Information contributed by Brenda Karch, SouthIs4Me@aol.com
I am giving you everything I know about Derinda and her family. My information has been gleaned from census, mortality, land, and Civil War records from Covington County.
I've never made a connection with Derinda and the Teels, but, obviously, there had to be a reason she was interred in the Teel Cemetery.
It is possible that Teel or Bass was her maiden name.
*The Covington Times
Oct 27 1893 died Mrs W M KINLAW on Apr 17 1893 in Covington Co., born in Miss, reared in Ga, removed to Wilcox Co, after marriage to Wm Kinlaw moved to Covington, she was the mother of 11 children, but only husband & 2 children survive (9 having died) . Derinda was born in MS (~1822), reared in GA, removed to Wilcox County, and after marriage to William Kinlaw she moved to Covington County. (Don't know their marriage date but their first child was born abt 1839 - 1841.)
Derinda's obit mentions that she is survived by 2 children. One of those surviving children was Brenda's great grandmother, Louisa Kinlaw Lewis. ( believe the other survivying child may have been Hilliard Kinlaw.) Louisa (born in Covington county) married Moses Lewis and they had 3 children: Nancy, Ransom, and Annie (Brenda's grandmother). Annie was born in Andalusia in 1877, and she married Jacob McWaters (in 1894) whose family was from Coffee County. Annie and Jacob had 6 children, who of whom was Brenda's mother, Lillie McWaters Barton. Lousia Kinlaw Lewis is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel, MS, as are Jacob and Annie Lewis McWaters. Moses must have died between 1877-1879 because Louisa is enumerated on the 1880 Covington County census with a family named Raimer or Ramer. In 1880 Nancy and Ransom are living with Derinda and William Kinlaw in Covington County, but don't know why Annie wasn't listed with the Kinlaws. It may have been an oversight. Shortly after Jacob and Annie married, Louisa went to live with them and remained there until she died in 1923. Photos of the markers in Laurel, MS are online at findagrave.com
Two of Derinda's children died
in 1860 within one month of each other: Sarah, age 7, died in August from
Typhoid fever after a 35 day illness; Dennis, age 19, died in September from
after a 21 day illness. She lost her twins Jasper and Newton (b. 1857) sometime
after the census date of June 12, 1860, as they are enumerated on the 1860
census. I've never seen Jasper or Newton mentioned on subsequent census reports.
Derinda had a lot of tragedies and heart aches in her life.
Louisa Kinlaw, my great grandmother (born in Covington county) married Moses Lewis and they had 3 children: W. Ransom (b. ~1871); Nancy (~1872); and Annie (b. 1877).
Annie Lewis was born in Andalusia, and she married Jacob McWaters (b. ~1870) whose family was from Coffee County. Annie and Jacob married in 1894 & had 6 children, one of whom was my mother, Lillie M. McWaters (b. 1905/MS) who married Luther A. Barton (b. 1897/MS). He was from Calhoun County, MS.
Louisa Kinlaw Lewis is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel, MS, as are Jacob and Annie Lewis McWaters. Moses must have died between 1877 and before the day the 1880 census was taken because Louisa is enumerated on the 1880 Covington County census (as widowed) with a family named Raimer/Ramer/Ramor. Note: Check 1880 mortality schedule for Moses Lewis.
year Louisa's children, Nancy and Ransom Lewis are enumerated with Derinda
and William Kinlaw in Covington County, but I don't know why Annie wasn't
with the Kinlaws or Ramers. It may have been an oversight. Shortly after
Jacob and Annie married in 1894, Louisa went to live with them and remained
until she died in 1923 in Laurel, MS. Photographs of their graves
in Laurel, MS are online at findagrave.com.
William and Derinda Kinlaw were enumerated on the following Covington County, AL, census:
1850; 1860; and 1880. She was listed as a female between the ages of 40 - 50 on the 1866 AL state census for Covington County. So, we can document that the Kinlaws lived in Covington County for at least 50 years. In 1900, William was living next door to his granddaughter, Nancy Lewis Lindsey, and her family. His age was given as 90.
William Kinlaw served in the Home Guard during the Civil War. He enlisted on August 27, 1864. His enlistment information was: Age 53, Alabama, Covington County, Private. William's company unit name: Capt. J. T. Brady's Covington County Militia. The Home Guard was manned by the older men who could bear arms to protect their communities but were considered too old for regular combat service.
According to Land Management, William Kinlaw acquired 160.87 acres in November 9, 1891, St Stephens Meridian in AL. (Homestead)
NOTE: This page is a work of research in progress. If you have anything to add contact me at by email. Thx! -Lisa-
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