John Henry Gindrat
b. 15 January 1817, d. 16 October 1874
- Father: John Gindrat b. 29 August 1777, d. 29 March 1851
- Mother: Sarah L. Stallings b. 9 June 1794, d. 16 June 1854
- John Henry Gindrat was born on 15 January 1817 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.
- John Henry Gindrat attended the University of Alabama, 1831-1832.
- He married Mary Gatlin Harris, daughter of William Harris and Mary Drew Alston, circa 7 November 1837 in Montgomery County, Alabama.
- Following the deaths of their parents William Chambers and Jane Green Paul LeGrand in the early 1840s, the LeGrand children were taken into various families. Mary Jane, the eldest, spent time with Charles and Sarah Norman Rush and with Theodore and Caroline Mays Brevard. She and Green Mark Wood were married by Judge Brevard, and they named their first child Rush Brevard Wood. Margaret was raised as the only child of Letitia Ann Wood McNair (daughter of Green Wood’s cousin Ashley Wood) and her husband Edward McNair. Cornelia was raised in the household of Charles and Sarah Norman Rush, and Virginia William “Willie” was raised from infancy as the only child of John Henry and Mary Harris Gindrat (whose niece Sarah Anne Harris later married Willis Breazeal Wood). Likely son Milton Paul LeGrand also was taken into the Rush family, but no record has been found of his earlier years; by 1850, at age 17, he was serving as an apprentice in the household of druggist Henry F. Godden in Marion, Alabama.
- John Henry Gindrat and Mary Gatlin Harris appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery, Alabama, enumerated next to Mary's sister Sarah Pickett.. Other members of the household included Virginia William LeGrand. Willie LeGrand is identified as Milly Gindrat.
- He was a planter, according to the 1850 census.
- John Henry Gindrat and Mary Gatlin Harris appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Burnt Corn PO, Monroe County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Virginia William LeGrand. Willie LeGrand is identified as Willie Gindrat, and she also is enumerated with her husband Virgil Murphey in Montgomery County. Also enumerated in the Gindrat household was overseer William Crawford.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- The following appeared on 29 April 1869 in the Mobile Daily Register: The Alabama Stoneware Manufacturing Company was organized Monday at Montgomery -- John H. Gindrat, manager.
- Sarah Smith Harris appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Montgomery, Alabama. Other members of the household included John Henry Gindrat, Albert James Pickett Jr., John Gindrat Pickett, Martha Raiford Pickett, Michael Leonard Woods, Corinne Pickett Woods, Albert Pickett Woods, Eliza Ward Pickett, Mary Pickett Banks, Richard Banks, Robert Carter Randolph, Sarah Julia Pickett, Jane Beverly Randolph, George C. Randolph and Mary Gatlin Harris.
- He was a potter, according to the 1870 census.
- His wife Mary Gatlin Harris became a widow at his death.
- John Henry Gindrat died on 16 October 1874 at age 57.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
- Last Edited: 22 Jul 2014