Benjamin Hinshaw

                                          ┌── Thomas Hinshawc1680-?    
                     ┌── Jacob Hinshaw ───┤
                     │    1710-1796       │
                     │                    └── Mary Marshallc1685-?    
Benjamin Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1738              │                    ┌── Joseph Mackey
D: 1840              │                    │
                     └── Rebecca Mackey ──┤
                         c1716-1796       │
                                          └── Ann Sweethen
M: Elisabeth Hinshaw
   ├── Thomas Hinshaw (1775-?) 1,2
   ├── Absolem Hinshaw (1775-1833) 1,2
   ├── Jacob A. Hinshaw (1778-1826) 1,2
   ├── Elizabeth Hinshaw (1780-1823) 2,3,4
   ├── Mary Hinshaw (1785-?) 1,2
   ├── Abigail Hinshaw (?-1819) 2,3
   └── William Hinshaw (1789-1854) 2,3,5

Benjamin Hinshaw     [ID 00131] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1738, Ireland.1,6  

He married Elisabeth Hinshaw, about 1772.1,3,7,8  Elisabeth Hinshaw, daughter of Absolom Hinshaw & Rebecca Haddock, was born 10-27-1750, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.6,9,10,11  

Disowned by the Quakers for Revolution activity (joining the Regulators), so few records known.1,12  

Elisabeth Hinshaw died Apr 18 1823, buried Cane Creek MM, Snow Camp, Alamance County, North Carolina.13  

Benjamin Hinshaw died 1840, Chatham County, North Carolina; buried Cane Creek MM, Snow Camp, Alamance County, North Carolina.1,13  

According to the dates in (1) the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", he would have been 102 years old at his death!  

Not only is the 1840 death date questionable because of his then exceptional lifespan, but also Benjamin appears to have died before 181714 as he did not sign the marriage certificate for his daughter Abigail in 1817,15 as was customary and would have been expected.  An unidentified Elizabeth Hinshaw did sign daughter Abigail's marriage certificate,15 so perhaps Elizabeth, who would have been 67 years old in 1817, might have lived beyond that year (although it might have been a different Elizabeth Hinshaw who signed the certificate).  


  1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  2. Family lineage contributed by Edwin Everett Hinshaw
  3. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  4. Myers, Albert Cook. "Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania", Swarthmore, PA: 1902; GR929.3748 M99 in a local library.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  7. A manuscript titled "The Hinshaw Family" by Thomas D. Hamm - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  8. Contribution from Julie Avedikian () citing:
    A Lupton/Hinshaw family history book compiled by cousins.
  9. "Society of Friends Register Transcripts - Grange Monthly Meeting", microfilm number 0571396 in the LDS Family History Library.
  10. A Search Report commissioned from the Ulster Historical Foundation based upon records in the Public Records Office of Norther Ireland.
  11. Grange Monthly Meeting, Births, Marriages, Deaths; Religious Society of Friends in Ireland (Yearly Meeting), Dublin; microfilm number 571396 (items 5-7) in the LDS Family History Library
  12. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  14. Conclusion.
  15. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251

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