History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties,
Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).
Hiram Hinkle, farmer, was born in Butler County, Ohio, in 1836, the son of
Joseph and Elizabeth (Debolt) Hinkle.
The father, of German stock, was born in Pennsylvania in 1788, and
in youth went to Butler County, Ohio, there married and lived, one of the
pioneers of that county, and died in 1883.
He owned 160 acres of land.
The mother, born in Butler County, Ohio, died in 1858.
Twelve of seventeen children are living.
Our subject, the youngest, was educated in the public schools, and
left home after he was of age.
In 1857 he married Ellen Green, a native of England, born in 1839.
Their children are Charles, Sarah J., Joseph, Albert and William.
He moved to Randolph County, Ind., the next year, and bought his
farm of eighty acres.
He lived there thirteen years, and in 1876 sold and came to
Hamilton County, Ill, and bought 260 acres, where he settled and has since
His wife died in 1872, and the following year he married Sarah J.
Hmapton, born in North Carolina in 1854.
Their children are Laura, Clara, Lizzie, Lillie, Edward and Amanda.
He has a good farm, ornamented with good buildings.
He is a Republican, and first voted for Lincoln.
He is a Methodist, as is his wife also.
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