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Nathan Hinkle[1]

Male 1759 - 1848  (89 years)

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  • Name Nathan Hinkle 
    Born 31 Mar 1759  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1848  Pleasantville, Sullivan County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hymera, Hymera Cem, Hymera-Shelburn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P-108077005  SheldonTurner
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2011 

    Father Anthony (Jacob) Hinkle,   b. 1735, New Hanover, Philadelphia Cty, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814-1815, Rowan, Davidson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Maria Magdalena Zwecker,   b. 1740, Germantown, Philadelphia Cty, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 19 Apr 1756  Germantown, Philadelphia Cty, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • check Heritage quest revolutiary warrant packet of 20 images
      (Research):Dar Abstracts of Rve WAr Pensions Files ppage 1650.
      S32319 PA line sol was b 31 mar 1757 at Germantown (Philadelphia) PA, he enlisted in Lancater Co Pa he appl 12 Nov 1838 Lawrence Co In and in 1844 had moved to Sullivan Co Ind.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017492639] The Henckel Genealogy, William Sumner Junkin, Minnie Wyatt Junkin, (Printed and bound 1964 by C.W. Hill Printing Co. Spokane Washington Published and Sponsored by Henckel Family Association; considered the "Bible" also known as the red book).
      Nathan (Nathaniel) Hinkle (H#622) born March 31, 1759 at Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Baptized—St. Michael's Lutheran Church at Germantown April 17,1759. (Birth and baptismal record on file at Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia Church Records, page 295.) He died at the home of his daughter, Phoebe (Mrs. Martin Hail) on the Beckett place Jackson Township, Sullivan County, Indian, December 25, 1848.He married Rebecca Ledford about 1783. She was born about 1763 and was the daughter of William Ledford of Rowan County (now Davidson County) North Carolina. The following excerpt from a deed, a gift, would indicate the marriage was in Rowan County.“Rowan County Book 14, May 28, 1796. William Ledford made deed of gift to Nathan Hinkle.” In part:“For and in consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and do bear toward my loving son, Nathan Hinkle of the county and state aforesaid have given and granted and by these presents I do freely give and grant unto the said Nathan Hinkle and his wife Rebekah, his heirs and assigns forever, two negroes --- the negro woman named Cate—the negro boy named Daniel—with all her increase including male and female children. At their marriage, I delivered the said negro woman unto the said Nathan Hinkle and His wife, Rebekah, at the time of these presents to have and hold the said negro woman and her increase unto the said Nathan Hinkle, his heirs and assigns as his property absolutely without any manner of consideration.” Nathan Hinkle enlisted April 12, 1776 (age 17 years) in the Colonial army and served two years, nine months. Under an Act of Congress of June 7, 1832, he applied for and received a pension of $40.00 per year as a soldier of the Revolutionary War. Cert. Ck. Issued Dec 27. 1844, $40.00 per annum. Beginning March 4, 1837.The following data copied by the Henckel Family historian in October 14, 1907 from the files of Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C.:“Nathan Hinkle enlisted April (12) 1776; served 2 years 9 months; Capt. Henry Crist: Maj.-------Fifer: Lt. Col.--------Broadhead; Col. ----Miles; Gen-----Sterling. Enlisted in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.XX”“Was in Trenton with the army soon after his enlistment (summer of 1776). Wintered in Philadelphia; thence to Staten Island; thence to Long Island. Was in Battle of Long Island (Aug 27, 1776) when Col. Miles was taken prisoner.Was in the Rifle Regiment, thinks it was the first; that Gen Sterling was also taken prisoner as were all of Capt. Christ's Co except this Nathan Hinkle and five other privates, Capt. Christ and one sergeant.After this battle, he marched with the army to New York City which they soon abandoned; thence to King's Bride; thence to Pennsylvania. Was in the Battles of Brandywine and Pooli; thence to Valley Forge, there he wintered 1777-8.From thence he was ordered and attached to foray wagons under command of Capt. Barney Hart, to go from Valley Forge to Charleston, S.C. for provisions and clothing for the army. After his return from South Carolina to Pennsylvania, he was discharged (1779?) at Red Lyon (in York Co. Pa.) and received his discharge from the said Capt. Christ.After receiving his discharge, he returned to Lancaster Co. Pa., remained there two or three years; thence removed to Roan (Rowan) Co., North Carolina, resided there about twenty years; thence to Anderson co., Tennessee for three years; thence to Cumberland Co., Kentucky for ten years; thence to Lawrence County Indiana where he has been eleven years (i.e.. from 1821 to 1832)”Supporting affidavits for pension application:John Grove, Oldham County, Ky., formerly of Jefferson Co., Ky. “Knew Nathan Hinkle as a small boy living near Philadelphia, Pa.”George Smith (husband of Elizabeth Hinkle) of Sullivan Co., Indiana. B. Jan. 1, 1764. Affidavit made in 1841:“First met Nathan Hinkle in Roan (Rowan) County, N.C. in 1791, were neighbors there five or six years, and now live only fifty mils apart. Have been well acquainted since 1791.”Affidavit dated September 21, 1841 (In behalf of Nathan Hinkle's pension application).Elizabeth H. (Fox) Hinkle born 1762, age 79, widow of Wendel Hinkle:“Knew Nathan Hinkle in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania when a very little girl, knew him later in Rowan County, North Carolina where she moved from Pennsylvania, and thence in Indiana. Knew Philip Hinkle and George Smith well.“Nathan Hinkle was a fifer, John Ryan of Lancaster County joined the British when they lay at Philadelphia, his property was confiscated. She saw General Washington during the Revolutionary War at a stone house not far from Philadelphia. He wore his hair in a queue tied behind. ----Before Pleasant M. O'Haver, J.P. Sullivan County, Indiana.Hugh L. Livingston, attorney for Nathan Hinkle submitted affidavit March 23, 1844 by Nathan Hinkle and himself concerning the date of birth of Nathan. Originally given as March 31, 1763. It was corrected to March 31,1757. This also appears to be in error perhaps due to copying as the correct date has been established as March 31, 1759.The Daughters of the American Revolution named their local organization the Nathan Hinkle Post.Nathan Hinkle received a land grant jointly with brother Wendel from Governor Alex Martin in North Carolina for 250 acres of land on Abbotts Creek. No information of his disposal of this land shown, but his movements be checked by United States Census Records at Washington, D.C.In Rowan County, N.C. Census 1790; wife, a son, two daughters, and one slave.In Rutherford County, N.C. Census 1800; wife, two sons, and five (5) daughters. Four daughters under ten (10) years of age.In Cumberland County, Kentucky Census 1810: wife, two sons, and five daughters. Three under the age of ten.In Washington County, Indiana census 1820: wife, one son, five daughters. One under the age of ten. Oldest son, William had married and continued to reside in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Seven (7) children have been partially identified.