Thomas Zachariah Hinshaw

                                                ┌── William Hinshaw
                                                │    1724-1814 
                            ┌── Ezra Hinshaw ───┤
                            │    1753-1836      │
                            │                   └── Sarah Courtney
                            │                        1730-c1768
Thomas Zachariah Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1781                     │                   ┌── William Marshill
D: 1831                     │                   │
                            └── Ruth Marshill ──┤
                                 1759-1857      │
                                                └── Rebecca Dixson
M: Sarah McMasters
   ├── Hannah Hinshaw (1808-1870) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Ruth Hinshaw (1810-1862) 2,3,4,5
   ├── Visa Hinshaw (1811-?) 5
   ├── Ezra Hinshaw (1813-<1880) 2,3,4,5
   ├── Jonathan Hinshaw (1816-1889) 2,3,4,5,6
   ├── John Hinshaw (1818-1872) 2,3,4,5,7,8
   ├── Rebecca Hinshaw (1820-1887) 2,3,4,5,9
   ├── Anna Hinshaw (1824-1867) 2,3,4,5,9,10
   └── Mary Hinshaw (1827-?) 2,3,4,5,9

Thomas Zachariah Hinshaw     [ID 00115] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 7-9-1781, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,11,12,13  

He married Sarah McMasters2,3,4,5,14 [Mary McMasters1,8,12], about 18062,3,4,5,14.  Sarah, daughter of Jonathan McMasters & Hannah Hobson2,3,4,5,14 [Samuel McMasters & Nancy Warren1,8,12], was born Feb 23 17882,3,4,5,14, Randolph County, North Carolina2,3,4,5,14.  

Note that Thomas and his sisters Hannah and Dinah all married sibblings: Mary McMasters was the sister of Hannah's husband James McMasters and Dinah's husband Elisha McMasters.1  

At Cane Creek MM on 9 Mo. 3 1808, Thomas Hinshaw was disowned for his marriage out-of-unity.5,11  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1810 census living in Randolph County, North Carolina, as follows:5

1 male 26-45 (Thomas)
1 female 26-45 (Sarah)
2 females under age 10 (Hannah and Ruth)

Thomas and family were again shown in the 1830 census living in Randolph County, North Carolina, as follows:5

1 male 40-50 (Thomas)
1 female 30-40 (Sarah)
1 male 15-20 (Ezra)
2 females 15-20 (Hannah and Ruth)
2 males 10-15 (Jonathan and John)
2 females 5-10 (Rebecca and Anna)
2 females under 5 (Mary and unidentified daughter)

Thomas Zachariah Hinshaw died Oct 16 1831, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,4,8,12,15  

Sarah and family were again shown in the 1850 census (Dec 12 1850), Randolph County, North Carolina:5,9

Sarah Hinshaw, age 70, born in North Carolina; cannot read or write.
Rebecca Hinshaw, age 30, born in North Carolina.
Mary Hinshaw, age 26, born in North Carolina.
Anna Hinshaw, age 24, born in North Carolina.

Sarah died Oct 17 1867, Randolph County, North Carolina; buried Cool Springs, Iredall County, North Carolina.2,4,5,8,14  

Sarah Hinshaw, widow of Thomas, left a will dated Jul 26 1852, probated Nov 1867 (Randolph County, NC Will Book 14, page 188)5,16 (see below).

(photo)Photo: Sarah McMasters Hinshaw's last will and testament 16


  1. "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.
  2. Contribution from William Banks Hinshaw.
  3. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  4. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
  5. "History and Genealogy of the Hinshaw Family", compiled by Joseph Calvin Hinshaw, 1967; with considerable content from William Perry Johnson, a noted genealogist hired by Joseph Calvin Hinshaw. Contributed by Bob Mount ()
  6. Posting May 8 2007 by () to MOLAWREN-L.
  7. Contribution from Becky Shiretta () / Jerry Lapham ().
  8. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  9. 1850 census, Northern Division, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll M432-641, page 249B, line #29, dwelling #1280, family #1280.
  10. Davis, Earl H.. "Hobson". Privately Published. 1957.
  11. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  12. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  13. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  14. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  15. "Genealogical Journal", Vol. 17, No. 1, Winter 1993;
    Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Society.
  16. Randolph County, North Carolina original wills; LDS FHL microfilm #1578527

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