Jesse Hinshaw

                                       ┌── John Hinshawc1660->1768
                 ┌── William Hinshaw ──┤
                 │    1724-1814        │
                 │                     └── Elizabeth Belshaw
Jesse Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1773          │                     ┌── Jacob Hinshaw
D: >1850         │                     │
                 └── Mary Hinshaw ─────┤
                         ?-1822        │
                                       └── Rebecca Mackey
└──── (daughter) Hinshaw, c1804-?     1,2
└──── (daughter) Hinshaw, c1806-?     1,2
└──── (daughter) Hinshaw, c1808-?     1,2
└──── William Hinshaw,  1810-c1905 1,2,3
Jesse Hinshaw     [ID 00134] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 7-25-1773, Guilford County, North Carolina.4,5,6  

On Apr 20 1794 the Roan Creek Church of Christ was founded at the foot of Rainbow Mountain, the left fork of Roan Creek, in what is today Johnson County, Tennessee.  Among the Charter Members of Raon Creek Church was "Jessee Hinshaw".7  

Jesse Henshaw was shown (along with George Henshaw and Benjamin Henshaw) on the 1801 Tax List, Roane County, Tennessee.8  (Note: Roane County was formed December 20 1801, before Overton County was formed in 1808).9  Jesse, George and Benjamin Henshaw were again shown on the 1802 Tax List of Roane County, Tennessee (Capt. Richard Oliver's Company).10  

Jesse was issued a Cherokee Indian Agency Passport on June 6, 1804:11

"Jesse Hinshaw has permission to pass thro [sic] that part of the Cherokee Nation on his way to Greene County State of Georgia he conducting in a peacable manner & in conformity to the Law regulating intercourse with the Indian Tribes.  (T. Meigs)".
[presumed to be *this* Jesse Hinshaw, but could be another Jesse].  

A deed was recorded in Overton County, Tennessee, on August 20, 1811, where Jesse appointed his brother George as attorney to convey lands.  See: George.9,12  

Some sources show that Jesse died in Texas in 1819.  However, Texas did not exist in 1819 and no substantiation has ever shown that Jesse moved to Texas or that he died in 1819.  

Jesse was shown in the 1820 census, Warren County, Tennessee (page 306)1,13,14

Jesse Henshaw household:
1 male age 10-16 [William].
1 male age 45+ [Jesse].
3 females under age 10 [unidentified daughters].
1 female age 26-45 [presumably Jesse's wife].

Jesse Henshaw was again shown in the 1830 census, Warren County, Tennessee (page 356).15,16  

Jessee Hinchaw household:
1 male age 5-10.
1 male age 10-15.
1 male age 50-60 [Jesse].
1 female under age 5.
2 females age 10-15.
1 female age 15-20.
1 female age 30-40 [presumably Jesse's wife].
no slaves.
8 persons total in household.

Jesse was shown in the 1840 census, living alone in Coffee County, Tennessee.17  

Jesse Henshaw household:
1 male age 70-80.
no slaves.
1 person total in household.
1 person engaged in agriculture.

Jesse was shown in the 1850 census, living with his son William in Hickman County, Kentucky:18

Jesse Henshaw, male age 75, born in North Carolina [occupation unclear].

Jesse Hinshaw died after 1850.  

Near McMinnville, in Warren County, Tennessee, is a Cumberland cavern which at one time had an entrance named the "Hinshaw Entrance".9  Since Jesse was living in Warren County it is possible this cave entrance might have been named after him (speculation).  

See also: Eli Hinshaw #4534; the children shown for Eli might actually have been Jesse's children.19  


  1. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing: 1820 census.
  2. Contribution from Rachael Pike Ginder (), citing:
    Information from Doris Pike.
  3. Contribution from Andrew Jackson Hinshaw.
  4. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  5. Genealogy on file with the LDS (Microfilm number 1126498, Batch 7906602, Sheets 81-84) as submitted by Robert Lee Baker, 1345 Navajo Dr., Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062 ().
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  7. Posting May 17 2001 by Sheila Anderson-Lewis () to BLEVINS-L.
  8. Contribution from Arthur A. Worrell (), citing:
    Cherokee Blood Newsletter, Vol. I, Spring 1983, pages 20-21.
  9. Contribution from Arthur A. Worrell ().
  10. 1802 Tax List, Roane County, Tennessee; Roane County Hertiage Commission:
  11. "Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823", Potter, GS 929.375 P86 in a local library.
  12. "Overton County, Tennessee, Genealogical Records", by Edythe R. Whitley, GS929.3768 W61 in a local library.
  13. 1820 census, Warren County, Tennessee; USGenWeb Archives:
  14. 1820 census, Warren County, Tennessee; roll M33-122, page 306.
  15. 1830 census, Warren County, Tennessee; roll 181, page 356.
  16. 1830 census, Warren County, Tennessee; USGenWeb Archives:
  17. 1840 census, Coffee County, Tennessee; roll 519, page 175.
  18. 1850 census, Hickman County, Kentucky; roll 205, pg 16, dwelling #226, family #231.
  19. Speculation.

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