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Hendricks - Silas

Source: H W Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 520

Silas Hendricks, farmer, Waynetown, was born January 6, 1837, in Morgan County, Indiana, and is a son of Ambrose and Clarinda (Mayfield) Hendricks, both natives of Kentucky.
They moved to Owen County, Indiana, then to Morgan County, where he died in 1838, and she in 1878.
Both are buried in Morgan County.
She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Silas continued to live with his mother till twenty-two years of age.
He was then married, November 10, 1859, to Sarah E. Stout, daughter of Wm. H. and Julia Stout, of Morgan County, Indiana, where she was born January 14, 1842.
Mr. Hendricks has devoted his life to the farm.
In 1866 he moved to Montgomery County and bought 160 acres of land, being the E. ½ of S.W. ¼ and the W. ½ of S.E. ¼ of Sec. 27, R. 6 W., Coal Creek township.
He also bought forty acres in Sec. 34.
In 1872 he built his present large dwelling, 25 x 34, two stories in the main, with kitchen 12 x 24, at a cost of $3,500.
Mr. Hendricks is a successful farmer, and a democrat in politics.
He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.
They have had five children:
Homer D. (deceased), Beatrice M., Clara A., Effie P. and Lulu M.
Mr. Hendricks had three brothers in the civil war:
W.C. Hendricks, H.H. Newton, and N.J. Newton.
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