Thomas Francis Kinard is my husband's name. It is strange that two Kinard's would be named the same with that many years between them. My "Tom" came from NY when he was about 5. His parents = Roy David Kinard Sr and Grace Dittrich (from NY) had 9 children. Roy Jr, Arlene, Elizabeth, Fred G., Nancy, Tom, John Douglas, James W, and Judy. All were born in NY except Freddie.
Roy Sr was from Hampton,Erhardt,or Lodge,etc,South Carolina and had several brothers and sisters. Some of them moved to NY. One of his brothers was Rudolph in Hampton, SC, owned a business and lots of land and one piece was turned into a sub-division with streets with his grandchildren's names. One sister was Eula, lived in Erhardt. One sister, Lily, lived in Lodge and married Bernile Kinard. One brother, Joe, married Sarah Kinard and later they moved to Charlotte, NC. One brother, John Henry, sold land to a shopping mall developer close to the SC & NC line and became rich. John Henry had 3 sons = Clyde, Dan & ?.
Tom was born in 1944 in NY. If you find any connection with Tom and the Thomas Francis you are searching, please let me know.
We live in Silverhill, AL , in Baldwin County. That is way down south close to Gulf Shores, ALand Pensacola, FL.
I know where Lamar County is, in fact I was just there visiting my side of relatives a couple weeks ago. I never knew there were Kinards up there. If there are still some there, let me know and I will get my cousins to fiqure out where they live.