+-- 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 +-- Phebe H. Hinshaw, 1840-1894 +-- Mary Hinshaw, 1843-1872 +-- James Newton Hinshaw, 1850-1854 M: Hannah White
|Reuben Hinshaw     [ID 00110]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
(Reuben Hinshaw)2,93,a,217    (Rueben Hinshaw)48,a,b,c    (Reuben Henshaw)d    (Reubin Hinshaw)e
Born 5-16-1809, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,93,217,c,f,g
At Cane Creek MM on 5-7-1814, Reuben & his brother Abijah were "received by request" of their father, Ezra.2
Reuben moved to Indiana in or before 1821, as he appeared in the 1821 Tax List of Bartholomew County, Indiana.d
He married Mary Newton, Jun 1 1836, Michigan.93,b    Mary, daughter of Col. James + Mary Newton, was born Feb 7 1813, Ohio.198,205,c,f,g,h
On Oct 1 1834 Reuben purchased 80 acres of land in Bartholomew County, Indiana.a    He was described in this land record as "Reuben Hinshaw of Bartholomew County, Indiana".a
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."50
At the Whitewater MM (Indiana) on 6-26-1839, Rueben was disowned.48
On May 1 1839 Rueben purchased 160 acres of land in Cass County, Michigan.a    On the same day, brother Abijah also purchased land in the same county.a
Reuben and family were shown in the 1850 census, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan:c
Mary's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on May 6 1873:i
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.205,198
Reuben Hinshaw died Nov 30 1877, on his farm, Volinia, Cass County, Michigan; buried Cass County, Michigan.93,205,e,j    Medical: Reubin's death was recorded as due to jaundicee (so presumably he actually died from liver disease).
Reuben's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on Jun 20 1878:j
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 Mathewsk (see scan below).
Photo: Biographical sketch of Reuben Hinshaw "History of Cass County, Michigan" k
2. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
48. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 1, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
50. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 3, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
93. "Family of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshill, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, N.C.", by Thomas W. Marshall (Washington D.C., 1945, a typewritten manuscript), from the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington D.C.) "Marshill Family Genealogical Records 1700-1900", microfilm #0876559, item 5, in the LDS FHL.
198. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
205. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
217. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
(a) U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
(b) "Michigan Marriages", http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
(c) 1850 census, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan; page 735, line #12, dwelling #1701, family #1718.
(d) Bartholomew County, Indiana 1821 Tax List, as extracted from the 1879
"Atlas of Bartholomew County", J. H. Beers & Co.; USGenWeb Archives.
(e) Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
(f) 1860 census, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan; page 382, line #19, dwelling #1264, family #1276.
(g) 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 262, line #21, dwelling #223, family #224.
(h) Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
(i) Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
obituary of Mary Hinshaw; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
(j) Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
obituary of Reuben Hinshaw; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
(k) "History of Cass County, Michigan", by Alfred Mathews; Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1882; http://www.ancestry.com.
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