The Adair County News, July 17, 1901

The old homestead where Gov. J. R. Hindman and his brothers and sisters were reared, is an old time double log building, located on Big Creek, near Milltown. It is in a fine state of preservation and was built about one hundred years ago. It is a typical "old Kentucky home" with beautiful shade trees and evergreens about the yard, and as fine water as flows can be found there. Mr. Alexander Hindman, the father of Gov. Hindman, was one of Adair county's best citizens, and for his neighbors and friends the latch string was at all times on the outside of the door.

In speaking of the old home last Monday, in answer to a question put by an insurance agent, Gov. Hindman said: "That house was never insured nor was its door ever locked." It is now the residence of the youngest son, Mr. Charley Hindman, and like his father and older brother, he keeps an open house.

[James Robert "J. R." Hindman (1839-1912), the oldest child of Alexander & Margaret Walker Hindman, served as Lieutenant  Governor of Kentucky 1883-1887 under J. Proctor Knott. Afterwards, he generally was accorded the elevated honorific of "Gov." Upon his death in 1912, his remains were interred in the Columbia City Cemetery.]


Over One Hundred Years in the Family

The boundary of land, on Big Creek, known as the Alexander Hindman farm, now occupied by Charley Hindman, is perhaps the only tract of land that has been in the same family since it was entered, more than one hundred ago. It was entered at Greensburg, when Adair county belonged to Green [county], by Gov. J. R. Hindman's great-grandfather, who died on the place, leaving the land to his children, who occupied until the Governor's grandfather died. It then became the property of Alexander Hindman, father of Gov. Hindman, who reared his children there, his son Charley now owning it. It has at no time been out of the Hindman family. While it is an old farm, it is a good one, located on Big Creek, the freshets every year enriching the land.