John Headrick (born June 15, 1828 died Aug. 19, 1895) was the fourth child (I believe) of John Headrick (1794-95? - 1860-70) and Nancy ? He was a brother of my great-grandfather, Caspar Headrick (1823?-1869) who served as a captain in the Missouri State Militia during the Civil War. John might have been born in Hall County, Habersham County County or even Union County, Georgia.He grew up in Union County, Georgia.His father John was a Baptist Minister among the Cherokees and his family is listed in the 1834 Census of Union County, Georgia.His father John, older brother Peter who also moved to Missouri (Castor Township) assisted in the Cherokee Indian Removal of 1838-39.They lived in the Blairsville, Ga. area.Their older sister Mary, married Arthur Gilbert.They were the only brothers and sisters of John not to move to Missouri.They settled in Spring Place, Georgia where they are buried.Well back to John of whom you inquire. He was first married to a Mary Dalton somewhere in Tennessee.All of his children were from Mary.She died about 1865 and his married widow Sarah Tucker Huey in Cape Girardeau, Mo.She was still living in 1880 and was an asthmatic. Apparently she died sometime later.John lived in the Randol Township area between Jackson and Cape Girardeau.When he died in 1895 there was quite a probate of his estate (Frederick Kies administrator).Both his probate and that of his brother Caspar, my great-grandfather, are on microfilm in the Riverside Library, Jackson, Missouri.He outlived his oldest son William Henry Headrick who had married Hespia Ann Mason. William Henry died about 1890 (alcoholism?)They had 3 son.The oldest John Emory, murdered a rancher, James Lail in 1898 and was hanged for the crime a year later.The incident was very sensationalized. There is a court transcript that is well over 200 pages long and has every element necessary to write a book on a well publicized crime.John Headrick's heir is William Henry Headrick who still lives in Cape Girardeau.A great many Headrick's descend from John and Mary Dalton.I am focusing my attention on his parents, John and Nancy.They appear on the Butler County, Cane Creek Census for 1860.They first lived in the Cape Girardeau, Mo. area in 1857 (lived in Hickman County, Kentucky, census 1850).They came to Missouri in old age.