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Capt. John Hendrick,
John Kane Hendrick, born Ireland, 24 June 1836 [grave],
went to America, was in US military for long time, served at Camp Cooper in West Texas, fought in American Civil War,
mar Mount Mellary, Co.Waterford, perhaps c.1875, to Gertrude Kickham [born 25 Mar 1843],
she returned with him to Texas,
they settled in Wilson County, Texas,
he was said somewhere to be "Military Governor of Texas" after the Civil War, but this is not true, he was just a Captain,
he was influential in the building of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Stockdale, Wilson County, Texas,
he died in Stockdale, 9 Nov 1883 [grave], age 47 yrs, apparently NOT 1887,
he died "under suspicious circumstances", he was possibly murdered by an imposter Catholic priest, Rev. J.H. Daine [possibly John H. Daine], who served as priest at St. Mary's Church around 1882-85,
in 1885 the church was notified in writing that Rev. Daine was an impostor and should no longer be allowed to perform the duties of the priest,
John was bur Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas,

Gertrude returned to Ireland with her children after John died, she apparently lived Blackrock, Dublin,
she returned to Texas,
she lived Sutherland Springs, Wilson County, Texas,
she died Sutherland Springs, 17 June 1904, age 61 yrs,
bur Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas,
had issue:

  1. Mary Hendrick,
    Mary Elizabeth, May, born Wilson County, Texas, 2 July 1877,
    mar Jessie Gordon Hodges [NOT Hody],
    she died 28 Feb 1944, age 66 yrs,
    bur Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas,
    had issue:

    1. John Hodges,
      John Hendrick Hodges,
      mar Edoleen Riddle [or Edolene], no issue.

    2. Gertrude Theresa Hodges, born 25 May 1908,
      died 14 Aug 1909, age 1 yr,
      bur Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas.

    3. Joseph Gordon Hodges, born 24 June 1910,
      died 7 Sept 1927, age 17 yrs,
      bur Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas.

  2. Angela Hendrick,
    Angela D., born Wilson County, Texas, 29 Sept 1878 [Jeanoyce Wilson] or 2 Oct [grave],
    did not marry,
    died 8 Jan 1951, age 72 yrs,
    bur Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas.

  3. Veronica Hendrick,
    Veronica U., born Wilson County, Texas, 21 Apr 1881,
    did not marry,
    died 4 Jan 1967, age 85 yrs,
    bur Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas.

Hendrick and Hodges graves, Palm Cemetery, Stockdale, Texas

Photos by Walter Powell.
From Palm Cemetery in USGenWeb Archives.
Used with permission.

(Left) Grave of John Kane Hendrick.
(Right) Grave of Gertrude Kickham.

Grave of Mary Hendrick.

Grave of Gertrude Theresa Hodges.

Grave of Joseph Gordon Hodges.

Grave of Angela Hendrick.

Grave of Veronica Hendrick.

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