MICHAEL W. HINKLE, farmer; P. 0. Springfield. Michael Hinkle, son of John and Mary A. (Way) Hinkle, was born
in this county May 29, 1834. He was married, April 28, 1859, to Alice S. Dean, daughter of Alexander and Margaret
Dean; they have had eight children, viz., John, Elizabeth S., Mary A., Alexander D., Susan W., Alice D., Sarah
R. and Margaret J., all living except Alice, who died when but 2 years old. Mrs. Hinkle was born in Orange, Essex
Co., N. J., Aug. 29, 1835; her parents were natives of New Jersey, and came to Ohio and to Clark County about the
year 1847; Alice was left an orphan when about 10 years old, by the death of her mother, and again by the death
of her father in --. Michael Twinkle's parents were married in Lancaster Co., Penn., Jam 20, 1832, and came to
Ohio and to this county in 1833, with his (John's) parents, and bought and settled on some 700 acres of land, which
is now owned by their heirs. Of John and Mary Hinkle's nine children, but six are now living - Michael W., Rebecca
J., Mary P., Ellen H., John R. and Emma J.; the other three, Susan W., Margaret A. and Sarah, have gone to the
spirit land - Susan, Oct 25, 1833; Margaret, Jam 3, 1839; and Sarah, Jan. 25, 1843. Rebecca was married, May 2,
1858, to Elijah S. Kame; Emma was married, Feb. 28, 1878, to Leslie Stratton, brother of Mrs. John R. Hinkle. Mrs.
John Hinkle, the mother of Michael, John R., etc., is the daughter of Michael and Susan (Mayse) Way; they came
to Ohio in 1840 and settled in this county. John Hinkle died Feb. 3, 1877; his death was a great loss, not only
to the family, but to the community. During his life, he made provision for his family, leaving them well to do;
he not only provided for them financially, but left them rich morally.
History of Clark County, Ohio
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