Wednesday, May 6, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Parents in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Joseph Hinton, Jr.; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Joseph Hinton, Jr., age 22; then serving in Company K of the 15th Regiment; payments made in 1864 and 1865 on behalf of his parents in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 25 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Joseph Hinton, age 72; father
  • Sarah Hinton, age 56; mother

Joseph Hinton, Jr. (1843-1917) was born at Robbinston, Maine, son of Joseph Hinton, an immigrant from England, and Sarah Elizabeth (Lesure) Hinton of Robbinston, Maine.

Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil War: Joseph Hinton, Jr.
  • age 19 at time of enlistment on 1 November 1861
  • native of and living in Robbinston, Maine; a laborer
  • 5' 6/3/4" tall, with light complexion, grey eyes and light hair
  • mustered in 16 December 1861 at Augusta, Maine, for a period of 3 years
  • rose from private to corporal; service in Company K of the 15th Infantry
  • left service at Charleston, South Carolina, on 5 July 1866; honorable discharge

Maine Civil War Enlistment Papers 1862-1865: Joseph Hinton, Jr.
  • age 21; gave occupation and residence as farmer in Robbinston, Maine, at the time he volunteered for a 3-year period on 8 February 1864 - though I don't know if he had a chance to return home between his enlistments.
  • sworn and subscribed at Fort Livingston, Louisiana, on 8 February 1864

Maine Marriages, 1771-1907 - Intention of Marriage
  • Mr. Joseph Hinton and Miss Sarah M. Trimble given a certificate on 18 September 1869 after indicating an intention to marry - Cyrus Balkam, town clerk.

Maine Marriages, 1771-1907:  Mr. Joseph Hinton and Miss Sarah Trimble - this entry is crossed out, but there must be another, as the index indicates the marriage occurred on 19 September 1869 - unless it actually occurred at another time. Perhaps the marriage happened in an adjacent town.

From the 1870-1910 US Censuses - Joseph Hinton, Jr. lived and farmed in Robbinston, Maine; he and Sarah had several children.  

Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 - death record of Sarah M. (Trimble) Hinton (abt 1845-1913)
  • Sarah died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 11 August 1913 at Robbinston, Maine
  • daughter of William Trimble and Sarah (McCreedy) Trimble, born in Ireland Scotland respectively.

Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921 - death record of Joseph Hinton, Jr. (1843-1917)
  • Joseph died on 12 December 1918 at Robbinston, Maine
  • cause of death: Exhaustion 3 days, Pneumonia 2 days

  • died of pneumonia on 12 December 1918 at Robbinston, Maine
  • buried on 15 December 1917 in the Picnic Hill Cemetery at Robbinston, Maine - presumably the cemetery now called Brewer Cemetery
  • next of kin: Hebert Hinton, presumably Joseph's son Herbert Alvin Hinton (1876-1954)
  • date of enlistment: 1 November 1861
  • date of discharge as a corporal: 5 July 1866
  • service in Company K of the 15th Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry

If you have information on the family of Joseph Hinton, Jr., please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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