|Also Known As:||"Okey", "Okie"|
|Birthplace:||New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey|
|Death:||Died in Poplar Flat, Lewis, Kentucky, United States|
|Cause of death:||"The family tradition is that while he was sitting in front of the open fireplace, he fell into it and was burned so badly he died as a result."|
Son of Daniel Williamse Hendrickson; Ida Hendrickson and Magdalena Hendrickson
|Managed by:||Private User|
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About Oke Hendrickson
His first name may also have been spelled "Auke" in some sources.
Prior to the Revolutionary War, Oke was an innholder at Hightstown, NJ. At various times, he lived in Monmouth, MIddlesex and Mercer Cos., NJ
During the Revolutionary War, he was a surgeon in the war and served with the 3rd Battallion of Middlesex County, New Jersey, commanded by Major Robert Nixon.
According to the book "Hendrickson's of NY, NJ & PA" by Marie McConnell, he is also listed in the records as a "horseman", and his son Daniel is said to have related stories of riding behind him on his horse while he ministered to the wounded.
For services rendered during the war, he was given 3,617 1/2 acres of land in Mason and Lewis County, Kentucky (Jilsons land grants).
Acres: 1808 3/4 acres
Deed Book: No. 8
Date: 9/ /1796
Acres: 1808 3/4 acres
Deed Book: No. 10
On his pensioner applications, he used the name Oke.
When he went to Kentucky, he went to a station near where Maysville now stands, and from there to Lewis County.
The Lewis County court met at Oke's home at Poplar Flat for about two years before Clarksburg was officially selected as the county seat. He donated a tract of land and laid out a proposed village named Mt. Vernon, but the court voted to move to Clarksburg anyway
In 2011 this profile was locked due to "vandalism" with this note:
"Locked due to deletion. Luckily, was able to recover and revert. Please don't delete shared profiles and feel free to contact curator for assistance."
Unlocked July 2014, but please - don't delete common ancestors. If a correction is needed contact managers, curators, or raise a discussion.
Oke Hendrickson's Timeline
November 24, 1734
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey
January 6, 1769
Hightown, Mercer Co., New Jersey
April 5, 1784
August 22, 1786
Poplar Flats, Lewis Co., Kentucky
March 1, 1830
Poplar Flat, Lewis, Kentucky, United States