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The Hinsons

I don't have a lot of information on the Hinsons. What we know begins with Rachel Hinson.

Rachel Hinson

In 1900, we find Rachel Hinson living with her children and their spouses in Wilmington, Delaware. According to the 1900 Federal Census, Rachel was born in 1850 in Maryland. She has three children, Charles (born 1875), Samuel (born 1880) and Lulu (born 1882). To-date, no additional information could be found on Charles or Lulu.

Samuel G. Hinson

Samuel G. Hinson was born in Delaware, in 1882. Living in Wilmington, Delaware, Samuel married Lena Mosley and had three sons, Sylvester (born 1897), Samuel Cornelius (born 1902) and DeWitt Thomas Hinson (born 1904). No additional information could be found on Sylvester, so he probably died shortly after his birth. By 1910, the family has moved to Egg Harbor, Atlantic County, New Jersey where Samuel worked as a farmer.

Samuel Cornelius Hinson

Samuel Cornelius ("Neal") Hinson was born February 16, 1902 in Wilmington, Delaware. Raised in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, he marries Mamie Finney in 1924. Neal is self-employed and resides in Atlantic City New Jersey. Sometime after 1950, he remarries Josephine McCurdy. He did not have any children from either marriage. Neal died in August of 1985 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Josephine died on March 11, 2000.

Note: Commonly known by the family as Neal, his name appears as Samuel Cornelius Hinson on his birth records. However, beginning with the 1910 Census, young Neal was listed as either Cornelius or Cornelius S. Hinson. After 1950, he starts using Neal on official documents.

DeWitt Thomas Hinson

DeWitt Thomas Hinson was born on February 22, 1904 in Delaware. He married Ella Corinne Williams and had three sons, DeWitt Jr., David and Donald.

DeWitt was a Master Mason in the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York (Carthaginian Lodge No. 47, Brooklyn, New York) 1 August 5944 A.L. 1944 A.D.

DeWitt Thomas Hinson, Jr.

DeWitt Thomas Hinson, Jr. served in the Navy. After leaving the Navy he ran a medical lab on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.

David Cornelius Hinson

David Cornelius Hinson also served in the Navy during World War II. He later worked as an engineer for Airborne Instruments Laboratory in Deer Park (Long Island), New York.

Donald Livingston Hinson

  • High School and College Athlete - Ran track (sprints and long distance) for Boys High in Brooklyn, New York and City College of New York (CCNY).
  • Education - Graduated the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med. Entered Officers Reserve Training as a 2nd Lieutenant.
  • Fraternal - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Eta Chapter
  • Military Service - Served as a 2nd and 1st Lieutenant in Korea, and then spent 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he retired as a Colonel.
  • Occupation - Research Chemist: Worked as the Head of Materials Testing Laboratory and Chemistry Laboratory for research and development in electronics at the Freed Transformer Company in Brooklyn, New York. On June 13, 1961, Donald L. Hinson and Robert B. Feuchtbaum, employees of the Freed Transformer Company, Inc., were granted U.S. Patent # 2988535, as co-inventors of a process for "Curing Epoxide Resins". The patent was later cited in the granting of 7 additional patents.
  • Masonic - Prince Hall Ashlar Lodge No 94

Today, some of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of DeWitt Jr., David and Donald still live in the New York City area. Others have dispersed as far away as Florida and Texas.

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Updated February 12, 2020
Donald L. Hinson, Jr.