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?

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.

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 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

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

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