Biography of Mitchell W. Hinsdell
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Hinsdell, Mitchell W., Saint George, was born in Saint George, Vt, on April 3, 1844. He was a son of Giles S. and Rebecca (Hoose) Rinsdell. His paternal grandfather was Jacob Rinsdell, of Canaan, Connecticut, who settled in Saint George in 1830, on the farm which is now occupied by Mitchell W. Hinsdell. Jacob Hinsdell was the first man to be married in the town of Saint George. His wife was Hannah Cook, by whom he had a family of four children, Giles S., Norman, Cornelia, and George. Of these children Giles S. always resided in Saint George, and was a farmer. He had a family of eight children, Oscar, Edgar, Orson, Hannah C., Anna, Seymour, Mitchell W., Norman B. Mitchell W. Rinsdell enlisted in September, 1864, in Co. K, 17th V. I., and served in the late War of the Rebellion. He participated in the battle of Petersburgh and was honorably discharged in June, 1865. He represented his town in the Legislature in 1879, '80, '81 and '82. His maternal grandparents were Barnabas and Polly (Lincoln) Hoose, pioneers of Burlington, Vt.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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