Abel J. Hinshaw

                                         ┌── Abel Hinshaw
                                         │    1799-1876 
                   ┌── John A. Hinshaw ──┤
                   │    1822-1888        │
                   │                     └── Nancy Bookout
                   │                          1799-1882 
Abel J. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1854            │
D: 1921            │
                   └── Elizabeth Titus
                        1829-1902 
M: Nancy A. Brown
   ├── Sarah E. Hinshaw (c1877-?) 1,2
   ├── Cora H. Hinshaw (1882-1964) 3,4,5
   ├── Nora R. Henshaw (1883-?) 3,5
   ├── Fred Hinshaw (1888-?) 3,5
   └── Charley Lee Hinshaw (1893-1893) 6

Abel J. Hinshaw     [ID 11681] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb - 1854, Indiana.1,5,7,8,9  

He married Nancy A. Brown, Apr 27 1876, Randolph County, Indiana.1,3,10  Nancy was born about 1858, Indiana.1  (1856).8  (1855).9  

Able and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:1

Hinshaw, Abel J., age 26, born in Indiana; father born in S.C. [sic]; mother born in Delaware; farmer.
Hinshaw, Nancy A., wife, age 22, born in Indiana; parents birthplace "don't know"; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Sarah E., daughter, age 3, born in Indiana.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of sister Zilpha.11  Also living just a few houses away in 1880 were the families of cousins Zimri Hinshaw,12 Timothy Hinshaw,13 Armenious Hinshaw,14 John Calvin Hinshaw,15 and Melissa (Hinshaw) Brown.16  

Nancy died 1899, buried Mount Zion Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.5,8,9  

Widower Able and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 11 1900), Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana:5

Hinshaw, Able, head-of-household, age 46, born Feb 1854 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Delaware; farmer; widower.
Hinshaw, Cora, daughter, age 18, born May 1882 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Nora R., daughter, age 16, born Dec 1883 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Fred, son, age 10, born Nov 1889 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Living nearby in 1900 was the family of brother Jacob.17  

Widower Able was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 26 1920), living in the household of son Fred on Godfrey Road, Harrison Township, Blackford County, Indiana:18

Hinshaw, Fred, head-of-household, age 31, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; rented home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hinshaw, Burleigh, wife, age 32, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, A.J., father, age 65, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Delaware; widower; occupation: retired.

Abel J. Hinshaw died Aug 9 1921, at his son's farm, near Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana; buried Mount Zion Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.8,9,19  Abel hanged himself on a tree on the farm of son Fred.  His body was found the next day, after an all-night search.19  

Abel's death was reported in "The Indianapolis Star" (Indianapolis, Indiana) on Wednesday, August 10, 192119 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: Death of Abel Hinshaw "The Indianapolis Star", Aug 10 1921 19

(photo)Photo: Gravestone, Abel J. & Nancie A. Hinshaw Mount Zion Cemetery 8


Sources

  1. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 173, page 267A, line #27, dwelling #65, family #65.
  2. Death of Abel Hinshaw; "The Indianapolis Star", Aug 10 1921.
  3. Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcripts 1882-1920, Jay County, Indiana;
    Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938.
  4. Cora H. Hinshaw marriage record.
  5. 1900 census, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana; ED 65, page 121B, line #55, dwelling #213, family #219.
  6. Randolph County, Indiana obituary transcripts, 1885-1899; USGenWeb:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~inrandol/Obits/1885.htm.
  7. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., Greensfork Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 336B, line #24, dwelling #315, family #315.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. Mount Zion Cemetery burials, Randolph County, Indiana; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~inrandol/WhiteRiver/mtzion.htm.
  10. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (county bk page 19).
  11. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 173, page 267A, line #24, dwelling #64, family #64.
  12. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 173, page 267A, line #36, dwelling #68, family #68.
  13. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 173, page 267A, line #42, dwelling #70, family #70.
  14. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 173, page 267A, line #45, dwelling #71, family #71.
  15. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 173, page 267A, line #49, dwelling #72, family #72.
  16. 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 173, page 267A, line #31, dwelling #67, family #67.
  17. 1900 census, Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana; ED 65, page 121A, line #36, dwelling #210, family #216.
  18. 1920 census, Harrison Township, Blackford County, Indiana; roll T625-423, ED 1, page 5A, line #33, dwelling #97, family #101.
  19. Death of Abel Hinshaw; "The Indianapolis Star", Aug 10 1921;
    http://www.ancestry.com.


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