Abijah Hinshaw

                                           ┌── Thomas Hinshaw
                                           │    1757-1825 
                        ┌── Ezra Hinshaw ──┤
                        │    1783-1838     │
                        │                  └── Rebecca Marshill
                        │                       1762-1836 
Abijah Hinshaw ─────────┤
B: 1812                 │                  ┌── Charles Hobson
D: 1878                 │                  │
                        └── Phebe Hobson ──┤
                             1783-1838     │
                                           └── Sarah Beck
M: Elizabeth Jones

M: Hannah Traverse
   ├── Phebe Hinshaw (1843-1844) 1,2
   ├── Lovina Hinshaw (1844-1870) 1,2,3
   ├── Sarah Jane Hinshaw (1846-1871) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Emeline Hinshaw (1849-1930) 1,2,3
   └── Mary Lovisa Hinshaw (1854-1929) 1,2,3,5,6

M: Susanna Mourer Crook

Abijah Hinshaw     [ID 00111] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 23 18123,7,8,9,10,11 [Jan 3 181212], Randolph County, North Carolina3,7,8,9,10,11.  

At Cane Creek MM, on 5-7-1814, Abijah & his brother Reuben were "received by request" of their father, Ezra.7  

On May 1 1839 Abijah purchased 80 acres of land in Cass County, Michigan.13  On the same day, brother Rueben also purchased land in the same county.13  

He married Elizabeth Jones, Jan 2 1840, Cass County, Michigan.1,12,14,15  Note that Abijah's sister Nancy married Steven Jones (relationship unknown).  

At Mississinewa MM (Indiana) on 12-18-1840, Abijah was disowned for his marriage contrary to discipline.16  

Elizabeth died childless about a year after their marriage.12  

He then married Hannah Traverse1,8,12,15,16 [Hannah Treverse15, Hannah Anderson17], Sep 1 18421,8,12,15,16, Porter Township, Cass County, Michigan1,8,12,15,16.  Hannah, daughter of Robert Traverse & Lavinia Camp, was born Dec 1 1822, Ohio.1,2,3,8,10,18  

Hannah was the sister of John Traverse, who married Abijah's sister Lydia.8  

Abijah and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 13 1850), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:10

Abijah Hinshaw, age 38, born in North Carolina; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Hannah Hinshaw, age 27, born in Ohio.
Lovina Hinshaw, age 7 [unclear], born in Michigan; attended school.
Sarah J. Hinshaw, age 4, born in Michigan.
Emeline Hinshaw, age 1, born in Michigan.
William Pegg, age 18, born in Michigan; farming; attended school.
Lovina Javers, age 18, born in Ohio.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of sister Nancy.19  

Abijah and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 13 1860), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:3

A. Henshaw, age 48, born in North Carolina; farmer; $7000 real estate; $1000 personal property.
H. Henshaw, age 37, born in Ohio.
Lovina Henshaw, age 15, born in Michigan; attended school.
Sarah J. Henshaw, age 13, born in Michigan; attended school.
Emeline Henshaw, age 10, born in Michigan; attended school.
Mary L. Henshaw, age 5, born in Michigan; attended school.
James H. Stamp, age 25, born in New York; farmer; $1100 real estate.
J. Jaquays, age 28, born in New York; farm laborer.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of sister Nancy.20  

Hannah died Jun 12 1869, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; age 46.1,2,12,17,18,21  Medical: Hannah died from consumption.18  

He then married Susanna Mourer Crook22,23,24,25 [Susan Crook26,27, Susannah Mourer1,24,28], Dec - 186922,23,24,25.  Susanna was born Apr 13 1832, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.23,24,25,26,27  Susanah had been previously married to William A. Crook, by whom she had two children, Harmon W. Crook24,26 and Bell (Crook) Alexander.24  

Abijah and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 19 1870), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:22,23

Hinshaw, Abijah, age 58, born in North Carolina; farmer; $10,000 real estate; $2500 personal property; married previous December.
Hinshaw, Susannah, age 38, born in Pennsylvania; keeping house; married previous December.
Hinshaw, Mary S., age 15, born in Michigan; attended school.
Crook, Sabelle, age 17, born in Ohio; attended school.
Crook, Harmon, age 13, born in Michigan; attended school.
Bennington [or Berminton - unclear], Gary [or Isrry - unclear], age 20, born in Indiana; farm laborer.
Living next door on one side in 1870 was the family of deceased sister Nancy;29 next door on the other side was the family of daughter Emeline;30 one more house away was the family of daughter Sarah.31  

On Jan 14 1878, "Susannah Hinshaw and Abijah her husband of Cass County in the state of Michigan" sold, through a quit-claim deed, 30 acres of land in Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.  The price was $45.71; sold to Jacob Rice.32  

Abijah Hinshaw died Jul 10 1878, Cass County, Michigan; buried Young's Prairie Cemetery, near Penn, Cass County, Michigan.2,8,12,33  Medical: Abijah died from lung disease.33  

Abijah's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on Jun 19 1879:12

Abijah Hinshaw, of Penn, was born in Randolph county, N.C., January 3rd, 1812.  He was brought by his parents to Preble county, Ohio, and there remained about one year, when Abijah and Reuben came on to Michigan and settled on the north side of Young’s Prairie in 1830.  He married his first wife, Elizabeth Jones, a sister of Mrs. John Nixon, January 2nd, 1840, and she died childless about a year later.  September 1st, 1842, he was married to Hannah Traverse, by Milo Powell, a Cass county pioneer, and to them was born five children, all girls; the eldest died in infancy, the next married Jas. H. Stamp, our popular and efficient sheriff; the next was the first wife of Martin Stamp, and the next is the wife of Joshua Johnson, and the youngest is Mrs. Rollin Alexander, the last two only are living.  Mrs. Hannah Hinshaw died June, 1869, and about a year after he married Mrs. Crook, who now survives.  Mr. Hinshaw died greatly respected, July 10th, 1878, in his 66th year.

Widow Susanah was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 21-22 1880), living with her son Harmon W. Crook (apparently from her first marriage) in Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:26

Hinshaw, Susan, age 48, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow; keeping house.
Crook, Harmon W., son, age 22, born in Michigan; father born in Maryland; mother born in Pennsylvania.
Crook, Mary E., wife, age 20, born in Michigan; parents' birthplaces unknown; keeping house.
Living two houses away in 1880 was the family of daughter Emeline.34  

Widow Susanah was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1 1900), still living with her son Harmon W. Crook in Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:27

Hinshaw, Susan, head-of-household, age 68, born Apr 1832 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow; 4 children, 2 living.
Crook, Harmon W., son, age 42, born Sept 1867 in Michigan; father born in Maryland; mother born in Pennsylvania; widower.
Crook, Don W., grandson, age 13, born Oct 1886 in Michigan; parents born in Michigan.
Living next door in 1900 was the family of daughter Emeline;35 one more house away was the family of deceased daughter Sarah.36  

Susanna died Jun 8 1904, Penn, Cass County, Michigan; buried Young's Prarie Cemetery, near Penn, Cass County, Michigan.24,25  

Susannah's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on Jun 14 1904:24

Mrs. Susannah Hinshaw

Mrs. Susannah Hinshaw died very suddenly at her late home west of Penn on late Wednesday evening, June 8, at about 10 o'clock.  Though for years an invalid she had for some years been considered by her friends to be in excellent health for her, she being able to perform the household duties.  She was about her work as usual during the day and retired apparently in her usual health but shortly after retiring the family was aroused by her violent coughing.  Neighbors were called and a physician summoned but before the latter could reach her she was past medical aid.  At first heart trouble was thought to be the cause of her death, but later it was determined that death resulted from a ruptured blood vessel in her head.  Her death came as a great shock to neighbors and friends.  

Susannah Mourer was born April 13, 1832 in Lancaster co., Pennsylvania, where she spent her girlhood days and at an early age united with the M.E. church.  In 1850 she was united in marriage to William A. Crook, who served in the civil war and died in a hospital in Washington D.C.  To this union were born two children, Harmon W., who has lived with and cared for his mother in her declining years, and Mrs. Bell Alexander of Wexford, Mich.  In January 1869, she was united in marriage to Abijah Hinshaw, whose death occurred in July 1878.  

For the last 39 years Mrs. Hinshaw had lived in Penn township.  She was of a retiring nature, devoted to the home and home duties, a devoted companion, self-sacrificing mother and grandmother and a kind neighbor and friend.  

Beside the son and daughter she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Levi Garwood of Brownsville, three grandchildren, and a large circle of other relatives and friends.  

Funeral services were held at the house Friday, conducted by Rev. A.A. Glovier, but on account of the daughter's inability to reach home in time for the funeral the burial service was postponed until 2 PM Sunday.  The family desire in this connection to express their appreciation and extend thanks for the aid and sympathy extended during the hour of bereavement.

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Abijah Hinshaw & Hannah Traverse Young's Prarie Cemetery (third wife Susanah Crook gravestone in-ground to the left) 21

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Susanah Crook Hinshaw Young's Prarie Cemetery 37


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. 1860 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; page 262, line #23, dwelling #380, family #380.
  4. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.idc?UniqueID=268535.
  5. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    obituary of Mary Lovisa Alexander; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
  6. Posting Jul 15 2003 by Nancy Rigggs () to ALEXANDER-L
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/gV.2ADEB/3239.
  7. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  8. "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.
  9. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  10. 1850 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M432-349, page 694, line #24, dwelling #1452, family #1465.
  11. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    1870 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; enumerated Sep 19 1870.
  12. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    obituary of Abijah Hinshaw; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
  13. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  14. "Michigan Marriages to 1825" (www.ancestry.com).
  15. "Michigan Marriages", http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
  16. "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.
  17. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.idc?UniqueID=199645.
  18. 1870 Mortality Schedule, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T1164-26, page 156, line #7.
  19. 1850 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M432-349, page 694, line #19, dwelling #1451, family #1464.
  20. 1860 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; page 262, line #31, dwelling #381, family #381.
  21. Family group sheets and family photos contributed by Marlene Johnson ()
  22. 1870 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll 668, page 153, dwelling #100;
    http://envoy.libofmich.lib.mi.us/1870_census/.
  23. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #23, dwelling #100, family #102.
  24. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    obituary of Susannah Hinshaw; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
  25. gravestone.
  26. 1880 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T9-575, ED 72, page 547D, line #18, dwelling #305, family #317.
  27. 1900 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T623-706, ED 98, page 12B, line #58, dwelling #299, family #299.
  28. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from Pam Hobson ().
  29. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #29, dwelling #101, family #103.
  30. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #20, dwelling #99, family #101.
  31. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #18, dwelling #98, family #100.
  32. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio deeds - Docket Volume #117, pages 201-203.
  33. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.idc?UniqueID=199642.
  34. 1880 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T9-575, ED 72, page 547D, line #28, dwelling #307, family #319.
  35. 1900 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T623-706, ED 98, page 12B, line #52, dwelling #298, family #298.
  36. 1900 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T623-706, ED 98, page 12A-B, line #47, dwelling #297, family #297.
  37. Photo courtesy of Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens.


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