Isaac Hedrick (1835-1869) & Minerva Mathes (1844-1868)

Isaac Hedrick & Minerva Mathes are my 3X great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Sigle Hedrick.

Isaac Hedrick was born in about 1835 in Tennessee. I think Isaac’s parents are Jonathan Hedrick and Elizabeth Travilian. I wrote about it here.

Minerva Mathes was born in about 1844. She was a daughter of David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen. Read about them here.

On the 1850 US Census, Isaac was 15 and lived with the family of Jesse and Mary Swope in Pettis County, Missouri. Mary was likely Isaac’s aunt, and she was the daughter of Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick and Sarah.

I can’t find Minerva on the 1850 US Census.

Isaac & Minerva married on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. He was about 23 and she was about 14.

On the 1860 US Census, Isaac and Minerva lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri. Isaac was 25 and Minerva was 16. Minerva’s mother and sister lived close, along with many of her brothers, and their last name had changed to Mathews.

Isaac and Minerva had 2 sons.

Cousin Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas says “In 1868 Isaac, Minerva and their two sons were living in Galena, Stone County, Missouri.  Family tradition is that both were teaching school.  An influenza outbreak in December of that year took the life of Minerva.  Isaac died about a month later in the same epidemic early in 1869.  Both were buried in the Railey Creek Cemetery near Galena.  The two young sons were raised by Minerva’s brother and their uncle, Wylie Green Mathis.”

Isaac was about 34 and Minerva was about 25. You can see Isaac’s Find A Grave memorial here and Minerva’s here.

The children of Isaac Hedrick & Minerva Mathes:

Jacob Wiley Hedrick – Jacob was born in 1860 in Missouri. He married Martha Keithley in about 1878 in Taney County or Stone County, Missouri. They had 7 children. He died December 7, 1937 in Kenwood, Delaware County, Oklahoma. He was 75. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sigel Francis Hedrick – My 2x great grandfather Sigel was born on December 11, 1862 in Missouri. Sigel married Mary Baker on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 9 children. Sigel died on March 15, 1950 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. He was 87. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

John Green (1796-183x) & Talitha Cumi Adams (1792-186x)

John Green & Talitha Cumi Adams are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather Caleb Green.

It’s very hard to untangle the Greens. Here’s my attempt. I would appreciate feedback from other researchers.

John Green was born about 1796, probably in Ontario, New York. He was the son of John Green & Anna Fritz. There is an unrecorded deed for Hardin County, Kentucky listing three heirs of John Green Sr. as Lumi Green (wife of deceased son John Green), Minerva Green Burba, and Pertheny Green Jenkins.

A story about John Sr. is posted on Ancestry.com and here it is with my edits for readability: John Green and Nicholas Burbee came to Ontario County, New York from New Hampshire together in about 1794. John bought land in the Honeoye Lake region of Ontario County. In 1794, John became the owner of the farm of John G. Briggs, Esq., situated near the head of Honeoye Lake. He had a copper still in connection with farm work, and added mite to the many engaged with supplying the people with strong drink. Green was a Colonel in the War of 1812. While he was on business to Canada previous to the declaration of war, he was arrested by the British. They questioned him about the strength of the American army and any preparations for war. He would not tell them anything, so they resorted to partial hanging in hopes of getting the information. They apparently ran him up the rope a number of times and still he would not give them the information they requested. The last time they hanged him he lost consciousness. They brought him back down and when he came to they asked him again for information. The nearly exhausted man answered, “No by the Lord I won’t!” No effort could change his mind, and he was imprisoned. He escaped, and returned to the States. Due to this experience, he joined the army, served efficiently, and was commissioned colonel. A sawmill was built by John Green in Briggs Gully and was the first structure of the kind in the town south of Mill Creek.

On the 1800 US Census, John Sr. was head of a household in Pitts, Ontario, New York. It was a household of 4: 2 males under age 10; 1 male aged 26-44; 1 female aged 26-44.

On the 1810 US Census, John Sr. was head of a household in Honeoye, Ontario, New York. It was a household of 7: 1 male aged 10-15; 1 male aged 16-25; 1 male aged 45 and over; 2 females under age 10; 1 female aged 16-25; 1 female aged 26-44.

John Sr. moved the family to Kentucky in about 1818. They were one of many families who moved from New York to Kentucky around that time. They traded their land with Gideon Granger, a government surveyor and former Postmaster General. Granger bought poor farmland in western Kentucky and sold it to families in Ontario County, New York, claiming it was good farmland.  See “New York Migration” here.

John Sr. appears on the Tax Rolls in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1819.

Talitha Cumi Adams was born in about 1795 in New York. I believe her last name was Adams because her first son’s middle name was Adams. There were 31 Adams households in Ontario County, New York  in 1810. Three lived in the same town (Honeoye) as her future husband John. They were Alden, Isaac and James. Alden and James had daughters in Talitha’s age bracket (Isaac had younger daughters.) Alden’s will lists his children, and doesn’t list Talitha. So I think it’s possible that James A. Adams was Talitha’s father, and he appears to have been widowed by 1810. It’s also possible that her last name is not Adams.

The unusual name Talitha Cumi, according to several sources online, comes from the Biblical story in the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus Christ was said to have resurrected a dead child with the words “Talitha cumi!”

John and Talitha probably married in New York around 1818, just prior to the move to Kentucky.

On the 1820 US Census, they were living with John’s parents. John Green Sr. was head of household of 5 in Little York, Hardin, Kentucky: 1 male aged 16-18; 1 male aged 26-44 (John was 24); 1 male aged 44 and over (John Sr.); 1 female aged 10-14 (John Sr. & Anna’s daughter Pertheny); 1 female aged 45 and over (Anna). John Sr’s son-in-law William Foster and daughter Minerva lived nearby. (She would be widowed and marry Peter Burba before the next census.)

On the 1830 US Census, they were living with John’s parents. John Green Sr. was head of a household of 11 in Hardin County, Kentucky: 1 male under age 5; 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 30-39 (John was 34); 1 male aged 60-69 (John Sr.); 2 females under age 5; 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 30-39 (Talitha was 35); 1 female aged 60-69 (Anna); 1 male slave aged 36-54; 1 female slave aged 10-23. John Sr.’s son-in-laws (Peter Burba and Benjamin Jenkins) and daughters appear next on the census.

During the 1830s, John died along with his parents John Sr. & Anna.

On the 1840 US Census, Talitha was head of a household of 10 in Hardin County, Kentucky. The household included: 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 15-19; 1 female aged 40-49 (Talitha was 48); 1 female slave aged 10-23; 1 female slave aged 55-99.

In 1843, Talitha married Benjamin Sly on November 2 in Hardin County, Kentucky.

On the 1850 US Census, Talitha, age 58, and Benjamin, age 69, lived in Harrison, Indiana. Benjamin is thought to have died the next year.

On the 1860 US Census, Talitha was 65 and lived in Scott, Harrison, Indiana with daughter Harriet, her husband Burton Breedon, and their children.

The children of John Green & Talitha Cumi Adams:

This is a very incomplete list. Many Greens were married in Harrison County, Indiana from 1844-1860, and I attempted to follow each of them. Some I couldn’t find record of past their marriage.  Many listed their birth location as Indiana on later Census, which could of course be incorrect, but I haven’t included them. Many I linked to other parents – Elizabeth who married Hamilton Rainbolt in 1853; Charles who married Elizabeth Trobaugh in 1854; Lucy who married Eli Roberts in 1854; Priscilla who married Elbert Lamon in 1854; George who married Elizabeth Hoagland in 1855; Eliza who married Lewis Cotner.

John Adams Green – John was born in about 1820 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He married Olive Smith on July 15, 1841 in Hardin County, Kentucky. They had 5 children. The last record I have of them is the 1870 US Census when the family lived in Columbia, Gibson, Indiana.

Harriet Green –  Harriet was born in about 1825 in Hardin County, Kentucky. She married Burton Breeden on September 10, 1844 in Indiana. They had 5 children, the last one born in 1862. Harriet died shortly after.

Sarah Green – Sarah was born on April 1, 1827 in Hardin County, Kentucky. She married Uriah Breeden on June 13, 1845 in Harrison County, Indiana. They had 4 children, the last one born in 1856. Sarah died January 15, 1857 in Harrison County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Caleb Green – My 3x great grandfather Caleb was born February 1, 1832. He married Sarah Green on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. Caleb died on January 19, 1892. He was 59. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Caleb Green (1832-1892) & Sarah Jane Green (1835-1913)

Caleb Green and Sarah Jane Green are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Elizabeth Anna Green.

Caleb Green was born February 1, 1832. He is the son of John Green and Talitha Cumi Adams.

Sarah Jane Green was born April 16, 1835. Many people list Sarah Jane’s last name as Sly. I can’t find any record of that. Her marriage record indicates that her last name was Green and that her mother Leah Green gave consent. I can’t find a Leah Sly in the area, but I do find a Leah Green. Leah would have been 46 when Sarah was born, so she could be her mother. On the 1840 US Census for the family of John Green and Leah Dunn, there are no girls under age 10, so perhaps they were actually her grandparents. I am going to consider them to be her parents for now. Sarah’s maiden and married last names were both Green. And, both her and Caleb’s fathers were John Green. But definitely different John Greens.

On the 1850 US Census, there was a 16 year old Sarah Green who lived with merchant Ephraim Griffith in Harrison County, Indiana. Emphraim’s wife was Mary Rusk, and there is a young man with the last name of Rusk living in the home too. I wonder if Sarah Green is a niece of this couple – Ephraim’s sister could have married a son of John and Leah Green, and died prior to 1850. It’s just a theory. This Sarah was 15 and living 100 miles away from John and Leah Green.

I can’t find Caleb on the 1850 US Census, but Caleb’s suspected mother Talitha Cunie, now married to Benjamin Sly, was in Harrison County, Indiana.

Caleb and Sarah married on December 13, 1853 in Harrison County, Indiana. Caleb was 21 and Sarah was 18. In 1854 they had a daughter and named her Talitha Leah, after both of their mothers.

On the 1860 US Census, Caleb was 28 and Sarah was 25. They were farming in Scott, Harrison County, Indiana. They had 3 children: Leah, age 5; Mary, age 4; Elizabeth, age 2.

From 1862 – 1865,  Caleb fought in the Civil War with Company D, 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment.

On the 1870 US Census, Caleb was 38 and Sarah was 35. They were farming in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 8 children in the home: Talitha, age 16; Mary, age 14; Elizabeth, age 12; Harriet, age 10; William, age 8; Jane, age 5; Martha, age 3; James, an infant.

On the 1880 US Census, Caleb was 48 and Sarah was 46. Caleb was a farmer and preacher, and the family lived in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana. They had 5 children at home: William, age 18; Irena, age 14; Martha, age 10; John, age 8; Fanny, age 4.

Caleb died on January 19, 1892. He was 59. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1900 US Census, Sarah was 65 and widowed. She lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with her widowed daughter Fannie Richey, Fannie’s son Walter, and another grandson, Floyd Julian. Sarah reported having had 11 children, with 7 of them living.

On the 1910 US Census, Sarah was 75 and lived in Greer, Warrick County, Indiana with son John W. Green, and his wife and children.

Sarah died on June 27, 1913 in Oakland City, Indiana. She was 78. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Caleb Green & Sarah Jane Green:

Talitha Leah Green – Talitha was born December 26, 1854 in Harrison County, Indiana. She married Josiah McGregor on February 25, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 10 children. Talitha died on December 8, 1932 in Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. She was 77. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary R. Green – Mary was born about 1856 in Indiana. She married Benjamin Franklin McCord on March 30, 1897 in Pike County, Indiana. He was widowed and had 2 children. Mary and Benjamin divorced, and married each other again on December 17, 1909. Both indicated their previous marriages had ended in divorce in April 1909.  On the 1910 US Census, Mary and Benjamin lived in Patoka, Pike County, Indiana with Benjamin’s son from his first marriage. They reported they had both been married twice, and had been married 13 years, and Mary had 1 child (unknown). Benjamin died in January of 1912. Mary married Oliver Ambrose Kelsey on December 21, 1912 in Pike County, Indiana. Their marriage record indicates that Oliver was widowed and that Mary had been married twice, once divorced and once widowed. She died in 1941. She was 84 or 85. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Anna Green – My 2x great grandmother Elizabeth was born June of 1859 in Indiana. She married Marcus McDonald Richardson on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 4 children. Elizabeth died October 25, 1939 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 80. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

Harriet P. Green – Harriet was born in 1860 in Indiana. She married James R. Wilkerson on February 10, 1880 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 3 children. She died in 1904 in South Dakota. She was 43 or 44. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William E. Green – William was born in about 1862 in Indiana. He married Pauline J. Faries on January 30, 1884 in Indiana. That is the last record I have of him.

Arena Jane Green – Arena was born July 9, 1865. She married James Jackson Julian on March 27, 1887 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 2 children, one who had already died, and Arena may have died in childbirth. She died June 20, 1897. She was 31. Her only living child, Floyd, lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Green – Martha was born about 1867 in Indiana. I have no record of her past the 1880 US Census.

James Green – James was born in about April 1870, according to the 1870 US Census, which is the only record I have of him.

John Green – John was born September 30, 1872 in Indiana. He married Laurinda Mason on June 6, 1896 in Indiana. They had 4 children. He died October 3, 1937. He was 65. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Fannie Mae Green – Fannie was born on July 7, 1876 in Indiana. She married James Butler Richie on August 7, 1894 and they had a son named Walter. She was widowed in 1898 and lived with her parents on the 1900 US Census. On October 3, 1908 she married George Riley McMurty in Gibson County, Indiana. Both had been widowed. They had 2 children. Fannie died on June 8, 1946 in Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana. She was 60. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Richardson (1821-1879) and Johanna May (1821-?)

George Wesley Richardson & Johanna May are my 3x great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandfather Marcus McDonald Richardson.

George Wesley Richardson was born January 31, 1821 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Potential fathers for George are John or Joseph Richardson, both heads of households in Randolph, North Carolina on the 1830 US Census.

Johanna May was born about 1821 in North Carolina. A potential father for Johanna is David May, head of a household in Guilford, North Carolina on the 1830 US Census.

George and Johanna married October 11, 1838 in Davie County, North Carolina.

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Washington, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 30 and Johanna was 29. The had 6 children: David, age 10; Rachel, age 8; William, age 5; Emily, age 3; Abison, age 1; George, an infant.

On the 1860 US Census, the family lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 40 and Johanna was 39. There were 9 children at home: David, age 21; William, age 16; Emily, age 13; George, age 11; Marcus, age 9; Nancy, age 7; Mary, age 5; John, age 4; Thomas, age 2.

George served in the Civil War for the Union, as a Private in Company A, 58th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry.

In 1865, George was listed on an IRS Tax Assessment List. He lived in Columbus and his occupation was Sawyer, someone who runs a saw mill. He paid $6.67.

On the 1870 US Census the family remained in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. George was 49 and Johanna was 48. There were 6 children at home: George, age 20; Marcus, age 18; Isabel, age 16; Mary, age 14; John, age 12; Thomas, age 11.

George died on November 23, 1879 in Gibson County, Indiana. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1880 US Census, Johanna was 59 and widowed. She still lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. Sons John, age 23, and Thomas, age 22, lived in the home. Next door was son Wesley and his wife.

On the 1890 Veterans Schedule for Jackson, Dallas County, Missouri, Johanna is listed as widow of George W. Richardson. It is unknown when she died.

Children of George Wesley Richardson & Johanna May:

David Lawrence Richardson – David was born about 1839 in North Carolina. He married Missouri A. Dill on July 4, 1859 in Indiana. He served in the Civil War with Company F of Indiana 33rd Infantry Regiment. David and Missouri had a daughter, and Missouri died shortly after. David married Margaret Ellen OHaver on November 30, 1863. On the 1870 US Census, the daughter was living with her maternal grandparents in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. I can’t find David and Margaret in 1870. David died between 1879 when their youngest child was born & the 1880 US Census. In 1880 Margaret was a widow with 6 children in Washington, Gibson County, Indiana. She would soon marry David’s brother John.

Rachel Richardson – Rachel was born about 1842 in Tennessee according to the 1850 US Census, the only record I have of her.

William Wesley Richardson – William was born May 2, 1844 in Indiana. He married Jane Lance on September 27, 1866 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 1 child. He was a farmer, and then an insurance agent. He died October 6, 1903 in Oakland City, Gibson County, Indiana.

Emily Richardson – Emily was born 1847 in Indiana. She married Isaac Shewmaker on March 6, 1865 in Indiana. They had 11 children. She died December 9, 1913. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abison Richardson – Abison was born 1849 in Indiana, according to the 1850 US Census, which is the only record I have of him.

George Washington Richardson – George was born January 25, 1851 in Indiana. He married Sarah Greene on February 1, 1872 in Dubois County, Indiana. They had 2 children. He married Mary Rice on August 29, 1885 in Phelps County, Missouri. They had 5 children. He died August 27, 1922 in Madison County, Illinois. He was 71.

Marcus McDonald Richardson – My 2x great grandfather Marcus was born August 12, 1851 in Pike County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Ann Greene on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. They had 4 children. Marcus died October 27, 1941 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 90. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here. Read more about him here.

Nancy A. Isabell Richardson – Nancy was born about 1853 in Indiana. My only records of her are the 1860 & 1870 US Census.

Mary A. Richardson – Mary was born about 1856 in Indiana. My only records of her are the 1860 & 1870 US Census.

John C. Richardson – John was born about 1856 in Indiana. On March 1, 1884, he married Margaret Ellen OHaver Richardson in Phelps County, Missouri. Margaret had been married to his brother David and had 6 children. She and John had a daughter. Margaret died in 1918 in Ridgely, Lake County, Tennessee, and her death certificate indicates that she was married, but I do not know when John died. Margaret’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas P. Richardson – Thomas was born May 6, 1858. He married Catherine J. Williams on August 5, 1880 in Gibson County, Indiana. They had 8 children. He died on August 2, 1921. He was 63. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Union F. Richardson – Union was born April 23, 1861 and died June 1, 1861. He was 1 month and 8 days old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Christina M. Richardson – Christina was born May 9, 1863 and she died 9 days later. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Who are the Parents of Isaac Hedrick (1835-1868)?

The brick wall on my Hedrick line is Isaac Hedrick, married to Minerva Mathis, the parents of my 2X Great Grandfather Sigel Hedrick.

I received a comment on my blog from a Hedrick cousin mentioning the mystery of Isaac’s parents. I decided to take a look at the information I have.

Isaac is found on the 1850 US Census at age 12 living with Jesse & Mary Swope and their children in District 68, Pettis County, Missouri. (He is listed with a middle initial, either “J” or “T.”) There’s a marriage record for Isaac & Minerva in Stone County, Missouri. They were married on August 12, 1858. By the 1860 US Census, Isaac and Minerva lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri. Finally, there’s a Find A Grave memorial for Isaac.

I think the key piece to the puzzle is the 1850 US Census: Who are Jesse & Mary Swope? I decided to set up a family tree for them on Ancestry.com, and see where it leads.

The first thing I discovered was Mary Swope’s Find A Grave memorial. From that I learned that Mary was a Hedrick, and that her parents were Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick & Sarah. Perhaps Mary was Isaac’s Aunt, making her parents Isaac’s paternal Grandparents. Mary’s memorial had a link to her father’s and mother’s memorials, and the memorials had a list their children. I added those children to the family tree and started researching to determine which of the 6 sons could have fathered Isaac Hedrick. (None of the daughters married a Hedrick, so I didn’t need to research Rebecca, Mary, Orpha, Sarah, and Elizabeth.)

I’m lacking reliable sources, but here’s what I found on Jacob, Joseph, Jonathan, Isaac, William and Samuel.

Jacob‘s Find A Grave memorial says he died between 1876 & 1880 in Howard County, Missouri. I don’t have any other information on Jacob. It’s unlikely but not impossible that he fathered Isaac.

Joseph was living in Holt County, Missouri on the 1850 US Census, with his wife Sarah Wilds Hedrick and many children. He died in 1859 in Nodaway County, Missouri. Again, unlikely but not impossible that he fathered Isaac. His Find A Grave memorial doesn’t list an Isaac.

Jonathan married Elizabeth Travillian on December 23, 1824 in Cooper County, Missouri. They seem the most likely parents of our Isaac Hedrick. Jonathan’s Find A Grave memorial says that he died prior to 1857, because Jonathan’s brother Samuel died in 1857 and had been serving as guardian for Jonathan and Elizabeth’s son Jonathan. (So it’s likely Jonathan and Elizabeth both died) I can’t find anything to connect children to this couple, but some family trees list them as having 3 daughters and 2 sons – Jonathan and Isaac.

Isaac, perhaps the namesake of our Isaac, was adventurous, and took his family to Oregon Territory where he is found on the 1850 US Census. He had a son named Isaac who was born 5 years before our Isaac, so he isn’t the father of our Isaac. The son is listed as “dying young” on his father’s Find A Grave memorial.

William is said to have died about 1844 according to his Find A Grave memorial. He married his (second) wife Elizabeth Bearden  in 1834, and she remarried after his death. Sometimes a second husband didn’t want to raise the children from the first marriage, so they lived with relatives. William and Elizabeth could have parented Isaac, but it seems unlikely.

The youngest brother, Samuel, was living with his mother on the 1850 US Census, in District 68, Pettis County, close to the Swope family including our Isaac Hedrick. Samuel never married, and he died in 1857. As mentioned above, it is thought that he was the guardian of his nephew Jonathan, son of his brother Jonathan.

It’s possible that Isaac is the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth, and that his parents died young. By 1850 two of their daughters had married and one is unaccounted for until the 1860 US Census. Their son Jonathan is thought to have been under the guardianship of his uncle Samuel, though he isn’t listed on the 1850 US Census as living with him. That leaves their son Isaac, who was living with Aunt Mary Hedrick Swope.

What I have is a whole lot of guessing and not much documentation. But it’s a start. Who are the parents of Isaac Hedrick (1835-1868)? If you have information, I’d love to hear from you.

Sigel Francis Hedrick (1862-1950) and Mary Baker (1864-1948)

UPDATED JULY 2017

Sigel Francis Hedrick and Mary Baker are my 2x great grandparents, the parents of my great grandfather James Wesley Hedrick.

HEDRICK Sigel BAKER Mary and all their kidsSigel & Mary Hedrick and all of their children. My grandmother Euvella, daughter of their son James Wesley, gave me all photos I’ve included here.

 

 

 

Sigel Francis Hedrick was born on December 11, 1862 in Missouri and was the son of Isaac Hedrick and Minerva Mathis. Read about them here.

Mary Baker was born October 9, 1864 and was the daughter of William Baker and Sarah Elizabeth Davis. Read about them here.

On 1870 US Census, Sigel was listed as Sigle Mathis. He lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with his uncle Greene Mathis after the death of his parents in 1868. He was 7 and his brother Joseph was 9. Brother Jacob isn’t found on the census.

On the 1870 US Census, Mary was 6 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with her parents and siblings.

On the 1880 US Census, Sigel isn’t found, but Mary was 16 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with her parents and siblings.

Sigel and Mary were married on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. Sigel was 18 and Mary was 17.

On the 1900 US Census, Sigel was recorded as 34 and Mary was recorded as 33 but those ages are at least 2 years off. They were farming in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. They had been married 19 years and had 7 children, all at home: Minnie was 18, William was 16, James was 12, Berton was 11, Franklin was 8, Fred was 6, and Vernie was 2.

On the 1910 US Census, Sigel was 47 and Mary was 45 and they had 9 children, with 8 of them living at home. They were still farming in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. I found it amusing that under the “years married” column, for Sigel it says 28 and for Mary is says 26. Hmmm. Daughter Minnie was 27 and was widowed. James was 22, Bert was 20, Frank was 18, Fred was 16, Vernie was 13, McKinley was 10, and Albert was 6.

On the 1920 US Census, they were farming in Flat Creek, Stone County, Missouri. Sigel was 56 and Mary was 54. Living at home was Minnie, age 36 and widowed; Vernie, age 20; and Elbert, age 15. Also listed is “partner” Fred Loomis, age 42, single and working on the farm. (Fred and Minnie married, and Fred died in 1924.)

On the 1930 US Census, they were farming again in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Sigel was 66 and Mary was 65. Living at home was daughter Minnie Loomis, age 46 and widowed a second time; and daughter Vernie, age 31.

On the 1940 US Census, Sigel was 78 and Mary was 76. They lived alone in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Son Elbert lived next door.

Mary died on August 30, 1948 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Sigel died on March 15, 1950 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. He was 87. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sigel and his sons, around 1949. His wife and two daughters had died. The sons from left to right, I was told, are Elbert, McKinley, Frederick, Franklin, Berton, James and William.

The children of Sigel Hedrick & Mary Baker:

Minnie Hedrick Perkins Loomis, Vernie Hedrick, and my great grandparents Versa Grace Richardson Hedrick and James Wesley Hedrick.

Minnie Hedrick – Minnie was born July 7, 1882 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Jessie Perkins on May 31, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. He died on December 7, 1901. She married Morgan Frederick Loomis after 1920 and he died on January 27, 1924. Minnie died on October 2, 1933. She was 51. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Hedrick – William was born April 30, 1884 in Missouri. He married Nora Francis Rich on September 15, 1904 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children, and farmed in Stone County. William died on June 11, 1957. He was 73. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

James Wesley Hedrick, his father Sigel Francis Hedrick, James’ son-in-law James Madison Mills, and James’ mother Mary Baker holding Jimmy Mills Jr.

James Wesley Hedrick – My great grandfather Jim was born October 7, 1887 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. On October 26, 1913, Jim married Versa Richardson in Stone County, Missouri. They had 5 children. Jim on July 24, 1953. He was 65. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here. Read more about him here.

Berton Hedrick – Berton was born February 7, 1889 in Missouri. He married Lillie Carr on March 5, 1911 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 3 children. In 1920 he was married and farming in Stone County, Missouri. By 1930 he was widowed and living in Porterville, California, doing odd jobs. By 1940 he was in Santa Clara, California working as a laborer. His World War II Draft Registration Card indicates he was 5’6″, 127 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a ruddy complexion. He moved to Sacramento and owned restaurants. He died on November 30, 1974 in Sacramento. He was 85. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Franklin T. Hedrick – Franklin was born July 15, 1893 in Missouri.  His World War I Draft Registration Card indicates he was of medium height and slender build, with brown hair and brown eyes. He married Bertha Wair in Reeds Spring, Missouri on April 12, 1914. They farmed in South Galloway and Ruth, Missouri. They had 9 children, and divorced before 1940. I can’t find Franklin in 1940 but Bertha was living with her children close to Frankin’s parents and some of his siblings. Franklin died June 27, 1964 in El Dorado, California. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Frederick Samuel Hedrick – Frederick was born March 20, 1894 in Missouri. His World War I Draft Registration Card indicated he was of medium height and slender build with grey eyes and brown hair. He married Mary Jane Hopper on April 27, 1913 in Reeds Spring, Missouri. They farmed in Flat Creek, Missouri and had 12 kids. (On the 1930 US Census, my grandfather William Henry Hopper, age 19, lived with them. Mary Jane Hopper was his aunt, and he would eventually marry Euvella Hedrick, Frederick’s niece.) He died November 4, 1980. He was 86. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Vernie Hedrick & Minnie Hedrick Perkins Loomis.

Vernie Hedrick – Vernie was born October 3, 1897 in Missouri. She never married and had no children. She died on October 10, 1931 of typhoid fever. She had been sick for 7 days, and was 7 days past her 34th birthday. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

McKinley Hedrick – McKinley was born November 6, 1900 in Missouri. He served in the Navy in World War I. On the 1920 US Census he was a patient at a naval hospital in California, and working as a seaman apprentice. He married Emma Catherine Hardin on November 25, 1921 and in 1930 they were farming in Flat Creek, Stone County, Missouri. On the 1940 US Census they were farming in Fresno, California. McKinley and Emma had 8 children. He died July 30, 1992 when he was 91. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elbert Charles Hedrick – Elbert was born May 16, 1903 in Missouri. He married Tressie Dell Sharp in 1921 and they had 10 children. They farmed in Ruth, Missouri. He died September 20, 1991. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Marcus McDonald Richardson (1851-1941) & Elizabeth Anna Green (1859-1939)

UPDATED JULY 2017

Marcus McDonald Richardson and Elizabeth Anna Green are my 2x great grandparents, the parents of my great grandmother Versa Grace Richardson.

RICHARDSON Marcus McDonald GREENE Elizabeth Anna RICHARDSON Vera HEDRICK Deward HEDRICK Rena HEDRICK Euvella HEDRICK Elizabeth black and whiteMarcus & Elizabeth Richardson with daughter Versa Richardson Hedrick, and her children Rena, Deward, Euvella and Elizabeth. I got this photo from my grandmother Euvella.

 

 

Marcus McDonald Richardson was born August 12, 1851 in Pike County, Indiana. He was the son of George Wesley Richardson and Johanna May. George served in the Civil War. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here.

Elizabeth Anna Green was born June of 1859 in Indiana. She was the daughter of Caleb Green and Sarah Jane Green. Caleb served in the Civil War. You can see Caleb’s Find A Grave memorial here and Sarah’s here.

On the 1860 US Census, Marcus was 9 and lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with his parents (farmers) and 8 siblings. Elizabeth was 2 and lived in Scott, Harrison County, Indiana with her parents (farmers) and 2 siblings.

On the 1870 US Census, Marcus was 18 and lived in Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana with his parents (farmers) and 5 siblings. Elizabeth was 12 and lived in Monroe, Pike County, Indiana with her parents (farmers) and 7 siblings.

Marcus and Elizabeth married on March 11, 1875 in Pike County, Indiana. Marcus was 23 and Elizabeth was 15.

On the 1880 US Census, Marcus and Elizabeth were farming in Ninevah, Johnson County, Indiana. Both were marked as being 21 years old, but Marcus was 29. They had no children.

On the 1900 US Census, Marcus was 49 and Elizabeth was 41. They had been married 25 years, and had 6 children, all living. They lived in Finley, Christian County, Missouri. Marcus worked in the mines. Daughter Dolly, age 16, was born in Illinois, so maybe the family lived there between Indiana and Missouri. Their other children were born in Missouri: Sylvanus was 14, Letha was 9, and Gracie (Versa) was 2. Boarding with the family was Lizzie Wells, age 14, who worked as a typesetter.

On the 1910 US Census, the family lived in Little Chaney, Chautauqua County, Kansas. Marcus was 58 and Elizabeth was 52 and they were farmers. Versa was 12. Letha was 19, had been married 1 year (no husband listed) and had a 6 month old son. Dolly was 26 and had been married to A. C. Dozer, age 34, for 8 years. They had 3 children.

On the 1920 US Census, the family lived in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Marcus was 68 and a teacher of public school. Elizabeth was 62. Grandson Norval Camp, age 10, lived with them.

On the 1930 US Census, the couple farmed in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Marcus was 78 and Elizabeth was 71.

I don’t know where I got this photo, but it is labeled Elizabeth Richardson. It may be from my grandmother Euvella, but it’s also possible that it isn’t our Elizabeth Green Richardson.

Elizabeth died October 25, 1939 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 80. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

On the 1940 US Census, Marcus lived in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 88 and boarded with Vergie Delong and her family.

Marcus died October 27, 1941 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 90. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here.

The children of Marcus Richardson & Elizabeth Anna Green:

Dolly Richardson – Dollie was born August 13, 1880 in Illinois. She married Albert Charles Dozer and they had 3 children. She died October 23, 1912 at age 32. Her Find A Grave memorial here. (Her cause of death was new to me – pellagra. It is a deficiency disease caused by a lack of nicotinic acid or its precursor tryptophan in the diet. It is characterized by dermatitis, diarrhea, and mental disturbance, and is often linked to overdependence on corn as a staple food.)

Van Richardson and his daugther Anitra. I got this photo from my grandmother Euvella, daughter of Versa.

Sylvanus “Van” Richardson – Van was born October 4, 1885 in Walnut Shade, Taney County, Missouri. His World War I Draft Registration Card indicates he was tall and slender with brown hair and brown eyes. He married Mabel Ridge in 1918 and they had one daughter who died at age 20. By 1920 they were living in Colorado. Van was a merchant in a pool room (1920), manager of a pool hall (1930) and manager of a liquor store (1940). Van died in August of 1974 in Colorado. He was 88. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here.

Letha Joan Richardson – Letha was born September 20, 1890. She married S. A. Camp on January 21, 1909 in Springfield, Missouri. They had one son. She married John S. Miller on August 19, 1918 in Joplin, Missouri. She married John F. Urueta prior to 1930 and they lived in California. John worked at a creamery (1930) and as a pipe layer/machinist at a construction company (1940). She died December 14, 1990 at age 100 in Los Angeles. You can see her Find A Grave memorial here.

Versa Grace Richardson – My great grandmother Versa was born August 12, 1897 in Missouri. On October 26, 1913, Versa married James Wesley Hedrick in Stone County, Missouri. They had 5 children. Versa died December 22, 1928 in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. She was 31. You can read more about her here.