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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Rev. Alexander Hendrix is a resident of Piney Township, Pulaski Co., Mo., and was born in North Carolina March 27, 1831, being a son of Jesse and Abi (Worthington) Hendrix, who were North Carolinians, born August 23, 1809, and September 8, 1809, respectively. The father was of English descent, a farmer by occupation, and always resided in his native State, but died in Georgia in 1855, while there on business. His widow is still living, and since 1871 has resided in Rush County, Ind., with her sixth son, Henry L. She is a member of the Baptist Church, and became the mother of eleven children, all of whom grew to maturity, and eight are now living. Rev. Alexander Hendrix is the eldest of the family, and made his home with his parents until twenty years of age, attending the district schools during the winter months. In 1851 he was married to Miss Mary E. Haneycutt, who was born in Stanley County, N. C., in 1830, and is a daughter of Edmond and Malitia (Morgan) Haneycutt, both of whom were of Dutch descent. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix, five of whom are living. Mr. Hendrix resided in his native State for three years after his marriage, and in 1854 immigrated to Indiana, and in 1869 came to Missouri, locating in Pulaski County, where he has since lived. He joined the Union Baptist Church in 1850, and was ordained in Indiana a minister of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He has organized a number of churches, and since coming to Missouri has joined the Friendship Baptist Church, and was chosen its pastor. In 1870 he was elected missionary of the Gasconade River Baptist Association, and was afterward chosen missionary of the Dixon Baptist Association. He is now pastor of three churches. Since being ordained he has been instrumental in saving many souls. He has preached about 2,436 sermons, baptized 635 different persons, and has received into the church about 1,320 persons. He has a good farm of 223 acres, 100 of which are under cultivation, and is president of the County Wheel organization. He is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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