James Hinton, Col.

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James Hinton, Col.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Knightdale, Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Silent Retreat (unmarked grave), Knightdale, Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hinton and Grizelle Hinton
Husband of Delilah Hinton
Father of Martha "Patsey" Bryan Whitfield

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About James Hinton, Col.

Captain in the Wake County Regiment of Militia - 1775-1776 Major in the Wake County Regiment of Militia - 1776-1780 Lt. Colonel in the Wake County Regiment of Militia - 1780 Colonel in the Wake County Regiment of Militia - 1780

James Hinton was elected to the NC House of Commons from Wake County in 1781, 1782, 1784, 1785, 1786, and 1788. He was elected to the NC State Senate from Wake County in 1793. James Hinton was born c. 1750 in Johnston County, the son of John Hinton, Sr. and Grizelle Kimbrough. James Hinton married Delilah Hunter in 1773, daughter of Theophilus Hunter of Wake County, and they had four sons and two daughters. He died on 6/12/1794 at his home - Silent Retreat - in Wake County, NC. more at link: http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/patriot_leaders_nc_james_hinton.html

"The largest landowner in the early days of Wake County (then Johnston County) was the Hinton family... The Silent Retreat, home of Col James Hinton & Delilah Hunter. The Silent Retreat plantation (cir 1775) was located south of town on what is now Poole Rd, exact location not found. This plantation may have had up to 7000 acres and support of 36 slaves." Information about additional Hinton plantations at link: http://www.knightdalehistoric.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/plantations3.pdf

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James Hinton, Col.'s Timeline

1750
1750
Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
1775
July 25, 1775
Age 25
Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
1794
June 12, 1794
Age 44
Knightdale, Wake County, North Carolina, United States
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Knightdale, Wake County, North Carolina, United States