SAMUEL HINTON was born December 20, 1843, in Simpson County, Ky.; his parents were Jesse and Sarah (Mayes) Hinton, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. The father died October 29, 1879, at the age of fifty-two; the mother is still living with her son Wesley in this county. Samuel Hinton came to this county in 1856, and settled in this district, where he has since resided; he was married May 10, 1863, to Elizabeth Bivin, a native of this county. Eight children were born of this marriage: Sarah E., William I., Atlas H., L. Thomas, Flora L., Rodolphus (deceased), Noah J. and Nettie B. Both parents are members of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Bivin Hinton is a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Bivin. The father died December 11, 1876, aged seventy-three years; Mrs. Bivin is living at the age of eighty years. They had ten children-five sons and five daughters. Of these children, four sons and four daughters still survive.