|HENDRICKSON SIBLINGS & TIME LINE
PA; Allegany Co., MD; Columbia Co. OH; McDonough Co., IL
|Rev. Dr. Doug Showalter -- firstname.lastname@example.org|
I am seeking the parents of the following, many or all of whom were siblings:
The parents of these siblings may have been in Fayette Co., PA or Somerset Co., PA [or another county nearby] at the time of Solomon's birth in 1782. They may have been living in Allegany Co., MD by 1793. And given Pennsylvania's proximity to Allegany Co., they may have traveled back and forth between states. These Hendricksons were said to be of Swedish descent. Here is a time line of information I have gathered thus far. One theory is that SIMEON HENDRICKSON
[b: 23 Oct 1748; d: 10 Apr 1822] and Frances [some say Nancy b: 1753; d: 14 Jun 1828] may have been the parents of these Hendricksons.
A QUESTION: Who was RACHEL HENDRICKSON [b: abt 1790; d: 1842]--m: John McCarty [b: abt 1788], both being of Somerset Co., PA? John's father was William McCarty. Was this Rachel a sister of Levi Hendrickson, and also of the other Hendrickson siblings? There's a possibility she could also have been a daughter of Levi. He is said to have named a child, Rachel. Frances (Hendrickson) Foster named her first child: Rachel Agnes Foster. Also, there could be connections with the following names of Rachel and John's children, as found on the LDS web site:
A family record says:
==1748 [23 Oct] Simeon Hendrickson born [d: 10 Apr 1822]. His wife is said to have been Frances --?-- or Nancy [b: 1753; d: 14 Jun 1828].
==1753 Nancy --?-- possible wife of Simeon Hendrickson was born.
==1775 [Abt] BARBARA HENDRICKSON was born in PA. She may have been a sibling. It's said she was in Elk Lick Twp, Somerset Co., PA in 1790. In 1795 she married Philip Firebaugh in Somerset Co., PA., MD. Philip had previously been married to Magadalena Kieffer who died. In 1800 Barbara and Philip were in Allegany Co, MD [the section now Garret Co.]. Sometime after Philip's death in 1809, Barbara, her children and step children, moved to Harrison Co., OH. Later, they moved to Coshocton Co., OH where she died. See her will in 1843.
==1778 ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON born. She was said to have been a daughter of Simeon Hendrickson. She married William Dobbins.
==1782 SOLOMON HENDRICKSON born in PA.
==1786 Simeon Hendrickson, John Hendrickson, and William Hendrickson appeared on the Fayette Co., PA tax list.
==1790/93 JESSE HENDRICKSON born in Allegany Co., MD.
==1793 It is said that Simeon Hendrickson sued someone for a debt in Allegany Co., MD, and that he was also in Monogalia Co., VA [later W. VA] in this period.
==1794 Simeon Hendrickson said to have operated a tavern in Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA.
==1800 FRANCES HENDRICKSON born in PA.
==1800 Somerset Co., PA census shows:
==1803 [24 Jul] Ruth Maxwell said to have been born.
==1804 [2 Jan] NANCY ANN HENDRICKSON born in Baltimore, MD.
==1807 [10 Mar] Solomon Hendrickson married ELIZABETH WALLACE [place unknown]. A John Wallace, possibly Elizabeth's father, lived near the Solomon Hendrickson family in Columbiana Co., OH. Family tradition says that Elizabeth was "a full blooded scotch woman, coming to this country directly from Scotland"--but that comment about her immigration may not be correct.
==1808 [3 Dec] Andrew Hendricks from Allegany Co., MD began making land purchases in Harrison Co., OH.
==1809 [Sept]John Hendricks and Joseph Hendricks of Somerset Co., PA began making land purchases in Harrison Co., OH.
==1810 Somerset Co., PA census shows:
I found this article many years ago at the Somerset County Historical Society. Maybe it will be helpful! It was written by Nellie Mae Newland Lovell.
I am not a native of Somerset County (PA), nor have I lived there - except for two nostalgic days in 1976 when my husband and I were there to discover what we could of Grandfather George Washington Hendrickson's birthplace. I saw Somerset County in October. It was such a symphony of color I wondered why the family left there for the plains of Kansas. George's father, Jesse Hendrickson, was son of Dr. Levi and Hannah (Frazee) Liston Hendrickson of Milford Township. Dr Levi died there in 1819 but I could not locate his grave. I was thrilled to find Hannah's gravestone on a shady plot in quaint old Ankeny Square Courtyard. Dr. Levi's parents, Simeon and Frances Hendrickson (said to be "Holland Dutch"), bought land in Milford township also in 1811 but apparently stayed only a few years. Hannah was a widow with a son, Tommie Liston, when she married Dr. Levi. Was her husband of the Liston's of Listonburg? Quite likely. Dr. Levi's children were: Joseph, Levi, Jesse, and Rachel. Tommie Liston, half-brother, Joseph and Jesse Hendrickson worked together in Addison and Lower Turkeyfoot Townships, judging from land records in county courthouses. I quote from an account written several years later by Jesse's daughter: My father's trade was that of a woolen manufacturer. He owned a small factory located on the banks of a small stream of clear water. How well I remember the old wheel with the water continually pouring over it. It was for me a never ending source of delight to sit on the banks of the stream beneath the branches of an old chestnut tree, when it was cool and shady, and from there watch the wheel whirl round and round, while I listened to the musical rhythm of falling water. My father owned a tannery in the village. He bought one thousand acres of heavily wooded land lying adjacent to the town (Listonburg or Drakestown). He paid only fifty cents an acre for it. He purchased it on purpose to get the bark to use tanning hides. As the land was of no account with the timber on it a great deal of labor was required to clear a piece of land in that country and get it ready for farming purposes. We had nine acres (cleared) and it was known far and near as the "Big Field"'. Jesse Hendrickson married Mary Ann Teter in Ross County, Ohio, in 1843. There Mary Jane and Thomas were born, They returned to Somerset County where George, Rachel, Josephine and Hortense were born. The family left for the West in 1857. Tommie Liston, Joseph, and Rachel (married to Henry Rishelberger of Addison) remained in Somerset County. Levi became a missionary to Cuba, dying of cholera in Havana in 1850. Jesse and his descendants belong largely to the history of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and California, but I wonder if any descendants of Simeon and Frances Hendrickson who remained in Pennsylvania are still in Somerset County.
==1810 Allegany Co., MD census shows:
==1812 Solomon Hendrickson [same person?] and DAVID HENDRICKSON witnessed a deed of trust between SIMEON HENDRICKSON and his son DR. LEVI HENDRICKSON in Somerset Co., PA--close to Allegany Co., MD. Thereafter, Simeon moved to Harrison Co., Ohio--adjacent to Columbiana Co. and where Frances married.
==1813 John Hendricks and Joseph Hendricks came to Harrison Co., OH from Somerset, PA.
==1814 Jesse Hendrickson said to have had a conversion experience at a camp meeting in Southern Valley, PA. Was this the Redstone area in Fayette Co., PA? He subsequently joined the Methodist Episcopal Church which he remained in his entire life.
1815 [1 Feb] Solomon Hendrickson purchased land [certificate # 5463] in Columbiana Co., OH [later, Carrol Co., Fox Twp] at the Steubenville, Ohio land office.
1817 [Feb] David Hendrickson married RUTH NELSON in Allegany Co., MD. He witnessed Simeon's deed wtih Solomon Hendrickson in 1812.
==1818 Jesse Hendrickson was licensed by Rev. J. B. Finley to preach. He was subsequently re-licensed each year [presumably as a lay preacher], until 1843 when he received his license to preach the Gospel [as an ordained minister].
==1819 [9 May] Jesse Hendrickson married RUTH MAXWELL in Columbiana Co, OH.
Other Harrison Co., OH marriages of the period:
==1820 Columbiana Co., OH census shows:
==1820 [abt] It is said that S. Hendrickson was involved in a Harrison Co., OH lawsuit regarding rent payments made from 1815-1820. The other person involved may have been a stepmother to Ephraim Yarrington [Jr.?]
==1820 [Exact year not yet established], but Jesse Hendrickson was credited with being one of the early founders of the Herrington Bethel M. E. Church in Augusta Twp, Carroll Co., OH. The original church was built of logs which burned by 1843. Then it was replaced with a stone structure. Jesse's mother-in-law, Mary/Sara (Alexander) Maxwell is said to be buried inthat church's cemetery.
==1821 [9 Aug] ELIZABETH HENDRICKS[ON] married EPHRAIM YARRINGTON [Jr.?] in Columbiana Co., OH. His name was given to a child of Nancy Ann Hendrickson and Edward Latta.
==1822 [14 Feb] FRANCES HENDRICKSON married JOHN J. FOSTER in Harrison Co., OH.
==1828 [14 Jun] Nancy, possible wife of Simeon Hendrickson, died.
==1830 Columbiana Co., OH census shows:
1833 Columbiana Co., OH, Fox Twp tax list shows:
==1835 [25 Feb] Andrew Hendrick's Will in Harrison Co., OH. Date of probate: 20 Mar 1835. Wife: Elizabeth; Children: Andrew, John, Jacob, James, George, Margaret Sickels, Susanna Ferrier, Mary Spangar, Rachel Hendricks; Exec.: Elizbeth Hendricks, David G. Meguire; Witnesses: George Roush, Richard Lyons.
==1837 [14 Aug] Solomon Hendrickson bore witness in a Carroll Co., OH court, during naturalization proceedings, that John Scott had resided in the U.S. for the past five years one of which was in the state of Ohio, and that he was a person of good moral character. Earlier, in 1834 [Aug 18] in the same court, a Charles Scott had been a witness for John Scott, saying that he had lived in the U.S. since 18 June 1812, and that for at least the past five years, Scott had resided in Ohio. Presumably this John Scott was the husband of Solomon's oldest child, Mary Hendrickson.
==1839 [Sept] Solomon and Elizabeth Hendrickson sold land [SW quarter, section 27, township 13, range 4] in Carroll Co., OH to Benjamin Robertson for $1900. This transaction witnessed by John Boice and B. Boice, JP on Sep 1830, recroded 6 Dec 1851 [Deed Records, Carroll Co., OH, Vol 12, p. 514].
One family source indicates the following:
==1840 McDonough Co., IL census shows Solomon Hendrickson. It is said that these Hendricksons likely came to Schuyler Co. and adjacent McDonough Co., IL in 1840. Jesse Hendrickson accompanied
this group, or came to OH the following year, in 1841.
==1841 Jesse Hendrickson became the first minister of Scott's Church near Plymouth, McDonough Co., IL.
==1843 [10 Mar] Solomon Hendrickson bought 95.76 acres of land in Schuyler Co., IL--adjacent to McDonough Co.
==1843 Ohio will of Barbara Hendricks Firebaugh [b: 1775, PA] states that for sufficient reasons, she leaves Solomon Hendricks one dollar.
==1850 McDonough Co., IL census shows:
==1851 [10 Nov] Jesse Hendrickson likely died. Other dates given for his death are: Mar 1851 [Scott cemetery listing] and 6 Nov 1854 [another researcher]. The cemetery listing indicates Jesse died at age 60y 6m 25d--thus his birth would have been: 4 Aug 1790. Another researcher indicates that Jesse was born 13 Oct 1793.
==1854 [8 March] is the date of Solomon Hendrickson's will.
==1857 [July] Solomon Hendrickson's will was probated in McDonough Co., IL.
==1857 [31 Dec] Elizabeth Hendrickson Yarrington died.
Note: A record transcribed from a family Bible shows eight children to Solomon and Elizabeth.
==1860 McDonough Co., IL census shows:
1800 Allegany Co., MD census:
1810 Allegany Co., MD census:
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