Joseph Hinkle was born on November 10, 1827, in Marietta, Pennsylvania. Parents are unknown at this time. He married Nancy Jane Cook on October 22, 1849. She was born on February 2, 1833, in Pennsylvania. Her parents were Hugh Cook and Hannah Aiken. Joseph fought in the Civil War (Union). He was mustered in 7 Nov 1862 in York, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a private in the 166th Pennsylvania Drafted Militia, Company B.
Notes for Joseph and Nancy Hinkle taken from A History of Carroll County, Indiana, by Odell, written in 1916:
“Joseph Hinkle’s parents died when he was a mere lad and he was bound out to a man by the name of Mouck, where he learned the shoemaker’s trade, at which he worked in Pennsylvania before he came west. In the fall of 1856, during the presidential campaign in which Buchanan was elected, Joseph Hinkle came with his wife and four children to Indiana. They landed in Delphi and from there proceeded to the home of Hugh Cook, now a part of the G.W. Shanklin farm, where they spent the winter. Later they moved to a farm near Burlington, owned by Harrison Gwinn. Joseph Hinkle followed shoemaking and farming. After having cultivated the Gwinn farm for some time he moved to the Rinker farm of one hundred and sixty acres and then kept a hotel in Burlington. Still later he was in business in Rossville and then moved to Cutler, where he spent his last days. Joseph and Nancy J. (Cook) Hinkle were the parents of twelve children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.”
In 1870, Joseph is listed as a farmer. In 1880, he is listed as a grain dealer. Joseph died on January 31, 1897, in Cutler, Indiana, at the age of 69. His wife, Nancy, died one year later at the age of 65. They were buried at Ball Hill Cemetery in Cutler, Carroll County, Indiana.
Obituary: The Delphi Weekly Times, Delphi, Indiana, Page 1, February 5, 1897.
After months of intense suffering the long and useful life of Joseph Hinkle comes to an end and he goes to try the realities of another world. Joseph Hinkle was born in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1827. He died January 31, 1897, age sixty-nine years, two months and twenty-one days.
On October 22, 1849, he was married to Nancy J. Cook, by which union twelve children were born to them: six sons and six daughters. The widow, eleven children and twenty-eight grandchildren still survive him. The youngest, an estimable young lady and a devoted Christian, preceded him two years ago to her heavenly home.
The surviving children are: Wesley Hinkle of South Bend; Mrs. McDonald of Crawfordsville; Anderson Benson Hinkle of Moran; James Hinkle of Iowa; William, Milton, Wilson B., Mrs. John Draper, Mrs. (Doctor) William Trobaugh, Mrs. W.L. McCarty and Miss Anna Hinkle of Cutler and vicinity.
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Year: 1860; Census Place: Burlington, Carroll, Indiana; Roll: M653_246; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803246 Name: Josep Hinkle [Joseph Hinkle] Age: 32 Birth Year: abt 1828 Gender: Male Birth Place: Pennsylvania Home in 1860: Burlington, Carroll, Indiana Post Office: Burlington Dwelling Number: 933 Family Number: 933 Occupation: Servant Personal Estate Value: 900 Household Members: Name Age Josep Hinkle 32 N J Hinkle 27 John W Hinkle 10 W E Hinkle 8 A M Hinkle 6 J C Hinkle 4 Joseph Hinkle 2 M J Hinkle 1
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Name: Joseph Hinkle Gender: Male Age: 35 Birth Year: abt 1827 Enlistment Date: 24 Oct 1862 Enlistment Place: York, Pennsylvania, USA Muster Date: 7 Nov 1862 Muster Place: York, Pennsylvania, USA Rank: Private Unit Type: Infantry Regiment: 166th Pennsylvania Drafted Militia Company: B https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UPA0166RIX
Year: 1870; Census Place: Democrat, Carroll, Indiana; Roll: M593_301; Page: 512B; Family History Library Film: 545800 Name: Joseph Hinkle Age in 1870: 44 Birth Year: abt 1826 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Dwelling Number: 106 Home in 1870: Democrat, Carroll, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Occupation: Farmer Male Citizen over 21: Y Personal Estate Value: 600 Inferred Spouse: Nancy J Hinkle Inferred Children: Jno W Hinkle William E Hinkle James C Hinkle Household Members: Name Age Joseph Hinkle 44 Nancy J Hinkle 38 Jno W Hinkle 20 William E Hinkle 18 James C Hinkle 14 Anna M Hinkle 16 Joseph M Hinkle 12 Matilda J Hinkle 10 Ida May Hinkle 7 Anderson B Hinkle 9 Hannah E Hinkle 6 Wilson Hinkle 3 Sarah Hinkle 8/12
Year: 1880; Census Place: Democrat, Carroll, Indiana; Roll: 267; Page: 172B; Enumeration District: 020 Name: Joseph Hinkle Age: 53 Birth Date: Abt 1827 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1880: Democrat, Carroll, Indiana, USA Dwelling Number: 145 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital status: Married Spouse's name: Nancy J. Hinkle Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Occupation: Grain Dealer Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Joseph Hinkle 53 Nancy J. Hinkle 47 Anna M. Hinkle 26 Milton J. Hinkle 22 Matilda J. Hinkle 21 Anderson B. Hinkle 19 Hannah E. Hinkle 15 Wilson B. Hinkle 13 Sarah B. Hinkle 11 Effie L. Hinkle 6
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