┌── William Hinshaw │ 1724-1814 ┌── William Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1759-1807 │ │ └── Sarah Courtney │ 1730-c1768 William Hinshaw ──────────────┤ B: 1804 │ ┌── William Hunt D: 1887 │ │ └── Margaret Hunt ────┤ 1765-1828 │ └── Sarah Mills M: Matilda Bewley Doane ├── John Hinshaw (1829-1829) 1,2,3,4 ├── Elizabeth Hinshaw (?-<1887) 1,2,5 ├── Hannah Hinshaw 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Julia A. Hinshaw (?-<1887) 1,2,5 ├── Mary Hinshaw (1833-1860) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Thomas Doane Hinshaw (1835-1911) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 ├── Susan Hinshaw (1838-1842) 1,4,5 ├── Lucinda Matilda Hinshaw (1840-1914) 1,2,3,4,5,8,9 M: Nancy Jane Woodward Rhodes ├── Joseph Rhoads Hinshaw (1843-1918) 1,3,4,5,10,11 M: Elizabeth Hockett Bond └── Nancy Jane Hinshaw (1853-1920) 1,2,3,5
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William Hinshaw [William Henshaw6, William Henshay12].
Born 9-4-1804, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2,6,10,13,14,15,16
He married Matilda Bewley Doane1,2,6,11,12,14 [Matilda Doan14, Matilda Dean6, Matilda Done12], May 6 18301,2,6,11,12,14, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee1,2,6,11,12,14. Matilda, daughter of John Doane & Matilda Bewley, was born 9-23-1804, Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,2,17,18,19,20
William and Matilda were shown in the 1830 census living in Jefferson County, Tennessee:21
At White Lick MM (Morgan County, Indiana) on 7-18-1838, Matilda Hinshaw was received on a certificate from Lost Creek MM, Tennessee.17
Matilda died 1-20-1840, age 35y 3m 27d.1,2,18,20
Widower William and family were shown in the 1840 census, Morgan County, Indiana:22
He then married Nancy Jane Woodward Rhodes10,11,23,24 [Nancy Jane Rhoads10,14,24, Nancy Jane Woodward11], Dec 17 184010,11,23,24, Morgan County, Indiana10,11,23,24. Nancy was a widow.11
Nancy died about 1846.23
He then married Elizabeth Hockett Bond3,11,14,23,25 [Betsy Bond3,11,23, Elizabeth Hoggatt26, Betsy Hockett11,27], May 3 18503,11,14,23,25, Richland, Henry County, Iowa3,11,14,23,25. Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen Hoggatt & Margaret Thornburg3,26, was born Aug 19 18093,26 [Aug 11 180927], Ohio3,26.
Betsy was the widow of Darius Bond, and had five children by her previous marriage.11,23,27
William Hinshaw and family were shown in the 1850 federal census (Aug 16 1850), Keokuk County, Iowa:28
At Salem MM on 7-16-1851, Betsy and daughter were granted a certificate to Richland MM.29
William and family were shown in the 1856 Iowa state census, Providence Township, Hardin County, Iowa:30
William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 6 1860), Hardin County, Iowa:31
Elizabeth died Sep 27 1866, buried Honey Creek Cemetery, Providence Township, Hardin County, Iowa.3,27
In 1869 William Hinshaw donated land in Section 26 of Providence Township which was to become Chester Cemetery (now located at 32028 RR Ave at the corner of 320 th Street and RR Ave), which was also his future burial place.7
Widower William Hinshaw and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 14 1870), Hardin County, Iowa:15
Widower William Hinshaw was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 9 1880), living in the household of daughter Nancy in Hardin County, Iowa:16
William Hinshaw died Oct 30 1887, Hardin County, Iowa; age 83y 1m 26dy.1,2,7,10
The following obituary appeared in the Hardin County, Iowa newspaper:23
Died, October 30, 1887, William Hinshaw, aged 83 years, 1 month and 26 days.
He was born in Jefferson county Tenn., September 4, 1804. In 1830 he was married to Matilda D. Doane and settled on a farm near New Market, that state. After living there for a period of seven years, he, with his wife and three children, moved to Morgan county, Indiana, settling on a farm near Monrovia. In 1830, [sic] his wife, Matilda, passed to the better land, leaving him with four children. About a year after her death he was married to Nancy Rhodes, who died five years later. She had become the mother of three children, two of whom died in infancy. This left William a widower again and for five years he made the care of his children his sole aim and with the help of his daughter, Mary, he got along reasonably well. In 1849 he moved to Henry county, Iowa, with his four children who were yet living and in the spring of 1850 he was married to Betsy Bond who was then a widow and the mother of five children. After marriage they moved to Keokuk county, where they remained about five years and then came to Hardin county. After living in Hardin county about ten years Betsy died and William remained a widower the rest of his days. He live on a farm in Providence township 32 years or during his stay in Hardin county.
He was a man of more than ordinary physical ability and with the exception of a little rheumatism, was never sick until the time of his death. He was unselfish and always had a good word for everyone, especially those who seemed to be imposed upon. In older days when he heard some one spoken of slightingly he was wont to call him a "fine old body."
Politically he was a Whig until the rise of the Republican party. Since then he has been a staunch Republican, voting the straight ticket and he never failed to be at the polls on election day until the primary this fall.
He had a birthright to the Quaker church, but was expelled at the age of 18 for seeing a couple married outside of the church. Since then he has not been connected with any church though he regularly attended church services and firmly believed in the doctrine of the Bible.
Until he was 75 years old he kept up his two rows in the cornfield with any of his hired hands and no great change was noticed toward decay in life until he was past eighty years and he was able to walk a mile or two until his late sickness.
October 11 he went on the harvest excursion to Beersford, Dakota, where he enjoyed a pleasant visit with some of his grandchildren. He returned after visiting a week in apparently as good health as when he went away and was full of life, telling what a pleasant time he had had.
In a few day after his return he was taken sick and from the first he seemed to know that it was time to go. The evening before his death he remarked to his daughters that "he would soon be to the end of the row." He was sick just seven days, passing away early Sunday morning.
He has four children living, Thomas Hinshaw, Joseph Hinshaw, Lucinda Hadley, wife of S. S. Hadley, and Nancy Woodward, wife of Newton Woodward. All of them except Joseph who lives in Kansas, are living in Providence township, this county.
The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Jones of the Quaker church in Chester district.
The following was extracted from a letter by William's grandson, William Wade Hinshaw, to his daughter, Anne, dated December 25, 1937:11
... William, the youngest (my grandfather) m Matilda Bewley Doane (dau John and Matilda Doane) at Dandridge, Tenn. in 1830; two ch were born to them at Lost Creek (Mary and Thomas Doane, -my father); Wm and Matilda with their 2 ch removed to Morgan Co., Ind., in 1838; Matilda died there in 1840, a week after the birth of her 3rd ch., Lucinda (January, 1840). Wm m 2nd Nancy Woodward-Rhodes, widow, and had a son by her (Joseph R.); after her death circa 1849, Wm removed to Keokuk Co., Ia., in 1850, taking his children. They traveled with 2 ox teams (500 miles) my father, then 15, walked and drove one of the ox team, and grandfather walked and drove the other. Wm m 3rd, at Richland, Ia., Betsy Hockett-Bond, widow of Darius Bond, who had several ch of her own, 1850-51; they removed to Hardin Co., Ia., in 1854, also by ox teams. My father was then 19. He was well educated, and became a school teacher. In 1859 (Mar 17) he m my mother, Anna Harriett Lundy (See First Am Families).
I erected, a few years ago, a small monument to grandmother Matilda (Doane) Hinshaw in the Friends' burying ground in Morgan Co., Ind.; I also erected a small monument to step-grandmother Betsy Hockett-Bond-Hinshaw, at Honey Creek (Ia) cemetery a few years ago; grandfather had erected a stone for her, but it had fallen to almost complete decay (badly broken); so I set one to her memory...
Photo: Matilda Bewley Doane gravestone West Union MM Cemetery 20
Photo: Betsy Hockett-Bond William Hinshaw's third wife 33
Photo: William Hinshaw & Betsy Hockett Bond 34
Photo: Lost Creek Meeting House, Lost Creek, Tennessee photo taken in 1938 by Anna Marie Hinshaw Wing 33
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