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Hendrick, William J.

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Hendrick, William J.
March 14, 2007 05:53PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Fleming County

WILLIAM J. HENDRICK, a native of Fleming County, Ky., was born near
Flemingsburg, March 22, 1855, and is the eldest child of James P. and Sophia
(Darnall) Hendrick. James P. Hendrick was the son of Williamson and Mary
(Thilman) Hendrick. The Thilmans were French Huguenots, of South Carolina.
Williamson Hendrick was a native of Hanover County, Va., and a descendant of
Steuben Hendrick, who settled on the James River in 1665. Mrs. Sophia
Hendrick was the daughter of H.J. and Penelope (Palmer) Darnall. H.J.
Darnall was the son of Charles Darnall, of Prince George County, Md., who
was the fifth in descent from Col. Henry Darnall, of Prince George County,
whose daughter, Mary, was the wife of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton.
Penelope Darnall was the daughter of John and Sophia (Kemper) Palmer, the
latter a daughter of Rev. James Kemper. Rev. James P. Hendrick, D.D., is a
Presbyterian minister, and has been pastor of the church in Flemingsburg
nearly thirty years. For many years he taught a classical school, and
educated many Prominent men. William J. Hendrick was educated by his father
at his school in Flemingsburg until sixteen years of age, when he entered
the Junior class of Centre College, Danville, Ky., and graduated in 1873.
He read law with Judge Sharswood, of Philadelphia, Penn., and returning to
Kentucky pursued his studies and taught school two terms. He was admitted
to the bar June 8, 1876, and has since been actively engaged in the practice
of the legal profession. In 1881 he was a member of the Legislature, having
been elected by a large majority. While a member of that body he was
chairman of the Committee on Codes of Practice. September 25, 1878, Mr.
Hendrick married Miss Mattie M. Harris, a daughter of John W. and Ann
(McClure) Harris, the former president of the State Board of Agriculture of
Missouri, and the latter a daughter of Dr. Vigil McClure, of Boone County,
Mo. Mr. And Mrs. Hendrick are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Hendrick Darnall Thilman Palmer Carroll Kemper Harris McClure
SC PA Hanover-VA Prince_George-MD Boone-MO

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