James M. Hinshaw

                                        ┌── Jesse Hinshaw
                                        │    1770-1846 
                    ┌── Jesse Hinshaw ──┤
                    │    1797-1875      │
                    │                   └── Mary Marshill
                    │                        1773-1806 
James M. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1831             │                   ┌── Jacob Moon
D: 1914             │                   │
No Issue            └── Hannah Moon ────┤
                         1798-1886      │
                                        └── Ruth Hinshaw
M: Emily W. Morgan

James M. Hinshaw     [ID 01883] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 17 1831, Parke County, Indiana.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10  

He married Emily W. Morgan, Jan 25 1855, Parke County, Indiana.10,11,12,13  Emily, daughter of Kinschen/Kenahen + Sarah Morgan4,10,11,13,14, was born Mar 10 18314,10,11,13,14 [18305,9, about 18246], North Carolina4,10,11,13,14.  

No children.10  

James and Emily were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 9 1860), living with his parents in Penn Township, Park County, Indiana:4

Jesse Hinshaw, age 60, born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hannah Hinshaw, age 55, born in North Carolina.
James Hinshaw, age 28, born in Indiana; farmer.
Emily Hinshaw, age 29, born in North Carolina; "farm girl".
Anna Hinshaw, age 18, born in Indiana; "farm girl".
Syrenus Henshaw, age 13, born in Indiana.

James and Emily were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 2 1870), Penn Township, Park County, Indiana:5

Hinshaw, James M., age 38, born in Indiana; farmer; $4000 real estate; $1200 personal property.
Hinshaw, Emily, age 40, born in North Carolina; keeping house; cannot write.
Hinshaw, Hannah, age 72, born in North Carolina; cannot write.
Mendenhall, John E., age 7, born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Wm J., age 21, born in Indiana; attended school.

James was listed as a subscriber to the 1874 atlas of Parke County, Indiana.  His residence was shown as "Section 2", a native of Parke County; occupation: farmer / stock dealter.15  

James and Emily were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana:6

Hinshaw, James, age 48, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Emily, wife, age 56, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Hannah, mother, age 81, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widow; retired; cannot write.

Although they had no children of their own, James and Emily raised Emily's great neices, Anna Olive Barker (born Oct 14 1878/1879)7,16,17 and Chloe Barker (born Nov 25 1881),7,16 daughters of Emily's neice, Emily Elizabeth Morgan (born May 21 1850, died Oct 6 1883, daughter of Emily's brother Wyatt Morgan)16,18 and her husband, Thomas Francis Barker.16  

Emily died Dec 3 1895, buried Poplar Grove Cemetery, Washington Township, Parke County, Indiana.9,10,13  

Widower James and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 18-19 1900), Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana:7

Hinshaw, Jas [unclear], head-of-household, age 68, born Oct 1831 in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; widower; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Barker, Anna O., niece, age 21, born Oct 1878 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; single; occupation: dressmaker.
Barker, Chloe A., niece, age 18, born Nov 1881 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; single.

Widower James was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23 1910), Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana:8

Hinshaw, James M., head-of-household, age 78, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; widower; occupation: own income; owned farm (free).
Barker, Chloe A., housekeeper, age 28, born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; single.

James M. Hinshaw died Oct 5 19149,10,19,20 [Oct 6 191413,21], Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana9,10,19,20; age 829,10,19,20.  

James' obituary was published as follows:10

James M. Hinshaw, son of Jesse and Hannah Hinshaw was b. Oct 17, 1831 in Pennsylvania Township, Parke Co In near Annapolis on the farm that his father entered in 1828 where he spent all of his life and where he died October 5, 1914, aged 83 years 11 months 19 days.  On the farm he engaged himself in the toil and hardships of helping clear and improve the land.  He believed in aggression and progression and development but was himself a mediocre not so swift but sure.  Early in life he established the blessed boon of a Christian life, uniting with the UB Church at the Old Cross Roads Church at age 18.  Jacob Kenoyer was pastor and Andy Wimsett evangelist.  Later when said church was abandoned and a new church built in Annapolis Mr. Hinshaw took membership there until it was abandoned when he placed his membership in the Marshall UB Church, holding membership there at his death.  He was united in marriage to Emily Morgan, daughter of Kenchen and Sarah Morgan, Jan 25, 1855.  Rev Ira Mater officiating.  Of this union no children were born but they took in their home Miss Chloe Barker whom they cherished and loved as their own.  On December 3, 1895, the shadows of death gathered about the home and in the evening, when the wings of night kissed away the sunlight of day, the death angel called and sister Emily Hinshaw answered the summons of leaving hearts sad and the home lonely.  After sister Hinshaw's death, Miss Barker assumed the cares and responsibility of the home, doing what she could to make it pleasant for her uncle until his death.  As to his education, it was limited.  He was self made, stern and did what was right from conviction and duty.  In his affliction he was patient and enduring, often expressing himself as being ready to die.  So we trust our loss is his eternal gain.  Reluctantly we say farewell, but cherish the hope in that brighter cloudless morning we may meet again.  Funeral services were held at the ME Church, Annapolis Wed Oct 7 at 10 o'clock, Rev O. P. Cooper officiating, assisted by rev Shrigley of Marshall and Rev M. F. Sherrill of Annapolis.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Clara Chamness, Mrs. Ruth Anderson, Frank and John Coffin, and Mrs. Mayme Stanley organist.  Pallbearers were old friends of Mr. Hinshaw.

The following biographical sketch of James M. Hinshaw appears in the book "History of Parke County, Indiana" by JH Beadle:11

James M. HINSHAW, farmer Annapolis, was b. in Parke Co, IN Oct 17, 1832 and is the son of Jessie and Hannah Hinshaw, who are natives of NC.  His father was born in 1797, and died in Parke Co in 1864, and his mother was b. March 14, 1798, and now resides with Mr. Hinshaw.  They came from NC to Parke Co in 1828 and settled on the farm where Mr. Hinshaw now lives, and where he was born.  He has therefore been a resident of the county all his life, and his pursuit in life has been that of a farmer.  Jan 25, 1855, he married Emily MORGAN, daughter of Kinschen and Sarah Morgan, who were natives of NC and came to Parke Co. in 1830.  Mrs. Hinshaw was b. in NC in 1830.  Her father was b. April 4,1 797 and died May 13, 1880.  Her mother was b. in 1800.  M/M Hinshaw are long standing members of the united Brethren Church and in their long stay in Parke Co. they have gained the confidence of the people, among whom they have made many friends.


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  2. Contribution from Sherian Kennedy (), citing:
    Hinshaw Genealogy by Edna Harvey Joseph.
  3. 1850 census, 85th District, Parke County, Indiana; roll 164, pg 328, household #927.
  4. 1860 census, Annapolis P.O., Penn Township, Park County, Indiana; roll M653-287, page 617, line #13, dwelling #242, family #241.
  5. 1870 census, Annapolis P.O., Penn Township, Park County, Indiana; roll M593-349, page 133, line #1, dwelling #63, family #63.
  6. 1880 census, Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana; roll T9-303, ED 173, page 449B-450C, line #49, dwelling #21, family #21.
  7. 1900 census, Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana; roll T623-396, ED 65, page 10B, line #76, dwelling #238, family #238.
  8. 1910 census, Penn Township, Parke County, Indiana; roll T624-373, ED 84, page 124A, line #25, dwelling #185, family #185.
  9. Burials at Poplar Grove Cemetery, Washington Township, Parke County, Indiana; USGenWeb Archives;
  10. Obituary of James M. Hinshaw; USGenWeb Archives:
  11. Parke County, Indiana Biographies; USGenWeb Archives;
    citing: p.291 History of Parke Co IN; JH Beadle, Chicago: HH Hill, 1880;
  12. Parke County, Indiana marriages; USGenWeb Archives;
  13. Contribution from Sherian Kennedy ().
  14. 1850 census, Sugar Creek Township, Park County, Indiana; roll M432-164, page 229, line #5, dwelling #984, family #984.
  15. http://www.rootsweb.com/~inparke/1874AtlasSubscribersLibertyAndPennTownships.htm.
  16. Contribution from Karen Zach ().
  17. 1880 census, Liberty Township, Parke County, Indiana; roll T9-303, ED 170, page 414B, line #37, dwelling #47, family #47.
  18. 1850 census, Sugar Creek Township, Park County, Indiana; roll M432-164, page 232, line #13, dwelling #1018, family #1088.
  19. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. Parke County, Indiana Vital Records - Parke County Deaths; USGenWeb:
  21. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4

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