Kendrick is my own surname. It’s a challenging line to research, as I have found little documentation prior to the mid-1800’s. I have yet to discover an immigrant ancestor in this line, but expect to find him coming from Great Britain.
Francis Taylor Kendrick (1876 – 1966) was my paternal grandfather’s father. He had dark hair and blue eyes. 1 He was married twice and had three children with his first wife 2 and four with his second wife, Lizzie West (my line).3 As far as I know, France lived his entire life in Murray County, GA. He was a farmer 4 and also owned and operated a general store.5
His father, Francis Marion Kendrick (1844 – 1932) served in both the Confederate 6 and U. S. 7 armies during the Civil War. He and his wife,8 Barbara Baxter, had 11 children. He was a farmer for many years; in 1910, he was a mail route carrier employed by the federal government.9
F. M.’s father was Thomas S. Kendrick (1821 – 1882). Thomas is the Kendrick who migrated to Georgia. He was born in Tennessee, but I don’t know what part.10 From 1830 to 1850, he lived in the southeast corner of the state in McMinn/Polk counties. By 1860, he had crossed the state line into Murray County, GA. His wife was Mahala Lawson; they had nine children.11
Robert Kendrick (1747 – 1828) is the earliest known ancestor in this line. I have little documentation on Robert and no primary sources at this time. He probably was married to Frances Rudd, who was presumably the inspiration for Francis as a given name later in the line.12
Kendrick migration route:
Possibly Hanover, VA -> Blount County, TN -> McMinn County, TN -> Polk County, TN -> Murray County, GA.
According to World Names Profiler, the heaviest concentration of Kendricks today is in the U. K, specifically in the West Midlands and Northwest areas of England. This gives me a clue for researching my immigrant ancestor.
More about my Kendrick family:
- A complete list of deceased KENDRICKs in my genealogy database.
- Posts about KENDRICK ancestors and relatives on this blog.
- KENDRICK documents, photos, and headstones.
Spelling variations: Kindrick (I see this often in my line), Kendricks, Hendricks
If you have additional information (or corrections) on this Kendrick line, comments are most appreciated!
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- “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918” digital images, Ancestry.com.; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (http://www.ancestry.com), Francis Taylor Kindrick, serial no. 804, order no. 129, Draft Board 0, Murray County, Georgia, accessed 10 Oct 2009. ↩
- Murray County, Georgia, marriage license; digital image, Marriage Books, Murray County Ordinary Court, Georgia Archives, “Marriage Records from Microfilm,” Georgia’s Virtual Vault, (http://content.sos.state.ga.us/index.php), p. 434 (1902), Frank Kindrick-Carrie Fouts. accessed 06 Nov 2009. ↩
- Murray County Marriage Book N, 1907-1925, (Murray County Clerk of Probate Court, Chatsworth), 302, Kendrick-West, 1917, 26 Nov 2008. ↩
- 1900 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, (http://www.ancestry.com), roll: T623_213; Alaculsa District, enumeration district (ED) 70, sheet 16, p. 12 A (penned), dwelling 206, family 210, Francis M. Kindrick, Jr.; accessed 31 Dec 2007. ↩
- 1910 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, (http://www.ancestry.com), roll T624_205; Alaculsy, enumeration district (ED) 112, sheet 4 B, dwelling 75, family 77, Francis E. Kendrick; accessed 24 Jan 2009. ↩
- “Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee,” digital images, Footnote.com, iArchives, (www.footnote.com), Record of Franklin M. Kendrick, Twenty-ninth Infantry, K-Q, accessed 04 Jan 2009. ↩
- “Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900,” digital images, Footnote.com, (http://www.footnote.com), Francis M. Kendrick (Co. A, 3rd U. S. Vol.) index card; imaged from Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, T289 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives n.d.), roll 679, accessed 25 Jan 2009. ↩
- Murray County, Georgia, marriage license p. 278 (1871), Kendrick-Baxter, digital image. ↩
- 1910 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia pop. sch., Alaculsy District, ED 112, sheet 5 A, dwell. 83, fam. 85, Francis M. Kendrick. ↩
- 1880 U.S. census, Murray County, Georgia population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9., (http://www.ancestry.com), roll T9_159, Alaculsa, enumeration district (ED) 155, p. 472 (stamped), dwelling 75, family 78, Thomas Kindrich; accessed 30 Dec 2007. ↩
- Murray County Heritage, Murray County History Committee, (Roswell, Ga: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1987), 726; 26 Dec 2007. ↩
- Blount County, Tennessee, “Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002”; database, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Ancestry.com, (http://ancestry.com), p. 103, Kindrick-Reeder, 1812, accessed 04 May 2008. ↩