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James Hines Notes



Originally posted by John M Claffy on 12/18/2005 Being the family expert on James Hines, matched in knowledge only by the illustrious Harmon Lee Hines, I submit the following information on James Hines. James Hines is the son of Caleb Hines and Elizabeth ?-Hines. He had brothers named William, Thomas and Robert. James was born in Virginia circa 1750. The 1830 Grainger County TN census lists one male in James household between 80-90. The 1840 TN Census of Pensioners of Revolutionary or Military Service lists James as being 89. James married Mary "Polly" Brown on 6 December 1784. A copy of the marriage license is in my possession. The signature of James on the document matches that of his signature on copies of two military forms he completed that are also in my possession. William Brown Hines was born circa 1786. This date has been agreed upon by two Hines cousins, DeWayne Welborn and Linda Scott, whom are descended from and have completed voluminous research on William. Now to confuse the plot. James does not father his second child until 1797. In the meantime a James Hines marries an Elizabeth Graves in Goochland County VA. Goochland County is next to Charlotte County where James lived. That is all I have been able to find on this. Jane Hines was born circa 1797. This date is calculated by DeWayne Welborn. Jane Married Asa Jarnigan, the brother of Jemimah "Minnie" Jarnigan who married William Brown Hines and from which marriage DeWayne is descended. Zephaniah and Mikajah are listed as being born in 1798 and 99 respectively. They may have been twins as theorized from research done by Linda Scott. The 1850 Hardeman County TN census lists a Z. Hinds as being 51 years of age. The 1850 TN Census Index lists a Zackariah Hinds right below Z. Hinds. I have no doubt that these individuals are Zephaniah and Zachariah the sons of James. Zachariah Hines was born circa 1800. He married Sarah Brastly in 1825. I have not yet obtained the 1840 or 1850 Grainger County TN Census that would verify this speculation as to his birth date. Does any one else have it? Martha "Patsey" Hines was born circa 1801 as shown by James Revolutionary War Pension Application (RWPA). Polly Hines was born circa 1803 as shown by James RWPA. The name Polly indicates that Polly Brown may still be alive or could be bestowed upon the child as an honor to his deceased 1st wife. Lucinda Hines was born circa 1805 as shown by James RWPA. America and Parthena Hines were born circa 1808 as shown by James RWPA and may be twins. Sarah "Salley" Hines was born circa 1811 as shown by James RWPA. James Hines maried second (possibly third) Sarah Paschall on 12 September 1838. Sarah and her daughter Mary are provided for in James will. It is highly doubtful if James is the biological father of Mary the daughter of Sarah. James daughters named in his Revolutionary War Pension Application (RWPA) are Polly, Patsey, Lucinda, America and Sally. The daughters named in his will are Jane, Martha, Parthena, America and Sarah. We know that Jane was born in 1797, Martha in 1801, Polly in 1803, Lucinda in 1805, America and Parthena in 1808 and Sarah in 1811. Researchers DeWayne Welborn and Linda Scott have shown that Patsey is a nickname for Martha and that Sally is a nickname for Sarah. If the second name in the pension is the nickname for the second name in the will and the last name in the pension is the nickname for the last name in the will are Lucinda and Parthena the same person? There are 7 daughters but only 5 named in the RWPA and 5 named in the will. I believe that Jane was not living with James at the time of his RWPA. Parthena is also not accounted for in the RWPA. Polly and Lucinda are not accounted for in the will. James Hines died the 1st Monday of September 1843. James Hines was born in what is today Charlotte County Virginia prior to 1758. The various documents extant that give personal data on James lists his age as: -About 60 years of age on the 1818 application for Revolutionary War pension -About 63 years of age on the 1820 court documents related to his Revolutionary War pension -The 1830 census of Grainger County Tennessee list James as 80-90 years of age -The 1835 Tennessee Pension Roll lists James as 96 years of age -The 1840 Tennessee Pension Roll lists James as 89 years old -James is listed as 92 years of age at the time of his death in 1843 The county of his birth was most likely Lunenburg from which Charlotte County was later formed. The parish of birth was most likely Cornwall. James enlisted in Charlotte County Virginia in the spring of 1777. He served four years as a private in the companies of Joseph Holt and Nathaniel Reid in the Virginia Regiment of Colonel Davies. James fought in the battle of Stony Point and Charleston. James Hines is indexed on the 1872 Charlotte County Virginia tax list. On 6 December 1784 James married Mary “Polly” Brown. Mary was the daughter of William Brown who farmed next to Caleb Hines, the father of James, on Louse Creek in Charlotte County Virginia. William B. Hines was born to James and Mary circa 1876. James Hines appears on the 1787 Charlotte County Virginia tax list. The list reflects that James was taxed for himself, one black male under 16 and one horse. On 7 March 1788 a James Hines marries an Elizabeth Graves in Goochland County Virginia. Goochland County is next to Charlotte County Virginia. I do not know if this has any relevance to our ancestor or not. James Hines is listed in the 1790 census of Charlotte County Virginia. He is listed as having a household of six whites and five blacks. On 14 September 1795, Caleb Hines bequeaths the land he owned east of Great Louse Creek to his son James. Caleb’s will is found in Will Book #2 for Charlotte County Virginia Wills from 1791-1805. James Hines children listed in his Revolutionary War Pension application and his will are born from 1797 to 1811. The children born from 1797 to 181 are as follows; Jane in 1797, Zephaniah in 1798, Mikajah in 1799, Zachariah in 1800, Martha “Patsey” in 1801, Polly in 1803, Lucinda in 1805, America and Parthena in 1808 and Sarah in 1811. The dates of birth are primarily calculated from James Revolutionary War Pension application and confirmed by census data where further research has developed such data. In 1803, James Hines and his brother William sold their Great Louse inheritance and jointly purchased 651 acres on the south side of the south fork of the Sandy River in Pittsylvania County Virginia in 1804. James sold his half of the land and moved to Williamson, later to become Maury County Tennessee. James Hines name appears on a document witnessing a land transaction on the Big Harpeth and Duck Rivers in Maury County Tennessee prior to 1810. James Hines signature appears on Legislative Petition #76 which was presented to the Tennessee state legislature in 1819. A Hines researcher from Alabama states that the 1820 census of Tennessee has an entry for James Hines on page 56 with the last letter of the last name being illegible. On page 58a of this same census a Polley Hines is recorded. This same researcher also quotes a document listing a purchase of land from a man named James Kerr by a man named James Hines. The ages of the James Hines of this purchase and his wife are compatible for James and Polley. This would seem to rule out any third wife and put an end to my Elizabeth Graves speculation. In February of 1818 James Hines purchased 10 acres of land on Richland Knobs from John Thompson and Epaphroditus Booth. Also in 1818 James Hines applies for his Revolutionary War Pension in the circuit court of Grainger County Tennessee. In 1820 James lists a wife about 48 years of age and daughters Patsey 19, Polly 17, Lucinda 15, America 12 and Sally 9. This would make the date of birth of James wife Polley 1782. That would mean she was only 14 when William was born. James received 210 acres in land grants from 1822 through 1835: -10 acres under Land Grant #8029, Book 6, page 497, 1822 -50 acres under Land Grant #12665, Book 11, page 163, 31 March 1826 -50 acres under Land Grant #12667, Book 11, page 181, 31 March 1826 -50 acres under Land Grant #13876, Book 11, page 778, 30 January 1827 -50 acres under Land Grant #19024, Book 19, page 231, 1 October 1835 In 1823 James Hines was the bondsman at the marriage of Joseph Bushong and Elizabeth Owens James Hines is listed on the index to the 1826 Grainger County Tennessee tax list. James Hines is enumerated on the last page of the 1830 Grainger County Tennessee census. There is one male 10-15, one male 80-90, one female 20-30 and one female 50-60 in the household. The 1835 Tennessee Pension Roll lists James Hines, Grainger County, Private, Virginia Continental Line, $96.00 Annual Allowance, $1,510.40 Amount Received, May 24 1820 Pension Started and Age 96. The 1836 Grainger County Tennessee tax list levies James .04 ˝ cents for 10 acres of land valued at $30.00 and .60 for 200 Acres of land valued at $400.00. On 12 September 1838 James Hines wed Sarah Paschall. In 1840 James Hines made a purchase from the estate sale of James Whitlock. In 1842 James Hines lists sons William, Zachariah, Zephaniah, and Mikajah, daughters Jane, Martha, Parthena, America and Sarah and his wife Sarah and her daughter Mary in his 17 June will. On the first Monday in September 1843 James Hines left his mortal body and went to his eternal rest. The data in this chronology was researched by: Harmon Lee Hines John Melvin Claffy Jerry Long Darlene Trent Linda Walker DeWayne Welborn Linda Scott The research was funded primarily by Harmon Lee Hines with assistance from John Melvin Claffy in the latter stages.

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