┌── Thomas Hinshaw │ 1757-1825 ┌── Ezra Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1783-1838 │ │ └── Rebecca Marshill │ 1762-1836 Reuben Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1809 │ ┌── Charles Hobson D: 1877 │ │ └── Phebe Hobson ──┤ 1783-1838 │ └── Sarah Beck M: Mary Newton ├── Emily Hinshaw (1837-1917) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Phebe H. Hinshaw (1840-1894) 1,2,3,4 ├── Mary Hinshaw (1843-1872) 1,2,3,4,5 └── James Newton Hinshaw (1850-1854) 1,2 M: Hannah White
|Reuben Hinshaw [ID 00110]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Reuben Hinshaw6,7,8,9 [Rueben Hinshaw3,8,10,11, Reuben Henshaw12, Reubin Hinshaw13].
Born 5-16-1809, Randolph County, North Carolina.3,4,5,6,7,9
At Cane Creek MM on 5-7-1814, Reuben & his brother Abijah were "received by request" of their father, Ezra.6
Reuben moved to Indiana in or before 1821, as he appeared in the 1821 Tax List of Bartholomew County, Indiana.12
He married Mary Newton, Jun 1 1836, Michigan.7,11 Mary, daughter of Col. James + Mary Newton, was born Feb 7 1813, Ohio.1,2,3,4,5,14
On Oct 1 1834 Reuben purchased 80 acres of land in Bartholomew County, Indiana.8 He was described in this land record as "Reuben Hinshaw of Bartholomew County, Indiana".8
At Mississinewa MM (Grant County, Indiana) on 7-23-1838, Reuben was received on a certificate from White Water MM, Indiana, "but he has married contrary to discipline so complaint is made to White Water. Disowned 10-18-1839."15
At the Whitewater MM (Indiana) on 6-26-1839, Rueben was disowned.10
On May 1 1839 Rueben purchased 160 acres of land in Cass County, Michigan.8 On the same day, brother Abijah also purchased land in the same county.8
Reuben and family were shown in the 1850 census, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan:3
Reuben and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Jul 12 1860), Little Prairie Road, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan:4
Rueben and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 3 1870), Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan:5
Mary died Feb 25 1873, Volinia, Cass County, Michigan; age 68 years 18 days.14,16 Medical: Mary died from "consumption"14,16 (tuberculosis).
Mary's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on May 6 1873:16
HINSHAW. In Volinia township on Tuesday, February 25th, Mary, wife of Reuben Hinshaw, aged 63 years.
Deceased has been a resident of this county since she was quite young, and after an illness of over two years with consumption, has passed away leaving a large circle of warm friends and acquaintances, by whom she will be very much missed.
He then married Hannah White.1,2
Reuben Hinshaw died Nov 30 1877, on his farm, Volinia, Cass County, Michigan; buried Cass County, Michigan.2,7,13,17 Medical: Reubin's death was recorded as due to jaundice13 (so presumably he actually died from liver disease).
Reuben's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on Jun 20 1878:17
Reuben Hinshaw, who was present at our last annual picnic, was summoned to the greater gathering around the Upright throne, Nov. 30th, 1877. He was born in Randolph Co., N.C.and at the age of nineteen his parents removed to Preble Co., Ohio, and then came to this County, and settled on Young’s Prairie in 1830, when there were not a dozen settlers in a circuit of as many miles. In 1841 he purchased and removed to his farm in Volinia on Sec. 36 where he died. His early career in Michigan was that of every pioneer who precedes civilization and its kindred comfort, and opens up the unbroken wilderness, and carves out his own fortune, where at his coming was only the grandeur of the wild woods. No roads, churches, school houses, marker or neighbors greet him in his primitive efforts at building a home for his wife and little ones; only wild beasts and savage Indians surround him as hew daily toils to construct his humble log cabin, and open up the clearing that shall soon become the highly cultivated farm of later years, when wealth and improvements surround him. Mr. Hinshaw was a quiet citizen, and an honest man, respected by all his neighbors.
A biographical sketch of Reuben Hinshaw was published in the "History of Cass County, Michigan", by Alfred Mathews18 (see scan below).
Photo: Biographical sketch of Reuben Hinshaw "History of Cass County, Michigan" 18
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