I find it particularly important to trace our female ancestors. Anyone who has done genealogical research knows how hard that can be. Many times a marriage record or other record simply don't exist that might tell us who her parents are. But these women were our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, and they deserve our attention. DNA … Continue reading How are Eve Hendrickson, Mary Adams and Catherine Devall Related?
Noah Hendrix – Research Part 2 DNA Results
As you know from me previous post, Who Is The Father of Noah Hendrix?, I made a supposition that Noah had at least 3 siblings. I'm happy to confirm that I've tested this out through several different descendants' DNA kits, and they all match these people: Martha Jane Hendricks, born about 1832 in Tennessee. She … Continue reading Noah Hendrix – Research Part 2 DNA Results
Who is John D. Adams/John D. Henion?
John D. Adams married Mary Willis in 1857, in Sussex County, NJ. He lists his father as Samuel Adams. But before that (and for about 10 years after that), he uses the name Henion. Why? Betty Mann's Devore genealogy book says that John's father is William Adams and that William and Phebe Devore were married … Continue reading Who is John D. Adams/John D. Henion?
Who Are the Parents of Mary Johnson of Vermillion County, Indiana?
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?
Who is the Father of Noah Hendrix?
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?
Unparented Hendrickson Children: Richard, John, Alexander, and Mary.
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.
The Various Colonial Era Hendrickson and Hendricks Families (and their DNA)
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)
DNA Proof That There Are Four Distinct Hendricks and Hendrickson Families in Colonial South-western and South-central Pennsylvania
In Colonial era south-central and southwestern Pennsylvania (1760s-1780s), there are at least FOUR lines of Hendricks/on families, all with different DNA. Because migration patterns were similar for early Americans, it's not uncommon for two families with the same name to be in the same place at the same time -- and NOT be related at … Continue reading DNA Proof That There Are Four Distinct Hendricks and Hendrickson Families in Colonial South-western and South-central Pennsylvania