Person:Asahel Hinman (1)

  1. Asahel Hinman1742 - 1825
  • HAsahel Hinman1742 - 1825
  • WMary Hinman1749 - 1842
m. 22 Dec 1768
  1. Rhoda Hinman1774 - 1822
Facts and Events
Name Asahel Hinman
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 13 Mar 1742 Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 22 Dec 1768 to Mary Hinman
Death[2] 25 Sep 1825 Warrick, Indiana, United States


In 2004, Gary Boyd Roberts wrote that Asahel was the son of Jonas of Newark, New Jersey, and Mary Hinman's ancestry was unknown. The only source given is a reference to "Michael J. Wood of London" that indicates that perhaps Wood made some new findings. That name isn't Google-able. However, every other reference online follows the trail from the cemetery (the source of those dates is unknown, however) to the birth record for Asel, b. 13 Mar 1742 in Goshen, son of Samuel. Samuel seems to be Jonas's brother, and Mary is usually then listed as Jonas's child, so the theories aren't far off. But it remains unclear whether Roberts had a more reliable source than the cemetery or whether that information post-dates his 2004 column.

Early sources (i.e. They Came to Warrick Co, IN; Genealogy of the Puritans by R.R. Hinman) also show that Samuel's father was James, and that he was born in Southbury, Connecticut. To the extent this is mentioned in later sources, they note that the Goshen records show his birth as son of Samuel.

  1. Goshen Vital Records, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.

    HINMAN... Asel, twin with Asher, son Samuel, b Mar 13, 1742

  2. 2.0 2.1 Hinman Cemetery [1], in Marsha's Warrick Web.

    Hinman, Asahel b. Mar 23, 1742 d. Sep 25, 1825 , Revolutionary War Soldier in both the Continental Regulars & the New Jersey State Militia. DAR National Line #219687. The body of Asahel Hinman was disinterred and the gravesite and D.A.R. headstone was relocated to Maple Grove Cemetery in 1970. The new burial site is in the old section in the Hinman Family plot.

  3.   Asabel Hinman [2], in Patriot Graves.

    Asabel Hinman, the son of Samuel Hinman and Mary [--?--], was born 13 MAR 1741/42 in Goshen, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He died 25 SEP 1825 in Warrick Co., Indiana. ... Ref: Roster of Soldiers & Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana. 1938
    {Text contains several errors, including that first wife was Rachel McGill and that daughter Rhoda had no issue}

  4.   Roberts, Gary Boyd. "Royal Descents, Notable Kin, and Printed Sources: An Assortment of Famous Actors"
    [3], December 17, 2004.

    Rhoda was the daughter of Asahel Hinman and his certain cousin Mary Harris Hinman, whose ancestry, however, cannot be traced. Asahel Hinman, who died in Warrick Co., was a son of Jonas/Jonah Hinman (b. 1700 in Stratford, Conn.) and Elizabeth Ward, of the New Jersey family (a line much studied by Michael J. Wood of London). Jonas was the son of Edward Hinman, Jr., and Hannah Burroughs...