Margaret Kathleen Hinshaw

                                                          ┌── Columbus Hinshawc1858-?    
                             ┌── Columbus Edwin Hinshaw ──┤
                             │    1885-1915               │
                             │                            └── Cora Stuart
                             │                                 1862-1936 
Margaret Kathleen Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1912                      │                            ┌── Joshua N. Perry
D: 2009                      │                            │
                             └── Bessie Perry ────────────┤
                                  1885-1970               │
                                                          └── Mary Ann "Polly" Perry
M: Rufus Henry Abernathy

Margaret Kathleen Hinshaw     [ID 16736] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Margaret Kathleen Hinshaw1,2,3,4 [Margaret C. Hinshaw5].

Born Oct 3 1912, Alamance County, North Carolina.1,2,4,5  

She married Rufus Henry Abernathy, Mar 23 1934, Chatham County, North Carolina.3,4,6,7  Rufus was born Nov 30 1910, Bynum, North Carolina.1,3,4,8,9  


Peggy Carolyn Abernathy, born Feb 12 1935, Burlington, North Carolina; married John T. Jones, Aug 19 1956 (child: Angela Carol Jones, born Feb 21 1958)..
Brenda Sue Abernathy, born Apr 14 1946, Elkin, North Carolina; married John Frye.

In 1959-1970 Margaret was living on Rt. 3, Graham, North Carolina.4,7  

Rufus died Oct 14 1992, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina; age 81.8,9  

Margaret Kathleen Hinshaw died Feb 18 2009, Alamance Health Care, Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina; age 96.6  

Margaret's obituary was published in "The Times News" (Burlington, North Carolina) on February 19-21 2009:6

Margaret Hinshaw Abernathy

GRAHAM - Margaret Hinshaw Abernathy, 96, of 2479 N.C. 54, died Feb. 18, 2009 at Alamance Health Care.  

Mrs. Abernathy was a graduate of Elon College where she was a member of the tennis team.  She retired after 30 years of teaching in Alamance County schools.  She was the oldest member of Swepsonville United Methodist Church where she had served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was also an avid UNC fan.  

The family would like to thank the following caretakers for their love and support throughout Mrs. Abernathy's illness: Carolyn Farrington, Sherry Thompson, Diana Enoch, Jeri Scott, Dorothy Thames, Paulette Minor and Dr. Sam Morayati.  

Survivors include daughters, Carolyn Jones and husband John, of Shallotte and Brenda Frye and husband John, of Vass; grandchildren, Angela Lawrence, of Siler City and Chris Jones, of Florida, Jane Hart, of Vass, Jay Frye, of Asheville; great-grandchildren, Brice, Dakota, Jada, Will and Jack.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.E. Hinshaw and Bessie Perry Hinshaw; and her husband, Rufus Henry Abernathy; two sisters and one brother.  

The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the McClure Funeral Home Chapel in Graham with the Rev. Jerry Martin officiating.  Burial will be in Graham Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Swepsonville UMC, 1307 E. Main Street, Swepsonville, N.C. 27359 or The National M.S. Society, 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, N.C. 27609.  

Online condolences may be made at

Social Security information for Rufus Henry Abernathy: 245-12-6290


  1. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  2. 1920 census, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T625-1282, ED 19, page 8B, line #79, dwelling #138, family #142.
  3. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004;
  4. "Our Family Tree", by Si and Shirley Corn; private printing, Jun 1959;
  5. 1930 census, 3rd Ward, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T626-1671, ED 20, page 4A, line #32.
  6. Obituary of Margaret Hinshaw Abernathy; "The Times News", Feb 19-21 2009:
  7. Obituary of Bessie (Perry) Hinshaw.
  8. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004;
  9. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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