Hinchey A Pioneer family’s Legacy in the Town of Gates


Hinchey: The family Legacy is more than Hinchey Road





The Hinchey family legacy is more that Hinchey Road in the Town of Gates in Monroe County, NY. Throughout the history of this quintessential American community, which began with the arrival of pioneer families in the early 1800s as they settled the Phelps and Gorham land purchase, the Hinchey name – and especially that of Franklin Hinchey – is found throughout the official town documents and in the records of the Gates Presbyterian Church, the local school districts and community organizations.  He and his family were certainly “giving back” before that became a modern-day phrase.

The Gates Historical Society and Gates Town Historian William A. Gillette have collaborated with John M. Robortella, past editor of the Gates-Chili News and the author of several local history books, on this history to provide a modern-day reminiscence of the Hinchey family.

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