Convention Member Joseph Hedrick

Convention Member
Born on December 24, 1814, in Fleming County, Kentucky, his father, Nicholas, was 36 and his mother, Catherine, was 32. He married Margaret Wilson Larimore and they had six children together. Mr. Hedrick moved to Iowa and settled in Wapello County. He was described as a man who “is well and favorably known” in the Southern portion of the Territory. He represented Wapello County in the 1846 Constitutional Convention, for the formation of the Constitution of Iowa; and left with increased reputation, as a sound and practical statesman, a ready debater, a shrewd political tactician, and an uncompromising Whig, of the old Whig School. Mr. Hedrick was a farmer. He died on August 25, 1860, in Milford, Indiana, at the age of 45, and was buried there.