Zilpha Ann Hinshaw

                                          ┌── Absolom Hinshaw
                                          │    1752-1830 
                      ┌── Abel Hinshaw ───┤
                      │    1799-1876      │
                      │                   └── Elizabeth Hinshawc1753-1833 
Zilpha Ann Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1834               │                   ┌── John Bookout
D: 1879               │                   │
                      └── Nancy Bookout ──┤
                           1799-1882      │
                                          └── Zilpha Wright
M: John Hunter Norton

Zilpha Ann Hinshaw     [ID 01110] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Zilpha Ann Hinshaw1,2,3,4,5,6 [Cynthia Hinshaw7].

Born Dec 2 1834, Randolph County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5,6  

She married John Hunter Norton, Jun 24 1853, Randolph County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,6  John, son of William Norton & Elizabeth Snead, was born Nov 23 1830, Randolph County, Indiana.3,4,6,8  

This Norton family was apparently very friendly with the Hinshaws.  The following Norton siblings married Hinshaws:3

Samuel S. Norton married Zilpha's sister Elizabeth Hinshaw in 1849.
William W. Norton married Zilpha's cousin Margaret Hinshaw in 1850.
John Hunter Norton married Zilpha Ann Hinshaw in 1853.
Mary Ellen Norton married Zilpha's brother Elkanah Hinshaw in 1863.
Elizabeth Jane Norton married Iram Hinshaw in 1866.

Children:6

Mryl/Merret/Marion Hollie Norton, born Jun 7 1854; died Mar 25 1916; married 1) Phoebe Phillips, 2) Charlotte Sarah Fensel (child: Martin Samuel Norton). 9
William Winford Norton, born Dec 27 1856; died Nov 7 1936; married Isabelle Phillips, Feb 6 1881 (child: Emma May Norton). 10
John E./H. Norton, born Jan 30 1859; married Eliza M. Craig, Aug 4 1881.
Aladon Arlindo (Adam) Norton, born Feb 22 1861; married Nancy Winner, Jan 6 1883, age 22, Jay County, Indiana. 7
Samuel S. Norton, born Jul 10 1862; died Sep 2 1932; married Alice Lavina Smith, Dec 2 1886.
Mary Elizabeth Norton, born Oct 7 1867; died Jul 1 1945; married David Gideon Kesler, Oct 18 1888, age 22, Jay County, Indiana. 7

Zilpha and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 11 1860), Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:11

John Norton, age 30, born in Indiana; farmer; $300 personal property.
Zelpha Norton, age 25, born in Ohio.
Marion H Norton, age 6, born in Indiana; attended school.
William Norton, age 3, born in Indiana.
John Norton, age 1, born in Indiana.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of Zilpha's cousin Margaret (Hinshaw) Norton.12  

Zilpha and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Aug 20 1870), Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana:13

Norton, John, age 40, born in Indiana; farmer; $250 real estate; $200 personal property.
Norton, Zilphah, age 35, born in Indiana; keeps house; can read, cannot write.
Norton, Merret H, age 15, born in Indiana; attended school.
Norton, Wm W, age 13, born in Indiana; attended school.
Norton, John H, age 12, born in Indiana; attended school.
Norton, Aladen A, age 11, born in Indiana; attended school.
Norton, Saml, age 5, born in Indiana; attended school.
Norton, Mary E, age 2, born in Indiana; attended school.
Living next door in 1870 were the families of brother John14 and brother Abel.15  

Zilpha Ann Hinshaw died Aug 10 1879, Jay County, Indiana; buried Twin Hills IOOF Cemetery, Pennville, Jay County, Indiana.2,4,6  

John died Apr 13 1899, Blackford County, Indiana; buried Twin Hills IOOF Cemetery, Pennville, Jay County, Indiana.3,6,8  

A biographical sketch of John Hunter Norton & Zilpha Ann Hinshaw was published in "A History of Blackford County, Indiana":6

JOHN H. NORTON

John Hunter Norton was born 23 Nov 1830 in Randolph Co., Indiana.  He was the son of William Norton, born 2 May 1796 in North Carolina, died 18 Aug 1862 Randolph Co., Indiana.  They came to Indiana prior to 1820, probably from Richmond Co., NC, and settled in Greensfork Twp., Randolph Co., on an eighty acre land grant.  Both are buried in the Old Lost Hopewell Cemetery on the Randolph-Wayne County line.  They were the parents of ten children: Elias R.; Samuel S.; William; Malinda; John H.; Joe S.; Elijah C.; Robert P.; Elizabeth Jane; and Mary Ellen.  

John H. Norton married Zilpha Ann Hinshaw, daughter of Abel and Nancy Bookout Hinshaw, 24 Jun 1853 in Randolph Co., Indiana.   Zilpha Ann Hinshaw was born 2 Dec 1834 in Randolph Co.  The Hinshaws were natives of Randolph County, North Carolina having come to Indiana around 1830.  They were Quakers and had eleven children; Absalom; John A.; Jacob; Thomas; Silas; Elizabeth; Zilpha A.; Mary; Abel; Elkanah; and Greenbury.  

John Norton sold his property in Randolph County and on 7 Oct 1874 moved to Greene Twp., Jay Co.  The Nortons had six children all born in Randolph County; Myrl H., born 7 June 1854, married first in Jay Co. 24 Aug 1878 Phoebe Phillips, second Blackford Co.; 1 Nov 1890 Charlotte Fensel, died 25 Mar 1916 Blackford Co.; William W., born 27 Dec 1856, married Jay Co. 6 Feb 1881 Isabelle Phillips, died 7 Nov 1936 Montpelier; John E., born 30 Jan 1859, married Jay Co. 4 Aug 1881 Eliza M. Craig; Aladon Arlindo, born 22 Feb 1861, married Jay Co. 6 Jan 1863 Nancy Winner; Samuel S., born 10 July 1862, married Blackford Co. 2 Dec 1886 Alice Lavina Smith, died 2 Sep 1832 Montpelier; Mary Elizabeth, born 7 Oct 1867, married Jay Co. 18 Oct 1888 David Gideon Kesler, died 1 Jul 1845 Jay Co.  

Zilpha Norton died 10 Aug 1879.  John Norton died 13 Apr 1899 in Blackford County.  Both are buried at Twin Hills I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Pennville.  

Most, if not all, of the Nortons living in Blackford County today are descendants of this family.


Sources

  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  2. Family lineage contributed by Greg Hinshaw
  3. Contribution from Rodger Norton ().
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  5. 1850 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll 168, pg 42, household #25.
  6. Posting Mar 22 2002 by Shirley Evans () to BOOKOUT-L, citing:
    "A History of Blackford County, Indiana", by the Blackford Historical Society, Hartford City, Indiana; 1986.
  7. Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcripts 1882-1920, Jay County, Indiana;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938.
  8. Family group sheets contributed by Rodger D. Norton ()
  9. Contribution from Laura Hamilton ().
  10. Posting May 14 2005 by Pam Gilbert () to INRANDOL-L.
  11. 1860 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 717, line #31, dwelling #174, family #168.
  12. 1860 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 717, line #25, dwelling #173, family #167.
  13. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 336B, line #35, dwelling #316, family #316.
  14. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 336B, line #24, dwelling #315, family #315.
  15. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 336B, line #21, dwelling #314, family #314.


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