Albert Gibson Cowan (1884-1963) & Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971)

updated January 2019

Albert Gibson Cowan & Myrtle Bertie Hinson are my great grandparents, the parents of my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan.

Bertie was born August 13, 1879 in Whitener, Arkansas. Her parents were Isaac Newton Hinson and Louisa Cumi Harp. You can read about them here. When Bertie was born, she joined older brothers and two sisters, and three more brothers and two more sisters followed. Bertie, age 9 months, was found on the 1880 US Census, living in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. She lived with her parents and four siblings. In 1884, her brother Zimri died, and in 1887, her brother Polk died. Bertie was found on the 1900 US Census in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. She was 20 years old lived with her parents and four siblings.

Albert was born March 27, 1884 in Benton County, Arkansas. His parents were Thomas B. Cowan and Martha Josephine Johnston. You can read about them here. When Albert was born, he joined two brothers, and a sister followed. Albert, age 16 and working as a day laborer, was found on the 1900 US Census living in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas with his parents and his sister.

Bertie and Albert married on March 16, 1902 in Washington County, Arkansas. Albert was only 17 years old, and Bertie was 22. My grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan was born January 25, 1903. The marriage ended in 1904 but I haven’t found divorce records. (Albert’s parents divorced sometime between 1904 and 1907. His mother married two more times.) You can read about my experience figuring out what happened to Albert Gibson Cowan here.

Bertie, age 31, was found on the 1910 US Census living with her son Paul, age 7, in Springdale. They lived with her parents Newton and Cumi, her sister Cleopie, her brother Lin and his wife Annie. She was working at home as a dressmaker. She was listed as married.

Albert, age 26, was found on the 1910 US Census living in Lawton Ward 3, Comanche County, Oklahoma. He was a boarder, working as a telephone lineman.

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. Bertie was 32 and Henry was 52. I can’t find a divorce record for this marriage either, but it apparently didn’t last long.

On September 3, 1912, Albert married Izora Beatrice Shirley in Custer County, Oklahoma.  Albert was 28 years old going into this marriage, and Izora was 20. They had a son in 1915 and a daughter in 1918.

In 1918, Bertie’s mother Cumi died, and in 1920, her sister Vernia died.

On the 1920 US Census, Bertie, age 41, and Paul, age 16, lived with Bertie’s father Newton in Springdale. Bertie was marked as divorced and not working. Paul was a delivery boy for a grocery store.

Albert was found on the 1920 US Census living in Kiowa, Roger Mills, Oklahoma. He was 36 and worked as a manager at a telephone company. That year, his mother Martha died.

In 1925, Bertie’s father Newton died.

Albert and Izora had daughters born in 1921, 1923. By 1923, they had moved from Oklahoma to Chilhowee, Johnson County, Missouri.

The 1930 US Census found Bertie, age 51, working as a saleslady at a variety store. Paul was 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.

Albert lived in Chilhowee, Johnson County, Missouri on the 1930 US Census. He was 46 and worked as a lineman at a telephone company. Sometime over the previous decade, their daughter Ada had died. Albert’s father Thomas died in 1930.

In 1938, Albert’s brother Thomas died. Albert and his family moved to California.

Bertie was found on the 1940 US Census at age 60, living alone, with no occupation listed. In 1945, her brother Thomas died; in 1946 her sister Cleopie died;  in 1949 her brother Dan died; in 1952 her brother Lin died; in 1959 her sister Ada died; and in 1970 her last living sibling, sister Belle, died.

Albert was found on the 1940 US Census at age 56, was a “trouble shooter”, and lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California with his wife and three children. In 1943, Albert’s wife died. In 1960, his last living sibling, sister Charlotte, died.

Albert returned to Missouri sometime after his wife’s death. He died on December 17, 1963 at age 79. He was a patient at the Missouri State Hospital in Nevada, Missouri at the time of his death. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

Bertie 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.

Bertie died September 1, 1971 in Springdale at age 92. She is buried in Bluff Cemetery. I have a letter from Paul’s cousin Theda Baggett imploring him to purchase a headstone for her grave, but I don’t think he did. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The child of Albert Gibson Cowan & Myrtle Bertie Hinson:

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 at age 85 and Ellen died February 2, 1990 at age 81. 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.

The children of Albert Gibson Cowan & Izora Beatrice Shirley:

Albert Gibson Cowan, Jr. –  He was born June 16, 1915 in Oklahoma. He married Grace Irene Redfield on September 7, 1940 in Los Angeles, California. They had a son. Albert died October 24, 2002 in California at age 87.

Ada M. Cowan – She was born about 1918 in Oklahoma. The only record I have of her is the 1920 US Census.

Sonora Joe Cowan – She was born about 1921 in Oklahoma. She married Addison L. Chrisman on April 27, 1946 in Los Angeles, California. They had two children. Sonora died November 15, 1973 in Issaquah, King County, Washington at age 52.

Marjorie B. Cowan – She was born July 5, 1923 in Missouri. She never married and had no children. She died October 15, 1997 in San Bernadino, California at age 74.  Her Find a Grave memorial is here.

James Daniel Hinson (1881-1949)

updated January 2019

James Daniel Hinson is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s uncle, brother to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971). He was the 6th of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

Dan was born July 6, 1881 in Whitener, Arkansas. In 1884, his brother Zimri died. In 1887, his brother Polk died.

On the 1900 US Census, Dan was 18, and he lived with his parents and siblings in Springdale, Arkansas.

He married Capitola Lester in Washington County, Arkansas on July 18, 1905. He was 24, she was 20. They had their first child in 1906, a son named William. In 1908 they had a son named Horace, who lived only a month. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1910 US Census, Dan was 29 and Capitola was 24. They lived in Springdale, and son William was 4. Dan worked as a laborer, doing odd jobs. Capitola was a dressmaker, working at home. Son Lester was born later in 1910.

The family moved to Iola, Kansas prior to 1913, when their son Murvin was born there in 1913. They had a daughter, Mildred, in 1917. Dan’s mother Cumi died in 1918 and his sister Vernie died in 1920.

On the 1920 US Census, they lived in Iola, Kansas. Dan was 38 and worked as a laborer in a garage. Capitola was 34 and a dressmaker. William was 13, Lester was 9, Murvin was 6, and Mildred was 2.

They had two more sons, Lloyd Glen Hinson born in 1921, and Herbert D. Hinson born in 1925. Herbert died in 1926 and his Find A Grave memorial is here. Daniel’s father Newton died in 1925.

On the 1930 US Census, they lived in Iola, Kansas. Dan was 48 and a laborer doing odd jobs. Capitola was 44 and a seamstress in a private home. Children still at home were Murvin (age 17), Mildred (age 12) and Glen (age 8).

On the 1940 US Census, they were still in Iola, Kansas. Dan was 58 and Capitola was 54. An occupation isn’t listed for Dan, but Capitola was a seamstress at WPA Sewing Room. (WPA stands for Works Progress Administration, part of the New Deal which provided jobs during the Great Depression. You can read more about it here.) The only child left at home was Glenn, age 18, who worked as an elevator operator at a hotel.

Dan’s brother Mack died in 1945 and his sister Cleopie died in 1946.

Dan died on May 31, 1949 at age 67 and Capitola died November 8, 1970 at age 84. They are buried in Highland Cemetery in Iola, Kansas. Find A Grave has memorials for Dan and Capitola.

The children of James Daniel Hinson & Capitola Lester:

Siblings William & Murvin

William Newton Hinson – William was born April 20, 1906 in Springdale, Arkansas. He married Margaret Brower. I can’t find him on the 1930 US Census, but by 1940 they were in Las Vegas, Nevada. William was 34 and worked as a brakeman on a steam railroad. Margaret was 30 and a stenographer. Margaret died July 13, 1956. William died August 17, 1989. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Horace Greeley Hinson – Horace was born October 23, 1908 in Springdale, Arkansas. He died November 30, 1908. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

Lester with his dad shortly before his dad died

Lester K. Hinson – Lester was born November 13, 1910 in Springdale, Arkansas. He married Thelma L. Croley, and worked as an auto mechanic in Iola, Kansas on the 1930 and 1040 US Census. They had 1 child. Lester died June 20, 1983 and Thelma died March 9, 1989. Lester’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

Murvin with his father.

Murvin D. Hinson – Murvin was born July 26, 1913 in Iola, Kansas. He married Evelyn Ruth Leslie. On the 1940 US Census they were in Iola, Kansas, and he worked as a timekeeper for county road improvement. He enlisted in the Army at the end of World War II on April 21, 1945 and served through July 21, 1946. He died September 30, 1994 and Evelyn died August 27, 1999. Murvin’s Find a Grave memorial is here.

Mildred Lois Hinson – Mildred was born 1917 in Iola, Kansas. She married William McClay and was listed with him on the 1940 US Census in Iola, Kansas. William’s occupation was “ice-man.” By 1948 she was living in Wichita, Kansas and listed in the city directory under her maiden name. She died 1984. Mildred’s Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lloyd Glen Hinson – Glen was born August 19, 1921. He married Gladys Mae Downey and they had 3 children. They lived in Pasadena, Texas. Glen died on March 7, 1986 and Gladys died on December 12 the same year.

Herbert D. Hinson – Herbert was born June 3, 1925 in Iola, Kansas. He died May 12, 1926. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

Dora Ada Hinson (1875-1959)

updated January 2019

Dora Ada Hinson was my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971). She was the 3rd of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

Ada was born May 7, 1875 in Whitener, Arkansas. She grew up in Madison County, Arkansas. Two of her brothers died during her childhood, Zimri in 1884 and Polk in 1887.

She married Andrew Jackson Sanders on February 28, 1893 in Madison County, Arkansas. She was 17 and Andrew was 19. They had son Carnel in 1894 and he died in 1896. They had son Utah in 1896 and son Sam in 1898.

On the 1900 US Census, Ada was 25, and she had been married to Andrew, a farmer, age 26, for 7 years. She had given birth to 3 children, two of whom were living: Utah, age 3; Sam, age 2. They lived in Madison County, Arkansas.

HINSON Isaac HARP Louisa, HINSON Bertie HINSON Dora Ada SANDERS Andrew Jackson

Sonny Sanders (son of Albert Utah Sanders) sent me the portraits above and this group photo.  Ada and Andrew are mismarked as Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Sanders. I think the photo was taken around 1905-06. I haven’t identified all the siblings in the photo but Ada’s mother Cumi is in the center and her father Newton is marked G. Father Hinson.

(Update: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History has this photo in their archives and provided me with more information. It was taken at the Baggett residence in Springdale around 1904. The man in the middle row to the left of Cumi is Blake Baggett. Based on this identification, think he’s holding his daughter Winnie, who was born in 1900, and I believe that is his wife Belle standing behind him to the left.)

In 1901, they had son Ottis.

On the 1910 US Census, Ada and Andrew were both listed as being 35. They were still farming in Springdale. Utah was 13, Sam was 12, and Ott was 9.

“at their farm in Texas”

Utah’s Find A Grave memorial I know the family moved to Washington state in about 1911, and then to Texas in 1913. Ada’s mother died in 1918, and her sister Vernie died in 1920. I can’t find them on the 1920 US Census. Ada’s father died in 1925.

On the 1930 US Census, Ada and Andrew were listed as 55 & 56 years old. In the 1940 US Census, Ada was 65 and Andrew was 66. They were farming in Crosby, Texas.

Ada’s brother Mack died in 1945, her sister Cleopie died in 1946, her brother Dan died in 1949, and her brother Lin died in 1952.

Ada and Andrew both died at Poplar Grove Convalescent Home in Lubbock, Texas. Ada died on December 28, 1959 at age 84 and Andrew died June 30, 1962 at age 88. Find A Grave has memorials for Ada and Andrew are here and here. They are buried in Lorenzo Cemetery in Crosby County, Texas.

The children of Dora Ada Hinson & Andrew Jackson Sanders:

Carnel O. Sanders – Carnel was born April 11, 1894 and died March 20, 1896. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

SANDERS Utah

Albert Utah Sanders

Albert Utah Sanders – Utah was born August 22, 1896. He married Anna Gladys Woodward in 1921 and they had 6 children. Utah was farming in Lubbock, Texas in 1930 and by 1940 was a contractor is Los Angeles, California. Utah died April 29, 1985. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel Newton Sanders – Sam was born March 27, 1898. He married Jo B. Fugitt on June 29, 1921 and they had 3 children. He farmed in Lubbock, Texas (1930 and 1940). Sam died November 12, 1989. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

SANDERS Ottis Lee black and white

Ottis Lee Sanders

Ottis Lee Sanders – Ott was born April 16, 1901. He married Mallie McCall on June 5, 1927. They didn’t have children. They lived in Crosby, Texas. He worked as a teacher (1930) and a superintendent (1940). Ott died His Find A Grave memorial is here.

May Belle Hinson (1877-1970)

updated January 2019

May Belle Hinson is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971). She was the 4th of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

Belle was born September 24, 1977 in Whitener, Arkansas. On the 1880 US Census Belle was listed as Emily M Hinson, age 3.

In 1884, Belle’s brother Zimri died. In 1887, her brother Polk died.

She married Robert Blake Baggett in Washington County, Arkansas on December 24, 1897. She was 20 and he was 26. Their daughter Winnie was born in 1901, their son Ray was born in 1904, and their daughter Theda was born in 1907.

HINSON Isaac HARP Louisa, HINSON Bertie HINSON Dora Ada SANDERS Andrew Jackson

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History has this photo in their archives and provided me with information. It was taken at the Baggett residence in Springdale around 1904. The man in the middle row to the left of Cumi is Blake Baggett. With this identify confirmed, I think he’s holding his daughter Winnie, who was born in 1900, and I believe that is his wife Belle standing behind him to the left. Ada and her husband Andrew are mismarked as Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Sanders. I haven’t identified all the people in the photo but Ada’s mother Cumi is in the center and her father Newton is marked G. Father Hinson.

On the 1910 US Census in Springdale, Arkansas, Belle was 32, Blake was 39, and they had three children: Winnie was 9, Ray was 6, and Theda was 3. Robert’s occupation was “Teaming” and industry was “freight.”

COWAN Wallace Paul

Seated in buggy is Ada and her mother Cumi. Standing, right to left are Belle, probably her daughter Theda, then my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan and Mrs. Gramblin and Faye. I thought Mrs. Gramblin and Faye were neighbors but I can’t find them on a census.

In 1912, their daughter Ada was born. In 1918, Belle’s mother died. In 1919, her son Ray died. In 1920, her sister Vernie died.

On the 1920 US Census, Belle was 42 and Blake was 48. Blake’s occupation was farmer and industry was “home farm.” They lived in Springdale. Theda was 12 and Ada was 8.

In 1925, Belle’s father died.

On the 1930 US Census, Belle was 53 and Blake was 59, living in Springdale, Arkansas. Ada was 18. Blake was a Laborer at the gas company and Ada was a Saleslady at a variety store.

On the 1940 US Census, Belle was 61 and Blake was 68. They were still in Springdale. A granddaughter, Maxine Moore, age 11, lived with them. Blake was a “common laborer” and industry was “odd farm work.”

In 1945, Belle’s brother Mack died. In 1946, her sister Cleopie died. In 1949, her brother Dan died. In 1952, her brother Lin died. In 1959, her sister Ada died. At this point, her only living sibling was her sister Bertie, and they are pictured below.

Thanksgiving 1959, Belleand her sister Bertie

Blake died February 13, 1969 and Belle followed on October 26, 1970. They are buried in Bluff Cemetery in Springdale. Their Find A Grave memorials are here.

The children of May Belle Hinson & Robert Blake Baggett:

Winnie G. Baggett – Winnie was born October 12, 1900. She married John L. Main of Sebastian County, Arkansas on July 27, 1919 in Washington County, Arkansas. They had 4 children. She died January 14, 1983. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Andy Ray Baggett – Ray was born July 10, 1904 and died January 17, 1919. His Find A Grave Memorial is here.

Theda Gail Baggett – Theda was born April 25, 1907. She married Fern Eugene Moore in Washington County, Arkansas on August 20, 1927. They had a child in 1929. On the 1940 US Census she was divorced, lodging with a family and working as a waitress. Her daughter Maxine was 11 and living with her grandparents. Theda married Calvin Thomas Collins in Washington County on April 14, 1940. She died December 2, 2004 and is buried in bluff Cemetery in Springdale. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. (Maxine’s Find a Grave memorial is here, and it says she is the daughter of Theda and Calvin.)

Ada Catherine Baggett

Ada Catherine Baggett – Ada was born August 16, 1912. She married Harold Jenkins in Springdale, Arkansas on November 23, 1932. They had 2 children. She died February 15, 2010. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Cleopatra Ellen Hinson (1886-1946)

updated February 2019

A cousin, Sonny Sanders, sent me the photos below of Cleopatra Ellen Hinson. In the photo on the left, she is on the left with her sister Vernia Jane Hinson (1889-1920). In the photo on the right she is (I think on the left) with her sister Dora Ada Hinson.

Cleopatra Ellen Hinson is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971). She was the 8th of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

It seems that Cleopatra used the name Cleopie/Clopie most of her life. She was born December 5, 1885 in Whitener, Madison, Arkansas. When she was 1 year old, her brother Polk was born and died. Her youngest sibling, a sister, was born in 1889. She lived with her parents and siblings in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas on the 1900 and 1910 US Census.

On December 23, 1912, Cleopie married Sterling Oscar Johnson in Washington County, Arkansas. The index for Arkansas marriages has her name as Julia Cleopie Hinson. Cleopie was 27 years old. Sterling was 24 and lived in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1918, Cleopie’s mother Cumi died. In 1920, her sister Vernie died.

On the 1920 US Census, they lived in Memphis. Sterling was 32 and worked as a Car Counter for the railroad. Cleopie was listed as 31 (she was really 35) and they had three children: Maurice (age 6), Rowena (age 4) and Thelma (age 9 months).

In 1925, Cleopie’s father Newton died.

On the 1930 US Census, they were still in Memphis. Sterling is 41 and working as a Car Counter for the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  Cleopie was also listed as 41, but she was 45. Maurice was 15, Rowena was 13, Thelma was 12, and there are two more children, Jerome (age 9) and Audry Bell (age 4).

On the 1940 US Census, they still lived in Memphis. Sterling was 50 (really 52) and worked as a Freight Cashier for the railroad, and Cleopie was 51 (really 55). All their children still lived at home. Maurice was 27 and a Yard Clerk for the railroad. Rowena was 24 and an Operator for a telegraph company. Thelma was 21 and not working. Jerome was 20 and not working. Audrey was 14.

In 1945, Cleopie’s brother Mack died.

Cleopie died October 24, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee at age 60. Her death certificate listed her as Clopie Hinson Johnson. She was buried in Memorial Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. Her Find a Grave memorial is here.

The children of Cleopatra Ellen Hinson & Sterling O. Johnson:

Maurice Sterling Johnson – Maurice was born November 16, 1913 in Memphis, Tennessee. He enlisted in the US Army on June 4, 1941, and served in World War II. He married Shirley Jacobson on September 5, 1944 in Kitsap County, Washington. He was in the US Army at the time. He died on May 12, 1980.

Rowena Gussie Johnson

Rowena Gussie Johnson – Rowena was born November 13, 1915 in Memphis, Tennessee. She married Francis Ray Nicholson in 1944 and they had 2 daughters. She died November 28, 2007 and her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thelma Louise Johnson

Thelma Louise Johnson – Thelma was born April 17, 1918.  She married Guy W. Canipe. Thelma died June 1, 2000 in Cordova, Tennessee. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Jerome Hinson Johnson – Jerome was born January 3, 1920. He attended Memphis State University, and served in World War II. I can’t find record of a marriage. He died November 8, 1994 in Clayton, Georgia.

Audrey Bell Johnson

Audrey Bell Johnson – Audrey was born June 8, 1925 in Memphis, Tennessee. She married Raymond Joseph Percha on September 25, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan. I don’t have further information on her.

Vernia Jane Hinson (1889-1920)

updated February 2019

Vernia Jane Hinson is my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan’s aunt, sister to his mother Myrtle Bertie Hinson (1879-1971). She was the youngest of 10 children of Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) and Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918). You can read about their family here.

HINSON Clopie on left HINSON Vernie on right

A cousin, Sonny Sanders, sent me this photo of Vernie, with her sister Cleopie on the left.

Sonny Sanders also sent me the photo below. Sonny is grandson of Vernie’s sister Dora Ada Hinson, and son of Utah Sanders pictured, so he is Vernie’s great nephew.

HINSON Isaac HARP Louisa, HINSON Bertie HINSON Dora Ada SANDERS Andrew Jackson

Dora and her husband Andrew Jackson Sanders are mismarked in this photo as Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Sanders. Ottis Lee Sanders was born in April 1901 and he looks to be about 4-5 in the photo, so that means the photo was taken around 1905-06. It is possible that Vernie is in this photo with her parents and some siblings and nieces and nephews. She would have been 16-17 years old, so I think she may be the 4th person from the left in the back row. But I’m just guessing.

On the 1900 US Census, Vernie was 10 years old, and she lived with her parents and siblings in Springdale, Washington, Arkansas.

A Verna Henson married M. M. Borden on December 2, 1906 in Garland, Arkansas but I don’t know if this was our Vernie. I can’t find record of this couple after marriage.

By 1910 US Census Vernie has been married to Robert Elmer Lloyd for 2 years, but I can’t find record of their marriage. He was a clerk at a grocery store and they lived in Crawford County, Arkansas.

Their son Elliot was born 7 days after the census was taken on April 29, 1910. He died June 14, 1911. Their son James Elmer, was born in 1912. Their daughter Virginia was born March 1, 1917 and died February 16, 1919. Vernie’s mother Cumi died in 1918.

On the 1920 US Census, the family lived in Sebastian County, Arkansas and Robert was a salesman at a grocery store. Vernie was 30 and her son James was 7. She died less than a month later on February 5, 1920 at age 30. Her Find A Grave memorial here.

Robert Elmer Lloyd married Fannie Harwood on April 11, 1921, and they remained in Sebastian County Arkansas on the 1930 and 1940 US Census. They had no children. Robert died August 31, 1955 and his Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Vernia Jane Hinson & Robert Elmer Lloyd:

Elliott Lloyd – Elliot was born April 29, 1910 and died June 14, 1911. His Find a Grave memorial is here.

James Elmer Lloyd – James was born November 13, 1912. He married Pauline Bailey on October 28, 1934. They had several children, the first named after his mother. He served in the Navy in World War II. He died in Arkansas on December 9, 1997 and his Find A Grave memorial is here.

Virginia Lloyd – Virginia was born March 1, 1917 and died February 16, 1919. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Daniel Henson (1806/10-186*) & Rhoda Vaughn (1810/16-188*)

updated February 2019

Daniel Henson & Rhoda Vaughn are my 3x great grandparents, parents of my 2x great grandfather Isaac Newton Hinson.

Daniel Henson was born between 1806 & 1810 in Tennessee. His parents are unknown.

Rhoda Vaughn was born between 1810 & 1816 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons, one of their 8 children. Since I don’t know her birth year, I don’t know if she was their first or second.

Daniel & Rhoda married in about 1830, probably in Arkansas.

On the 1840 US Census, Daniel was head of a household in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. There were 6 in the family: 2 males aged 5-9 (William, unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (Daniel); 2 females under age 5 (Margaret, Penelope); 1 female aged 20-29 (Rhoda).

On the 1850 US Census, the family was farming in Brush Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Daniel and Rhoda were both listed as age 40. Children in the home were: William, age 17; Margaret, age 14; Penelope, age 11; Thomas, age 8; Daniel, age 5; Isaac, age 1. Only William was attending school.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was farming in Clear Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Daniel was 54 and Rhoda was 48. Children at home were: Thomas, age 18; Phillip, age 15; Isaac, age 10; Emily, age 1; Penelope, age 20 with husband William Linley, age 43, and infant Mary. Penelope and Rhoda were marked as being unable to read.

Many people online note that Daniel Henson and his son Phillip Daniel Henson served in the Civil War. Between records I found on Fold3 and information on Edward G. Gerdes Civil War Page I think it’s likely both did, but I can’t be sure. The records don’t include identifying information other than name and age.

A Daniel Henson served on the Confederate side in Company K of the 11 and 17 Consolidated Arkansas Infantry (Griffith’s Consolidated Arkansas Infantry) and Company D of 17 (Griffith’s) Arkansas Infantry from 1861-1863.

Daniel & Rhoda’s son Phillip Henson and brother-in-law Thomas Carter (married to Margaret) served on the Confederate side in Company A, 34 Arkansas Infantry. They both joined in June 1862 and deserted in January 1863. Phillip enlisted again on March 12, 1864, this time serving the Union with Company L, 1 Arkansas Cavalry. He was removed from service due to “circular 48” – perhaps because the war ended in April 1865.

Daniel died between 1863 & 1870, probably related to the war. Rhoda’s parents died during this period too, her father in 1864 (murdered by bushwhackers) and her mother in 1870 (cancer). She lost two sisters, one in 1870 and one in 1871.

On the 1870 US Census, Rhoda was 56 and a widow. She lived in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas with her youngest daughter Emily, age 12, who was working as a farm hand. Two of her children (Newton and Penelope) lived nearby with their spouses, as did several of her siblings.

On the 1880 US Census, Rhoda lived in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas, and was 64. She lived with daughter Emily, age 21, who married the next year. Rhoda was marked as being unable to write, and Emily is marked as being unable to read or write. This the last record I have for Rhoda.

The children of Daniel Henson & Rhoda Vaughn:

William Henson –  William was born in about 1833 in Arkansas. I have no record of him past the 1850 US Census.

Margaret Jane Henson – Margaret was born February 21, 1836 in Arkansas. She married Thomas Carter on February 12, 1859 in Washington County, Arkansas and they had 4 children. Thomas served the Confederacy in the Civil War. She was widowed by the 1900 US Census, and the 1920 US Census she was living in Kansas with a grandchild’s family. On the 1930 US Census she was back in Arkansas living with another grandchild’s family. She died August 28, 1930 in Washington County, Arkansas. She was 94. Her Find a Grave memorial is here.

Penelope Henson – Penelope was born in about December 1838 in Arkansas. She married William Lindley on November 25, 1858 in Washington County, Arkansas. The 1900 US Census says that she had 9 children, but that only 2 are living, and that was the last record I find of them.

Thomas Henson – Thomas was born about 1842 in Arkansas. I have no record of him after the 1860 US Census. It’s likely he served in the Civil War.

Phillip Daniel Henson – Phillip was born about 1845 in Arkansas. He married Amanda Hale immediately after the Civil War in 1865 and they had at least 8 children. The 1880 US Census was the last record I have of him.

Isaac Newton Hinson – My 2x great grandfather Newton was born November 24, 1849 in Arkansas. He married Louisa Cumi Harp on October 14, 1868 in Madison, Arkansas and they had 10 children. Newton died July 12, 1925 in Washington County, Arkansas. He was 75. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read more about him here.

Emily Henson – Emily was born about 1859 in Arkansas. She married Henry Dallas Hale in 1881 and had 6 children, 4 of which were living in 1900. On the 1910 US Census they lived in Texas, and by the 1920 US Census Emily was a widow and lived in Oklahoma with a daughter and her family. The last record I can find of her was the 1930 US Census, when she lived with her daughter’s family in Oklahoma.