Thomas Jefferson Hincher

                            ┌── William Hincher
                            │    1801-<1880
                            │
                            │
Thomas Jefferson Hincher ───┤
B: 1846                     │
D: 1926                     │
                            └── Charlotte Carroll
                                 1808-1905 
M: Martha Shoemate
   ├── Nancy Millison Hincher (1870-1948) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Phoebe Hinchy (1874-1952) 3,7
   ├── James Calvin Hinchey (1878-1953) 3,7,8,9
   ├── Freelan Hincher (1880-1924) 1,3,4,10
   ├── Martha Ann Hinchey (1882-?) 7,8,11

M: Millie Ann Absher
   ├── James Allen Hincher (1883-1957) 6,9,10,12,13,14,15
   ├── John Calvin Hincher (1887-1954) 9,10,12,13
   ├── William Thomas Hincher (1889-1971) 6,9,12,13,14
   ├── Felix Columbus Hincher (1891-1969) 6,9,10,12,13,14
   ├── Leota M. J. Hincher (1894-1969) 6,10,12,13,14,15
   ├── Solomon Iredell Hincher (1897-1988) 9,10,12,13,14,15,16
   └── Linville Reed Hincher (1901-1965) 6,9,10,12,14

Thomas Jefferson Hincher     [ID 08349] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Thomas Jefferson Hincher12,13,17 [Thomas Jefferson Hinchey2,18,19].

Born Jun - 1846, Miller's Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina.13  (1848).2,12,14  Thomas Jefferson and brother James Madison were twins.1,20  (although they were shown as the same age in the 1860 census,20 they were shown with different ages in the 1900 census).13  

He married Martha Shoemate10,12,18,21 [Martha Shumate22], Oct 24 186810,12,18,21, at her parents' house, Wilkes County, North Carolina10,12,18,21.  Marriage by Henry Jinnings, J.P.21  Martha, daughter of John Shoemate & Nancy Handy, was born about 1851, North Carolina.2,18,21,23  

A marriage bond was recorded on Oct 22 1868 in Wilkes County, North Carolina for Thomas J. Hinchey and Martha Shoemate.  They were married two days later by Henry Jinnings, J.P.18,19  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 12 1870), Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina:2

Hinchey, Thomas J, age 21, born in North Carolina; farmer; $150 real estate; $100 personal property; cannot read or write.
Hinchey, Martha, age 19, born in North Carolina; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Hinchey, Nancy M., age 1 month, born May 1870 in North Carolina.
Living nearby in 1870 was father William Hincher (page 335), brothers William P. Hincher24 and James Hencher (page 335),25 and also an unidentified George Hincher.26  

Thomas and Martha were divorced,27 apparently about 1880.3,14  

Martha and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 12 1880), Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina:3

Hinchy, Martha, age 30, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Hinchy, Nancy, daughter, age 12, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; cannot read or write.
Hinchy, Phoebe, daughter, age 9, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina.
Hinchy, Calvin, son, age 4, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina.
Hinchy, Freland, son, age 1, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina.

Martha remarried to a - Reynolds.8  Martha was shown in the 1910 census, widowed, living next door to the family of daughter Phoebe on Roaring River Road, Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina:28

Reynolds, Martha A., head-of-household, age 59, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widow; 3 children, 2 living; farmer.

He then married Millie Ann Absher10,12,14 [Ann Absher12], about 188210,12,14.  Millie, daughter of Allen Absher & Melian Stamper, was born 1861, Miller's Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina.12,14  Millie was one fourth Cherokee Indian.10  

Thomas lived on Blackjack Mountain, on the south side of Stone Mountain, Wilkes County, North Carolina.1  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 24 1900), Traphill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina:13

Hincher, Thomas J., head-of-household, age 53, born June 1846 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 18 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm; cannot read or write.
Hincher, Millie A., wife, age 40, born Apr 1860 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 18 years; 8 children, 6 living; cannot read or write.
Hincher, James A., son, age 15, born July 1884 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; attended school 2 months; cannot read or write.
Hincher, John C., son, age 12, born July 1887 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; attended school 2 months; cannot read or write.
Hincher, William T., son, age 10, born June 1889 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; cannot read or write.
Hincher, Felix C., son, age 8, born Apr 1882 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina.
Hincher, Leota M.J., daughter, age 5, born July 1894 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina.
Hincher, Solomon I., son, age 2, born Feb 1898 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina.
Living next door in 1900 was the family of brother James Madison Hincher.29  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 29 1910), Trap Hill and Pleasant Hill Road, Trap Hill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina:14

Hincher, Thomas J., head-of-household, age 62, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; second marriage, married 28 years; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hincher, Millie A., wife, age 48, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 28 years; 9 children, 7 living; cannot read or write.
Hincher, James A., son, age 26, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: works out, home farm.
Hincher, William T., son, age 20, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: works, home farm.
Hincher, Felix C., son, age 17, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: works, home farm; attended school.
Hincher, Leota, daughter, age 15, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: house work, cook; attended school.
Hincher, Irdell, son, age 13, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: works, odd jobs; attended school.
Hincher, Linvill R., son, age 6, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single.
Absher, John W., living with family, age 63, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 40 years; occupation: none, pauper; cannot read or write.
Absher, Sarrah, wife living with family, age 62, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 40 years; occupation: none, pauper; cannot read or write.

Millie died Jun 25 1914, buried Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery, Traphill, Wilkes County, North Carolina.10,12  (Lower end of cemetery near a large boxwood plant).10  

Widower Thomas and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 3 1920), Trap Hill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina (this census page extremely faded and hard to read):30

Hincher, Thos J., head-of-household, age 72?, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widower; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hincher, Felix C., son, age 28?, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married; occupation: farm laborer.
Hincher, Irdle S., son, age 23, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: farm laborer.
Hincher, Linvill R., son, age 18, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; occupation: farm laborer.
Hincher, Mattie J., daughter-in-law, age 17, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married; occupation: none.
Living next door in 1920 was the family of son James.31  

Thomas Jefferson Hincher died Jan - 1926.10,12  Thomas disappeared while taking a trip in January, 1926 to Alert, near Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina.  He was carrying cash and gifts to family members in Orange County, and was never seen again.  His body was never found.10  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Fred Milton Hincher citing:
    Ambrose Milton Hincher, grandson of Thomas Jefferson Hincher.
  2. 1870 census, Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; page 346B, line #15, dwelling #72, family #72;
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/wilkes/census/1870/.
  3. 1880 census, Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; ED 208, page 72A, line #26, dwelling #232, household #237;.
  4. Contribution from Fred Milton Hincher citing:
    Ambrose Milton Hincher.
  5. 1870 census, Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; page 346B, line #15, dwelling #72, family #72.
  6. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Contribution from Linda Hinchey citing:
    information from Clara Hinchey.
  8. Contribution from Linda Hinchey () citing:
    information from Clara Hinchey.
  9. Telephone interview Jul 18 2003 with Ambrose Milton Hincher.
  10. Contribution from Von Hincher citing: Ambrose Milton Hincher.
  11. 1900 census, Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; ED 152, page 594B, line #70, dwelling #316, family #319.
  12. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  13. 1900 census, Traphill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T623-1224, ED 158, page 11B, line #69, dwelling #217, family #220.
  14. 1910 census, Trap Hill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; ED 179, page 198A-B (Sheet 7A-B), line #50, dwelling #132, family #132.
  15. Contribution from Von Hincher.
  16. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Contribution from Cathryn Barnes ().
  18. Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. "North Carolina Marriges 1850-1868"; Ancestry, Inc.
  19. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  20. 1860 census, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina; page 316, line #29, dwelling #856, family #858.
  21. Marriages of Wilkes County, North Carolina 1778-1868; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. Contribution from Christy Hicks Lowrey ().
  23. Posting Feb 18 2006 by Linda Hinchey to the Wilkes County, North Carolina message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/xUB.2ACE/3825.2.2.1.
  24. 1870 census, Wilkes County, North Carolina; page 349b, line #19, dwelling #123, household #123;
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/wilkes/census/1870/.
  25. 1870 North Carolina census index.
  26. 1870 census, Wilkes County, North Carolina; page 339b, line #18, dwelling #88, family #88;
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/wilkes/census/1870/.
  27. Contribution from Fred Milton Hincher.
  28. 1910 census, Mulberry Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; ED 171, page 77A (Sheet 4A), line #44, dwelling #72, family #74.
  29. 1900 census, Traphill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T623-1224, ED 158, page 11B, line #65, dwelling #216, family #219.
  30. 1920 census, Trap Hill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T625-1329, ED 186, page 1B, line #96, dwelling #24, family #24.
  31. 1920 census, Trap Hill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T625-1329, ED 186, page 1B, line #90, dwelling #23, family #23.


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