Ambrose Milton Hincher

                                                    ┌── Thomas Jefferson Hincher
                                                    │    1846-1926 
                          ┌── James Allen Hincher ──┤
                          │    1883-1957            │
                          │                         └── Millie Ann Absher
                          │                              1861-1914 
Ambrose Milton Hincher ───┤
B: 1918                   │                         ┌── Samuel Reeves
D: 2008                   │                         │
                          └── Octavia Reeves ───────┤
                               1891-1958            │
                                                    └── Caroline Faw
M: Maude Lyons
   ├── Fred Milton Hincher (1939-2014) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Minnie Arlene Hincher (1941-) 1,2,3
   ├── Ray Von Hincher (1943-) 1,2,3,5
   ├── James Clyde Hincher (1945-) 1,2,3
   ├── Rachel Marie Hincher (1950-) 1,2,3
   └── Allen Lee Hincher (1960-) 1,2,3,6

Ambrose Milton Hincher     [ID 06930] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 4 1918, Wilkes County, North Carolina.1,2,4,7,8,9,10  

He married Maude Lyons, Apr 23 1938, Wilkes County, North Carolina.1,3,11  Maude was born Oct 8 1920, North Carolina.1,4,10  

Ambrose and family were shown in the 1940 census (May 9 1940), living with brother Sam in Edwards Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina:4

Hincher, Ambrose M., head-of-household, age 21, born in North Carolina; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Wilkes County, North Carolina; rented farm ($4/month rent); occupation: farming, farm.
Hincher, Maud, wife, age 19, born in North Carolina; completed 4 years of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Hincher, Fred M., son, age 10 months, born in North Carolina.
Hincher, Sam W., head-of-household, age 24, born in North Carolina; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Wilkes County, North Carolina; occupation: farming, farm.
Hincher, Mabel, wife, age 18, born in North Carolina; completed 6th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in rural Alleghany County, North Carolina.

On Oct 16 1940 Ambrose Milton Hincher, age 22, registered for the World War II draft in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina.  He declared he was born July 4 1918 in Wilkes [county], North Carolina, and was then residing on Route 1, State Road, Wilkes County, employed with the W.P.A. project.  He declared his relative/contact was his wife, Mrs. Maude Hincher, of the same address.  He was recorded as 5'10" tall, 155 lbs., blue eyes, blonde hair, light complexion.9  

In 1998 Maude (and presumably Ambrose) was living in/near Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina.10  

Maude died Dec 24 1998, buried Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery, 10399 Longbottom Road, Traphill, Wilkes County, North Carolina.1,10,12  

In 2000 Ambrose was living in Wilkes County, North Carolina.1  

Ambrose Milton Hincher died May 20 2008, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin, North Carolina; age 89.6,10,13  

Ambrose' obituary was published as follows:13

Mr. Ambrose Milton Hincher, age 89, of Hincher Road, Elkin died Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.  

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 23, 11:00 at Old Roaring River Baptist Church with Elder John Ervin Lyon and Elder Roger Tilly officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family will receive at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 Thursday night.  

Mr. Hincher was born in Wilkes County, July 4, 1918, to James Allen and Rachel Octavia Reeves Hincher.  He was a member of Old Roaring River Baptist Church.  

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hincher was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Lyon Hincher; four sisters, Minnie Royal, Oma Spicer, Violene Bowers, Izzie Butner; three brothers, Osco Hincher, Sam Hincher, and John Hincher.  

Mr. Hincher is survived by two daughters, Arlene H. Harris of Durham and Rachel H. Jordan and husband, Mike of North Wilkesboro; four sons, Fred M. Hincher and wife, Joyce of Elkin, Ray Von Hincher and wife, Judy of Summerville, SC, J. Clyde Hincher and wife, Jane of Beaufort, SC, Allen L. Hincher and wife, Sandra of New Bern; one brother, Albert Hincher of North Wilkesboro; 10 grandchildren, Randall D. Hincher, Kevin M. Hincher, Jody L. Hincher, Donna Harris Taylor, Kim Harris Cone, James E. Harris, Jr., Bradford V. Hincher, Lisa H. Philp, Jason C. Hincher, Caroline H. Wilson; 15 great grandchildren; a special family friend, Jospehine Crabb of Elkin.  

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 10399 Longbottom Road, Traphill, NC 28685.

(photo)Photo: Ambrose Milton Hincher 13

(photo)Photo: Ambrose Milton Hincher World War II draft registration card 9

(photo)Photo: Ambrose Milton Hincher & Maude Lyon gravestone Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Ambrose Milton Hincher & Maude Lyon gravestone Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Ambrose Milton Hincher grave marker Old Roaring River Baptist Church Cemetery 13

Social Security information for Ambrose Milton Hincher: 245-10-3172

Social Security information for Maude Lyons: 237-78-0879


  1. Contribution from Von Hincher.
  2. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  3. Fred Milton Hincher obituary.
  4. 1940 census, Edwards Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T627-2988, ED 97-6, page 17B, line #72, household #280.
  5. Contribution from Von Hincher.
  6. Contribution from Allen Lee Hincher.
  7. Contribution from Fred Milton Hincher.
  8. 1930 census, Traphill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina; roll T626-1728, ED 24, page 8A, line #19, dwelling #145, family #145.
  9. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947;
  10. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  11. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011;

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