Biography of James Hibbins
Salem Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

JAMES HIBBINS is a native of this county, born Jaly 5, 1823. His parents, James and Mary (James) Hibbins, settled in Crawford Township about 1823. James and Nancy were their only children. The former was reared by his grandfather, John James, Sr., and was married March 1, 1849, to Sarah I. James, daughter of John James, Jr., and. the children of this family are: Mary E., Martha E., Henrietta A., Laura B., Edwin F., Nettie M. and Jessie R. Edwin F. died in infancy. Mr. Hibbins purchased forty four acres of land in 1852, and to this he has added by subsequent purchase till he now owns 174 acres, valued at $80 per acre. Upon his home farm is a fine flowing well, which adds materially to the value of the premises. Mr. Hibbins enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Fortyfburth Ohio National Guards, under Capt. Bravton, May 2, 1864, and served till September 2, 1864, being on duty at Snicker's Gap, Harper's Ferry, Hall Town Camp, Winchester and Berryville, being captured by Mosby's forces at the latter place. He subsequently returned to Winchester and from thence home. Mr. Hibbins was the first white child born in Wyandot County. He is an industrious farmer and well respected as a citizen. He entertains Republican views of political questions; his family is associated with the United Brethren Church.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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