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James Pinkston (1765-1845)
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Born: 1765 North Carolina.
Married: (1) Unknown (-) .
Married: (2) Lydia Yates (1785-1858) on 21 Dec 1812 in Davidson County Tennessee. 2
Died: 1845 Carroll County Tennessee. 1
Buried: .




James Pinkston
1765-1845



Spouse and Children

      Unknown

      Lydia Yates

James left Davidson County Tennessee and settled in Carroll County Tennessee between 1820 and 1830. James had 1 female slave in 1820. Her age was between 26 and 45 years.

Carroll County, Tennessee County Court Minutes - Volume 4 1843-1850

(P-91) This day information having been made and it appearing to the Court here that one James Pinkston a resident citizen of the County of Carroll and State of Tennessee is a lunatic and incompetent to transact his ordinary business transactions. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the Sheriff of said County summons a Jury consisting of twelve free holders to wit; Samuel Roes, Joshus Butler, Elisha Smothers, Isaac Harris, Jesse Melton, Thomas Roberson, Thomas C. Butler, John Horn, Henry Trout, Samuel Perler, Elias Moore and Robert Arnold to ascertain such idiocy or lunacy and make return thereof to the next succeeding Court, and also such lands and tenements and goods & Chattels ( it any there be) as the said James Pinckston, lunatic or idiot, so found, as aforesaid, shall hold or possess at the time of taking such inquisition and making such examination, and that they report to the next term of this Court - and all other things are reserved until the coming in of said report.3

Sources:

  1. Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 Carroll Wills, 1822-1865, Vol. A
  2. Davidson County Marriage Record, pg 14
  3. 1820 Federal Census, Davidson County Tennessee, pg 127