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Hinson, George Washington

Male 1868 - 1966


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  • Name  Hinson, George Washington 
    Born  8 Nov 1868  Fadette, Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  ED70D5B29FC548EDA1C864E27FF850AEA194 
    Died  14 Dec 1966  Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  New Hinson Baptist Church Cemetery - Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I3000  Patty McKinley's Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2009 

    Father  Hinson, Abraham S Jr,   b. 19 Apr 1823, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1891, Fadette, Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Waters, Bridgette Ann "Biddy",   b. 12 May 1835, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1928, Fadette, Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1851  Dale Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1381  Group Sheet

    Family  Cook, Selia Smith,   b. 1 Mar 1878,   d. 1 Apr 1926, Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1889 
    Children 
     1. Hinson, Walter M,   b. 15 May 1893,   d. 4 Jan 1951, Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hinson, John A
     3. Hinson, George W
     4. Hinson, Stella L
     5. Hinson, Odessa
     6. Hinson, Dora
     7. Hinson, Perra L
     8. Hinson, Ruth,   b. 6 Nov 1914,   d. 25 Dec 1929, Geneva Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Hinson, Bobbie
    Family ID  F1387  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • This is from Nancy Coan who is a descendent of Nancy Bethinia Hinson, (b. 1873, AL; d. 1939, Holmes Co.,FL.) who married Daniel Oscar Wilson.
      The following is a bio of George Washington Hinson and Selia Cook Smith I found in my mom's papers. I can't credit an author, or vouch for accuracy, but I found it interesting. My apologies if everyone already has this info. I will post verbatim:
      George Washington Hinson, born 11/1866, and Selia Cook Smith, born 3/3/1875, died March 29, 1926, went to Bethesda School in Geneva County. They fell in love in school and married. George was 19 and Selia was 12 1/2 years old. At that time a married man at any age could homestead land. So they homesteaded 80 acres, 2 acres of which was cleared, the other pine woods. They lived with Selia's mother two months until they could build a one room log house in the bald pine woods to move into. He built this room on the north edge of the 80 acres. They built a scaffold outside with a clay hearth to cook on. Built frame for a bedstead. They bought a frying pan, coffee pot and a kettle. Here they started raising corn, cane, potatoes and peas. He rented land from Holloway to farm on also the first year. He soon added to his cabin a corn crib and smoke house. Stella was born 8/25, before they were married a year. Selia was 13 1/2. They continued to clear land in the fall and winter and as time went on built a large log house where nine or ten children were born. This house was replaced by a nice, frame farm house, where the younger children were born. The 80 acres now had grown to 700 acres and the community was thriving. The homestead grew into a plantation. There was numerous tenant houses for white and "quoctus" for negro's. The commissary, the sawmill, the grist mill, the barber shop, the blacksmith shop, the turpentine stills (in Madrid and Slocumb) had platforms for trucks to unload, etc. here all made up the life on this plantation. Also cane mill was first house to have electricity. George and Selia reared 7 girls and 3 boys, 4 others died in infancy, of their own and one orphan boy (George's brothers son, Alton Lee Hinson).
      My apologies to the author for 'swiping' his/her material. If anyone knows who wrote this I'll be glad to give them credit. Nancy

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] USGenWeb Archives, http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/geneva/cemeteries/hinsonal.txt.

    2. [S52] USGenWeb Archives, http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/geneva/cemeteries/hinsonal.txt.