Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mary Ann Taylor and Robert McCord

Robert McCord
Parents James McCord and Elizabeth Barnett
Born 11 Feb 1810 Christian County, Kentucky
Married Mary Ann Taylor 29 May 1834 Monroe County, Missouri
Zions Camp participant
Died 24 Jun 1834 Clay County, Missouri
COD: cholera
Buried Missouri
Mary Ann Taylor
Parents William Taylor and Elizabeth Patrick
Born 22 Mar 1818 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Married 2) Jordon P Hendrickson Nov 1839 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 5 Sep 1842 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Buried Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Birth:  Family Bible shown in book, Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 30b
No children with Robert

One child with Jordon

Simeon Paddox Hendrickson
Born  22 May 1841 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Occupation (1880) Farmer
Married Louise Ellen Puett 15 Mar 1877 Ammas Valley, Laplata, Colorado
Children: Alice, Ida, Anna
Died 18 Oct 1926 Silverton, San Juan, Colorado
Buried Hillside Cemetery, Silverton, San Juan, Colorado
Age 85 Years - Simeon, an early Colorado pioneer, had lived in Silverton about fifteen years. He was born in Illinois and "went west" to Colorado with a Pike's Peak party in 1860 when he was a boy of nineteen years. The long and difficult trip over the plains was in a covered wagon. In Colorado he lived in Black Hawk, Central City, then Animas City.

In Animas City, on March 15, 1877, Simeon married Mrs. Louise E. Wilkinson, the widow of Mahlon G. Wilkinson. Louise, who was called Lou, was a native of Indiana, and lived at Greencastle. Her father was a member of the Indiana Legislature for a number of years. Her first husband, Mahln Wilkinson, was a cousin of James F. Harlan of Iowa, an honored and respected Sioux Indian agent, and registrar of the U.S. Land office at Vermillion, Dakota Territory. The Wilkinsons many have lived in Dakota Territory for a time. Mahlon Wilkison died in 1870 Washington, D.C., at which time he was a "department lawyer" in that city.

The widowed Mrs. Wilkinson came to the San Juan area where other family members lived. At least two of her children came with her, a daughter and her son, Bert (often spelled Burt) Wilkinson. Bert "went wrong". On September 4, 1881, when he was nineteen years old, he was lynched in his Silverton jail cell by the vigilantes. He was accused of the shooting and killing of the very popular Silverton marshal, Clate Ogsbury, althought it was never definitely established that he fired the shot that killed the marshal.

After their marriage, Simeon and Louise Hendrickson became pioneer ranchers in the San Juan area. The death of Louise's son, Bert, came four years after their marriage. Simeon and Louise had three daughters, Alice Marian Hendrickson (later Mrs. Orlo Kimball) being the one best known in Silverton. Another was Ida, who married Bert Hanna, and the name of the third daughter was not found. Louise Wilkinson Hendrickson died in California in about 1911, and after her death, Simeon, her husband, lived in Silverton with their daughter, Alice Kimball.

Simeon's friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Kimball to pay their last respects, and included in that number were old timers James McNamara, Sr., Henry Forsyth, L. H. Sims and George Jewett. Rev. A. C. Best delivered a short sermon, after which the remains were followed to Hillside, where the old pioneer was committed to Mother Earth.
Book Source: The Story of Hillside Cemetery, Vol I, page H-23 by Freda C Peterson, 1998

1860 US Census Franklin Township, Manona, Iowa Page 54 (age 18)
1880 US Census Ammas, Laplata, Colorado (age 39)
1900 US Census Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico Territory (age 59, with two half-brothers)
1910 US Census Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico (age 69, with half-brother Marion)
1920 US Census Silverton, San Juan, Colorado (age 78, widowed)
Note:  middle intial given as C
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