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HINDMAN (HYNDMAN), JAMES:
JAMES HINDMAN was born Feb. 28, 1775 in County Antrim, Ireland and died Feb. 25, 1841. He entered the Lancaster County PA Militia on 9 Jan 1777 as a substitute for one Hugh Cunningham. HINDMAN served as a Private in Captain Brouch's Company, Colonel Fox's battalion, General Putnam's Command. The troops, on this term of service, marched to Rocky Hills, new Jersey, where HINDMAN remained until March 1777 when his term of enlistment expired. He was drafted for two months service from 19 Nov 1777 until January 1778 where again his term of enlistment expired. Then 4th Class PRIVATE HINDMAN served under Captain Robert McKee's Lancaster Militia, 3rd battalion, under Colonel Lowry from 24 Apr 1778 to 24 Aug 1778. From 19 Apr 17779 to 15 Oct 1779, hindman was a Private 1st Class in Militia in Captain McKee's Company, where he performed garrison duty at Middletown, PA. As a substitute for James Scott, he served tow additional months militia under Captain McCullough, beginning September 1781. JAMES HINDMAN was honorably discharged on 1 Nov 1781. On 13 Mar 1789, HINDMAN was granted a tract by land patent in Mifflin Township (now Jefferson Hills), Allegheny County, PA. On 19 May 1801 he purchased "Bayardly," which consisted of 201 acres, from James Wrenshaw. While a resident of Jefferson Township, Allegheny County, PA, he made application on 16 Feb 1832 for a pension based upon his military service. His place of burial is the HINDMAN family graveyard in Jefferson Hills which is all that remains of "Bayardly" today. On 19 May 1991, JAMES HINDMAN was honored during a special service by the Pleasant Hills American Legion.
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