Thomas Kendrick of Halifax Co, VA and York Co, SC
Thomas Kendrick and his family lived in Halifax County, VA by 1761 and moved to York County, SC about 1790. I have recently completed a research report from primary records on "THOMAS KENDRICK and FAMILY" now available online at:www.joanhorsley.org
In the course of my Kendrick research I found primary records that show some of the information currently widespread on the internet is incorrect. For example:
1. Thomas Kendrick's wife was not named "Dolly Lawson." His wife's given name was NANCY, and her maiden name is still unknown. "Lawson" is only a speculation not yet proved.
2. THOMAS KENDRICK did not die in 1787 in Halifax County, VA. He lived in Halifax through 1789 and died in York County, SC about 1794.
3. Thomas and Nancy Kendrick's daughter SARAH KENDRICK, wife of VALENTINE HORSLEY, was not born in Wales but in Halifax County, VA. However, Thomas Kendrick himself may have been from Wales.
4. Thomas and Nancy Kendrick's daughter ANNE KENDRICK did not marry JOHN IRBY on 12 Mar 1788. Their marriage bond was dated 7 Mar 1789, and they were married on 10 Mar 1789 in Halifax County, VA. (Also contrary to some websites, Anne did not sign her marriage bond, and she likely was not literate, which was normal for women of her time and place.)
The evidence and record sources for these statements are included in the research report as well as discussions about how the mistaken information came about. You can use the search/find function in the online report or the index to find particular people or topics of interest.
The research report includes a timeline of records that reveal much about Thomas Kendrick and his family's life as well as their community, friends and relations. I welcome any comments, questions, or corrections you may have.