John 'Jack' Hendricks (1798 - 1837) married Elmire 'Jemima' Brewton (1795 - 1876) on September 12, 1817 in Bulloch County, Georgia. His wife 'Jemima' is the daughter of Nathan Jackson Brewton and Nancy Fontaine, descended from the persecuted Huguenots of France, both interred in Brewton Cemetery, Hagan, Evans County. Georgia. John and Jemima are the parents of Nancy Hendricks (married William M. Jones) and the grandparents of Martin Eastwood Jones, interred in Thomas Nevil (Private) Cemetery in Bulloch County, Georgia.
Also, John 'Jack' Hendricks and Elmire 'Jemima' Brewton Hendricks are the great grandparents of Ethel Marguerite Jones (m. Alfred Jackson Bowen, II, and both are interred in Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Bulloch County, Georgia).
John ‘Jack’ Hendricks, born 1798, died 1837 from an accident at his father-in-law's, Nathan Jackson Brewton, sawmill located at that time in Tattnall County where Cedar Creek runs into the Canoochee river. The story concerning his death is that there was a good deal of animosity between John and his father-in-law, Nathan Jackson Brewton and it was said John Hendricks was so severely disliked by Nathan that he, Nathan, all but disinherited his daughter, Jemima (wife of John 'Jack' Hendricks) in his Last Will and Testament, being left mainly poor scrub land among the Canoochee River. It is said, they had several arguments, including one case when John borrowed $500 from Nathan and used his slave Sam as collateral. Nathan had firmly believed that either John was not paying the money back quick enough or that he, John, wanted to keep ownership of the slave instead. It is said, they may have had an argument about that in 1837, and when John saw Nathan approaching from a distance as he was working at the timber yard of the Saw Mill owned by Nathan, he, John, was distracted by Nathan and didn't notice a swinging timber cart coming straight toward him. The Timber Cart hit John in the head and he bled profusely. John died as a result of the head wound a day and a half after the accident. His burial site is unknown but believed to be on or near the bank of the Canoochee River..
He was a veteran of the War of 1812. His wife, Elmire ‘Jemima’ Brewton, is interred in Brewton Cemetery, Evans County, Georgia near her parents. ‘Jack’ and ‘Jemima’ were the parents of nine (9) children, named below:
1. John Fontaine Hendricks, b. 03 Aug 1818, d. 13 Nov 1902, married Harriett E. Anderson. Both are interred in Mount Plesant Cemetery, Ware County, Georgia.
2. Nancy Hendricks b. 17 Feb 1820, d. 08 Aug 1907, married William M. Jones. Both are interred in the Thomas Nevil Cemetery, Bulloch County, Georgia.
3. Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Hendricks, b. 18 Jun 1823, d. 12 Sep 1906. Married Seaborn Randolph Hodges. Both are interred in Brewton Cemetery, Hagan, Evans County, Georgia.
4. Mary Hendricks, b. ? (Birth date and birth order unknown). Still searching for her burial site.
5. Nathan Brewton Hendricks, b. 14 Apr 1825 - Still searching for his burial site.
6. Martha Elizabeth Hendricks, b. 31 Aug 1828, d. 28 May 1919, married John Allen Sikes.
7. James J. Hendricks, b. 25 Oct 1829, d. Mar 1918. Married 1st, Martha Blocker, married 2nd, Nancy Hurst. Buried beside his 2nd wife, Nancy Hurst Hendrix, as James J. Hendrix in Oak Grove Cemetery, Raybon, Brantley County, Georgia. (Note: Family is still searching for the burial of his first wife, Martha Blocker).
8. Samuel Alexander Hendricks, b. 11 Aug 1832, d. 17 Oct 1930, married Rebecca S. Bennett. Both are interred in Brewton Cemetery, Hagan, Evans County, Georgia.
9. Glenn Francis Hendricks, b. 27 Apr 1837, d. 23 Nov 1920, married Nancy Kicklighter. Both are interred in Brewton Cemetery, Hagan, Evans County, Georgia.
Note: More investigations are underway to obtain complete records and verify all the data shown on their children, listed above.
* It must be noted here that the actual location of John ‘Jack’ Hendricks' burial site has never been proved for certain, although most stories passed down through the generations indicate that his wife's father, Nathan Jackson Brewton, buried his remains on the banks of the Canoochee River on the Tattnall County side of the river. In my opinion, it would be appropriate for his descendants to erect a memorial stone monument with a few words denoting his contribution to society during his lifetime. He has so many descendants in this part of Georgia, and I am one. We should all join together, raise the required funds, and get something done about placing a memorial monument in Brewton Cemetery next to his wife's headstone monument.
This biography is a WORK IN PROGRESS and will be updated periodically as facts are investigated and arranged. Written by his great great grandson William Kenneth Bowen (great grandson of Nancy Hendricks Jones and William M. Jones), Monday evening, October 13, 2014 - Updated 17 Feb 2015.
Elmire Brewton Hendricks (1795 - 1876)
John Fontaine Hendrix (1818 - 1902)*
Nancy Hendricks Jones (1820 - 1907)*
Elizabeth Ann Hendrix Hodges (1823 - 1906)*
Martha Elizabeth Hendrix Sikes (1828 - 1919)*
James J. Hendrix (1829 - 1918)*
Samuel Alexander Hendricks (1832 - 1930)*
Glenn Francis Hendricks (1837 - 1920)*
Maintained by: WILLIAM K. Bowen
Originally Created by: Ann
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
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Thinking of you and hoping your descendants (including myself) will get together and erect a fitting stone memorial monument next to the headstone of the mother (Elmire 'Jemima' Brewton) of your nine children in Brewton Cemetery. Your great great grandso...(Read more)|
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