┌── Jacob Hinshaw │ c1751-1837 ┌── Reuben Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1789-1871 │ │ └── Sarah Martin │ 1766-1845 John Perkins Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1843 │ D: <1896 │ └── Mary A. Huddle 1812-1891 M: Charlotte Lee ├── Alverdia Hinshaw (c1869-?) 1,2,3 ├── George Austin Hinshaw (1871-1966) 3,4 ├── James P. Hinshaw (c1874-?) 3 └── Joseph Nipp Hinshaw (1876-1947) 1,3,5
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John Perkins Hinshaw4,6 [John P. Henshaw7,8,9].
Born May 7 1843, Gillespieville, Ross County, Ohio.2,3,6,8,10,11,12
John lived in Ross County, Ohio.4
On Aug 10 1861, John P. Henshaw, age 18, enlisted as a Private, Company C, 33rd Infantry Regiment, Ohio Union Army.8 The Ohio 33rd Infantry Regiment, organized Aug 1 1861, mustered out Jul 12 1865, participated in the following battles (in which John would presumably have been participating);
Just before going off to war, John was presented with a New Testament from the Ross County Bible Society. The bible was inscribed as follows:
On June 11, 1862 John wrote the following letter to his sister and brother-in-law, Malinda and Adam Neff:13
Camp Taylor Huntsville Ala
June the 11 1862
Dear brother and sister
I took this time to inform you how I geting along. I am in good health now and hope you are also. I am a little lame and have bin for some time but I am geting beter. I recieved your letter the day before yeasterday but I had the headache So bad that I could not write that day and yesterday. I was on duty so I could not write so I thought while I had time I would write this morning. our regiment is not here now. they have bin gon about one weak. we look for them back to day. they are up the rail road about 40 mils. I went up the other day and the Captain sent me back on the first train after provision and I sent it up to them and I stayed here. There is about 100 of us here now only enough to take care of the camp but we look for the rest home this evening. I hope so for I am lonesome here with such a fiew. we have very hot dry weather down here. crops is poor. the wheat is very poor and the oats hant worth eating. the corn looks good and it need to for the people have nothing to live on. I do not believe there is as mutch corn in all this country as there is in liberty township. we went out yesterday to get some corn and we had to go about 17 mils before we could get two loads.
I got a letter from home last week and one from Ellen Rains to and they was all well then. we have regular mail now (but we dont have eny female). we can get your letters in half the time that it did take them to come. I hope adam will have good luck with his colt. I would like to see Clela and I think I will soon for I believe this war is about over. it rather gets me adam to think of miss white being mother but I think the man erned his ten dollars by the hardest and he ought to have it. I think he was a good hand to that what has bin tried so often and not done.
I hope you will write. write soon and then you can tell me how the corn looks by that time.
Same as before
your absent brother
John P Hinshaw
to adam and malinda neff
On July 3, 1862 John wrote another letter to his sister Linda Neff:13
July the 3 1862
I recieved your fine letter last night and it found me in good health. I am Sorrow to hier that you and your family is in sutch poor health but I hope you will all be in good health before this gets their. I got three letters last night. one from you and one from Ellen Bains and one from Miss E. E. L. and they all give satisfaction. I/we left huntsville last friday and came here. we are in camp nier the mouth of battle creek on the Tennesse river. we are on one side of the and the rebles on the other. we can talk to each other. they are throwing up breast work. we can see them very plain. I was guarding the commons yeasterday and last night. last evening I went down to the river bank and one of the rebles came on the other bank and held up a bottle of some thing and invited me to come over and drink with him but I did not feel inclined to go. So I just told him to come over and take breakfast with me but he did not come. They shot three shells at our cannons yeasterday but they done no damage. I dont think there will be eny fighting done here for the river is to wide to shoot across muskets. so they can do nothing but with their artilery and we can shoot cannons just as good as they can. you wanted to no what was the matter of my leg. there was nothing mutch the matter only I strained it one day jumping off the cars but it is well now. I will tell you something about the price of things here. Corn 1.00 per bu. flour 25.00 per barl. bacon $20.00 per hundred. Salt $8.00 per barl. Eggs 30 cts per doz. butter 25 cts pound.
I must stop writing now by requesting you to write as soon as you can.
the same as before
John P Hinshaw
to linda neff
On August 8, 1862 John again wrote to his sister Martha Malinda:13
Camp Mihalotsy Tennessee
August the 8 1862
I recieved your kind letter today and it found me very well or very neir it. I had the colic last night but I feel allrite this morning. We have plenty to eat now and we live first rate. our regiment was on picket last night and the enimey thout they would try our colum for they come and fired on company (D). about 300 hundred of them. They fired some three or four times apiece at our boys but they did not hurt eny of us. we have very hot and dry weather down here and I cant tell you what things is worth for we cant get out Side of the pickets to buy eny thing. what we cant Steal we do without. we still live close to the rebels. I can See their camp from where I am seting. I dont no when we will have to fight them for we expect it all the time.
I am sorrow to hier that they are going to drafting for I am afraid they will make adam and george go. but there is Some boys I would like to see go and they wont go with out drafting. you must excuse my bad writing for I mashed my finger last evening and I wont write mutch this time but I beg you to write soon and maybe I will be in a better condition for writing the next time. You can Direct the same as before. So good bye for this time.
I remain your absent brother
John P Hinshaw
On September 30, 1862 John again wrote to his sister Malinda Neff:13
Camp at Louisville Ky
Sept the 30 1862
I received your letter of the 31st with pleasure. it found me well and harty as I hope this with you and your family. I am at Louisville in stead of Huntsville but we have had a hard time in getting here. we left battle creek on the night of the 27th of August and have bin on the march Ever Sense. The rebels did not get scared and leave but they maid us skedadle one night after they had Shelled us 18 hours killing one man and wounding three more. we had all give up to be taken prisoners but our old Colonel found out that he could get us out and we all left the fort about 11 oclock P M and marched all that night and the next day with out eny thing to eat and then we stopt at the foot of the mountain and cooked some meat and corn and then started up the mountain witch took us one day to cross. on arriving on the side we found general smith there with his Division. then we all moved on towards Murphreis borro leaving the enime behind us as fast as possible and we have bin traveling ever sense but we have got here and I hope we will get a little rest for I am tired of tramping. I expect we will have to go back to Dixie some time but I hope they will let us rest a while first.
[the remainder of this letter has not been located and is apparently lost].
On February 23, 1863 John again wrote to his sister:13
Camp Dennison Ohio
February the 23 1863
I received your letter today. I was glad to hier from you. I am getting along fine now. my health is a little delicate but I am abel to work. I have bin at work in the kitchen for the last week. I dont know how long I get to stay. There is me and another woman working together. I enjoy myself. well she is a good lady and I like to work with her. She is from fayette county ohio. her name is Browning. I think I will stay hier a week or two. I hant going to leave as long as I can stay. I cant get in as a nures for they have as meny nurceses as they want. I may stay in the kitchen a month or so I cant tell. the doctor told me the other day that he would let me no when he wanted me to go to my regiment. I have one sore eye that hurts me ritesmarte but it feels some better today. I think it will be all rite in a fiew days. I would like to come home if I could but there is no chance and I dont say eny thing about it. I would love to see the boys if I could for I think of them evry day. I want you to write to me and let me no if adam has Eagle yet or not.
[the remainder of this letter has not been located and is apparently lost].
On March 16, 1863 John again wrote to his sister:13
Monday March the 16 1863
I recieved your letter Friday last and was glad to hier that you was well and I hope this will find you in good health Still. I am still working in the kitchen and I like it very well. I have no woman helping me now but I hope there will be one here in afiew days. I have not bin so well for the last week as I have bin. I have had sutch a pain in my side that I cant sleep mutch in a night. the doctor put four cups on me last night and I feel better this morning.
you spoke of moveing in a shanty. well it dose Seem a little odd but I hope it is all for the better. if adam can get to work steady and is abel to do it you may not have to live there long. I hope adam will not have to go in the field but I dont believe they will take him for I dont think he can Stand it and if he is not as well this spring as comon I think he will be exempted from the draft. but if he has to go I supose it cant be helpt so I see no use of greaveing so soon for there is time for that after he is gone.
I hope the war will end soon for I dont want to go south eny more for I dont believe I can stand it eny more.
I would like to come home and see you after you get moved into your shanty but I see no chance of geting there with out running off and that wont do.
well I must close for this time by requesting you to write soon.
John P. Hinshaw
yes you spoke of sending some of the boys hair. I wish you would do it.
On July 17, 1863 John again wrote to his sister:14
As I thought you would be uneasy about me I tok the opertunity to let you no how I am doing. I got to camp safe but I found all in the greatest excitement. the boys was all armed and ready for old morgan who was only five miles off. we thought he would come and burn ourcamp but he had not time to stop for there was a lot of men after him. we had some skirmishing to do but he did not try to in the camp but he could have done it for we had not half as many men as he had. he only killed five of our men and took some horses. he crossed the Miami river about three miles from here and threw the train off and killed the fireman and two others. he then burnt train and left. the y say he is going up the sciotovalley but I dont think he will get that far ....... I have herd that Morgan has taken Piketon but I dont believe it for I dont think he could go so fast. if he has I think our men had better quit for if they cant stop him in our own State they cant do it eny place. I hope he wont get up about london for he might Steel queen [John's mare] and then I would have no horse butif he wants her he will have her I suppose for he dose as he pleases ........ I want you to write soon and let me no how you all are
yours as ever
John P Hinshaw
He married Charlotte Lee7 [Charlottie Lee9,15, Charlotta Lee2, Lottie Lee16], Apr 7 18707, Cass County, Missouri7. Charlotte, daughter of David P. Lee & Sarah Haughey13,17,18,19,20, was born May - 184813,17,18,19,20 [about 18473], Ohio13,17,18,19,20.
John and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 18 1870), living with Charlotte's parents in17 Dayton, Cold Water Township, Cass County, Missouri:2
In 1871 John and Lottie were in Mulberry, Missouri.16 In 1873 & 1874 they were living in Westpoint, Bates County, Missouri.16 By 1882 they were in Nevada County, Missouri.16
John and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 2-3 1880), Washington Township, Vernon County, Missouri:3
John Perkins Hinshaw died before May 5 1896.21 John is buried in Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri.22
On May 5 1896 [unclear], Charlotte Henshaw of Missouri applied for a pension as widow of John P. Henshaw, veteran of Company B, 23rd V.R.C., and of Companies B & C, 33rd Ohio Infantry.21
Widow Charlotte was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 15 1900), living alone at 115 [unclear] South Elm, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri:18
Mrs. C. Hinshaw (apparently Charlotte) was shown in the 1907 Taxpayer List of Center Township, Vernon County, Missouri.23
Widow Charlotte was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21 1910), living alone at 115 South Elm St., Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri:24
Widow Charlotte was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), living alone on Elm Street, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri:19
Widow Charlotte was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), living alone at 115 Elm, Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri:20
Charlotte died after Apr 9 1930.20 Charlotte's death notice was published in a newspaper (date and publication unknown) as follows:13
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CHARLOTTE HINSHAW HELD THIS AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Hinshaw were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hays Service Rooms, conducted by the Rev. J. Winston Pearce of the First Baptist church.
Miss LaNeta Wirth, accompanied by Miss Emily LeMoine, sang two selections, "In the Garden" and "Asleep in the Arms of Jesus". Pall-bearers were Carl Wirth, Elza Hinshaw, William Owings, Ben Lawless, George Hinshaw, Preston Bullock. Interment was at the Deepwood cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hays Funeral Service.
Photo: John P. & Charlotte Hinshaw Civil War pension record 21
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