THE CRYSTAL LADY'S
The Binkley's of Luney Creek
By Steve Binkley
The following pages are from a report that Steve has compiled on his
and my Binkley Family
We are related through our great grand fathers being brothers.
Both being the sons of Peter Binkley (1829- )and Henretta Hauser (1835-
Peter was the son of John Binkley and Sarah Mock.
If you are a descendent of this branch of the Binkleys and would like
the complete report
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Depends on the number of requests that Steve gets.
"John Binkley, Won't you please come home ?"
It is possible that a John Binkley of one of the families
that moved to Tennessee,
stayed behind or moved back after reaching adulthood. It is possible that Hance or Hance, Jr. had a son named
John , who moved to North Carolina and he is my John Binkley.
These and other possibilities give me nightmares, but
without evidence to the contrary,
I will will continue to look among the sons of John Peter
and Frederick. It is easier to tell what I do not know of John Binkley,
than it is to tell what I do know. I do not know when he was born.
I can guess that it was sometime in the mid-1780's to
mid 1790's. I can guess that as a boy he probably attended
with his family at Concord Methodist Church.
In February 1802 a John Binkley bought land from
William Cain. In November of that year a John Binkley bought land from
(According to the Hughes map of Yadkin County, Isaac Upthegrove had a mill on Forbush Creek in 1785)
John Binkley's name is signed to a petition dated 7 Oct.
1807 to change the name of Huntsville to Eatonsville (Didn't work, it 's still Huntsville )
Thus , it would seem that during the first decade
of the 1800 a John Binkley was establishing himself in what today
is Yadkin County. This would have been too early for either John, son of
John Peter or John, son of Frederick. Nor do I know if this was the John Binkley of my line.
Based on tax records, Jay Davis thinks our John Binkley was living in what is now the Enon area of Yadkin County
(to be continued)