Amanda Hinshaw

                                           ┌── Benjamin Hinshaw
                                           │    1779-1839 
                       ┌── Jesse Hinshaw ──┤
                       │    1800-c1875     │
                       │                   └── Mary -
                       │                       c1776-?    
Amanda Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1840                │
D: 1866                │
                       └── Nancy Miller
M: Louis Talton Coffer

Amanda Hinshaw     [ID 01819] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1840, near Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,3  

She married Louis Talton Coffer1,2 [Lewis Tarlton Coffer2, Lewis L. Cooper4], Feb 12 18561,2 [Feb 13 18564], Smith County, Texas1,2.  Louis was born 1831, North Carolina.2,5  


Penina Jane Coffer, born 1857; married Marion Burleson, Jan 3 1872. 2
Samuel Sales/Sails Coffer, born Jan 13 1859; died Jan 24 1940; married Mary Josephine "Josie" Cadenhead, Jul 27 1882. 2,6
Joseph William Coffer, born 1862. 2
Sarah Gordia Coffer, born 1864; died Aug 12 1932; married John S. Williams. 2

Amanda Hinshaw died Aug 20 1866, Duffer Ranch, near Ranger, Eastland County, Texas; buried Alameda Cemetery, Ranger, Texas.1,2  Amanda was brutally murdered by Indians1 during a raid on the Duffer Ranch.7  A historical marker is in Alameda Cemetery, Eastland County, Texas.1  

After Amanda died, Lewis remarried on Oct 29 1868 to Madelina J. Taylor2 (although in the 1870 census Louis was shown living, apparently without a wife, in the household of Amanda's parents).  

Louis died 1911, Coryell County, Texas.6  


  1. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  2. Contribution from D. Allan Doiron ().
  3. 1850 census, "My Subdivision", Smith County, Texas; roll M432-915, page 60A-B, line #37, dwelling #254, family #256.
  4. Marriage Index: Texas, 1850-1900.
  5. 1870 census, Bell County, Texas; pg 17, household #36; USGenWeb Project:
  6. Contribution from Becky Coffer Gibson ().
  7. Contribution from D. Allan Doiron () citing:
    Myrtle Elizabeth 'Betty' Kring Coffer, spouse of Bruce Coy Coffer, g-grandson of Amanda Hinshaw.

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