Person:Henry Hendrix (2)

Henry (Hendrick) HENDRICKS(ON)
 
  1. Albert Hendrix
  2. Henry (Hendrick) HENDRICKS(ON)1730 -
  • HHenry (Hendrick) HENDRICKS(ON)1730 -
  • WSarah ThompsonAbt 1732 -
m. 3 Apr 1751
  1. Hendrick (Henry) Hendricks
  2. Sarah Hendrix
  3. Aeltje Hendrix1755 -
  4. William HENDRICKSON1757 - Abt 1837/38
  5. Albert (G) Hendricks1759 - 1843
  6. Aengenietye Hendrix1761 -
  7. James HendricksAbt 1762 -
  8. Joseph HendrixAbt 1763 -
  9. Samuel HendricksAbt 1764 -
  10. Phoebe HendricksAbt 1764 -
  11. Abraham HendrixAbt 1765/66 - 1848
Facts and Events
Name Henry (Hendrick) HENDRICKS(ON)
Gender Male
Birth? 20 Jun 1730 Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Christening? 20 Jan 1731 Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey
Marriage 3 Apr 1751 Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jerseyto Sarah Thompson

Henry and Sarah lived at Middletown Point (north of Middletown) until 1761 or later when the sixth of the their twelve children was born. In 1761 Henry Hendrickson advertised 500 acres of land for sale "near Middletown". The family does not appear in local church records after that year, so apparently they were successful in disposing of their land.

Despite diligent searching, no further record has been found for Henry and Sarah until they appear in the Rockingham Co., North Carolina 1790 census with 3 males between ages 16 and 60 and four white females. Where the family was between 1761 and 1779 remains a mystery, except for clues which come from the pension application records of two of their sons, Albert and William. Both sons stated they joined the Maryland Flying Camp unit on their first enlistments in the Revolutionary War in Fredericktown, Frederick, Maryland in 1776 and 1777, and both stated they were residents of Fredericktown at the time of their enlistments.

Henry and Sarah were not found in the records of Frederick or surrounding counties. Albert does state his third and fourth enlistments (1779 and 1781) were from North Carolina, indicating the family had moved south by then.

In the 1800 census of Rockingham County, Henry is listed with persons in the household consisting of 1 male and 1 female over age 45. Neither Henry nor Sarah appear as head of a household in the 1810 census, and as Henry would have been 70 and Sarah about 68, it would be reasonable to assume that both probably died between 1800 and 1810. Early in the 1800's their sons began disposing of land in North Carolina and moving west. The demise of their parents may have precipitated their willingness to move on.

No disposition of land, cemetery records, or probate court records have been found for Henry. He apparently used the Hendrickson form of the name earlier in his life and dropped the "son" at some point in North Carolina. Nothing is known of the four daughters except for the christenings of the first two in Middletown. It is a good possibility they married into some of the same families their brothers married into, and that their identities were lost. Perhaps some or all of them went west with their brothers.

SOURCES:

!BIRTH-CHRISTENING-MARRIAGE: Henry Hendricks Genealogy; p. 1; FHL

!CENSUS: 1790 Federal Census, Rockingham Co., NC

LOCATION: Revolutionary War Pension Records for Albert Hendricks and William Hendrickson, National Archives, Washington, DC.