Clemiel Davis (1818-1861) and Martha Priestly (1821-1885)

Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly are my 4X great grandparents, parents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Davis.

Clemiel Davis was born in about 1818 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the son of mother Sarah (maiden name unknown) Davis Stockstill and stepfather Austin Stockstill. Clemiel was found on the 1830 US Census living with his parents and siblings in Union, Illinois.

Martha Priestly was born July 20, 1821 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Priestley and Isabelle Hazelett. See Samuel’s Find A Grave memorial here.

Long Ago Tales of Our Family by David Carver Caldwell and Peggy Anderson Caldwell includes information on Clemiel and Martha, much of which I’ve used here.

Clemiel and Martha were married in 1835 in Benton County, Missouri. Clemiel was 17, and Martha was 14.

On the 1840 US Census, Clemiel was recorded as Clarence, head of a household in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. There were 3 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Samuel was a newborn); 1 male aged 20-29 (Clemiel was about 22); 1 female aged 15-19 (Martha was 19).

On the 1850 US Census, Clemiel was 33 and Martha was 30. They were farming in Swan, Taney County, Missouri. There were 5 children in the home: Samuel, age 10; Sarah, age 8; John, age 6; MJ (unknown), age 4; J (unknown), age 1.

On the 1860 US Census, Clemiel was 40 and Martha was 39. They were in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. Clemiel was a merchant. There were 4 children at home: Sarah, age 16; John W., age 14; Martha, age 3; Clarissa, age 4 months.

Clemiel fought in the Civil War as a Captain with Company E of the Stone County Home Guard. He died September 10, 1861. He was 43. He had been taken prisoner and was killed. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1870 US Census, Martha was widowed and 48. She was in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with two children at home: Martha, age 14; Clarissa, age 11.

On the 1880 US Census, Martha was 56 and living in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. She lived with daughter Clarrissa  “Belle” and her husband Rufus Gideon.

Martha died July 23, 1885 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 65. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly:

Samuel Marion Davis – Samuel was born in 1840 in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Lavina Manning on July 14, 1859 in Forsyth, Missouri. They had 9 children. He served the Union in the Civil War with Company E, Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He was a merchant clerk (1860 in Missouri), a farmer in Kansas (1880), and a watchman at a roundhouse (1900 in Colorado). He was widowed in January of 1917, and was admitted to the U.S. Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, later in 1917 and again in 1918. In 1920 he was living in Kern County, California with a son. He died November 24, 1923 in Kern County, California. He was 82 or 83. See his Find A Grave memorial here.

Sarah Elizabeth Davis – My 3X great grandmother Sarah was born in February of 1844 in Taney County, Missouri. She married William Baker on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 8 children. Sarah died April 22, 1921 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 71. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about her here.

John Wesley Davis – John was born July 28, 1845 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He served in the Civil War in Company E Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He married Alicy Catherine Melton in 1867. They had 14 children. He was a preacher, farmer and wheelwright. He died March 15, 1895 in Pueblo County, Colorado. He was 49. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

MJ – MJ was born about 1846 in Missouri. The only record of her is on the 1850 US Census.

J – J was born about 1849 in Missouri. The only record of him is on the 1850 US Census.

Martha Eveline Davis – Martha was born on September 12, 1856 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Thomas Butler on November 12, 1874 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 1, 1938 in Stone County, Missouri. She was 81. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Clarissa “Belle” Isabell Davis – Belle was born about 1860. She married Rufus Gideon on January 1, 1880 in Stone County, Missouri. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri (1880) and Rufus was a car inspector on the railroad in Pueblo, Colorado (1900, 1910, 1920). They had 3 children. They moved to Los Angeles, California with son Elmer after the 1920 US Census, Belle died June 28, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. She was 67 or 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Bowling Baker (1794-1864) and Mary Jane Smith (1802-1861)

Bowling Baker and Mary Jane Smith are my 4X Great Grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather William Baker.

Bowling Baker was born in 1794 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was the son of Bolling Baker and Patsey Morris.

Mary Jane Smith was born December 25, 1802 in Russell County, Virginia. It is thought that she was the daughter of Ali Smith (who served in the American Revolution) and Mary Jane Denny (whose father fought in the American Revolution).

Bowling and his brothers George, James, and William, bought what became known as Baker’s Forge in 1822. It was an iron works on Grant’s Creek in Campbell, Tennessee which had been established in 1801. You can read about Baker’s Forge here.

Bowling and Mary were married in 1824 in Campbell County, Tennessee.

On the 1830 US Census, Bowling was head of a household in Campbell County, Tennessee. There were 6 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (Thomas was 3 and George was 2); 1 male aged 30-39 (Bowling was 36); 2 females under age 5 (Jane was 3 and Elizabeth was a newborn); 1 female aged 20-29 (Mary was 28).

Bowling served as Postmaster from January 7, 1834 to February 19, 1835 for the Baker’s Iron Works Post Office in Campbell County, Tennessee.

On the 1840 US Census, Bowling was again head of a household in Campbell County, Tennessee. There were 11 in the household: 3 males under age 5 (William was a newborn, Eli was 3, and Henry was 8) ; 1 male aged 5-9 (Enos was 9); 2 males aged 10-14 (Thomas was 13 and George was 12); 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (Bowling was 46); 2 females under age 5 (Nancy was 5 and Martha was 8); 1 female aged 5-9 (Elizabeth was 9); 1 female aged 10-14 (Jane was 13); 1 female aged 30-39 (Mary was 38).

They came to Missouri from Tennessee shortly after that census, in ox-driven wagons.

An April 10, 1843 land record shows that Bowling bought 40 acres in Pulaski County, Missouri (Township 34N, Range 12W, Section 10.) Pulaski is northeast of Stone County.

On the 1850 US Census, the family was found farming in Linn, Taney County, Missouri. Bowling was recorded as being 30, but was 56. Mary was 48. There were 8 children at home: George, age 24; Enos, age 19; Henry, age 16; Martha, age 16; Nancy, age 14; Eli, age 13; William, age 11; James, age 9.

A March 10, 1856 land record shows that Bowling purchased 35.44 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 24N, Range 23W, Section 6.)

A May 15, 1857 land record shows that Bowling purchased 40 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 25N, Range 23W, Section 33.)

A June 1, 1859 land record shows that Bowling purchased more 40 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 25N, Range 23W, Section 33.)

On the 1860 US Census, Bowling was 60 and Mary was 59. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 4 unmarried children at home: William, age 19; James, age 17; Eli, age 23; and Henry, age 23. A widowed daughter, Elizabeth Wooley, age 27, and her 5 children lived with them.

Mary Jane died in 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. She was 58 or 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bowling was shot by Bushwhackers during the Civil War. He died September 6, 1864 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 69 or 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Bowling Baker and Mary Jane Smith:

Jane Baker – Jane was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee (twin of Thomas). She married Jeremiah Kelley on December 20, 1846 in Taney County, Missouri. They had 10 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri and Washington County, Arkansas. She died December 23, 1915 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. She was 89. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Baker – Thomas was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee (twin of Jane). He married Nancy Hembree on August 16, 1848 in Taney County, Missouri. They had at least 10 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. Thomas died on September 17, 1915 in Creek County, Oklahoma. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Baker – George was born in about 1827 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann Hall on April 20, 1854 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 6 children. He died prior to 1870, and Sarah didn’t remarry.

Elizabeth Baker – Elizabeth was born in 1830 in Tennessee. She married Felix B. Wooley and they had 5 children. She was widowed in 1859. She married the widowed Young Bynum “Bine” Rickman on November 3, 1867 in Stone County, Missouri. Bine had served in the Civil War on the Confederate side. He had 6 children. The last record I have of them together is the 1880 US Census when they lived in Polo, Carroll County, Arkansas. Bine died in 1891. It’s possible that on the 1900 and 1910 US Census, Elizabeth was listed as Elizabeth Baker, living with brother George’s widow Sarah Baker in Stone County, Missouri.

Enos Baker – Enos was born in 1831 in Tennessee. He married Martha Stone on February 13, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had at least 2 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. He served in Captain Clemiel Davis’ Company of the Missouri Home Guards for the Union in the Civil War. He died November 15, 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 29 or 30. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Baker – Martha was born April 29, 1832 in Tennessee. She married Francis Marion Carr on October 23, 1851 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 3 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. On the 1880 US Census, Francis was a hotel keeper. She died on April 21, 1916 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Henry Baker – Henry was born  November 28, 1832 in Tennessee. (His birthday is too close to sister Martha’s for both to be correct. They are both listed as 16 years old on the 1850 US Census, so they may be twins, or were born in the same year.) According to the book History of Stone County, Henry married a woman named Margaret, and they had 2 children. She disappeared, and was perhaps killed for her horse. I doubt this story because I can’t find another marriage record, nor can I find the two children. Henry married Margaret Gentry on December 22, 1857. They had 7 children. He was a farmer and carpenter in Stone County, Missouri. He died February 2, 1914 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He was 81. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Baker – Nancy was born October 14, 1835 in Tennessee. She married John W. Williams on December 22, 1851 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children.  She married Jonathon Jones, and they had 1 child. She married Samuel Gentry on March 3, 1869 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children. They divorced in about 1890. She died June 26, 1905. She was 69. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Eli Baker – Eli was born about 1837 in Tennessee. He was murdered on October 1, 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 24. Larry Wood wrote about it on an Ozarks History blog, and you can read it here.

William Baker – My 3X great grandfather William was born on May 9, 1840 in Tennessee. were married Sarah Elizabeth Davis on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri.  They had 8 children. William died on September 4, 1910 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about him here.

James Baker – James was born in 1841 in Missouri. He married Rose Ann Wilson on November 12, 1864 in Stone County, Missouri. That’s the last record I have for him.

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William Baker (1840-1910) and Sarah Elizabeth Davis (1844-1921)

William Baker & Sarah Elizabeth Davis are my 3X Great Grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Mary Baker.

William Baker was born on May 9, 1840 in Tennessee. He was the son of Bowling Baker and Mary Jane “Polly” Smith.

Sarah Elizabeth Davis was born in February of 1844 in Taney County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly.

On the 1850 US Census, William was 11 and his family lived in Linn, Taney County, Missouri. Sarah was 8 and her family lived in Swan, Taney County, Missouri.

On the 1860 US Census, William was 19 and his family lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. Sarah was 16 and her family lived in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. Both families were enumerated about two weeks before William and Sarah married.

William and Sarah were married on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 20 and she was 16.

On the 1870 US Census, William was 31 and Sarah was 22. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were two children in the home: Mary, age 6; and Sarah, age 6 months. Also in the home was Thomas Butler, age 22, who would marry Sarah’s sister Martha in 1874.

On the 1880 US Census, William was 38 and Sarah was 36. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 5 children at home: Mary, age 16; Sarah, age 10; Ida, age 6; Eva, age 3; and Alexander, age 2 months.

On the 1900 US Census, William was 60 and Sarah was 57. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 4 children in the home: Joseph, age 19; Ada May, age 17; Mandy, age 15; and Benjamin, age 12. Sarah reported that she’d had 12 children, and 7 were still living.

On the 1910 US Census, William was 70 and Sarah was 67. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. Daughters Sarah Jane Baker Hardin and Eva Florence Baker Loomis and Ida Baker Daley Stallion, and sons Benjamin and Joseph lived nearby.

William died on September 4, 1910 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1920 US Census, Sarah was widowed and 76. She lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with daughter Eva Florence Baker Loomis, her husband and children.

Sarah died April 22, 1921 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 71. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William Baker and Sarah Elizabeth Davis:

Mary Baker – My 2X Great Grandmother Mary was born October 9, 1864. She married Sigel Francis Hedrick on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 9 children. Mary died on August 30, 1948 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about her here.

Sarah Jane Baker – Sarah was born December 17, 1869. She married David A. Hardin on September 27, 1896 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 6 children, but only 2 were living in 1910. In 1920 they were caring for orphaned sisters Ella and Carol Gore. She died April 30, 1938. She was 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ida B. Baker – Ida was born in December 1874 in Missouri. She married John Daley on August 15, 1892 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children. She married Joseph Stallions on March 21, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. He had been widowed and had a daughter. They had 3 children, and Ida died in 1908. She was 33 or 34.

Eva Florence Baker – Eva was born July 28, 1877 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Hiram Loomis on January 19, 1896 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 7 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 23, 1954 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 76. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Harvey Baker – Joseph was born on February 29, 1880 in Stone County, Missouri. (He was listed as “Alex B.” age 2 months on the 1880 US Census. He indicated he was born on February 29, 1879 on his World War I Draft Registration Card, but Leap Year was 1880.) He married Jennie Verdra Scobee on November 8, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 10 children. According to his World War I Draft Registration Card, he was tall and slender with blue eyes and brown hair. He died January 4, 1969 in Sacramento County, California. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ada Mae Baker – Ada was born on December 7, 1881 in Galena, Missouri. She married William Crabtree on July 1, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. They had at least 5 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. They left Missouri for California sometime after the 1930 US Census. Ada died August 22, 1950 in Colusa County, California.  She was 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Amanda J. “Mandy” Baker – Mandy was born July 19, 1885 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Benjamin Franklin Scobee on March 24, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. Both of their fathers gave permission for the marriage and the wedding took place at the bride’s home. Amanda was 14 and Benjamin was 19.  The 191o US Census indicates that it was a 2nd marriage for both, and I found another marriage record indicating the couple was married again, at the same location, by the same Justice of the Peace, on December 24, 1904. They had at least 10 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 9, 1962 in Greene County, Missouri. She was 76. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Benjamin H. Baker – Benjamin was born March 11, 1889. His World War I Draft Registration Card indicates that he was tall and slender with grey eyes and black hair. He married Gertrude Hill on February 3, 1910 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 1 child and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. He died August 27, 1971 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He was 82. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Jonathan Hedrick (1798-?) & Elizabeth Travilian (1800-?)

I suspect that Jonathan Hedrick & Elizabeth Travilian are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather Isaac Hedrick. I explain my thoughts here. My cousin Larry Hedrick took my research and expanded it greatly. Read his account here.

Jonathan Hedrick was born in about 1798 in Garrard County, Kentucky. He was the son of Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick & Sarah (last name perhaps Tipton.) His siblings include:  Jacob Headrick (1783-?), Rebecca Hedrick Pulliam (1791-1871), Mary Hedrick Swope (1792-1870), Joseph Headrick (1796-1858), Isaac Headrick (1800-1882), William Hedrick (1802-?), Orpha Hedrick Head (1804-?), Sarah Headrick Brockman (1805-1873), Elizabeth Hedrick Smith (1806-?), Samuel Hedrick (1812-1857).

Elizabeth Travilian was born about 1800. I do not know who her parents were. Only one family of Travilians (or anything close to that) were on the 1800 US Census, and they were in South Carolina. On the 1810 US Census there was 1 family in North Carolina and 7 in Virginia. On the 1820 US Census was 1 family in New York, 9 in Virginia, 1 in Tennessee and 1 in Mississippi. By 1830, there were still no Travilians in the midwest. Elizabeth’s marriage record is the first record of a Travilian I can find in Missouri, and there isn’t another one for 18 years.

Jonathan and Elizabeth married on December 23, 1824 in Cooper County, Missouri. The marriage record indicates that bride and groom were both residents of Cooper County.

On the 1830 US Census. Jonathan Hedrick was head of a household of 5 in Howard County, Missouri: 3 males under age 5; 1 male aged 30-39; 1 female aged 30-39.

Jonathan died sometime after 1836 based on the ages of his children.

On the 1840 US Census, Elizabeth was widowed. She was head of a household of 10 in Moniteau, Cole, Missouri: 3 males under age 5; 1 male aged 5-9; 2 males aged 10-14; 1 female under age 5; 2 females aged 5-9; 1 female aged 30-39.

Elizabeth died prior to 1850. Jonathan’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Jonathan Hedrick & Elizabeth Travilian:

Mary Elizabeth Hedrick – I have no information on Mary, but it is said that she was born about 1828 in Howard County, Missouri.

Sarah Ann Hedrick – Sarah was born November 2, 1830 in Howard County, Missouri. She married Henry Jobe on June 17, 1849 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had 6 children. She died February 18, 1867 in Moniteau County, Missouri. She was 36. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lamanda Jane Hedrick – Lamanda was born February 12, 1832 in Howard County, Missouri. She married William Yates on September 20, 1856 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had a daughter, and William died during the Civil War. Lamanda married John Steven Jobe on June 11, 1865 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had at least 5 children. Lamanda died on April 9, 1886 in Miller County, Missouri. She was 54. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Isaac Hedrick – My 3x great grandfather Isaac was born in about 1835 in Tennessee. He was raised by his Aunt Mary Hedrick Swope after his parents died, and was living with her on the 1850 US Census. He married Minerva Mathes on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children, and both died in late 1868/early 1869. Isaac was about 34. Read about them here.

Jonathan J. Hedrick – Jonathan was born about 1836 in Missouri. A note on his father’s Find A Grave memorial says he was under the guardianship of his Uncle Samuel when Samuel died in 1857. Jonathan married Mary Renfrow on March 21, 1858 in Moniteau, Missouri. They had a son. According to cousin Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas (hedrickld@aol.com), Jonathan “served in the Missouri State Guard (Confederate) and was captured along with several others behind Union lines during Confederate General Sterling Price’s invasion of Missouri in March of 1862.  Since he and his companions were not in uniform, they were accused of being spies.  They were tried in a military court, found guilty, and sentenced to be shot dead.  The death sentences were overturned by President Lincoln and Jonathan J. Hedrick was then held as a prisoner-of-war in Alton, Illinois where he unfortunately died, probably from disease, before the end of the war.  Perhaps he was a spy, or maybe just trying to make contact with General Price’s force.  The truth is lost in history and will never be known.”

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Ten Generations of Hedricks – Guest Post by Larry Hedrick

Shared with permission from Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Contact him at hedrickld@aol.com
Written November 3, 2016.

Prologue

Our Hedrick ancestors can be traced reliably to the Palatinate (Pfalz) region of southwest Germany.  This area along the Rhine River has common boundaries with France, Luxembourg, and Belgium.  It is the prime wine producing region in Germany.

The area was long a part of the Holy Roman Empire and suffered mightily during the religious wars that ravaged Europe in the middle part of the last millennium.  The bitter 30-Year’s War between Catholics and Protestants, fought from 1618 to 1648, largely occurred on German soil.  This war devastated the Palatinate and other regions of Germany as foreign armies, many of them mercenary, scavenged bare the lands over which they passed, leaving famine and disease in their wake.  The German population was reduced by one-third as a result.

It was against this backdrop of religious upheaval that our Hedrick story, as we presently understand it, began.

Generation 1

Michael Heddrich (1651-1721) was born in Langenselbold, a village just northeast of Frankfurt, in the German State of Hesse, deep in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire. Michael was a farmer.  He married Anna Marie Wacker (1656-1736) and had one son, Cohan Johann Carl Hedrich.  All Palatinate families at the time were subject to religious persecution and periodic invasion of French troops under King Louis XIV.  Michael died in Germany and is buried there.

Generation 2

Like his father Michael, Cohan Johann Carl Hedrich (1693-1739) was born in Langenselbold and also farmed there.  Carl married Elizabeth Ermoldt (1698-1732) and they had five children together:  Johann (John), Wilhelm (William), Catrina, Anna Margareta, and Cohan Heinrich (Henry).

The death of his wife in 1732 may have prompted Carl and his children to join thousands of other Palatinate families as they left religious strife behind for the promise of hope in the New World.  They traveled down the Rhine River to the port of Rotterdam and embarked there on the sailing ship Elizabeth bound for America.  The Elizabeth, captained by Edward Lee, reached Philadelphia on August 27, 1733 and the names of Carl and his children were recorded in the immigration rosters of Pennsylvania.  Carl was 40 years old at the time.

The trip across the Atlantic was long and treacherous, and of the 192 passengers aboard the Elizabeth, 16 perished in the crossing.  Carl’s young daughter Anna Margareta Hedrich, age 6, was among those who died.

Carl settled in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Late in his life, Carl returned to his native Germany though his children stayed in Pennsylvania.  It is unknown if Carl ever returned to America.

Generation 3

Cohan Heinrich “Henry” Hederich (b. about 1729-1786) was born in Germany and accompanied his father and siblings to America in 1733.  He married Catherine Haidenberg and they had 4 children together:  Abalena, William, Johann Jost “Joseph”, and Peter.

Henry died about 1786 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and is buried there

Generation 4

Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick (1765-1825) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  He married Sarah Sally Tipton (1766-1854) and they had 11 children together:  Jacob, Rebecca, Mary, Joseph, Jonathan, Isaac, William, Orpha, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Samuel.

Joseph and Sarah left Pennsylvania and settled first in Mercer (now Garrard) County, Kentucky.  They subsequently left Kentucky and settled in Howard County, Missouri.

Joseph died in Howard County, Missouri and is buried there.  Sarah is buried in Pettis County, Missouri.

Generation 5

Jonathan Headrick (b. 1798-d. between 1838 and 1840) married Elizabeth Travilion on December 23, 1824 in Cooper County, Missouri.  There is documentation for 4 children, Mary Elizabeth born in 1829, Sarah Ann born in 1830, Lemanda Jane born in 1832, and Jonathan J. born in 1836.  I am reasonably sure that there was a second son, Isaac Jacob born in 1838.  Jonathan moved his family to Montineau Township (later Montineau County) of Cole County.  By the 1840 census, Elizabeth was living alone with 2 children under the age of 15, 1 child under the age of 10, and 3 children under the age of 5.  Jonathan had apparently died between 1838 and 1840.  There is no information about the circumstances of his death or the place of burial.

Generation 6

Isaac Jacob Hedrick (1838-1869) married Minerva Mathis (1844-1868) in 1858 in Stone County, Missouri.  They had 2 sons, Jacob Wylie born in 1860 and Sigel Francis born in 1862.  In 1868 Isaac, Minerva and their two sons were living in Galena, Stone County, Missouri.  Family tradition is that both were teaching school.  An influenza outbreak in December of that year took the life of Minerva.  Isaac died about a month later in the same epidemic early in 1869.  Both were buried in the Railey Creek Cemetery near Galena.  The two young sons were raised by Minerva’s brother and their uncle, Wylie Green Mathis.

Generation 7

Jacob “Jake” Wiley Hedrick (1860-1937) married Mary Martha Keithley (1864-1949) about 1878, likely in Stone or Taney County, Missouri.  Their children were William (1878-1904), Nancy (1882-1930), Lemuel (1888-1970), Claude (1893-1982), Roxie (1901-1961), Olbert (1904-1969), and Fannie (1909-1985).  Jake and Martha moved from Missouri to Kenwood, Delaware County, Oklahoma.  Both died there and are buried in the Euwasha Cemetery at Kenwood.

Generation 8

Lemuel Elvin Hedrick (1888-1970) was born in Stone County, Missouri. Eva Gertrude Blair (1897-1973) was born in neighboring Taney County.  They were married about 1912.  They had 14 children:  Ruby (1913-1996), Boyd (1917-1980), Edith (1919-1998), Jack (1920-1996), Jessie (1923-2013), Georgia (1924-2013), Buster (1927-present), Freda (1929-2009), Bill (1931-present), Patsy (1933-2007), James (1936-2007), Lewis (1938-2002), Barbara (1938-2008), and Glen (1940-2012).  Lem died in Lawrence County, Missouri and is buried in the Yocum Pond Cemetery near Reeds Spring in Stone County, Missouri.  Gertrude died in Rusk County, Texas and is buried in the Kilgore City Cemetery in Gregg County, Texas.

Generation 9

Buster Hedrick was born in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri on January 19, 1927.  He married Clara “Katty” Bell Ellis (1929-2015) born June 20, 1929 at Wynnewood in Garvin County, Oklahoma, on May 31, 1947.  They were wed at Laird Hill, Rusk County, Texas.  They had 3 sons, Larry (1948-present), Dennis (1951-present), and Terry (1957-present).  Katty died on June 5, 2015 and is buried in the Danville Cemetery, at Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas.  As of this writing, Buster still resides at the home he and Katty shared for nearly 40 years a few miles west of Kilgore in Rusk County, Texas.

Generation 10

Larry Hedrick was born in Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas on September 27, 1948.  Paula Jean Johnson was born July 15, 1950 in Odessa, Ector County, Texas.  They were married in Houston, Texas on July 20, 1968.  They had 4 children together, Brian (1970-present), Geoffrey (1973-present), Andrea (1975-present), and Mark (1976-present).

With Paula’s help and encouragement, Larry graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology in 1970, and an M.S. in Forestry in 1973.  After two years of work with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Austin, Larry accepted a job with the U.S. Forest Service and over the next 37 years lived in Lufkin, Texas, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama, and finally, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Larry and Paula are now retired and remain in Hot Springs, a place that after 28 years has come to feel like home.

Epilogue

As I conclude this documentation, I know that generations 11 and 12 of this Hedrick line are already living.  But I have carried it far enough and will stop at generation 10.  I realize too, that there are many Hedrick lines that diverge at various points in the sequence, but all will benefit from knowledge of the first Hedricks in Germany and the first immigrant Hedrick of our line to come to America.  The important thing is that this information is precious and must not be lost again.  I plan to share it widely with my Hedrick cousins.

There remains a distinct possibility to extend our Hedrick line back even farther in time, perhaps to Godtmann Heydrich (1617-1667), and his father, Hans Heydrich (1590-1667), and his father Hans Enders Heydrich (1570-?).  If the linkage can be documented, the lineage to present will total some 15 generations.  But that must await more research.

Finally, I must acknowledge that most of the information compiled herein is the result of the work of others who have kindly posted the fruits of their labors on genealogy message boards over the years.  I am grateful for their work and their willingness to share information.  I am especially indebted  to cousin Suzanne Hopper Gray (descended from Sigel Francis Hedrick) who puzzled out the most likely parents of Isaac Jacob Hedrick.  With that linkage, the ancestral Hedrick past opened like a flower in the sun.
Larry Hedrick

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David Mathes (1795-1840) & Elizabeth Allen (1805-67)

David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Minerva Mathis.

Much of the information I have is taken from a blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region that was posted on Ancestry.com.

David Mathes was born between 1795  and 1800 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who his parents were.

Elizabeth Allen was born in about 1805 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who her parents were.

On the 1820 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male under age 10; 2 males aged 10-15; 1 male aged 16-25; 2 males aged 45 and over; 2 females aged 10-15; 2 females aged 45 and over.

On the 1830 US Census, David was head of a household of 8 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 60-69; 1 male aged 70-79; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 50-59; 1 male slave aged 55-99.

The blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region states that the family moved to Missouri in 1843 and that David died shortly after. However, the family was in Missouri by 1840.

On the 1840 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Ripley, Missouri: 1 male under age 5 (Wiley was 1); 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (David); 1 female under age 5 (Margaret was 5); 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 30-39 (Elizabeth was 35).

On June 1, 1859, Elizabeth bought 50 acres in Warsaw, Missouri.

On the 1860 US Census, Elizabeth was 55 and lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri with daughter Margaret, age 25. Nearby were sons James, Wilson Squire, and Wiley Green.

Elizabeth died in about 1867.

The children of David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen:

James Mathes – James was born January 26, 1821 in Illinois. He married Mary Garrison on December 2, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had a daughter named Missouri. James married Elizabeth Anderson Gentry on March 23, 1859 in Stone County, Missouri. Elizabeth was a widow with 4 children. They had a son named William. James served in Company H of the Greene County Home Guard during the Civil War. Elizabeth died in 1875. James married Juda Ann Summers on August 16, 1878 in Douglas County, Missouri. They had 3 children. He died April 24, 1901 in Douglas County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Nelson Mathes – William was born in about 1828 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Anabel Sutterfield. They had 2 children. William died in the Civil War on February 15, 1863 in Douglas, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Mathes – Margaret was born about 1835 in Missouri. The only record I have of her is the 1860 US Census.

Elizabeth Mathes –  Elizabeth was born in about 1835 in Missouri. She married William Smith  on May 1, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. William died in the Civil War.

Squire W. Mathes – Squire was born March 4, 1836 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann Pritchard on July 28, 1856 in Granby, Newton County, Missouri and they had 8 children. She died in 1898. He married M. E. Larkins on June 16, 1906 in Stone County, Missouri. They divorced. The last record I have of him is the 1910 US Census when Squire was 74 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri.

Wiley Green Mathes – Wiley was born September 4, 1839 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Dorcas Guest Anderson in 1859. They had 6 children. He served in Company B of the Missouri Sixth Regiment in the Civil War. He was elected Probate Judge in 1890. He died February 22, 1898 in Stone County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Minerva Mathes – My 3x great grandmother Minerva was born in about 1844. She married Isaac Hedrick on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 sons, and both Minerva and Isaac died in late 1868 or early 1869 of the flu. Read about her here.

I know of these children only from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region:
Polly, Rebecca, Nancy, John

 

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Isaac Hedrick (1835-1869) & Minerva Mathes (1844-1868)

Isaac Hedrick & Minerva Mathes are my 3X great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Sigle Hedrick.

Isaac Hedrick was born in about 1835 in Tennessee. I think Isaac’s parents are Jonathan Hedrick and Elizabeth Travilian. I wrote about it here.

Minerva Mathes was born in about 1844. She was a daughter of David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen. Read about them here.

On the 1850 US Census, Isaac was 15 and lived with the family of Jesse and Mary Swope in Pettis County, Missouri. Mary was likely Isaac’s aunt, and she was the daughter of Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick and Sarah.

I can’t find Minerva on the 1850 US Census.

Isaac & Minerva married on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. He was about 23 and she was about 14.

On the 1860 US Census, Isaac and Minerva lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri. Isaac was 25 and Minerva was 16. Minerva’s mother and sister lived close, along with many of her brothers, and their last name had changed to Mathews.

Isaac and Minerva had 2 sons.

Cousin Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas says “In 1868 Isaac, Minerva and their two sons were living in Galena, Stone County, Missouri.  Family tradition is that both were teaching school.  An influenza outbreak in December of that year took the life of Minerva.  Isaac died about a month later in the same epidemic early in 1869.  Both were buried in the Railey Creek Cemetery near Galena.  The two young sons were raised by Minerva’s brother and their uncle, Wylie Green Mathis.”

Isaac was about 34 and Minerva was about 25. You can see Isaac’s Find A Grave memorial here and Minerva’s here.

The children of Isaac Hedrick & Minerva Mathes:

Jacob Wiley Hedrick – Jacob was born in 1860 in Missouri. He married Martha Keithley in about 1878 in Taney County or Stone County, Missouri. They had 7 children. He died December 7, 1937 in Kenwood, Delaware County, Oklahoma. He was 75. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sigel Francis Hedrick – My 2x great grandfather Sigel was born on December 11, 1862 in Missouri. Sigel married Mary Baker on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 9 children. Sigel died on March 15, 1950 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. He was 87. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

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Caleb Green (1832-1892) & Sarah Jane Green (1835-1913)

Caleb Green and Sarah Jane Green are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Elizabeth Anna Green.

Caleb Green was born February 1, 1832. He is thought to be the son of John Green and Talitha Cunie, though I would love to find something to connect them.

Sarah Jane Green was born April 16, 1835. Many people list Sarah Jane’s last name as Sly. I can’t find any record of that. Her marriage record indicates that her last name was Green and that her mother Leah Green gave consent. I can’t find a Leah Sly in the area, but I do find a Leah Green. Leah would have been 46 when Sarah was born, so she could be her mother. On the 1840 US Census for the family of John Green and Leah Dunn, there are no girls under age 10, so perhaps they were actually her grandparents. I am going to consider them to be her parents for now. Sarah’s maiden and married last names were both Green. And, both her and Caleb’s fathers were John Green. But definitely different John Greens.

On the 1850 US Census, there was a 16 year old Sarah Green who lived with merchant Ephraim Griffith in Harrison County, Indiana. Emphraim’s wife was Mary Rusk, and there is a young man with the last name of Rusk living in the home too. I wonder if Sarah Green is a niece of this couple – Ephraim’s sister could have married a son of John and Leah Green, and died prior to 1850. It’s just a theory. This Sarah was 15 and living 100 miles away from John and Leah Green.

I can’t find Caleb on the 1850 US Census, but Caleb’s suspected mother Talitha Cunie, now married to Benjamin Sly, was in Harrison County, Indiana.

Caleb and Sarah married on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. Caleb was 21 and Sarah was 18. In 1854 they had a daughter and named her Talitha Leah, after both of their mothers.

On the 1860 US Census, Caleb was 28 and Sarah was 25. They were farming in Scott, Harrison County, Indiana. They had 3 children: Leah, age 5; Mary, age 4; Elizabeth, age 2.

From 1862 – 1865,  Caleb fought in the Civil War with Company D, 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment.

On the 1870 US Census, Caleb was 38 and Sarah was 35. They were farming in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 8 children in the home: Talitha, age 16; Mary, age 14; Elizabeth, age 12; Harriet, age 10; William, age 8; Jane, age 5; Martha, age 3; James, an infant.

On the 1880 US Census, Caleb was 48 and Sarah was 46. Caleb was a farmer and preacher, and the family lived in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 5 children at home: William, age 18; Irena, age 14; Martha, age 10; John, age 8; Fanny, age 4.

Caleb died on January 19, 1892. He was 59. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1900 US Census, Sarah was 65 and widowed. She lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with her widowed daughter Fannie Richey, Fannie’s son Walter, and another grandson, Floyd Julian. Sarah reported having had 11 children, with 7 of them living.

On the 1910 US Census, Sarah was 75 and lived in Greer, Warrick County, Indiana with son John W. Green, and his wife and children.

Sarah died on June 27, 1913 in Oakland City, Indiana. She was 78. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Caleb Green & Sarah Jane Green:

Talitha Leah Green – Talitha was born December 26, 1854 in Harrison County, Indiana. She married Josiah McGregor on February 25, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 10 children. Talitha died on December 8, 1932 in Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. She was 77. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary R. Green – Mary was born about 1856 in Indiana. She married Benjamin Franklin McCord on March 30, 1897 in Pike County, Indiana. He was widowed and had 2 children. Mary and Benjamin divorced, and married each other again on December 17, 1909. Both indicated their previous marriages had ended in divorce in April 1909.  On the 1910 US Census, Mary and Benjamin lived in Patoka, Pike County, Indiana with Benjamin’s son from his first marriage. They reported they had both been married twice, and had been married 13 years, and Mary had 1 child (unknown). Benjamin died in January of 1912. Mary married Oliver Ambrose Kelsey on December 21, 1912 in Pike County, Indiana. Their marriage record indicates that Oliver was widowed and that Mary had been married twice, once divorced and once widowed. She died in 1941. She was 84 or 85. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Anna Green – My 2x great grandmother Elizabeth was born June of 1859 in Indiana. She married Marcus McDonald Richardson on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 4 children. Elizabeth died October 25, 1939 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 80. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

Harriet P. Green – Harriet was born in 1860 in Indiana. She married James R. Wilkerson on February 10, 1880 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 3 children. She died in 1904 in South Dakota. She was 43 or 44. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William E. Green – William was born in about 1862 in Indiana. He married Pauline J. Faries on January 30, 1884 in Indiana. That is the last record I have of him.

Arena Jane Green – Arena was born July 9, 1865. She married James Jackson Julian on March 27, 1887 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 2 children, one who had already died, and Arena may have died in childbirth. She died June 20, 1897. She was 31. Her only living child, Floyd, lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Green – Martha was born about 1867 in Indiana. I have no record of her past the 1880 US Census.

James Green – James was born in about April 1870, according to the 1870 US Census, which is the only record I have of him.

John Green – John was born September 30, 1872 in Indiana. He married Laurinda Mason on June 6, 1896 in Indiana. They had 4 children. He died October 3, 1937. He was 65. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Fannie Mae Green – Fannie was born on July 7, 1876 in Indiana. She married James Butler Richie on August 7, 1894 and they had a son named Walter. She was widowed in 1898 and lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. On October 3, 1908 she married George Riley McMurty in Gibson County, Indiana. Both had been widowed. They had 2 children. Fannie died on June 8, 1946 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana. She was 60. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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George Richardson (1821-1879) and Johanna May (1821-?)

George Wesley Richardson & Johanna May are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Marcus McDonald Richardson.

George Wesley Richardson was born January 31, 1821 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Potential fathers for George are John or Joseph Richardson, both heads of households in Randolph, North Carolina on the 1830 US Census.

Johanna May was born about 1821 in North Carolina. A potential father for Johanna is David May, head of a household in Guilford, North Carolina on the 1830 US Census.

George and Johanna married October 11, 1838 in Davie County, North Carolina.

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Washington, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 30 and Johanna was 29. The had 6 children: David, age 10; Rachel, age 8; William, age 5; Emily, age 3; Abison, age 1; George, an infant.

On the 1860 US Census, the family lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 40 and Johanna was 39. There were 9 children at home: David, age 21; William, age 16; Emily, age 13; George, age 11; Marcus, age 9; Nancy, age 7; Mary, age 5; John, age 4; Thomas, age 2.

George served in the Civil War for the Union, as a Private in Company A, 58th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry.

In 1865, George was listed on an IRS Tax Assessment List. He lived in Columbus and his occupation was Sawyer, someone who runs a saw mill. He paid $6.67.

On the 1870 US Census the family remained in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 49 and Johanna was 48. There were 6 children at home: George, age 20; Marcus, age 18; Isabel, age 16; Mary, age 14; John, age 12; Thomas, age 11.

George died on November 23, 1879 in Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1880 US Census, Johanna was 59 and widowed. She still lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. Sons John, age 23, and Thomas, age 22, lived in the home. Next door was son Wesley and his wife.

On the 1890 Veterans Schedule for Jackson, Dallas County, Missouri, Johanna is listed as widow of George W. Richardson. It is unknown when she died.

Children of George Wesley Richardson & Johanna May:

David Lawrence Richardson – David was born about 1839 in North Carolina. He married Missouri A. Dill on July 4, 1859 in Indiana. He served in the Civil War with Company F of Indiana 33rd Infantry Regiment. David and Missouri had a daughter, and Missouri died shortly after. David married Margaret Ellen OHaver on November 30, 1863. On the 1870 US Census, the daughter was living with her maternal grandparents in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. I can’t find David and Margaret in 1870. David died between 1879 when their youngest child was born & the 1880 US Census. In 1880 Margaret was a widow with 6 children in Washington, Gibson County, Indiana. She would soon marry David’s brother John.

Rachel Richardson – Rachel was born about 1842 in Tennessee according to the 1850 US Census, the only record I have of her.

William Wesley Richardson – William was born May 2, 1844 in Indiana. He married Jane Lance on September 27, 1866 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 1 child. He was a farmer, and then an insurance agent. He died October 6, 1903 in Oakland City, Gibson County, Indiana.

Emily Richardson – Emily was born 1847 in Indiana. She married Isaac Shewmaker on March 6, 1865 in Indiana. They had 11 children. She died December 9, 1913. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abison Richardson – Abison was born 1849 in Indiana, according to the 1850 US Census, which is the only record I have of him.

George Washington Richardson – George was born January 25, 1851 in Indiana. He married Sarah Greene on February 1, 1872 in Dubois County, Indiana. They had 2 children. He married Mary Rice on August 29, 1885 in Phelps County, Missouri. They had 5 children. He died August 27, 1922 in Madison County, Illinois. He was 71.

Marcus McDonald Richardson – My 2x great grandfather Marcus was born August 12, 1851 in Pike County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Ann Greene on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 4 children. Marcus died October 27, 1941 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 90. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here. Read more about him here.

Nancy A. Isabell Richardson – Nancy was born about 1853 in Indiana. My only records of her are the 1860 & 1870 US Census.

Mary A. Richardson – Mary was born about 1856 in Indiana. My only records of her are the 1860 & 1870 US Census.

John C. Richardson – John was born about 1856 in Indiana. On March 1, 1884, he married Margaret Ellen OHaver Richardson in Phelps County, Missouri. Margaret had been married to his brother David and had 6 children. She and John had a daughter. Margaret died in 1918 in Ridgely, Lake County, Tennessee, and her death certificate indicates that she was married, but I do not know when John died. Margaret’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas P. Richardson – Thomas was born May 6, 1858. He married Catherine J. Williams on August 5, 1880 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 8 children. He died on August 2, 1921. He was 63. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Union F. Richardson – Union was born April 23, 1861 and died June 1, 1861. He was 1 month and 8 days old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Christina M. Richardson – Christina was born May 9, 1863 and she died 9 days later. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

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Levin Killman (1795-?) & Mary Hendricks (1790-?)

Levin Killman was born about 1795 in North Carolina. He was the son of Henry Killman and Delilah Jensie Broadhead.

Mary Hendrick was born in about 1790 in North Carolina. Her parents are unknown.

On the 1840 US Census, Levin was head of a household in Monroe Kentucky. There were 8 in the household: 2 males aged 10-14 (Henry was 11 & Calvin was 10); 1 male aged 40-49 (Levin was about 45); 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14 (Milly was 10); 2 females aged 15-19; 1 female aged 40-49 (Mary was about 50). There are 3 unknown children on this Census.

The last record I have of Levin and Mary is the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Overton, Tennessee. Levin was 55, Mary was 60, son Henry was 21, and daughter Milly was 20.

The children of Levin Killman & Mary Hendrick:

Calvin Killman –  Calvin was born about 1830 in Tennessee. He married Martha (last name unknown) and they adopted a daughter. The last record I have of him is the 1880 US Census, when he was 50 and lived in Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky with his wife and daughter.

Henry Killman – My 3x great grandfather Henry was born about 1829 in Tennessee. He married Susan Releabie Hopper in about 1851, and they had 4 children. Henry died August 14, 1893. Read about him here.

Milly Killman – Milly was born about 1830 in Tennessee according to the only record I have of her, the 1850 US Census.

Other children, according to grandson Stephen Alford Killman, who applied to the Eastern Cherokee claiming Levin’s mother Delilah Jensie Broadhead was Cherokee, Levin and Mary also had children named Jane, Delilah, Phoebe and Polly Ann.

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