Thomas Zachariah Hinton

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Thomas Zachariah Hinton

  • Birth 29 Jan 1789 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 6 Nov 1863 Florida, USA
  • Burial Madison County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 44151386

Thomas Zachariah1 Hinton,was born in Abbeville District South Carolina on 29 Jan 1789. He married Frances Hughey "Fannie" on 27 Aug 1808.

Near Abbeville, S.C. stood in 1939, the old hew log house in which Thomas Zachariah Hinton and Fannie Hughey, his wife began house-keeping. It is said this was the only home ever owned by Thomas Zachariah Hinton, while a resident of South Carolina, It was interesting to note the marvelous preservation of this old buildings There they lived reared their children and built for themselves the honored name they lived to enjoys

In 1862, Thomas Z. Hinton and his family moved to Florida. Perhaps his reason for making the change was for two reasons; first, the War between the States was being prosecuted to such an extent in South Carolina as to render his activities as a farmer and carpenter hopeless and second his move was perhaps prompted by the desire to be near his children who had emmigrated to "The Land of Flowers," some years before. Be that as it mays be settled in Taylor County, Florida, just across the Madison County line and in the same vicinity of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs Jas P. Martin, and Emory and Frances Vann. Here he built his home and cleared sufficient land to cultivate some crops. By the early spring of 1864. he became disatisfied in Florida and longed to return to his old home and friends in South Carolina. Before he could complete his plans for his return he died suddenly and was buried in the Old Walker Cemetary, in the south western part of Madison County.

The Hintons were of sturdy English stock. Muscular and humble they were the type which added character to any community. In every war when the call for volunteers was made, the name of Hinton will be found almong those who offered their services and many- who donated their lives.

Thomas Zachariah Hinton, in his religeous view was a Universalist, being one of the organizers of the first ohuroh of this denomination in Abbeville during the early 1830's. His son, Samuel S. Hinton, who had emigrated to Madison County, Florida during the Territorial days of Florida, brought the religeous faith of his father with him and is credited with the honor of being the first person to plant the seed of this religeous creed in Florida.

(Carlton Smith 1939).

Thomas died on 6 Nov 1863 at Madison Co., Florida, at age 74. His body was interred at Madison Co., Florida, at Old Walker Cemetery.

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From Abbeville, Dis. S. C. to Fla. in 1862

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  • Maintained by: Richard Vann
  • Originally Created by: Jim In Washington
  • Added: 10 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44151386
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Zachariah Hinton (29 Jan 1789–6 Nov 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44151386, citing Henderson Cemetery, Madison County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Richard Vann (contributor 47226927) .