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Old Chester, PA: Biographical Sketches
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
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.
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.
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.
Hinkson died, July 30, 1844, aged 52 years.
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