Two William Neales: Nancy Bryan and Anne “Nancy” Davis

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

Eleven Hendrickson-Hardin Marriages

Over the years, the Hendrickson and Hardins have intermarried. This can make using DNA results tricky when doing genealogy work: a living person today, having DNA from both sides, may appear to have a closer relationship to you (and your most recent common ancestor) than they really have. Here are some Hendrickson-Hardin marriages, to provide … Continue reading Eleven Hendrickson-Hardin Marriages

The Rape of Mary Hendrickson, 1770, Loudoun County, Virginia

We know Mary Hendrickson is the daughter of John Hendrickson and Eve, because Simeon Hendrickson names her in his LDS/Mormon 1843 Baptisms for the Dead as his aunt, Mary Walker, along with his cousin "Neoma" (Naomi) and her husband James "McBrier" (McBrayers). Naomi is listed as "aunt" on this transcribed card. I don't have the … Continue reading The Rape of Mary Hendrickson, 1770, Loudoun County, Virginia

John Tayloe of Loudoun County, Virginia: Lease for Lives

During the time when John Hendrickson leased land from John Tayloe, Tayloe was leasing much of his land to the east of Short Hills in Loudoun County. These would be John Hendrickson's neighbors and possible families that intermarried with the Hendricksons. Even though I believe John Hendrickson was out of Loudoun County by 1770, we … Continue reading John Tayloe of Loudoun County, Virginia: Lease for Lives

John Hendrickson in Loudoun County, Virginia, 1760-1770

See John Hendrickson timeline for an overview of his life. The very first record we have of "our" John Hendrickson is a land lease in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1765. How do we know it's him? In Loudoun County during the pre-Revolutionary War times, land was owned by "proprietors" -- typically well-placed Lords in England … Continue reading John Hendrickson in Loudoun County, Virginia, 1760-1770

It All Starts with John Hendrickson and Eve

I did a week’s worth of research at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in August 2018, with great results!  I’m fairly definite that I’ve found John Hendricks(son)’s land, and that John was in Fayette County Pennsylvania as early as 1771.  And I’m certain his name was not Separate Hendrickson: his name is John. He does have three … Continue reading It All Starts with John Hendrickson and Eve