COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA
SAMUEL HINDMAN was born March 22, 1818, in Chester
County, Pa., and is a son of Matthew and Sarah (Welsh) Hindman.
The senior Mr. Hindman was born in Ireland; came to America when quite young, and settled in Chester County, Pa., where he lived the balance of his life. He reared a family of eleven children, viz.: John O., Samuel, Matthew, Robert, Joseph R., Lucinda (Mrs. Wilson), Susan A. (Mrs. Robert Douglas), Martha J. (deceased), Elizabeth (Mrs. John Wright). The family were all members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hindman died before the late war, at the age of sixty-three years.
The subject of this sketch was reared in his native town, where he received a common-school education, and at the age of sixteen years was employed in a cotton factory. Five years later, he learned the trade of carpenter and millwright, then removed to Jefferson County, Va., where he helped to build an iron works, and later on, moved to Loudon County, that State.
Mr. Hindman was married in 1846, to Barbara Hosttler, of Jefferson County, Va., and has had born to him seven children, five of whom grew to maturity, to-wit: Matthew J., Joseph W., John W., Sarah E. (Mrs. John E. Tribbey, of Virginia), and Emma (Mrs. R. R. Guvaghmey.)
Mr. Hindman entered the army in 1862, as quartermaster, and was in the battles of Ballís Bluff, second Manassas, and in many of the battles of the Shenandoah Valley. He was taken prisoner at Harperís Ferry, and in the spring of 1865, after the surrender, returned to his home. In 1871 he migrated to Alabama, locating at Tuscumbia, where he has been engaged in the milling business ever since.
[SOURCE: Northern Alabama Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Smith and De Land, Birmingham, Ala. 1888., p. 438-9] Typed for inclusion here by Linda Ledlow.
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