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Miranda Frances Jones Hinman
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1825
Casey County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1907
Columbus
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA

Miranda married George C. Comstock, a physician, on October 11, 1842 in Columbus, Indiana, where she had lived since she was a child. She subsequently lived with George briefly in Saverton, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois. She returned to Columbus around the time of George's death in 1845. She married Homer Towner Hinman, a physician and widower, on November 14, 1850 in Columbus, thus becoming the stepmother of Homer's two daughters from his first marriage. Miranda had three sons of her own, two by George Comstock, and one with Homer Hinman.

Miranda lived in her father's hotel, the Jones House, for many years. The hotel was an important Indiana lodging at the time and Miranda became acquainted with many prominent people as a result, including Henry Clay. She owned and operated the hotel after her father relocated to Greencastle, IN, until eventually selling it. She was a well known figure in Columbus in the later years of her life, active in women's suffrage, temperance, and philanthropy. She wrote articles periodically for several newspapers. Her large home in downtown Columbus is now the county probation department. (bio by: Lyndon Comstock) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Flowers Jones (1799 - 1884)
  Malinda Ward Jones (1797 - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Homer Towner Hinman (1819 - 1860)*
 
 Children:
  Lyndon Walker Comstock (1843 - 1911)*
  George Ward Comstock (1845 - 1848)*
  Jack Jones Hinman (1853 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fitzomer T. Jones (____ - 1899)**
  Logan D. Jones (1820 - 1845)*
  Benoni Buckner Jones (1824 - 1904)*
  Miranda Frances Jones Hinman (1825 - 1907)
  Alice Jones Dunlap (1850 - 1925)**
  Ella May Jones Woods (1856 - 1919)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Columbus City Cemetery
Columbus
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Glenda Aikins
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51310553
Miranda Frances <i>Jones</i> Hinman
Added by: Lyndon Comstock
 
Miranda Frances <i>Jones</i> Hinman
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