William T. Harp (1804->1870) & Mary Jane Workman (1804-1834)

William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman are my 4X great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather James Thomas Harp.

William T. Harp was born in 1804 in North Carolina. He was a son of Phillip Harp and Sarah Vaughn.

Mary Jane Workman was born in 1804. She was a daughter of Abraham Workman and Margaret Lightner.

William and Mary married in about 1823 based on their oldest child’s birth in 1824, likely in Tennessee.

On the 1830 US Census, William was head of a household of 5 in Warren County, Tennessee: 1 male under age 5 (Phillip was 4); 1 male aged 5-9 (James was 6); 1 male aged 10-14; 1 male aged 15-19 (unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (William was 26); 1 female under age 5 (Elizabeth was 1); 1 female aged 20-29 (Mary was 26); 1 female aged 50-59 (perhaps William’s mother Sarah).

The family moved to Arkansas by 1832 when their youngest son was born. Mary died around 1834, when she was around 30 years old. William married Nancy J. Terry in about 1838 based on their oldest child’s birth in 1839.

In 1838 William appears of the Tax List for Madison County, Arkansas Territory.

On the 1840 US Census, William was head of a household of 8 in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas: 1 male under age 5 (John was 1); 1 male aged 5-9 (Carter was 8); 1 male aged 10-14 (Phillip was 14); 1 male aged 30-39 (William was 26); 2 females aged 5-9 (Elizabeth was 11); 1 female aged 20-29 (Nancy was 22).

On the 1850 US Census, William was 46 and Nancy was 32. They farmed in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. Children at home were: John, age 12; William, age 9; Hetty, age 6; Martin, age 5; Mary, age 2; Winnie, an infant. Also in the home was Sarah Harp, age 60.

William purchased land in Washington County, Arkansas in 1854, 1859, and 1860.

On the 1860 US Census, William was 60 and Nancy was 40. They farmed in Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas. Children at home were: John, age 21, and his wife Mary, age 18; William, age 18; Hester, age 16; Martin, age 13; Mary, age 12; Winnie, age 10; Elizabeth, age 6; Carlton, age 4; Narcissa, age 2; Harriett, and infant.

On the 1870 US Census, William was 63 and Nancy was 51. Children in the home were: Matilda, age 19; Sarah, age 17; Carlton, age 16; Angeline, age 13; Elmine, age 12; John, age 31 and his wife Mary, age 30. Only Nancy, Matilda, and Mary can read and write.

William died sometime after that 1870 US Census.

In 1895, Nancy was counted in the Kansas State Census. She lived in Cowley County, Kansas, was 75 years old, with daughter Elmina and her husband.

On the 1900 US Census, widowed Nancy was 80. She lived with son John and his wife Mary and their niece Ella in Jordan Valley, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Nancy died in 1906. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman:

James Thomas Harp – My 3x great grandfather James was born in 1824 in Tennessee. He married Nancy Jane Hinds in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15. They had 11 children. James died sometime between 1863 & 1880, and some say he was bushwhacked in the Civil War.

Phillip Harp – Phillip was born June 18, 1826 in Tennessee. He married Mary Elizabeth Hinds in 1845. They had 13 children. Phillip fought in the Civil War. He died November 16, 1903.  He was 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Jane Harp – Elizabeth was born September 15, 1829 in Tennessee. She married William Henderson Bohannan. They had 9 children, and William fought in the Civil War. On the 1870 US Census, the couple was separated and living next door to each other.  Elizabeth died July 9, 1870, when she was 40 years old. Her husband married a neighbor that same year. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Carter Harp – Carter was born December 27, 1832 in Arkansas. He married Diana Clinkenbeard and they had 11 children. He died February 5, 1897. He was 64 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William T. Harp & Nancy Jane Terry:

John Harp – John was born on March 6, 1839 in Arkansas. He married Mary E. Finley on May 1, 1862 in Washington County, Arkansas. He enlisted (along with brother William) to fight in the Civil War in November of that same year. They had 8 children. John died on April 20, 1932 in Glencoe, Oklahoma. He was 93 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Terry Harp – William was born on August 31, 1841 in Arkansas. He enlisted to fight in the Civil War. He married Julia Ann Conway in about 1868. They had 3 children, and she died. William married Margaret Susan Waddle on November 25, 1878 in Greene County, Missouri. They had 7 children. William died on September 2, 1918 in Greene County, Missouri. He was 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Hester Harp – Hester was born in about 1844 in Arkansas. She appeared on the 1850 & 1860 US Census with her parents, and those are the only records I have for her.

Martin Harp – Martin was born April 30, 1846 in Arkansas. He fought in the Civil War. He married Lucinda Josephine Sparks in 1868. They had 8 children. Martin died on December 4, 1926 in Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma. He was 80 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Jane Harp – Mary was born June 14, 1848 in Arkansas. She married Thomas Jefferson Conway on July 18, 1867 in Greene County, Missouri. They had 7 children. She died August 25, 1887. She was 39 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Matilda Winnie Harp – Martha was born August 24, 1850 in Arkansas.  She married William White in 1874, and they had 6 children. After his death she married Samuel H. Matthews and after his death she married Daniel C. Hill. Martha died May 29, 1941. She was 90 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah Elizabeth Harp – Sarah was born on June 4, 1853 in Arkansas. She married Erastus Philow Jerome in 1873. They had 12 children. Sarah died on May 25, 1927. She was 73 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ambrose Carlton Harp – Ambrose was born September 3, 1855 in Arkansas. He married Nancy Elizabeth Gilmore in 1878 and they had 4 children. Ambrose died on August 11, 1916. He was 60 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elmina Paralee Harp – Elmina was born in about 1858 in Arkansas.  She married William Thomas Blanchard on November 21, 1878 in Dade County, Missouri. They had 10 children. The last record I have of her is the 1940 US Census when she was 79, widowed, and living along in Caney, Osage County, Oklahoma.

Angeline Narcissa Harp – Angeline was born February 6, 1860 in Arkansas. She married John Madison Boyd in 1887. They had 9 children. Angeline died October 8, 1949 in Allen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. She was 89 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Hinds (1803-1879) & Matilda Baker (1808-1889)

William Hinds & Matilda Baker are my 4x great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Nancy Jane Hinds.

William Hinds was born August 28, 1803 in Jackson County, Tennessee. He was the son of Levi Hinds and Nancy (last name unknown.)

Matilda Baker was born in 1808 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Baker and Nancy Duncan.

William & Matilda married about 1824 in Overton County, Tennessee.

On the 1840 US Census, William was head of a household in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. There were 11 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (James, John); 1 male aged 5-9 (William); 1 male aged 30-39 (William was 37); 1 male aged 40-49; 1 female under age 5 (Martha); 1 female aged 5-9 (Mary Jane); 2 females aged 10-14 (Nancy, unknown); 1 female aged 15-19 (Levina); 1 female aged 30-39 (Matilda was 33).

On the 1850 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 47, Matilda was 41, William was 16, James was 13, John was 12, Martha was 10, Abigail was 9, Lucinda was 7, Elijah was 5 and Caroline was 2.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was still in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 55, Matilda was 53, James was 24, Abigail was 18, Louisa was 13, Matilda was 12, Samuel was 8 and Narcissus was 5.

On the 1870 US Census, the family continued to live in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas. William was 65, Matilda was 61, Abigail was 30, Samuel was 17 and Narcissus was 14. Also in the home was widowed daughter Lucinda, age age 35, and her daughters. Son James and his family lived next door.

William died of cholera on September 11, 1879 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. He was 76 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1880 US Census, Matilda was 73, a widow, and lived alone in Prairie, Madison, Arkansas.

Matilda died July 25, 1889. She was about 81 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William M. Hinds & Matilda Baker:

Lavina Hinds – Lavina was born about 1825 in Tennessee. She married Amos Smith in about 1841, and they had 10 children. The last record I have of the family is the 1880 US Census when they lived in California, Madison County, Arkansas.

Nancy Jane Hinds – My 3x great grandmother Nancy was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee. She married James Thomas Harp in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15. They had 11 children. Nancy died on October 6, 1886. She was 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about her here.

Mary Jane Hinds – Mary was born about 1830 in Tennessee. She married William Carl Beshears in about 1846 and they had 7 children. The last record I have of the family is the 1880 US Census, when Mary was 50 and widowed and living in Liberty, Barry County, Missouri.

William Hinds – William was born about 1833 in Arkansas. The last sure record I have of him is the 1850 US Census with his parents. A William Hinds of Lawrence County, Arkansas married Martha Campton on May 3, 1851 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. I can’t find them on a census.

James M. Hinds – James was born January 28, 1836 in Madison County, Arkansas. He married Martha Adaline Jenkins Guthrie. Martha had several children and they had 3 daughters together. James died February 9, 1888 in Madison County, Arkansas. He was 52 years old His Find A Grave memorial is here.

John Baker Hinds – John was born May 30, 1837 in Madison County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Adaline Burnett in 1858. They had 12 children and farmed in Elk Horn, McDonald County, Missouri. John fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy. Nancy died sometime after 1900. He married Sally C. (last name unknown) in 1907 and it was the 2nd marriage for both. They are together on the 1910 US Census in Turkey Creek, Washita County, Oklahoma. He married Susan Cordelia Taylor Garrett on December 10, 1905. She had been married and had several children. John died August 3, 1927 in Burns Flat, Washita County, Oklahoma. He was 90 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Hinds –  Martha was born 1840 in Madison County, Arkansas. She married Jesse Williams in about 1856 and they had 9 children. She died in 1888 when she was about 48 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abigail Hinds – Abigail was born about 1841 in Arkansas. She is found with her parents on the US Census in 1850, 1860 and 1870. She had a daughter, her only child, named Jane Hinds, born in 1863, but she doesn’t appear on a Census with her until 1880. On the 1880 & 1900 US Census, Abigail is found with husband Henderson Yarberry, first in Madison County, Arkansas and then in Washington County, Arkansas. She is thought to have died in 1901 when she was about 60 years old.

Lucinda Hinds – Lucinda was born in June of 1843 in Arkansas. She married Elisha McDonald in about 1857, and they had 2 daughters. Elisha fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy, contracted the measles while fighting, and died in 1862. Lucinda didn’t remarry and collected a Civil War pension. The last record I have for her is the 1900 US Census when she was 56 and a boarder in Madison County, Arkansas.

Elijah Hinds – Elijah was born about 1845 in Arkansas. The only record I have of him is the 1850 US Census.

Louisa America Hinds – Louisa was born January 28, 1847 in Arkansas. She married Amos Keller Wilks in 1866 and they had 10 children. She died June 6, 1909 when she was 62 years old.  Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Matilda Caroline Hinds – Matilda was born October 4, 1849 in Arkansas.  She married Allen W. Fritts in 1866 and they had 15 children. She died December 28, 1945 when she was 96 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel M. Hinds – Samuel was born in 1853 in Arkansas. He married Amanda E. Rucker in 1876 and they had 6 children. He died in 1927 in Oklahoma when he was about 74 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Narcissus Clemetine Hinds – Narcissus was born June 28, 1855 in Arkansas. She married George W. Todd and they had 3 children. She died on April 16, 1936 in Dallas County, Texas. She was 80 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Daniel Vaughn (1787-1864) & Margaret Hammons (1797-1870)

Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons are my 4X great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Rhoda Vaughn.

Daniel Vaughn was born January 19, 1787 in Russell County, Virginia. He was a son of William Patrick Vaughn and Fereby Benton. According to the book History of Northwest Arkansas by Goodspeed, William and Fereby moved their family from Virginia to Warren County, Tennessee, then to Wayne County, Missouri, and then to Crawford County, Arkansas.  Sons Samuel and Daniel then settled in numerous locations in Washington County, Arkansas.

Margaret Hammons was born in 1797 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Thomas Hammons (who served in the Revolutionary War), mother unknown.

Daniel & Margaret married in about 1811, since their first child was born in 1812. Margaret would have been about 14, and Daniel about 24. (Margaret’s sister Catherine married Daniel’s brother Samuel.)

They had 2 children in Tennessee, Rhoda in 1812 and Aletha in 1814. They had 2 children in Missouri, Isaac in 1818 and Zimri in 1821. In Arkansas they had 4 children, Catherine in 1823, Nancy in 1826, Anna in 1829 and Susan in 1832.

Daniel is listed on the 1828 Arkansas Tax List in Washington County.

On the 1830 US Census, Daniel was head of a household of 11 in Washington, Arkansas Territory: 1 male aged 5-9 (Zimri was 9); 1 male aged 10-14 (Isaac was 12); 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 male aged 40-49 (Daniel was 43); 2 females under age 5 (Nancy was 4 and Anna was 1); 1 female aged 5-9 (Catherine was 7); 1 female aged 10-14 (unknown); 2 female aged 15-19 (Rhoda was 18, other is unknown) ; 1 female aged 20-29 (Margaret was 33); 1 male slave aged 10-23.

On the 1840 US Census, Daniel was head of a household of 8 in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas: 2 males aged 15-19 (Zimri was 19, other is unknown); 1 male aged 50-59 (Daniel was 53); 1 female aged 5-9 (Susan was 8); 2 females aged 10-14 (Nancy was 14 and Anna was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (Catherine was 17); 1 female aged 40-49 (Margaret was 43).

On January 5, 1846, Daniel was appointed Postmaster in War Eagle, Madison County, Arkansas. He served the position until February 27, 1847.

On the 1850 US Census, Daniel was 63 and Margaret was 53, and they were farming in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas.

On the 1860 US Census, Daniel was 73 and Margaret was 63, and they were again farming in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas.

Daniel died 1864, killed by bushwhackers in the Civil War. He was about 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. A stone in Vaughan-Whitener Cemetery in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas:

Samuel and Daniel Vaughn, descendants of William Patrick Vaughn, immigrant of Tretower Castle, Wales, settled Vaughn Valley in 1831. Legend has it Samuel requested to be buried where he killed his last buck, thus the founding of Vaughn Cemetery. Samuel Vaughn buried April 1852. The cemetery remained Vaughn family property thru eight generations of Daniel (gravesite unknown) to that of Buck Vaughn buried April 1990 – who killed his first and only buck here. The alpha and the omega.

In 1869, Margaret Vaughn was taxed $1 on a gold watch valued at $100 according to a US IRS Tax List.

Margaret died in October of 1870 in Madison County, Arkansas. She was 72.

The children of Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons:

Rhoda Vaughn – My 3x great grandmother Rhoda was born 1812 in Tennessee. She married Daniel Henson in about 1832, probably in Arkansas. They had 7 children. Rhoda died sometime after 1880. Read more about her here.

Aletha Vaughn – Aletha was born in 1815 in Tennessee, and died in 1816.

Isaac K. Vaughn – Isaac was born in 1818 in Howard County, Missouri. He married Virginia Clark on May 8, 1836 and they had 11 children. Isaac fought in the Civil War. He died in 1897 in Madison County, Arkansas.  He was about 79 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Zimri Vaughn – Zimri was born in about 1821 in Missouri. He married Mary Emily and is found with her on the 1850 US Census when he was a minister. According to Goodspeed’s History of Washington County Arkansas, he was a minister of Friendship Baptist Church, located 3 miles Southeast of Springdale. Zimri purchased 40 acres of land in Fayetteville on three occasions, in 1854, 1859, and 1860. He was involved in the settling of his father’s estate in 1868 but I don’t have record of him after that.

Catherine Vaughn – Catherine was born in 1823 in Arkansas. She married Barnett Beach in about 1839, and they had 7 children. She died prior to 1880.

Nancy Vaughn – Nancy was born August 7, 1826 in Washington County, Arkansas. She married Samuel Lane and they had 10 children. She died May 31, 1904 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. She was 77 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna Vaughn – Anna was born October 11, 1829. She married Robert Davis Troutt in about 1843 and they had 7 children. Robert died in the Civil War. It is unknown when Anna died but her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Susan Vaughn – Susan was born in 1832. She married William Calvin Evans and they had 6 children. She died in 1923 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. She was about 91 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

James Thomas Harp (1824-186*) & Nancy Jane Hinds (1826-1886)

James Thomas Harp & Nancy Jane Hinds are my 3X great grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Louisa Cumi Harp.

James Thomas Harp was born in 1824 in Tennessee. He was the son of William T. Harp & Mary Jane Workman.

Nancy Jane Hinds was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of William M. Hinds & Matilda Baker.

James & Nancy were married in about 1842 in Arkansas, when James was about 18 and Nancy was 15.

On the 1850 US Census, the family lived in Spadra, Johnson County, Arkansas. James was 26, Nancy was 24. They had 4 children: William, age 5; Julia, age 3; Sarah, age 2; Joseph, age 1.

On the 1860 US Census, the family lived in the township of War Eagle & Walnut in Benton County, Arkansas. James was 37 and Nancy was 32 – neither could read. They had 8 children: William was 16, Julia was 14, Sarah was 11, Mary was 8, Louisa was 5, John was 4, Martha was 2, and James was 1. Son Joseph had died. They had two more sons, Phillip in 1861 and Thomas in 1863.

James died sometime before 1880. I’ve seen various people online say that he was “bushwhacked in the Civil War.” It’s possible that he served, because I find a James Harp from Madison County Arkansas, age 35, enlisting in Company B, 1st Regiment Arkansas Cavalry (Union) June 24, 1862.

On the 1880 US Census, widowed Nancy was 54. She lived in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas with sons James, age 21; Phillip Allen, age 18; and Thomas, age 16.

Nancy died on October 6, 1886. She was 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of James Thomas Harp & Nancy Jane Hinds:

William Alexander Harp – William was born in 1845 in Arkansas. William fought in the Civil War, having enlisted in Company B, Arkansas 1st Cavalry Regiment on June 24, 1862. He married Lillie Matilda Holman in 1887 – it was the second marriage for both. They had 5 children. He died May 13, 1935 in Madison County, Arkansas. He was about 90 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Julia Ann Harp – Julia was born in April of 1845 in Arkansas. She married Christopher Columbus McDonald in 1869 in Arkansas. They had 6 children. The last record I have of her is the 1900 US Census.

Sarah M. Harp – Sarah was born January 10, 1847 in Arkansas. She married Monroe McDonald in 1868.  They had 5 children. She died May 23, 1905.  She was 58. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Josesph R. Harp – Joseph was born in 1849 in Arkansas. The only record of him is the 1850 US Census.

Mary Elizabeth Harp – Mary was born about 1852 in Arkansas. She married Jacob Rush on February 14, 1878 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had 12 children. According to a story shared on Ancestry.com, the family moved in 2 covered wagons to Oregon, then Washington, then back to Arkansas. By 1910 they were in Texas, and Mary died prior to 1920 when Jacob and two children were in California. In 1930 Jacob was back in Oregon, in the Oregon State Soldiers Home due to his service in the Civil War.

Louisa Cumi Harp – My 2x great grandmother Louisa was born November 30, 1852 according to her gravestone, but I suspect she was born in 1855. She married Isaac Newton Hinson in 1870 and they had 10 children. She died April 8, 1918 in Washington County, Arkansas. She was 65. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Harp – Martha was born April 21, 1856 in Arkansas according to her gravestone, but I think she was born in 1858. She married Abraham H. Neal, probably around 1879 and probably in Texas, and they had 7 children. She married John B. Nail on October 13, 1895 in Clay County, Texas. They had a son. Martha died January 15, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was 79. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

John B. Harp – John was born September 3, 1857 in Arkansas. He died October 27, 1875 in Arkansas. He was 18. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

James Albert Harp – James was born January 2, 1858 in Arkansas. He married Victoria Monterre Hammett in 1891. They had 9 children. He died September 8, 1935 in Arkansas. He was 77. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Phillip Allen Harp – Allen was born August 16, 1861 in War Eagle Twp, Benton County, Arkansas. He married Louise Bristol White and they had 8 children. He died July 28, 1945 in Kirkland, Childress County, Texas. He was 83. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Burton Harp – Thomas was born January 9, 1863 in War Eagle Twp, Benton County, Arkansas. He married Delia F. Pierce on November 8, 1891 in Washington County, Arkansas. She died in 1925. He married Gertrude Whittemore Lewis on February 27, 1928 in Madison County, Arkansas. He died November 11, 1937 in Washington County, Arkansas. He was 74. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Springdale, Arkansas – City Directors, 1904

HINSON Isaac Newton City Directors

I recently mailed my Springdale-related photos to the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, to add to their archives. (I have benefited greatly from the Shiloh Museum collections, and the help of a research assistant there.) There was one photo (above) that I had no information about and I almost didn’t send it.

It turned out, Shiloh Museum already had the photo, and had this information about it:

Springdale, 28 April 1904, City Directors:
Left to right: (Seated) C.L. Thompson, recorder, I.T. Lane, Mayor; (Standing) C.G. Dodson, W.H. Searcy, B.F. Young, J.M. Hewitt, J.H. Meyers, W.A. Graves, Newt Hinson, nightwatch. Our photo was once property of L.W. Searcy

So there is my great great grandfather Isaac Newton Hinson, nightwatch, pictured standing on the right.

Thomas Macklin “Mack” Hinson

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(Scrapbook pages were done in Close To My Heart’s Studio J. Edited to remove incorrect names. They had 2 children.)

Thomas Macklin Hinson is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s uncle, brother to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971). He is the 2nd of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

On the 1900 US Census, Thomas M is 28 and Emily J is 27. They have been married 8 years and have two children. Daughter Henry M, age 6 and an unnamed son is 2. They live in Springdale and Mack is a horse trader.

Photo: “Mack at Mule Barn” I think the older gentleman is his father Isaac Newton Hinson. On the 1910 US Census Isaac is listed as a driver at a livery barn. I think the boy on the horse is Mack’s son Dock.

On the 1910 US Census, Thomas M is 37 and Emily J is 36. They are in Springdale. Their daughter Muriel H. is 16, and Dock N is 12. Mack is working as a Liveryman.

Photo: “Mack at Vernon Brook’s barn in Mill Street, 1918”

On the 1920 US Census, Mack is 47 and E Janie is 46, and they live alone. Mack’s occupation is horse dealer.

I can’t find Mack on the 1930 US Census. It’s the Great Depression so he could be anywhere looking for work. (His obituary published October 4, 1945 in Springdale News says he was a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas.) Emily is found on the census in Springdale listed as Emma J Henson, married, boarding with Chace and Lottie Hannah. (Chace does special delivery for the US Mail. Mack and Emily’s son Dock, who is about the same age as Chace, is a mail carrier in Florida.)

I can’t find Mack on the 1940 US Census either, but Emily is listed as a widow living along in Springdale. That is very curious, because Mack wasn’t dead!

Mack died October 18, 1945. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Emily died in July of 1959 in Dade County, Florida. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. They are buried next to each other in Bluff Cemetery in Springdale.

Photo: Mack, his son Dock, and his daughter Murriel

Their children:

Murriel H. Hinson was born in August of 1894. She married Frank Leslie Farrar in Washington County, Arkansas on April 29, 1914. She was 20 and Frank was 25. On the 1920 US Census they are living in Springdale and have a 4 year old daughter Fracis L. Frank is a “dealer in apples, traveling salesman.” They were divorced May 21, 1925. By 1926 Murriel is listed in the Pasadena, California directory as a widow of F L Farrar. On the 1930 US Census Muriel H and Frances L are living in Los Angeles, California. She has cut 5 years off her age and is listed as 30. Frances is 14. Murriel is a saleswoman at a dry goods store. died. (Her ex-husband Frank is also in Los Angeles, listed as divorced, lodging, and working as a carpenter.)

On the 1940 US Census Murriel has gained back those 5 years. She is 46 and living with married daughter Frances and her husband Joe Rollins in Los Angeles.  Joe’s occupation is “clerical, general office” and Frances’ is “typist, collection office.” Murriel isn’t working. (Ex-husband Frank is still in Los Angeles, lodging, with no occupation listed. Frank died January 31, 1949.)

I know from her obituary (Northwest Arkansas Times, October 24, 1950) that Murriel married Sam Pine. She died October 10, 1950 in Los Angeles, and according to her obituary it was following a major operation. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Her name is misspelled and her birth year is incorrect on her memorial page, and on the California Death Index. Murriel, Frank and Sam are all buried in the very large Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

For more information on Dock Newton Hinson see my previous post about him.

Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971)

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(Scrapbook pages created in Close To My Heart’s Studio J.)

This is the final installment of my series on the children of my great great grandparents Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

My great grandmother Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan (1879-1971) is the 5th of 10 children. She was born August 13, 1879 in Whitener, Arkansas. She married Albert Gibson Cowan on March 16, 1902 in Washington County, Arkansas. My grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan was born January 25, 1903. The marriage ended in 1904 but I haven’t found divorce records. You can read about my experience figuring out what happened to Albert Gibson Cowan here.

Bertie, age 29, is found on the 1910 US Census living with her son Paul, age 7, in Springdale. They live with her parents Isaac and Cumi, her sister Clopie, her brother Lin and his wife Annie. She is working at home as a dressmaker. She is listed as married.

My grandfather never mentioned that his mother remarried, but in the Arkansas Marriage Index I found Bertie Cowan marrying Henry T. Troutt on April 7, 1912. I can’t find a divorce record for this marriage either, and I’m not 100% sure it’s her. But I am 90% sure since there is a Henry T Troutt buried in Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, with his wife Amanda who died in May 1911.

The 1920 US Census finds Bertie, age 33, and Paul, age 16, living with their father/grandfather Isaac in Springdale. Bertie is divorced and not working. Paul is a delivery boy for a grocery store.

The 1930 US Census finds Bertie, age 48, working as a saleslady at a variety store. Paul is 27 with no occupation listed. They were enumerated in the census on May 19, 1930 and Paul married Ellen Cecelia Barber in Platte County, Missouri later that same year. He spent time in Kansas City during 1929 and 1930, working various jobs, and living in what he referred to as Ma Terry’s Boarding House at 2512 Prospect.

Back to Bertie. She is found in the 1940 US Census at age 56, living alone, with no occupation listed. She spent her last years in a nursing home in Springdale. I know from letters she wrote to Paul that Albert Cowan’s relatives visited and cared for her throughout her life. Tom Cowan served as a pallbearer at her funeral, but I don’t know where it fits into the family tree. Cora Cowan (married to brother-in-law John Henry Cowan) sent her dresses while she was living in the nursing home, and Mildred Cowan Stiles visited and wrote to Paul that she wasn’t happy with the conditions. I don’t think Paul visited much if at all, and I know that my great grandmother never met me. I was 3 when she died.

HINSON BertieBertie died September 1, 1971 in Springdale and is buried in Bluff Cemetery. I have a letter from Paul’s cousin Theda Baggett Collins imploring him to purchase a headstone for her grave, but I don’t think he did. I can’t find a memorial for her on Find A Grave.

 

 

Her child:

Wallace Paul Cowan – My grandfather Paul was born January 25, 1903 in Springdale, Arkansas. He married Ellen Cecelia Barber in 1930 and they had 2 children. He died February 2, 1988 and Ellen died February 2, 1990. His Find A Grave memorial is here. I’ve done other posts about Paul, including filling stations he worked at, photos he took from the water tower in Springdale, and Marshall Auto Store where he worked.