Hedrick – Wythe Co., VA Line

Michael Heyerich

1.  Michael Heyerich [i], son of Gotman Heyerich , had:

Coblin Heyerich

1.1.  Coblin Heyerich [ii], son of Michael Heyerich . 

 

Coblin Heyerich  arrived in Pennsylvania aboard the Elizabeth on 24 August 1733.

 

Coblin Heyerich  had a son:

Johann George Henrich “Henry” Hedrick

1.1.1  Johann George Henrich “Henry” Hedrick [iii], son of Coblin Heyerich , b. 1729; m. to Catherine Unknown . 

 

Johann George Henrich “Henry” & Catherine (unknown) Hedrick  had:

Peter Hedrick O

1.1.1.1.  Peter Hedrick, II , son of Johann George Henrich “Henry” & Catherine (unknown) Hedrick [iv], b. 1748[v], PA; d. May 1833, Wythe Co., VA; m 1st in PA or VA[vi] to Anna Unknown  [vii].  Peter Hedrick  m 2nd to Anna Kinser [viii].

Revolutionary War Service:

Peter Hedrick  served during the Revolutionary War. 

He fought at the battle of Greenbrier, in what is now West Virginia .[ix]

 

Peter  & Anna (unknown) Hedrick , Sr. had four (4) children[x]:

 

1.1.1.1.1.     Elizabeth Hedrick , b. 18 Jan 1776[xi]; m. to Jacob Reader

1.1.1.1.2.     Jacob Hedrick , b. 26 Apr 1779[xii] ; m. to Susannah Unknown  – This is Kathy Frye ’s Line

1.1.1.1.3.     Mary Hedrick , m. to Abraham Steffy

1.1.1.1.4.     George Hedrick

 

Peter  & Anna (Kinser) Hedrick , Sr. had five (5) children[xiii]:

 

1.1.1.1.5.     Anna Hedrick , b. 24 Sept 1792[xiv]; m. to Granville Ward

1.1.1.1.6.     Peter Hedrick Jr. , b. 1794[xv]

1.1.1.1.7.     John Benjamin[xvi] Hedrick , b. 30 Sept 1795, Wythe Co., VA; m 1st to Elizabeth Davenport ; m 2nd to Sarah Ernest .

1.1.1.1.8.     Joseph Hedrick, b. 14 Aug 1797 ; m 1st to Dianna (unknown) ; m 2nd to Catherine Unknown .  Joseph was living in Tazewell County , Virginia in 1850.

1.1.1.1.9.     Christian Hedrick, b. 1800;  d. before 1862; m. 30 May 1851 to Polly Corvin .  Christian was in Wythe Co., VA in 1850.

Jacob Hedrick

1.1.1.1.2.  Jacob Hedrick , son of Peter  & Anna (unknown) Hedrick , Sr., d. 1832; m. Susannah (unknown) . 

 

Jacob & Susannah (unknown) Hedrick  had seven (7) children:

 

1.1.1.1.2.1.      Rufus Hedrick , m 1st 30 Mar 1832 to Jane Wilson ; m 2nd to Lucretia Unknown ; m 3rd to Mary J. Unknown .

1.1.1.1.2.2.      Sarah Hedrick ; m. to Jermiah Lambert .  They moved to Logan Co., KY.

1.1.1.1.2.3.      Nancy Hedrick ; m. to William Lambert .

1.1.1.1.2.4.      Mary Hedrick , m. to Charles Poff .

1.1.1.1.2.5.      Jemima Hedrick , m. 5 May 1825 to James Robinette .  They moved to Russell Co., VA.

1.1.1.1.2.6.      William Watson[xvii] Hedrick , m. to Evaline Wisely .  He was a circuit rider preacher.

1.1.1.1.2.7.      Letitia Hedrick , m. 2 Nov 1837 to Daniel Perkey .

John Benjamin Hedrick

In order to differentiate this John from others he is often referred to John, Lee; or Lee Co., John.

1.1.1.1.7.  John Benjamin[xviii] Hedrick , son of Peter  & Anna (Kinser) Hedrick , Sr., b. 1797, Wythe County, VA; d. between 17 Feb 1875 and 5 Dec 187 5; m 1st before 1820, Wythe County, VA to Elizabeth Davenport , d. Indiana; m 2nd Wythe County VA to Sarah Ernest , b. 1805, Wythe Co., VA; d. bef. 1876.

 

After the birth of one or two of his children the family moved to Indiana for a short period of time.  Later returning to Wythe County .  The family stayed in Wythe County until after the death of Peter Hedrick Sr.  then moved on to Lee County, Virginia.  He settled in the present area of Ben Hur.

 

John Hedrick  donated the land for the Corinth Baptist Church and cemetery.  He became a leader in the Baptist Church and in community affairs.  On 17 Feb 1873, John  & Sarah Hedrick  made a deed to the Trustees of the Regular Missionary Baptist Church in Lee County, Virginia - giving land to the church with the stipulation that should it permanently fail or neglect to keep it up, the land would revert back to the lawful heirs of John & Sarah Hedrick.  He spent the remainder of his life in Lee County .

 

John Benjamin  & Elizabeth ( Davenport ) Hedrick  had four (4) children:

 

1.1.1.1.7.1.      Peter Hedrick , b. 15 Jun 1822, Wythe Co., VA; d. 12 May 1898, Harlan Co., KY; m. 1852 to Sallie Smith , daughter of Noble Smith , b. 19 Mar 1834; d. 17 Mar 1922.  They settled in Harlan Co., KY.

1.1.1.1.7.2.      William Hedrick , d. 5 Feb 1856, Lee Co., VA; m. to Thursey (Theresa ) Jayne .  No issue.

1.1.1.1.7.3.      Elizabeth Hedrick , b. 9 Dec 1824, Indiana; d. 6 May 1899, Knox Co., TN; m. 1 Nov 1849, Lee Co., VA to Joseph Clark Bishop .

1.1.1.1.7.4.      Anna ‘Ann’ Hedrick , b. 1826, Indiana ; d. Lee Co., VA; m. to Charles Harber .

 

John Benjamin  & Sarah (Ernest) Hedrick  had five (5) children:

 

1.1.1.1.7.5.      Mary Hedrick , b. 1830, Wythe Co., VA; d. Lee Co., VA; m. 29 Dec 1853 to Henry Milton Harber .

1.1.1.1.7.6.      Letitia Hedrick , b. 1832, Wythe Co., VA; d. Texas; m 1854-1855 to Samuel R. Muncy , son of Francis A.  & Lovey (Randolph) Muncy , b. 17 Feb 1834, Lee Co., VA; d. Texas .  They had six (6) children.

1.1.1.1.7.7.      Jefferson ‘Jeff’ J. Hedrick , b. 1835, Lee Co., VA; m 1st Leah Garrett ; m 2nd 24 Sept 1895 to Patience Garret Harber , a widow.  Jefferson Hedrick  and his family lived in the Ben Hur area.

1.1.1.1.7.8.      Jane Hedrick , b. 1837, Lee Co., VA; m. 7 Nov 1861 to Job Wynn , b. abt. 1835.

1.1.1.1.7.9.      Jemima Hedrick , b. 1839, Lee Co., VA; m. 31 Jan 1869 to Benjamin Sneed , son of Jane Sneed , b. abt. 1846.

Anna ‘Ann’ Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.4.  Anna ‘Ann’ Hedrick , daughter of John Benjamin  & Elizabeth (Davenport) Hedrick , b. 1826, Indiana; d. Lee Co., VA; m. prior 1850 to Charles Harber , son of Elias  & Elizabeth (Reynolds) Harber , b. 1827; d. 15 Mar 1883. 

 

Charles  & Anna (Hedrick) Harber  had five (5) children:

 

1.1.1.1.7.4.1.        William M. Harber , b. 1850; d. 26 May 1877.

1.1.1.1.7.4.2.       Sarah Harber , b. 1853

1.1.1.1.7.4.3.       Elias Harber , b. 1855

1.1.1.1.7.4.4.       Virginia Harber , b. 1858; m. to Alexander Nathan Pennington

1.1.1.1.7.4.5.       Charles J. Harber , b. ca. 1876; d. 10 Oct 1883 (7 years old)

Mary Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.5.  Mary Hedrick , daughter of John Benjamin  & Sarah (Ernest) Hedrick , b. 1830, Wythe Co., VA; d. Lee Co., VA; m. 29 Dec 1853 to Henry Milton Harber , son of Elias & Elizabeth Harber , b. 1828; d. 28 Aug 1893. 

 

Henry & Mary (Hedrick) Harber  had at least three (3) children:

 

1.1.1.1.7.5.1.        Emily Harber , b. 1855

1.1.1.1.7.5.2.       Julia A. Harber , b. 1857

1.1.1.1.7.5.3.       John Harber , b. 1859

Letitia Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.6.  Letitia Hedrick , daughter of John Benjamin  & Sarah (Ernest) Hedrick , b. 1832, Wythe Co., VA; d. bef. 5 Jan 1884, Texas; m. 1854-1855 to Samuel R. Muncy , son of Francis A  & Lovey (Randolph) Muncy , b. 17 Feb 1834, Lee Co., VA; d. after 5 Jan 1884, Texas. 

 

Samuel R. Muncy  and his children were living in Runnels Co., Texas as of 5 Jan 1884.

 

Samuel R.  & Letitia (Hedrick) Muncy  had six (6) children:

 

1.1.1.1.7.6.1.        William H. Muncy

1.1.1.1.7.6.2.       J. L. Muncy

1.1.1.1.7.6.3.       M. E. Muncy ; m. Unknown Burk

1.1.1.1.7.6.4.       S. J. Muncy ; m. Unknown Cotton

1.1.1.1.7.6.5.       E. C. Muncy ; m. Unknown Burk

1.1.1.1.7.6.6.       M. L. Muncy

Jefferson ‘Jeff’ J. Hedrick P

1.1.1.1.7.7.  Jefferson ‘Jeff’’ J. Hedrick , son of John Benjamin  & Sarah (Ernest) Hedrick , b. 1835, Lee Co., VA; m 1st to Leah Garrett [xix], daughter of William  & Elizabeth (Ashton) Garrett [xx], b. 1835, Lee Co., VA; d. somewhere in Georgia[xxi]; m 2nd 24 Sept1895, Patience (Garrett)[xxii] Harber , daughter of William  & Elizabeth (Ashton) Garrett[xxiii], widow of William M. Harber [xxiv].

Civil War Service:

In 1861, Jeff Hedrick  enlisted in the 64th Virginia Infantry Regiment to serve for four (4) years.  He served as a private in Co. A of the 64th Virginia Infantry Regiment, under Captain Joshua E. Hobbs .

 

According to Loulee (Stapleton) Lawson ’s memory, her grandparents, Jefferson  & Leah Hedrick , came to Lee County by covered wagon.  Jefferson Hedrick  and his family lived in the Ben Hur area.

 

Jefferson  & Leah (Garrett) Hedrick  had seven (7) children[xxv]:

 

1.1.1.1.7.7.1.       Rebecca A. Hedrick , b. 1854, Lee Co., VA

1.1.1.1.7.7.2.       William Z. Hedrick , b. 1856; m 1st 27 Oct 1884 to Eunice Astrop , b. 1867; m 2nd to Vic Vansant .  No Issue.

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.       John Jefferson[xxvi] Hedrick , b. 1863, Lee Co., VA; m. to Minerva J. Kirk [xxvii].

1.1.1.1.7.7.4.       Jermiah J. Hedrick , b. 1859, Lee Co., VA

1.1.1.1.7.7.5.       James P[xxviii]. Hedrick , m. to Doris Hughes [xxix].

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.       Mary “Molly” Elizabeth Hedrick , b. 1856; m. to Elbert Stapleton

1.1.1.1.7.7.7.       George Washington[xxx] Hedrick , m. to Liza K. Parsons [xxxi]

John Jefferson Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.  John Jefferson[xxxii] Hedrick , son of Jefferson & Leah (Garrett)  Hedrick , b. 1863; m. 27 Oct 1884 to Minerva Kirk , b. 1867. 

 

This family went to Oklahoma [xxxiii].

 

John Jefferson  & Minerva (Kirk) Hedrick  had ten (10) children[xxxiv]:

 

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.1.        William Hedrick [xxxv]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.2.        Eva Hedrick [xxxvi]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.3.        John Hedrick [xxxvii]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.4.        Elizabeth Hedrick [xxxviii]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.5.        George Hedrick [xxxix]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.6.        Ethel Hedrick [xl]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.7.        Lawrence Hedrick [xli]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.8.        Rowland Hedrick [xlii]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.9.        Osa Ola Hedrick [xliii]

1.1.1.1.7.7.3.10.     Annie J. Hedrick [xliv]

James P. ‘Jim’ Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.7.5.  James P. ‘Jim’ Hedrick , son of Jefferson & Leah (Garrett) Hedrick , m. Doris Hughes . 

 

James  & Doris (Hughes) Hedrick  had one (1) child:

Molly "Mollie" (Hedrick) Stapleton

 

1.1.1.1.7.7.5.1.        Maude Hedrick,  m. Mr. Woodard

Mary “Molly” Elizabeth Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.  Mary “Molly” Elizabeth Hedrick , daughter of Jefferson & Leah (Garrett) Hedrick , b. 14 May 1869; d. 25 Jul 1951; m. Elbert S. Stapleton , son of Robert  & Nancy (Banks) Stapleton , b. 1865, Lee Co., VA in Stapleton Holler in Pocket; d. 20 May 1933.

 

Elbert  & Mary (Hedrick) Stapleton  had (11) eleven children:

 

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.1.        Robert Jefferson Stapleton , b. 19 Aug 1889; m 1st to Nora May Martin .  They divorced; m 2nd to Minnie Rising

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.2.        McKinney 'Ken' Stapleton , b. 5 Apr 1891; d. 5 Apr 1947, Lee Co., VA; m. to Ada Elen Green .

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.3.        Richard F. Stapleton , b. 31 Aug 1892; d. 23 Dec 1925; m 1st to 20 Nov 1915 to Ollie Sprinkle .  They divorced -no children; m 2nd to Mollie McFarland .  They divorced -no children.

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.4.        Isaiah 'Zera' Stapleton , b. 12 May 1895; d. 19 May 1954; m. 26 Jun 1915 to Bell Wheeler

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.5.        Colonel P. Stapleton , b. 20 May 1898; d. 21 Feb 1985, Lee Co., VA; m. 18 Jun 1919 to Mattie Carter .

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.6.        Mammie 'Mima' Stapleton , b. 7 Sept 1910; m. to Earl Elliott .

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.7.        Bessie Lee Stapleton , b. 21 Feb 1901; m 1st to Bill Dye . They divorced - no children; m 2nd to John Fair .

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.8.        Lulie 'Loulee' Stapleton , b. 3 Apr 1915; m. 17 Aug 1935 to Eckle Lawson .

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.9.        Elbert Stapleton Jr. ; d. killed in the mines as a young boy.

1.1.1.1.7.7.6.10.     Jeff Stapleton , d. suicide.

George Washington Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.7.7.  George Washington[xlv] Hedrick , son of Jefferson  & Leah (Garrett) Hedrick ; m. to Liza K. Parsons [xlvi]. 

 

George Washington  & Liza K. (Parsons) Hedrick  had four (4) child:

 

1.1.1.1.7.7.71.          Jeff Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.7.72.          Child Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.7.73.          Child Hedrick

1.1.1.1.7.7.74.          Child Hedrick

 



[i] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[ii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[iii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[iv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[v] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[vi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[vii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[viii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[ix] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net; Kathy gives as her source a relative in Ohio who has found the paperwork on this service.

[x] I previously had all of these children assigned to Peter & Barbara (Meyers) Hedrick, Sr. However; Kathy Frye  was gracious enough to show me where I had erred.

[xi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xiii] I previously had all of these children assigned to Peter & Barbara (Meyers) Hedrick, Sr. However; Kathy Frye  was gracious enough to show me where I had erred.

[xiv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xvi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xvii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xviii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xix] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xx] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxiii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxiv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxv] Birth order has been corrected due to telephone interview of 9-12-2001 with Kathy Frye .

[xxvi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxvii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxviii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxix] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxx] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxiii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxiv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxvi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxvii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxviii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xxxix] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xl] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xli] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xlii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xliii] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xliv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xlv] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net

[xlvi] Telephone interview of 9-12-2001, with Kathy Frye  of Wytheville bobear@tcia.net