|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1831|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1911|
William H. Hendricks Jr. was the son of William H. Hendricks Sr. and Susannah, last name unknown, who was a full blood Cherokee born in the Cherokee Nation East GA, which was also the birthplace of William Jr. He had 12 siblings: James R., Annie, Jane, Margaret, John, Nancy, Susannah, Catherine, Willis, Franklin, Elizabeth, and Thomas Hendricks. (See Emmet Starr's "History of the Cherokee Indians" P. 465.) (See the Hendricks Cemetery for burial sites of this family on findagrave.com.)
He was married to (1) Eliza Smith; (2) Narcissa Crittenden; they had 2 daughters: Fannie Hendricks Kerr (buried at Citizens Cem., Fort Gibson, OK, and Margaret L. Hendricks (buried at Hendricks Cem., Cherokee Co., OK); and (3) Anna (Ann) Eliza Linder Benge whom he is buried beside at Manard in a field behind the Old Hendricks Place, where William was a Postmaster at Manard and ran a store.
His biography is in the book of 1892 by O'Beirne, "Indian Territory," p. 361. He was elected Councilor from Tahlequah Dist. in 1871, and Senator in 1875 and 1895.
He served during the Civil War, U.S.A., Third Indian Home Guards, Co. L, Col. Phillips.
The iron fence round their graves and their tombstones have been pushed over by cattle. (Source: Manard: A Brief History by Jennifer Sparks, 09/07/96) Photos: Starr's "History of the Cherokee Indians," p 260. For more information on the Hendricks Family, click on my website at: Alice Preston.
William H. Hendricks (1797 - 1868)
Susannah Sokinny Hendricks (1798 - 1866)
Anna Eliza Linder Hendricks (1838 - 1903)
Fannie Hendricks Kerr (1860 - 1936)*
Margaret Louisa Hendricks (1861 - 1876)*
Hendricks-Linder Burial Ground
Plot: Manard, in a field behind the Old Hendricks Place
Created by: Alice Huitt Preston
Record added: Apr 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7339756