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William H. Hendricks, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1797
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1868
Tahlequah
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA

His middle name might have been Henry; last name might have been Hendrix.

He had 3 known brothers: John Hendricks (Hendrix); Willis Hendricks (Hendrix) d. 1847, and James Hendricks (Hendrix) 1790-1799.

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"◦James, Thomas and William Hendricks, all in their 30s, were enumerated together on the Hall Co., Georgia 1830 census. John Hendricks, also in his 30s, was enumerated close by.

In approximately 1831, James, Willis, William and Thomas Hendrix, all white men, registered for licenses to resided in the Cherokee Nation (Georgia). James had a wife and two children, Willis was single, William had a wife and eight children, and Thomas had a wife and five children. They were all listed together. Listed separately was John Headrick with wife and four children. All were farmers.

John, William, Willis and James Hendricks are all on the Voters List of an election held at the home of Ambrose Harnage, Cherokee Co., Georgia, on February 6, 1832.

The 1834 census of Cherokee Co., Georgia shows Thomas Hendrix with a family of 10, and John Hendrix with a family of 6.

The 1835 Cherokee Census shows Willis Hendricks, a white man connected by marriage with a half-breed wife and one quadroon daughter, residing on Talking Rock Creek, Gilmer Co., Georgia; James Hendricks, a white man connected by marriage with half-breed wife, one son, one daughter, and one full-blood Cherokee, residing on Cooewhulla Creek, Murray Co., Georgia; and Annis Hendricks, a quadroon under age sixteen, residing on Chicamauga Creek, Walker Co., Georgia. [Annis Hendricks is listed in Walker Co., Georgia, 1840 U.S. Census.]

It is known that three of the Hendricks' emigrated to Indian Territory. They presented claims against the U.S. government in 1842 as follows:

William Hendrix, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage, presented a claim of $177.00 on April 18, 1842 for his improvements abandoned on Long Swamp Creek, Hightowah River, Georgia. He stated that he emigrated to the western Cherokee Nation in 1832. Mrs. Hendrix and James Hendrix, Jr., were his witnesses.

Willis Hendricks, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage, presented a claim of $450.25 on [undated] for improvements abandoned on Long Swamp, Cherokee Co., Georgia. He stated that he emigrated to the western Cherokee Nation in 1838 and resided on the Illinois River, Tahlequah District. His witness was James Hendricks.

James Hendrix, Sr., a citizen of the Cherokee Nation by marriage, presented a claim of $1620.00 on March 23, 1842 for improvements abandoned on Long Swamp Creek, Cherokee Co., Georgia. He stated that he emigrated to the western Cherokee Nation in 1836 by water and resided about five miles west of the town of Tahlequah in 1842. Willis Hendrix, Sr. was his witness."

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William H. Hendricks (Hendrix) was a white man who married a full-blood Cherokee named Susannah Sokinny in Georgia (the old Cherokee Nation). They moved to OK in 1832 voluntarily before they were forced from their lands in Georgia after gold was discovered there.

They had 13 children: James R., Anna "Annie", Jane, Margaret, John, Nancy, Susannah "Susan", Catherine, William H. Jr.(all 9 born in the state of Georgia(the old Cherokee Nation); the following four were born in Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma)--Willis, Franklin, Elizabeth, and Thomas.

William H. and Susannah are the oldest graves in the cemetery--thus the cemetery was named after them.

Photo of Grave w/red Flowers, courtesy of: Jill Delene Schneider, Descendant. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Susannah Sokinny Hendricks (1798 - 1866)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Hendricks Price (1819 - 1879)*
  James R. Hendricks (1819 - 1901)*
  Jane Hendricks Parris (1820 - 1870)*
  Margaret "Peggy" Hendricks Woodall (1822 - 1915)*
  John Hendricks (1824 - 1899)*
  Nancy Jane Hendricks Chambers (1825 - 1879)*
  Nancy Jane Hendricks Chambers (1825 - 1879)*
  Susanna Hendricks Woodall (1827 - 1883)*
  Katherine Hendricks Chambers (1829 - 1912)*
  William H. Hendricks (1831 - 1911)*
  Willis Robin Hendricks (1833 - 1893)*
  Franklin Hendricks (1836 - 1894)*
  Elizabeth Hendricks Rattling Gourd (1838 - 1914)*
  Elizabeth Hendricks Gourd (1838 - 1914)*
  Thomas Hendricks (1839 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hendricks Cemetery
Tahlequah
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Sep 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5759044
William H. Hendricks, Sr
Added by: Alice P.
 
William H. Hendricks, Sr
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William H. Hendricks, Sr
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 Added: Sep. 7, 2015
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- Wes T.
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