Philip … Continue reading Philip Levin Webster of Prince George’s County, Maryland and his descendants
There's been a big mystery and some mistakes about the two William Neale's who marry in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1799 and 1800. Originally, people combined these two men into one man, assuming his first wife died early in their marriage and then he remarried. But looking at the tax and probate records in Bourbon … Continue reading Two William Neales: Nancy Bryan and Anne “Nancy” Davis
We need to dispell this myth: there is no Separate Hendrickson married to an Eve Citth. Let me explain how the mistake got made...and then got replicated all over the internet. How John Hendrickson became Separate Hendrickson We know Simeon Hendrickson's grandmother's name is Eve, because he says so in his Mormon (LDS) 1841 "baptisms … Continue reading Why Separate Hendrickson and Eve Citth Are the Wrong Names
History books don't lie, do they? Because four different history books give four different places my ancestors are from. James Hendrickson of Shelby County, Indiana James Hendrickson says the Hendricksons are from Wales. James is the son of James and Elizabeth Voyles Hendrickson, grandson of William and Nancy Moore Hendrickson, great-grandson of John and Eve … Continue reading Where “My” Hendricksons Come From
Note: this is a work in progress. I'll update it as I find more information. Just when you think you've never met another Hendrickson besides your closest family members, let me introduce you to the wide world of Hendricksons and Hendricks in the Colonial era in America. These are families that live in America from … Continue reading The Various Colonial Era Hendrickson and Hendricks Families (and their DNA)