William Dines (1805-after 1880) brought his family from McNairy Co., Tenn. to Clay County in time to be on the 1860 census. He was married to Elizabeth (1806- ). In 1880 William was living with his daughter, Mary E. Burton, a widow, and her children at Boydsville. William and Elizabeth’s burial place is unknown.
William and Elizabeth had these children, all girls; Martha Caroline, Mary Evaline, Elizabeth, Matilda Adaline, Nancy Alice, Margaret Mahala, and Sarah Ann Dines.
Martha Caroline Dines (1832-before 1892), daughter of William and Elizabeth, was born in Tennessee and was married first to Andrew W. Arnold (1828- ) and had these children: Mary Jane Arnold (1850-1938) married Henry L. Burgess and died at Portageville, New Madrid Co., Mo.; Martha Ann Arnold died in Dallas, Texas; John Robert; Nicey A.; Margaret E.; and Louise E. Arnold. Martha’s second marriage was to John W. Parrish (1844-1930), son of Jordon and Elizabeth Shaw Parrish who had three sons move to Clay Co., and they had a son Martin Luther Parris (1871-1954). John was a Civil War Veteran and his pension number was 15631. Martha died before 1892 as John was married that year to Jane Williams and lived three miles East of Boydsville and had a country store there. Jane received his pension after his death. John’s brother, James H. Parrish, and his wife Narcisses Jane (Wiley), also ran a boarding house at Boydsville before moving to Piggott in 1893 to run a hotel on the site of the old Piggott Bank.
Mary Evaline Dines (1833-1903), daughter of William and Elizabeth, was born in Tennessee and married Robert H. Burton in Greene Co., Ark., and they are buried in Mars Hill Cemetery. Their children were: (1) Mary C. Burton (1852- ) married Alphus Morrow; (2) Noel J. Burton (1855-before 1900) married Willie G. Mason and had Edna, Virgie, William H. B., Stella M., Gertha F., Robert T., and Granvill Burton; (3) NAnc D. Burton (1857-1890) married George Wall; (4) William Burton (1859- ); (5) Sara Ann Burton married Huston Robbins; (6) Ada Burton (1867- ) married Lafayette Blackshare; (7) Robert C. Burton (1870-1892) married Mattie McCord; (8) Robert Ballard Burton; (9) Minnie L.ton (1872-1892) married Charley C. Crockett.
Elizabeth Dines (1835- ), daughter of William and Elizabeth, no information.
Matilda Adaline Dines (1838- ), daughter of William and Elizabeth, married a Janes or a Jones.
Nancy Jane Dines (1840-1881), daughter of William and Elizabeth, married Spencer Nicholas Parrish (1832-1886), a Civil War Veteran (Conf. Mo. Calvary, 4th Regt, Co. A., Private). Spencer was married to Malinda Kinsey in 1851 and had (a) Christinah, whio married Isaac Tubbs and had William Spencer Tubbs and Ida J. Tubbs. Isaax is buried in McLennon Co., Texas and Christinah is buried at Mars Hill. (b) and James Parrish married Julina E. O’Guin and had seven children. Spencer married Nancy Jane Dines about 1858 and had Malinda Jane who married Calvin Taylor Carpenter and had Andrew Harrison Parrish, Dora E., William J., Oscar, Ethel M., and Dan Parrish. Specer’s third marriage was to Rebecca Burton about 1882, and she had John T. and Robert Alvia Parrish. Spencer had a homestead from the Little Rock Land Office issued 1 April 1861.
Margaret Mahala Jane Dines (1847- ), daughter of William and Elizabeth, married a Riggs.
Sarah Ann Dines (1847- ), daughter of William and Elizabeth, was married first to Noel Burton Robbins, son of Joseph Leod Robbins and Martha Farley-Burton Robbins of McNairy Co., Tenn. Their children were: (1) Robert Volney Robbins (1879-1957) married Minnie Lona Carter (1881-1963) and they had Vida Mae VanTine and Milla Gene Kirby. R. V. followed the lumber business and Lona worked for The Piggott Banner 30 years and was a Methodist Sunday School teacher and past president of the garden club and book club. (2) Hubert Clay Robbins, Sr. (1919-1987) married Beulah J. Finley in 1912 and had Selma Johnson Green; H. C. Robbins Jr. had a men’s furnishing shop and a pressing shop in Piggott. He was Piggott Postmaster in 1931-35 and operated the Piggott Ice Plant; and a daughter, Sue Ann Smith. (3) Annie Laura Robbins (1883-1973) married Joseph Wesley Rogers and had Bert, Arthur L., Carl L., and Neenie Rogers who married Johnnie Magee. Laura’s second marriage was to Otis C. Mohler. (4) Nancy Edit Robbins (1888-1966) married C. Walter Cook in 1909. (5) Henry Roy Robbins (1890-1950) married Nova Walker and had a child die in infancy, Royce Robbins, and a foster son, Meredith Baker.