┌── Jesse Hinshaw │ 1770-1846 ┌── Jesse Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1797-1875 │ │ └── Mary Marshill │ 1773-1806 Zimri Hinshaw ─────┤ B: 1821 │ ┌── Jacob Moon D: 1854 │ │ └── Hannah Moon ────┤ 1798-1886 │ └── Ruth Hinshaw M: Rachel Crofford ├── Anna Jane Hinshaw (1842-1935) 1,2,3 ├── John Rufus Hinshaw (1844-1926) 1,2,3,4 ├── Cyrenius Elwood Hinshaw (1846-1924) 1,2,3,5 ├── William Jasper Hinshaw (1849-1937) 1,2,3,6 ├── Mary Matilda Hinshaw (1850-1929) 1,2,3,7 └── Albert Anderton Hinshaw (1852-1880) 1,2,3
|Zimri Hinshaw [ID 01892]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Zimri Hinshaw2,8,9 [Zimry Henshaw8,10, Yancy Hanshaw5].
Born Dec 2 1821, Bartholomew County, Indiana.3,7,11,12,13
He married Rachel Crofford8,10,14 [Rachel Rardin2,3,15, Rachel Rerdin2], Dec 2 18418,10,14, Parke County, Indiana8,10,14. Rachel was born Dec 11 18147,11,12,16 [about 182117], Ohio7,11,12,16 [Pennsylvania3,5, Indiana17].
Rachel seems to have been previously married to a Crofford (or Crawford), and her maiden name apparently was Rardin (or Riordan/Reardon). Her marriage license (and the Parke County, Indiana marriage records) show her name as Rachel Crofford, but the death certificate of her son John shows his mother's maiden name as Rardin,15 and family notes recorded by granddaughter Mary Cisela Stuart also shows her as Rardin.3
In 1848 Zimri and Rachel removed to Clay County, Indiana.18
Zimri and family were shown in the 1850 census, Washington Township, Clay County, Indiana, as follows:5
Zimri Hinshaw died Sep 1 1854, at his residence, Clay County, Indiana; age 32 years, 9 months.3,7,11,12,13,19 Medical: Zimri died from liver disease.13,20
In September, 1854, daughter Anna Jane Hinshaw wrote a letter to an Alexander Helton, sending news of Zimri's death.13 It is unknown if this was ever printed as a formal obituary:
Brother Zimri Hinshaw departed this life Sept 1st 1854. at this residence in Clay Co., died, aged 32 years and 9 months.
Brother Hinshaw was born in Bartholomew Co., and emigrated from there to Parke, with his parents at the age of seven and there married in 1841, soon after which he joined the United Brethren Church and lived a worthy member of the same until his death. Though he seemed to have a lived more faithful during the last years of his life than ever before. His disease was bilious fever with which he suffered seven days. He died in the triumph of living faith.
The circumstance of his death were somewhat singular and very interesting. He had a strong presentiment of his approaching dissolution, and a short time before he died, he requested someone present to pray with him, after which he immediately followed in prayer and then delivered an exhortation to those present in a remarkably clear and forcible style of an hour and a half in length, in which he spoke of his clear conviction of the truth.
Morality alone is not sufficient to insurance happiness beyond the grave, and in this his dying declaration he said "I wish all my friends to distinctly understand that there is no repentance after death". Immediately after closing his exhortation he fell asleep in Jesus as calmly as an infant sinking to rest, without a struggle or a groan.
He left a wife and six children with a large circle of friend to mourn their loss. But they not as those who have no hope, for their loss is his eternal gain.
Oh weep not for the friends that pass
In to the lonely grave,
As [????? - unclear, looks like bruzes] sweep the withered grass
Along the restless wave.
For though they pleasure may depart
and mournful days be given,
And lonely though on earth thou art
Yet bliss awaits the holy heart
Where friend rejoin in Heaven.
Widow Rachel and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 11 1860), Penn Township, Park County, Indiana:17,21
Widow Rachel and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Aug 2 1870), Center Point, Clay County, Indiana:23,24
Rachel died May 9 1898, Clay County, Indiana; (at noon).3,7,11,12
Photo: Zimri and Rachel's children
Photo: Rachel Crofford Hinshaw 25
Photo: Rachel Crofford Hinshaw 26
Photo: Zimri Hinshaw & Rachel Crofford marriage record 27
Photo: Zimri & Rachel Hinshaw family notes recorded by granddaughter Mary Cisela Stuart 28
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