Migrations Part 23: Rich and Hinman families

Update for JARIUS RICH on migrations list: (see Jairus Rich for a fuller version of the hunting story)

Not only known for his hunting skills, JARIUS RICH was involved in publishing the Eagle newspaper in Watertown. The history of the newspaper lists JARIUS RICH as owner and publisher with the following story and describes the fact that Rich had been a lawyer in Massachusetts before settling in Jefferson County:

"Of the Eagle and its conductors nothing more is known than has been stated. In January, 1812, JARIUS RICH, who had read law in Massachusetts and been admitted to practice, but whose license had been revoked in consequence of his participation in a broil in a justice's court, purchased the establishment from Coffeen, changed the name of the paper to the American Advocate, and continued in it until 1817. He appears to have been a man who had the courage of his convictions, who freed his mind when he had anything to offer, and who did not shrink from the consequences of his utterances. He was in the Advocate in 1813, when Com. Perry won his brilliant victory on Lake Erie, and naturally indulged in words of exultation. Referring to Perry's achievements he suggested that the "old cock," as he termed Com. Chauncey, then in command of the small fleet on Lake Ontario, ought to follow Perry's example. This enraged the Commodore, and he came straightway to Watertown. Entering the office of the Advocate he inquired for the editor. RICH told him he was the man. The Commodore then said he had come all the way from Sackets Harbor to obtain satisfaction, and proposed to cane him. Thereupon RICH seized the Commodore and pitched him headlong to the foot of the stairs. This ended the affair. "

JARIUS RICH was the father of HENRY RICH. HENRY was born about 1820 and died on 27 Nov. 1869. HENRY was a captain in the Civil War and is buried in the Arsenal Street Cemetery in Watertown, NY. In the 1850 census for Jefferson County, HENRY is listed with LUCY RICH, age 50, an innkeeper, both born MA and living in Watertown. The inn was called the Oakland House. Son, HENRY RICH, is age 30 and also listed as an innkeeper but in an 1855 Directory of Watertown he is the proprietor of the Tattersall Stables. LUCY would be the right age to be the wife of JARIUS RICH. In the 1820 census of Watertown, NY, JARIUS had two males 0-10 years; two males 26-45 years; and one female 26-45 years.

REUBEN HINMAN, brother of JUSTUS HINMAN, married POLLY GARDNER in New Hartford, Oneida Co., NY

REUBEN HINMAN was an early settler of Alexandria, Jefferson Co., having arrived about 1816. He may have married in Berkshire MA 1) to DASY PHITTIPAN on 27 Feb 1794. On 19 Dec 1854, ELIZA BRITTON of the Town of Orleans sold to REUBEN HINMAN of the Town of Alexandria for the sum of $900, land in Alexandria.

Children of REUBEN and POLLY HINMAN:

  1. DAVID HINMAN bc 1800
  2. REUBEN HINMAN Jr. bc 1802 d 27 May 1888 at 86 years 7 mos, Alexandria Bay, NY; buried Plessis Cemetery. Married MARIA H. (---), who was born about 1796 in NY. She died 1864 at 68 years in Alexandria, and buried in Plessis Cemetery.
    1. Children of REUBEN and MARIA HINMAN:
    2. MARY HINMAN bc 1830 NY
    3. JANE HINMAN bc 1832
    4. JOEL HINMAN b 23 Apr 1836 and died 20 Jan 1907; married SARAH A. BRIGGS, born 30 Nov 1840 and died 12 Aug 1899 in Alexandria; buried in Plessis.
      1. Children of JOEL and SARAH HINMAN:
      2. ANNA HINMAN b July 1871
      3. MINNIE HINMAN b June 1878
      4. CARRIE L. HINMAN b 13 June 1881 died 1896; buried in Plessis Cemetery
      5. RHODA HINMAN married ORA M. SNOW on 1 Mar 1893 Clayton NY
    5. SARAH HINMAN bc 1838
    6. CARRIE B. HINMAN died 1863 Alexandria and buried in Plessis Cemetery
    7. ELIHU HINMAN bc 1804 d 3 Dec 1874
  3. JOSEPH HINMAN bc 1806
  4. LUCINDA HINMAN bc 1808
  5. BETSEY HINMAN bc 1810
  6. CLOY HINMAN bc 1812
  7. PHOEBE HINMAN bc 1814

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