|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1825|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1896|
LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY MARRIAGES
James M. Hendricks & Mrs. Martha J. Baker
14 October 1879
THE INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KY.
Friday, October 17, 1879
Hendricks - Baker. Mr. J. M. Hendricks, the obliging keeper of Buffalo Cemetery, and Mrs. Martha J. Baker were married at Elder Joseph Ballou's on the 14th.
SEMI-WEEKLY INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KENTUCKY
Tuesday, October 13, 1896
At 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, after an illness of a year or more, Mr. J. M. Hendricks died as peacefully as a child going to sleep, aged 69. A few moments previous he asked to be turned over, his request was granted and in less time than it takes to tell it the spirit flew to its destination. Fifty years ago he married Miss Mary Newell, and eight children were born to them. His second marriage was to Mrs. Mattie Baker and no children blessed their union. He had been a member of the Christian church since 19 years of age and died after having repeatedly expressed his readiness to go, adding that he would love to linger yet awhile with his family, whom he loved with an unusual devotion, but he always concluded by saying "The Lord's will be done." He was a practical Christian, and lived what he preached - duty to his family, his God and fellowman. For 22 consecutive years he was sexton at Buffalo Cemetery. Twenty-six years ago when the cholera was raging in Stanford and everybody was leaving town, he took his family to Highland to evade the ravages of the dreadful disease. While there, in a week or so, two children sickened and died with the typhoid fever. He stated then that thereafter he would never run from anything again but put a greater trust in Him who doeth all things well, and he kept his vow till the angel of death visited him and collected the debt that all must pay. For 35 years he had been a consistent member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, who administered to his wants while sick, followed his body to the grave, at which they performed the last sad rites of the Order and which they will see is kept as green as will be their remembrance of the departed brother. Rev. J. T. Sharrard officiated at the grave, where a large concourse of sorrowing friends had gathered.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
Mary Newell Hendricks (1826 - 1878)
Martha Hendricks (1848 - 1884)*
Margaret Hendricks Brady (1871 - 1963)*
Co G, 19th KY Inf
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Plot: Section 5
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93707859