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Who was Martha, the wife of Hawkins Hendrix?

Who was Martha, the wife of Hawkins Hendrix?

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 4:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hendrix, Griswold, Kerby, Scott, Chap[man, Slone
Who was Martha, the wife of Hawkins Hendrix?

This is another of my brick walls. I don't know the maiden name of Martha who married Hawkins Hendrix sometime around 1830. According to the 1850 census Martha was born ca 1810 in Virginia, however some of their dhildren said she was born in TN on later census listings. Their first child, Daniel Hendrix, was born ca 1831 in TN. They couldn't have lived in Tennessee very long since all of the rest of their children were born in IL, most likely in Greene Co, IL where Hawkins and Martha were living in 1850. Both Hawkins and Martha died before the 1860 census, Hawkins in 1852 in Greene Co, IL and Mrrtha in 1859 in St. Clair Co, MO.

Hawkins Hendrix was a son of Bethuel and Flava Griswold Hendrix. He was born ca 1808, probably in Onondaga Co, NY. By 1820 the family had moved to Scioto Co, OH and by 1830 Bethuel and Flava were living in Greene Co, IL with some of their younger children. The 2 oldest sons, Stephen G Hendrix and Hawkins Hendrix, are not with them in that census and I haven't found them listed anywhere else.

Stephen Hendrix married Harriet Kerby in 1832 in St. Louis, MO. Most of the other children of Bethuel and Flava Hendrix were married in Greene Co, IL. Where and when were Hawkins and Martha married?

1-Bethuel Hendrix
born: Abt 1780, NH
died: Bef 1850, Greene Co, IL
marr: Abt 1800
Flava Griswold
born: Abt 1782, NH
died: After 1850, Greene Co, IL?

2-Stephen Griswold Hendrix
born: Abt 1806, NY
died: After 1880, TX
marr: 9 Oct 1832, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Harriet Ann Kerby
born: Abt 1813, VA
died:

2-Hawkins B. Hendrix
born: Abt 1808, NY
died: 4 Jan 1852, Greene Co, IL
marr: Abt 1830
Martha A. Unknown
born: Abt 1810, VA Or TN
died: Nov 1859, St. Clair Co, MO

3-Daniel W. Hendrix
born: Abt 1831, TN
died:

3-Catharine Hendrix
born: Abt 1833, IL
died: Sep 1849, Greene Co, IL

3-Nathan Bethuel Hendrix
born: 12 Dec 1835, Greene Co, IL
died: 24 Jan 1908, Musum, Klickitat Co, WA

3-Isaac G. Hendrix
born: 2 Aug 1838, Greene Co, IL
died: 22 Mar 1903, Taney Co, MO

3-Mary Jane Hendrix
born: Abt 1840, Greene Co, IL
died:

3-William Dolphus Hendrix
born: Abt 1842, Greene Co, IL
died:

3-Martha C. Hendrix
born: Jul 1849, Greene Co, IL
died: After 1900, Protem, Taney Co, MO

2-Esther Hendrix
born: Abt 1810, NY
died:
marr: 24 Dec 1831, Greene Co, IL
James Scott
born: Abt 1805, NC
died:

2-Joel Hendrix
born: Abt 1820, OH Or NY
died: Bef 1850, probably Greene Co, IL
marr: 22 Jul 1841, Greene Co, IL
Louisa Jane Chapman
born: Abt 1823
died:

2-Flavian Hendrix
born: Abt 1825, OH?
died: Bef 1850, Greene Co, IL
marr: 25 Feb 1847, Greene Co, IL
David Slone
born: Abt 1825
died:


Re: Who was Martha, the wife of Hawkins Hendrix?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 5:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available census at this time.

1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012. It will take several months to transcribe all the states.


Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces +++



1850 -
Name: Hawkins Hendrix
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1808
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: South of Macoupin Creek, Greene, Illinois
Gender: Male

Hawkins Hendrix 42, NY - carpenter
Martha A Hendrix 40, VA
Daniel W Hendrix 19, TN
Nathan B Hendrix 14, ILL
Isaac G Hendrix 11, ILL
Mary J Hendrix 10, ILL
William D Hendrix 8, ILL
Martha Hendrix 1m, ILL
Catharine Hendrix 17, ILL
Flara Hendrix 68, NH [most likely Hawkins mother]


WHAT are your "sources" for the early birth & death data??



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