Biography of John Hines
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Hines, John, was born in Ireland, September 12, 1839, and came to the United States when he was seven years old. His mother being dead, they first located in Easton. Washington connty, N. Y., where the boy attended school two winters. He afterwards attended school in the town of Schaghticoke, and then again in Easton, where he resided for some time. August 11, 1862, he enlisted in Co. I, 123d N. Y. Vols. This regiment was assigned for duty to the Army of the Potomac. Mr. Hines took part in all the engagements with his regiment, including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. After this battle they were transferred to the Army of the Uumberland, and were with General Sherman in his glorious march to the sea. In Atlanta Mr. Hines. in helping to take down a building, was injured severely by a timber falling on his head. He was in the field hospital afterwards in New Albany, Ind., and when convalescent obtained a thirty day furlough, which was extended thirty days. He was honorably discharged June 26, 1865. November 11, 1868, he married Mary A. Golding of Easton; they had four children: Mary E., Anna, John. jr., and Carrie E., deceased. Mary E. married Charles Rinehart of Washington county, N. Y. Anna married Garret Van Vrankin of Saratoga county, N. Y.; they have one son, John Chester. Mr. Hines is a member of Hartshorn Post, G. A. R., department of New York. The ancestry of the family was Irish on both sides.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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