Born December 1846, in Jennings County, Indiana, the second son of John Hinds and Eliza Mace, of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Sampson attended neighborhood school until the war broke out, when he joined Company E, 82d Indiana Infantry, Federal service, and was afterwards transferred to Company H, 122d Indiana Infantry. During the war his people had moved to Iowa, where he joined them in 1866, and took a three years’ course of study at the Leon High School. Afterwards he commenced reading law with Judge J. W. Harvey, of Leon, where he was afterwards admitted to the bar. In May 1873, he married Miss Jennie M. Rankin, of Dexter, Dallas County, Iowa, and in the fall moved to Lincoln County, Kansas, where he commenced practicing his profession. In 1874 he was elected county attorney for the above county, and held that office for four years. His wife dying in August 1877, he married Miss Luella A. Gilkison, of Terra Haute, Indiana, in March 1889. Mr. Hinds practiced law at Lincoln until the fall of 1884, when he was elected judge of the Fourteenth Judicial District in Kansas, which position he held for four years, moving in April, 1889, to Muskogee, where he now resides. By his first marriage, Mr. Hinds has two children, Warren C. and Jessie M., now at college at Muskogee. By his second marriage he has four children, Jessie G., Franklin J., Homer C. and Atta M. Mr. Hinds is a man of fine personal appearance, five feet six inches in height and weighs 210 pounds. He is a lawyer of considerable ability and experience. His firm is known by the title of Hinds & Jackson, and these gentlemen have an extensive practice in the United States courts of the Indian Territory.
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