Hendrix, John

Male 1790 - 1838


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  • Name  Hendrix, John 
    Born  9 Dec 1790  V a. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Jan 1838  McLean Co. died on his farm Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2103  Poore Maddox
    Last Modified  24 Aug 2012 

    Father  Hendrix, William,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Abt 1813, McLean Co Illnios Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Taylor, Susannah,   b. 1759, Maybe Berkley W. Virginia ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809 
    Married  1784  Jefferson,Kawawha, W. Virginia???? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F286  Group Sheet

    Family  Brittin, Jane,   b. 20 Apr 1798, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1856 
    Married  1813-14  Champaign Co Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Hendrix, Sarah Lovina Sales,   b. 1831 July 24, MClean Co. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Hendrix, Nathan Evans
     3. Hendrix, Wm,   d. 1832 3Yrs old
     4. Hendrix, Elizabeth,   d. 1842, maybe McLean co Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Hendrix, John Britton Lewis,   b. 1827, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895
     6. Hendrix, Mary J.
    Family ID  F1509  Group Sheet

  • Notes 

    • Marriage & Death results Ancestry North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741=2004 Goodin Hendrick spouse Wm Lucas Marriage 5 Oct 1810 Rowan North Carolina.
      Article from Bio Sketches says" born North Carolina Jan 26 1794

      "Marker at Blooming grove christian church erected in 1922 'In Memory of John and Jane Hendrix Home site 1/2 mile south west' and John W. and Ann Dawson Home site 1/2 mile north east. first settlers of blooming grove 1822 Also first settlers of McLean co ill." Illinois DAR 1944. FHL
      "... People men and women wore a great deal of home spun linsey-woolsey for women and a sort of jeans for the men. There were some few who wore buckskin. I remember seein Jonathan Thorp coming to church at John Hendrix's house with buckskin pants and coonskin caps. Was at the first Methodist class organized at John HENDRIX's house. In the class were JOHN HENDRIX and wife and others." FHL

      Hendrix John 15 Jan 1838 48 Y 2 M 6 D; Husband of Jane Hendrix; John Hendrix settled in what is now McLean County, Illinois in 1822. He was the first white settler in this County. (See Duis "Good Old Times in McLean County" page 141)
      HendrixJane17 Dec 1856 58 Y 7 M 17 D; Wife of John Hendrix
      HendrixMaranda E 25 Dec 18363 Y; Daughter of John & Jane Hendrix
      Hendrix Mary J 10 Jun 1832 3 Y 1 M 22 D; Daughter of John & Jane Hendrix
      HendrixVesta Jane 18 May 1841 1 Y 6 M 3 D; Daughter of Nathan E & Mahala Harbert Hendrix
      HendrixWesley 7 M ouths 18 Jun 1838 7 M 14 D; Son of John & Jane Hendrix
      found on line Blooming Grove Cemetery Bloomington, McLean Co illinois 2012

      It was not till 1822 that the territory now known as McLean County possessed a single white inhabitant; and when, in that year, the families of .John Hendrix ami John W. Dawson made a selection of sites for homes, they were the first permanent settlers in the county, and were also the first in Bloomington Township, of which we now propose to give an historical sketch.

      BLOOMINGTOI!^ TOWjStSHIP.

      John Hendrix.

      John Hendrix was born December 9, 1790, in Virginia. His
      parents were Susannah and William Hendrix. The Hendrix
      family moved to Champaign County, Ohio, and there John
      Hendrix married Jane Britton, in about the year 1813 or 1814.

      In the fall of 1821 John Hendrix and John W. Dawson came
      with their families to Sangamon County, Illinois, where they
      arrived about Christmas time, and there remained during the
      winter. In April, 1822, the Hendrix family came to what is
      now called Blooming Grove. Mr. Dawson came with them, but
      left his family in Sangamon County. An old man named Segar
      was also with the company. Mr. Hendrix settled on the place
      now owned by Oliver II. P. Orendortf. This was the first set-
      tlement made within the limits of the present McLean County-.



      142 OLD SETTLERS OF

      Mr. Hendrix was therefore the first white settler with a family,
      and Mrs. Hendrix was the first white woman, who set foot upon
      this soil. Mr. Segar also made a claim and commenced work
      upon a place which he sold to "William Orendorfl:'. Mr. Dawson
      brought his family shortly afterwards and settled where Mr. Cox
      now lives. This was just north of Segar's, afterwards Oren-
      dorff's claim. The Hendrix and Dawson families lived about
      one mile apart, and visited each other every Sunday. Indeed
      they seemed two branches of one family. They could see no
      one else and they formed a world for themselves. The Hendrix
      family was very religious. Mr. Hendrix was a member of the
      Methodist Church and his house was for many years a preach-
      ing place for that denomination. The first sermon preached in
      what is now McLean County was delivered in 1823, in Mr. Hen-
      drix's house, by James Stringfield from Kentucky, an uncle to
      Squire A. M. Stringfield of Randolph's Grove. Mr. Hendrix
      was for many years previous to his death a class-leader in the
      church. He was an industrious man and accumulated enough
      property to enable him to live in comfort. He never became
      wealthy, for he died before the land became valuable. Mr.
      Hendrix had eight children, of whom five lived to be grown.
      They are :

      Nathan Evans Hendrix, who now lives in Monroe County,
      Iowa,

      William Hendrix, who lives in Placerville, Eldorado County,
      California. He has been there since 1850.

      Elizabeth, wife of Hiram Harbert, who died in 1842.

      •John Britton Lewis Hendrix, who lives in Monroe County,
      Iowa.

      Sarah Lovina Sales Hendrix, now Mrs. Orendorfl\, lives at
      Blooming Grove.

      Mr. Hendrix was rather above the medium stature and
      weighed perhaps one hundred and sixty pounds. His hair was
      rather dark and his eyes blue. He was very quiet in his man-
      ner, was always ready to do a favor, indeed always glad to do
      so. He died on the farm where he made his early settlement
      and was buried there.
      Found in History of McLean conty online 2012


      AND GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT,

      Office in Court House Basement, BLOOMINGTON, ILL.

      We direct the attention of our readers to the above card. Squire Hendryx, by his
      worth and reliability, has secured many friends. He is liberal in liis opinions, and
      the decisions he hasgiven in the nnost intricate cases brought before him, have given
      generally, grep.t satisfaction. Squire Hendryx is in every respect worthy of commend-
      ation. He served three years and a half as a soldier during our late war — was deputy
      slieriff for five years, during the last year of which he also officiated as justice of the
      peace. Squire Herr, on his retirement as justice of the peace, placed all the unfinished
      business in his care, a true token of tlie confidence and trust which this old veteran
      has in him, .6®"Collections of all kinds solicited.

      Squire Hendryx's grandfather, John HendrJ^x, was the first settler in McLean Co.

      Squire Hendrix war immer ein Freund der Deutschcn.

    Died:
    • died & buried on his farm


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