I recently found this on my ggg-grandfather Samuel Hinckley.
His grandson Hervey E. Munger, son of Sophia Hinckley and Harmon Munger is listed here with his sister Herma Ella Munger.
Also, I recently spoke to an adopted daughter of Hervey and his second wife who was also named Herma Ella. She is 96 years old now, and was able to confirm this information.
The information here was compiled/written approx. 1873;
SAMUEL HINCKLEY, ESQ. Fairfield
Samuel Hinckley was born July 20, 1803, in Barre, Worchester County, Massachusetts. His father, Judah Hinckley, died when Samuel was sixteen years old. He had eleven children, eight sons and three daughters. Seven of the sons are now living.
Samuel, the subject of this sketch, attended school winters and worked out four summers after his father’s death, when he married Miss Sarah Dewitt of South Hadley, February 1, 1827, and removed to Genesee County, New York, remaining there until he came to the wilderness of Michigan, in 1834.
He moved into a house with Rev. Mr. Carpenter, who entertained four families in a log house eighteen by twenty-four feet. Seven families listened to the elder while he preached upon the holy Sabbath.
Mr. Hinckley cleared thirty acres for another man in order to pay for his own cabin, entered for him by Daniel Scott. They have had seven children. Sarah S, and Sophia J. are both dead, while Sophia’s orphan children are with Mr. Hinckley, namely Herma E. and Hervey E. Munger. The remaining five – Samuel, born January 7, 1833; Francis, July 4, 1836; Fanny, December 23, 1840; Charles, July 19, 1842; John, April 9, 1844 – are living. Mr. Hinckley, after suffering all the privations of any early settler comes out with a fine farm, well stocked, and is now clearing one hundred dollars per month on his dairy.
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