Maj. John Hinton

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John Hinton, II

Also Known As: "Maj and Col in Revolutionary War"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Chowan, NC, USA
Death: circa April 1784 (51-67)
Wake County, North Carolina
Place of Burial: Knightdale, Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. John Hinton and Mary Hinton
Husband of Pherebee Griselle Hinton
Father of Nancy Zipporah Bryan; Major John Hinton, III; Sarah "Sallie" Hinton; James Hinton, Col.; Alice Olive James and 2 others
Brother of Ann Nancy Alston; Hardy Hinton; William John Hinton; Malachi Hinton; Mary Hinton and 7 others
Half brother of Ann Nancy Alston

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About Maj. John Hinton

"In 1730, John Hinton settled in what would one day be called Knightdale in an area near the Neuse River, not far from where Hodge Road and Old Faison Road now intersect.

As more settlers arrived, the colonial government appointed Hinton to be the Justice of the Peace for Craven County. Eventually, Johnston County was carved out of Craven County in the 1750s and Wake County carved out of Johnston County in 1771.

When the American Revolution began, Hinton switched his allegiance to the colonials. He became a military leader and played a key role in the first battle of the American Revolution fought on North Carolina soil, the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. Hinton owned seven plantations in the Knightdale area, of which three are still intact: The Oaks, Midway, and Beaver Dam.",_North_Carolina

"Panther Rock House (cir 1743) is probably the first home of Col John Hinton and wife Grizelle Kimbrough. The house was located on the east side of the Neuse River some 2 miles south of the present Hwy 64 on land granted by the Earl of Granville.... The Square Brick house, home of Col John Hinton II & Grizelle Kimbrough. The Square Brick house (cir 1750) was built on the east bank of the Neuse River approximately 3.5 miles South of the Hwy 64 or Milburnie area. The general location was just north of the bend in the river and south of Poole Rd., across from his original first grant of land. The house burned down in 1786."

Will of John Hinton:

In the name of God Amen, I John Hinton, Senr. of Wake County and State of North Carolina, being of a sound mind and disposing memory, tho in low state of Health, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make constitute & ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

IMPRIMIS, It is my earnest will & desire that my Wife Grizeal Hinton shall after my death have the sole use and occupation of all my Estate Real and personal that I shall be possessed of at that time, during her natural life and no longer; and after here decease to be disposed of in the following manner, and that no Legacies be paid in money unless by the consent of my Wife, till her Death--

ITEM, I give and bequeath to my son John Hinton all the lands lying above Farmer's Creek that I am possessed of, to him, and his Heirs and assignees forever--And that my said Son John Hinton may enter upon, and take possession of said Land whenever he pleases--

ITEM, I give and bequeath to my Son James Hinton Ten pounds current money of the State of North Carolina--

ITEM, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Bryant Wife of Needham Bryrant a Negro fellow called Abraham or to her heirs and assignees forever--To receive him at my Death.

ITEM, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Lane Wife of Joel Lane ten pounds current money of the State of North Carolina.

ITEM, I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Alice James wife of John James ten pounds current money of the State of North Carolina.

ITEM, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth James wife of Thomas James ten pounds current money of the State of North Carolina.

ITEM, The land that I have in Johnston County I leave to be sold by my Executors, to discharge the aforesaid Legacies of ten pounds, that is to say not to be sold without my Wife's consent--

ITEM, I give and Bequeath all the remainder of my Estate Real & personal to my two Sons Kimbro and David Hinton; the Land equally to be divided between them by a dividing line' no regard being had to the quality of the Land, but to the number of acres, An East and West Course to be the dividing line-- The lower part to my son Kimbro with the Manor Plantation-- The upper part to my son David Hinton-- To them and to their heirs & Assigns forever-- Also my Personal Estate to be equally divided between the said David and Kimbro after their mother's death as before mentioned-- But in case on or both of my two last mentioned sons should die without issue (viz Kimbro and David), that the Lands that I have devised to them to be equally divided among all my surviving sons in fee simple-- And the personal Estate of the aforesaid Kimbro & David Hinton should one or both die without issue to be divided in equal proportion among all my Daughters then living-- of him that died--

ITEM, I constitute and appoint my Son John Hinton and James Hinton sole executors to this my last Will and Testament Revoking by this will all my former Wills and Testaments whatsoever--

LASTLY, it is my Will and desire that should my wife die before my sons Kimbro and David Hinton arrive at the years of discretion to manage for themselves, that the lands not to be rented and negroes hired out, but to remain upon the plantation and work the Land for the Benefit of my said two Sons viz Kimbro and David Hinton-- In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 9th of January A. D. 1784

John Hinton (Seal.)

In presence of:

   MARY (her X mark) POWELL (JURAT)

Note, before signing we observed the interlineations of-- all of him that died--David & Kimbro--

       JNO. BOUTIN,
       THOMAS GAY,
       MARY (her X mark) POWELL
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Maj. John Hinton's Timeline

Chowan, NC, USA
May 19, 1738
Age 13
Johnston County, NC
March 14, 1748
Age 23
Wake County, North Carolina, United States
Age 25
Age 25
Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
Age 33
Johnston Now Wa, NC, North Carolina
Age 35
Wake County, North Carolina, United States
October 16, 1770
Age 45
Wake County, North Carolina, United States
April 1784
Age 59
Wake County, North Carolina