Person:William Hendrix (11)

William HENDRICKSON
d.ABT 1837/1838
Facts and Events
Name William HENDRICKSON
Gender Male
Birth? 23 Dec 1757 Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Alt Birth? 23 Dec 1757 Middletown Point, Monmouth, New Jersey
Christening? BEF 26 Feb 1758 Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey
Death? ABT 1837/1838

William HENDRICKSON 1991: 5 1963: 5

William's birthdate, as stated by himself in his Revolutionary War Pension file, conficts with the apparent christening date shown in the Middletown Church records. It is assumed that he stated his birthdate correctly and that since there is no actual date next to his christening record that it was before 26 Feb 1758.

William appears to be the only son of Henry HENDRICKS who retained the HENDRICKSON spelling of the surname throughout his lifetime and whose descendants perpetuated it.

He died before 20 June 1838, when the last notation appears in his pension record.

In July 1776 at Fredericktown, Frederick, MD, where he was a resident, he entered into Revolutionary War Service for five months as a private soldier. His corps was named the Maryland Flying Camp, with which he marched and fought at various locations in Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was honorably discharged at Philadelphia about Christmas time 1776.

He again entered the service as a corporal in the Maryland Militia in August 1777 at Fredericktown, where he was still a resident. He turned out for a draft, but when he was not drafted, he volunteered for a term of 10 weeks. He fought in several battles in Maryland and Pennsylvania after which he was discharged in Fredericktown 10 weeks later.

The Evangelical Church of Frederick records William's marriage to Charlotte Hinkle 6 Jan 1778. Witnesses were Joram Bloomer, Robert Sapp, David Davis and Elizabeth Hinckle. The couple lived in the Fredericktown area for at least another two years as attested to by the births of their first two children there.

Some time in 1780/1781 the family migrated west to Ft. Cumberland, Allegany, MD, where they resided for 20 years.

Early in the new century William and Charlotte turned their faces west. They migrated first to Indian Wheeling Creek (now Ohio State) then spent a short time at Danville, Knox, Ohio before moving to the final stop, Richland County, Ohio.

There has been some misunderstanding about William's wife Charlotte. Deeds in Maryland show her as Charlotte, but later deeds executed from Ohio list William's wife as Keziah. This has been interpreted to mean William had a second wife. However, further investigation produces even later deeds, in which his wife is again listed as Charlotte. The most likely explanation is that Charlotte's middle name (or nickname) was Keziah.

SOURCES:

!BIRTH-DEATH: Revolutionary War Pension Record for William Hendrickson; National Archives, Washington, DC

!MARRIAGE: Frederick Sheely Weiser, ed. & trans., Records of Marriages and Burials in the Monocacy Church in Frederick Co., MD and in the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in the City of Frederick, MD; 1743-1811; The National Genealogical Society, Special Publication No. 38, 1972

!LOCATION: Revolutionary War Pension Record for William Hendrickson; National Archives, Washington, DC.; and Deed Book A; Allegany Co., MD; FHL 3,341; pt 5.

!CHILDREN: Research notes and records from Wilma Jefferies, Canyonville, OR; Birth order may not be accurate!