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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Darius F. D. Hinton

SOURCE: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois," Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1887


DARIUS F. D. HINTON. For a period of over thirty-three years the subject of the following history has been a resident of Newcomb Township, having come here in the spring of 1851. He is the owner of 243 acres of choice land which he has cultivated with marked success, and has brought about the improvements required by the first-class agriculturist. He has a fine dwelling, a good barn and all necessary out-buildings, and in has operations as a grain and stock-raiser, ranks among the best farmers of this county. He comes of an excellent family, being the son of Michael and Rachel (POFFINBARGER) HINTON, the former a native of Kentucky, of Scotch-Irish descent, the latter of Pennsylvania, and a descendant of substantial German ancestry. After marriage the parents of our subject located at Circleville, Ohio, whence they removed to Clinton County, Ind., and there spent the remainder of their days. Michael Hinton was a farmer by occupation and the parental household included six children.

Our subject was the third son and fourth child of his parents, and was born near Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, June 22, 1831. He was about two years old when his parents removed to Indiana. He was reared on the farm and received a limited education in the public schools. He was trained to habits of industry, laid his plans early in life, and determined to secure for himself a comfortable house and competency. In this he has succeeded, and his efforts have been conducted in that honest, upright way that has secured for him the confidence and respect of all who know him.

The marriage of Mr. Hinton took place in Clinton County, Ind., Oct. 22, 1851. The maiden of his choice was Miss Fannie, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (MCNULTY) ROWE, who were both natives of Ohio. The father died in Clinton County, Ind., in October, 1848, and the mother in Newcomb Township, this county, in December, 183. Of their eight children six were daughters. Mrs. Hinton was the eldest daughter and third child, and was born in Ross County, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1833.

Of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Hinton, fourteen in number, nine lived to mature years, namely, Michael L., William A., Jordan F., Winfield S., Jeanette, Rosa B., Minerva, Charles W. and Thomas A. Michael married Miss Nancy LUSTER and resides in Newcomb Township; William, also a resident of Newcomb Township, married miss Rosa SHOPPELL; Jordan married Miss Josie PARRETT and lives in Newcomb Township. Our subject has been prominent in the affairs of his township, holding its minor offices, and politically is an uncompromising Democrat.

In presenting in the pictorial department of this Album views of farm homesteads, it has been the object to select those of a representative character. Among these may be found a view of the residence and surroundings of Mr. Hinton.

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