Margaret Spring Dinkins

about 1844–1878 (Age 34)
Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Margaret Spring

When Margaret Spring Dinkins was born about 1844, in Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States, her father, Alexander Hamilton Dinkins, was 29 and her mother, Cynthia Dinkins Springs, was 24. She married Captain John Lawson Henderson on 20 November 1866, in Madison, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1878, at the age of 34.

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Captain John Lawson Henderson
Margaret Spring Dinkins
Marriage: 20 November 1866
Paulina Henderson
Lee Dinkins Henderson
John Lawson Henderson
Lula Kemp Henderson
Charles Coolidge Henderson

Spouse and Children

20 November 1866
Madison, Mississippi, United States


    Paulina Henderson


    Lee Dinkins Henderson


    John Lawson Henderson



    Charles Coolidge Henderson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 17

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1861 · Ship Island is Captured by Union Forces

Age 17

Ship Island was an important port for French Louisiana as it helped to establish the growth of the Gulf Coast. It is nicknamed “Plymouth Rock of the Gulf Coast.” Later it helped Union forces capture New Orleans and Mobile. Located there is Fort Massachusetts. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, volunteers from Connecticut were sent there. It was used as a place for the POW Confederate soldiers. This area was important to the Battle of Vicksburg and General Sheridan’s victory at Cedar Creek.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant (with English possessive -s) of Irish Dinkin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret S Dinkins in household of A H Dinkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret S Dinkins in household of Alexander H Dinkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret S Dinkins in entry for Lula Henderson Meeks, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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