Jonathan Hedrick (1798-?) & Elizabeth Travilian (1800-?)

I suspect that Jonathan Hedrick & Elizabeth Travilian are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather Isaac Hedrick. I explain my thoughts here. My cousin Larry Hedrick took my research and expanded it greatly. Read his account here.

Jonathan Hedrick was born in about 1798 in Garrard County, Kentucky. He was the son of Johann Jost “Joseph” Hedrick & Sarah (last name perhaps Tipton.) His siblings include:  Jacob Headrick (1783-?), Rebecca Hedrick Pulliam (1791-1871), Mary Hedrick Swope (1792-1870), Joseph Headrick (1796-1858), Isaac Headrick (1800-1882), William Hedrick (1802-?), Orpha Hedrick Head (1804-?), Sarah Headrick Brockman (1805-1873), Elizabeth Hedrick Smith (1806-?), Samuel Hedrick (1812-1857).

Elizabeth Travilian was born about 1800. I do not know who her parents were. Only one family of Travilians (or anything close to that) were on the 1800 US Census, and they were in South Carolina. On the 1810 US Census there was 1 family in North Carolina and 7 in Virginia. On the 1820 US Census was 1 family in New York, 9 in Virginia, 1 in Tennessee and 1 in Mississippi. By 1830, there were still no Travilians in the midwest. Elizabeth’s marriage record is the first record of a Travilian I can find in Missouri, and there isn’t another one for 18 years.

Jonathan and Elizabeth married on December 23, 1824 in Cooper County, Missouri. The marriage record indicates that bride and groom were both residents of Cooper County.

On the 1830 US Census. Jonathan Hedrick was head of a household of 5 in Howard County, Missouri: 3 males under age 5; 1 male aged 30-39; 1 female aged 30-39.

Jonathan died sometime after 1836 based on the ages of his children.

On the 1840 US Census, Elizabeth was widowed. She was head of a household of 10 in Moniteau, Cole, Missouri: 3 males under age 5; 1 male aged 5-9; 2 males aged 10-14; 1 female under age 5; 2 females aged 5-9; 1 female aged 30-39.

Elizabeth died prior to 1850. Jonathan’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Jonathan Hedrick & Elizabeth Travilian:

Mary Elizabeth Hedrick – I have no information on Mary, but it is said that she was born about 1828 in Howard County, Missouri.

Sarah Ann Hedrick – Sarah was born November 2, 1830 in Howard County, Missouri. She married Henry Jobe on June 17, 1849 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had 6 children. She died February 18, 1867 in Moniteau County, Missouri. She was 36. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lamanda Jane Hedrick – Lamanda was born February 12, 1832 in Howard County, Missouri. She married William Yates on September 20, 1856 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had a daughter, and William died during the Civil War. Lamanda married John Steven Jobe on June 11, 1865 in Moniteau County, Missouri. They had at least 5 children. Lamanda died on April 9, 1886 in Miller County, Missouri. She was 54. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Isaac Hedrick – My 3x great grandfather Isaac was born in about 1835 in Tennessee. He was raised by his Aunt Mary Hedrick Swope after his parents died, and was living with her on the 1850 US Census. He married Minerva Mathes on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children, and both died in late 1868/early 1869. Isaac was about 34. Read about them here.

Jonathan J. Hedrick – Jonathan was born about 1836 in Missouri. A note on his father’s Find A Grave memorial says he was under the guardianship of his Uncle Samuel when Samuel died in 1857. Jonathan married Mary Renfrow on March 21, 1858 in Moniteau, Missouri. They had a son. According to cousin Larry Hedrick of Hot Springs, Arkansas (hedrickld@aol.com), Jonathan “served in the Missouri State Guard (Confederate) and was captured along with several others behind Union lines during Confederate General Sterling Price’s invasion of Missouri in March of 1862.  Since he and his companions were not in uniform, they were accused of being spies.  They were tried in a military court, found guilty, and sentenced to be shot dead.  The death sentences were overturned by President Lincoln and Jonathan J. Hedrick was then held as a prisoner-of-war in Alton, Illinois where he unfortunately died, probably from disease, before the end of the war.  Perhaps he was a spy, or maybe just trying to make contact with General Price’s force.  The truth is lost in history and will never be known.”

David Mathes (1795-1840) & Elizabeth Allen (1805-67)

David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Minerva Mathis.

Much of the information I have is taken from a blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region that was posted on Ancestry.com.

David Mathes was born between 1795  and 1800 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who his parents were.

Elizabeth Allen was born in about 1805 in Warren County, Tennessee. I do not know who her parents were.

On the 1820 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male under age 10; 2 males aged 10-15; 1 male aged 16-25; 2 males aged 45 and over; 2 females aged 10-15; 2 females aged 45 and over.

On the 1830 US Census, David was head of a household of 8 in Maury, Tennessee: 1 male aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 20-29; 1 male aged 60-69; 1 male aged 70-79; 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 50-59; 1 male slave aged 55-99.

The blurb from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region states that the family moved to Missouri in 1843 and that David died shortly after. However, the family was in Missouri by 1840.

On the 1840 US Census, David was head of a household of 10 in Ripley, Missouri: 1 male under age 5 (Wiley was 1); 2 males aged 5-9; 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (David); 1 female under age 5 (Margaret was 5); 1 female aged 5-9; 1 female aged 10-14; 1 female aged 30-39 (Elizabeth was 35).

On June 1, 1859, Elizabeth bought 50 acres in Warsaw, Missouri.

On the 1860 US Census, Elizabeth was 55 and lived in Buchanan, Taney County, Missouri with daughter Margaret, age 25. Nearby were sons James, Wilson Squire, and Wiley Green.

Elizabeth died in about 1867.

The children of David Mathes & Elizabeth Allen:

James Mathes – James was born January 26, 1821 in Illinois. He married Mary Garrison on December 2, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had a daughter named Missouri. James married Elizabeth Anderson Gentry on March 23, 1859 in Stone County, Missouri. Elizabeth was a widow with 4 children. They had a son named William. James served in Company H of the Greene County Home Guard during the Civil War. Elizabeth died in 1875. James married Juda Ann Summers on August 16, 1878 in Douglas County, Missouri. They had 3 children. He died April 24, 1901 in Douglas County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Nelson Mathes – William was born in about 1828 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Anabel Sutterfield. They had 2 children. William died in the Civil War on February 15, 1863 in Douglas, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Mathes – Margaret was born about 1835 in Missouri. The only record I have of her is the 1860 US Census.

Elizabeth Mathes –  Elizabeth was born in about 1835 in Missouri. She married William Smith  on May 1, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. William died in the Civil War.

Squire W. Mathes – Squire was born March 4, 1836 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann Pritchard on July 28, 1856 in Granby, Newton County, Missouri and they had 8 children. She died in 1898. He married M. E. Larkins on June 16, 1906 in Stone County, Missouri. They divorced. The last record I have of him is the 1910 US Census when Squire was 74 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri.

Wiley Green Mathes – Wiley was born September 4, 1839 in Reynolds County, Missouri. He married Dorcas Guest Anderson in 1859. They had 6 children. He served in Company B of the Missouri Sixth Regiment in the Civil War. He was elected Probate Judge in 1890. He died February 22, 1898 in Stone County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Minerva Mathes – My 3x great grandmother Minerva was born in about 1844. She married Isaac Hedrick on August 12, 1858 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 sons, and both Minerva and Isaac died in late 1868 or early 1869 of the flu. Read about her here.

I know of these children only from A Reminiscent History Ozark Region:
Polly, Rebecca, Nancy, John

 

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.

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.