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Posted by: Bev (ID *****7843) Date: January 13, 2007 at 15:03:02
In Reply to: Re: JOSEPH HINDS Sr b abt 1700 & JOSEPH HINDS Jr by Kim babbitt of 1623

Kim, I couldn't make your e-mail go thru so am sending all this information here. Anyone related to JOSEPH HINDS--pleasse contact me.

From the book:

History & Genealogy of the Hinds Family by Albert Henry Hinds--1899 The Thurston print, Portland, Maine

Page 5: 1st Generation
JAMES HINDS (Haynes, Haynes, Hindes) the emigrant, came to this country, probably from England & landed in Salem, Mass. as early as 1637, when he was admitted as a freeman. He married in 1638, & at an early day removed to Southold, L.I. where he died in March 1652-3, his estate being valued at 123 pounds 5 shilling 4d. His widow was married in June 1565 to Ralph Dayton of Southold. Benjamin Haines, who was in Southold in 1639, & a resident of North Sea (Northampton) in 1657, was probably a brother of James. He was the grandfather of Stephen, who removed to Elizabeth, N.J. as early as 1725, & was probably the ancestor of Gov. Daniel Haines.

The following is communicated by A.M. Haines, Esq., of Galena, Illinois to the New England Historical & Genealogical Register in 1883.

James HAINES removed from Salem, Mass. to Southold, L.I, abt 1651-2, & was a cooper by profession. He is described in a deed made Aug. 7, 1660, as "James Haynes, late of Salem, in the county of Essex," etc., which is on record at Southold. His name is written on the Salem records Haines, Haynes & Hindes. Hatfield in his history of Elizabeth, N.J. states that John HAYNES appears in Elizabeth among the 1st 65 settlers, Feb. 19, 1665. This JOHN HINDS or HAINES, & his brother James, were sons of JAMES HINDS of Salem, Mass. & Southold, L.I. & were bred coopers, etc. A JOHN HINDS died at Elizabeth, N.J. in 1749, & John Dayton was one of his executors.

We have failed to trace the first JAMES HINDS or HAINES beyond Salem, but he undoubtedly came from Salem.

Will of JAMES HINDS, written March 1, 1652:

I, JAMES HAYNES being weake in bodie, but divine Providence in p'fect memory do make this my last will & testament:

"Impris. I doe give & bequeath that small estate the Lord hath been pleased to lend me to my loving wife MARY HAYNES my children being Smale for to being them upp with all only tooles that belong to my calling I give them all to my oldest son JOHN HAYNES.

2nd--My will is that my children continue with my wife till they be twenty one years of age, th' older laboring to be a help to bring upp the younger, unless Providence order to otherwise that she shall dispose of herself in marriage and then shall see or have cause to put any of them to some honest trade or callinge.

Then I leave it to her & my loving friend Mr. John Youngs, Sen: & John Herbert my overseers to dispose of, or in case she should not dispose of herself in marriage, that she finds not herselfe able to govern them or that it bee not advantagious to the family to keep them all at home, then I leave it to her, & my aforesaid averssers to dispose of them. In testimony hereof I have sett my hand the 1 March 1652. Southold

Signed James Hindes

Signed & delivered in the p"sence of us

John Youngs. John Herbert.

There is an inventory of the goods & chattels of James HAYNES-- 18 Sept 1655. Will & inventory seem to have been recorded 5th day of Dec in Southold town Records, "Liber B p. 91 from which volume this copy was made Oct. 15, 1881. His widow, Mary, married June 1656 Ralph Dayton, in Southold.

The records of the 1st Congregational Church of Salem, Mass., show that this JAMES HAINES was a member as early as 25 Dec 1737, & the baptism of his 8 children are recorded as follows:

1. John HAINES b. 28 Aug 1639

2. James HAINES bap. 2 Aug 1641

3. Benjamin HAINES bap. 26 Aug 1643

4. Mary HAINES bap. 19 Feb 1646

5. James HAINES bap. 27 Dec 1647/48

6. Jonathan HAINES bap. 11 Apr 1648

7. Sarah HAINES bap. 11 Apr 1648

8. Thomas HAINES bap. 4 Mar 1651

May 25, 1719--New Jersey Archives 1st Series vol. 23 Abstracts of Wills:

Vol. 1- 1670-1730 p. 230:


1719 May 25 HINDS, JAMES of Elizabeth town, Essex County. Yeoman. Administration on the estate of, granted to JAMES HINDS. Lib. A p. 119.

Sept. 26, 1731--JAMES HINDS' Will-New Jersey Archives Vol. 2 1730-1750: 1731 Sept. 26

HINDS, JAMES of Elizabethtown, Essex County, Yeoman: will of. Daughter Mary & Deborah, large silver tankard marked I.D. H. upon lid. Daughter Elizabeth, 4 silver spoons marked bottom & marked I. A. H. Daughter Patience, silver tumbler with a French crown on the bottom & marked I. D.H. at 18 yrs. Daughter Sarah, 3 silver spoons marked I. A. H at 18yrs. Sons James, John & Joseph, Land joining lands of Thomas Clark; lands purchased of Ebenezer Lyon, Deborah Morris, Richard Higins & Edward Spinning; land joining land of Samuel Marsh purchased by Will. Oliver. No lands to be sold until sons come to 26 yrs

Son John--my Great Bible.

Executors sons--James & friend John Spinning & Ebenezer Johnson

Witnesses--James Humday, Abraham Clarke, Joseph Clarke

Proved 26 Oct 1731 Lib B p. 236


Ken Hind’s Notes:

At first Ken thought Joseph was a son of James III Hinds, but this is wrong.
Another researcher sends:
James Hinds of Elizabeth Town who died in 1731 left a six acre tract of salt meadow to his son, Joseph.
Joseph Hinds who died in 1766, and whose will was probated in NJ, included in his will a six acre tract of salt meadow that he got from his father. --not our Joseph Hinds.

Our Joseph died in 1771, and his will was probated in NC.
Our Joseph lived in Morris Co NJ, and may have been born there. Some of his descendants believe he was born in England. Others think he is Scotch-Irish.

Second marriage Susan (apparently widow of McConnell) (see his will below)

The WILL OF JOSEPH HINDS , written 14 April 1770--probated 1771:

In the name of God amen...
This is the 14th day of April in the year of our Lord 1770. I Joseph Hinds of the County of Guilford and the Province of North Carolina, yeoman, being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God and calling to mind the mortility of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body, I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting that at the General Resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God -- and as touching such worldly estate wherein it hath pleased God to bless me with this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:
First -- It is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid.
Imprimis -- I give and bequeath to Susanna my beloved wife -- all my estate both real and personal as long as she remains my widow -- and it is my will that in case my stock of creatures is too large for my wife to keep, she may dispose of them as she thinks needful, but in case my said wife should marry another man, I order it and it is my will that she shall possess my estate no longer.
Next -- I give to my son Joseph Hinds -- five shillings proclamation money and further I give liberty to my said wife to give her daughter, Ann McConel, one cow and calf next fall and not before -- I give to Prudence Roberts, one cow and calf, in case she should live with my wife until she is arrived at the age of 18 years.
I give and bequeath to my three sons -- to wit -- Simeon, Levi, and John Hinds -- after my wife's death or marriage all my estate both real and personal to possess by them equally, them and their heirs forever.
I likewise constitute, make and ordain my beloved wife Susanna Hinds my executor with my friends Jeremiah Reynolds and Isaac Beeson of Guilford Co my whole and soul executrix of this my last will and Testament and do hereby utterly disavow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, or legacies and bequests and executors by me in any way before named, willed or bequeathed that ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and the year first above written.
Joseph Hinds (seal)
Signed and published -- pronounced and declared by the within testor the said Joseph Hinds to be his last will and testament in the presents of us the subscribers --
Edward Norton -- Jurat
Joseph Caness

Mrs.Susannah McConnell had one known daughter, Ann McConnel who was born 21 July 1754 & married John Abner Field. They moved to South Carolina.-- source--Book--Joseph Hinds Senior--Capt. John Hinds Families with Skaggs & Higgins by Kathleen Parkman Lamb Call # 929.2 McClung Historical Collection, Knoxville, TN

More Ken Hind’s notes--Way back when he started he saw a reference that said Joseph HINDS was born in New Hanover NJ, but he has no idea now where it was.
Another descendant sends that this Joseph's ancestry is documented as:
1 Joseph Hinds
2 John Haynes 1684 England
3 Hannah
4 Thomas Haynes 1662 Essex Co England d 1746/7 Gloucester Co VA
5 Alice Cooke c1667 Great Cogshall, Essex Co

8 Hezekiah Haynes 1619 d 1693
9 Anne Smithsby Bushel

16 John James Haynes (first Governor of MA Bay Colony) 1594-05-01 d 1653-01-01
17 Mary Thorton

Ken says he has asked for a copy of this documentation, but has not yet received it.
Ken has been able to find Gov John and Hezekiah as mentioned above, but not the next two generations.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HINDS FAMILY IN TENNESSEE--source--Pathways (Union Co. Historical Society Vol 10 #4

Four names in the list of N.C. delegates are underscored to call the reader's attention to common names of early settlers in Union Co. TN. Although the first 3 , William Sharp, William Williams, & (John) Henry Rice, are associated with early families in East TN., no reference so far has listed them among the delegates to the constitutional convention held at Halifax, N.C. on Nov. 12, 1776. The history of JOSEPH HINDS is being pursued by this compiler.

JOSEPH HINDS was probably the son of JAMES HINDS of Elizabeth Township, Essex Co. N.J. An abstract of JAMES HIND'S will is recorded in the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, 1st series, vol. 30, Calendar of N.J. Wills, Administrations, etc. vol. 2 (1730-1750, edited by Van Doren Honeyman, published by t he Unionist Gazette Association in Somerville, NJ. (1918)

The will dated Sept 26, 1731 --see will listed above.

One reference in the McClung Historical Collection in Knoxville lists JAMES HINDS a the son of JAMES HINDS (wife Ruth) the "immigrant in Salem, Mass., was married in 1730.". James moved to N.C. before the Revolutionary War from Morris County, New Jersey. Twenty-four Hundred Tennessee Pensioners, Revolutionary War & 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 Co. TN.

JAMES HINDS' children were

John HINDS b. June 9, 1745; died TN (Knox or Roane Co) in 1810. He resided on Beaver Creek in Knox Co. During the Revolutionary War he held the rank of captain & served as adjutant to Col. James Martin from Randolph Co. N.C. in 1779. There is a John Hinds listed as Rev. War Soldiers not listed on pension list--reference-- state records

Their children included --Sylvanus, Levi, John, Simeon, Susannah, Asa, Abigail, Moses, Louisa, & Keziah.

Other children of James Hinds were

Chanetto born 16 Nov 1731;

Hannah b. 2 June 1734

Joseph b. 17Jun 1735(another place it says Joseph b. 1737)

Simeon (Revolutionary War soldier) b. 15 Mar. 1742(another place says Simeon b. 1740)

Levi b. 25 Aug 1742 & Mary born 6 Feb 1748.


It is generally agreed by the HINDS descendants that

JOSEPH HINDS was born in England (this has to be wrong) 17 June 1735. The date of his arrival in this country is not known. He married HULDA GRIDER who was born in Wayne Co. KY. The Kentucky area was claimed by Virginia as part of Augusta County in 1584 & was designated Kentucky Co. VA in 1776. Kentucky became a state in 1792 & Wayne Co. was established in 1800. JOSEPH & HULDA'S children were: Joseph, Hannah, Charity, Mary, Samuel, Phebe, Levi, Simeon, Ruth, Sarah & Abigail.


Ken Hinds says

Joseph 1HINDS b. abt 1705 d. 1771 Guilford Co. N.C. m. 1730 Rutha BALDWIN
Book--JOSEPH HINDS SENIOR--Capt John Hinds Families with Skaggs & Higgins Call # 929.2 McClung Historical Collection-- by Kathleen Parkman Lamb--found this at McClung Historical Collection in Knoxville, TN

JOSEPH HINDS Sr. born abt 1700 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co. N.J. d. bet. 14 Apr 1772 & Aug 1772 Guilford Co. N.C.(source-N.C. Wills- Testator Index 1665-1900 by Thronton Mitchell says Joseph Hinds will recorded 1772 Guilford Co. N.C.) Sometime between 1942 & 1945 Mrs. E.T. Ingram Sr, whose parents were both Hinds, told me (the author--Kathleen Lamb) that she had always heard that her Hinds family had started out in Salem, Mass. & went to Long Island, New York & then into New Jersey before going to North Carolina & then into Tennessee.

Joseph HINDS m.abt 1730 in possibly Essex Co. N.J. (vertical file at McClung Library says possibly Morris Co. N.J.). RUTHA BALDWIN who d. bet 1759-1763 in probably Mendham N.J. (Lovina Norton says Rutha Higgins b. abt 1718 Guilford Co. N.C. married abt 1730 Elizabethtown, Morris Co. N.J.

The following are records showing JOSEPH HINDS in Morris Co. N.J. (Morris Co. N.J. was taken from Hunterdon County in 1739)

Jan. 18, 1732-3--Joseph Hinds was a witness to Ebenezer Killburn of Hanover Township, Hunterdon Co. N.J. administering of the estate

Dec 6, 1732-- New Hanover Twsp, Hunterdon Co. N.J. Joseph Hinds surety for Robert Crossman's estate

Dec 11, 1732-- Joseph Hinds with Stephen Crossman, were surities for Stephen Leonard's estate

Jan 6, 1732-3 Joseph Hinds of Hunterdon Co was surety for bond of Comfort Leonard as administratrix (Note-- that Ephraim Leonard married Hannah Hinds in 1753 Mendham, N.J.

Oct 30, 1742--Apraised the estate of Timothy Peneton in Mendham TWP

Mar 28, 1749--First officers of Mendham Morris Co. N.J --Joseph Hains, (Hinds?) Freeholder & Ebenezer Byram Jr. Clerk (note--Bev says records show Sarah Hinds, daughter of Joseph Hinds II m. Ebenzezar Byram IV)

April 18, 1749 --Joseph Hinds is appraiser for inventory of Joseph Crossman-- Ebenezer Byram was Int. Adm'r

Feb 25, 1749-50 Joseph Hinds & Stephen Dod appraised the estate of Timothy Peneton of Mendham, Morris Co. N.J.

June 19, 1750--Will of Stephen Thompson of Morris Co.--Joseph Hinds of Morris Co. is one of executors--proved 9 July 1750

Sept 8, 1750 List of debtors--Ebenezar Byram--Note the Ebenezer Byram who was with John Hinds in N.C. & in TN

Mar. 27, 1750 Mendham, Morris Co. N.J.-- Ephraim Leonard, clerk--Note--Ephraim Leonard m. Hannah Hinds

Mar. 26, 1751--Mendham, N.J. Joseph Hinds, Freeholder

Dec 11, 1751--He declined to serve as executor for Jacob Bescherer of Roxbury, N.J.

1752--Listed as a freeholder of Mendham twp.

Mar. 24, 1752--Ephraim Leonard, clerk; Joseph Hinds & Henry Clark, freeholders' Joseph Hinds, collector

1753-- Apprenticed his son John to Robert Carlile of Roxbuty

1753 earmarks--Simeon Riggs, Jabish Baldwin, Abraham Lee--Ebenezer Byram Jr. clerk; Joseph Hinds, collector; Joseph Hinds & Caleb Baldwin were overseers of the poor; Ebenezer Byram, Sr. Moderator. (Could these Baldwin's be related to Joseph's wife Rutha Baldwin??Ebenezer Byram shows up with Joseph Hinds in many places-- note records show Sarah Hinds, daughter of Joseph Hinds II m. Ebenzezar Byram IV)

1754-- Joseph Hinds, collector; Henry Clark & Joseph Hinds, freeholders

1755--Joseph Hinds

Dec. 21, 1756-- Joseph Hinds--Justice of the Peace

1757--found no Joseph Hinds

1758 Joseph Hinds, collector & Asa Cook

June 1759--Joseph Hinds was called "Esquire" & was "late" of Morris Co. N.J. as stated in his son John's apprentice bond. His wife, Rutha, was living in Morris Co. by this record.

June 2, 1759-- Joseph witnessed his brother John Hinds' bond in Mendham, N.J. (Is this Joseph Sr. or Joseph Jr?)

by 1761--Rutha Baldwin had died in N.J. (so Lovena Norton said)

by 1761-- Joseph had moved to North Carolina

1761 Joseph marries Susannah McConnel in N.C. (Lovena Norton says)_

Mar. 1, 1763--Zachariah Cox cooper & wf Mary to Joseph Hins for 42 pds 250 A on Polecat Crk (Rowan Co N.C.) granted by Granville 6 Dec 1761. 1 March 1763. John Lewis, Jeremiah Reynolds.

Mar. 5, 1763--Deed: Zachariah Cox & wife to Joseph Hines (Hinds) for 250 acres May 5, 1763, Book 5 page 355. On waters of the southeast fork of Polecat Creek in what was Rowan County & then Guilford Co. & now Randolph Co. N.C. from Zachariah Cox for 42 pounds.

July 14, 1764-- Thomas Lamb & wf Sarah to Joseph Chamness of Orange Co. N.C. . for 45 pds proc 150 A on N fk Polecat Crk adj Joseph HINDS, 14 July 1764. Jeremiah Reynolds, Daniel McGee.

1770--Guilford Co. N.C. Court Greensboro--Joseph Hinds & Suzanna Hinds of the county of Rowan to Simon Hinds (Simeon) 30 acres of land on Polecat Creek for 5 pounds. Joseph Hinds signed & Suzanna made her mark

Apr 14, 1772-- Guilford Co. N.C. Will Abstracts 1771-1841 page 25--Joseph Hines April 14, 1772 Probated Aug. 1772. To wife Susanna all his estate. To son Joseph 5 shillings, to wife's daughter Ann McConnel a cow & calf, to Prudence Roberts a cow & calf if she lives with his wife until age 18, to sons Simeon, Levi & John his estate at death or remariage of his wife.

Signed Joseph Hinds

Executors: his wife Suzanna & Jeremiah Reynolds & Isaac Beeson

1773 Orange Co. N.C. in records of Debtors of John McGee--Inventory of all bonds, bills & notes of hand, Principal & interest, of the estate of John McGee deceased till the day of his death which was on the 13th day of Dec. 1773--John Hinds, Levi Hinds, Simeon Hinds, Widow Hinds--Note that Joseph Hinds Jr. not listed.


Children of Joseph 1 HINDS & Rutha HIGGINS or Rutha BALDWIN

Book--JOSEPH HINDS SENIOR--Capt John Hinds Families with Skaggs & Higgins by Kay Lamb lists the birthdates--rest of information is from other sources.

1. Charity 2 HINDS b. 16 Nov 1731--Mendham, Morris Co, N.J. Her name has been mis- transcribed as Chanetto by some researcher in the past.) -- from LDS site: married Richard HIGGINS (c1727)

2. Hannah 2 HINDS b. 2 Jun 1734--from LDS site: m. 2 Jan 1753 (Kay Lamb's book says married Mendham, Morris Co. N.J.) Ephraim LEONARD b. 2 Nov 1730 Bridgewater MA, s/o Ephraim Leonard + Martha Perkins. Ephraim Sr had a daughter who died in Mendham NJ in 1748. Ila at says the Ephraim who married Hannah was s/o Benjamin Leonard + Mary Cudworth. Ephraim Leonard was in Hanover Twp, Morris Co N.J. on the June 1796 tax list.

3. Joseph 2 HINDS II (Jr.) b. 17 Jun 1737--Mendham, Morris Co, New Jersey USA
d. 1815 Wayne Co, KY (copy of his will Book A p. 19 says 1812 & Book B. p. 49-50 says 1815--transcription problems) m. abt 1758-60 Hannah Gregory GRIDER? (Morris Mann-- says her surname given by DAR records of Chapter Pocahontas, San Angelo TX National # 289177) b. 1742- PA (someone else says b. Guilford N.C.) d. 1815.( Kay Lamb's book says It has been suggested that Joseph Jr.'s wife was a GRIDER & or LUDLOW but she has never found proof of either name. Vertical files in McClung Library says could be Hannah Reynolds or Hannah Hawkins--Hannah Hawkins traces back to Margaret Fauntleroy who m. William Underwood of Essex Co. VA. Joseph Hinds Jr & Reynolds were brother-in- laws. Hannah Ludlow or Petersburg VA, daughter of Richard Ludlow whose ancestor married a Miss Bennett & moved to Maryland. These Ludlows date back to Margaret Fauntleroy & one of her 3 husbands--1st Wm. Underwood, 2nd John ___3rd Thomas Lucas of Essex Co. VA--More about Joseph Jr. further down page

4. Simeon HINDS b. 15 Mar 1740--Mendham, Morris Co, N.J. d. 3 Oct 1778 Guilford Co, N.C. m. 1769 Sarah--Children-Simeon II, Stephen, Joseph John, Nancy & Sarah "Sally" HINDS from (Vertical file in McClung Collection says he was a Revolutionary soldier)
Simeon Hinds was killed at the Battle of Guilford Court House, NC during the Revolutionary War, while serving under his brother, Captain John Hinds .
The Kay Lamb book shows additional children W D, Simeon II, Stephen, and John. It also shows Joseph's middle name as Rolland. It also has this Simeon's marriage date as 1760.
Sept 1, 1769--Benjamin Beeson & wf Elizabeth to William Beeson for love 135 A on Polecat Crk bought from Marm. Kimbrough 22 Feb 1760. 1 Sept 1769. Christopher Nation, Simeon HINDS. (our Joseph’s brother)

Sept 1, 1769--Benjamin Beeson to Richard Beeson for love 125 A on Polecat Crk adj Wm. Beeson brought from Marm. Kimbrough 22 Feb 1760. 1 Sept. 1769 Christopher Nation-- Simeon HINDS (our Joseph’s brother)

Sept 1, 1769-- Benjamin Beeson & wf Elizabeth to Isaac Beeson for love 125 A on Polecat Crk bought from Marm. Kimbrough 22 Feb 1760. Sept 1769. Christopher Nation, Simeon HINDS (our Joseph’s brother)

Sept 1, 1769-- Benjamin Beeson & wf Elizabeth to Benjamin Beeson Jr. for love 125 A on Polecat Crk adj Wm Beesons old lline, bought from Marm Kimbrough 1 Sept 1769. Christopher Nation, Simeon Hinds (our Joseph’s brother)

Source--Rowan Co. N.C. Deed Abstracts Books 5, 6 & 7 vol. 2 1762-1772 by Jo Linn 1972--found in N.C. Guilford Co. Courthouse, Greensboro N.C.

5. Levi HINDS b. 25 Aug 1742--Mendham, Morris Co, N.J. d. abt 1817 Wayne Co. KY
m. 1763-Sarah OLIPHANT --Children--Joseph, Hannah, Levi II, John, Ruth, Sarah "Sally",& Rhoda Bayless HINDS - from LDS site--also married 26 May 1791 Jane PRESTON--no children--from Wayne Co. KY Records # 1

6. Capt John Henry HINDS b. 9 Jun 1745--Mendham, Morris Co, N.J. d. abt Jan 1811 Knox Co. TN m. 1761 Abigail SEATON Children--Hannah, Sylvanus Edward, Louisiana Susannah "Lucy", Levi, John Henry II, Simeon, Abigail, Asa, Louisa & Keziah HINDS -not sure if she belongs here?(2) m 2nd time 14 Feb 1791 Elizabeth THOMAS-Child-Joseph S. HINDS (Vertical file in McClung Collection says he was a Revolutionary soldier)
sources: Trimble, plus data from Lawson MaGhee Library, Knoxville TN
more data from genealogy sheets created by Fish
Capt. John Henry Hinds is mentioned in the will of Joseph Hinds (1770-04-04).
At age 8, he was apprenticed to Robert Carlisle of Rocksbury NJ to become a cordwainer (shoemaker). He was a Captain in Regiment of Horsemen commanded by Colonel Luttrell, Randolph Co, NC. (1781) He is on the 1784 Burke Co NC tax rolls. "In 1792 John Hinds, a Revolutionary soldier, came with his sons Sylvanus, Joseph, Simeon, and John Jr. to Roane County. He made an entry for 1000 acres of land which became known as Hinds Valley" - History of Roane County, c1928 Carol Wells. (shouldn't that be Levi, not Joseph?)
TN Land Grants - 26 Jun 1793, John Henry is on the Knox Co TN tax rolls in 1806. A newspaper article from "Rockwood Times" of Rockwood, TN, 28 Aug 1924 stated that when John Hinds arrived in Tennessee to claim the 1,000 acres of land granted for services during the American Revolution in the year 1792 that he was accompanied by "4 sons, 2 daughters, and a brother-in-law named Joseph Seaton." If John Henry had a brother-in-law named Joseph Seaton, either Joseph married John's sister, or John married Joseph's sister. I don't show any of John's sisters marrying a Seaton. Could his wife Abigail have been a Seaton?

7. Mary HINDS b. 6 Feb 1748 (b. 1746 new style?) -Mendham, Morris Co, N.J. m. Francis MAYBURY- Child-Seth MAYBERRY b. 1784
Ken Hinds is almost certain she married Francis Maybury mentioned in the land grants with her brother John Henry Hinds.

Nan-sent me information

Nan's note on Joseph Hinds, Jr, Congressman. He is brother to Nan's Levi.
!Source: Private papers in possession of Mrs. Benjamin Lamb of Rockwood,
TN as of May 1994. She cited her sources as: D.A.R. records of Pocahontas,
San Angelo, TX, National No. 289177, of Mrs. Lydia Rigney Foreman, daughter of
Henry Rigney and Lydia Hinds, who was a daughter of Levi Hinds and Huldah
Byram. A Century of Wayne Co., KY, by Johnson, pp 257, 258, 261; Vol. 10,
914, Journal of Provencial Congress of NC #107985, Vol. Book A, p 191-224.
MILITARY: vOL. 19, P 914, Journal Of Provencial Congress #107985, Vol. Book
A,, p 1910223.
DEATH: Pg 225 of book, THROUGH THE YEARS by Mary Bivins Geron Countess.
CONFLICT: Typed page sent by Mrs. Benjamin Lamb has Charity and Abigail
as daughters of Joseph Hinds, Jr. (1737 NJ) and Hannah Grider. Info from
theD.A.R. But a handwritten footnote on the family group sheet of John Bond
and Jane Beeson (also from Mrs. Lamb) has Charity and Abigail Hinds (who
married Bond sons) as daughters of Joseph Hinds Jr. and Margaret/Betsey.
Typed note in Mrs. Lambs papers: "This Joseph Hinds, Jr. was a member of
Halifax, NC Convention of 1776; he furnished supplies for the Army of the
Revolution, - see Vol. 10, p 914, Journal of Provencial Congress #107985,
Vol. Book A, p 191-224; fought Indians and Torries; removed to Knox Co., TN and
made his will there on 19 April 1812. He died there in 1815. Joseph went to TN
and was followed by three of his brothers. He had a registered cattle mark in
TN in 1793. Mortgage records disclose a mortgage dated 3 Jan 1769, Book A, p
140, from John Riggs of Mendham, N.J. to Joseph Hinds of Mendham."
Typed note from Mrs. Helen Stacy, 228A St., Ardmore, OK, who has made
an extensive research of the Hinds family, (and in possession of Mrs. Benjamin
Lamb of Rockwood TN )has written:
"I have heard of Teriza Morris who moved from AL to Arkansas Co, Ar.
My Uncle Ben Hinds sold to her his inheritance in AL, and she was named
in the final settlement of property of Levi Hinds and Huldah Byram. My
grandfather told me about his kinfolks living in Lawrence Co, AR, not far
from Pocahontas. When Levi Hinds and Huldah Byram were married, they were in
what is now Knox Co, TN, then called Washington or Green Co. Knox Co. was cut
off and made a county, and it put them in Knox Co. Levi Hinds came with his
father and family from Guilford Co., NC to Knox Co. TN and settled on Beaver
Creek. His father was Joseph Hinds (Junior), Congressman from Guilford
Co., NC in 1776 in the November Session. I do not know for sure whom he
married, but I have a will his father Joseph Hinds (Senior) made 14 Apr
1772 in which he names his four sons; Joseph, Simeon, Levi and John, and
his wife Susanna. He had no children by Susanna. His will was probated
in 1772. So you can see that this Joseph Hinds (Sr.) died before the
Revolutionary War,- between 14 April and August 1772, and it was his son,
Joseph, who served in Congress in 1776, "and it was he who went to Knox Co., TN and obtained so much land there, and it was Joseph Hinds, Jr. who was the father of Levi Hinds who married Huldah Byram. I do not know the date of his marriage, or death, but I do know his father, Joseph Hinds, had four sons by a former marriage, and that Susanna was their step-mother. I know that the son Simeon's wife was named Sarah, and they
were married before 1775. I do not know who the son John married, but I have a
copy of his will made in 1810 in Knox Co. TN., Joseph Jr. went first to TN,
then his three brothers moved there later. Levi Hinds service in the Rev. War
as did his father, Joseph Hinds of Guilford Co. NC"

Found at:


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
after 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 in Wayne County,
Kentucky Will Book A, page 19.

In the book, TENNESSEE, THE VOLUNTEER STATE, on pg 195 it tells of Indian
problems on the TN frontier: "The preceding spring a party of Indians had attacked the house of JOSEPH HINDS, killed and scalped his son, and carriedoff a number of horses. They were pursued and, being surprised in their camp,
fled in the canebrake, leaving ;most of their property behind. One of the guns
captured was identified by James Robertson, whose watchful eye nothing seems to have escaped, as the property of Slim Tom's son (Indian), which he had seen the fall before in Chilhowee." (End of quote) Sources for this above quote
are Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee, p. 419; Calendar of VA State Papers, Vol. IV, pp. 428-9; and Haywood's History of Tennessee, p. 194. The question is:
Joseph Hinds lost his son to the Indians. Joseph, Jr. or Joseph III or perhaps a cousin named Joseph. (Bev says it must by Joseph Hinds Jr because his son Simeon was crippled--shot in the knee-- because of an Indian attack)
Found at
North Carolina Historical Sketches, 1584-1851, Volume I Series II--History of North Caroline from 1776 to 1851

North Carolina early took steps to organize a civil form of government. Before the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, the Provincial Congress of North Carolina then assembled at Halifax on the 13th of April 1776, appointed a committee of its ablest men to prepare a civil constitution. This was not easy duty. To take up arms and to contend against tyranny and oppression, was not difficult. but to create a new government, based upon principles distinct and different from all the forms to which the people had been accustomed; to give to the hand of power that strength which was necessary for the full execution of the law, and at the same time prevent oppression; to reserve to the people all their proper rights, and yet check anarchy and confusion; demanded great sagacity.
The committee consisting of such men as Samuel Johnston, Cornelius Harnett, Samuel Ashe, William Hooper and others, could not agree upon any form of a constitution; and after much debate and frequent postponements, in this body, the question was adjourned by the appointment of Thomas Burke, Richard Caswell and others as a committee to propose a temporary form of government until the next session. The system of the Council of Safety was adopted, and the Council recommended to the people to elect, on the fifteenth of October, delegates to a Congress appointed to assemble at Halifax, on the 12th of November following, which was "not only to make laws, but also to form a
Constitution which was to be a corner-stone of all law; and, as it was well or ill ordered, would tend to the happiness or misery of the State."

This body met at the time and place recommended.
The following delegates representing Guilford County were:
were David Caldwell, Joseph Hinds, Ralph Gorrell, Charles Bruce and Isham
(I omitted the rest of the counties and their names - Nan)

More about Joseph HINDS Jr.

(Vertical file from McClung Collection says he was

Revolutionary soldier with SIMEON HINDS,

Joseph HINDS Jr.

Abt 1758-60 --Joseph m. Hannah GRIDER

Dec. 6, 1761--Zachariah Cox copper & wf Mary to Joseph HINS for 42 pds 250 A on Polecat Crk granted by Granville 6 Dec. 1761. 1 March 1763. John Lewis, Jeremiah Reynolds--(don't know if this Joseph can be our Joseph since he is in Rowan Co. N.C. Deed Abstracts Books 5, 6, & 7 vol. 2 1762-1772 by Jo Linn 1972--& he is shown below still in Mendham Morris Co. N.J. records--book found in N.C. Guilford Co. Courthouse, Greensboro, N.C.

Dec 18, 1765-- Joseph & Levi Hinds were sued by John Kenny

July 1, 1766 & again in July 1770 Joseph received a tavern license; He operated the Black Horse Tavern in Mendham.(not sure if Joseph Sr. or Jr.) If Joseph Sr. left N.J. by 1761 then who is this Joseph? SAad this JOseph moved to Guilford (Randolph) Co. N.C. abt 1774

Mar. 13, 1768-- Joseph served as surveyor of the highways for Mendham twp.

Jan 3 1769--Mortgage dated 3 Jan 1769 Book A, p 140 from John Riggs of Mendham , N.J. to Joseph Hinds of Mendham (Morris Mann-- said his sources were--DAR records of Chapter Pocahontas, San Angelo TX National # 289177, of Mrs. Lydia Rigney Foreman, dau of Henry Rigney & Lydia Hinds, who was dau of Levi Hinds & Hulda Byram. A century of Wayne Co. KY by Johnson pp 257, 258, 261; Ensign Mary Hinds, p. 57, Samuel Hinds p. 22, Stephen Hinds p. 46, Woods Hinds p. 121( Bev's comments--(Is there a Joseph Hinds that stayed in Mendham Co. N.J. & another that left because we have a mortgate 1769 in Mendham Co. N.J. and another documentation saying in 1763 he had land in Rowan Co. N.C.? Is this Joseph Sr. or Joseph Jr.?)

July 6, 1766--he had a tavern license & ran the "Black Horse Tavern" in Mendham, N.J.

March 10, 1767-- Joseph Hinds, overseer of highways

March 8, 1768 -- Joseph Hinds, Town Clerk & also Ebenezer Bryam

Jan 3 1769--Mortgage dated 3 Jan 1769 Book A, p 140 from John Riggs of Mendham , N.J. to Joseph Hinds of Mendham (Morris Mann-- said his sources were--DAR records of Chapter Pocahontas, San Angelo TX National # 289177, of Mrs. Lydia Rigney Foreman, dau of Henry Rigney & Lydia Hinds, who was dau of Levi Hinds & Hulda Byram. A century of Wayne Co. KY by Johnson pp 257, 258, 261; Ensign Mary Hinds, p. 57, Samuel Hinds p. 22, Stephen Hinds p. 46, Woods Hinds p. 121

March 14, 1769-- Joseph Hinds, Town Clerk, overseer of poor

April 19, 1769 -- Joseph Hinds mentioned

Dec. 11, 1769-- Joseph Hinds mentioned

Jan. 3, 1770 --Ebenezer Byram postage paid

March 13, 1770 elected town officers--Joseph Hinds, overseer of the poor, also overseer of highways

March 12, 1771 records--Joseph Hinds, Town Clerk, Overseer of the poor, assessor- - Postage paid, Joseph Hinds

Abt. Jan 1773--He had to have migrated from Morris Co. N.J. to N.C. abt Jan 1773. He is no longer in the records of Morris Co. N.J. after this date.

Feb. 2, 1773 Guilford Co. N.C. he was a Justice of the Peace from Western Territorty. VA State papers Vol. 4

March 8, 1773-- Joseph Hinds & Jacob Doty, overseers of the poor

Feb. 12, 1775 Joseph bought theirs of their fathers lands from his brother Simeon & Levi for 100 pounds

Mar 21, 1775--Joseph both Simeon's 30 acres for 19 pounds.

Not mustered into Continental Army --but Descendants qualify for membership in DAR & SAR based on his activities in the struggle for American independence

Nov 12, 1776--was a delegate representing Guilford County, N.C. at the Halifax Convention to draw up the North Carolina constitution.

Dec. 22 1776--appointed a justice of the peace

1778-- Joseph received a N.C. land tract

Oct 27, 1778 he got a grant of land in TN--both sides of Duck River.

1779-- Joseph paid taxes on 1550 acres, 208 of which had been improved, 16 cattle, 4 horses & 25 pounds in cash, all valued at 3205 pounds.

1779-1780--received protection from the army as a result of his efforts in procuring supplies for the army of General Richard Casell. The State Records of N.C. (1779- 1780) Vol 15 p. 5 lists JOSEPH HINDS with John Mask, John Mask Jr., William Thomas, William Mask, Walter Leake, William Gaines, & John Courtnery as receiving protection

1779 Randolph Co. N.C. tax, 208 acres of improved land, 1550 acres of land in all, 16 cattle, 4 horses 25 pounds, total: 3205 pounds.

1779-- One of first court justices in Randolph Co. N.C.

1783-- Randolph Co. record shows he was gone from Randolph Co. N.C.

1785--JOSEPH HINDS held office until tending his resignation on Tuesday Dec. 27, 1785.

1787- On Wilkes Co. N.C. Census

March 1, 1788 --he was in Hawkins later was Knox County, TN.

April 17, 1788--From a letter from Joseph Martin to Gov. Randolph:Joseph Hinds' house was attacked by Indians in Upper East Tennessee & his son was scalped & killed and another son, Simeon HINDS was injured. Also at this time Archibald Sharp was killed & John Tye was there but not killed. A desc. in 1952 told Kay Lamb,the author of the book, that the son killed was named William Asa Hinds.

July 10-11 1788--N.C. Land Grants in TN (1778-1791), Eastern district, compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner, lists JOSEPH HINDS as receiving Land Grant #2733 for 400 acres of land on Bull Run, & Land Grant #2734 for 500 acres of land on Bull Run in 1788. In the same volume in Middle TN, JOSEPH HINDS received Land Grant #2895 for 5,000 "on both sides of Duck River"(in now Maury Co.TN). These grants were awarded before many of the present day East TN counties were created & included Davidson, Green, Hawkins, Sullivan, Sumner, Tennessee, & Washington established in the Eastern, Middle & Western districts of the state.

abt. 1790--Report "Journal of Josiah Hinds"--Joseph HINDS moved to Knox Co abt 1790 where he had a fort & was engaged in fighting Indians & Tories. Owned large tracts of land in Knox & Murray Counties. Was either a Revolutionary soldier, or a "patriot" who was part of continental government

1790 North Carolina Census--There is a Joseph HINDS from Wilkes Co. , Nancy Hinds from Burke Co & a Samuel HINDS from Wilkes Co. --found in Rockingham Community College, Wentworth N.C. Call # NC 929.375 Uni 1976 HCR

1793--had a registered cattle mark in Knox Co.TN (crop off the under side of the right ear.

Feb 5, 1794 Joseph bought 500 acres on Beaverdam Creek from Stockley Donelson for 250 pounds

1795 -- Joseph adopted Joel Bond in Knox Co. TN

Joseph said he lived in a fort for 7 years in Knox County & had land on Bull Run before moving to Wayne Co. KY.

Jan. 1, 1796--Joseph sold 200 acres to Thomas Cowen

Mar. 7, 1796-- Joseph received a grant of 400 acres on Beaverdam Creek

Feb. 1, 1796--Joseph sold 100 acres to John McKinney ,

1797--Joseph sold 100 acres to James Miller

Dec 25, 1797 Joseph 150 acres to Joseph Wood

Feb 8 1799--Joseph sold 250 acres to George Perry for $1,000

All of land he sold was on Beaverdam Creek

Mar 28, 1798 Joseph sold 150 acres to George Howell

1799--On Tax Roll of Cumberland Co. KY

July 30, 1799 Joseph Hinds received a grant of 200 acres in Pulaski (now Wayne) Co. KY, surveyed July 30, 1799 & moved there abt. 1802.

1800 Randolph Co. N.C. Census -Joseph HINDS--#318-- 00200-31100-00 --found in Guilford Co. Public Library in Greensboro N.C. Call #929.375 Jac--Index by Ronald Jackson

1801-- On Tax Roll of Wayne Co, KY

Jan 5, 1802--Land owner--Carrot Fitzgerald, Hiram Gerin & John HINDS all of Randolph Co. N.C. made an entry of land on Richland Creek. Joseph later moved to Wolf Creek. Frances Mayberry drew 1/3 of the entry for his services. Frances Mayberry of Knox Co. TN sold to JOHN HINDS' sons--Sylvanus, Levi, John Jr. & Simeon 1000 acres of land that had given them & Mayberry by the State of N.C. 4 July 1793--Witnesses--5 Jan 1802--Samuel & John HINDS.

July 2, 1802 Joseph sold 1,666 acres on Duck Creek to his son Levi for $50. & another to Ebenezer Byram Jr.

Mar. 19, 1812 Joseph HINDS signed his Will--Kay Lamb's book says Joseph Hinds Jr. signed a will 19 Mar 1812 Wayne Co. KY--probated June Court 1815 Wayne Co. KY.

Justice of the Peace in N.J. & in N.C. records--see Draper Papers in McClung Library, for information on him

1812-1814 Death of Joseph HINDS Jr.--The 1st 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 & 1814 respectfully. The exact date is not known" however, a copy of his will dated March 19, 1812, was recorded in Will Book A p. 19 in Wayne Co. KY & is part of this compilation.

William Henderson Thomas, one time superintendant of Union County schools & historian, pointed out in his notes that the name of the 1st person buried in Lost Creek Cemetery has been lost. "We are told," he said "that the 1st grave was that of an old veteran, a compatriot of Henry Rice, who died while visiting in the Rice home & was buried on the Rice farm." Thomas went on to write: "Henry Rice died in 1818 at the age of 101, the 2nd to be buried there. James Rice, son of Henry Rice then set aside 4 acres to be used in perpetunity as a burial ground & for religious & 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 Co. KY.


JOSEPH HINDS' Will 19 March 1812

Wayne Co. Kentucky Book B, page 49, 50--also Will Book A p. 19

In the name of God Amen Knowing all men to be mortal and being weak in body but in perfect mind I do herby make and ordain this my will and testament in manner and form followeeth 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 forever, also it is my will that the said Hannah have the benefit of all the residue of my estate of record requires during her natural life or widowhood that may remain in the hands of my executors hereafter maintained respecting my negro woman Peg I wish and desire her to remain the property of my beloved wife during her natural life or widowhood. Is she the widow sees proper to keep her, if not she may cause her to be sold by my executors or hire her out at the discretion at the money arising from the proceeds of her the said negro to be applied to her the widows support if needed the said negro or the price or hire of said negro in any remains after the deceased or widowhood afore mentioned is to be divided in manner and form herafter mentioned that is to say

at the residue of my personal estate it is my will and desire that all and every peticular of my estate that remain after the deceae or widowhood of my beloved wife Hannah shall be equally divided between my children hereafter named share and share alike to wit:

Joseph; Hannah; Charity; Mary; Samuel; Phebe; Levi; Simeon; Rutha; Sarah and Abigail. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Isaac West & James (Jones?) executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others or former wills or testaments by me heretofor made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19 day of March in the year of our Lord Christ 1812

Att: William Lockett, George Hinds and William Bond Joseph Hinds (seal)



Don't know how they fit into our Hinds--

a Joseph HINDS m. Sarah POE 26 July 1816--Microfilm # 104 01 119 Bondsman: Joshua Tanner Wilkes Co. N.C. Witness--R. Martin Clk Bond # 000165705

a Joseph HINDS Jr. m. Milley PHILLIPS 17 Sept 1816- Microfilm # 104 01 119 Wilkes Co. N.C.

a Samuel HINDS Jr. m. Polley BLACKBURN 1 Feb 1808-- Microfilm # 104 01 119 Wilkes Co. N.C. Bondsman--Wm. Blackburn--Witness-R. Martin C.C. Bond # 000 165 706

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