Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sylvanus Hinds

Name: Sylvanus Hinds
Surname: Hinds
Given Name: Sylvanus
Sex: M
Birth: 1770 in Guilford(now Randolph co.) North Carolina, migrated to Hinds Valley, Roane co. Tn.
Death: AFT 1845- Disappeared in Bradley, Tn.
_UID: 07EFE9022497D5118735D07ED0DDE548664B
Note: Sylvanus was born in Guilford Co., NC and moved to Hawkins (now Knox) Co., TN where about 1798 he married Polly Sharkey. They moved to Roane Co., TN. where he, with his brothers Levi, John, Simeon and Francis Mayberry he received a grant of 1,000 acres on the east side of White`s creek. Mayberry sold his share to the Hinds brothers on January 5, 1802 and they adjusted the boundaries of their farms. On February 3, 1816 he bought land from Simeon Hinds and on May 4, 1816 he sold land to Edmond Hensley. On August 20, 1824, He sold John Hinds 50 acres on the East Fork of White`s creek, and on September 3, 1837 he sold John Hinds another 50 acres near White`s Creek. About 1843 he moved to Bradley Co., Tennessee and sold the last of his land in Roane Co., Tennessee in 1845.

J.C. HINDS, a farmer and butcher at Rockwood, was born in 1837 in Roane County.
When sixteen years old he began life Indexpendently, and in 1855 went to California, where,
for the first four years, he worked on a stock ranch. He afterward combined butchering
and stock-raising, and in 1866 returned to Tennessee, where he has since resided. In
December 1867, he married Ruth Caroline, a daughter of L.J. HINDS, a native of Roane
County. Their children are William C., Rilla C., Nora L., Samuel B., Martha E., Katie K.
and Ella M. The eldest daughter and her parents are members of the Christian Church.
In politics Mr. Hinds is Conservative, and first voted for LINCOLN. He is the third of
four children of John and Sarah A. (HICKEY) HINDS, the former born and reared in
Roane County, and the latter born in Knox County, but a resident of this county since
childhood. The father, an excellent farmer, was captured and held as prisoner at
Chattanooga for three months during the late war. The grandfather, Sylvanus HINDS, and
a brother were the pioneers in honor of whom Hinds Valley received its name, and the
former was a soldier of the Creek Indian war and that of 1812. Our subject began as a
poor man, but now owns 100 acres one mile east of Rockwood, and also deals extensively
in stock.

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