NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Leonard Hinton was born and educated in England. He came to America when a young man to Montreal, Canada, and afterward to Albany, New York. He followed his trade of shoemaking for two years at Albany. He lived for a time at Rome, N.Y., and in 1842 located at Constableville, N.Y., where he opened a boot and shoe store and remained in business the rest of his life.
He married, at Albany, Mary Aikens, born in Ireland, daughter of Michael and Mary Aikens. She had brothers Patrick, John, Peter, Michael and William Aikens, and sisters Ann and Elizabeth Aikens.
Children of Leonard and Mary Hinton:
2. Helen, married Michael Donnelly, who died at Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they settled.
3. Susan, married Charles Myers; their daughter Nellie lives in Mineapolis.
4. Harvey John, mentioned below.
5. Francis, married Frances, daughter of Chester Munn (see Munn); Frances died suddenly, leaving one young daughter, and he then went to Minneapolis, where the child died, and he afterward died suddenly of heart disease, like the wife and daughter.
6. Mary, married Fred Taylor; resides at 3208 Aldrich avenue, South Minneapolis.
7. Agnes, married Henry Tippets, 46 Cottage Grove, Utica, N.Y.
8. James, married Caroline Halsted.
(II) Harvey John, son of Leonard Hinton, was born at Constableville, N.Y. March 5, 1844. He attended the public schools of his native town. In 1861, at the age of seventeen yeras, he enlisted in Company C, Fifty-seventh New York Regiment, and was mustered into service in October. The regiment was nine hundred strong, under the command of Colonel S. K. Zock. It was presented with a stand of colors by Chester A. Arthur, afterward president of the United States, in behalf of the merchants of New York City, when the regiment was at New Dorp, Staten Island. About Nov. 1, 1861, the regiment went to Washington and joined the Second Army Corps, Army of the Potomac in the command of General Sumner. The men received their first camp instruction at Camp California, two miles west of Alexandria, Virginia, where they remained until the army under General McClellan to Manassas Junction.
Leaving the army at this point, the regiment formed part of a reconnoitering party under General Stoneman and proceeded to Warrenton, Virginia, and, according to his official report of the movement to the War Department afterward, the commander did not look for their return except as prisoners of war. The regiment took part in the Peninsular campaign from beginning to end, under Mcclellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade and Grant. At the last of the war, part of the regiment re-enlisted in the Sixty-first New York Regiment. The regiment to which Mr. Hinton belonged took part in the following twenty-four battles: Fair Oaks, Gaines Mill, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristow Station, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Robertson Tavern, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Welden Railroad, First Deep Bottom, Fort Hill, Reams Station, Hatcher's Run, Crow's House, Five Forks, Sailors Creek, and eleven skirmishes of more or less importance, losing in all 431 killed and wounded, including four commanding officers. Mr. Hinton was wounded at Fredericksburg and at the Wildernes.
At the end of the war he returned to his native town and was admitted to partnership in the boot and shoe business of his father, with his brother Francis, and has been a prominent and successful business man since that time.
In politics he is a Republican. In Jan., 1898, he was appointed postmaster at Constableville by President McKinley, and he has been continued in that office to the entire satisfaction of the government and the public to the present time (1910).
He was a member of Post Mullen, G.A.R., until it disbanded, on account of lack of members due to losses by death. He is a member of the Pretestant Episcopal church, and has been vesryman for a number of years.
He married, Oct. 25, 1875, at Constableville, Rachel Marcy, daughter of George and Madelaine (Helett) Marcy, died Feb. 5, 1898. He married (second) Anna L., sister of his first wife.
1. Anna, born May 19, 1877; married Nelson P. Smith, of Hartford, Conn.; children: Milton Smith, born Dec. 18, 1899; Maynard Smith, April 2, 1903.
2. Blanche, born May 19, 1882; married Guy P. Wilcox, and had Keith Wilcox.
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