┌── Jacob Hinshaw │ 1710-1796 ┌── Thomas Hinshaw ────┤ │ c1749-1825 │ │ └── Rebecca Mackey │ c1716-1796 Jane Hinshaw ─────────┤ B: 1785 │ D: 1853 │ └── Hannah Seasfield c1745-1835 M: Rev. Richard Benge
|Jane Hinshaw [ID 02610]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Feb 8 1785, Surry County, North Carolina.1
She married Rev. Richard Benge, Jan 8 1801, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6 Richard, son of Thomas Benge & Susannah Lewis, was born about 1780, Wilkes County, North Carolina.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Note that Jane's sister Hannah married Richard's brother Thomas Benge.
Following the death of Richard's father, Jane and Richard moved in 1811 to Franklin County, Tennessee.11
Richard Benge was shown in the 1812 Tax List of Franklin County, Tennessee.11
Richard Benge served under David "Davy" Crockett in Russell's Separate Battalion, Tennessee Mounted Gunmen.11
Jane and Richard were shown in the 1850 census, DeSoto County, Mississippi:10
Jane Hinshaw died Aug 12 1853, near Senatobia, DeSoto (now Tate) County, Mississippi.1,13
Jane's obituary was published in "The Tennessee Baptist" (Nashville, Tennessee) on September 24, 1853:14,15
Mrs. Jane Benge
Died, of inflammation of the stomach, in DeSoto county, Miss., on the morning of the 12th of August, 1853, Mrs. Jane Benge, in the 69th year of her age.
Sister Benge was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah Henshaw, formerly of Surry county N.C.; born on the 8th day of Feb. 1785; was married to brother Richard Benge on the 8th day of Jan., 1801; was the mother of 12 children, all of whom had professed religion, and 8 of whom with the bereaved partner of her bosom, still survive to mourn her loss, but not mourn as those who have no hope. She made a profession of religion near 30 years of age, and was baptized into the fellowship of Shiloh Church, Franklin county, Tenn. by Rev. Wm. Woods. She lived an exemplary member of the church, ever setting the example of a true mother in Israel. For several years her health had been quite feeble, but she bore her infirmities and afflictions with becoming christian patience and resignation to the will of her heavenly Father. During her last sickness, she frequently said to her husband, "I shall not stay much longer with you". Three days before she died, she raised herself in bed, and sang: "My soul's full of glory, it filleth my tongue; Could I meet with bright angels I'd sing them a song - I'd sing of my Jesus, and tell of his charms, And bid them to bear me to His living arms".
She became very happy in her singing, and in meditating upon the future glories that awaited her; and said that when she died, she should just begin to live. When dying, her son Martin approached her bedside, she turned her eyes towards him and said, "I am dying". He asked her how all was with her - she replied, "I see my way clear, the Lord is with me"; and in a few moments her happy spirit took its flight to the "spirit land". "And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them".
May all who now mourn their loss, like her be prepared, through faith in Christ, to triumph over the sting of death, and enter upon that rest which remaineth to the people of God.
Como, Panola County, Miss. Sept. 1, '53
Widower Richard was shown in the 1860 census (Sep 27 1860), living in the household of daughter Ellen in Panola County, Mississippi:8
Richard died 1860, Panola County, Mississippi.2,3,4,5
Note that Meridith Henshaw #2492 was also born in North Carolina and also settled near Senatobia, DeSoto (now Tate) County, Mississippi. It is possible that Jane and Meridith might have been closely related (perhaps siblings, first cousins etc.).16
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