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?
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
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
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
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
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