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Vachel John Hinton

Male 1779 - 1873  (93 years)


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  • Name Vachel John Hinton  [1
    Alternate birth 12 Nov 1779  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Born 13 Nov 1779  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1873  Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Mount Carmel Cemetery, Axtel, Breckinridge, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I5749  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2019 

    Father Benjamin Hinton,   b. Abt 1760, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Apr 1821  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F2960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Nancy Mattingly,   b. 10 May 1790, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1813, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1810  Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Ann Nancy Hinton,   b. 26 Dec 1810, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1842, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Mary Ann Hinton,   b. 1812, Breckinridge County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1887, Bethlehem Academy, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F3985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [The origin of the document below is unknown to us. We think Vachel John Hinton was more likely born in or around 1779, and we're pretty sure there's no actual evidence for the name of his mother, but other than that it's interesting.]

      The Incredible Life of Vachel John Hinton
      Vachel John Hinton, November 12 or 13, 1771 - January 17, 1873

      Vachel John Hinton was born on November 12 or 13, 1771 in Maryland to his parents, Benjamin Hinton and Sarah Hopkins-Hinton. In 1791 Vachel arrived in Kentucky and settled in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Tragically, Vachel became completely deaf by the mid-1790s. He communicated for the rest of his life partly by writing on a slate that he carried around with him. Although he could not hear, he never lost the use of speech, but his articulation was much impaired by age.

      Mary Nancy Mattingly became his first wife on February 17, 1810 in Breckinridge County. Mary was born on May 10, 1790 in Kentucky to James Barton Mattingly and his wife, Emma. This marriage produced three children, all girls: Ann Nancy Hinton, born on December 26, 1810; Mary Ann Hinton, born in 1812, and Mary Ellen, born on September 13, 1813. Sadly, Mary Nancy Mattingly lost her life on September 26, 1813 when her youngest daughter was not yet two weeks old.

      Waiting over three years to remarry, Vachel married Jane Elizabeth Mattingly on January 20, 1817. Ignatius Mattingly and his wife, Sarah Catherine Fowler-Mattingly were her parents. Jane was born in Kentucky about 1792. This marriage would produce a total of eleven children, all born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky: John, born in December, 1817; Sarah M., born in 1825; Joseph H., born on March 25, 1820; James, born on November 14, 1822; Catherine, born in 1824; Austin, born in November, 1825; Nancy, born in 1828; Allen L., born on December 15, 1829; Ezekial, born in 1831; William, born in 1834, and Elizabeth, born in 1836.

      On January 17, 1873, Vachel John Hinton died at 102 years of age in the county he had help settle in 1791, that of Breckinridge County, Kentucky. His obituary described him as a devout Catholic who had for a number of years devoted much time to prayer. He was buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery (once called St. Anthony) in Axtel, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. He left seventy-three children and grandchildren.

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      Much more on this Vachel Hinton here. Among other things, confirms Ann Hinton as a daughter, by his first wife.

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      1847: The heirs of Benjamin Hinton (d. 1821), Daniel Hinton, Darcas & James Wilson, and Vachel Hinton, authorize Austin Hinton to be their attorney, to sell land in Fleming County. Also mentioned are Sallie Hinton Trimble Handly, her husband Handy Handly, and Hezekiah Hinton.

      Deed Book 28 pages 199-201

      Power of Attorney for heirs of Benjamin Hinton
      Daniel Hinton
      Darcus & James Wilson
      Vachel Hinton

      Fleming County, Kentucky

      11 Sep 1847

      Whereas Benjamin Hinton, son and heir at law of Vachel Hinton, departed this life many years since, leaving as his children and heirs at law to wit: Daniel Hinton, Vachel Hinton & Darcus Hinton, and whereas after the death of said Benjamin Hinton, his said father, Vachel Hinton departed this life leaving as his heirs or devisees among others the aforesaid heirs of Benjamin Hinton dec'd and whereas the said Vachel Hinton died seized and possessed of a tract of land in the county of Fleming in the State of Kentucky and left a considerable portion of personal property to be distributed to is heirs or devises and whereas Sally Trimble formerly Sally Hinton one of the heirs or devisees of said Vachel Hinton dec'd having married one Handy Handly, did together with her said husband, sell and dispose of all her interest and title in and to said real & personal estate of said Vachel Hinton to the above named Daniel Hinton & in pursuance of the direction of said Daniel Hinton she the said Sally and her said husband Handy Handly conveyed to Hezekiah Hinton the executor of said Vachel Hinton dec'd her interest & estate in and to said tract of land of which the said Vachel Hinton died seized as aforesaid, but the purchase money in said deed specified still remains unpaid and is now due from said executor to the said Daniel Hinton, therefore, know all men by these presents that we the said Daniel Hinton, Darcus Wilson (above named Darcus Hinton) and her husband James Wilson and Vachel Hinton as heirs at law and representatives of said Benjamin Hinton deceased having and reposing especial trust and confidence in our nephew Austin Hinton, do hereby authorize and empower him to sell and dispose of and convey all out title interest and estate in and to said tract or parcel of land of which the said Vachel Hinton died seized & possessed in said county of Fleming Kentucky or to any and all other land & real estate which the said Vachel Hinton held or was entitled by deed, bond, contract or purchase to such person or persons and for such price & consideration as he the said Austin Hinton in his sound discretion may think advisable hereby constituting him the said Austin Hinton our attorney in fact to act for us and use our names in the premises and also to demand collect by suit or otherwise and to receive from the proper person or authority any and all sums of money legacies or dividend of the personal estate of said Vachel Hinton deceased and we do hereby fully authorize and empower him our said attorney to collect demand and receive all sums of money or other articles of property due and coming to us from said estate of Vachel Hinton deceased and to act for us generally in the premises the same as we could were we personally present and the said Daniel Hinton especially authorizes the said Austin Hinton to collect demand and receive from the said Hezekiah Hinton or other person the purchase money due him by reason of the deed executed as aforesaid by said Handy Handly and wife, hereby ratifying and confirming all and singular the facts of our said attorney in the premises.

      In testimony whereof, we the said Daniel Hinton, Darcus Wilson, and her husband James Wilson, and Vachel Hinton do hereby unto set our hands and seals this eleventh day of September A. D. eighteen hundred and forty seven.

      Daniel his Xmark Hinton {seal}
      James his Xmark Wilson {seal}
      Darcus her Xmark Wilson {seal}
      Vachel his Xmark Wilson {seal}
      Witness Wm S. Lamb as to Daniel Hinton, James Wilson and Darcus Wilson

      State of Indiana Pevey County SS

      I William S. Lamb clerk of the Circuit Court and recorder of said County and duly authorized by the laws of said State to take acknowledgments of deeds & other instruments of writing do certify that this day personally appeared before me at my office in the Town of Rome in said County the within named Daniel Hinton, James Wilson and his wife Darcus Wilson who signed and sealed in my presence the within and foregoing instrument of writing and severally acknowledged the same to be their voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein expressed and the said Darcus Wilson being examined separately privately apart and from and without the hearing of her said husband acknowledged that she executed the same freely and voluntarily as her act & deed without any threats coercion or compulsion from her said husband and that she is still satisfied therewith.

      {Seal} In testimony whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of the circuit court of said county at Rome, this 11 day of September 1847

      Wm S. Lamb clerk

      Kentucky, Breckenridge Count Sct

      County Court Clerk office September 24th 1847. I Clenton McClarty deputy clerk of J. Allen clerk of the county court of the county aforesaid do certify that on this day the foregoing writing was duly acknowledged by Vachel Hinton to be his act and deed and the same is hereby certified to the proper office for record and deed and the same is hereby certified to the proper office for record. Given under my hand date above.

      Att Clenton McClarty DC for J. Allen C. B. C.

      Kentucky, Fleming County Sct

      I William T. Dudley clerk of the court for the county aforesaid certify that the foregoing Power of Attorney was this day received in my office, and the same with the official certificates hereon and this annexed is duly recorded in my office. Given under my hand this 13th day of August 1847.

      Wm T. Dudley clerk

  • Sources 
    1. [S3486] "William Lewis", gedcom by Joe Lewis.

    2. [S3484] Find a Grave page for Vachel John Hinton.

    3. [S388] FamousKin.com.

    4. [S1122] Notes and records of Francis X. Flinn (1953-living), great-great grandson of Henry Isaac Newton and Margaret Matilda Lewis.

    5. [S10] Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, compiled by Jordan Dodd, on ancestry.com.