Benjamin Kendrick was born in Georgia circa 1807 to the marriage of William Kendrick and Margaret Watts. By 1820, he and his family had moved to Louisiana and were living in the St. Helena area.
Benjamin met Mary Pamelia Warner in Louisiana and they married circa 1830. Mary was born circa 1806 to the marriage of Thomas Cargill Kendrick and Tabitha Cargill.
For at least the first ten years of their marriage they lived in East Feliciana Parish before moving to the Western District of Tensas Parish as shown in the 1850 U. S. Census.
The 1860 U. S. Census shows the family living in the Trinity area of Pine Woods, Catahoula Parish.
In 1870, Benjamin, Mary, children and grandchildren are living in Ward 7 of Catahoula Parish.
By 1880 Benjamin, Mary and a granddaughter are living in Ward 2, Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish. This granddaughter, Margaret A. "Mary", married James William "Buck" Smith. Her father was either Benjamin John or Daniel Kendrick. The name of her mother is unknown at this time.
The dates of death and burial locations for Benjamin and Mary Pamelia Kendrick are unknown at this time. Several online family trees list Benjamin's death as January 2, 1893 and Mary's death as November 6, 1889.
The following children were born to the marriage of Benjamin Kendrick and Mary Pamelia Warner:
Dr. Cornelius George W., 1831-1859; buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Dr. William Thomas, 1833-1860; buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Benjamin John, 1836-between 1868 and 1870
Tabitha Margaret Smith, 1839-1901 (m. 1. Thomas/Tobias Ford Owen, 1825-1873; 2. Goodrum Preston Davis, 1852-1935); Tabitha is buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. The location of Thomas' burial is unknown at this time. Goodrum's burial location is listed as the Old Pine Hill Cemetery but no grave marker has been found.
Children born to the marriage of Tabitha and Thomas/Tobias Owens:
Sarah Mary Elizabeth, 1857-1859Children born to the marriage of Tabitha and Goodrum Preston Davis:
George Kendrick, 1859-after 1878 (m. Sallie S. Cox)
W. A., 1866-?
Dowetta, 1868-? (m. John Kerr)
Stephen Eugene, 1869-1947 (m. Frances "Fannie" Bartow Harris, 1871-1965)
Lucy, 1874-?David Dudley, 1840-1924 (m. 1. Nancy Virginia Ballew, 1845-before 1865; 2. Frances "Fannie" Blankenship, 1843-1938); Nancy's date of death and burial location is unknown at this time. Both David and Fannie are buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
Lula, 1879-? (m. James McGee,1874-?)
Julia W., 1881-1958 (m. Cecil Robert "Pop" Denham, 1861-1958)
Children born to the marriage of David and Nancy Kendrick:
William Dudley, 1860-1907 (m. Maude Jeannette Ballard, 1871-1901)Children born to the marriage of David and Fannie Kendrick:
Robert Cornelius "Neal", 1861-1950 (m. Mary Jane Kimball, 1868-1950)
Benjamin D., 1862-1893 (m. Lena Spencer)
Sallie, 1865-? (m. W. L. Watkins, 1853-?)Daniel B., 1843-after 1863
Margaret Elizabeth, 1873-1960 (m. 1. Ben Kimball, 1872-1899; 2. John Tidwell, 1884-1954)
Ellis Warner, 1884-? (m. Annie Lucille)
Frank H., 1887-1946
Pamelia "Amelia" Harriett, 1846-1880 (m. M. L. Thompson, 1848-?)
Emily D., 1849-after 1860