From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 343, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM HINCHMAN is a native of Cabell County, West Virginia, a son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH (SYMMS) HINCHMAN; is of English and Irish descent, and was born August 1, 1830. The father of MR. HINCHMAN was taken prisoner by the rebels in war time for expressing himself politically, and was cast in the rebel prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, and there remained until his death. MR. HINCHMAN received such education as the common schools of Virginia were capable of bestowing. He gained the information that the Northern States were fast becoming more prosperous than the Slave States, and consequently, on the 13th of October, 1854, came to Princeton Township and began settlement on Section 29, where he now lives and owns 270 acres of choice land. MR. HINCHMAN was married, December 18, 1856, to MISS RHODA NORDYKE. Seven children have been born to them viz., JOHN, ELIZABETH E., JAMES, MARY, WILLIAM, ANNA and ALBERT. MR. HINCHMAN, in early life, learned the carpenter's trade, and the same has since been of much service to him, as the buildings on his farm indicate. For twenty-five years he has made bee-keeping a specialty, and has become noted as one of the most extensive bee-keepers in Indiana. In 1860, he was elected Township Trustee, and served one term, and in 1877 received the nomination on the Democratic ticket for County Treasurer, but was defeated in the election."