- 1763 - Birth - ; Articlave, Londonderry, Ireland (?)
- 28 APR 1846 - Death - ; West Franklin, Armstrong Co., PA
- 1792 - Moved - ; West Franklin, Armstrong Co., PA
James and Mary (McClellan) Hindman, were natives of Ireland who came to the United States about 1790*, first settling in Westmoreland county, Pa., and in 1792 purchasing a tract of 288 acres in what is now West Franklin township, Armstrong Co., Pa. Mr. Hindman made the first improvements on that property, and there he and his wife continued to live to the close of their long lives, James Hindman, who was born in 1763, dying April 28, 1846, in his eighty-third year, and Mrs. Hindman dying Aug. 22, 1856, in her ninety-first year. They led the life typical of those days. They not only had to clear their land before they could cultivate it, but had to depend upon their own exertions for many things now readily obtained. They grew flax, spun and wove the cloth needed for clothing for themselves and their family, and put up with many inconveniences incidental to life in a new country. In addition to general agricultural pursuits, Mr. Hindman raised stock, which he drove to market at Lancaster, Pa., and with the proceeds of his industry was able to purchase more land, buying the farm in West Franklin township now owned by A. M. Hindman and another in East Franklin owned by Burt and James Hindman. The old log house which he built was in time replaced by a more convenient dwelling and the latter in turn gave way to the modern residence now on the farm, a substantial house erected in 1881. James Hindman and his wife had a family of nine children, namely: Margaret, who married David Hall; Mary, who married Joseph Armstrong; John; George; James; William; Andrew; Nancy, and Mattie. Nancy and Mattie were invalids, and never married.
Source: Pages 582-583, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
* A SAR application seems to indicate that he immigrated earlier and served in the Revolutionary War.
First Dunboe Presbyterian Church in Articlave, County Londonderry, Ireland: Thechurch was started in 1663. A book published about members of the churchfrom 1663 to 1936 includes Hyndman and McClelland individuals. These individuals may be ancestors spelling Hindman differently and the reason for the middle name of Mary McClelland Hindman.