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Henry Oliver HEDGECOXE, Sr.

Male 1800 - 1860  (60 years)


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  • Name Henry Oliver HEDGECOXE 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1800  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1819  Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Henry Oliver HEDGECOCK 
    Died 14 Jun 1860  Austin, Travis County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Stambaugh, J. Lee, Stambaugh, Lillian J., and Carroll, H. Bailey, A History of Collin County, Texas, Austin, TX: 1958, pp. 169-171:

      HENRY OLIVER HEDGCOXE

      One of the most interesting and certainly the most controversial of the pioneers of Collin County was Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe. His parents, John Oliver and Mary Ann Bool Hedgcoxe, were both born in Sussex County, England, he on June 26, 1764, and she on August 3, 1763. Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe was born in London in 1800 and came to America with his parents, leaving London on the ship George Washington on May 27, 1819, and landing at Baltimore sixty-two days later. During the same year they settled in Clark County, Indiana, where both parents died and were buried.

      Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Parks but the name of his second wife could not be ascertained. The children of Henry Oliver and Elizabeth Hedgcoxe were Henry Oliver II, John Oliver, Robert Farsey (Foss), Harriett, Mary Ann, Henrietta Maria, and Harrison Goodwin. There were also three children by his second wife: William Henry, Felix Goodwin, and Humphrey Marshall.

      Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe II, born in Indiana on June 19, 1823, married three times. His first wife was Ophelia Jane Dorsey, whom he married in 1845 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In 1850 he married Louisa Jane Atkinson, who died in 1855. On May 1, 1856, he married Laura Seay Atkinson, a relative of his second wife. Of their three children only one, Otto, reached maturity. Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe II died on October 8, 1872, and his wife on December 22, 1874. Both were buried in Rowlett Creek cemetery. Mrs. Laura Hedgcoxe Cahoon, daughter of Otto, was living in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1956.

      John Oliver Hedgcoxe, who was born in Indiana on January 26, 1825, was married twice, first to Shelby Ann Atkinson and then to Abbie O. Simpson. His second wife died in 1894 and he on April 20, 1909. Both were buried in Rowlett Creek cemetery. He had one child, J. Grundy, by his first wife and none by his second.

      Robert Farsey Hedgcoxe was married in 1857 to Julia Ann James in Collin County. He died in November, 1897, and she on April 13, 1913. Both were buried in Pecan Grove cemetery at McKinney. Their children were Mrs. Henrietta Hedgcoxe Quisenberry, Robert Edward, Mrs. Mary Isabel Perkins, Henry Oliver, Mrs. Cora Alice Yarbrough, James Walter, Mrs. Harriett Bush Hagy, Lee Roy, Myrtle Hedgcoxe Bush, Wilbur Leland, and William McMurray. So far as is known Mrs. Hagy is the only one of these children living in 1957. She resides with her daughter, Miss Geraldine Hagy, on the farm on which the Muncey family was massacred by Indians in 1841. . . . Their home is on the right side of Rowlett Creek and about 500 yards below the bridge on United States Highway 75.

      Robert Farsey Hedgcoxe and wife also reared their granddaughter, Miss Etta Quisenberry, who is a former teacher and now lives in Allen. She spent much time collecting this information on the Hedgcoxe family, which she made available to the writers.

      Harriett Hedgcoxe, daughter of Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe I, married twice, the first time to Jasper Griffing in Indiana. They had one daughter, Harriett. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Harriett Griffing came to Texas with her father. Later she married Oliver Bush, who had several children by his first wife, then deceased. Harriett and Oliver had one son, O. H. Bush, who was born on September 7, 1862, and died on September 30, 1914. Harriett died on March 15, 1918, and she, her husband, and her son were all buried in Rowlett Creek cemetery.

      Mary Ann Hedgcoxe married Felix Goodwin. Their children were Felix G., Leroy M., Mrs. Ben Herndon, Mrs. Fannie Gillespie, Oliver, and John. Mary Ann died on March 14, 1880, and was also buried in Rowlett Creek cemetery.

      Henrietta Maria Hedgcoxe married John Stacy. To this union were born five children: Jasper, Arthur, Mrs. Iza Boggs, Mrs. Henrietta Vaughn, and Dr. Henry Stacy.

      Harrison Goodwin Hedgcoxe, who was never married, died in Coleman County on August 31, 1911, and was buried in Rowlett Creek cemetery.

      Information on the three children of Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe I by his second wife could not be obtained.

      In 1843 Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe I came to Collin County as the agent for the stockholders of Peters Colony, or the Texas Emigration and Land Company. He proved to be a diligent and efficient representative of the company but his activities precipitated a controversy with land locators, speculators, and some colonists. . . . Many of his descendants now reside in Collin County. In addition to those already mentioned, Mrs. Wilbur Leland Hedgcoxe lives in Allen; Pat Garner Hedgcoxe, her son, is a graduate student in the University of Texas, and his brother, John Leland, lives on their old home place near the Bethany community, northwest of Plano.

      Miss Etta Quisenberry of Allen has a letter written by Henry Oliver Hedgcoxe to one of his daughters in Collin County, dated October 21, 1857; she also had one of his business cards.

      After supervising the surveying of land and the issuing of titles in Peters Colony, Hedgcoxe moved to Austin sometime before 1857 where he died on June 14, 1860, and was buried in block 10 in Oakwood cemetery.

      (2) A household headed by Henry HEDGECOCK is listed in the 1830 census of Charlestown, Clark County, IN.

      Listed in Henry's household are 2 free white males under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that Henry is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Henry's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Henry's household are children of Henry and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 3 sons (2 of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1830 census) and 2 daughters (which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, according to the 1830 census).

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      Henry O Hedgcoxe
      Birth: 1800, London, City of London, Greater London, England
      Death: Jun. 14, 1860

      Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
      Plot: Sec 1, Lot 110

      Created by: Jacquie Demsky Wilson
      Record added: Oct 03, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 77556010
    Person ID I42407  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father John Oliver HEDGECOCK,   b. 26 Jun 1764, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Ann BOOL,   b. 3 Aug 1763, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Sep 1797  St. Bride Fleet Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F18269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Ann PARKS,   b. Between 1800 and 1810,   d. Bef 6 Feb 1840  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1823  Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann HEDGECOXE  [natural]
     2. Henrietta Maria HEDGECOXE  [natural]
     3. Harrison Goodwin HEDGECOXE  [natural]
     4. Henry Oliver HEDGECOXE, Jr.  [natural]
     5. John Oliver HEDGECOXE  [natural]
     6. Robert Foster HEDGECOXE  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F18260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Indiana GOODWIN 
    Married 6 Feb 1840  Clark County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Humphrey Marshall HEDGECOXE  [natural]
     2. Felix Goodwin HEDGECOXE  [natural]
     3. William Henry HEDGECOXE  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F18270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Citation Text: (1) England Marriages, 1538–1973: Name: John Oliver Hedgcock Spouse's Name: Ann Bool Event Date: 24 Sep 1797 Event Place: Saint Bride Fleet St, London, London, England.

    2. Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997: Name: Henry Oliver Hedgecock Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Parks Marriage Date: 3 Apr 1823 Marriage County: Clark.

    3. Details: Citation Text: (2) Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005: Name: Elizabeth Ann Parks Spouse Name: Henry Oliver Hedgecock Marriage Date: 3 Apr 1823 Marriage County: Clark.

    4. Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005: Name: Henry Hedgecox Spouse Name: Indiana Goodwin Marriage Date: 6 Feb 1840 Marriage County: Clark.