Person:Albert Hendrix (3)

Albert (G) Hendricks
d.14 Sep 1843 , Sumner, Tennessee
Facts and Events
Name Albert (G) Hendricks
Gender Male
Birth? 2 May 1759 Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Christening? 8 Jul 1759 Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death? 14 Sep 1843 , Sumner, Tennessee
Burial? , Sumner, Tennessee
Reference Number? D05

Albert HENDRICKS 1991: 6 1963: 6

Witnesses at Albert's christening were his paternal uncle, Albert Hendrickson and wife, Joanna Mills, following the traditional custom that the witness be (or be a representative for) the person for whom the child was being named.

Albert enlisted for Revolutionary War service in 1771 from Fredericktown, MD, serving in the same "Maryland Flying Camp" as his brother William. (D04) During his five separate enlistments he served in the battles of White Horse, Germantown, Monmouth, and the seige of Ninety Six. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was discharged for the last time on April 28, 1782. Albert is #90032 in the DAR Registry of North Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers.

On March 13, 1833, Albert applied for a pension under the Pension Act of 1831, from Sumner County, TN. His pension record, #24388, is the source of much of the genealogical and biographical information we have.

In 1935, John Brockett Hendrix related that his great-grandfather Albert had given $200 to his father, Henry Hendricks for safe-keeping. After two years of Revolutionary War service he returned home and asked for his money. His father replied, "Why no, son, that money is mine. You are not 21 yet, and you and your money both belong to me." Tradition among the descendants of Albert states that Albert never spoke to his father again.

At some point after his final descharge in 1782 (and perhaps because of his dispute with his father), Albert went to Ft. Cumberland, MD, where his brother William resided. He appears in the 1790 census there but a year or so later (at the age of 32 or 33) he must have returned to Rockingham Co., NC as on 9 Sep 1791 (or 1792) he married Margaret Barnett. This is the name she gave in her application for pension after Albert's death in 1843. The Barnett and Barnard families were in the same places at the same times with various branches of the Hendricks family. The names Barnett and Barnard were used interchangably.

Albert and Margaret moved from North Carolina about 1799, settling in Sumner County, Tennessee. In 1820 they were listed in the Sumner Co. census, in 1830 in Simpson Co., KY, and in 1840 in Sumner Co., TN again. These two counties are adjacent to each other and the family apparently owned property on both sides of Drake's Creek, which separated the two counties.


!BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Revolutionary War Pension Record for Albert Hendricks; #24388; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

!CHRISTENING: Register of Freehold; Vol. 26, p. 21.