Phillip Hinkle was a soldier from the German province of Hesse-Hanau Erprinz.
Coming through Canada to America in Dec of 1776 as part of British General John Burgoyne's Army, Phillip was captured and taken prisoner by the Americans near Albany, New York on Oct. 17, 1777 and eventually transported to prisoner barracks in Albemarle County, Virginia. Phillip deserted the Albemarle Barracks June 20, 1780.
He was 28 years old at the time and made his way to the Shenandoah Valley, reaching a well established German settlement near Harrisonburg, Virginia. There he blended in with his countrymen, thus escaping recapture by the British. It is believed that soon after his escape Phillip opted to join the Americans and fought with the Rockingham, VA Militia.
Phillip married a Pennsylvania girl by the name of Barbara Fulmore (daughter of Lewis Fulmore) on April 5, 1782 at Peaked Mountain Church in Rockingham Co., VA. Phillip later moved to Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and lived in a community called "Unus" (near Frankford). He owned and operated a store until his death on June 28, 1835.
The couple had six sons: Philip born in 1787, Samuel born 1789, Jacob born 1786, John born 1785, Samuel born 1793 and Abraham born 1802. The couple had three daughters: Clare HINKLE Shirley born 1792, Polly HINKLE Branc born 1796 and Elizabeth HINKLE Correll born 1803.
The names Philip, Jacob, Samuel and John are common in successive Hinkle generations. Phillip died at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Correll and was buried at the McClintic Family Cemetery, Williamsburg District, Greenbrier Co, VA (WV) in 1835.
Phillip Hinkle BIRTH 15 Aug 1751 Frankfurt am Main, Stadtkreis Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany DEATH 28 Jun 1835 (aged 83) Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL McClintic Family Cemetery Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA MEMORIAL ID 60148597 ·
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