William Hinds Genealogy

Record modified: 2019-03-13
This is my direct ancestor 5 generations back.

 / John Hinds
 / Levi Hinds|
|  \ Abigail Seaton?
William Hinds |
|  /
 \ Nancy (unknown) |
 \

Born: 1803-08-28 Jackson Co, Tennessee USA
Died: 1879-09-11 Hindsville, Madison Co, Arkansas USA
Marriages:
1. 1821-00-00 Matilda Baker

Children of William Hinds and Matilda Baker:
Levina "Vina" Hinds b. 1825-00-00
Nancy Jane Hinds b. 1826-12-20
Mary Jane Hinds b. about 1830-00-00
William Hinds b. 1833-00-00
James D Hinds b. 1836-01-01
*John Baker Hinds b. 1837-05-30
Martha Hinds b. 1838-07-06
Abigail Hinds b. 1841-00-00
Lucinda Hinds b. 1843-00-00
Elijah Hinds b. 1845-00-00 d. 1860-00-00
Louisa America Hinds b. 1847-01-28
Matilda Caroline Hinds b. 1849-10-04
Samuel M Hinds b. 1854-04-00
Narcissus Clementine Hinds b. 1855-06-28


Notes:



buried in Hindsville cemetery, Madison Co AR

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The 1850 Census, Arkansas, Madison County, Prairie Township has this family as #11.

Family #88 in the same township is the John Hinds whom I have listed as William's younger brother. John is listed as age 45, born Tennessee, wife born North Carolina, 2 children (ages 23 and 21) born Tennessee, and 11 children (ages 19 down) born in Arkansas.

It looks like William and John came to Arkansas about 1831. There is a town called Hindsville in Madison county, Arkansas, 15 miles east of Fayetteville. It was established on land belonging to William's younger brother John.

The 1830 Census Index for Tennessee lists only 1 possible combination of William and John Hinds ages 27 and 25: both are in Fentress County, Tennessee. John has wife 21-30, and 2 male children under 5 years old. William has wife age 21-30, 3 daughters under 5, and 1 daughter 5-10. I guess William's first 4 daughters were married before 1850.

Also listed in Fentress County in 1830 is Levi Hinds, age 50-60, wife age 40-50, 1 daughter under 5, 1 daughter 10-15, 2 daughters 20-30. These three are on the same page of the census. Listed between William and John is Joshua Storey; between John and Levi is Archibald Evans (husband of Levi's daughter Nancy); on the other side of William is Andrew Smith (husband of Levi's daughter Abigail). I wonder if Joshua Storey also married into this family.

The county lines were redrawn in 1823. Fentress County was formed from part of Overton County.

The 1820 Census for Tennessee, Overton County, shows Levi Hinds, age 45 or more, wife age 26-44, son 19-25, son 16-18, son 10-15, 2 daughters 10-15, 2 daughters under 10.

In the same county in 1820 is:
Joel Hinds, age 26-44, wife? age 16-25, no children (in 1830 he has 6 children under 10), and Simeon (?) Hinds, age 45+, wife age 45+, son 19-25, son 16-18, daughter 16-25, daughter 10-15, son 10-15, 2 daughters under 10, 3 sons under 10.

Source for above: me
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Married 1820 or 1821.
1840 census has name misspelled as Hines.
Source: "Hindsville Arkansas" by Joy Russell; The Musings Summer 1997
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A genealogy sheet we have does not show the first two or the last two children.
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from Fentress Co maillist:
Hinds, William; Book A-25; Wolf River; 1821

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from Madison Co AR maillist:

1836 AR Terr. Tax List, Washington Co., p. 020 as William Hines
1837 AR Tax Roll, Madison Co., p. 010 as William Hines
1838 AR Tax Roll, Madison Co., p. 006 as William Hines
1840 On Madison Co., Ark Tax Rolls
1843 William B. Hinds signs a Deed at Fentress Co., TN on Mar 10, 1843
1845 On Madison Co., Ark Tax Rolls

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1833 Fentress Co tax list
William Hinds
Levi Hinds
Joel Hinds
Samuel Hinds

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BLM General Land Office records

Madison Co AR, Fayetteville land office, serial no AR0910_.326
1843-03-10 William Hinds 80 acres
W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of section 15, Township 17 N Range 27 W

Madison Co AR, Fayetteville land office, serial no AR0970_.007
1854-11-15 William Hinds 80 acres
SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of section 15 and NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of section 22, Township 17 N Range 27 W

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1870 census Madison Co AR p418b, Prairie twp, Hindsville post office
William Hinds 65 TN
Matilda 61 TN
Abby 30 AR
Samuel 17 AR
Narcissa 14 AR
Lucinda McKinnon 35 AR
Sophronia McKinnon 12 AR
Nancy B McKinnon 10 AR

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $4500, and his personal estate at $500. He and his wife can read and write.

[Prairie twp is near the northwest corner of the county. Its western boundary is that part of the county
line that angles between the two vertical sections.]

1860 census Madison Co AR p368b, Prairie twp, Little Springs post office
Wm Hinds 55 TN
Matilda 53 KY
James 24 AR
Abigal 18 AR
Louisa 13 AR
Matilda 12 AR
Samuel 8 AR
Narcissus 5 AR

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $2500, and his personal estate at $1000. His wife cannot read and write.

1850 census Madison Co AR p249b, Prairie twp
William Hinds 47 TN
Matilda 41 TN
James D 13 AR
William 16 AR
John 12 AR
Martha 10 AR
Abigail 9 AR
Lucinda 7 AR
Elijah 5 AR
Caroline 2 AR

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $800.
Matilda's name and age were erased and written over. The name is pretty much indecipherable unless you know it says Matilda. The original age written was 46, but a 1 has been heavily written over the 6.

1840 census Madison Co AR p39, Prairie twp
William Hins 1 M 0-5, 1 M 5-10, 1 M 20-30, 1 M 30-40, 1 F 0-5, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 10-15, 1 F 15-20, 1 F 30-40
[John 2 or James 3 (why not both?), William 6, x, William 37, Martha 2, Mary Jane 10, Nancy 14, Levina 15, Matilda 31]
[Who is the extra male? Maybe one of Matilda's brothers?]

1830 census Fentress Co TN p3
William Hinds 1 M 20-30, 3 F 0-5, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 20-30
[William 27, Mary Jane <1, x, Nancy 4, Levina 5, Matilda 21]

1820 census Overton County TN p255
Levi Hinds 1 M 10-16, 1 M 16-18, 1 M 16-26, 1 M 45+, 2 F 0-10, 2 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45
[William is 17]

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