Gen. Ephraim Hinman

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Gen. Ephraim Hinman

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
Death: December 11, 1829 (76)
Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
Place of Burial: Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon David Hinman and Sarah Hinman
Husband of Sylvania Hinman (French)
Father of Royal Rafe Hinman; John Hinman; Laura Hinman and Mary Hinman
Brother of Asa Hinman; Annis Hinman; David Hinman, II and Captain Benjamin Hinman

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About Gen. Ephraim Hinman

Publication Number: M804

Publication Title: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files

Publisher: NARA

Short Description: NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.

State: Connecticut

Veteran Surname Starts With: H

Veteran Surname: Hinman

Veteran Given Name: Ephraim

Pensioner Surname: Hinman

Pensioner Given Name: Sylvania

Service: Conn.

Pension Number: W. 17,999

Annotations: 9


White Oak Cemetery


New Haven County

Connecticut, USA

HINMAN, Gen. EPH'M, son of Deacon David and Sarah, was b. April 5, 175,'); when a young man he was a captain of a military company, quartermaster, and an assistant commissary general of issues in the war of the Revolution, and served to the close "of the war, in 17?3, as did two of his brothers, Lieut. Asa, and C'apt. Benjamin. After the close of the war, he was promoted by regular grades to the orfice of Major, Colonel, and Brigadier General, and served in the last post for 13 years. He was a man of quick perception, and of great originality of thought and expression. (Cothren, has given his biography in his late history of Woodbury.) He was a merchant for about thirty years, at Roxbury, (then a society of Woodbury,) where he at one period owned 10UO acres of land, which he held on to with a singular tenacity, yielding him but a trifling profit, while he was paying heavy taxes, and at last proved an unprofitable investment He was a gentleman of the old school, in the dressing of his hair, with pomatum and powder, and his attire was also that of former days, until within a few years of his decease. He was a member of the General Assembly several sessions, and received other appointments from the town. He d. Dec. 11,1829, aged 77. His wife d. at Hartford, Feb. 13, 1839, aged 77 years 11 months and 13 days. He m. while he resided at Southbury, Feb. 3, 1779, Sylvania, dau'r of William French, of Southbury ; she was b. March 1, 1761, and had four children, viz., John, b. and d. June IS, 17S1 ; Laura, b. May 14, 1783, m. and hada dau'r, (Henrietta,) both of whom soon after d. Oct. 2, 1810, aged 33 ; Royal R., was b. with the two above, in Southbury; Mary, was b. at Roxbury, Nov. 6, 1792, d. there July 16, 1820, single.

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Gen. Ephraim Hinman's Timeline

April 5, 1753
Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
June 18, 1781
Age 28
Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
May 14, 1783
Age 30
Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
June 5, 1785
Age 32
Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
November 6, 1792
Age 39
December 11, 1829
Age 76
Southbury, New Haven Co, CT
Southbury, New Haven Co, CT