Mary Jane Grider

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Grider was born on 6 July 1819, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, her father, Silas Grider, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Sally Folden, was 25. She married Richard Lee Hendrix in 1838. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died on 10 May 1864, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Grider Cemetery, Rhodes Town, Henderson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lee Hendrix
1815–1885
Mary Jane Grider
1819–1864
Marriage: 1838
James E Hendrix
1839–1862
Martha J Hendrix
1842–1897
Sarah Elizabeth Hendrix
1844–1922
Henry O Hendrix
1847–1865
Tabitha A. V. Hendrix
1848–1907
Ellen Elizabeth Hendricks
1851–1903
James Polk Hendrix
1852–1919
Mary F. Hendrix
1853–1854
Caleb A. Hendrix
1860–1860
Perlina Scrap Hendrix
1861–1869

Sources (3)

  • Mary J Hendrix in household of R L Hendrix, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Jane Grider Hendrix, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary J Hendrick in household of Richard Hendrick, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German Greiter, itself a variant or an altered form of South German Greuter and Swiss German Grütter or Grüter (see Grueter ). Compare Greider , Gryder and Kreider .

History: The ancestors of many of the American Griders were Mennonites from Switzerland who, because of religious persecution, fled to the Palatinate in Germany and later, in the beginning of the 18th century, emigrated to PA (see Kreider ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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