Twelve–no Thirteen–Men Named Seperate

Twelve–No, thirteen–Men Named Seperate

By Dann M. Norton, ©2018

“Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord…”

II Corinthians 6:17 (KJV)

Seperate–Separate–Seprate–Sepparate–however you spell it, is a unique given name.  Records show that only twelve men in Kentucky who were called Seperate.  The name only appears in the Case and Hendrickson families of Nelson-Washington-Mercer-Anderson Counties, Kentucky, area. As far as can be ascertained, it is not a maiden name passed down as a first name. These families were mostly Separate Baptist, and there is some thought that maybe it was an honor to their religion.  I do not come across men named Methodist or Episcopal, so that theory seems weak.  Still, there is no better theory at the moment.  The origin of Seperate–by any spelling–is a mystery.   The name is spelled Separate, Sepperate, Seprate, and sometimes mistaken as Lefrate.  I prefer the Seperate spelling because it seems the most often used, and keeps my spell-checker on its toes!  All variations should be considered.

It was probably about 1995 that I made connection to the Hendrickson family.  I know that because it was about the time I got my first desktop computer and internet access.  Genealogists were connecting with this new invention—e-mail!  As well, there were online forums and list-servs dedicated to specific families.  I do not know who gave me my first information on the Hendrickson family.  This information was quickly absorbed from the pedigrees on Familytreemaker CDs and online genealogies.  And there he was, my ancestor: Hendrick Hendricks, and his wife Eve.  Later, though, other researchers said his name was Seperate Hendrickson, b. 1737.

I descend from Isaac and Catherine Hendrickson Shirley.  Catherine was the daughter of William Hendrickson and Nancy Moore.  William was the son of Separate and Eve.  Now, there were no supporting documents to verify this, but it was enough for me then.  The Moore family intermarried with the Hendricksons so many times it was difficult to know who was a brother, sister, cousin, or other relative.  I traveled to Shelby County, Indiana, sometime in the late 1990s, and maybe again to the area in the early 2000s.  Nothing new—same information shared by everyone.

I set aside the Hendrickson and Moore families for another time.  In autumn of 2017 two researchers—Micaela Browning and Rebecca Wooten—contacted me about some DNA matches that showed Native American ancestry.  There was always a story about Eve—since we could not find her maiden name—who must have been an Indian!  Pooh!  I thought.  BUT…DNA doesn’t lie—it can be misinterpreted—but it does not lie.  There was definitely some DNA matching and it just happened to fall on the Shirley-Hendrickson-Moore line. A few months later, I was contacted by Karyn Greenstreet, a Hendrixson researcher.  It was time to dust off the Hendrickson and Moore files.

I was a much wiser genealogist now.  I had worked with many families for clients, as well as myself, and I knew 1) old family genealogies have little or no documentation, 2) most of them are riddled with errors, and 3) if there are NO records for a person, it is possible that person never existed.  I began this research with a new premise for my Hendrickson research:

SEPERATE HENDRICKSON DID NOT EXIST!

                 That statement needs to be qualified: there is no person named Separate Hendrickson born about 1737 with a wife, Eve.   I have looked, my group of Hendrickson researchers have looked, researchers before us have looked.  NOT ONE SHRED OF PROOF for this man.  There are, however, several records for other men with the name Seperate.  There were three younger men named Seperate Hendrickson—one born about 1783, another 1792, and the third about 1799.  But the oldest man to bear this unusual first name was named Seperate Case, not Hendrickson. The Case descendants lived in the same area of Kentucky. Was there a connection?

THE FIRST CLUE—but it was wrong

The first clue I found was a webpage[i] that referenced the Latter-Day Saint baptisms from 1841.  These baptisms were in a book titled Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead 1840-1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois by Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black.  According to the page, Simeon Hendrickson, a Mormon, baptized by proxy his grandfather, Hendrick Hendricks, his grandmother, Eve, and his step-grandfather, Seperate Case.  Additionally, he baptized Kizzy Skimhorn, his aunt.  Keziah Case, daughter of Seperate Case, married Joseph Scammahorn.  If Keziah was his aunt, then maybe Eve was her mother.  Did Eve have two husbands?  Hendrick Hendricks, and then Seperate Case?  Did people mix up the two men creating a fictitious Seperate Hendrickson?

In  late January, I was able to visit the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center  in St. Louis, and look at Annotated Record.

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I copied several pages and confirmed that what was on the webpage was mostly correct—according to the book.  But this book was “annotated” and I could not tell what parts were added notes, and what parts were original.  I had to get the originals.

A kind soul and helpful researcher, Patsy Hendrickson, was able to find the microfilm at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and make copies of the original book.  On these originals was made a stunning, and disappointing, discovery.  The “annotated” book had added unverified information, and it was wrong.  Simeon did baptize his grandfather—No first name Hendrickson.  He did baptize his grandmother, Eve.  He also baptized Seperate Case, but there was no relationship given on the entry.  The next entry was for Lidy (short for Lydia) Case—his aunt.  Ah…Seperate Case was his uncle, by marriage.[ii]

Disappointing discoveries are good for one thing, though—they get you on the right track.

LOOKING FOR SEPERATE CASE and Unnamed HENDRICKSON

The earliest record to show Seperate Case (found so far, May 2018) is from Nelson County, Kentucky, 1787[iii]:

“It appearing to the court that the widow of John Hendricks Dec’d is incapable of acting and having given her consent, Ordered that administration on the said estate be granted to Saparate Case, Who with Randolph Slack his Security having enterd into bond in the sum of two hundred  pounds as the law directs~

“Ordered that John Caldwell, David Caldwell, John Wellers, and John Grundy be appointed to    appraise the estate of John Hendricks and make report thereof on oath as the law directs.”

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Nelson County, Kentucky, Order Book, May 1785-May 1788, p, 451. FHL Film No. 07835949, image226. Familysearch.org.

The probate book for Nelson shows the inventory for John Hendrickson, using the name Hendrickson, but Seperate Case and the widow are not mentioned on it.[iv] These probate records present us with John Hendrickson, who left a widow.  The widow is not named, so there’s a possibility it is not Eve, but we are looking for her to be in Kentucky–we know her family was in Nelson County at some point. (Eve’s daughter, Barbara married Elijah Queen, 1792, in Nelson.[v] Later, Eve signs a consent for Barbara to marry her second husband, Robert Casey, 1797, in Mercer County.[vi])   It is highly probable that Eve was the widow mentioned in John Hendrickson’s order of administration.  There is one caveat: Mercer County records also show that a Mary Hendrakes had a daughter, Naomi, who married in 1794.[vii] Naomi is also listed in Simeon Hendrickon’s LDS baptisms.  The marriage record does not say Mary was a widow, but there is some evidence that Mary was an unmarried mother.  The conflicting records about Mary and Naomi  will be discussed in a future article.

SEPARATION ANXIETY: SEPARATING a DOZEN SEPERATES

In total, there were twelve men who bore the name Seperate.  Besides the first Seperate Case, there were three Seperate Hendricksons.  As well, Seperate Case had eight descendants who were named after him.  Following will be a list of the records for each man named Seperate, when and where his first record was made, when his birth can be calculated, and additional information to his decease, if known.   The Roman numeral is used to indicate the beginning of each section about a man named Seperate; the men are discussed in order of their stated or probable birth year. Thus, Roman Numeral I is Seperate Case born before 1757; Roman Numeral II is Seperate Hendrickson born before 1783; Roman Numeral III is Seperate Case born 1790; and so on.  The Roman Numeral is also attached to each Seperate on the chart linked at the end of the article.

I. Seperate Case, died 1805, Bullitt County, Kentucky.

The first record, linked above, was in 1787 Nelson County, Virginia (an area to become Kentucky in 1792). Seperate Case (I) was at least 21, so born before 1766.  His oldest child was a son, John, who married in 1799, probably about age 21, so born about 1778.  Seperate (I) was probably born about 21 years prior to that.  His calculated birth is “before 1757.”  (Legal age to marry was 21, but that does not necessarily mean men didn’t marry a little early or much later—these years are just speculations based on other recorded evidence.)  Online pedigrees show a birth year of 1740, but no records confirm that.

Sometime prior to 1778, Seperate (I) Case married Lydia.  Most online pedigrees give Lydia the maiden name of Moore, but no documentation has been provided.  It is known, from the LDS 1841 Baptisms, that Lydia was Simeon Hendrickson’s aunt.  Since his mother was a Moore, Lydia could be a Moore, but she could also be a Hendrickson.  The 1841 Baptisms name the following children in Seperate and Lydia’s family (these children were deceased by 1841): James, John, Hannah, and Phoebe.  The 1805 probate and court records of Bullitt County name John, Benjamin, and Keziah Scammahorn (Skimhorn) as of-age heirs, and Phoebe, Seperate, Joseph, William, and Obediah as minors.

Seperate Case signed two petitions in Bourbon County, 1789[viii] and 1790.[ix]

First signature from 1789 petition, and the second from 1790.

(Note: These signatures do not look the same.  The 1790 handwriting looks the same on both Jos. and Seperate Case. Perhaps the 1790 petition is a copy of an original, or Joseph signed for both men. I do not believe this indicates that there were two men named Seperate Case because the name does not appear in two different locations at the same time.)

Seperate Case was on the Bourbon Tax lists from 1788 until 1793.[x] In 1792, Kentucky became its own state.  Also in that year, a section of Nelson County was designated as Washington County.   In 1794, Seperate Case appears in Washington County, Kentucky, and continues to show up there until 1797.[xi]  Seperate owned 100 acres of land on Glen’s Creek, originally owned by Anthony Hundley.  Also in the county are the Scammahorns. There are no tax books for the year 1798 in Kentucky.  In 1799, no Seperate appears, but Lidia, John, and Benjamin do show up with a shared 300 acres on Chaplin’s Creek.  John still appears in 1800, but no Cases show up in Washington County from 1801-1804.  At this time, Seperate Case was in Tennessee.

Seperate and John Case both appear on the 1802 and 1803 Jackson County, Tennessee, tax lists. Seperate is listed on one page, and Joseph Scammahorn is listed next to John Case on a preceding page.

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1802  Jackson Co, Capt Lowry’s Dist.  (Img 4/7)

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1802 Jackson Co TN Capt Joseph Williams District

In 1803, Seperate and John Case are listed on page 4.  (Three Scammahorns, including a Joseph, are listed on page 2.)

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1803 Jackson Co TN

At this time, Seperate’s last son, Obediah, was born.  Obediah gives Tennessee as his birthplace on the 1850 census.[xii]

Seperate Case appears on the Bullitt County, Kentucky, tax list of 1805 with two males over 21 and three horses.[xiii]  In that same year, Seperate died.  An inventory and sale of his property, signed with her mark by Lydia, was recorded on 11 November, 1805.[xiv] Many online pedigrees state that Seperate died in August 1810 in Anderson County, Indiana.  This is incorrect, as the records clearly show he was alive in 1805, but deceased by November of that year.

Son, John, who married in Washington County, on 3 September, 1799, to Anna Monrow[xv] (witnessed by a John Hendrickson[xvi]) reappears in 1805-06 Washington County.  Lidia, Benjamin, and John all appear in 1808, again with 300acres of land between them.

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1810 Washington County, Kentucky.

All three also appear on the 1810 Census of Washington County, Kentucky–Ancestry.com indexes them under the name Care.[xvii]  Later tax lists show all her sons: John, Benjamin, Seperate, Joseph, William, Obadiah, and James.

Children of Seperate (I) Case and Lydia:

  1. John, b. abt 1776-78; m. 1799, Washington Co, KY, Anna Monrow; died bef. 1841.
  2. Keziah b. abt 1780; m. 1798, Washington Co, KY, Joseph Scammahorn.
  3. James, named in Baptisms of Simeon Hendrickson, d. bef. 1805 (not named in law suit).
  4. Benjamin b. 1784; m. 1806, Washington Co, KY, Nancy Barnett; d. 28 Feb 1857 Anderson Co. (Will Book A, p. 149.)
  5. Phoebe b. after 1784; d. bef. 1841
  6. Seperate (II), b. 1 May 1790; m. 20 Mar. 1813, Washington C0, KY, Betsey Phillips; d. 1844.
  7. Joseph, b abt. 1793; m.1815 Sarah Phillips.
  8. William, b. abt 1797. Sally Bowman
  9. Obediah, b. 25 Jan, 1801, TN; m. Louisanna Royalty.

Lydia wrote out the 1820 marriage consent for son, William.  Familysearch lists Lydia as “Loyd” and “father”, but she signed with her nickname, “Lyd Case.”  Lydia’s death date is not known; her last entry on the Washington County tax lists was in 1821.[xviii]

NOTE:  It is unlikely that Seperate Case is the son of William Case, died 1802 in Nelson County; no Seperate is named in William’s will.  The online information for William’s birth is undocumented and probably incorrect. William and Seperate are related—somehow—as y-DNA from Seperate’s descendants matches y-DNA from William’s relatives.

II.  Seperate (I) Hendrickson, 1804 Washington County, Kentucky

Since his first tax list was 1804, he was at least 21; Seperate (I) Hendrickson was born before 1783.  He married the next year, on 30 September, 1805, to Sally Bird, in Nelson County, Kentucky.[xix]  Leonard Hendrickson was an older man named in Nelson and Washington County records, and is assumed to be Seperate’s father.

Seperate (I) Hendrickson is listed on 1804 and 1805 Washington tax list[xx] then from 1806 through 1811, on Nelson County tax lists.[xxi]  He also appears in the 1810 Nelson County census with a wife, one daughter and two sons under 10.[xxii]

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1810 Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky (img 28/39).

Two Seperate Hendricksons fought in the War of 1812: Seperate (I) joined up on 23 August, 1812, serving six months in Capt. Robert Burnet’s Company of Barbee’s Regiment, Kentucky Militia.[xxiii] (The other–see IV. Seperate (II) Hendrickson enlisted in Cumberland County, Kentucky, 12 May 1813.) Seperate (II) received land in 1854, and cannot be Seperate (I) Hendrickson who disappears from the tax lists about 1811, and was apparently deceased before 1820.)[xxiv]

One child is definitely attached to Seperate (I) Hendrickson.  John “Wesley” Hendrickson, who died in 1853, has parents listed on the death record: Seperate & Sarah Hendricks.  Wesley was born in Nelson County (about 1807), and died in Washington County, age 46.[xxv]

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Washington County, Kentucky, death records, 1853.

 

Wesley Hendrickson is listed on the 1840 census near the Bird and Hardin families.  There were several marriages between the Bird-Hardin-Hendricksons–it seems more than likely that these were the children of Seperate and Sally.

Simeon Hendrickson baptized two men named Seperate Hendrickson.  One was his brother, Seperate (Big) Hendrickson who died in 1838.  The other was his “cousin” Seperate Hendrickson, deceased before 1841.  Leonard Hendrickson (listed as uncle on the baptisms[xxvi]) appears to be the father of this Seperate.  Leonard was the older Hendrickson in Washington County, and Seperate (and Simon Hendrickson) is a witness to a bill of sale from Leonard to son William, 16 September, 1805.[xxvii]

Probable children of Seperate Hendrickson and Sarah “Sally” Bird:

  1. Male unnamed, based on 1810 census.
  2. John Wesley, b. c. 1807; m. Polly Hardin, 3 Jan, 1832, Washington County[xxviii]; d. 1853.
  3. Sally, b. c. 1811; m. John Hardin, 11 November, 1827, Nelson County.[xxix]
  4. Drucilla, b. c. 1816; m. Samuel Hardin, 26 April, 1832, Nelson Co.[xxx] Married under name Bird, but children’s death certificates show maiden name as Hendrix.[xxxi]
  5. Mary Jane, m. William Hardin, 21 August, 1827, Nelson Co.[xxxii]

NOTE: This Seperate Hendrickson can be verified as the son of Leonard Hendrickson because Simeon Hendrickson baptizes two Seperates—one was his brother (See V. Seperate (Little)) who died in December 1837 or January 1838, and the other was his cousin, Seperate (II), listed with Leonard’s family members.

III.  Seperate (II) Case, born 1 May, 1790; died 3 December, 1844.

This Seperate Case is named as an heir of Seperate Case who died in 1805.  There was a dispute over land in Tennessee, and he and his living siblings were all named, as well as his mother, Lydia.

Seperate Case (1790) married to Elizabeth “Betsey” Phillips on 30 March, 1813, in Washington County, Kentucky.[xxxiii]  His brother, Joseph, married Sarah Phillips, 18 November, 1815, in Mercer County.[xxxiv]  Older brother, Benjamin was the bondsman.  Seperate is listed in Anderson County, 1830census–indexed at Ancestry.com as Leferate Cole[xxxv].  In 1840, he lived in Anderson County, Kentucky (which had been carved out of Washington and Mercer in 1827). [xxxvi] Based on these two reports Seperate and Betsy had ten children.

Seperate Case died on 3 December, 1844 according to his tombstone.[xxxvii]  His will, written 26 October, was recorded in court on 13 February, 1845. In it he names his wife, Elizabeth, and two sons, John and James, as executors.[xxxviii]

Elizabeth is listed in the 1850 census with the two youngest children, William (b. about 1836) and Elizabeth (b. about 1838).[xxxix] They are next door to the Nancy Robertson (Robinson) household. Elizabeth died 31 August, 1860.[xl]

Children of Seperate and Elizabeth Phillips Case: (based on early marriage records and census)

  1. John, b. c. 1814; m. Frances Morris, 1834; d. May 1889, Anderson Co. Fanny died 1893.
  2. James, b. c. 1816; m. Arena Bryant, 1 Feb, 1833, Anderson Co. Listed 1850 Monroe Co, MO.
  3. Nancy (1820-1901); m. Addison Robinson, 1839; Findagrave Profile No. 14298864.
  4. Sarah (1822-1889); m. Silas N. Phillips; Findagrave Profile No. 37383049.
  5. Mary, b. c. 1825; m. William Crowder, 10 Dec, 1844; (Mother, Elizabeth, signs for marriage).
  6. Eliza, b. c. 1827; m. David R. House, 10 Dec, 1844; (Mother, Elizabeth, signs for marriage).
  7. Caroline, b. c. 1831; m. Arthur Bryant, 13 Jan, 1845; (Mother, Elizabeth signs for marriage).
  8. Elizabeth (1834-1885); m. Anderson Dennis, 1858; Findagrave Profile No. 53605385.
  9. William, b. c. 1836; listed on 1850 Anderson County census with mother.
  10. Based on census records, there was one more daughter.

Note: Based on census records, Seperate and Elizabeth only had seven daughters and three sons–John, James, and William.  Some online pedigrees place Seperate Case (born 1811) in this family, but he was born two years before Seperate and Elizabeth married.  The only male Case with sons born around 1811 was John Case of Washington County.  A Charles Case is also added to Seperate and Elizabeth’s family, but he probably belongs to John of Washington County as well.

IV.  Seperate Hendrixson (Little)

Born about 1792, based on the 1850 Daviess County, Indiana, census.  He is called “Little” because the notation was added to his 1820 census report to distinguish him from the other Seperate Hendrickson in the county.  On the 1820 tax records, he is marked with an L, while the other is marked with a B.  Seperate “Little” was older than Seperate “Big”, so this designation may have been based on actual size.[xli]

This Seperate was the other man in the War of 1812; his cousin, Seperate “Big” being too young.  He volunteered on 12 May 1813, in Burkesville, Kentucky.  He served as a private in Captain George Stockton’s 28th Regiment of Kentucky Troops commanded by Col. Owens. Seperate was discharged on 12 May, 1814, at Ft. Malden, Ontario, Canada, after serving 12 months.[xlii]  He married Susanna Patterson, bond dated 10 December, 1817, bondsman Joseph Patterson[xliii]; consent given on 11 December, 1817, by her mother, Judah Patterson and witnessed by Obadiah Martin.[xliv]

He eventually moved to Indiana, living in 1830 and 1840 Johnson County, and in 1850 in Daviess County, Indiana, which borders Martin County.  A note on an online forum says that one Seperate Hendrickson died in a train accident.[xlv]  I can find no details on that, but several members of the Hendrixson family are buried in Kilgore Cemetery, Daviess County, and they died in September 1858.  Seperate’s tombstone shows the same:

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Children of Seperate and Susan Patterson Hendrixson:

  1. female, unknown, but born between 1817-1820 based on 1820 and 1830 census. She is not listed in the 1840 census.
  1. John, born 1820-25, if he is the oldest son in the census records. His tombstone gives an age that makes his birth 1816, but that was before his parents marriage, and no male is listed in an age group to coincide with that age. He married[xlvi] first Malinda Benham, 1850; then her sister, Sarah, 1853; may have had a third wife, Nancy Syrock, married 1858.  John died September, 1859.[xlvii]
  1. Mary, b. c. 1824; married Alexander Cumpton/Compton, 1845, Daviess County. Family is listed in 1860 Steen Township, Knox County, Indiana.
  1. Elizabeth, married James Miller, 1846, Daviess County, Indiana. No further data.
  1. Pleasant, b.c. 1825; married Elizabeth Brown, 1855. She may have died as he is listed with parents in 1850 census. Pleasant died September, 1858, buried Kilgore Cemetery, Daviess County, IN.[xlviii]
  1. Martin M., born May 1836 (according to 1900 Lincoln Co, KS, census); married Frances Miller, 1856, Daviess County, Indiana. A son, Pleasant F., died 16 Dec 1863, buried at Kilgore Cemetery.[xlix] This family moved to Lincoln County, Kansas.
  1. Susan, b. c. 1832; married Andrew Cunningham, 1848, Daviess County. Susan and child, William Cunningham, are in the Alex and Mary Cumpton household, 1860 Knox County, Indiana. Susan is listed as “Hendrix.”
  1. William R., b. c. 1836, married Elizabeth Strange, 1857, Martin County, Indiana.[l] Died 1885, Lincoln County, Kansas.[li]
  1. Emily, b. c. 1839; married John Wilson, 1856, Daviess County, Indiana. He is buried in the Hendrixson row at Kilgore Cemetery, along with a daughter, Susan.[lii]

NOTE:  The parentage of this Seperate Hendrickson is not confirmed.  He must be a grandson of John and Eve, which narrows down the possibilities.  One of their assumed sons is a younger John Hendrickson who bought land in Mercer County, Kentucky, 1792.[liii]  John also appears on other records, but disappears from Mercer tax lists in 1799.  There is a John Hendrickson on the 1810 Cumberland County, Kentucky, census, who may fit for this man.  If so, that would explain Seperate joining up to fight in the War of 1812 in Burkesville.

V.  Seperate Hendrickson (Big)

Born about 1799, based on age of 21 at marriage in 1820, he married Jemima Moore, 1 March, 1820, in Mercer County, Kentucky.[liv]  They moved to Shelby County, Indiana.

The family is listed on the 1830 Census of Noble Township, Shelby County, Indiana.[lv]  Seperate was 30-40; Jemima was also 30-40.  They had five daughters–three age 5-10, and two age 0-5.

Seperate died before 19 January, 1838, when the inventory of his estate was made, filed in Shelby County probate court.  A large probate file lists his children.[lvi]  No wife is mentioned, so Jemima must have predeceased Seperate.  Seperate and Jemima are listed on the 1841 LDS Baptism list as “brother” and “sister-in-law” to Simeon Hendrickson.

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(from Shelby County Probate Box 22, Estate of Seperate Hendrickson)

Children of Seperate and Jemima Moore Hendrickson:

  1. Elizabeth, an heir, purchased items at the estate sale, 13 Feb, 1838. Hardin Shirley is named as her guardian, along with her seven siblings, on 11 May 1842. She is not named in later deeds or court documents.
  1. Mary, single in 1849 when she sold land from Seperate Hendrickson estate with sisters, Martha and Catharine Johnson (Shelby County Deed Book P, pages 135, 136). May be the Mary Hendrickson who wed Daniel Johnson, July 1849, by Rev. Keeling.[lvii]
  1. Martha, single in 1849 when she sold land from Seperate Hendricksonestaet with sisters, Mary and Catharine Johnson (Shelby County Deed Book P, pages 135, 136). May be the Martha Hendrickson who wed Samuel Johnson, August 1849, by Rev. Keeling.[lviii] Samuel and Martha are listed next to John and Cassandra Moore (and John Hendrickson) on 1850 Shelby County census.[lix]
  1. Catharine, b.c. 1825, married 1845 to Joseph Johnson.[lx] Joseph and Catharine are named in chancery suits and deeds related to the estate of Seperate Hendrickson.
  1. Malinda, named in estate records of Seperate Hendrickson, married William H. Mitchell, 1845, Shelby County.[lxi]
  1. James, b. c. 1830. A receipt for medical services is in Probate Box 22. Listed in 1850 Shelby County census with Joseph and Catharine Johnson.[lxii] He sells land with Joseph and Catharine in 1851 (Deed Book T, page 181).  Appears to be the James who married Nancy Ann Keeling, 1852, Bartholomew County,[lxiii] and died 17 February, 1856.[lxiv]
  1. Esther, a receipt for medical services is in Probate Box 22. She must have died young because she is not named in later court proceedings.
  1. John, b. c. 1834, named in estate of Seperate Hendrickson; possibly the John Hendrickson living with John and Cassandra (Martin) Moore, 1850 Shelby County.[lxv] Likely the John Hendrickson married to Nancy Wasson, 1853,[lxvi] Bartholomew County; then, in 1863, married to Sarah Blades.[lxvii] Listed as John S. Hendrickson in 1860-1880 Shelby County censuses. John died 11 February, 1883.[lxviii]

NOTE: Seperate (Big) is a proven son of William and Nancy Moore Hendrickson because he is named as a brother on the 1841 LDS Baptisms by Simeon Hendrickson.

VI.  Seperate Case, born about 1811, Washington County, Kentucky.

This Seperate Case was born about 1811 and died in 1889.  Since Seperate Case (d. 1844) did not marry until 1813, he must not be the father.  Benjamin Case married in 1806, but he leaves a will and does not mention any son named Seperate.  Therefore, this Seperate Case must be the son of John and Anna Monrow Case who married in 1799, Washington County.

He married on 31 July, 1833, in Anderson County, to Letitia McKinney. The family is listed in 1840 Nelson County with a female 5-10, and a male and female 0-5. They are listed in the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Washington County.  The family was not found on the 1870 census.  Letitia died in April 1880, and is listed on the 1880 Mortality schedule for Anderson County.[lxix]  In the 1880 census, Seperate is listed as age 69 with his children and some grandchildren.  On 28 July, 1880, he married Martha Williams in Anderson County.

Seperate died in 1889 in Nelson County, Kentucky.  His will, written on 24 June, and recorded on 9 September, 1889, is found in Nelson County, Kentucky, Will Book 19, page 265.[lxx]

Children of Seperate and Letitia McKinney Case:

  1. Laura, b. abt 1834; m. John Glass
  2. Matilda, b. abt 1836; m. Benjamin Case, 16 Dec, 1856, Washington Co.
  3. John, b. abt 1838; m. Fanny Strange, 1857 Washington Co. He died before 1866; she remarried to James Keeling.  At least one son, John H. Case, born about 1859.
  4. Martha A. b. 1841; m. Granville Leathers
  5. Nancy, b. abt 1842; m. James L. Summitt, 2 Nov 1865, Nelson County.
  6. Sarah, b. abt 1847; m. John Williams, 7 April, 1884, Jefferson County, KY.
  7. Malvina, b. abt 1849; m. John Bird, 15 Aug, 1867, Anderson Co; d. 23 Jul, 1923, Nelson Co.
  8. James M. b. 1 Jul 1851, Washington Co; 14 Feb 1923, Nelson Co. (based on death certificate[lxxi])
  9. Daniel W. b. abt 1854

VII. Seperate Case, born 1831, son of William and Margaret

Seperate is listed in the 1850 Census of Anderson County, Kentucky, with his parents, William and Margaret; he was 19[lxxii].  His father, William was born about 1805, which determines that William is the son of John and Anna Monrow Case, married in 1799.

Seperate married Harriet Burgan on 15 August, 1852, in Anderson County.[lxxiii]  They are listed in 1860 Anderson County with a young family[lxxiv]; Seperate’s age is incorrect on the record.

He served in the Civil War in Company B, 23rd Kentucky Infantry, and Company L,9th Kentucky Cavalry.[lxxv]

On 10 March, 1894, Seperate married Mattie Burge Whitehouse.  The marriage record confirms his parents’ identities.[lxxvi] Seperate and Mattie are listed in the 1900 census of Anderson County, Kentucky.[lxxvii]  Seperate was age 69, birth in August 1831.  He died on 24 February, 1910[lxxviii] and his widow filed for a pension in March of 1910.[lxxix]

Children of Seperate and Harriet Burgan Case: (Based on census records)

  1. William, b. c. 1856
  2. Thomas b. c. 1857
  3. Joann b. c. 1858
  4. Nancy J. b. 1860
  5. James, b. 1863
  6. Samuel, b. 1864
  7. Robert, b. 1866
  8. Margret, b. 1868
  9. Wade, b. c. 1870
  10. Amanda, b. c. 1878

VIII.  Seperate Case, born 1834.

This Seperate Case is the son of William Case and Sally Bowman, who married 12 May, 1820, in Mercer County, Kentucky.[lxxx]  William was the son of the original Seperate Case (d. 1805).  Seperate is named in the probate record of his father, William H. Case, filed in 1848, in Lewis County, Missouri.[lxxxi]  He is listed in the household of Luke and Elizabeth Adams, in 1850 Marion County, Missouri.  No further details were found about this Seperate Case.

IX.  Seperate Case, born 1837-38, son of Obediah and Louisiana

Obediah Case was the son of Seperate and Lydia Case, born about 1801 in Tennessee.  He married Louisiana Royalty on 25 October, 1825, in Washington County, Kentucky.[lxxxii]  This family is listed in 1830 Anderson County, Kentucky,[lxxxiii] then to Clay County, Indiana (near brother, Joseph) by 1840.[lxxxiv]  The 1850 census of Lyons County, Iowa, finally names Seperate Case, age 12 in the household; his birthplace was Indiana.[lxxxv]

He married Samantha Batcheller, 18 March, 1861, in Clinton County, Iowa.  The name is indexed at Familysearch.org as Leperela Case.[lxxxvi]  Later marriage records name several of their children.

Seperate died on 27 November, 1904, in Clinton County, Iowa.  He has a Findagrave profile, No. 130072211.[lxxxvii]  He left a will, filed on 30 November, 1904, in Tama County, Iowa.[lxxxviii]

Children of Seperate and Samantha Case: [lxxxix]

  1. Sidney S. Case, b. c. 1862
  2. Lemuel G. Case, b. c. 1864
  3. Ebenezer Case, b.c. 1867
  4. Cornelius Case, b. c. 1870
  5. Cora Roxana Case, b. c. 1873
  6. Nora Case, b. c. 1875

X.  Seperate Case, born 1838, son of Joseph and Sarah Phillips Case

Joseph Case, born about 1793, son of Seperate and Lydia Case, married Sarah Phillips, bond dated  18 November, 1814, in Mercer County, Kentucky.[xc]  They removed to Clay County, Indiana.

In 1850, the family is listed in Van Buren Township, Clay County.[xci]  The son Seperate is listed as a female, Severetta, but this is corrected in later censuses.  (Apparently, the census taker made a mistake.)

In 1860, Joseph, now a widower, and three children are in Adel, Dallas County, Iowa.  Seperate is listed as 21.[xcii]

On 25 May, 1865, Seperate P. married Adelphia Adaline Sherod Miller, in Dallas County, Iowa.[xciii]

By 1880, Seperate and Adelphia are listed with one daughter, Althea, in Madison County, Iowa.[xciv]

In the census of 1900, Seperate’s birth is given as September,  1838, in Indiana. Two sons, William J., age 18, and Ersie N., age 15, are listed.  Seperate and Adelphia are also listed in the 1910 and 1920 census records of Madison County, Iowa.

Seperate died in 1921.  He has a Findagrave  profile, No. 12623990.[xcv] Adelphia died in 1924.[xcvi]

Only three children are known; if there were others, they may have been born and died between 1880 and 1900.  The recorded children are Althea, William, and Ersie.

This Seperate Case was the last man to carry the name.

XI.  Seperate Case, born 1838, son of James and Arena

James Case and Arena Bryant were married 9 November, 1833, in Anderson County, Kentucky.[xcvii]  James was the son of Seperate and Elizabeth Case Phillips.  He moved to Monroe County, Missouri, where his family is listed in 1850.[xcviii]  Seperate was age 12.  No further information was found about this Seperate.  This family may have moved to Texas; names of the brothers were found in that state, but no Seperate Case could be located.

 

XII.  Seperate P. Case, born between 1860-1863, son of Benjamin Case.

Benjamin Case, son of Joseph and Sarah Phillips Case, died in 1863 at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War.  His pension papers mention his wife, Sarah A., and a minor son, Seperate P. Case.   Since he is not listed with Benjamin on the 1860 Calhoun, Harrison County, Iowa census, this son would have been born after 1860 but before 1863.  No further records have been found about this Seperate P. Case.

Other men named Seperate

John Septer Case.

Surely  a variation of the name, Seperate, John Septer Case was born in 1899 in Henry County, Iowa.  His father was Cornelius C. Case, a son of Seperate Case and Samantha Bacheller.  John Septer Case, died in 1962, and may have been the very last man on earth to carry, at least part of, the name.

Henry Separate Case

A public online family tree[xcix] shows a Henry Seperate Case (LeRoy) born in 1887 in Iowa.  This person appears to be a another grandson of Seperate Case and Samantha Batcheller, although the tree shows incorrect lineage for this person.

Lewis Separate Solomon

The online pedigree for the Solomon Family owned by user LarryJacqueline, shows a Lewis Separate Solomon, born 1859 in Clark County, Missouri, son of Lewis Solomon and Mary Case (1824-1888).  According to the tree, Mary is the daughter of Joseph Case and Sarah Phillips.  Lewis Solomon and Mary Case were wed in Putnam County, Indiana, on 25 May, 1845.  A link to the record is https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GR1T-1Y6?i=105&cc=1410397

A Findagrave profile, NO. 52220146, for Lewis Separate Solomon, shows he died on 12 July, 1905, in Boyd County, Nebraska.[c]

Not Seperate James

The 1920 Census for Angelina County, Texas[ci], lists a Seperate James, son of William and Josefina James.  If this man was named Seperate, he might also be related; however, other census records show that his name was actually Shepherd James.  A Shepherd James died in Brazoria County, Texas, 16 December 1967.[cii]

 

THE EARLIEST SEPERATE…EVER?

Genealogy is a collaborative science.  It helps when others are working on the same questions, looking for the same answers.  Invariably, one catches what another misses.  As this article was about wrapped up, Judy Case Ragan, a very careful and serious researcher on the Seperate Case family sent me a message:  Have you seen the will of Daniel Corwin, 1747, naming his grandson Seperate?

STOP THE PRESSES!

Daniel Corwin wrote his will on 4 September, 1747,[ciii] and in it he named several children and two grandsons, Edward and Seperate, who apparently are brothers.  Although derivatives and abstracts call these grandsons Edward Corwin and Seperate Corwin, the original does not give them a surname.  It is assumed they are Corwins.  The will withholds their bequests (of 5 pounds each) until they turn 21.  These boys were born after 1726, but before 1747.  It looks that they would be at least one generation older than Seperate Case of Kentucky, but the Corwin name often appears in the same localities in Kentucky.  In fact, Daniel Corwin’s aunt was Martha Corwin Case, wife of Henry Case of Southold, Suffolk County, New York.  There were several Corwin-Case unions.   Seperate Corwin—if indeed he is a Corwin—is the earliest man with the name, and he is related to the Case family.  Surely he is the progenitor of this unusual and unique given name.

A SEPARATE PEACE

It is frustrating that no one can find any record of a Seperate Hendrickson born around 1737; inevitably, this probably means there was no such man. IF there was a man named Seperate Hendrickson born about 1737, a record would appear—we have random records for other men in that generation in that area of Kentucky and earlier in Pennsylvania.  The record of a John Hendrickson in 1787, with an unnamed widow, and with an administrator named Seperate Case, makes it very likely that, somehow, the name Seperate got mixed up with the wrong person.  The LDS baptisms derivatives erroneously stating Seperate Case was married to Eve, Widow Hendrickson, makes this even more probable.

There can be no doubt though, that there were three younger Seperate Hendricksons and they all appear to be grandsons of Eve, Widow Hendrickson.   Certainly they are named after Seperate Case—he’s the only Seperate in the Universe at the time. So, why this honor? If Seperate Case was married to Lydia HENDRICKSON, then he would be an uncle to the three Seperate Hendricksons.  Being the administrator in place of Eve, makes that plausible.  This means that all the Seperate Hendricksons and all the Seperate Cases were related.  If so, then it is not too presumptive to say they must be related to Seperate Corwin.  This link will show a chart of how the several Seperates were connected.  More research is needed to divine the specific relationship of Seperate Corwin to Seperate Case.

If you know of a man named Seperate that was missed in this article, I would love to know about him.  Maybe he will be the next clue to uncovering the origins of this interesting first name.

 

ENDNOTES

[i] https://www.familysearch.org/patron/v2/TH-208-37000-196-8/dist.txt?ctx=ArtCtxPublic

[ii] Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Nauvoo Temple. Baptisms for the dead 1840-1845.Baptism Registers Vol. A, 1840-1841.Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, 1967, 1972.  LDS Microfilm No. 5270300.

[iii] Nelson County, Kentucky, Order Book, May 1785-May 1788, p, 451. FHL Film No. 07835949, image226. Familysearch.org.

[iv] Nelson County Will Book, 1784-1790, page 25-26. “Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GP35-97BY?cc=1875188&wc=37RR-RM7%3A173614801%2C173614802 : 20 May 2014), Nelson > Probate records, 1784-1790 > image 18 of 44; county courthouses, Kentucky.

[v] Marriage register for Elijah Queen to Barbara Hendrickson: “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9S7-QWZB?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-4KR%3A1300302701 : 17 May 2018), 004261199 > image 140 of 608; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.  A second marriage record with consent for Barbara Queen proving she is daughter of Eve Hendrickson:  “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-Y691-HW?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-WW8%3A148169601 : 17 May 2018), 004705524 > image 269 of 679; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[vi] A second marriage record with consent for Barbara Queen proving she is daughter of Eve Hendrickson:  “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-Y691-HW?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-WW8%3A148169601 : 17 May 2018), 004705524 > image 269 of 679; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[vii] Marriage consent for James McBrayers Junr to Naomi Hendrakes, 1794, Mercer County, Kentucky. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YXSC-3P?i=1043&cc=1804888

[viii] Petition 58, Oct  1789. Ancestry.com. Petitions of the early inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia : 1769-1792 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Robertson, James Rood,. Petitions of the early inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia : 1769-1792. Louisville, Ky.: J.P. Morton & Co., printers to the Filson Club, 1914.

[ix] Petition 84, Oct 27, 1790. Ibid.

[x]  “Bourbon county, Kentucky Taxpayers, 1787-1799.”  Miami Beach: TLC Genealogy, 1990, 1992. (Viewed at the McGrady-Brockman Library, Vincennes, IN.)

[xi] Washington County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor. Tax Books, 1792-1875. Frankfort Kentucky: Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953.  FHL Film No. 7834519 and 7834520.

[xii] Year: 1850; Census Place: Lyons, Clinton, Iowa; Roll: M432_182; Page: 197B; Image: 385. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[xiii] Bullitt County, Kentucky, Tax List.  Year 1805,List 1. FHL Film No. 7834406.

[xiv] Bullitt County, Kentucky, Will Book A, p 37-38. FHL Film No. 4819544.

[xv] Bond for John Case to Anna Monrow. FHL Film No.  007730864. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BT-TSQB-W

[xvi] Consent for Anna Monrow to John Case, given by Frederick Cotton, 3 September, 1799.  John Hendrickson signs as witness.  Washington County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds and Parental Permissions, 1792-1826. FHL Film No.007730864; image 787.

[xvii] Year: 1810; Census Place: Washington, Kentucky; Roll: 8; Page: 335; Image: 00332; Family History Library Film: 0181353. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1810 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[xviii] Washington County, Kentucky, Tax List. 1821. Page 12. (FHL Film No. 007834520, Image 256.)

[xix] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-BSZF-Z?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W41%3A148166601 : 17 May 2018), 004705518 > image 382 of 1060; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-BSZF-Z?i=381&cc=1804888

[xx] Washington County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor. Tax Books, 1792-1875. Frankfort Kentucky: Kentucky State Historical Society.  FHL Film No. 7834519 and 7834520.

[xxi] Nelson County ( Kentucky). Tax Assessor. Tax Books (Nelson County, Kentucky), 1792-1894.  Frankfort Kentucky: Kentucky State Historical Society. FHL Film No. 7763746.

[xxii] “United States Census, 1810,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YY2-S5TV?cc=1803765&wc=QZZC-1QT%3A1588180103%2C1588181713%2C1588181714 : 1 December 2015), Kentucky > Nelson > Bardstown > image 28 of 39; citing NARA microfilm publication M252, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

[xxiii] Wilder, Minnie S. and Glenn Glift.  Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812.   CHECK AT MCGRADY!

[xxiv] Compilation of research conducted by Karyn Greenstreet into the War of 1812 records–see notes xxiii and xxxv; also research by Dann Norton into Kentucky tax lists showing Seperate Hendrickson in Washington County, 1804-05, Nelson County 1806-07, 1810-11.

[xxv] Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives; Frankfort, Kentucky. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

[xxvi] See Volume A, p70. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Nauvoo Temple. Baptisms for the dead 1840-1845.Baptism Registers Vol. A, 1840-1841.Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, 1967, 1972.  LDS Microfilm No. 5270300.

[xxvii] Washington County Deed Book C, p 180. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-TS82-C?cat=134756

[xxviii] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJS-LWLF : accessed 16 September 2018), Westley Hendrichson and Polly Hardin, 3 Jan 1832; citing Washington, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 551,244.

[xxix] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YX9F-5V?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W43%3A148216001 : 17 May 2018), 004705582 > image 54 of 530; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[xxx] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YX9F-F6?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W43%3A148216001 : 17 May 2018), 004705582 > image 55 of 530; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[xxxi] See “Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSMN-P7X : 20 October 2016), Mary Elizabeth Hardin, 1913; citing Death, Bruth Grove, Washington, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,915,021.

[xxxii] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9S7-Q34C?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-4KR%3A1300302701 : 17 May 2018), 004261199 > image 82 of 608; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[xxxiii] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJS-ZP4F : accessed 22 May 2018), Seperate Case and Betsy Phillips, 30 Mar 1813; citing Washington, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 241,382.

[xxxiv] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YFS5-72?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W4L%3A148174801 : 17 May 2018), 004705528 > image 89 of 302; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[xxxv] 1830; Census Place: Anderson, Kentucky; Series: M19; Roll: 33; Page: 104; Family History Library Film: 0007812. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data: Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[xxxvi] Year: 1840; Census Place: Anderson, Kentucky; Page: 95. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[xxxvii] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 September 2018), memorial page for Separate K. Case (1 May 1790–3 Dec 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14052568, citing Dennis Family Cemetery, Anderson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Terri Sherrow (contributor 46828906) .

[xxxviii] Seperate Case Will, Anderson Co, KY Book A, p 99. “Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9PSY-X8T?cc=1875188&wc=37RV-BZW%3A173384301%2C174125101 : 20 May 2014), Anderson > Will records, Index, 1827-1963, Vol. A > image 77 of 130; county courthouses, Kentucky.

[xxxix]  “United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6Q3S-ZMT?cc=1401638&wc=95RX-GPN%3A1031325101%2C1031307202%2C1031335501 : 9 April 2016), Kentucky > Anderson > Anderson county, part of > image 107 of 120; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

[xl] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 September 2018), memorial page for Elizabeth Jane Phillips Case (22 Nov 1795–31 Aug 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14052615, citing Dennis Family Cemetery, Anderson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Terri Sherrow (contributor 46828906) .

[xli] There are family stories among some Hendrickson researchers that their ancestors were extremely tall men, some over six feet tall.

[xlii] The wording is taken from a deposition made by Seperate Hendrickson on 24 October, 1850, in Martin County, Indiana, as part of his claim for military bounty land.  From the files of Karyn Greenstreet.

[xliii] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YFSF-JZ?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W42%3A148176301 : 17 May 2018), 004705530 > image 112 of 844; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[xliv] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YFSX-1B?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W42%3A148176301 : 17 May 2018), 004705530 > image 113 of 844; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[xlv] The forum post was left by Jeanne Brown on 31 October, 2009.  https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/hendrickson/1899/

[xlvi] All Daviess County, Indiana marriages located at Familysearch.org, Daviess County (Indiana). Clerk of the Circuit Court. Marriage records, Daviess County, Indiana, 1817-1953.

[xlvii] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 September 2018), memorial page for John Hendrixson (unknown–Sep 1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 189840029, citing Kilgore Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Dann Norton (contributor 46880760) .

[xlviii] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 September 2018), memorial page for Pleasant Hendrixson (unknown–Sep 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 189839894, citing Kilgore Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Dann Norton (contributor 46880760) .

[xlix] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 September 2018), memorial page for Pleasant Hendrixson (Oct 1863–16 Dec 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48272547, citing Kilgore Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jon Rice (contributor 46896745) .

[l] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-T1S3-4G?cc=1410397&wc=Q8SH-5C3%3A962974501%2C962974502 : 21 January 2016), Martin > 1846-1859 Volume 1 > image 172 of 215; County clerk offices, Indiana.

[li] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 September 2018), memorial page for William Riley Hendrickson (1837–2 Dec 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51432626, citing Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by ksrose (contributor 47255712) .

[lii] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 September 2018), memorial page for John Wilson (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48325865, citing Kilgore Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jon Rice (contributor 46896745) . And also, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 September 2018), memorial page for Susan Wilson (unknown–12 Sep), Find A Grave Memorial no. 189845003, citing Kilgore Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Dann Norton (contributor 46880760) .

[liii] Mercer County, Kentucky.  Deed Book 1, p 457.  John Hunt to John Hendrickson, 16 May, 1792.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-R95J-H?i=238&cat=433593

[liv] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YN97-S2?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W4R%3A148176601 : 17 May 2018), 004705531 > image 114 of 867; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[lv] “United States Census, 1830,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YBQ-RVB?cc=1803958&wc=35YC-KNS%3A1588469004%2C1588469803%2C1588470243 : 14 August 2015), Indiana > Shelby > Noble > image 3 of 8; citing NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

[lvi] Shelby County, Indiana. Probate Box 22.  File retrieved and sent to Dann Norton by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Shelby County historian: phyllis@shelbycountyindiana.org.

[lvii] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFZB-19W : 10 December 2017), Daniel Johnson and Mary Hendrickson, 24 Jul 1849; citing Shelby, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,401,800.

[lviii] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFZ1-MV5 : 10 December 2017), Samuel Johnson and Martha Hendrickson, 23 Aug 1849; citing Shelby, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,401,800.

[lix] Year: 1850; Census Place: Noble, Shelby, Indiana; Roll: M432_172; Page: 285A; Image: 143. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[lx] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFZB-P42 : 10 December 2017), Joseph Johnson and Catharine Hendrickson, 27 Feb 1845; citing Shelby, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,401,800.

[lxi] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9BLN-7HH?cc=1410397&wc=Q83F-4PR%3A963086101%2C963093301 : 21 January 2016), Shelby > 1843-1846 Volume 5 > image 205 of 216; County clerk offices, Indiana.

[lxii] “United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6S44-6SY?cc=1401638&wc=95R6-2J5%3A1031336301%2C1031681101%2C1031593501 : 9 April 2016), Indiana > Shelby > Noble > image 29 of 31; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

[lxiii] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXYG-B4S : 8 December 2017), James Hendrickson and Nancy Ann Keeling, 18 Mar 1852; citing Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,301,625.

[lxiv] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 September 2018), memorial page for James Hendrickson (5 Sep 1830–17 Feb 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51040528, citing Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Barb Huff (contributor 46904480) .

[lxv] Year: 1850; Census Place: Noble, Shelby, Indiana; Roll: M432_172; Page: 285A; Image: 143. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[lxvi] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXYP-SMD : 8 December 2017), John Hendrickson and Nancy Wasson, 18 Aug 1853; citing Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,301,625.

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[lxix] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880, and Related Indexes, 1850-1880; Archive Collection: T655; Archive Roll Number: 16; Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Kentucky; Page: 244

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[lxxi] Nelson County, Kentucky. Death Certificate No. 5590, James M. Case, d. 14 Feb 1923. Parents named as Sep Case and Lucia McKinna.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9TF-N3N9-X

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[lxxiii] “Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4WX-CTG : 11 February 2018), Seperate Case and Harriet Burgan, 15 Aug 1852; citing Anderson,Kentucky, reference ; FHL microfilm 0216815 IT 3.

[lxxiv] Year: 1860; Census Place: Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: M653_353; Page: 530; Family History Library Film: 803353. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

[lxxv] The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 – 2007; Record Group Number: 15; Series Title: U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Series Number: T288

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[lxxvii] “United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WC-63V : accessed 23 May 2018), Seph Case, Magisterial District 5, Goodnight, Anderson, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7, sheet 12B, family 232, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,506.

[lxxviii] Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 September 2018), memorial page for Separate Case (31 Aug 1831–24 Feb 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106178415, citing New Liberty Christian Church Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Rosemary McFarland (contributor 47791938) .

[lxxix] The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 – 2007; Record Group Number: 15; Series Title: U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Series Number: T288

[lxxx] “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-YN9H-J2?cc=1804888&wc=QD3Q-W4R%3A148176601 : 17 May 2018), 004705531 > image 42 of 867; Madison County Courthouse, Richmond.

[lxxxi] Anderson County, Kentucky, Will Book A, p. 99.

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[lxxxiii] “United States Census, 1830,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YYV-WKL?cc=1803958&wc=35YH-3YD%3A1588469303%2C1588471810%2C1588469601 : 14 August 2015), Kentucky > Anderson > Not Stated > image 37 of 47; citing NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

[lxxxiv] Year: 1840; Census Place: Clay, Indiana; Page: 334. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[lxxxv] Year: 1850; Census Place: Lyons, Clinton, Iowa; Roll: M432_182; Page: 197B; Image: 385. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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[lxxxix] Based on 1880 census of Benton County, Iowa, and Iowa Marriages at familysearch.org.

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11 thoughts on “Twelve–no Thirteen–Men Named Seperate

  1. Well researched and well written. What a confusing mess. We have assumed that Eve was Native American. What if John Hendrickson were also at least part Native American? They changed their names four times in life, and sometimes took names of people they admired. Yet one more confusing thing to think about. My first cousin, Sue Weaver, and I both have Native American DNA according to 23andMe, but my full brother does not. Luck of the genetic draw. We three are descended from Isaac Shirley and Catherine Hendrickson.

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    • I hope to be able to test (somewhat) whether this Eve was native american. Assuming John and Eve are the parents of Lydia (previously thought to be a Moore) who married Separate Case then my family (father, aunt, uncles, great uncles, grandmother) all would be mtDNA carriers of Lydia and thus Eve. It is my plan to get a full mtDNA on this matriline sussed out. Hopefully other potential mtDNA carriers from Eve exist and would be willing to do the same.

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  2. […] This article is about Lydia, the wife of Seperate Case.  First, there is a lot of wrong information about Seperate Case—for instance, he did not die in1810 in Anderson County, Kentucky.  Rather, he died in 1805 in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  You can prove this by the probate records in Bullitt County.  For more on Seperate Case, please read the article, Twelve—No Thirteen—Men Named Seperate. […]

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  3. Thank you for this post. For years I have wondered why people believe William Mesoch Case to be the father of Seperate K. Case. I see this information repeated in multiple family trees — and had it in my own for a while — but I have never seen any documentation to back it up …. only a will from William that does not even mention Seperate. I am a descendant of Seperate through his son Obadiah, and the identity of Seperate’s father is one of the real puzzles in my family tree. In case it is helpful to know, my late father’s DNA test does show him distantly related to a few descendants of Ichabod Case (presumably William’s father), which does suggest a connection to William’s family somehow. I am looking at these trees to see if I can come up with the source of the connection, but sometimes the trees do not contain enough info. to be helpful. Would love to know of some other folks working on this problem.

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  4. Looks as if I may well be a direct descendant of these two through Seperate (II). This Nancy his daughter who married Addison Robinson (my putative 2nd ggf) seemed to have my ggf George Franklin long after Addison was dead. So that does not eliminate Nancy as my 2nd ggm. A John Sea is a candidate for being my 2nd ggf but I don’t think I will ever know.

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  5. Interesting. I also come down from William and Nancy. My 2nd. Great Grandparents are Joseph William Hendrickson and his wife Margaret Moore. Margaret is the daughter of Jacob Moore and Rebecca Paddock. The Hendrickson’s, Moore’s, and Paddock’s seem to marry within each others families. Also there are a few Coy’s in that mix. Mercer County must have been a hopping place to live in back in the day.

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    • Linda, thanks for reading. Be sure to search Hendrickson and “Austin Moore” for additional articles with my research (and some from Karyn Greenstreet). Your Joseph William is a bit of mystery because of some probate records in Decatur. I would like to know more about your line. My e-mail address is dmnor10@yahoo.com.

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