Person:John Hedrick (12)

John Hedrick
b.abt. 1732 Germany
m. 28 JAN 1732/33
  1. John Hedrickabt 1732 - Abt 1810
  2. Charles 'Casper' Hedrick1733/34 - 1802
  3. Jacob HedrickAbt 1744 -
m. BEF 1752
  1. Elizabeth Hedrick1751/52 - 1841
Facts and Events
Name John Hedrick
Alt Name Johann Hedrick
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1732 Germany
Marriage BEF 1752 to Susan Maria Horn
Death? Abt. 1810 Port Republic, Shenandoah River, Virginia

John Hedrick was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Advisory on Parentage of John Hedrick

There is considerable debate as to the parentage and birthdate of John Hedrick. Some believe that his parents were Johan Casper Hedrick and Magdalena Braumueller, but others have him as a son of Adam Hedrick. The court case "Hetrick vs. Hetrick" in 1768 clearly identifies John as a brother of Charles "Casper" Hedrick.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

  • Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 266.--15th May, 1762. William ( ) Frazier to John Heterick, £10, 28 acres on Shanando patented to Wm., 10th March, 1756; Stover's line, Haine's Bottom. Teste: Jacob Nicolas, Peter Miller, Peter Brisler (Treslar).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 270.--8th May, 1762. John Heterick and Susannah ( ) to Peter Tresler, £10, 134 acres on Stony Run on north side Shanando River, part of 285 acres patented to John 2d June, 1760; cor. Jacob Man and land of said Hetrick. Delivered: Gabriel Jones, November Court, 1778.

Processioning List of 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settler’s lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Augustine Price and Frederick Armontrout, viz: For Peter Teasler, for Peter Seller, for Michael Shurle, for John Coutts, for Jacob Man, for John Man, for Jacob Herman, for Henry Long for George Mellow, for Anthony Aeiler, for Jacob Nicholas, for John Hetrick, for Henry Seller, for Alveness Roy(g)ers, for Christopher Deter for George Man, for Peter Miller, for George Miller, for George Fridle, for Peter Herman, Jr.; for Augustine Price, Anthony Aeiler present; for Jacob Arcebright, for Adam Heterick, for Adam Pens, for Jacob Miller, for James Fraiser, for Thomas Burke, for Peachey Gilmore for Charles Rush, for Fredk. Armentrout, for David Fraizer, for Jno. Craige.

Records of John Hedrick in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 144.--20th February, 1750-51. Sale of personalty of Mathias Shaw, by James Nicholas, executor--Recorded 18th May, 1762, viz: Sold to Jno. Craig, Wm. Frazier, Jas. Downey, Jno. Love, David Nelson, Henry Dooley, William Craig, Bernard Man, Joseph Wait, Saml. Muncy, Joseph Muncy, Casper Faught, Owen Reed, Joseph Wait, Jacob Harmon, Jno. Stevenson, Jacob Nicholas, Peter Herman, James Beard, Cathrine Pence, Michael Cam, William Williams. 5th May, 1755--2d sale, to viz: Jacob Nicholas, Henry Dooley, David Nelson, Peter Miller, Conrad Kimsley, Catrine Shawp (3 books), Michael Cam, Francis Kirtley, Jno. Davison, Margaret Shawp, Jno. Davis, Charles Man, Joseph Cravens, Jno. Couch, Robt. Craig, Jacob Courtsious, Simon Powell, Geo. Cam, Henry Long, Evan Evans, Conrad Backfish, Patrick Wilson, Jno. Hetrick, Nicholas Brock, George, Robert, and widow Scott. By sundries received of the estate of the deceased Jacob Pence.
  • Vol. 1 - Hetrick vs. Hetrick.--Chancery. Filed 28th August, 1768. In 1752-53, John Hetrick, defendant, brother of Caspar Hetrick, orator, went from Pennsylvania to the back part of this Colony and purchased land from John Bombgardner and then returned to Pennsylvania, where orator then lived. Land was cheap and the range for cattle good and fresh. Orator and defendant came to Virginia and settled on the land bought by John. William Frazer had entered a piece of land near which he gave to orator, but John sold it to Peter Tresser. This caused trouble between the brothers and orator built his own house on first piece of land. Orator heard defendant would not give him the land and removed his family to the house of Adam1 Hetrick and sent his neighbors, Valentine Pence and Frederick Harmentrout, to defendant, to know his intentions. Orator moved back on the land and had been living there 14 years in 1768. Bill to compel John to convey to him.

Information on John Hedrick

From "A Historical Sketch of Michael Keinadt and Margaret Diller, his Wife" (Publication: 1893, Staunton, Virginia, Stoneburne & Prufer - 1941 reprinted by Campbell Printing, Staunton, Virginia with supplement of pages 175-204), page 64:

Elizabeth, the wife of Jacob Barger was the daughter of John Hedrick, who's wife's name was Susan Maria Horn, daughter of Henry Horn, who resided in Langheim, Germany. She came to America, a single girl, with her sister. John Hedrick was the son of Charles Hedrick, who came from Langaselva near the town Hanau, Hesse Cassel, Germany. John Hedrick and Jacob Barger had settled in Rockingham County, Virginia. John Hedrick died below Port Republic on the Shenandoah river.

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Husband's Name 
John HEDRICK (AFN:TNBL-RP)  Pedigree  

Born:  Abt. 1721  Place:  Usa 
Died:    Place:  Va 
Married:    Place:  Va 


Wife's Name 
Susan Maria HORN (AFN:TNBL-SV)  Pedigree  

Born:  14 Feb 1753  (obviously this date is incorrect, after daughter's birthdate, prob. 1733!)

Place: Langheim, Germany

Died:    Place:  Va 
Married:    Place:  Va 

Father:  Henry HORN (AFN:23S1-HX8)  Family  


1.  Sex  Name  
F  Elizabeth HEDRICK (AFN:BKCH-T1)  Pedigree  

Born:  14 Feb 1752   Place:  Rockingham, Co., Va  
Died:  4 Apr 1841   Place:  Augusta Co., Va  
Buried:  Apr 1841   Place:  Trinity Luth Cem, Koiners Store, Augusta, Virginia