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Robert Dinkins

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Dinkins and Martha Victoria Ellen Dinkins
Husband of Rebeca Dinkins
Father of Temperance Free
Brother of Henry Dinkins; William Dinkins and Celia Dinkins

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About Robert Dinkins

Dinkins Family Cemetery, Legate, TN Burial place of Robert and Rebeca

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Dinkins, Robert and Rebecca: Arrived from Anson County, North Carolina about 1819. They purchased 1280 acres from Clark M. Shelby, the land having been part of a land grant to John McNairy from the State of North Carolina. They were prosperous farmers and slave traders. Robert Dinkins donated land for a church and a school.

Ref: Stewart County TN Selected Deeds 1804-1908- BK 21 pg 348A

Deed from Roberrt Dinkins was given to Susan C. Glisson, daughter of Joseph Free, and his wife Temperance Dinkins, Robert's daughter. Susan wife of John Glisson, 106a free, valued at $350, test: G.C. Alkins, Samual Ross. 6 Feb 1860.

Ref: Stewart County TN Selected Deeds 1804-1908-

Bk 22 pg 596- Robert Dinkins to grandson William R.J. Free deed of gift, 10 year old Negro Tom and 3 year old Negro Winnie and $1000, John Glisson to be his legal heir; test G. Williams, Reuben Biggs, 6 Sep 1860.

An 1870 Stewart County census states that the Dinkins lived in Stewart County in 1870:

163/160 Robert DINKINS 76 m w farmer 1800/1835 NC R/W

             Rebecca                       75 f w keeping house                    NC  R/W
             William             FREE      18 m w farm hand                        Tn
             Jane              TAYLOR      35 f w domestic                         Tn  R/W
             John                          10 m w                                  Tn  R/W
             Sam               BOGARD      14 m b farm hand                        Tn  R/W

This puts Roberts Birth in S.C. at 1794 and his wife Rebecca's Birth near 1795 in S.C.


Here is evidence that Robert was born in Kentucky. A 1860 Stewart County Census says his place of Birth was Kentucky, while his wife Rebecca was born in N.C.

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Rebecca Gilbert (7 Jul. 1794 - 7 Oct. 1877) was married to Robert Dinkins (25 May 1794 - 22 Feb. 1877)


Robert Dinkins

Robert and Rebecca Gilbert Dinkins came from North Carolina or South Carolina in the late 1700’s  or early 1800’s.  They settled  in the vicinity of the present site of Legate.  After buying and selling different tracts of land they bought twelve hundred forty acres of land for approximately twelve hundred dollars, which took in the whole area around Legate.  
They built a pretentious dwelling (for the day), gave land and were influential in building a school and the Cub Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
They were slave owners though never on a large scale.  This couple had three daughters,  Nancy married Alexander Bagwell, Darusha who married William Bibb, and Temperance married Joe Free.

Farms were given to each of these families and for many years the descendants of our subject made up a large part of the population of Legate Community . Fort Campbell took much of the original land holdings of the Dinkins family.

Stewart County Book Volume 1

Re-typed by Dana Renea Bryant Powell

Page 146

His Dads info Joshua Dinkins:

Joshua Dinkins

Born 1762 in Pitt Co, Tn and died 1834 this information is in the Stewart

County, TN book page 146, and he is buried in the Lawrence Cemetery, Henry

County, TN.

Joshua Dinkins (1762-1834) a Revolutionary war Veteran and Native of Pett County, North Carolina, settled in Indian Mound-Legate community of Stewart County, TN as early as 1809.  Joshua’s name appears in Captain Kendall’s Company Muster for that year.  In 1822, Joshua and son William (1800-1842) moved to Henry County, TN where he died in 1834.  
His other son, Robert (1794-1877) and his wife Rebecca Gilbert Dinkins remained in Stewart County, TN and are buried in LeGate Cemetery.
Robert and Rebecca’s children were (1) Temperance (1817-1852) married Joseph Free.  (2) Darusha  (1820-      ) married William Bibb  (3) Nancy  (1818-1885) married Alexander Bagwell.  There are many Frees, Tippitts, Bibbs, Bagwells, and Dinkins descendants still living in Stewart County area today.

Stewart County Book Volume 1

Re-typed by Dana Renea Bryant Powell

Page 146

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Robert Dinkins's Timeline

February 2, 1817
Age 23
Age 83