Albert Lee HINCHEY was born about 1841, in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Of the ten children born to Patterson and Rebecca (HOLDERWAY) HINCHEY, Albert Lee was the seventh child and the fourth of seven sons.
By 1850, Patterson HINCHEY and his family had relocated to Jefferson Co., Tennessee, where he died March 13, 1862, in Dandridge.
On January 19, 1864, Albert Lee HINCHEY and his younger brother Larkin Elza HINCHEY (b. ca 1843) enrolled at Dandridge, Jefferson Co., in the 3rd Regiment of the Tennessee Cavalry, as volunteer recruits. They were both mustered into the service in Nashville, on February 10, 1864, and assigned to Company D, where "Elza" served as the company blacksmith.
In June of 1864, Albert Lee HINCHEY contracted a "disease of the heart" while in the line-of-duty at Camp Thomas, near Nashville. He stated in a pension affidavit dated 1880, that he remained in camp about three weeks and was then removed to the hospital at Nashville where he was under treatment for about six more weeks. It appears that Albert Lee returned to his unit the first part of September 1864, where he continued to appear on the muster rolls until June 30, 1865. He was honorably discharged with his company on August 3, 1865, at Pulaski, Tennessee.
In Jefferson Co., Tennessee, the Court Clerk's records show that a marriage license was issued to "Albert L. HINCHY" and Mary F. RUSSELL, daughter of James RUSSELL of Jefferson Co., on the 6th day of November 1867. The license was returned to the office, but there is no certificate to show that the rites of matrimony were ever performed. However, in an affidavit dated July of 1883, William PROVINCE (age 56) and Joseph HINCHEY (age 34) state that they were present at the marriage of Albert and Mary HINCHEY in the town of New Market, Jefferson Co., Tennessee, on or about the 7th day of November 1867, and that the ceremonies were performed by Rev. GREER.
James Chesley Patterson HINCHEY was born August 7, 1868, in New Market, Jefferson Co., Tennessee. His birth was attended by Nancy BRANNAN of Mounts and Roads. Prior to entering the military service in 1899, "Jim" changed his name to HINSHAW and retained the name throughout his life. He was found dead in his home in November of 1946, and laid to rest in the Washington Pike Presbyterian Church Cemetery next to his wife Blanche BOOHER HINSHAW. James and Blanche HINSHAW left no descendants.
Sarah Louisa "Lula" HINCHEY was born January 7, 1871, in Jefferson City , Jefferson Co., Tennessee. Her birth was attended by Jane BRABSTON and Julia A. GLENCE.
Lula grew to womanhood near Flat Gap and at the age of 22, married Samuel Wesley MILLER, son of Robert and Mary A. (PIERCE) MILLER, at Flat Gap, Jefferson Co., Tennessee, on May 7, 1893. Two days after their marriage, "Sam" and Lula went to Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas.
On April 25, 1894, Sam and Lula obtained land in the Cherokee Strip, near what is now Manchester, Grant Co., Oklahoma, and resided on the quarter section for more than 50 years.
Lula was converted in the church at the age of twelve and lived a Christian life that was a living testimony to her family and friends.
Upon receiving a letter from her sister Lizzie which conveyed the news of the death of their brother Jim and gave a detailed description of the condition in which he was found, Lula had a stroke and died on December 4, 1946. Lula was buried in the Manchester Cemetery, next to her faithful companion Sam who had preceded her in death. Sam and Lula had 10 children.
John William "Will" HINCHEY was born October 1, 1874, in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. His birth was attended by Lucinda HINCHEY, age 43, of Flat Gap. He was only seven years old when his father died. Will remained on the farm with his mother until he married Nannie E. BREEDING on Christmas Day of 1904, in Jefferson Co. They remained in the New Market area throughout their lives. Will and "Nan" never had any children.
John William HINCHEY died January 30, 1949, in Jefferson Co., Tennessee . He was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery near New Market. Nannie died a few years later and is buried next to him.
Mariah Elizabeth "Lizzie" HINCHEY was born March 16, 1877, in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. Her birth was attended by Martha HAMBRICK of Mounts a nd Roads. On May 19, 1897, Lizzie married William A. "Billy" SMITH who was about 20 years her senior. Billy and Lizzie had one son Lee Smith . After Billy's death, Lizzie married James K. VANCE.
Mariah Elizabeth (HINCHEY) VANCE died October 1, 1964, in the University Hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her two husbands and survived by her son Lee Smith, five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren; and a step-son Ernest VANCE of New Market. Funeral services were held at the New Hope Baptist Church where she was a member. She was interred in the New Market Cemetery with the pallbearers being Paul, Lynn, and Edwin RANDLES, Roy LANKINS, Andrew HICKEY, and J. C. PARKER.
Albert Lee HINCHEY died January 1, 1882, in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. At the age of only 40, Albert Lee left a widow and four young children to grieve his death. He was buried in the New Market Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Five years later, in 1887, an application was made to the US Government for military markers to be placed at a number of unmarked graves of Civil War veterans buried in Jefferson Co. Albert Lee HINCHEY's grave received a military marker which still stands today, despite it's very old and worn appearance.
Mary (RUSSELL) HINCHEY never remarried. She died sometime after 1900, and it is assumed that she is buried in an unmarked grave beside her husband.
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