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Isaac Newton Hinson and Louisa Cumi Harp are my 2x great grandparents. They were the parents of my great grandmother Myrtle Bertie Hinson.
Isaac Newton Hinson was born November 24, 1849 in Arkansas. He was the son of Daniel Hinson and Rhoda Vaughn.
Louisa Cumi Harp was born November 30, 1852 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of James Thomas Harp and Nancy Jane Hinds.
On the 1850 US Census, Isaac’s family was farming in Brush Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Isaac was 1, his father Daniel was 40, and his mother Rhoda was 40. His siblings in the home were William, age 17; Margaret, age 14; Penelope, age 11; Thomas, age 8; and Daniel, age 5 – all were born in Arkansas. Only William had attended school the prior year. Their last name was listed as Hynson.
On the 1860 US Census, Isaac’s family farmed in Clear Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Isaac was 10, father Daniel was 54 and mother Rhoda was 48. Siblings in the home were Thomas, age 18; Phillip Daniel, age 15; Emily, age 1; Penelope, age 20, and her husband William Linley, age 23, and their daughter Mary, an infant. It is noted that Rhoda and Penelope can’t read. No one in the home attended school the prior year.
Also on the 1860 US Census, Louisa’s family farmed in War Eagle Walnut, Benton County, Arkansas. Louisa was 5, father James was 37, and mother Nancy Harp was 32. Siblings in the home were: William, age 16; Julia, age 14; Sarah, age 11; Mary, age 8; John, age 4; Martha, age 2; and James, age 1. Neither of Louisa’s parents could read, and no one in the home attended school the prior year.
Isaac & Louisa married in about 1869. Isaac was about 19 and Louisa was about 16.
On the 1870 US Census, Isaac & Louisa were both 20 years old. They farmed in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. Isaac was listed as Newton and Louisa was listed as Cumi. Isaac is marked as unable to read.
On the 1880 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. Isaac was 30 and Louisa was 24. They had 5 children: Zimri, age 10; Thomas, age 7; Dora, age 5; May Belle, age 3; and Bertie, an infant. Isaac is marked as being unable to read or write, and Zimri had attended school the prior year.
On the 1900 US Census, the family was farming in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. Isaac, listed as Newton, was 51 and Louisa was 47. Children in the home were: Bertie, age 20 and recorded as a son; Daniel, age 18; Lin, age 16; Cleopatra, age 14; and Vernia, age 10. Isaac and Louisa had been married for 30 years, and Louisa had given birth to 11 children, with 9 living. Vernia and Lin were attending school.
On the 1910 US Census, the family was in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. Isaac was 60 and a driver in a livery barn. Louisa was 56, and had given birth to 10 children, with 7 still alive. Isaac and Louisa had been married for 40 years. Children in the home were: Cleopatra, age 24; Bertie, age 29 (married for 7 years but abandoned by her husband) was a dressmaker working from the home, and her son Paul, age 7; Lin, age 27, working as a brakeman on the railroad, and his wife Annie, age 20.
Louisa died on April 10, 1918 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. She was 65. Her Find a Grave memorial is here.
On the 1920 US Census, widowed Isaac was 70. He lived with daughter Bertie, age 33 and divorced, and her son Paul, age 16 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. Paul had attended school and was the only one employed. He worked as a delivery boy for a grocery store.
Isaac died July 12, 1925 in Washington County, Arkansas. He was 75. His Find A Grave memorial is here.
Photo: Isaac and Louisa are buried together in Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, Arkansas. The photo shows my great grandmother Bertie with her sisters Dora Ada and May Belle. The young girl is Dora Ada’s granddaughter Cleona Sanders.
This photo was sent to me by Sonny Sanders, son of Utah Sanders and grandson of Andrew Jackson Sanders and Dora Ada Hinson (they are incorrectly labeled and Mr & Mrs A. G. Sanders in the photo.) In the center of the photo is Louisa and “G. Father Hinson” is Isaac. My great grandmother Bertie is in the top row at the far right, and my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan is on the left in the front row. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History has this photo in their archives and provided me with more information. The photo was taken at the Baggett residence in Springdale around 1904. The man in the middle row to the left of Louisa is Blake Baggett. Based on that identification, I think he’s holding his daughter Winnie G. Baggett, who was born in 1900, and I believe that is his wife May Belle Hinson standing behind him to the left.
The children of Isaac Newton Hinson and Louisa Cumi Harp are:
Zimri Hinson – Zimri was born July 5, 1870 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas. He died July 30, 1884 in Waco, Texas according to family records.
Thomas Macklin Hinson – 1872-1945
Dora Ada Hinson – 1875-1959
May Belle Hinson – 1877-1970
Myrtle Bertie Hinson – 1879-1971
James Daniel Hinson – 1881-1949
Lin Walter Hinson – 1885-1952
Polk Wallis Hinson – Polk was born on February 16, 1887 in Whitener, Madison County, Arkansas, and died March 3, 1887 according to family records.
Cleopatra Ellen Hinson – 1886-1946
Vernia Jane Hinson – 1889-1920