Jefferson County, NY Pioneers



1. THOMAS W. HYNES immigrated to Ellisburg from Ireland. In the 1850 census, Thomas Hynes's name was spelled Hines. In his own records, he spelled it Hynes. His immigration papers say he immigrated in 1836 or 1837 so perhaps he lived there earlier. His naturalization papers say that he emigrated to the town of Oswego, Oswego County, New York, 15 Sept 1837. The two witnesses for his papers were Martin McLaughlin and Patrick (whose name I cannot decipher but may be Gilbery, Gilbay, Gilbey).

In the census I found another Hines living fairly close to Thomas Hines but have no idea if they could have been related. Thomas' daughter Johanna was born in County Limerick.

His household, 1850 U.S. census, Jefferson County, New York, Ellisburg township, dwelling 1185, family 1197, page 295b; National Archives microfilm M432, roll 516, contains the following information:

Thomas Hines 30 M Farmer Ireland
Margaret " 40 F  "
Joanna " 05 F  "
Priscilla Clark's household, 1850 U.S. census, Jefferson County, New York, Ellisburg township, dwelling 1197 [should say 1187] , family 1199, page 295b-296; National Archives microfilm M432, roll 516. (Place of birth not given if not noted.)

Priscilla Clark 44 F $7,000 Vt
Delia " 24 F
Ruth Clark 22 F
George " 20 M Clerk
Abby McNitt 23 F
Priscilla " 4/12 F
Albert Lane 21 M Farmer
William Hines 50 M Farmer Ireland

Note: Both families have been included, in case there is a relationship. William is old enough to be Thomas's father or uncle.
T.W. Hynes, merchant; Bellefontaine [Ohio]. The subject of this sketch was born in Ireland December 21, 1810. In his native country, Mr. Hynes was engaged in farming and after marrying, he with wife and one child, in 1846, came to America, locating in Jefferson County, N.Y. where he was engaged in farming, following this for several years. He then entered the mercantile business in Buffalo, NY. He was a resident of Iowa for some time, and in 1865 came to Bellefontaine, where he has been one of its honored and respected citizens ever since. He is now engaged in the grocery business on Main Street and is recognized as one of Bellefontaine's enterprising citizens.

Reference: History of Logan County, Ohio. Chicago: O.L. Baskin and Company, Historical Publishers, 1880, p. 601

Child, 1 known, HINES:


Johanna Hynes Edmondson was born September 5, 1846 Limerick County, Castle Connell, Ireland. She died October, 1920 Columbus, Ohio

John Croke Edmondson and Johanna Hynes were married Wednesday, March 6, 1867 by Rev. J.B. Hemsteger at Columbus, Ohio

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