An American Family History

Sarah Ann Yerkes Hinkle

Yerkes has also been spelled Gerkes, Gerckes, Jerghes, Jerghjes, Jurckes,Yercas, Yercks, Yerkhas, Yerkas, Yerkiss, Yerks, and Yerkus
Berkeley County, Virginia was created from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia in 1772. Jefferson County was formed from the county's eastern section. In 1863 Berkeley County became part of the new state of West Virginia.

West Virginia is located in the Appalachians and was originally part of Virginia. The capital and largest city is Charleston. It became a state during the Civil War and was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863.

Sarah Ann Yerkes Hinkle was born on March 26, 1817 in Jefferson County, Virginia which is now in West Virginia. Her parents were Josiah Yerkes and Sarah Lupton.

She married Anthony Hinkle (Hinkel) on December 17, 1846 in Logansport, Carroll County, Indiana. Anthony was the son of Anthony Hinkle and Barbara Ann Redenbaugh. He was born November 15, 1815 in Butler County, Ohio.

In 1840 the Anthony Hinkle family was living in St. Clair Township, Butler County, Ohio.

Anthony and Sarah's children included:
Barbara Jane Hinkle Mills (1842, married William F. Mills),
Eliza Hinkle Appleton (1849, married Josiah Appleton),
Josiah Hinkle (1842, married Malinda McCain),
Henry Hinkle (1854),
Ophelia Hinkle (1856), and
Isaac Hinkle (1858). 

Eliza Hinkle Appleton
photo courtesy of Lee Appleton

The family (Antony Heinkle) appeared in the 1860 census. They were living in Camden, Indiana. The family consisted of Anthony age 56 who was a farmer, Sarah age 54, Barbara age 12, Eliza age 12, Josiah age 8, Henry age 6, Ophelia age 4, and Isaac age 2.  Henry Hinkle age 55 was also living with them.

In March, 1861 they lost their two youngest sons Isaac and Henry.

The family (antney Hinkle) appeared in the 1870 census in Washington Township. The family consisted of Anthony (antney Hinkle) age 45 who was a farmer, Sarah age 42, Barbara age 21, and Isaiah age 20. Henry Hinkle age 65 and David Yerkes (Yerkis) age 49 were also living with them.

Sarah Ann died on May 22, 1866 in Carroll County, Indiana and Anthony died on August 14, 1874. They are buried together in Rock Creek Cemetery with their sons Isaac, Henry and Josiah and daughters Ophelia and Eliza.

Children of Josiah Yerkes
and Sarah Lupton

Eliza Yerkes Fox
William B. Yerkes
Mary B. Yerkes
Josiah Yerkes, Jr.  
Sarah Ann Yerkes Hinkle 
Catherine Yerkes Cline
David Henry Yerkes
Rebecca Yerkes Lenon 
Henry Clay Yerkes

Indiana became a state in 1819. The north was settled by people from New England and New York, the center by people from the Mid-Atlantic states and Ohio, and the south by people from Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.


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