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.

Daniel Henson (1806/10-186*) & Rhoda Vaughn (1812-188*)

Updated October 2017

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 about 1812 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons.

Daniel & Rhoda married in about 1832, probably in Arkansas.

On the 1840 US Census, Daniel Henson 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 are 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 are 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.

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 (Isaac 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 is 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 and 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 around 1860 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 is living in Kansas with a grandchild’s family. The 1930 US Census she is back in Arkansas living with another grandchild’s family. She died August 28, 1930 in Washington County, Arkansas. She was 94.

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 is 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 is the last record I have of him.

Isaac Newton Hinson – My 2x great grandfather Isaac was born November 24, 1849 in Arkansas. He married Louisa Cumi Harp in about 1869 and they had 10 children. Isaac 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 is the 1930 US Census, when she lived with her daughter’s family in Oklahoma.

Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson (1852-1918) – Her Obituary

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Photo: Louisa Cumi Harp Hinson on the left, and one of her sisters

 

 

 

 

My grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan had a clipping of his grandmother’s obituary published in Springdale News (date unknown) and I have transcribed it:

Louisa Curry Hinson (nee Harp) was born November 30, 1852 near Hindsville, Madison County, Ark., and died April 10, 1918 at the family home on East Emma Avenue, Springdale Ark., at 5:20 am, age 65 years, 4 months and 10 days.

At age fifteen years she was converted and joined the Baptist church in the community of her childhood. She lived a consistent Christian life until the day of her death.

October 14, 1868, she was married to I.N. Hinson to whom she was a faithful and devoted wife until the day of her death. They had ten children, eight of whom still live. They are Mack of Springdale, Daniel of Iola, Kansas, Len of Camp Beauregard, LA, Mrs. Blake Baggett and Mrs. Bertie Cowan of Springdale, Mrs. Elmer Loyd of Van Buren, Mrs. S. O. Johnson of Memphis, TN, and Mrs. Andrew Sanders of Lorenzo, TX. All of these except Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Sanders were present at the funeral, sickness preventing their presence. Besides these she leaves one sister, Mrs. Martha Nail of Wichita Falls, TX and three brothers, Jim and Burden Harp of Hindsville and Allen Harp of Kirkland TX. The last named brother couldn’t be present at the funeral.

Mrs. Hinson was a beautiful patient Christian character. Her influences in the home meant much to the family. She was cheerful, pleasant and patient in all things. As a mother she was kind and gentle and devoted to the interests of her children. As a wife she was devoted and patient and helpful. The stars she will wear in eternity can alone reflect the kindly patience and gentle care which she showed in every realm of her life.

On the morning of April 4, she suffered a paralytic stroke while about the duties of the house. She did not think she was very sick, but soon sunk into unconsciousness. From this she never aroused. Gradually her condition grew worse, until on Wednesday morning, April 10, at 5:20 oclock she went away to meet her savior. Her place will not be filled here again. She is gone from us never to return but awaits us coming to her. The Lord grant that we should go to that way at the end of our days.

Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday afternoon, April 11, by pastor W. I. Elledge of the Baptist Church in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives. Her remains were laid away in Bluff Cemetary the same day. The friends of the family showed their appreciation of her excellent character in every possible way. The beautiful floral tribute spoke more eloquently than words can express the esteem in which she was held by those who knew her best.

Card of thanks: We take this method of extending our thanks and of expressing our deep appreciation to every person who so kindly helped us in the sickness and death of our wife and mother. The kindness of friends is worth more at such a time as this as any other thing we know. We thank you every one. I.N. Hinson and family.

Isaac Newton Hinson (1849-1925) & Louisa Cumi Harp (1852-1918)

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

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.

My beautiful picture

Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, Arkansas

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.

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

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