HENDON FAMILY CHRONICLES
HARRIS HENDON ---
An update with
new information on his descendants
best to review Harris Hendon's ancestors first.
His lineage is:
(The Elder) Hendon and Elizabeth
Hendon, Sr. and Keziah Johnson
Hendon and Elizaberth Hartsfield
Hendon and Sarah "Sally"
We know quite
a lot about Harris Hendon, but some information is
still lacking; namely, the identity of his first
was born in Oglethorpe County,
Georgia on 5 Sep 1804.
Harris married his first wife, Mary,
circa 1825, probably in Lawrence County, Alabama.
According to the 1850 census, Mary was born circa
1814 in Tennessee. Mary died, probably during the
birth of her only child, Thomas B. Hendon circa
1827 in Lawrence County..
Harris married second, (Cynthia) "Sinthia Dean", 10 Mar 1827 in Lawrence
County, Alabama. Some
records indicate that she was born 8 Oct 1808
in Morgan County, Alabama, but I cannot confirm
Only heads of households were
identified in early American censuses, so
Harris was not included in the
because he, Cynthia and their first first son,
Andrew J., were
residing with Harris' parents in Lawrence County,
Alabama in that year.
In 1840, Harris Hendon was
included in the census of Lawrence County,
Alabama; six boys under age 15, one male (Harris)
age 30-40, two girls under age 10, and one female
(Cynthia). Then, Cynthia died 15 Apr 1845 (unconfirmed),
in Fayette or Lawrence County,
Harris married again, circa 1845,
a widow, Mary Elizabeth (Pelt) Roberts, who was
born in Georgia about 1815. She and Harris had no
known children. Mary was the widow of John Roberts,
who was killed circa 1844. They had a son, Thomas
Wiley Roberts, born in 1838. Harris Hendon
apparently adopted the boy after his father's
1850 Census, District
Thomas B Hendon
John T Hendon
AL (William J.)
AL (Wiley J. )
AL (James A.)
AL (Reuben Hilliard)
Harris Hendon was included in the
1855 Agriculture Census of Lawrence County,
Alabama, but moved his family to Cherokee County,
Texas by 1860.
1860 Census, Beat 4, Rusk, Cherokee County,
J N Hendon
"H. Hendon" was included on Voter
Registration List 1867-1869, Cherokee County,
1870 Census, Beat 4,
Cherokee County, Texas
Mary E. Hendon
Harris Hendon returned to Alabama sometime
after the 1870 census. Newspaper
Notice: "Thursday, February 7, 1878, Tribute of
Respect - Brother Harris HENDEN departed this life, near
Danville, (Morgan County,) Alabama, January 19th, 1878,
aged about 73 years. He was a Christian gentleman. He
was a member of Danville Lodge, No. 95".
Harris' burial place is unknown. Efforts to locate his
wife, Mary E. (Pelt) Roberts - Hendon, after 1870 were
she die in Texas or Alabama?
*1870 Census, Dresden, Navarro County, Texas
**Child of Harris and first
Thomas B. Hendon, born ca 1828,
Lawrence County, Alabama; died ca 1875, Navarro County, Texas.
Thomas married Ellender Jane Faulk
in Henderson County, Texas about 1859.
Thomas B. Hendon registered his livestock brand in
Henderson County, Texas on 13 May 1861. Thomas
enlisted on 2
Sep 1863 and was assigned to the 17th Regiment
(Moore's), Texas Cavalry, CO D as a 'blacksmith'. Thomas
was included in the Texas Voter Registration Lists,
1867-1869, in Henderson County, Texas.
1860 Census, Beat 2, Henderson
Jane C Hendon
Wm H Hendon
T B Hendon
S J Hendon
*Last record found for Thomas B. and Ellender
J. (Faulk) Hendon. Their daughter, Lucinda Ellen Hendon, was a
teenager when both her parents died, so she moved to Barbour
County, Alabama by 1880, where she was living with her uncle
and aunt, Frank and Nancy (Faulk) Johns. Lucinda's mother
was Nancy's sister. Lucinda married Albert Wright Faulk, Jr
in Barbour County, Alabama on 27 Nov 1881.
Thomas B. & Ellender Jane (Faulk)
of Harris Hendon with second wife, Cynthia L. Dean:
William H. Hendon, born circa 1859,
Henderson County, Texas; died by 1870, Henderson
or Navarro County, Texas
Lucinda Ellen Hendon, born 10 Sep
1860, Henderson County, Texas; married Albert
Wright Faulk, Jr in Barbour County, Alabama on
27 Nov 1881. Albert W. Fauld, Jr. died 5 Jul
1906, Henry County, Alabama. Lucinda (Hendon)
Faulk also died in Henry County, 16 Jun 1917.
They are buried at Old City Cemetery, Abbeville,
Henry County, Alabama.
Lucinda Ellen (Hendon) & Albert W. Faulk's
1. Charlotte Jane Faulk, born Oc
1882, Barbour County, Alabama
2. Mable P. Faulk, born
Aug 1884, Barbour County, Alabama
3. Nellie A. Faulk, born
Jan 1886, Barbour County, Alabama
4. Henry S. Faulk, born
Dec 1888, Barbour County, Alabama
5. Eva P. Faulk, born Mar 1891, Barbour County,
Jackson Hendon, born Apr 1829, Lawrence County,
Alabama; Andrew married
first, Caroline C. Harris, in Fayette County, Alabama.
was born about 1828 and died Jul 1880 (Township 15),
Fayette, County, Alabama.
Caroline (Harris) and Andrew Jackson
4. Sarah C. Hendon, born 5 Nov 1862; died 19
Sep 1873, Fayette County, Alabama; buried
Enis Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama.
1. John H. Hendon, born 6
Oct 1856; died 25 Jul 1858, Fayette County, Alabama;
buried Enis Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama.
2. Mary Jane Hendon, born 8
Nov 1857; died 17 Aug 1873, Fayette County, Alabama;
buried Enis Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama.
3. William Andrew Jackson "Dandy"
Hendon, born 8 Feb 1859; died 1 Aug 1942, Fayette
County, Alabama. William married Mary Abigail Fowler on 23 Jun 1882 in Fayette County, Alabama.
Mary Abigail was born in Alabama 11 May
1869 and died 26 Dec 1938, Bankston, Fayette County,
Alabama. Both are buried at Philadelphia Cemetery,
Fayette County, Alabama
Margaret Isabelle Hendon, born 21 Feb 1866; married William
Bedford Sawyer 3 Jan 1886, Fayette County, Alabama; died 8
Mar 1939, Fayette County, Alabama; Margaret and William both
buried at Cleveland Church of Christ Cemnetery, Fayette
No children born to Andrew J. Hendon and
second wife, Mary E. Deavours
Thompson Hendon, born 23 Apr 1832, Lawrence County, Alabama, married
Susan Sarah 'Sallie' Wood 18 Nov 1858, Lawrence County,
Alabama; Sallie died 30 May 1893, Lawrence County, Alabama.
John Thompson Hendon died 22 Apr 1910.n Both John T. and
Sallie are buried at Friendship Baptist Cemetery, Danbury,
Morgan County, Alabama. John T. Hendon married second, America
Ellen Gregory 10 Jul 1898. She was born 10 Mar 1862 and died 4
Aug 1843, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
Children of Sallie (Wood) and
John Thompson Hendon:
Reuben Bovell Hendon, born 28 Sep 1860; married Clara Blanche Hampton
circa 1869, Lawrence County, Alabama; Reuben died 20 Jan 1929,
Morgan County, Alabama. Clara also died in Morgan County 6 Jul
1943; both buried ar Friendship Baptist Cemetery, Danville,
Morgan County, Alabama.
(Note: error! Reuben and his brother Joseph could not have
been born three months apart)
2. Joseph Henry Hendon, born 25 Dec 1860, Morgan
County, Alabama; married Sarah A. Wiley 24 Dec 1882, Lawrence
County, Alabama; Sarah (Wiley) Hendon died 24 Jun 1895, Morgan
County, Alabama. Joseph Hendon married second, Margaret
Birchie McDaniel six months later, 24 Dec 1895. Joseph Henry
Hendon died 3 Jan 1946 and his wife Margaret died in Mar 1968,
Morgan County, Alabama. Both are buried at Friendship Baptist
Church Cemetery, Morgan County, Alabama.
3. Mary 'Mollie' Hendon, born circa 1862, Lawrence
4. Sarah Francis Hendon, born circa 1863; married
Thomas Kelso Templeton 5 Aug 1883; Sarah died in Morgan
County,. Alabana 21 Dec 1828; Thomas Templeton also died in
Morgan County, 12 May 1930.
5. Charles Farris Hendon, born 13 Jun 1869; married Ida
M. Crow 17 Dec 1893; Ida (Crow) Hendon died 23 Aug 1903.
Charles F. Hendon married second, Velma Eason on 21 Dec 1913,
Morgan County, Alabama. Charles F. Hendon died in Morgan
County 21 Oct 1942. His wife Velma also died in Morgan County,
in Apr 1986.
Children of America Ellen
(Gregory) and John Thompson Hendon
Martha Jane Hendon, born ca 1833, Lawrence County, Alabama; married
Samuel William McCollum ca 1858, Lawrence County, Alabama;
died after 1880, Fayette County, Alabama. Her husband also
died in Fayette County, 23 Apr 1889 and is buried at Enis
1. Cynthia E. Hendon, born 8 May 1899, Lawrence
County, Alabama; married Audrey Lee O'Kelly 12 May 1926,
Shelby County, Tennessee. Cynthia (Hendon) O'Kelly died 28
Jan 1949, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Aubrey O'Kelly
also died in Memphis, in Oct 1966.
2. Hilliard Grady 'Hill' Hendon, born 21 Aug 1901,
Lawrence County, Alabama; married Aulsye Stafford. 'Hill'
Hendon died 22 Jun 1959, Santa Barbara, California; burial
at Goleta Cemetery.
William J. Hendon SEE
Wiley J. Hendon, born circa 1836, (probably) Lawrence County, Alabama;
married Alameda Francis Morris 20 Jan 1859, Cherokee
County, Texas. Wiley joined Company B, 14th Texas Infantry
Regiment and was killed 1 Apr 1864, buried at Crown Hill
Confederate Cemeteery, Indianapolis, Indiana. No further info
on Alameda (Morris) Hendon or any children.
***Rebecca Hendon, born circa 1839, Lawrence County,
***James A. Hendon, born circa 1840, Lawrence County,
Alabama. Enlisted Company I, 13th Alabama Infantry.
***Reuben Hilliard Hendon, born Sep 1843, Lawrence
County, Alabama. After the War ended Reuben traveled to Monroe
County, Mississippi to visit his uncle Willis Hendon (brother
of Harris Hendon). Reuben married Willis' daughter, Margaret
Hendon, 11 Sep, 1866. Reuben and Margaret were first cousins,
which sometimes happened is those days. Margaret (Hendon)
Hendon died in Monroe County, Mississippi in Oct 1880.
Margaret Hendon and Reuben
Hilliard Hendon's children:
1. Minnie Lee Hendon, born circa 1867, Monroe County,
Mississippi. Other info ambiguous.
2. Laura Kate Hendon, born 16 Mar 1870, Monroe County,
Mississippi; married John Broderick; died 20 May 1926,
Birmingham, Alabama; buried at Elmwood Cemetery.
Reuben Hilliard Hendon moved to Henderson County, Texas by
1900 and married second, Louisa Jane Jackson on 19 May 1901.
Louisa died in Sep 1915 and is buried at Larissa Cemetery,
Cherokee County, Texas. Reuben and Louisa were included on the
1910 census of Cherokee County, Texas, but Reuben returned to
Alabama and died in Fayette County in 1917 and is buried at
Enis Cemetery. Note: Reuben's headstone date-of-birth (1836)
is incorrect - should be Sep 1843. No children born of the
(Note) Reuben H. Hendon joined Company C, 3rd Texas Cavalry
Regiment at Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas in 1861. From:
"Texans Who Wore the Gray" by Sid S. Johnson: Hill
Hendon, of Athens, was born in the state of
Alabama in 1844, and removed with his father's family,
Harris Hendon, to Cherokee county, Texas, in 1850. He
joined Co. C, Third Texas Cavalry, June 11, 1861, and was in
the battles of Oak Hill, Elk Horn Tavern, Iuka, Corinth,
Holly Springs, Thompson's Station, and with Gen. Joseph E.
Johnston in the Georgia campaign, until he received a
serious wound in the hip in July, 1864, which disabled him
for further service. He served with Whitfield, Mabry, Ross
and W. H. Jackson, and made a chivalrous and daring
Confederate soldier. He is now a citizen of