My ggg grandfather was JOHN HYMES/HIMES. The info I have on him and his family was given to me by family and I am trying to piece it all together. He was b. abt. 1810 PA or MD, d. abt. 1890 AR, buried in Old Union Cemetery, Hackett, AR. Only known information is that he was married twice but the names of his wives is not known. While in IA, he farmed and worked for the Henry Fields Seed Co. He left the state of IA and traveled by covered wagon to TX through MO in the 1870s. Started their return about 1878/79. On the way back, his wife died and is buried at Stringtown in Indian Territory, OK. The remaining party continued their return to Eastern Oklahoma (Indian Territory) and the Arkansas area in 1880. It is believed that one of his wives was of Indian (possibly Cherokee) descent.
Only known children of JOHN HYMES/HIMES:
"DAN" (DANIEL) HIMES - Civil War, he served in the Union forces. JOHN HIMES - No known info. "BUD" HIMES - deaf and dumb. "ALAN" HIMES - No known info. "JOE" (JOSEPH) HIMES - Lived in Missouri and worked as a blacksmith. Had at least one son, George, who married a girl named Della. She was born in Missouri. They lived at Unionville, Missouri. JAMES "HENRY" HIMES - my gg grandfather - worked as a blacksmith and carriage builder. He was in Missouri by 1869 and married Louisa Rebecca Baker. He settled in LeFlore Co., OK. John Himes/Hymes had at least one daughter but her first name is not known.
Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated. I have more info on James "Henry" Himes and his family. Willing to share what I have.