John Hinshaw

                                           ┌── Jesse Hinshaw
                                           │    1720-1797 
                       ┌── Jesse Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1770-1846      │
                       │                   └── Abigail Marshall
                       │                        1724-1806 
John Hinshaw ──────────┤
B: 1803                │                   ┌── Jacob Marshill
D: 1868                │                   │
                       └── Mary Marshill ──┤
                            1773-1806      │
                                           └── Margaret Cypert
M: Fornibee Richardson

John Hinshaw     [ID 00100] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 5-26-1803, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6  

John was a Methodist preacher.1,7  

He married Fornibee Richardson, Nov 19 1823, Chatham County, North Carolina.4,7,8,9  

A marriage bond was recorded for John Hinshaw & Fornibee Richardson on Nov 19 1823, Chatham County, North Carolina.8  Fornibee was born about 1804, North Carolina.7,10,11  

John and Fornibee were shown in the 1850 census, Chatham County, North Carolina, as follows:10

John Hinshaw, age 48, born in North Carolina; preacher; $350 real estate.
Pheraby [unclear] Hinshaw, age 46, born in North Carolina.
Alvania Witherington, female, age 29, born in North Carolina.
Living next door was brother Ira.12  

John and Fornibee Hinshaw were again shown in the 1860 census (Jul 12 1860), Mud Lick, Chatham County, North Carolina:11

John Hinshaw, age 57, born in North Carolina; farming; $500 real estate; $805 personal property.
Feriba Hinshaw, age 56, born in North Carolina; domestic; cannot read or write.
Benj Way, age 15, farming; attended school.
Grace Way, age 13.

John Hinshaw died Oct 20 1868.7  

Fornibee died 1874.7  

A short biographical sketch of John Hinshaw was published in "The Fruit of the Vine - A History of Methodism in the Southern Piedmont" by Peter R. McGuire (Parkway Publishers, Inc., 2001):13

Hinshaw, John
(deceased 1868)

John Hinshaw followed William McCoin's brief, but mysterious one-year stay in the Davidson Circuit.  He was elected Elder in 1847, at which time he was assigned as superintendent to the Guilford Circuit.  In 1848, Rev. Hinshaw went to the Randolph Circuit, where he served for a year before returning to the Guilford Circuit in 1849.  Rev. Hinshaw then served the Davidson Circuit from 1850-1851 and the Randolph Circuit from 1852-1853.  

In 1854, Rev. Hinshaw returned to the Davidson Circuit for one more year, where he worked with future Davidson Circuit superintendent, Jacob Guyer.  Rev. Hinshaw then remained inactive with the exception of a brief tenure on the Yadkin Circuit in 1859.  Conference records indicate that Rev. Hinshaw left the ministry for unknown personal reasons.


  1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  2. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  3. "Hinshaw Chart and List" (1/1/68) by Ralph Edward Pike, from "Family Records of Morgan Co., Ind.", Public Library of Mooresville, Morgan Co., Indiana (LDS microfilm 1509501).
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  5. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  6. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  7. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  8. "North Carolina Marriage Bonds" fiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  9. "North Carolina Marriages to 1825" (
  10. 1850 census, Upper Regiment, Chatham County, North Carolina; roll M432-624, page 383A, line #12, dwelling #476, family #477.
  11. 1860 census, Mud Lick, Chatham County, North Carolina; page 311, line #10, dwelling #596, family #569.
  12. 1850 census, Upper Regiment, Chatham County, North Carolina; roll M432-624, page 383A, line #15, dwelling #477, family #478.

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