Capt. James Dinkins

Male18 April 1845–19 July 1939

Brief Life History of James

When Capt. James Dinkins was born on 18 April 1845, in Madison, Mississippi, United States, his father, Alexander Hamilton Dinkins, was 29 and his mother, Cynthia Dinkins Springs, was 24. He married Susan Emeline Hart on 15 November 1866, in Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died on 19 July 1939, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. James Dinkins
Susan Emeline Hart
Marriage: 15 November 1866
Lynn Hamilton Dinkins
Myriam Cynthia Dinkins
Earl Jeffery Dinkins

Sources (29)

  • James Dunkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Dinkins, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • James Dinkins in entry for Lynn Hamilton Dinkins, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1866Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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


    Age 16

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 25

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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