Alfred Heckel Hingerty
(Abt 1801-1875)


Family Links

1. Nellie Ellen Wright

2. Mary J.

Alfred Heckel Hingerty

  • Born: Abt 1801, Loudon Co., Virginia
  • Marriage (1): Nellie Ellen Wright
  • Marriage (2): Mary J. circa 1834
  • Died: 27 Jul 1875, Norfolk City, Virginia about age 74

bullet  General Notes:

The 1860 Federal Census of Jackson Ward of Portsmouth City, Virginia records an Alfred Hinkerty (55 - D of C), with wife Ellen (33) and daughter Martha W. (1). Alfred is listed as a Boatswain in the USN. Also in the household is William A. Hinkerty (20 - Carpenter's Apprentice). The next page of the census, but the same household records Mary C. Hinkerty (13) and Charles D. Hinkerty (17-seaman). Mary, Charles, and William are probably children of Alfred.

The 1850 Federal Census confirms some of the above facts by recording Alfred Hingerty (indexed as Hingertz at (47 - Boatswain in USN) with wife Mary J. (37 - born in Dist Columbia) and children Sarah A. (14), Hannah C. (13), William A. (12), Charles (8), and Cornelia (3), all born in Virginia except Charles who was born in Pennsylvania.
The 1840 Federal Census for Portsmouth, Va. records Alford Hingerton and family, however, the head of household is listed as 50-60. Looks like Alfred is living with his father, Alfred, in Portsmouth.

See general notes on son, Alfred Hingerty

The 1880 Federal Census for Isle of Wight, Va. records T. R. [Thomas] Hingerty (15) as adopted and living with the B. C. Roberts family. Apparently Alfred and Ellen have passed away. The 1880 Federal Census for Isle of Wight Co., Va. records G. W. (16) [George] and A. (18) [Alfred] Hingerty living in the household of C. B. (22) and Martha W. (22) Johnson. Martha [Hingerty] Johnson is their sister and their parents have apparently died.

Alfred Delaney Hingerty
The Hingerty Family
For several generations it has been the family tradition that Alfred Hingerty came to Virginia "from New Hampshire." And indeed, according to the Isle of Wight County Census of 1880 Alfred's son, Alfred D. Hingerty, lists his father as having been born in New Hampshire. And indeed in the Nansemond County, Virginia Marriage Register, Alfred D. Hingerty gives his own birthplace as "Kitrymain, New Hampshire." But there never has been a "Kitrymain, New Hampshire." But on the line between Maine and New Hampshire is the naval town of Kittery, Maine. Chances are, that Alfred Hingerty was born in Kittery, New Hampshire before Maine became a State. Nevertheless, the Hingerty family did not origniate in New Hampshire, but Virginia . Luckily for his descendents, Alfred Heckel Hingerty married again as a widower, at the age of 65 in Nansemond County, Virginia [Marriage Register, p. 30, November 18, 1872] and listed his parents as William and Hannah Hingerty of Loudoun County, Virginia. And indeed there in the 1820 Census of that county we find William Hingerty. Since there is not one Hingerty listed in the 1790 Census of Virginia, chances are that he came to Virginia between 1790 and 1820, from whence, I do not know. Hence, we begin the study of this family with, William Hingerty of Loudoun County, Virginia in 1820, married Hannah, and had a son, Alfred Heckel Hingerty, born ca. 1807 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He died July 27, 1875. According to Ella Dott Hingerty Carr, his first wife was Nellie [Ellen] Wright, the mother I would presume of his children. She is probably the "Ellen" listed as the mother on all of the children's marriage records. She was probably called "Nellie" or it is possible that Mrs. Carr was incorrect as to the first name. At the death of Ellen Wright, and at the age of 65 Alfred Heckel Hingerty married secondly in Nansemond County, Virginia on November 18, 1872, a widow of Mathews County, Virginia, Mrs. Elizabeth Arrington, age 36. The ceremony was conducted by D. R. Duval. In Nansemond County Will Book 3, page 25, the Inventory of the Estate Settlement of Alfred Heckel Hingerty taken September 22, 1875, mentions him as "deceased" in 1875 and mentions his wife in 1875 as Elizabeth [Arrington]. It lists his children as: Hannah C. Hingerty, wife of Justin Turner, William A. Hingerty, Charles D. Hingerty, Mary C. Hingerty, wife of George W. Saunders, Martha W. Hingerty, wife of C.[assie] B.[ianco] Johnson, Frances Ellen Hingerty, Alfred D. Hingerty, Thomas J[efferson] Hingerty, and George W[ashington] Hingerty.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: United States Navy (Boatswain-1870 in Norfolk, Va.)


Alfred married Nellie Ellen Wright. (Nellie Ellen Wright was born about 1825 in Virginia and died after 1870 in Norfolk City, Virginia.)


Alfred next married Mary J. circa 1834. (Mary J. was born circa 1813 in District of Columbia and died circa 1855 in Portsmouth City, VA..)

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