This appears to have some inconsistancies to what I know: Mary Margaret McGinty WAS a daughter of Robert Newman and Nancy (Coucj) McGinty. Jonathan McGinty was married to Caroline Scroggins and he was a BROTHER of Robert Newton. Thier father was Joseph Jackson McGinty and thier mother Elizabeth Hood. She lived in MS but Joseph moved to AR with Robert, Jonathan and Joseph Jr (J.J.).
Mary Margaret had brothers and sisters: John Robert Newton, Jr Mary Jane William Elizabeth Charity and, we beleive, perhaps, our great grandfather, Eli.
Robert Sr and Nancy are on the 1850 census but not the 1860. Eli was born in 1855 and always knew he was an orphan. He appears in a census in 1870 with the Bradfords with an "estate" at the age of 16. We beleive he was born after the 1850 census and then orphaned. It is hard to prove all of this as the Union soldiers burned down city hall and all records in it. hence no birth certificate. Eli knew he was related to Eli McGinty in MS (brother of Robert Newton who stayed with his mother) and Thomas, another son of Joseph Jackson. He wrote letters to Thomas that others have seen that we can tie to our Eli who was living in TX at the time.
I know that Charity and Margaret are shown in the 1860 census as living with Charity Couch and then in 1870 Charity Couch and Charity McGinty are living with Lewis Couch, Charity's son (Nancy's brother).
I do show Mary Margaret as marrying William James Hill.
I don't know much more then that about her. I do know that Charity Powell Couch beleived she was part Indian through her mother Betsy but never could prove it.