Rebecca Hinshaw

                                        ┌── Thomas Hinshawc1680-?    
                   ┌── Jacob Hinshaw ───┤
                   │    1710-1796       │
                   │                    └── Mary Marshallc1685-?    
Rebecca Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1756            │                    ┌── Joseph Mackey
D: 1842            │                    │
                   └── Rebecca Mackey ──┤
                       c1716-1796       │
                                        └── Ann Sweethen
M: Nicholas Cox
   └── Jane Cox (1792-?) 1,2,3

Rebecca Hinshaw     [ID 00171] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Rebecca Hinshaw [Rebeckah Hinshaw, Rebekah Hinshaw, Rebeccah Hinshaw].

Born 1756, Pennsylvania.4,5  

She married Nicholas Cox, Sep 1 1781.4,6,7,8,9  Nicholas, son of Samuel Cox & Hannah Wierman, was born 1758, North Carolina.9,10  

On 10-6-1781 at Cane Creek MM, Rebecca Cox (formerly Hinshaw) was disowned for being "married out of unity".11  


Catherine Cox, born Jun 14 1782; died Dec 23 1857, Hocking County, Ohio; married George Dixon; both buried Peecher Cemetery, Ross County. Ohio. 12
Mary Cox, born c1784; died Sep 25 1848; married Daniel Dixon; both buried Peecher Cemetery, Ross County. Ohio. 13
Samuel Cox, born c1785; died Jul 7 1857; married Leporah/Zeporrah Cox, Mar 8 1821, Ross County. Ohio; he is buried Peecher Cemetery, Ross County. Ohio. 14,15
Jane Cox, born c1790; married Jacob Hyshan/Hyshaw/Hoshaw, Mar 17 1812, Ross County. Ohio.
Jacob Cox, born Mar 25 1792; died Jan 24 1842; married Elizabeth Rains, Jan 15 1818, Ross County. Ohio; both buried Peecher Cemetery, Ross County. Ohio. 14,16
Nancy Cox, born c1794; died Feb 23 1849; married Henry D. Calver, Jun 28 1831, Ross County. Ohio; both buried Peecher Cemetery, Ross County. Ohio. 14,17
Aaron Cox, born c1796.

Nicholas and Rebecca Cox, along with three Dixon brothers George, Daniel, and Jonathan, moved about 1800 from North Carolina to Ross County, Ohio and together each bought one-fourth of county Section Ten.18  

The 1820 census for Ross County records the families of Nicholas Cox, Aaron Cox, George Dixon, and Daniel Dixon all living immediately adjacent.1  

Nicholas died Mar 16 1829, Londonderry, Ohio; age 71 years.9,10,19  

Ross County, Ohio Probate Court record Case 1345 contains a will and other papers for the estate of Nicholas Cox.  Children named are sons Jacob and Samuel Cox and daughters Catherine, Mary, Jane, and Nancy.  Daughter Nancy received a double share of the estate plus her pick of two horses.  Samuel received an extra $100, "when he needs it".  Jacob Cox, and George Dixon (husband of Catherine Cox), were named co-administators; apparently Jacob Cox refused to act and George Dixon petitioned the court for sole authority.  Reference is made to the will being contested by Aaron Cox, apparently another son who inherited nothing.  A codecil to Nicholas' will provides that Joseph Hinshaw may live with the widow Rebecca, if that be his choice.1  

In the 1830 Ross County census, Rebecca is listed as head of household, still living adjacent to her sons-in-law Daniel and George Dixon:1

1 male 80-90; 1 female 70-80; 1 male 40-50; 1 female 30-40; 1 female 20-30. 20

Rebecca Cox again appears as head of household in the 1840 Ross County census, still living next door to her son-in-law George Dixon:1

1 female 80-90; 1 male 30-40; 1 female 30-40.

Rebecca Hinshaw died Jun 5 1842, Ross County, Ohio; age 86 years.4,5,9,10,21  

Buried next to Rebecca and Nicholas is an unidentified Joseph Hinshaw, died May 31, 1831, age 86 years10 (making his birth approximately 1745).  Rebecca did have a brother Joseph, but he is believed to have died in 1827 in Surry County, North Carolina.  


  1. Contribution from Thomas H. Berg ().
  2. Contribution from Deb Landauer ().
  4. A manuscript titled "The Hinshaw Family" by Thomas D. Hamm - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  5. Contribution from Bill Beck () citing:
    "Tombstone Inscriptions, Liberty Township, Ross County, OH", p70.
  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. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  9. GEDCOM file F1701.GED.
  10. Contribution from Byron Anderson () citing:
    gravestone inscriptions, Peecher Cemetery, Ross County, Ohio.
  11. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  14. Ross County, Ohio marriage records;
  18. Contribution from Thomas H. Berg () citing:
    An 1880 county history of Ross County, Ohio.

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