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Fentress Co. TN Hinds

Rod Hinds (View posts)
Posted: 963314957000
I am looking for anyone with information for Sim and Caldonie (Caldony) Hinds from Jamestown, TN. I have at least 10 children: George Hopkins (my g-grandfather), John, Martha, Mandy, Buny, Bill Lewis, Kip or Kit, Caroline (she had a twin but it died when it was 2), and two other still-born children. If you have any information, please contact me. This is a very difficult line of Hinds' to track!
Posted: 974957216000
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My Hinds came from Fentress, TN. They moved to Madison Co., Arkansas in the late 1830's. Do you know the time frame of Sim Hinds. Simeon is a family name. My 5great grandfather was Levi Hinds from Tn to Ar his brother was Simeon. Could this be the same person?
Teresa Hammer

Fentress Co. Hinds'

Rod Hinds (View posts)
Posted: 975328903000
I have Sim (Simeon) brother of Levi born March 15, 1739/40 in Morris NJ. He is son of Joseph Hinds Sr. my gx7grandfather. My line is: Joseph Hinds Sr., Joseph Hinds Jr., Samuel Hinds, Joel Hinds, Samuel Hinds, Simeon Candy Hinds, George Hopkins Hinds, Chester Hinds, Gene Ogal Hinds, Rod Hinds.

I have lots of information, but I'm not sure of it's accuracy. Please feel free to email me for further inquiries. Take Care Cousin. Rod
Posted: 975531762000
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Hi, we are cousins but Joseph and Levi had another younger brother John Henry Hinds. This is my line. It goes John Henry b Abt. 1745, Levi b. Abt. 1786, John b.Feb 28, 1805, Parelina Hinds b.May 21, 1831, here my changes to Walker. Parelina married Richerson Walker. There are still alot of Hinds in this area. I move to North West AR in 1985 I didn't know of my cousins until about 2 years ago. Seens half of the country up here I related to.
I am interseted in what you have, I have a few other names as children of Joesph SR.
I have a list of 8 children by him.
4 daughters and 4 sons.
Teresa Hammer


Rod Hinds (View posts)
Posted: 975563666000
Here is what I have so far. I'm not sure of all of its accuracy, but most of it seems to line up.

(gx11-grandfather) James Hinds b. abt. 1585 in England, d. unknown

(gx10-grandfather) James Hinds II, b. 1613 in Salem England, d. Southold NY, m. Mary Knight b. 1618 in Salem Essex Massachusettes, d. unknown

(gx9-grandfather) James Hinds III, b. 2-27-1647, in Salem, Essex Massachusettes, d. unknown m. Catherine ?

(gx8-grandfather) James Hinds IV, b. abt. 1670, d. abt. 1719 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, m. Mary Lee b. 1662 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey (dau. Of Thomas Lee and Ann White)

(gx7-grandfather) Joseph Hinds Sr., b.1705 in Guilford Co. North Carolina, d. abt. 1772 in same, m. Rutha Higgins
Levi Hinds b. August 25, 1742 in New Hanover, Morris New Jersey, d. August 28, 1817 in Wayne Co. KY
Charity Hinds b. November 16, 1731 in Morris, New Jersey, m. Richard Higgins
Hannah Hinds b. June 2, 1734 in Morris, New Jersey, d. March 9, 1812 in Wayne Co. KY
Simeon Hinds b. March 15, 1739/40 in Morris, New Jersey
John Henry Hinds b. June 9, 1745 in Morris, New Jersey
Mary Hinds b. February 6, 1748
Joseph Hinds Jr. b. June 17, 1737, d. abt. 1812 in Knox Co., TN m. Hannah Grider b. abt 1737

(gx6-grandfather) Joseph Hinds Jr. b. June 17, 1737, d. abt. 1812 in Knox Co., TN m. Hannah Grider b. abt 1737
John Hinds, no information
Hannah Hinds, no information
Charity Hinds, m. Solomon Gerring
Mary Hinds, d. 1761 in Wayne Co., KY
Samuel Hinds b. 1763 in Wayne Co. KY, d. 1826 in Wayne Co. KY, m. 1st Sarah ?, no information, m. 2nd Martha Carrigan on August 20, 1820
Ophelia Hinds m. Isaac Lindsey
Levi Hinds b. 1767 in Guilford Co, NC, d. Sept. 11, 1842 in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, m. Hulda Byram
Simeon Hinds b. August 11, 1769 in Rowan Co. NC , d. Dec. 13, 1840 in Overton Co. TN, m. Elizabeth Stone b. June 18, 1773 in North Carolina, d. 1845 in Overton Co. TN.
Ruth Hinds, no information
Sarah Hinds, m. Ebenezer Byram
Abigail Hinds, m. Iredeil Stone
William Hinds, no information
Asa Hinds, no information
Joseph Hinds, no information

(gx5-grandfather) Samuel Hinds b. 1763 in Wayne Co. KY, d. 1826 in Wayne Co. KY, m. 1st Sarah ?, no information, m. 2nd Martha Carrigan on August 20, 1820. Samuel was appointed Justice of the Peace by Gov. James Garrad for Wayne Co. KY in 1800 when the county was formed.
Samuel Hinds b. abt. 1789, m. Hannah McGee
Joel Hinds, b. abt. 1792, TN, d. ABT 1855, Fentress Co, TN. m. abt. 1825 Nina Mullinax b. 1805, TN, in Fentress Co, TN, Nina died AFT 1860, Fentress Co, TN.
Unknown Daughter, b. abt. 1793, probably died young
Sarah Hinds, b. abt 1797, m. William H. McGee
Charity Hinds b. abt. 1799, m. Samuel Reece
Lucretia Hinds b. abt. 1803, m. 1st Washington Reece, 2nd Daniel Hunt
Levi Hinds b. 1805
Hannah Hinds, no information
Jane Hinds, no information
Abigail Hinds, b. abt. 1824, m. Matthew Gray

(gx4-grandfather) Joel Hinds, b. ABT 1792, TN, d. ABT 1855, Fentress Co, TN. m. abt. 1825 Nina Mullinax b. 1805, TN, in Fentress Co, TN, Nina died AFT 1860, Fentress Co, TN.
Samuel Hinds b. 1826.
Ely Hinds b. 1828, Fentress Co, TN.
Polly Hinds b. 1832, Fentress Co, TN.
Simeon Hinds b. 1834, Fentress Co, TN, m. Elizabeth Smith. Simeon died 1901.
Isaac Hinds b. 1836, Fentress Co, TN.
Joel D. Hinds b. 1838, Fentress Co, TN.
Perry Hinds b. 1840, Fentress Co, TN, m. 12-Mar-1866, Elizabeth Allred.
Pernina Jane Hinds b. 22-Apr-1844, Fentress Co, TN, m. ABT 1868, William G. Witt King, (son of James Mark King and Elizabeth (Betsy) Beaty). Pernina died 17-Apr-1897.

(ggg-grandfather) Samuel Hinds b. 1826, Littlecrab, Fentress Co, TN, m. 1848, Elvira Taylor, b. 9-Aug-1829, Fentress Co, TN, (daughter of John Taylor and Ann Pennycuff) d. ABT 1897, Fentress Co, TN. Samuel died ABT 1890, Fentress Co, TN.
John Quincy Hinds b. Jan 1849, m. Margaret A Unknown, b. 1853. John died bef. 1910.
Matthew Hinds.
Ellen Hinds.
Mandy Hinds.
Samuel Hinds.
Mary Abigail Hinds.
James Hinds.
William Isaac Hinds.
Eli Hinds.
Joel "Jode" Hinds b. 15-Jun-1851, Littlecrab, Fentress County, Tennessee, m. 7-Dec-1873, Frances Elizabeth Fite, b. 4-Jul-1852, (daughter of Peter Fite and Elizabeth Matthews) d. 9-Jan-1919, Fentress Co, TN. Joel died 27-Jan-1929, Fentress Co, TN.
Elizabeth Ellen Hinds b. 30-Mar-1875, m. Bill Beaty.
Samuel Peter Hinds b. 12-Nov-1876, m. Fannie E. Sydnor, (daughter of Thomas Sydnor andMary Winningham).
Mary Ann Hinds b. 9-Dec-1878, m. Sam South.
James Marion Hinds b. 6-Apr-1881, m. Sadie Petty.
Nancy Jane Hinds b. 26-Jul-1883.
Sarah Adeline Hinds b. 8-Mar-1887.
Fatina Alice Hinds b. 29-Sep-1889, m. John Andrew Beaty, b. 12-Jan-1883, d. 23-Jan-1964. Fatina died AFT 1986.
John Mitchell Hinds b. 20-Nov-1890.
William Grady Hinds b. 20-Oct-1894, m. Lelar Pennycuff.
Margaret Jane Hinds b. 15-Nov-1852, m. ABT 1873, Isaac "Toke" Beaty, b. 16-Sep-1852, (son of William R. Beaty and Mary Sells) d. 1922. Margaret died 12-Nov-1898.
Nina Hinds b. ABT 1856, m. George Atkins.
Susan Ann Hinds b. ABT 1858, m. James Owens.
Simeon Candy Hinds b. 15-Feb-1859.

I have more, but there is too much to list here. Take care, Rod

Hinds family

Posted: 975619864000
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I found this on the usgenweb under TN

I thought you might be interested in this. I just found it tonight. I have a lot of the same information as you do I will check it aganist mine and see what we come up with. I haven't read I this yet I copy it and made a copy for you.
Hope it is as interesting as I think it should be.
More later
Teresa Hammer
Hinds Family in Tennessee
In the name of God, Amen. Knowing all men is a mortal and being weak in body but in proper mind, I, JOSEPH HINDS of the County and State of Kentucky do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say: 1st all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid. 2nd I desire will and bequeath to my beloved wife HANNAH one bed and bedding and a side saddle to her heirs for ever, also it is my will that the said HANNAH have benefit of all the residue of my estate of record requires during her natural life and widowhood that may remain in the hands of my executors hereafter maintained respecting my negro woman Peg I wish and devise her to remain the property of my beloved wife during her natural life or widowhood if she the widow sees proper to sell her if not the main cause her to be sold by my executor or hire her out at the discretion and the money arising from the price or hire of said negroe to be applied to her the widow support if needed the said negro or the price or hire of said negro if any remains after decease of the above mentioned is to be divided in manner and form hereafter mentioned, that is to say as the residue of my personal estate what remains ofter the decease or widowhood of my belove wife HANNAH shall be divided between my children hereafter named, share and share alike, to wit: JOSEPH, HANNAH, CHARITY, MARY, SAMUEL, PHEBE, LEVI, SIMON, RUTH, SARAH and ABIGAIL and CASTY. I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends ISAAC WEST JAMES JONES executors of my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal this 19th day of March in the year of our Lord Christ 1812.
Signed sealed and published and declared so and for the last will and testament of the above named JOSEPH HINDS in presence of us:
The last will and testament of JOSEPH HINDS is recorded inWayne County, Kentucky Will Book A, page 19.
For more information on this article or any article or publication of the Union County Historical Society please write them at:
Union County Historical Society
P.O. Box 95
Maynardville, TN 37807
E-mail the Union County Historical Society.
This page created and maintained by Chip Brown and Maynardville.Com

Joseph Hinds was probably the son of James Hinds of Elizabeth Township, Essex County, New Jersey. An abstract of James Hind's will is recorded in the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, First Series, Vol. XXX, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc., Vol, II (1730-1750), edited by Van Doren Honeyman, published by the Unionist Gazette Association in Somerville, New Jersey (1918).
The will dated September 26, 1731 reads: James Hinds of Elizabeth Town, Essex County Yoeman; Daughters, Mary and Debora, large silver tankard marked IDA upon lid. Daughter Elizabeth four silver spoons marked IAH. Daughter Patience silver tumblers with French crown on the bottom and marked IDH at eighteen years. Daughter Sarah three silver spoons marked IAH at eighteen years. Sons--James, John and Joseph. Land adjoining lands of Thomas Clark, which I purchased from Ephriam Clark, lands purchased of Ebenezer Lyon, Deborah Moris, Richard Higens, and Edward Spining; land joining land of Samuel Marsh, purchased of Will Oliver. No lands to be sold until sons come to 26 years. Son John my great Bible. Executors: son James, and friends John Spining and Ebenezer Johnson. Witness: James Huindoy, Abraham Clark, Joseph Clark. Will proved October 26, 1731.
One reference in the Mcclung Historical Collection in Knoxville lists James Hinds as the son of James Hinds (wife Ruth) the immigrant in Salem, Massachusetts, was married in 1730." James moved to North Carolina before the Revolutionary War from Morris County, New Jersey. Twenty-four Hundred Tennessee Pensioners, Revolutionary War and War of 1812, compiled by Zella Armstrong, lists a James Hinds 1818 age 96; also in 1840 census; served in Virginia Line; drew pension in Grainger County, Tennessee. James Hind's children were John Hinds born on June 9, 1745; died in Tennessee (Knox or Roane Co) in 1810. He resided on Beaver Creek in Knox County. During the Revolutionary War he held the rank of captain and served as adjutant to Col. James Martin from Randolph County, North Carolina in 1779. Their children included Sylvanus, Levi, John, Simeon, Susannah, Asa, Abigail, Moses, Louisa, and Keziah. Other children of James Hinds were Chanetto born on November 16, 1731; Hannah born on June 2, 1734; Joseph born on June 17, 1735; Simeon (Revolutionary War soldier) born on March 15, 1742, Levi born on August 25, 1742; and Mary born on February 6, 1748.
It is generally agreed by the Hinds descendants that Joseph Hinds was born in England on June 17, 1735. The date of his arrival in this country is not known. He married Hulda Grider who was born in Wayne County, Kentucky. The Kentucky area was claimed by Virginia as part of Augusta County in 1584 and was designated Kentucky County, Virginia in 1776. Kentucky became a state in 1792 and Wayne County was established in 1800. Joseph and Hulda's children were Joseph, Hannah, Charity, Mary, Samuel, Phebe, Levi, Simeon, Ruth, Sarah, and Abigail.
Joseph Hinds was a delegate representing Guilford County, North Carolina at the Halifax Convention and was appointed a justice of the peace on December 22, 1776. The State Records of North Carolina, (1779-1780) Volume 15, page 5, lists Joseph Hinds with John Mask, John Mask Jr., William Thomas, William Mask, Walter Leake, William Gaines, and John Courtney as receiving protection from the army as a result of their efforts in procuring supplies for the army of General Richard Caswell. Joseph Hinds held office until tending his resignation on Tuesday, December 27, 1785. Although Joseph Hinds was not mustered into the Continental Army, his descendants qualify for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Sons of the Revolution (SOR) based on his activities in the struggle for American independence.
North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee, (1778-1791), Eastern District, compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner, lists Joseph Hinds as receiving Land Grant No. 2733 for 400 acres of land on Bull Run, and Land Grant No. 2734 for 500 acres of land on Bull Run in 1788. In the same volume in Middle Tennessee, Joseph Hinds received Land Grant No.2895 for 5,000 on both sides of Duck River. These grants were awarded before many of the present day East Tennessee counties were created and included Davidson, Green, Hawkins, Sullivan, Sumner, Tennessee, and Washington established in the Eastern, Middle and Western districts of the state.
In 1790, Joseph Hinds moved to Knox County, Tennessee (established in 1792) where he was active in patriotic struggles against the Indians and Tories. The first reference discovered regarding his death was listed as July 2, 1804 in Knox County. Two other references recorded in applications for membership in the DAR list the date of death in 1812 and 1814 respectfully. The exact date is not known; however, a copy of his will dated March 19, 1812, was recorded in Will Book A, page 19, in Wayne County, Kentucky and is part of this compilation. See the Joseph Hinds Will
William Henderson Thomas, one time superintendant of Union County schools and historian, pointed out in his notes that the name of the first person buried in Lost Creek Cemetery has been lost. We are told," he said, "that thefirst grave was that of an old veteran, a compatriot of Henry Rice, who died while visiting in the Rice home and was buried on the Rice farm." Thomas went on to write: "Henry Rice died in 1818 at the age of 101, the second to be buried there. James Rice, son of Henry, then set aside four acres to be used in perpetunity as a burial ground and for religious and educational purposes." It is believed by this compiler that Rice's visitor was Joseph Hinds whom Henry Rice had known during the Colonial struggle for independence. During this period Joseph Hinds made his home in Wayne County, Kentucky.
Joseph Hinds son, Levi Hinds, was born in Guilford County on December 8, 1771. He married Hulda Bryum born in Guilford County (December 8, 1771; died in Madison County, Alabama July 25, 1868) in Tennessee around 1787.
Levi Hinds preceded his father to Tennessee and was one of the early settlers at Sharp's Fort established on the Clinch River by Henry Sharp, his sons John, William and Daniel in 1883-1886. Hinds shared living quarters with other migrants from North Carolina and Virginia named Graves, Gibbs, Albright, Tillman, Foust, Loy, and Keck.
The North Carolina land grants mentioned earlier record Levi Hind's grant No. 2735 for 200 acres "on the waters of Beaver Dam Creek" in 1788. Before the grant was claimed; however, many hardship were encountered by the Sharp's Fort settlers. On the north slope of Big Ridge State Park near Norris Lake is a bronz plaque designating the site of Sharp's Fort. Close by is a cemetery that reflects the adversity encountered by the early pioneers.
Levi Hinds and his family left Tennessee and by 1808 had migrated to Alabama where he lived until his death in Madison County on September 11, 1842. Levi did not leave a will; however, the administrative settlement was presented to the Madison County Court by a son Levi Hinds on September 12, 1844 and recorded in Minute Book No. 10, page 18, and later entered in the Orphan's Book M, page 279 on May 7, 1846.
Although no Hinds were listed as members of the Hinds Creek Baptist Church organized in Anderson County (now Union) in 1806, the family name distinguishes a number of early landmarks in Union County today: Hinds Ridge, Hinds Valley, Hinds Creek and a new church organized as Warwick's Chapel in 1949 under the leadership of Rev. Johnny Jones, was later changed to Hinds Creek Missionary Church on April 20, 1952.
The Byrum family may also have been at Sharp's Fort during the early settlement of East Tennessee. The North Carolina land grants recorded in the Eastern District of Tennessee in 1788, lists Ebenezer Bryum's Land Grant No. 2739 for 400 hundred acres of Beaver Dam Creek including a large spring; Land Grant No. 2741 for 400 hundred acres of land on the waters of Beaver Dam Creek and Land Grant No. 2742 for 400 hundred acres of land on the waters of Beaver Dam Creek in Knox County, Tennessee. Levi Hind's wife, Hulda, may have been the daughter of Ebenezer Byrum. Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, compiled by Pollyanna Creekmore, notes that Ebenezer Byrum Sr and Ebenezer Jr., projenitors of a family which settled first in Greene County while it was part of Washington County were among the first settlers on Beaver Creek.
For more information on this article or any article or publication of the Union County Historical Society please write them at:
Union County Historical Society
P.O. Box 95
Maynardville, TN 37807
E-mail the Union County Historical Society.


Teresa Hammer (View posts)
Posted: 976546588000
I got a copy of a marraige bond from a guy at work, It was signed in 1794 by your 6ggrandfather Jospeh Hinds Jr.
If you want a copy send me your snail address and I will make a copy for you. My email is or
Did you know at that time Knox Co was listed as Ohio not TN.


Rod Hinds (View posts)
Posted: 976603177000
yes, please send it to me. 216 S, Meridian St. Winchester, IN 47394 Thanks, Rod.

George Hopkins Hinds

Nick Campbell (View posts)
Posted: 978551371000
I believe we are related. George Hopkins Hinds, "Hop" as we knew him,was my grandfather's brother. I was raised by my grandparents,Cristopher Carson "Kit" Hinds, and Hop lived with us in Fentress County, Tn. until his death. I remember vividly the day he passed. I was about 11 or 12, it would have been 1964 or so. His son Chester visited us there several times. If I may be of help in your ancestry search please don't hesitate to call. What a small world.

Hop Hinds

Rod Hinds (View posts)
Posted: 978589558000
It was good to hear from you. Chester was my father's father. Dad and mom still visit some of our relatives in Fentress Co. Are you aware of any other of our older relatives alive in Fentress Co.? I heard Buena Hinds (Milsaps) was still alive. Any information you can share with me would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you.
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