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John Hinkson

John Hinkson

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

John Hinkson (1835, 40-42), son of John and Abigail (Engle) Hinkson, was born in Nether Providence, July 27, 1792. By occupation he was a farmer. Early in life he took prominent parts in the political affairs of the county. In 1820, he was captain of the Delaware Troop of Horse, and in the fall of 1814, the Troop was stationed at Marcus Hook, Camp Gaines, at which time Captain Hinkson was a private in that organization.

In 1821, he was steward of the County House, the grounds of which then included much of the present Media. In 1825, he was elected Sheriff, his commission being dated October 17, of that year, serving until October 22, 1828. In 1831, he was a Director of the Poor, and April 23, 1834, was commissioned Prothonotary, Clerk of the Courts, Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, serving until July 9, 1836. In that year he was nominated on the Democratic ticket to the Legislature, in which body he acceptably served during the session of 1836-7, but declined a renomination. September 5,1842, he was elected a director of the Delaware Mutual Insurance Company and held that position at the time of his death.

He retired to his farm in Chester township, on part of which the Chester Rural Cemetery is located. For several years before his death he was in feeble health.

John Hinkson died, July 30, 1844, aged 52 years.






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