William R Hinchman

1 August 1830–26 July 1912 (Age 82)
Cabell, Virginia, United States

The Life of William R

When William R Hinchman was born on 1 August 1830, in Cabell, Virginia, United States, his father, William Hinchman, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Sims, was 29. He married Rhoda Nordyke on 18 December 1856, in White, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 July 1912, in Wolcott, White, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Meadow Lake Cemetery, Wolcott, White, Indiana, United States.

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William R Hinchman
Rhoda Nordyke
Marriage: 18 December 1856
John A Hinchman
Elizabeth A or Emma Hinchman
James Hinchman
Mary Hinchman
William Hinchman
Anna Hinchman
Albert Louis Hinchman

Spouse and Children

18 December 1856
White, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 14

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 31

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Hinchman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Hunchman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Hinchman, "United States Census, 1880"

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