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Male Josiah Hinckley Click to view Josiah Hinckley in the family tree Click to view Josiah Hinckley in the family tree

Josiah was born on January 24th, 1695 in Barnstable, Massachusetts and his baptism took place on January 15th, 1727 in Truro, Massachusetts.1 2   Josiah's father was Samuel Hinckley and his mother was Sarah Pope.  His paternal grandparents were Governor Thomas Hinckley and Mary Richards; his maternal grandparents were Thomas Pope and Sarah Jenney. He had seven brothers and four sisters, named Thomas, Seth, Samuel, Elnathan, Job, Shuball, Elnathan, Mary, Mehitable, Mercy and Mercy.  He was the second youngest of the twelve children.

1 Identifying Mercy, Wife of Thomas Hinckley of Harwich, Massachusetts, as Mercy (Bangs) (Hinckley) Cole
2 Wellfleet, Truro, & Cape Cod Vital Statistics. Section Two, Truro Baptisms 1711-1800 @ 28
Further sources/citations:
David Kew,,, Vital Records of Truro, Massachusetts to the year 1849, George Ernest Bowman, compiler