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An American Family History

The Hendrix Family of Carter County, Tennessee

 

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Washington County, Tennessee,was established in 1777 as Washington County, North Carolina. From 1784 to 1788,it was part of the State of Franklin.

John Hendrix (1756-1846) was the son of Nathan Hendrix and Ruth Dungan. He was a soldier in the American Revolution.

He married Hannah Kelly (1759-1851 was the daughter of Benjamin Kelly.

They married in Virginia and then moved to Washington County, Tennessee.

Hendrick, John Sr. 10 Apr 1797 30 acres Pre-emption Warrant No. 1980 dated 20 Dec 1781 north side of the North Fork of the Holston River, Clinch Mountain
adj: land he now lives on
Assistant Washington County Surveyor: Henry Holt

Their children included:

Nathan Hendrix (1782),
Ruth Hendrix (1783),
Mary (Mollie) Hendrix (1785, married George Washington Emmert),
Elizabeth Hendrix (1788, married Jacob Kuhn),
Solomon Hendrix (1790, married Susannah Hart),
Sarah Hendrix (1791),
John Hendrix (1793, married Nancy Colbaugh),
Katurah Hendrix (1796, married Tobias Hendrix),
William Hendrix (1799, married Catherine Hart),
Anna Hendrix (1802, married Samuel Smalling),
Delcena Hendrix (1804, married Isaac Crouch).

At the Carter County, May court in 1805 an indenture was recorded. William Frazier by John Frazier to Nathan Hendrix to learn the art and mystery of agriculture until William shall arrive to the age 21. It was proven by John Worley, a subscribing witness.

In 1835 Solomon was a listed as pensioner who had served during the American Revolution. He had been a private on the Virginia line and was paid $240 and $80 year. In 1832 he was age 79.

East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
 
hart property
Turkeytown in Carter County, Tennessee
from The Hendrix Family of Carter County, Tennessee by Violet Hendrix

 
 

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Carter County, Tennessee was organized from Washington County on April 9, 1796. Elizabethton is the county seat.

from Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin

Joseph L. Hendrix, a farmer and stock raiser, and native of Grant County, Ky., was born May 19, 1845.

His father, William Hendrix, a native of Carter County, Tenn., and a farmer, represented Grant County in the Legislature in 1844-45, and was one of the signers of the State Constitution of 1849; was also magistrate for many years. He settled in Grant County in 1833 on a farm near Elliston Station, where he lived until his death, which occurred in 1875.

He married Catherine Heart, of Carter County, Tenn., daughter of Leonard and Mallie (Goodman) Heart, who bore him four sons and five daughters, the subject of this sketch being the youngest son.

John Hendrix, grandfather of Joseph L., was a native of Virginia, and settled in Carter County, Tenn., where he died.

Joseph L. Hendrix has always followed farming, and owns a farm of 400 acres, of which 300 lie in Grant County, well cultivated and well stocked. In 1870 he married Gilla Rosell, of Gallatin County, daughter of Joseph F. and Liza (Brock) Rosell. She died in 1873, and in 1883 Mr. Hendrix married Nannie Rogers, of Grant County, daughter of Samuel and Lucinda Rogers. Mr. Hendrix is a Democrat. His wife is a member of the Christian Church.

 
 

 


 

 

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