Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Hinyards of Mexico

I want to thank all of the readers who have been coming to my blog from all over the United States. I appreciate you all reading my blog and following my journey into discovering my ancestry.

My latest discovery in my genealogy has been the Hinyard family of Mexico. I discovered them in my research of my great-great grandmother Roxie McFarland-Earls. She is the paternal grandmother of my maternal grandmother Saint Arby Washington-Thompson. As I indicated in my two previous postings on Roxie Earls, not much was known about her or her family.

I began to take a closer examination at the census records where Roxie's family appeared in Wilkinson County, Mississippi. I took what some genealogists call "a walk around the neighborhood". Using Family Search and Heritage Quest Online, I began to scan through each household grouping listed as a family who were living close to the McFarlands. As I looked at the vital information I noticed that there were other people who were listed as being born in Mexico who lived close to Roxie Earls parents, Peter and Milly McFarland.

I discovered that Thomas Hinyard b. 1836 and Ned Hinyard b.1842 and their families lived in Beat 1, Wilkinson county near Peter and Milly on the 1880 and 1900 census records. Both were born in Mexico as well. Having this information leads me to the conclusion that Milly McFarland may have been their sister. They are the only Blacks born in Mexico on the 1880 census in Beat 1, Wilkinson County.

Thomas Hinyard and Family as they appear on the 1880 Census Beat 1, Wilkinson Co.,MS

Thomas HINYARD Self M Male B 30 MEXICO Farmer MEXICO MEXICO
Rosanna HINYARD Wife M Female MU 34 MS Keeping House MS MS
Ellen HINYARD Dau S Female B 16 MS Farm Laborer MEXICO MS
Thomas HINYARD Son S Male B 12 MS Farm Laborer MEXICO MS
Milly HINYARD Dau S Female B 8 MS MEXICO MS
Mary HINYARD Dau S Female B 5 MS MEXICO MS
William HINYARD Son S Male B 4 MS MEXICO MS
George HINYARD Son S Male B 3 MS MEXICO MS


Ned Hinyard and Family as they appear on the 1880 Census Beat 1, Wilkinson Co.,MS

Ned HINYARD Self M Male B 38 MEXICO Farmer MEXICO MEXICO
Matilda HINYARD Wife M Female B 28 MS Keeping House MS MS
Henry HINYARD Son S Male B 21 MS Farm Laborer MEXICO MS
Jeff HINYARD Son S Male B 18 MS Farm Laborer MEXICO MS
Ned HINYARD JR. Son S Male B 17 MS Farm Laborer MEXICO MS
Stephen HINYARD Son S Male B 15 MS Farm Laborer MEXICO MS
Jim HINYARD Son S Male B 13 MS Farm Laborer MEXICO MS
Matilda HINYARD Dau S Female B 9 MS MEXICO MS
Lizzie HINYARD Dau S Female B 7 MS MEXICO MS
Mary HINYARD Dau S Female B 3 MS MEXICO MS
Abe Lincoln HINYARD Son S Male B 1 MS MEXICO MS


I am so grateful to have been able to make this find and this connection to the Hinyards. This information has opened up the doors to discovering key information about someone in my ancestry whom I knew was named Earls and had four children.

1 comments:

mandofamily said...

Hi! I'm a Hinyard! I too am doing research on the family. I would love to hear from you. There may be a Lanier connection as well.