Thomas Hinshaw

                                         ┌── Thomas Hinshawc1680-?    
                    ┌── Jacob Hinshaw ───┤
                    │    1710-1796       │
                    │                    └── Mary Marshallc1685-?    
Thomas Hinshaw ─────┤
B: c1749            │                    ┌── Joseph Mackey
D: 1825             │                    │
                    └── Rebecca Mackey ──┤
                        c1716-1796       │
                                         └── Ann Sweethen
M: Hannah Seasfield
   ├── Mary Hinshaw (c1767-1856) 1
   ├── Jacob Hinshaw (c1768-1811) 1,2
   ├── William Hinshaw (c1772-?) 1,2
   ├── Jonathan Hinshaw (c1774-1859) 1,2
   ├── Thomas Hinshaw (1775-1824) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Margaret Hinshaw (c1777-1846) 1,2
   ├── Elizabeth Hinshaw (1778-c1860) 2
   ├── Rebecca Hinshaw (1780-1864) 1,2
   ├── Benjamin Hinshaw (c1782-1829) 1,5
   ├── Hannah Hinshaw (1782-?) 2
   └── Jane Hinshaw (1785-1853) 6,7

Thomas Hinshaw     [ID 00166] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1749.2,8  Thomas' birth date has been variously reported to be c1749, c1737, or c1740.  A newspaper article once even claimed Thomas was a twin of brother William (whose exact birth date is also unknown).9  

The Cane Creek MM records show that on 1-5-1765 Thomas & Joseph Hinshaw were received on a certificate (not mentioning from where).  Presumably this refers to this Thomas as his brother was Joseph.10  

A few months later, on 6-1-1765, Thomas Hinshaw was granted a certificate to Pennsylvania, presumably this Thomas since his father Jacob was living in Pennsylvania at the time.10  

He married Hannah Seasfield1,3 [Elinor Seafield2,11], 17661,3.  Hannah was born about 1745.1,2  

On 10-11-1766, the Warrington MM recorded:1

"Thomas Hinshaw is joined in marriage with a young woman not of our society by a magistrate."
He was disowned the next month and apparently never rejoined the Quakers, although he spent the rest of his life in Quaker communities.1  

Thomas Hinshaw died May 26 1825, Surry County, North Carolina; buried Deep Creek Friends Cemetery, Yadkin County, North Carolina.1,2,12  

Hannah died 1835, aged ninety.1,2

(photo)Photo: Gravestone of Thomas Hinshaw 13

(photo)Photo: Gravestone next to Thomas Hinshaw apparently Hannah's 13


  1. A manuscript titled "The Hinshaw Family" by Thomas D. Hamm - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  2. Family lineage contributed by Edwin Everett Hinshaw
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Family Registry Index - Hinshaw.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  5. Contribution from Ray Parker ().
  6. Contribution from Corey Olsberg () citing: obituary of Jane Hinshaw Benge.
  7. Contribution from Corey Olsberg () and Dora Robinson () citing:
    obituary of Jane Hinshaw Benge.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  9. The "Daily Pantagraph", Sept 1 1908.
  10. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  11. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  12. Family group sheets contributed by Thornton Neal Hinshaw
  13. Photo courtesy of Bill Hinshaw.

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