Benjamin Hinshaw

                                          ┌── John Hinshawc1660->1768
                    ┌── William Hinshaw ──┤
                    │    1724-1814        │
                    │                     └── Elizabeth Belshaw
                    │                                    
Benjamin Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1779             │                     ┌── Jacob Hinshaw
D: 1839             │                     │
                    └── Mary Hinshaw ─────┤
                            ?-1822        │
                                          └── Rebecca Mackey
M: Mary -
   ├── Virginia Jane Hinshaw (1798-1880) 1,2
   ├── Jesse Hinshaw (1800-c1875) 1,3
   ├── Mary Hinshaw (1802-1885) 1,4,5
   ├── Penira Hinshaw (1808-?) 1,6,7
   ├── Penina Hinshaw (1808-1871) 1,6,7
   └── Laura Hinshaw (1818-1894) 1

Benjamin Hinshaw     [ID 00137] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 25 1779, Guilford County, North Carolina.7,8,9  

He married Mary -, about 1797.1  Mary was born about 177610 [about 177311], North Carolina10.  

A Benjamin Henshaw appeared (along with Jesse Henshaw and George Henshaw) on the 1801 Tax List, Roane County, Tennessee.12  (Note: Roane County was formed December 20 1801, before Overton County was formed in 1808).13  

A deed was recorded in Jackson County, Tennessee, on March 17, 1806, where Benjamin Hinshaw (then residing in Jackson County) purchased 100 acres of land from John Sevier for $100.14  On July 22, 1829, Benjamin sold this land to Jessee Read for $250.15  

A deed was recorded in Overton County, Tennessee, on August 20, 1811, where Benjamin appointed his brother George as attorney to convey lands.  See: George.13,16  

On March 11, 1816, Benjamin Hinshaw served on a jury in Overton County, Tennessee Circuit Court.17  

A deed was recorded in Overton County, Tennessee, on July 22, 1816, where Benjamin (then residing in Overton County) purchased two tracts of land from Henry Gilmore for $400.  One tract was on the head draft of Roaring River in Pond Cove.  The other tract was 40 acres in the same cove.18  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1820 census, Overton County, Tennessee:19

Benjamin Henshaw household:
1 male age 16-26 [Jesse].
2 males age 45 or older [Benjamin and ??].
1 female under age 10 [Laura].
1 female age 10-16 [Penina].
1 female age 16-26 [Mary].
Also living in Overton County, Tennessee in 1820 were the families of brothers George20 and Jacob.21  

In August, 1821, Benjamin again served on a jury in Overton County Circuit Court.17  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1830 census, Tazewell County, Illinois:22

Benjamin Henshaw household:
1 male age 50-60 [Benjamin].
2 females age 10-15 [Laura and ? Penira?].
1 female age 50-60 [Mary].
no slaves.
4 persons total in household.
Living next door in 1830 was the family of daughter Penina.22  Also living in Tazewell County in 1830 were the families of brother Jacob23 and brother George.24  

Benjamin Hinshaw died Aug 5 1839, near Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1  

Widow Mary was shown in the 1850 census (Sep 21 1850), living in the household of grandson William Webb in Horn Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:10

William Webb, age 21, born in Illinois; farmer; $1000 real estate.
Matilda Webb, age 23, born in Indiana.
Mary Henshaw, age 74, born in North Carolina.
Living three houses away in 1850 was the family of daughter Penina.25  

Widow Mary was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 25 1860), living in the household of daughter Penina in Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:11

Mary Henshaw, age 87, born in North Carolina.


Sources

  1. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  2. "The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionaires", by Gustavus W. Dyer and
    John Trotwood Moore. GS929.3768D99 in a local library.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from David R. Snodgrass ().
  4. Family group sheets from Jean Witteman ()
  5. Garrett database: http://userzweb.lightspeed.net/~richardm/gar1.htm.
  6. "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.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  8. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  9. 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 ().
  10. 1850 census, Horn Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M432-117, page 32, line #22, dwelling #701, family #716.
  11. 1860 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; page 83-84, line #33, dwelling #582, family #568.
  12. Contribution from Arthur A. Worrell (), citing:
    Cherokee Blood Newsletter, Vol. I, Spring 1983, pages 20-21.
  13. Contribution from Arthur A. Worrell ().
  14. Contribution from Robert Worley citing:
    Overton County, Tennessee, Court Annex Deed Book A, pages 28-29.
  15. Contribution from Robert Worley citing:
    Overton County, Tennessee, Court Annex Deed Book F, page 76.
  16. "Overton County, Tennessee, Genealogical Records", by Edythe R. Whitley, GS929.3768 W61 in a local library.
  17. Contribution from Robert Worley citing:
    Overton County Circuit Court Minute Book, 1815-1824
    (W.P.A. transcription, Tennesse Library & Archives).
  18. Contribution from Robert Worley citing:
    Overton County, Tennessee, Court Annex Deed Book E, pages 528-529.
  19. 1820 census, Overton County, Tennessee; roll M33-122, page 248.
  20. 1820 census, Overton County, Tennessee; roll M33-122, page 256.
  21. 1820 census, Overton County, Tennessee; roll M33-122, page 260.
  22. 1830 census, Tazewell County, Illinois; roll 23, page 178.
  23. 1830 census, Tazewell County, Illinois; roll 23, page 177.
  24. 1830 census, Tazewell County, Illinois; roll 23, page 179.
  25. 1850 census, Horn Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M432-117, page 32, line #32, dwelling #704, family #719.


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