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A Headrick Genealogy


This site tells my family story, dating from 1651 to present.

The Headrick family name existed in Germany as early as the 13th Century.  An old high German name, it was properly spelled "Hadurich," which means "Prince of the Battle." 

Variations in the spelling of the Headrick name include:  Hedrick, Heddrich, Heidrick, Heydrich, Hedrich, and Hetrick.  These variations are the result of both phonetic spellings by immigration, census, military, and other record keepers over the years and direct changes in the spelling by Headrick family members themselves. 

This site traces a Headrick line back to the 17th Century in Langenselbold, Germany.  A part of the Holy Roman Empire at that time, Langenselbold still exists today and is located several miles to the northwest of modern Frankfurt, Germany.  Headrick family members in this line were also among the earliest settlers in the United States, and they arrived here aboard the sail-ship "Elizabeth" in 1733. 

The image above is called "The Spirit of 76," and it exemplifies the life of William Hedrick, a Headrick ancestor in this line that was a fifer in the Continental Army serving under George Washington.  William and many of the other Headricks you will read about on this site are buried in Headrick's Chapel Cemetery in Wear's Valley, Tennessee.  Headrick's Chapel is a recognized National Historic Site.

Twelve Generations of Headricks and Counting!


1. Micheal Heddrich 1651-1721  (wife Anna Maria)

2. Carl (Coblin) Hedrich 1693-? (Elizabeth Ermoldt)

3. Henry (Cohan) Hetrick 1729-1785 (Catherine Haideberg)

4. William Hedrick 1744-1839 (Margaret Myers)

5. John Headrick 1775-1867 (Elizabeth (Lizzie) Myers)

6. James Headrick 1808-1865 (Minerva Stephenson)

7. John Headrick 1836-1883 (Susannah Nancy Cruze)

8. Franklin Headrick 1875-1961 (Jennie Poe)

9. William Orville Headrick 1902-1979 (Ethel Mabelle Farmer)

10. Paul Edward Headrick 1933-current (Nancy Geraldine Billingsley)

11. Nathan Paul Headrick 1974-current (Kerry Ann Kilar)

12. Lance Paul Headrick 2008 -current; Jack Anders Headrick 2010 - current; Liam James Headrick 2012- current

Email me at pghead6@centurylink.net.