Reuben Hinshaw

                                     ┌── 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: 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

Rueben Hinshaw, age 41, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1000 real estate.
Mary Hinshaw, age 37, born in Ohio.
Emily Hinshaw, age 13, born in Michigan; attended school.
Pheobe Hinshaw, age 11, born in Michigan.
Mary Hinshaw, age 7, born in Michigan.

Reuben and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Jul 12 1860), Little Prairie Road, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan:4

R, Henshaw, age 51, born in North Carolina; farmer; $2500 real estate; $100 personal property.
Mary Henshaw, age 47, born in Ohio.
Emily Henshaw, age 22, born in Michigan; teacher (school).
Phebe Henshaw, age 20, born in Michigan.
Mary Henshaw, age 18, born in Michigan; attended school.
C. Chistin, age 19, born in Pennsylvania; farm laborer.

Rueben and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 3 1870), Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan:5

Henshaw, Reuben, age 61, born in North Carolina; farmer; $8000 real estate; $1700 personal property.
Henshaw, Mary, age 57, born in Ohio; keeping house.
Henshaw, Emily, age 33, born in Michigan.
Henshaw, Mary, age 26, born in Michigan.
Newton, Joanna, age 52, born in Ohio.
McDonald, Aaron, age 17, born in Ohio; farm laborer.
Roper, John E., age 20, born in Indiana; farm laborer.
Monroe, Ezra, age 19, born in Michigan; farm laborer.

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

DIED

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)Photo: Biographical sketch of Reuben Hinshaw "History of Cass County, Michigan" 18


Sources

  1. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
  2. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  3. 1850 census, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan; page 735, line #12, dwelling #1701, family #1718.
  4. 1860 census, Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan; page 382, line #19, dwelling #1264, family #1276.
  5. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Volinia Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 262, line #21, dwelling #223, family #224.
  6. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  7. "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.
  8. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  9. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  10. "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.
  11. "Michigan Marriages", http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
  12. Bartholomew County, Indiana 1821 Tax List, as extracted from the 1879
    "Atlas of Bartholomew County", J. H. Beers & Co.; USGenWeb Archives.
  13. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.idc?UniqueID=201283.
  14. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.idc?UniqueID=110281.
  15. "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.
  16. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    obituary of Mary Hinshaw; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
  17. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    obituary of Reuben Hinshaw; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
  18. "History of Cass County, Michigan", by Alfred Mathews; Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1882; http://www.ancestry.com.


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