Elias Hinshaw

Elias Hinshaw
B: c1786
D: c1840
M: Catherine Lucas

M: Sarah Williams
   ├── Sarah Hinshaw (1812-1890) 1,2,3
   ├── Isaac G. Hinshaw (1813-1873) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Joseph Hinshaw (c1817-1869) 2,6
   ├── Catherine Hinshaw (1818-1878) 6,7
   ├── Luke Hinshaw (1819-1886) 2,5
   ├── George Hinshaw (c1820-1845) 2,5
   ├── William Lucas Hinshaw (1823-1890) 2,3,5
   ├── Silas Hinshaw (1831-1865) 2,6,7
   └── Rebecca R. Hinshaw (c1834-?) 2,6,7

Elias Hinshaw     [ID 02262] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1786, North Carolina.3  

He married Catherine Lucas, 1807, possibly in Tennessee.2  

He then married Sarah Williams1,2,3,4,8,9 [Sally Williams1, Sarah William5], Jul 4 18111,2,3,4,8,9, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio1,2,3,4,8,9.  Elias and Sarah were married by James Johnson, J.P.8  Sarah Williams, daughter of Benjamin Williams & Katherine Martin2,3, was born 17892,3 [about 17917,10], Tennessee2,3 [North Carolina7,10].  

On Jan 23 1813, Elias Hinshaw purchased 37.5 acres of land from David Terry in Highland County, Ohio.11  

Elias and family were shown in the 1820 census, Fairfield Township, Highland County, Ohio:12

Elias Henshaw household:
2 males under age 10 (Isaac and/or Joseph and/or Luke).
1 male age 26-45 (Elias).
3 females under age 10 (Sarah, Catherine and ??).
1 female age 26-45 (Sarah).
Also living in Highland County, Ohio at that time (Union Township) was John Henshaw #24213 (possible a close relative??).14  

On Sep 29 1829, Elias Henshaw and Sarah, his wife, sold 37.5 acres in Highland County, Ohio to Jonathan Pickering.15  (This was probably the same parcel that was purchased in 1813).14  

Elias and family were shown in the 1830 census, Warren County, Indiana:16

Elias Hinshaw household:
2 males under age 5 (William Lucas and George).
2 males age 5-10 (Joseph and Luke).
1 male age 15-20 (Isaac).
1 female under age 5 (Catherine).
1 female age 15-20 (Sarah).
1 female age 30-40 (Sarah).

On Jan 3 1832, Elias purchased 80 acres of land in Warren County, Indiana.17  In this land record he was described as "Elias Henshaw of Warren County, Indiana",17 which seems to indicate that he had moved to Warren County prior to 1832.  

On Jul 7 1832, Elias registered a cattle branding mark in Warren County, Indiana.18  In his stock mark registration he is recorded as a resident of Warrent Township.18  His mark is recorded as:18

A crop and an under nick in the right ear.
Also recorded in Warren County, Indiana at about the same time were the stock marks for a Walter Buell and a James H. Buell18 (see: son Isaac who married a Buell in 1850).  

Elias Hinshaw died about 1840, possibly Andrew County, Missouri.2  

Widow Sarah (Sally) Hinshaw was shown in the 1840 census, Warren County, Indiana:19

Sally Henshaw household:
1 male age 5-10 (Silas).
2 males age 15-20 (George and William Lucas).
1 female age 10-15 (Rebecca).
1 female age 20-30 (Catherine).
1 female age 40-50 (Sally).

Widow Sarah and family were shown in the 1849 Iowa state census (Oct 6 1849), Madison County, Iowa:20

Sarh Henshaw; 5 persons total in household.

Widow Sarah and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 2 1850), Madison County, Iowa, with son William as male head-of-household:21

William Henshaw, age 25, born in Ohio; farmer; married within the year.
Nancy I. Henshaw, age 19, born in Virginia.
Sarah Henshaw, age 59, born in North Carolina.
Catharine Henshaw, age 32, born in Ohio.
Silas Henshaw, age 18, born in Indiana; farmer.
Rebecca R. Henshaw, age 16, born in Indiana.

Widow Sarah and family were shown in the 1851 Iowa state census, Madison County, Iowa:22

Sarah Henshaw; 4 persons total in household.

Widow Sarah was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 16 1860), living in the household of daughter Sarah in Warren Township, Warren County, Indiana:10

Joseph Cox, age 44, born in Ohio; farmer; $1000 real estate; $200 personal property.
Sarah Cox, age 47, born in Ohio.
Eliza A. Cox, age 23, born in Indiana.
Tillman H. Cox, age 16, born in Missouri; attended school.
Harriett E. Cox, age 13, born in Indiana; attended school.
Elizabeth J. Cox, age 10, born in Indiana; attended school.
Sarah Hinshaw, age 68, born in North Carolina; widow; cannot read or write.

Sarah wrote the following letter in December, 1869:23

Dec. 1869

Dear Brother and Sister,

I embrace the opportunity of answering your kind and welcome letter which came to hand last Thursday.  I was glad to hear from you.  I have also something else to tell you, that I got to see Luke again, he is here with us now.  I am as well as common.  You wrote you was so fleshy, that is something I am not troubled with.  I am leaner than you ever saw me.  I have lost the sight of one eye.  Joseph is dead and Ester was at Fort DesMoines the last I heard from her.  You wanted to know how my future prospects were.  I am well contented as concerns my afterstate.  I hope to go to a better place than this when the storms of life are over.  I hope to meet you all in the promised land.  We have not heard from Adam and Catharine for some time.  William's wife is dead again, and he lived with Adam with his 3 children, the last I heard from him.  Silas' widow lived in Kansas the last account I had of her.  Rachel was to see me two years ago.  You know more about Isaac than I do.  When you write again, write about your children all that you know about.  I guess this is all that I can think of now to write only write soon and with all the news.  Let Isaac read this, if you please, and I would like a scratch from his pen.  My love to you and yours, also to Isaac and Melissa and the children.  Farewell, yours in love, write soon.  

Sally Hinshaw

Note: There are only two other Hinshaw/Henshaw families known to have lived in Highland County, Ohio:

- The family of John Hinshaw & Margaret Ratcliff.
- The family of Abel Hinshaw & Nancy Bookout.
So it might be reasonable to assume that Elias was closely related to John or Abel, perhaps a brother.  Note that John had a brother Thomas, born in 1789, whose whereabouts and history are otherwise unaccounted for (perhaps his name was incorrectly repored as Thomas and maybe was actually Elias).14  

Also: Elias' sons were known to have been in Platte County, Missouri (as perhaps Elias himself might have been).  There is another as yet unidentified Hinshaw family with a connection to Platte County, Missouri - see: Jonathan Hinshaw family.  This family might be closely related.  

Also see: Ellis (Elias??) Henshaw who was married in Platte County, Missouri in 1856.  

Jonathan Henshaw #15096 was born in Randolph County, North Carolina about 1776, and enlisted during the War of 1812 in Hillsboro [Ohio], and was given a land grant in Platte County, Missouri.  Jonathan Henshaw #15096 was very possibly Elias' brother.14  

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Sources

  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  2. Contribution from Lucille Bigelow ().
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Family Registry Index - Hinshaw.
  5. "The Brazen Overlanders of 1845", by Donna M. Wojcik, contributed by Lucille Bigelow ().
  6. Family group sheets by Alta Ione Bradbury, Kanab, Utah
  7. 1850 census, Madison County, Iowa; roll M432-187, page 140A, line #11, dwelling #727, family #784.
  8. Contribution from Yolanda (Campbell) Lifter () citing:
    "Marriage Records of Highland County, Ohio (1805-1880)".
  9. Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850; http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
  10. 1860 census, Independence P.O., Warren Township, Warren County, Indiana; roll M653-305, page 532, line #9, dwelling #594, family #578.
  11. "Records of the Recorder's Office of Highland County, Ohio (1805-1850)",
    by David N. McBride; The Edwards Letter Shop, Ann Arbor, MI; 1969.
    GS929.3771 M11 in the Santa Clara CA library;
    "Transcribed Deed Book 6", page 511.
  12. 1820 census, Fairfield Township, Highland County, Ohio; roll M33_92, page 63.
  13. 1820 census, Union Township, Highland County, Ohio; roll M33_92, page 38.
  14. Speculation.
  15. "Records of the Recorder's Office of Highland County, Ohio (1805-1850)",
    by David N. McBride; The Edwards Letter Shop, Ann Arbor, MI; 1969.
    GS929.3771 M11 in the Santa Clara CA library.
    "Transcribed Deed Book 3", page 294.
  16. 1830 census, Warren County, Indiana; roll M19_32, page 184.
  17. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  18. Heiss, Willard. "Indiana Source Book", Vol. V; Indiana Historical Society, 1977, citing:
    Warren County, Indiana, stock marks, Oct 1827 - May 1931.
  19. 1840 census, Warren County, Indiana; roll M704_97, page 80.
  20. 1849 Iowa state census, Madison County, Iowa; http://www.ancestry.com.
  21. 1850 census, Madison County, Iowa; roll M432-187, page 140, line #11, dwelling #729, family #784.
  22. 1851 Iowa state census, Madison County, Iowa; http://www.ancestry.com.
  23. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Ross Bremer ().


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