An American Family History

Flavia Griswold Hendrix

New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in 1623. It was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.

The first Europeans settled in the Northwest Territory in 1788. Migrants came from New York and New England. Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803.

Flavia Griswold Hendrix (Hendricks) was born about 1783 and christened on the same day as her sister Esther, July 7, 1785 in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Powers Davis Griswold and her second husband Captain Stephen Griswold.

She married Bethuel Hendrix (Hendricks, Hendryx) about 1805. Bethuel was born about 1780 in New Hampshire.

Their children included:
Stephen Griswold Hendrix (Hendricks) (1806, married Harriet Ann Kerby),
Hawkins Hendrix (Hendricks) (1808),
Esther Hendrix (Hendricks) (1810, married James Scott),
Joel Hendrix (Hendricks) (1820, married Louisa J. Chapman), and
Flavia Hendrix (Hendricks) (1825).

In 1810 the family was in Onondaga County, New York. There were 5 members of the household:

2 boys under 10 (Stephen, Hawkins)
a man between 26 and 44 (Bethuel)
a girl under ten (Esther)
a woman between between 26 and 44 (Flavia)

Flavia's half-sister Eunice Davis Dwinnell was in Onondaga County by 1818.

In 1820 they (Bathuel Hendericks) were in Porter, Scioto County, Ohio where they were early settlers. They were on the same census page as Jonathan and Esther Bliss.

In 1830 (Mthuel Hendrix) was in Green County, Illinois.

In 1840 (B Hendricks) was in Carrollton, Green County, Illinois.

In 1850 Flavia was living with with her son Hawkins in Green County, Illinois.
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire was settled after 1736 and was a fort protecting Massachusetts during the French and Indian Wars. It was called Upper Ashuelot. When New Hampshire separated from Massachusetts in 1741 it became Keene, New Hampshire. During King George's War, the village was attacked and burned.
Children of Isaac Davis
and Lucy Osborn
  • Jonathan Davis
  • Lucy Davis
  • Jemima Davis McMichel
  • Jacob Davis
  • Samuel Davis
  • Isaac Davis
  • of Isaac Davis and
    Elizabeth Powers
  • Susannah Davis
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Olive Davis
  • Joel Davis
  • Susannah Davis Shattuck
  • Eunice Davis Dwinnell
  • Lydia Davis
  • Hannah Davis
  • Abigail Davis Stephens
    of Stephen Griswold and Elizabeth Powers
  • Mary Griswold
  • Clara Griswold Rockwood
  • Flavia Griswold Hendrix
  • Esther Griswold Bliss
  • Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman, 1774 – 1845) was a pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia.

    Most Americans were farmers in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

    Illinois became a state in 1818. A large influx of American settlers came in the 1810s by the Ohio River.



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