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James Hendrix

James Hendrix, was born in Shrewsbury Township, October 31, 1838. His parents were Joshua H. and Susan (Klinefelter) Hendrix, of York County. His great-grandfather Hendrix, settled in Beaver County, Penn. There were but two children in the family, one sister having died while quite young.

James H. was reared in Shrewsbury Village and attended the common schools. He learned the plasterer's trade while yet young, and followed it for five years.

In August, 1861, he enlisted at Shrewsbury, and was appointed duty sergeant of Company D, Eighty-seventh Regiment, 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served three years, participating in the following battles: Cold Harbor, Wilderness and with Grant's army at Petersburg. He was with Sheridan at Winchester and Strasburgh; for three months was in the hospital.

Returning from the war, he engaged in railroading; first with the Northern Central Railroad one year, then clerking in McDowell's store for three years. In 1868 he went to Illinois for four months, but returned to Shrewsbury; in 1869, he was appointed postmaster at Shrewsbury, which position he held up to January 22, 1874; was re-appointed postmaster December 3, 1874, and still holds the position (June 20, 1885).

In 1869 he had engaged in mercantile business, which he is running in conjunction with the postoffice, and to this he has devoted his entire atteution. In 1860 he was married to Angeline Sechrist, daughter of Abraham Sechrist, of Shrewsbury. They have one child--Eudora. His wife dying in 1865, he married, in 1873, in Fawn Township, Priscilla Davis, daughter of John W. Davis. Their only child died in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is trustee and recording steward; he is also an Odd Fellow, member of the Encampment, and commander of Post 342, G. A. R., at Shrewsbury.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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