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James Foster PINKERTON
Catherine McMILLAN
Sarah SPEAKS
Husband:  James Foster PINKERTON
Birth:  1797/8, VA, said to be of Rockbridge Co.
Death:  1865
Father:  James PINKERTON
Mother:  Mary Ann FOSTER
Marriage-1:  18 Mar 1819, Williamson Co., TN
Wife-1:  Catherine McMILLAN
Birth:  1800
Death:  bet. 1840 and 1847, IL

Some say his wife was Hannah MARSHALL.

Marriage-2:  14 Oct 1847, Warren Co., IL
Wife-2:  Sarah SPEAKS
Birth:  1809/10, NC
Death:  aft. 1850
Children with Catherine McMILLAN:
  1.  Andrew Humes PINKERTON, b. 18 Feb 1820, MO 
  2.  (Son A) PINKERTON, b. 1820-25
  3.  (Daughter A) PINKERTON, b. 1820-25
  4.  (Son B) PINKERTON, b. 1825-30
  5.  (Daughter B) PINKERTON, b. 1830, Greene Co., IL
  6.  Sarah M. PINKERTON, b. 1832/3, Greene Co., IL
  7.  Amanda PINKERTONS, b. 1834/5, Greene Co., IL
  8.  John F. PINKERTON, b. 1837/8, Greene Co., IL
  9.  Elizabeth PINKERTON, b. 1840, IL
Children with Sarah SPEAKS:
10.  Robert PINKERTON, b. 1848, IL
11.  Margaret PINKERTON, b. 1848, IL


Timeline
Year Location Event
1797/8 VA: Rockbridge? Co. birth of James PINKERTON
1800 ? birth of Catherin McMILLAN
1809/10 NC birth of Sarah SPEAKS
1819 TN: Williamson Co. marriage of James PINKERTON & Catherine McMILLAN
1820 Missouri birth of son, Andrew
1820 Census where? not found
1820-25 ? birth of Son A and Daughter A
1825-30 ? birth of Son B
1830 Census IL: Greene Co. James PINKERTON, head-of-household
1830 IL birth of Daughter B
1832/3 IL birth of daughter, Sarah
1834/5 IL birth of daughter, Amanda
1837/8 IL birth of son, John
1840 Census IL: Greene Co. J.F. PINKERTON, head-of-household
1840 IL birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1840-47 IL death of Catherine
1847 IL: Warren Co. marriage of James PINKERTON & Sarah SPEAKS
1848 IL birth of twins? Robert and Margaret
1850 Census IL: Greene Co. James F. PINKERTON, head-of-household

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Tennessee Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Pinkerton, James F. McMillen, Catherine A. 18 Mar 1819 Williamson Co.

2.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Illinois Marriages: Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):
Pinkerton, James F. Speaks, Sarah 14 Oct 1847 Warren Co.

3.  1820 Census.  Presumably, they were in Missouri, but Missouri did not achieve statehood until 1821, so there was no Federal Census of Missouri in 1820.  There is a James Pinkerton in Madison Co., IL, in 1820, but the numbers from the 1820 State Census (01-09-00-00) don't seem to indicate a newly married couple with an infant child.

4.  1830 Greene Co., IL, Federal Census transcribed by John C. Jacoby (microfilm roll #M19-24; online at the Greene County ILGenWeb site):
Page # Line # Last Name First Name Data
20 16 Pinkerton James 111 001 000 - 010 010 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Son B
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Son A
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Andrew (b. 1820)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = James (b. 1797/8)
1 female 5-14 1820-1825 = Daughter A
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Catherine

5a.  1840 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
1840 Pinkerton, J.F. IL Greene Co. Carrollton Pct. p. 84

5b. 1840 Greene Co., IL, Federal Census transcribed by John C. Jacoby (microfilm roll #M104-60, online at the Greene County ILGenWeb site):
Precinct Page # Line # Last Name First Name Data
Carrollton 85 12 Pinkerton J. F. 101 110 100 - 021 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = John (b. 1837/8)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Son B
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Son A
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Andrew (b. 1820)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = James (b. 1797/8)
2 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Amanda (b. 1834/5)
= Sarah (b. 1832/3)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter A
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Catherine
Daughter B must have been born late in 1830 to have been missed in the 1830 Census.

6.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Genealogy.com, Image #25 of 211):  between Macoupin & Apple Creeks, Greene Co., IL, p. 13A, 160/160, enumerated 3 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
James F. Pinkerton 52 M Farmer Virginia
Sarah       " 40 F   N. Carolina
Sarah M     " 17 F   Illinois
Amanda      " 15 F      "
John F      " 12 M      "
Elizabeth   " 10 F      "
Robert      "  2 M      "
Margaret    "  2 F      "
Some of these children may be Sarah's from a prior marriage.  Living next door to James's son, Andrew H. PINKERTON.

7.  1860 Census Index (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):
1860 Pinkerton, James IL Greene Co. Whitehall P.O. p. 707

8.  Messages in the Pinkerton Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).  Catherine's first name said to be Hannah, but she is also said to be surnamed MARSHALL.  Why do I have the feeling two James PINKERTON's are being mixed up?

9.  Email from Gloria Pinkerton.

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