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Bynum Hyneman Polk

Obituary of D. J. Hyneman, Corinth, Mississippi.

D. J. Hyneman, born in 1845, near Corinth, Miss., was descended from a long line of Southern ancestry. During his long and useful life his home was in Corinth, where he died on September 30, 1916. He was ever true and loyal to the South and her people. Enlisting in the 12th Mississippi Cavalry, Company H, in 1862, he fearlessly and gallantly discharged every duty as a soldier. Because of his intelligence, courage, and the trust reposed in him by superior officers, he was often appointed on delicate and dangerous scout duty. As sheriff of his county and as a merchant for fifty years, his reputation was untarnished. In 1869 he was married to Miss Eugenia Polk, daughter of Col. C. P. Polk, who was a nephew of President James K. Polk, of Tennessee. Of their five daughters, three survive him-Mesdames Armstrong, Elgin, and Young. Comrade Hyneman was a devout member of the Methodist Church, South, for many years.

[Tribute by G. W. Bynum.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, December, 1916.

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