When James Law Hinkle was born on January 7, 1823, in Middletown, Ohio, his father, Joseph, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 30. He had 11 brothers and eight sisters. He died on August 24, 1896, in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, at the age of 73.
James L. Hinkle was the 10th of the 17 children of Joseph II and Elizabeth Hinkle was born in Madison Twp., Butler Co., Ohio. His son Ezra said he was the "funny man" of the family - had a great sense of humor. For instance, he would talk to the cat, for the entertainment of his children and grandchildren, then slyly pinch it's tail to make it answer. So, if your kids sometimes like to play practical jokes, you may lay it on "Grandpa Jim" - that did the same things a hundred years ago.
Ancestry Family Trees
Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001
Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James: