Epsie Hinshaw

                                          ┌── Thomas William Hinshaw
                                          │    1871-1906 
                 ┌── Ira Emmett Hinshaw ──┤
                 │    1896-1982           │
                 │                        └── Vina Arebalah Counts
                 │                             1869-1916 
Epsie Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1921          │                        ┌── Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Jacks
D: 2015          │                        │
                 └── Nannie Helen Jacks ──┤
                     c1902-1945           │
                                          └── Hariet Jane "Hattie" Robertson
M: J.C. Bird

Epsie Hinshaw     [ID 11308] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Epsie Hinshaw1,2 [Epsie Henshaw3, Etta Epsie Henshaw4].

Born Oct 8 1921, Swaim, Jackson County, Alabama.1,4,5,6  

She married J.C. Bird, May 16 1947, Owens Cross Roads, Madison County, Alabama.2,4  


Donald Gene Bird, born Jan 5 1951; married 1) Betty Hamilton (child: Joseph Paul Bird), 2) Nancy Lopez (child: Douglas Allan Bird).
Cathy Lujuan Bird, born Nov 22 1952; died Mar 17 2000.

Epsie Hinshaw died Sep 24 2015, age 93.6  

Epsie's obituary was published in "The Huntsville Times" (Huntsville, Alabama) on September 26-27, 2015:6

Epsie E. Bird
Oct. 8, 1921 - Sept. 24, 2015

Epsie Hinshaw Bird, age 93, of Huntsville, died on Thursday September 24, 2015.  Mrs. Bird was a member of Riverton Holiness Church, where she served the Lord for 79 years.  She is preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Bird; her daughter, Cathy Bird; her parents, Emmett and Nannie Jacks Hinshaw; her brothers, Lawson, Lester, and Ray Hinshaw; and her sisters, Mary Long and Dean Young.  Mrs. Bird is survived by her son, Donald Bird and wife Nancy; her grandsons, Joe and Douglas Bird; her sisters, Opal Craig, Bertie Stapler, and Fay Lohenitz; and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be on Sunday September 27, 2015 at 11 am in the chapel of Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville with Bro. William Cantrell and Bro. Shannon Byrd officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Valley Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday September 26th from 5pm until 8pm at the funeral home.  

(photo)Photo: Epsie Hinshaw 6


  1. 1940 census, Owens Crossroads, Madison County, Alabama; roll T627-57, ED 45-44, page 14B-15A, line #80.
  2. Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800-1969; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Obituary of Helen Dean Henshaw.
  4. Family lineage notes from Shannon Dale Byrd
  5. 1930 census, Colliers Precinct, Madison County, Alabama; roll T626-37, ED 14, page 6B, line #76, dwelling #105, family #105.
  6. Obituary of Epsie E. Bird; "The Huntsville Times", Sep 26-27 2015:

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