Elijah P. Hinshaw

                                        ┌── Jacob A. Hinshaw
                                        │    1778-1826 
                     ┌── Enos Hinshaw ──┤
                     │    1818-1843     │
                     │                  └── Phebe Allen
                     │                       1789-1869 
Elijah P. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1841              │                  ┌── Thomas Jefferson Puckett
D: 1920              │                  │
                     └── Jane Puckett ──┤
                          1823-1894     │
                                        └── Mary Keater
M: Ruth Sturgeon
   ├── Reddy Hinshaw  1,2
   ├── Loretta J. Hinshaw (1865-1945) 3,4
   ├── Charles E. Hinshaw (1868-1884) 3,4
   ├── Junie Hinshaw (1871-1928) 1,2,4,5
   ├── Elmer Elsworth Hinshaw (1875-1963) 1,4
   ├── Elvira Hinshaw (1878-?) 1,4,6
   ├── James Elijah Hinshaw (1880-1968) 1
   ├── Anna Hinshaw (1883-1951) 1,2,7
   ├── Perry M. Hinshaw (1886-1971) 1,7,8
   ├── Blanche C. Hinshaw (1888-?) 1,2,7
   └── Verlie W. Hinshaw (1892-1928) 1,8

Elijah P. Hinshaw     [ID 01294] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 12 1841, Randolph County, Indiana.3,4,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14  

Elijah's obituary showed he was born in Randolph County, Indiana,15 and several censuses confirm that he was born in Indiana,3,4,7,8 but two 1920 census entries show he was born in Iowa.14,16  It appears that the 1920 census entries must be in error, as his parents were known to have been living in Randolph County, Indiana at the time of his birth.17  

After his father died, when Elijah was just two years old, Elijah's brother and sister went to live with the family of uncle Thomas.18  It is not known what became of Elijah, although it is possible that he went to live with his uncle Elijah.  See: Elijah Hinshaw.  

At Cherry Grove MM on 12-14-1850, Elijah, a minor, was granted a certificate to Back Creek MM.17  

At Back Creek MM on 1-16-1850, Elijah, a minor, was received on a certificate from Cherry Grove MM.  Note date inconsistency with the above.9  

Elija served in Company A, 137th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry.19  

He married Ruth Sturgeon, Oct 9 1864, Howard County, Indiana.20,21  Elijah married Ruth while he was on leave from the Union Army.15  

Ruth, daughter of Taylor Sturgeon & Eunice Smith, was born Dec 2 1847, on a farm near Lake Cicott, Cass County, Indiana.3,4,6,7,8,22,23,24  (Ruth shown age 4 in the 1850 census).25  

Elijah and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 23 1870), Jefferson Township, Cass County, Indiana:3

Henshaw, Elijah, age 29, born in Indiana; farmer; $150 personal property.
Henshaw, Ruth, age 22, born in Indiana; keeps house.
Henshaw, Loretta J., age 5, born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Charles E., age 2, born in Indiana.

Elijah and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 17 1880), Liberty Township, White County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, Elijah, age 39, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; farmer.
Hinshaw, Ruth, wife, age 33, born in Indiana; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Loretta, daughter, age 15, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Charles, son, age 12, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; farm laborer; attended school.
Hinshaw, Jennie, daughter, age 9, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Elmer, son, age 5, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Elvie, daughter, age 2, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.

On May 7 1882 Elijah P. Hinshaw applied for a Civil War Pension as an invalid veteran of Companies A and C, 137th Indiana Infantry.26  

Elijah and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 2 1900), Cass Township, White County, Indiana:7

Hinshaw, Elijah, head-of-household, age 59, born April 1841 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; married 36 years; occupation: merchant, general; owned farm (free).
Hinshaw, Ruth, wife, age 52, born Dec 1847 in Indiana; parents born in Ohio; married 36 years; 10 children, 9 living.
Hinshaw, Anna, daughter, age 16, born July 1883 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Perry, son, age 14, born Feb 1886 [unclear] in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school 6 months.
Hinshaw, Blanche, daughter, age 11, born Aug 1888 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; attended school 6 months.
Hanawalt, Lloyd, servant, age 20, born Feb 1880 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; single; occupation: hunter, general mdse.

Elijah and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 5 1910), Cass Township, White County, Indiana:8

Hinshaw, Elijah P., head-of-household, age 69, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; first marriage, married 35 years; occupation: retail merchant, groceries & drugs; owned home (mortgaged).
Hinshaw, Ruth, wife, age 62, born in Indiana; parents born in Ohio; first marriage, married 35 years; 10 children, 9 living.
Hinshaw, Perry M., son, age 23, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; occupation: salesman, groceries.
Hinshaw, Verlie, son, age 18, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; occupation: farm laborer, working out.

Elijah and Ruth were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 3 1920), Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana:14

Hinshaw, Elijah, head-of-household, age 79, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; owned home; occupation: none.
Hinshaw, Ruth, wife, age 70, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana.

Elijah P. Hinshaw died Dec 23 1920, Star City, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana; buried row 7, Star City West IOOF Cemetery, Star City, Pulaski County, Indiana.12,13,15,23,27  Medical: Elijah died from a cerebral hemorrhage.28  He had been an invalid for over a year from a previous stroke.15  

On Dec 21 1920 Ruth Hinshaw again applied for a Civil War Pension as widow of veteran Elijah P. Hinshaw.26  

The following article was published in the "Logansport Pharos Tribune" (Logansport, Indiana) on April 20, 1925:29

Mrs. Ruth Hinshaw, who spent the past winter with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Clouse of Kentland, is here for a visit with her son, Elmer Hinshaw, and daughters, Mrs. Frank Marker and Mrs. Junie Davis, and families.

Widow Ruth was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 22 1930), living in the household of daughter Elvira in Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana:6

Hinshaw, Ruth, mother-in-law, age 83, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; widow.
Living nearby in 1930 was the family of son Elmer.30  

Widow Ruth was also shown in the 1930 census (Apr 3 1930), [apparently doubly-enumerated], living in the household of son Perry in Union Township, White County, Indiana:31

Hinshaw, Ruth, mother, age 82, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; widow.

Ruth died Feb 3 1933, at the home of her son Perry, Monticello, White County, Indiana; buried row 7, Star City West IOOF Cemetery, Star City, Pulaski County, Indiana.12,23,24,27  Ruth's obituary stated that she had been in "feeble health" for several years.24

(photo)Photo: Elijah P. Hinshaw & Ruth Sturgeon 32

(photo)Photo: Elijah P. Hinshaw & Ruth Sturgeon gravestone Star City West IOOF Cemetery 12


Sources

  1. Contribution from Ed Crabtree citing:
    Bible records.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Leroy Hatfield ().
  3. 1870 census, Logansport P.O., Jefferson Township, Cass County, Indiana; roll M593-302, page 127, line #18, dwelling #91, family #96.
  4. 1880 census, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana; roll T9-0342, ED 178, page 227D, line #27, dwelling #146, family #146.
  5. Contribution from Robert Davis () citing: family photo.
  6. 1930 census, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana; roll T626-623, ED 14, page 7A, line #27, dwelling #145, family #146.
  7. 1900 census, Cass Township, White County, Indiana; roll T623-413, ED 128, page 1B, line #80, dwelling #20, family #21.
  8. 1910 census, Cass Township, White County, Indiana; roll T624-389, ED 208, page 26A, line #40, dwelling #194, family #194.
  9. "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.
  10. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  11. "Ancestors of Edward W. Crabtree Jr.":
    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/r/a/Edward-W-Crabtree-MO.
  12. http://www.findagrave.com.
  13. Pulaski County, Indiana Index to Death Records, 1882-1920,
    Indiana Works Progress Administration; book H-3, page 232.
  14. 1920 census, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana; roll T625-461, ED 177, page 9B, line #94, dwelling #211, family #212.
  15. Contribution from Ed Crabtree citing:
    Obituary of Elijah P. Hinshaw, "The Winemac Republican", Winemac, Indiana.
  16. 1920 census, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana; roll T625-461, ED 177, page 3A, line #1, dwelling #47, family #47.
  17. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 2, 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.
  18. 1850 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll 168, pg 46, household #78.
  19. Contribution from Ed Crabtree citing:
    "Pulaski County Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions", book 5.
  20. "Index to Marriage Records Howard County 1844-1920 Inclusive Volume II";
    Indiana WPA, 1939; book C-2, page 236.
  21. Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900; Howard County, Indiana courthouse records, Kokomo, Indiana.
  22. Posting Aug 21 2001 by Ed Crabtree to INCASS-L.
  23. Contribution from Ed Crabtree.
  24. Contribution from Ed Crabtree citing:
    Obituary of Ruth Hinshaw, "The Pulaski County Democrat", Winemac, Indiana, Feb 9 1933.
  25. 1850 census, Jefferson Township, Cass County, Indiana; roll 137, page 410, dwelling #108.
  26. National Archives and Records Administration. "General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934":
    "Civil War Pension Index". [database] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  27. Contribution from Ed Crabtree citing:
    Cemetery Transcriptions, Pulaski County, Indiana.
  28. Contribution from Ed Crabtree citing: death certificate.
  29. "Logansport Pharos Tribune", Apr 20 1925; http://www.ancestry.com.
  30. 1930 census, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Indiana; roll T626-623, ED 14, page 7A, line #1, dwelling #138, family #139.
  31. 1930 census, Union Township, White County, Indiana; roll T626-639, ED 18, page 1B, line #84, dwelling #19, family #19.
  32. Photo courtesy of Bob Davis ().


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