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About Job Hinton

Job and Henrietta Hinton, crossed the plains in 1852, the father being captain of a train of fifty-two wagons, which, be it said to his credit, he piloted safely through without the loss of a single person, although they were frequently attacked by Indians. Some of the stock was sacrificed, but human life was preserved intact. The train was headed for California, but for reasons that have not been stated, they turned toward the western part of Oregon and settled in Lane county. Here the wisdom and courage of the father was manifested and very helpful in the solution of the many vexing questions that stand across the way of the early settler, and in meeting the many dangers that faced them on every hand. He was looked up to and beloved by all. Their confidence and affection were manifest in choosing him to positions of leadership and of trust almost continuously during his life time. His death was inexpressibly sad, he being shot in the prime of his life by his own son, who accidentally discharged a firearm with that awful effect, being one of those accidents that human wisdom can never compass, only bow to. Following this event of sorrow, the mother came to eastern Oregon to live with her son William, and who had preceded her to this region as early as 1864. She, too, has since been called to the realms of the life beyond.

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Job Hinton's Timeline

February 15, 1816
Franklin Co., Missouri
Age 20
Age 23
Franklin Co., MO
Age 31
Franklin Co., MO
April 1, 1858
Age 42
Monroe, Benton Co., OR
December 24, 1861
Age 45