Biographical Sketch of John H. Hinkle
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JOHN H. HINKLE, one of Todd County’s intelligent and enterprising young farmers, was born December 12, 1849, in White County, Tenn. He is the third of four children, two boys and two girls, born to Isaac N. and Martha C. (Holland) Hinkle, natives of Georgia and White County, Tenn., respectively. The father was of German and the mother of Welsh-English descent. The father moved first to Tennessee and then to Christian County, Ky., about the year 1854. Two years later he moved to Todd County, where he was very successful. He died in 1874, at about the age of sixty years. He was the son of John and Sara (Smith) Hinkle, natives respectively of Germany and England. Subject’s mother was the daughter of John and Mary (Lewis) Holland, of English and Welsh origin. Subject received a fair common school education; was reared on a farm; lived with his parents during their lifetime; moved where he now lives in December, 1879, and purchased 106 acres of land, seventy-five of which are in a good state of cultivation. His house is located about one-half mile off Pilot Rock. With the exception of one year, 1883, engaged in the mercantile business at Greenbriar Station, Tenn., Mr. Hinkle has always been connected with farming. By his integrity, good management and industry, he has made life a success and is a highly respectable citizen.