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Bible Record of William Hynes and Hannah Coombs Hynes abstracted by Carol Vass from source Riggs, Emma Hynes & Riggs,Henry Earle, Our pioneer ancestors : being a record of available information as to the Hynes, Chenault, Dunn, McKee, Anderson, Taylor, Finley, Letcher, and Houston families in the direct line of ancestry of Samuel B. Hynes and Ellen M. Anderson Hynes Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Bros., 1941, 219 pgs.

[page 14]: "When this will was made his [William Hynes] two sons Thomas and Andrew, and his daughters, Sarah, Hannah, Mary, Charity, Anna and Letitia, whom he lumps as "all seven of them", were living; the will therefore fully justifies us in accepting Reverend Thomas W. Hynes' record of his family as accurate. This was obtained by him "from various sources, including several family records in the Bibles of his [William Hynes] grandchildren and great grandchildren; all of which agree substantially."

William Hynes, born 6th. Nov. 1714 - died Nov. or Dec., 1780. Date of marriage unknown, 1737 or 1738.
Hannah [blank] born 1721 was living in 1780
Sarah, born 13 May 1739, married 1st Wm. Yates. 2nd ____ Plumer.
Thomas, born 4 Mar 1741, married Abigail Rose, died 5 May 1796
William, born 31 Aug 1743, died 13 Feb 1756
Hannah, born 15 Mar 1746, married Nathan Linn
Susannah, born 16 June 1748, married John Powell
Andrew, born 28 Feb 1750, married Elizabeth _____
Mary, born 2 Feb 1752, married Ezekiel Rose
Charity, born 26 Feb 1754, married Charles Fitzpatrick
Anna, born 18 Oct 1756, married John Cole
Letitia, born 9 Oct 1759, married Philip Gilliland

Carol's NOTE: The reference to a 'will' in the first paragraph is a reference to the LW&T of William Hynes [Washington Co, MD, Will Book A, page 38; Will dated 9 May 1779; probated 12 Dec 1780]. The Riggs' had access to the papers of Rev. Thomas W. Hynes (5 Oct 1815 Bardstown, KY - 26 July 1905, Greenville, IL). Rev. Hynes was a great grandson of William Hynes/Hannah Coombs. I don't think we could classify the above as an actual 'transcription' of the bible record of William Hynes/Hannah Coombs. It appears to be a 'compiled' bible record made by Rev. Thomas W. Hynes. Since the birth dates of all of the children are so specific, I would judge them to be accurate (or very close to accurate).

I should also note that the Riggs contend -- I'm sure based on the family information of Rev. Thomas W. Hynes -- that William Hynes was born in Coleraine, Derry, Ireland. No one can cite an actual date when William Hynes migrated to America, but it appears to have been 'about' 1745. If this is true, it is 'probable' that William Hynes/Hannah Coombs were married in Ireland, given the birth dates of their oldest three children.

Editor's Note: Hannah Combs/Coombs was the daughter of Joseph Coombs of Tonolloways. ((Source: 28 Jan 1818 Nelson Co., KY Loose Papers."Deposition of Edward COOMBES …as evidence in a Suit in Chancery now pending in the Nelson County Circuit Court Wherein John COMES complainant and Andrew HYNES Heirs and executors_____. This Deponent aged 82 years [bca 1735] and duly ___ deposaeth and sayeth That some time in the month of March 1797 he was a the House of Colonel Andrew HYNES who informed this Deponent that he had ___all his land business with his uncle John COMES…" Notes: The above deposition was by Major Edward COOMBS I of Tonoloways (husband of Rebecca STILLWELL). His reference to “uncle John COMES” appears to indicate that Andrew HYNES' mother was sister to Major Edward and his brother, John COMBS I of Tonoloways (husband of Alice JOLLY). The complainant would thus have been John COMBS II, son of John & Alice JOLLY Combs I. See also 1809 Nelson deposition whereby Major Edward refers to his brother, John COMBS.) Hannah married secondly James Harris and they lived in Nelson Co., KY. See 28 Jan 1818 Nelson Co., KY Loose Papers. "Deposition of Edward COOMBES and also the guardianships of Barnes children Nelson Co., KY dated 8 Dec 1795 and 12 Jul 1796, and also the administration bond of James Barnes October 14, 1795

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