ALBERT G. B. HINKLE M.D.
ALBERT G. B. HINKLE, M.D., of 1300 Spring Garden street, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, was born in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania,
November 6, 1831, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (Walter) Hinkle,
late of Plumstead.
Casper Hinckle, the pioneer ancestor of the subject of this sketch,
came from Germany in the ship, “Neptune,” arriving at the port of
Philadelphia, September 24, 1754, and settled at or near Germantown.
Philip Hinckle, born in Germany, removed from “Crewsham, alias
Germantown,” to Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in 1766,
purchasing on December 16, 1766, of Robert MacFarland, 153 acres near the
present site of Hinkletown, on the Durham Road, between Gardenville and
Pipersville. He was a blacksmith by trade, and followed that vocation there for
a number of years. He later purchased considerable other land in Plumstead,
owning at the time of his death, in 1814, over 200 acres of land, and had
conveyed to his sons, Casper and Charles, each a farm prior to his death. During
the later years of his life he was the proprietor of an inn or tavern, at
Hinkletown. He was a member of Captain William McCalla’s company of
Associators in Plumstead in 1775, and later served in the Continental Line.
Philip and Mary Hinckle were the parents of five sons: Joseph; Casper,
who died in Plumstead in 1850; Charles, who died in 1819; Anthony, who died in
1815; and Philip. He had also six daughters: Catharine, wife of Joshua Richards;
Mary, wife of Jacob Holbush; Elizabeth; Margaret, wife of Samuel Beakes;
Barbara, wife of William Grove; and Ann.
Joseph Hinkle, eldest son of Philip, was the grandfather of Dr. Hinkle.
He married Ann Marshall, one of the nine daughters of Edward Marshall,
who made the one and a half days walk in 1737, that defined the purchase of the
land known as the “Walking Purchase.” Edward Marshall died in Tinicum
township, November 6, 1789, aged seventy-nine years. A full account of him and
his exploits with the Indians is given in this work in the chapter entitled “The
Walking Purchase.” Ann Hinkle was a daughter of the second marriage to
Elizabeth Mease, who died October 12, 1807, aged eighty years. Joseph Hinkle
died in Plumstead township June 24, 1821, aged fifty-six years.
William Hinkle, son of Joseph and Ann (Marshall) Hinkle,
was born in Plumstead township, and spent his whole life there as a farmer. He
died in July, 1860. His wife was Elizabeth Walter, daughter of Michael Walter,
Esq., for many years a prominent farmer and justice of the peace of Plumstead
Dr. Albert G. B. Hinkle was reared on the farm in Plumstead township,
Bucks county, attended the public schools of that neighborhood and finished his
elementary education at Point Pleasant Seminary, under the Rev. Dr. Hyde.
He studied medicine under his relative, Dr. James M. Ridge, then of
Tinicum township, later of Camden, New Jersey, now deceased, who was also a
descendant of Edward Marshall. Dr. Hinkle entered the Medical
Department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1857,
and practiced his profession in Philadelphia, until the summer of 1862, when he
was appointed assistant surgeon in charge of the transport, Daniel Webster No.
2, and served until taken sick with typhoid fever, when he was relieved from
service. On his recovery he resumed the practice of medicine in Philadelphia,
where he has since been in active practice.
Dr. Hinkle married in 1860, Emma Sevelenge Downie, of
Philadelphia, and they are the parents of two children: Sallie, wife of William
R. Warner, Jr., a prominent wholesale druggist and chemist of
Philadelphia; and William Marshall Hinkle, M.D., also a graduate of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Text taken from page 380-381
Davis, William W. H., A. M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
[New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed July 2002 as part of the
Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published September 2002 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at