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John Hugh Pinkston

  • Birth 20 Dec 1847
  • Death 21 Feb 1901
  • Burial Widener, St. Francis County, Arkansas, USA
  • Plot
  • Memorial ID 17626658

First of all I would like to thank you for the tremendous time and effort you have put into recording the history of the ancestors of St. Francis County. I see your name often as a contributor as I scour the ARGenWeb site and other internet sites trying to find information. Some of the information that you have posted has been invaluable and words alone cannot express my gratitude. I am a direct descendant of Jesse Woods Mahaffey, John M. Widener, and John Marion Roy all of whom had large roles in settling St. Francis County. I would like to add a little more information to this memorial if I may:

John Hugh Pinkton is son of Peter W. Pinkston and his wife Susanna. Siblings include Mary Pinkston (b. abt. 1837), and William Turner Pinkston (b. abt. 1839). He married Margaret Roy about 1868 probably in St. Francis County, Arkansas. Together they had the following children: Peter W. Pinkston (b. abt. 1869), Mary Elizabeth Pinkston (b. 11 May 1872 d. 19 Nov 1949), Georgia Ann Pinkston (b.09 Nov 1876 d. 23 Mar 1947), Charles Pinkston (b. Dec. 1881), and Mattie Bell Pinkston (b. Feb. 1885). Sometime prior to 1900 he decided to join a wagon train and go out West with several of his family members. He is found on the 1900 Chehelis County, WA, Elma Twp. Census where he is living with his two youngest children. Also, in the household are his daughter Mary Elizabeth (Pinkston) Mahaffey and her husband Thomas Franklin Mahaffey (son of Jesse Woods Mahaffey) and their children. John Hugh Pinkston either died in Washington and his body was sent back to Arkansas or he came back to St. Francis County and died in 1901. His wife Margaret Roy is first cousin to Mary J. Widener and the Pinkston, Widener's, and Roy families were not only related but were friends.

Thank You,

Shannon Pope
May 2010

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  • Created by: Paul V. Isbell
  • Added: 22 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17626658
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Hugh Pinkston (20 Dec 1847–21 Feb 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17626658, citing Widener Cemetery, Widener, St. Francis County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Paul V. Isbell (contributor 46854064) .