This is my Pinion family. Some of the dates
on the tombstones are wrong. You would have
to have documents to know that.
My grandfather was John Wesley Pinion, born
Feb. 11, 1877 in Alabama. Died Jan. 21, 1917
in Liberty, OK. He married Senia Sarah Swinford on Nov. 30, 1899 in Sims, Arkansas,
His father was John Thomas Pinion born Sept.
9, 1833 in Alabama. He died March 10, 1914
in Tamaha, OK. His parents were: James
Pinion and Margaret Cooper.
John Thomas Pinion married twice. First
marriage was to Nancy Catherine Banks,
the daughter of Nathaniel Banks and Martha
E. (Dunn) Banks. The second marriage was
to Nancy Palestine Holliman. That marriage
did not work out.
John Thomas Pinion has two more sons buried
at Tamaha Cemetery. One has a tombstone and
the other just a white marker.
William Newton Pinion was born April 1, 1867 in Berry, Alabama. He died Nov. 29, 1940 in
Tamaha, OK. He married the first time to
Lydia E. Richie on July 13, 1894 in Scott Co., Arkansas.
Thomas Jefferson Pinion born Oct. 1868 in AL.
and died April 27, 1941 in Tamaha, OK. He
married the first time to Sally Finley on
Jan. 8, 1893 in Scott Co., AR. Their daughter, Emaline Oda "Emma" Pinion who
married Frank McSperitt is buried at Tamaha
John Thomas Pinion had two more children:
Margret Emaline Pinion born Dec. 20, 1869 in
AL. and died Feb. 7, 1957 in Ft. Smith, AR.
She was married twice: Her first marriage
was to James Calvin Hager on Oct. 3, 1886 in
New Lexington, AL, Tuscaloosa County at her
father's house. She is buried at Sims, AR.
James Nathaniel Pinion born July 10, 1871 in
Alabama and died March 31, 1951 in Alabama.
He married Dora Duncan. When his father and
brothers left Alabama, "Jim" stayed. He is
mentioned in John Thomas Pinion's probate and
in Nathaniel Banks land that was sold in
Arkansas (Yes, Nathaniel was in Arkansas before he died in Alabama).
On the 1910 Oklahoma Census for Haskell
County, you will find John T Pinson age 76
born in Alabama. His son William N is listed
If it wasn't for the information that my
father gave me, my research would have been
a nightmare. Never assume anything. Always
verify your information. Get death certificates, obituary notices, land records,
wills, probate, census records and church
records. A family Bible is a treasure. Even
with all that information, you sometimes still have a puzzle. I am trying to figure
out who John Thomas Pinion's grandparents
were. In the process, I have worked on the
Pinion, Pinnell, Pinyan, and Pinson lines
besides a few others.
If you have any questions about my family or
about a Pinion family that lived in Oklahoma
before 1920, I will try to help or connect
you with someone that might be related.
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