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Mary Catherine Hendricks

Mary Catherine Hendricks
b. 29 September 1843, Madison County, Indiana, to Lewis (1820-1856) and Lucinda (Rector) (1819-1866) Hendricks
d. 19 May 1903, Fellsburg, Edwards County, Kansas

m/1. 9 January 1859, Madison County, Indiana
John Wesley King
b. about 1837, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana, to William (1792-1869) and Nancy Ann (Owens) (1816-1887)
d. 23 January 1865, Paducah, McCracken County Kentucky

m/2. 26 May 1867, Madison County, Indiana
Gazaway Shipley
b. about 1840, Madison County, Indiana, to George and Elizabeth Shipley

Children with John Wesley King:

  • Nancy Lucinda (1860-1873)
  • William (1862-1937) married Mary Williams
  • Elizabeth Angeline (1864-1890) married Eli Bird Thomas

Children with Gazaway Shipley:

  • Mary Ellen (b. abt. 1868)
  • James Edward (b. 1869)
  • Millie (b. abt. 1873)
  • Sarah Jane (b. abt. 1875)
  • George (b. 1877)
  • Dora Leota (b. 1882)
  • Lewis E. (b. 1884)
  • Frank (b. 1886)
  • Charles

Mary Catherine’s father settled near Frankton in the 1830’s. Her first husband, John Wesley King, enlisted in October 1864 in the 17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. He died of typhoid fever at the US Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky, during his service. His remains were later moved to Mount City National Cemetery.

Mary Catherine and her second husband moved to Edwards County, Kansas between 1875 and 1877. Their last five children were born in Edwards County. Mary died there and is buried in Trotter Cemetery.

Submitted by:
Eugene F. Gray
East Lansing MI
E-mail: graye@msu.edu