┌── Absolom Hinshaw │ 1728-? ┌── Absolom Hinshaw ────┤ │ 1752-1830 │ │ └── Rebecca Haddock │ Stephen Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1797 │ ┌── Jacob Hinshaw D: 1877 │ │ └── Elizabeth Hinshaw ──┤ c1753-1833 │ └── Rebecca Mackey M: Hannah Davis ├── Asenath Hinshaw (1824-1900) 1,2,3,4 ├── Abigail Hinshaw (1826-1885) 1,2,3 ├── Jane Hinshaw (1828-1880) 1,2,3 ├── Thomas Hinshaw (1831-1925) 1,2,3,5 ├── Jacob Hinshaw (1834-1920) 1,2,3,5 ├── Ruth Hinshaw (1836-1896) 1,2,3,5,6 ├── Amos S. Hinshaw (1839-1930) 1,2,3,5,6 ├── Hannah E. Hinshaw (1842-1881) 1,2,3,5,6,7,8 ├── Elizabeth Ann Hinshaw (1845-1899) 1,2,3,5,6 └── Milecent Hinshaw (1847-1880) 1,2,3,5,6,9
|Stephen Hinshaw [ID 00229]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born 6-27-1797, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,6,7,10
He married Hannah Davis, 11-7-1822, Holly Spring, North Carolina.1,2,3,9 Hannah, daughter of Charles Davis & Hannah Piggott, was born 3-6-1804, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,6,7,10,11 Note that Stephen's brother Jacob married Hannah's sister Mary Davis.
At Holly Spring MM on 3-20-1830, Stephen was granted a certificate to Piny Ridge Mtg "(living there)".2
On 8-16-1845, Stephen was chosend overseer of the Holly Spring MM.2
On 1-16-1847, Stephen was chosend trustee of the Piney Ridge MH.2
On 2-21-1852, Stephen was recommended an elder of the Holly Spring MM.2
In 1847 an unidentified Jacob Hinshaw (not Stephen's brother Jacob) prepared his last will and testament. This Jacob Hinshaw, who seems to have been unmarried as no wife or children were mentioned, left his entire estate to Stephen Hinshaw and his children. Jacob referred to Stephen as "my trusty Friend"12 (see below).
Stephen and family were shown in the 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina:5
Stephen and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 14 1860), Randolph County, North Carolina:6
Stephen and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 11 1870), Randolph County, North Carolina:7
Stephen Hinshaw died Feb 28 1877, at the home of son Thomas, Randolph County, North Carolina; buried Holly Spring Cemetery, 5 miles south of Ramseur, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,10 On 1-19-1878, Stephen's death was reported to the Holly Spring MM.2
Stephen died in a fire at the house of his son Thomas.14 An account of the fire was included in a biography of son Thomas and his wife Mary Barker Hinshaw:15
On a fateful Wednesday afternoon, February 28, 1877, Thomas Hinshaw told one customer, with whom he had been very lenient, that no further credit could be extended until some payment was made. This man became almost insanely angry. After a burst of profanity, he uttered dire but veiled threats and stalked away.
That night the family retired around nine o'clock as usual, but Thomas could not go to sleep. He kept wondering just how the threat uttered in the afternoon would materialize. In about an hour he had the distinct feeling that something was wrong. There was a strange sound in the west part of the house, and he caught the unmistakable odor of smoke. Jumping out of bed, he discovered that the house was on fire! Their one bucketful of water was of little use. The only thing he and Mary could do was to get the family out of the house, and to save what valuables they could, which was very little.
Stephen Hinshaw, Thomas's father, then almost eighty years of age, went back into the house to get something, presumably. A blast of flame and smoke caught him, and he collapsed. No one knew he was inside until it was too late. The intense heat forced the family to watch the blazing inferno in helpless agony.
When news of the calamity spread over the community, neighbor men secured a coffin into which they placed the fragmentary remains of Stephen Hinshaw's body. A brief funeral service was held at Holly Spring in the afternoon of the day following the fire. Out of the silence in this service of worship, someone offered prayer, while a few others spoke words of tribute, and quoted scriptural promises of Divine comfort.
No arrest was made in connection with the fire; there was no witness to the obvious arson involved. The fact that a certain man had made a terrible threat, and that his little white dog was seen lingering around while the house was burning, was circumstantial evidence only, and not positive proof
Stephen's will was recorded in Randolph County, North Carolina Will Book 15, page 24316,17 (see below)
Widow Hannah was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 17 1880), living in the household of daughter Abigail in Pleasant Grove Township, Randolph County, North Carolina:11
Hannah died 1-3-1881, Holly Spring MM, North Carolina; buried Holly Spring Cemetery, 5 miles south of Ramseur, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,10
Hannah's will (Randolph County NC book 15, page 339)16,17 was written 1-24-1880 (see below). The will was dated 1880 in a probate court document which declared Hannah to be then deceased. So it appears that the Holly Spring MM death record showing 1881 might have been incorrect.
Photo: Stephen Hinshaw 18
Photo: Hannah Davis 18
Photo: Stephen Hinshaw's last will and testament 12
Photo: Hannah Davis Hinshaw's last will and testament 12
Photo: unidentified Jacob Hinshaw's last will and testament 12
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