Alexander Hamilton Dinkins

Male18 December 1815–1 October 1872

Brief Life History of Alexander Hamilton

When Alexander Hamilton Dinkins was born on 18 December 1815, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Dinkins, was 50 and his mother, Lucy Kendrick, was 40. He married Cynthia Dinkins Springs in 1842. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Madison, Madison, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Mississippi, United States in 1870. He died on 1 October 1872, in Madison, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 56, 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

Sources (12)

  • A H Dinkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander H. Dinkins in entry for Captain James Dinkins, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954"
  • Alexander Dinkins, "United States Census, 1870"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 17

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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