Cynthia Dinkins Springs

8 December 1820–4 March 1870 (Age 49)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Cynthia

When Cynthia Dinkins Springs was born on 8 December 1820, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Polk Springs, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Polk Springs, was 24. She married Alexander Hamilton Dinkins in 1842. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Madison, Madison, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Madison, Mississippi, United States in 1860. She died on 4 March 1870, in Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Canton, Madison, Mississippi, United States.

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Alexander Hamilton Dinkins
Cynthia Dinkins Springs
Marriage: 1842
Margaret Spring Dinkins
Capt. James Dinkins
William Leonidas Dinkins
Sarah Tallulah Dinkins
Balinda Baxter Dinkins
Hamilton Charles Dinkins

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Parents and Siblings

    William Polk Springs


    Margaret Polk Springs




    Jane Lenora Springs


    William Leonidas Springs



    John L. Springs


    Sarah L. Springs


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World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 10

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • C S Dinkins in household of A H Dinkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cynthia S Dinkins in household of Alexander H Dinkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cynthia Springs in entry for James Dinkins, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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