James Hamrick (1815-1896) and Rachel Markley (1816-1887)  

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b. 3 Feb 1815 in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH
m. 14 May 1837 in Coshocton Co.
d. 6 Aug 1896 in Wyanet, Bureau Co., IL

b.  20 Mar 1816 in Coshocton Co., OH
d. 20 Aug 1887 in Wyanet

James Hamrick is a descendant of Patrick Hamrick (1684-1764) of Prince William County, VA. I will add this line to my pages soon.

James and Rachel moved to Wyanet township, Bureau Co., IL sometime around 1839 (there are conflicted reports as to the exact year), one of the original settlers of the region. Their home was in the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section 22 of Wyanet township, about a mile east of the current town of Wyanet. The farm was well-located on the Center Prairie, perhaps the richest tract of land in the county, and bordering the timber land of the West Bureau Creek.

James is listed as a founding member of the Baptist Church in Princeton, which was organized in 1836. He served as supervisor of Wyanet township from 1852-55, 1871-76, and 1881-82.

Children of James and Rachel Hamrick:

  1. John C. Hamrick, b. 12 Feb 1839; d. 1915 in Bureau Co. He m. Isaphine DIGGINS.
  2. Elizabeth Hamrick, b. about 1839.
  3. Christina Hamrick, b. about 1841.
  4. Ann J. Hamrick, b. 7 Jun 1846; d. 20 Apr 1888 in Bureau Co. She m. Richard WOOLVEN.
  5. Rebecca Hamrick, b. 1849.
  6. Charlotte Hamrick, b. 4 Jun 1850.
  7. James W. Hamrick, b. 1855. He m. Mary L. WYATT. They had children Bert, Ella, Vital, Edith, Lorenzo, Junida, Rachel, and Gladys.
Pictures and Stuff

Early settlers of Bureau County, including James Hamrick (#25)

Biography of son John C. Hamrick
Biography of son James W. Hamrick

From Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet:
    James Hamrick monument
    Monument inscription for James
    Monument inscription for Rachel

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Charlotte Hamrick James Hamrick
Rachel Markley


Harrington, George B. Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois (1906).

Matson, N. Map of Bureau County, Illinois (Chicago: Tribune Company, 1867). Reprinted by Windmill Publications, Mt. Vernon, IN.

Our Town - History of Wyanet 1828-1973.

Genealogy of Stephen R. Moore - Family Page of James Hamrick and Rachel Markley
© 2000 Stephen R. Moore, 8504 Enochs Dr., Lorton, VA 22079