A Brief History of the HINKLE Family of Lyons, Ohio

      Around 1800, John HINKLE (1795-1853) and his father Samuel HINKLE (1762-1855) arrived in Ovid, Seneca Co., N.Y. from New Jersey where both John and Samuel had been born.    About 1819, John married Marcia WEED, daughter of Ephraim & Ester WEED.

      John and Marcia had the following children; Ira (1831), Ephraim (1823), Elmer (Elmon), Harriet (1831) and Sally (1833).    Marcia died in Ovid, NY in 1833.    Between 1833 and 1837, John next married Alvira HARTSHORN who was born in N.Y. in 1811.    They had children Jane (1838) Richard (1838), Martin (1843) and Louisa (1846). In 1837, John purchased the land in Royalton Twp. Fulton Co., Ohio.

Note: Martin Hinkle was in the Civil War. Click here to view a couple of his enlistment documents.

(Click here to read & see the original deed dated September 23, 1837.)
      John died July 1853.    His father Samuel died in 1855.    Both are buried in the Jordan (Edgar) cemetery in Lyons.

      Our next direct ancestor is EPHRAIM HINKLE, son of John and Marcia.    His first wife was Ruth Welch (Welsh)(1829-1849).    Ephraim and Ruth had two children, MELVIN (1846) and Mary Elizabeth (1848).    Ruth died April 16, 1849.

      Secondly he married Mary Susan HAUGHTEN (1829 - 1920).    They had children; Stephen Edgar (1853-1927) and Manley (?-1863).    Ephraim HINKLE died Nov. 15, 1867 and is buried in Lyons.    Ephraim built the farmhouse, which still stands in Lyons today.

      Stephan Edgar HINKLE married Hattie CASS. Their son, Ephraim C. HINKLE (1873 - 1904), married Georgia FERGUSON whose children were Kenneth and Ray. Large Photo of Ephraim C. Hinkle

      Next in line is Melvin HINKLE (1846-1924).    He married Hannah CARPENTER in Fulton Co., Ohio on Feb. 13, 1867.
(Click here to see Hannah's Obituary.)

   Melvin joined the civil war along with several cousins from the Lyons area.
See Melvin's Civil War documents and physical description.

      Melvin and Hannah had the following children; Cordelia (1869-1905), Arthur (1874-1878), James Louis (1878-1956), Ernest (1881-1943), LaVerne (1887-1956), Harry (1889-1941) and Ruth M. (1895-1928).

Photos of Melvin & Hannah HINKLE.

      Both of my grandparents, James Louis HINKLE and Mabelle HALL were born in Lyons and are buried there.    Many of the Hinkle family ancestors are buried in Lyons having been a part of the Lyons and Royalton Township history for the past 160 plus years.

By Lou Jacobs, May 22, 2000

A second page of HINKLE Family Photos

A third page of HINKLE Family Photos
Click to see the 1917 Newspaper clipping reporting the HINKLE Family Reunion. This clipping contains another short history of the HINKLE Ancestors.
Melvin Hinkle, b. Apr 23, 1846 - d. Apr 8, 1924 married Hannah Carpenter Hinkle, b. Oct 1, 1849 - d. Feb 7, 1925.
James Louis Hinkle, b. Sep 22, 1878 - d. Aug 11, 1956 married Mabelle Hall Hinkle, b. Aug 13, 1880 - d. Aug 9, 1956.
Click to see their Marriage Record and their Wedding Day photo and two other photos taken earlier.

In the 1894 picture, but not identified are:
    Mr & Mrs Hank RETAN, Mr & Mrs Will ATWOOD & Bessie ATWOOD; Mr & Mrs Elvin METCALF & Charles METCALF; Mr & Mrs Albert EDGAR; Mr & Mrs Charles HINKLE & Hattie, Ethel & Sylva HINKLE;

    Mr & Mrs C C NOBLE & Nina NOBLE; Mr & Mrs Stephen HINKLE & Liva, Burt, Genie & Homer HINKLE; Mr & Mrs Berman RICHARDSON & Goldie RICHARDSON; Mr & Mrs Melvin HINKLE, Louis, Ernest, Harry & LaVerne HINKLE; Mrs Salem HARTSHORN; Mrs Sally GANNON,; Irs SMITH; Fannie BLAINE; Opha MANN and Stephen MANN.

The 2nd man on the left in the front row is believed to be Herbert H. (Bert) Hinkle. He was identified because of his missing fingers on his right hand. The understanding is that he lost them by crawling underneath a railroad car on his way to school in Toledo.
(Info supplied by Charlie Hinkle,

Hannah Carpenter Hinkle - b. Oct 1, 1849 - d. Feb 7, 1925
James Louis Hinkle, b. Sep 22, 1878 - d. Aug 11, 1956
Melvin Hinkle, b. Apr 23, 1846 - d. Apr 8, 1924
Melvin Hinkle was in the Civil War from Fulton Co., Ohio - his name is on the Memorial in Wauseon, Ohio. The photo was from the early 1920's and was taken in front of a car dealership or farm implement sales store.

      Lou Jacobs,, contributed the photos of the HINKLE family in Lyons, Fulton County, Ohio.   More photos and articles will be added in the future. More information and photos of the HINKLE, HALL, CARPENTER and JACOBS families can be seen at:

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Below are links to other sets of web pages that I have posted.
Jacob MISER Family History
Samuel WIGGINS Family History
Early Schools of FULTON County, Ohio
BEULAH United Methodist Church
MCCONNELL Family History
BITTIKOFER Family History

Lyons Ohio History
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