Hiram B. Hanshaw

Hiram B. Hanshaw
B: c1810
D: 1870 
M: Catherine Miner
   ├── James E. Hanshaw (1831-1870) 1,2,3
   ├── Ruhama Hanshaw (1832-1891) 3
   ├── Sarah F. Hanshaw (1833-?) 3
   ├── Guy R. Hanshaw (1838-1908) 1,3
   ├── William P. Hanshaw (c1840-1855) 3
   ├── Charles F. W. Hanshaw (1841-1888) 3
   ├── Robert M. Hanshaw (1842-1893) 3
   ├── Jane Adelia Hanshaw (1845-1903) 1,3
   ├── Helen M. Hanshaw (1846-?) 1,2,3
   ├── Matilda E. "Tillie" Hanshaw (c1847-1880) 1,3
   ├── George W. Hanshaw (1852-?) 1,3
   ├── Margaret E. Hanshaw (c1855-1856) 3
   ├── Julia M. Hanshaw (1855-1910) 1,2,3
   └── Agnes E. Henshaw (1856-?) 1,2,3

Hiram B. Hanshaw     [ID 15181] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1810, Virginia.2,4  

About 1830 Hiram migrated to Kingwood, Preston County, [West] Virginia, according to a local history.3  

He married Catherine Miner.2,3  Catherine, daughter of Burket Minerd & Frances Skinner, was born Sep 10 1814, near Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia.3  (c1813).2  

Hiram and family were shown in the 1830 census, Preston County, Virginia:4

Hiram B. Handshaw household:
1 male age 20-30 [Hiram].
1 female age 15-20 [Catherine].
no slaves.
2 persons total.

Hiram and family were shown in the 1840 census, Preston County, Virginia:5

Hiram B. Hanshaw household:
2 males under age 5.
1 male age 5-10.
1 male age 10-15.
1 male age 30-40 [Hiram].
1 male age 40-50.
1 female under age 5.
1 female age 5-10.
1 female age 20-30 (Catherine).

Hiram and family were shown in the 1860 census (Oct 11 1860), Preston County, Virginia:1

Hiram B. Hanshaw, born in Virginia; tavern keeper.
Catharine Hanshaw, born in Virginia.
James E. Hanshaw, age 29, born in Virginia.
Guy R. C. A. Hanshaw, age 22, born in Virginia.
Jane Hanshaw, age 16, born in Virginia.
Hellen Hanshaw, age 14, born in Virginia; attended school.
Mathilda [unclear] Hanshaw, age 13, born in Virginia; attended school.
George W. Hanshaw, born in Virginia; attended school.
Julia Hanshaw, born in Virginia; attended school.
Agnes Hanshaw, born in Virginia.
John H. King, age 21, born in Ohio; teacher common school; $1000 real estate; $200 personal property.

Hiram and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 7 1870), Preston County, West Virginia (census page very faded):2

Henshaw, Hiram [unclear], age 60, born in Virginia; hotel keeper; $2500 real estate; $150 personal property.
Henshaw, Catherine N. [or M. - unclear], age 57, born in Virginia; keeping house.
Henshaw, James E., age 39, born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Helen M., age 23, born in Virginia; keeping house.
Henshaw, Julia M., age 15, born in Virginia; keeping house; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Henshaw, Agnes E., age 12, born in Virginia; keeping house; attended school.
Caudy [unclear], Gibson [unclear], age 17, born in Virginia; black; [..unclear..] at hotel.

Hiram B. Hanshaw died Dec 4 1870.3  Hiram reportedly was killed in a railroad accident.3  

Catherine died Oct 4 1879, at the home of daughter Jennie; buried Union Cemetery, Newburg, West Virginia.3  

A biographical sketch of Hiram Hanshaw & Catherine Miner can be seen at: http://www.minerd.com/bio-miner,_catherinehanshaw.htm

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  1. 1860 census, Evansville P.O., Evansville District, Preston County, Virginia; roll M653-1372, page 273, line #6, family #1580.
  2. 1870 census, Rowlesburg P.O., Lyon Township, Preston County, West Virginia; roll M593-1697, page 104, line #5, dwelling #71, family #71.
  3. Minerd-Miner-Minor National Family Reunion and Research:
  4. 1830 census, Preston County, Virginia; roll M19-199, page 14.
  5. 1840 census, Preston County, Virginia; roll M704-572, page 207.

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