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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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.

 

James Daniel Hinson (1881-1949)

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

Daniel was born July 6, 1881 in Whitener, Arkansas. He first appears on the 1900 US Census, age 18, living 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.

On the 1910 US Census, Daniel J is 29 and Capitola is 24. They live in Springdale, and they have a son Willie N, age 4, Daniel is working as a laborer, doing odd jobs. Capitola is a dressmaker, working at home. She has given birth to two children. Horace G. Hinson was born October 23, 1908, and died of pneumonia on November 30, 1908 according to his Find A Grave memorial.

On the 1920 US Census, they are in Iola, Kansas. Daniel J is 38 and working as a laborer in a garage. Capitola is 34 and is a dressmaker, working at home. They have 4 children now. Willie is 13, Lester is 9, Murvin is 6 and Mildred is 2. They had another son, Herbert D. Hinson, born June 3, 1925. He died May 12, 1926 and his Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1930 US Census, they remain in Iola, Kansas. James D is 48 and a laborer doing odd jobs. Capitola G is 44 and a seamstress in a private home. Children still at home are Murvin (age 17), Mildred (age 12) and now they have E Glenn who is 8.

On the 1940 US Census, they are still in Iola, Kansas. Dan is 58 and Capitola is 54. An occupation isn’t listed for Dan, but Capitola is 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 is Glenn, age 18, who is working as an elevator operator at a hotel.

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

His children:

William Newton Hinson (pictured above with younger brother Murvin) was born April 20, 1906. He married Margaret Brower. I can’t find him on the 1930 US Census, but by 1940 they are in Las Vegas, Nevada. William is 34 and working as a brakeman on a steam railroad. Margaret is 30 and a stenographer. Margaret died July 13, 1956. William died August 17, 1989. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Lester K. Hinson (left, pictured with his dad shortly before his dad died) was born November 13, 1910. 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 D. Hinson (right, pictured with his dad) was born July 26, 1913. He married Evelyn Ruth Leslie. On the 1940 US Census they are in Iola, Kansas, and he works 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.

HINSON MildredMildred Lois Hinson (pictured to the right, and below with her brother Glen) was born 1917. She married William McClay and is found living with him in the 1940 US Census in Iola, Kansas. William’s occupation was “ice-man.” By 1948 she is 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 Mildred and GlenHinson (pictured with his sister Mildred) 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.

Dora Ada Hinson Sanders (1875-1959)

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

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    Dora Ada Hinson Sanders        Andrew Jackson Sanders

Ada was born May 7, 1875 in Whitener, Arkansas. By the 1900 US Census she had been married to Andrew Jackson Sanders, a farmer, for 7 years and had given birth to 3 children, two of which were living: Albert U, age 3; Samuel N, age 2. They lived in Madison County, Arkansas. I haven’t found a record of their marriage, but Andrew’s Find A Grave memorial says they were married February 28, 1893 in Madison County, Arkansas. It lists Dora A as 25 and Andrew J as 26.

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

Sonny Sanders (son of Utah Sanders) sent me the portraits above and the group photo below.  Dora and Andrew Jackson Sanders 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 Isaac 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 G. Baggett, who was born in 1900, and I believe that is his wife May Belle Hinson Baggett standing behind him to the left.)

On the 1910 US Census, Ada L and Andrew J are both 35. They are still farming in Springdale. Eutah S is 13, Samuel R is 12 and Otis C is 9.

I can’t find them on the 1920 US Census but from Utah’s Find A Grave memorial I know the family moved to Washington state in about 1911, and then to Texas in 1913.

Photo: “at their farm in Texas”

In the 1930 US Census, Ada and Andrew J are 55 & 56 years old. In the 1940 US Census, D Ada is 65 and Andrew J is 66. They are farming in Crosby, Texas.

Utah is married and farming in Lubbock, Texas in 1930 and by 1940 is a contractor is Los Angeles. Sam is married and farming in Lubbock (1930 and 1940). Ott is married and lives in Crosby. He is working as a teacher (1930) and a superintendent (1940).

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

Her children:

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

SANDERS UtahAlbert Utah Sanders (pictured on right) was born August 22, 1896. He married Anna Gladys Woodward in 1921 and they had 6 children. Utah died April 29, 1985. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

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

SANDERS Ottis Lee black and whiteOttis Lee Sanders (pictured on left) was born April 16, 1901. He married Mallie McCall on June 5, 1927. They didn’t have children. Ott died His Find A Grave memorial is here.

May Belle Hinson Baggett (1877-1970)

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

Belle was born September 24, 1977 in Whitener, Arkansas. She appears on the 1880 US Census as Emily M Hinson, age 3. She married Robert Blake Baggett in Washington County, Arkansas on December 24, 1899. She was 22 and he was 28.

HINSON Isaac HARP Louisa, HINSON Bertie HINSON Dora Ada SANDERS Andrew Jackson(Update: I had included this photo on some other pages, but wanted to add it here based on new information. 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. With this identify confirmed, 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 Baggett standing behind him to the left. Dora and Andrew Jackson Sanders 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 Isaac is marked G. Father Hinson.)

I find them next on the 1910 US Census in Springdale, Arkansas. Belle M is 32, Robert B. Baggett is 39, and they have three children: Winnie G is 9, Andy Ray is 6, and Theda is 3. Robert’s occupation is “Teaming” and industry is “freight.”

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Photo: Seated in buggy is Dora Ada Hinson Sanders and her mother Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson. Standing, right to left are May Belle Hinson Baggett, probably her daughter Theda Gail Baggett Collins, then 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.

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

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Photo: May Belle Hinson Baggett on the left, her sister Dora Ada Hinson Sanders on the right.

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

On the 1940 US Census, Belle is 61 and R. B. 68 and they are still in Springdale. A granddaughter, Maxine Moore age 11 lives with them. R. B. is a “common laborer” and industry is “odd farm work.”

Photo: Thanksgiving 1959, May Belle Hinson Baggett and her sister Myrtle Bertie Hinson Cowan.

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.

Her children:

Winnie G. Baggett Main 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 was born July 10, 1904 and died January 17, 1919. His Find A Grave Memorial is here.

Theda Gail Baggett Collins 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 is divorced, lodging with a family and working as a waitress. Her daughter Maxine is 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 Jenkins (see photo on the left) 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.