Biography of John J. Hinman


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Hinman, John Jay, was born in Mannsville, N. Y., September 12, 1843, a son of Joel Hinman (born in 1808). Joel Hinman, a tanner by trade, was in business at Mannsville until his death, October 1, 1849. His wife was Eunice Wheeler, born in Ellisburgh; they had five children, three of whom are now living. John Jay was educated in Mannsville and engaged as a clerk when a boy, afterward engaging as traveling salesman for the Iron Clad Manufacturing Company of New York city, and after ten years became business manager, which position he held until his death September 9, 1886. January 17, 1864, he married Mary Brown Chase; they had two sons: Bertrand C. born October 22, 1868, educated in Polytechnic Institute, and graduated in 1890 from Columbia College, also taking a post-graduate course at Columbia College. He is the inventor of a chemical process for extracting gold from refractory ores, known as the Bromine Recovery Process. John Jay, jr. born November 11, 1873, educated at Brooklyn in private schools, is a photographer by trade.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898