By Don Taylor
My research into Emily Hendricks was able to provide the names of her parents, Vaden Hendricks and his wife Sylvania Brown, whom I’ve added to my Roberts-Barnes tree. Now we know where 2nd great-grandfather, Samuel Vaden Scott, got his middle name. Tracing Emily through the 1850 and back to the 1840 Census records was a bit difficult (See Emily Hendricks in the 1840 & 1850 Censuses), but I made it through.
As is common with families at this time, the spelling of the surname is fluid. I prefer Hendricks; however, Hendrix is occasionally used. I typically use the surname as written in the record I am using/citing.
Roberts-Barnes – Ancestor #37
List of Grandparents
- Grandfather: Bert Allen Roberts(1903-1949)
- 1st Great-grandmother: Clora Dell ScottRoberts Adams (1883-1945)
- 2nd Great-grandfather: Samuel Vaden Scott(1862-1931)
- 3rd Great-grandmother: Emily Maples Hendricks (1836-1878)
- 4th Great-grandfather: Vaden Hendricks (c. 1805-bef. Jun 1850)
Emily Maples Hendricks Scott (1836-1878)
Emily Maples Hendricks was born on 22 October 1836 in Kentucky. She was the second of four children of Vaden and Sylvania (Brown) Hendricks. Nineteen Thirty-Six was same year that Arkansas became a state and the Alamo fell in the siege of Mexican forces lead by General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
She apparently had two older brothers. One, whose name is still unknown appears in the 1840 Census as a male aged 10 to 15. He doesn’t appear with the family in the 1850 Census and is presumed to have had a family of his own.
Her older brother, Willian, was about five years older than her.
Her first younger sister, Nancy, was born about 1839 in Kentucky.
About 1839 or 1840, the Hendricks family moved from Kentucky to St. Clair County, Illinois.
St. Clair County was growing by leaps and bounds. Between 1830 and 1840, the county nearly doubled in population.
1840 Census – Baden Hendrix Household
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One more sister, Mary, was born in 1841, after the family moved to St Clair County, Illinois.[i]
The 1850 Census suggests that her father has died or has abandoned the family. Her mother, Sylvania, is the only adult in the household in Washington Co., Illinois. Living with them are Emily’s two younger sisters and one of her older brothers, William.
Household Sex Age Birthplace
Sylvania Hendricks F 42 Kentucky
William Hendricks M 19 Kentucky
Emily Hendricks F 15 Kentucky
Nancy E Hendricks F 11 Kentucky
Mary J Hendricks F 9 Illinois
I believe that Emily married William Hunt Scott on 12 September 1856 in Washington County, Illinois.
Children of William and Emily (Hendricks) Scott
|Child||Birthdate||Birthplace (all Illinois)|
|Viola S Scott||Feb or Mar 1860||Washington Co.|
|Samuel Vaden Scott||23 Aug 1863||Washington Co.|
|Francis Perry Scott||25 Mar 1870||St. Clair Co.|
|William Alonzo Scott||03 Oct 1871||St. Clair Co.|
The 1860 Census shows William and Emily living in Washington County with “V” (Viola). Of interest is that above them on the census, (probably next door) are William’s parents, Samuel and Elizabeth and many of their children.
The 1870 Census shows William and Emily. The household consists of William, Emily, Viola, Sam, and Francis. I believe there is an error in that particular census as it reports Emily as being 23 (when she was 33). Not a big error but noted.
Death & Burial
On October 27, 1878, Emily died in Franklin County, Illinois. She was buried at the Hammond Cemetery, Sesser, Franklin County, Illinois.
Events by Location
|St. Clair County, Illinois||Washington County, Illinois|
- Kentucky – 1936-1839 – Birth
- Clair County, Illinois – 1840-c.1849– Residence
- Clair County, Illinois – 1870-1878 – Birth of Francis Perry Scott, Residence, and William Alonzo Scott, death and burial.
- Washington County, Illinois – 1850-1860 – Residence, Marriage to William Hunt Scott, Viola’s birth, and Samuel’s birth.
Further Actions / Follow-up
- More Location-Historical Research
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- “United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85-FL4 : 12 April 2016), Sylvania Hendricks, Washington county, Washington, Illinois, United States; citing family 1241, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- 1860 Census (NARA), 1860 – William H Scott (Wm K Scott). Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 3 S Range 4 W, Washington, Illinois; Roll: M653_235; Page: 942; Family History Library Film: 803235. https://search.ancestry.com/collections/7667/records/37930464.
- “United States Census, 1870,” (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6WN2W2 : 17 October 2014), Sam Scott in household of Willin Scott, Illinois, United States; citing p. 18, family 122, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,778.
- Chris H. Baily, The Jehu Scott Family (Eustis, FL, Chris H. Baily), Files (Personal), Person 10 – William Hunt Scott. Bailey, Chris, “The Jehu Scott Family” accessed 7/16/16.
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com – accessed 04 May 2019), memorial page for Emily M. Hendricks Scott (22 Oct 1836–27 Oct 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80527356, citing Hammond Cemetery, Sesser, Franklin County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Gravedigger49 (contributor 47282320).
- “Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFKW-85D : 3 March 2016), Samuel V. Scott and Amanda J. Haley, 24 May 1879; citing Franklin, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,005,307.
- “Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFKW-26N : 5 November 2017), Patience Marshall in an entry for Francis P. Scott and Florence E. Roberts, 24 Mar 1901; citing Franklin, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,005,307.
[i] Internet: Wikipedia – St. Clair County, Illinois, Demographics – Historical Population Table. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Clair_County,_Illinois#Demographics