Biography - John Hendrix

Dr. John T. HENDRIX, Fillmore, was born in Tennessee in 1845. Harrison HENDREIX, his father, a merchant, was born in Tennessee. Editha TAYLOR, his mother, was a descendant of President TAYLOR, and was the mother of four children, the subject being the second child. He was raised near Elizabethton, Tenn., and remained with his father until sixteen years of age. He then entered the Confederate army, in Company C, First Regiment Tennessee Artillery; was taken prisoner at the siege of Vicksburg; had taken part in several previous engagements; was sent to St. Louis prison, but, through the influence of President Johnson, was released in a short time. He remained in St. Louis six months after being released from prison; then came to Montgomery County, and settled in East Fork Township. He was married in 1865 t Miss Clotilda B. COFFEEN, born in Jefferson County, N. Y., in the year 1850. She was the mother of five children, all living. She died March 9, 1875. His second wife, Dorcas F. BOST, was born in Illinois in the year 1857. Her father, Martin BOST, born in North Carolina, died about the year 1872. Hannah J. BOST, her mother, born in New Hampshire, is still living. Subject commenced the study of medicine in 1873, with Drs. HANES & WASHBURN, of Hillsboro; remained with them three years; then attended Medical College in St. Louis, Mo., in 1877, and graduated in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1878. He first settled at Fairview, in June, 1879, and remained there until October; then removed to the place where he now resides, and bought fifteen acres of land, and has it well improved with all conveniences necessary. He is highly esteemed as a man, as well as a physician; has a good practice.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 302.

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