I am looking for the correct, solidly documented ancestry of Malinda Alice Bostic(k), born August 1861 in West Virginia.
On 18 December 1879 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, she married Oscar Butcher Hinkle, born May 1854 in West Virginia. He died 30 August 1930 in Richwood.
Missus Hinkle passed after 1900 in West Virginia. I know where Mister Hinkle is buried, but not her. Presumably, she was interred at Buckle Cemetery in Craigsville.
Malinda's father, Thomas Bostic(k), was born circa 1810 in West Virginia. On 23 February 1829 in Monroe County, he wedded Margaret Parker. She was born circa 1812 in West Virginia. Missus Bostic(k) departed this life before 1900.
Mister Bostic(k) died before 1870 in West Virginia. Where he and his wife were specifically laid to rest is unknown to me. That state, most certainly, is correct.
Public Member Trees are just chaotic. They contradict, and some researchers have linked the Bostic(k)s to British aristocracy through verified "Gateway Ancestors."
I admit I am feeling overwhelmed. The royal connections, though fascinating, must be proven beyond any shadow of a doubt. Hence, I do not accept speculation.
My skeletal line:
I. Thomas Bostic(k) (circa 1810-before 1870) = Margaret Parker (circa 1812-before 1900)
II. Malinda Alice Bostic(k) (August 1861-after 1900) = Oscar Butcher Hinkle (May 1854-30 August 1930)
III. Clara Agnes Hinkle (2 February 1886-25 February 1972) = William Thomas Kiernan (10 July 1880-19 April 1971)
IV. Minnie Genevieve Kiernan (25 January 1910-14 December 2003) = (first husband) Lanty Berlin Carpenter (29 April 1903-25 October 1940)
V. Richard Llewellyn "Dick" Carpenter (4 June 1932-25 January 2015) = (living) White
VI. (living) Carpenter = (second wife) (living) Pierce
VII. Jacob Kyle Carpenter (me)
I do not have much data since my paternal grandfather's death. He directed his attention mostly towards the Hinkles. For that very reason, all help is appreciated.