Washington Vines

Male 1841 - 1908  (66 years)


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  • Name Washington Vines  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Doc 
    Born 22 Sep 1841  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • In the 1850 census, Washington is listed as born in AL. In the 1860 census, he is listed as born in MS. All other references I have seen list him born in SC. I have opted to use the SC birth location because of its frequency of use and it does seem the most logical. Washington's birth year is listed as 1840 on his headstone, but all other sources list 1841 for his birth year. Charlie Vines - site administrator
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1908  [1, 4, 5
    Buried Craig Cemetery, Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Person ID I6105  Vines Family
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2012 

    Father James Nelia Vines,   b. 16 Nov 1807, Abbeyville District, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1882, Dodson, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sarah [Sallie] Porterfield,   b. Between 1810-1816, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1865, Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Notes 
    • From the notes of Ester Trull:
      "1847, James Nelia & Sarah moved to Union Parish, Louisiana. By 1860, they lived in Union County, Arkansas. After Sarah's death (abt. 1865) James Nelia moved to Winn Parish, Louisiana. Remarried Permelia Ogdon, Russell"
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      NOTE:
      James Nelia and Sarah are listed in Union Parish, Louisiana on the 1860 U. S. Census (page 134, post office - Spearsville, Union Parish, Louisiana, enumerated 30 July 1860). Their move to Union County, Arkansas would have occurred between 1 Aug 1860 and 31 Dec 1860.
      Charlie Vines - Site Administrator
    Family ID F2333  Group Sheet

    Family Tirza Annice Smith,   b. 11 Dec 1844, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1920  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 09 Apr 1871  Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • In the biography of Washington Vines that was published in "Southern Arkansas Biographical and Historical Memoirs",Page 868, Goodspeed Publishing, 1890, ancestry.com, the biographer states that Washington and Tirza were married in October 1865. This date differs from the marriage date listed in "Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957", ancestry.com. I do not know why the difference in the dates, but one possible explanation would be that the first one is a J.P. wedding while the later is a church wedding. This does help explain the three children (Jordan, Sarah, and Ida) born before the 1871 marriage.
      Charlie Vines - Site Administrator
    Children 
     1. Infant Son Vines,   bur. Craig Cemetery, Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jordan Vines,   b. 22 Sep 1866, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1933  (Age 67 years)
     3. Sarah "Sallie" L Vines,   b. 05 Oct 1868, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1876  (Age 7 years)
     4. Ida Vines,   b. 10 Mar 1871, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1893  (Age 21 years)
     5. Jo Eler Vines,   b. Between 1870-1874, Louisiana or Texas, USA (please see notes) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Probably in Texas, USA (please see notes) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Jo Anna "Joanna" Vines,   b. Sep 1874, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Franklin Pierce Vines, MD,   b. 04 Oct 1877, Hillsboro, Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1940  (Age 62 years)
     8. Tirza Isabelle "J" Vines,   b. 07 Dec 1879, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1910  (Age 30 years)
     9. Crawford Vines,   b. 05 Mar 1884, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1948  (Age 64 years)
    +10. Minor Washington Vines,   b. 11 Feb 1885, Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1943, Union County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +11. Annie Lee Vines,   b. 20 Aug 1889, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1946  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F2185  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • On the 1880 U S Census of Johnson Township, Union County, Arkansas, USA, there is a D W Vines living in Washington's household who is listed as his brother. I do not know who this D W Vines is at this time. I have not listed him as a some of James Nealy Vines because I cannot find any information to linked D W to James Nealy. In Goodspeed's biography of Washington Vines (see bio on Washington page) the biographer does mention that Washington is one of five children born to James and Sarah. We know three (from the 1860 census), but who are the other two. Until I can find the parents of D W, I will only be listing him here and on his own page. Charlie Vines - Site Administrator.

  • Sources 
    1. [S305] Craig Cemetery, Union County, Arkansas, USA, Compiled / Submitted by Janice Holzer.

    2. [S00053] 1850 United States Census.
      Union Parish, Louisiana, USA (page ?, lines 9-12, Dwelling and Family 596)

    3. [S308] 1860 United States Census.
      Union Parish (Spearsville Post Office), Louisiana, USA (lines 10-14, Dwelling and Family 866)


    4. [S373] Ester Trull.

    5. [S00260] http://www.findagrave.com, Washington Vines.

    6. [S308] 1860 United States Census.
      Union Parish (Spearsville Post Office), Louisiana, USA (lines 10-14, Dwelling and Family 866), July 30 1860

    7. [S306] 1870 United States Census.
      Ward 3, Union County, Louisiana Parish, USA (page 21, lines 1-4, dwelling and family 141), 19 Jul 1870

    8. [S00060] 1900 United States Census.
      Johnson Township, Union County, Arkansas, USA, Sheet No 15, Lines 20-29, Dwelling 240, Family 236,
      Dated June 21, 1900

    9. [S311] Union County, Arkansas Marriage Records - V - By Groom, Compiled by Ley O'Connor.

    10. [S370] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 , (http://www.ancestry.com).
      Washington Vines & Tirza A Smith