Luke Hinshaw

                     ┌── Elias Hinshawc1786-c1840
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Luke Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1819              │                    ┌── Katherine Martin
D: 1886              │                    │
                     └── Sarah Williams ──┤
                          1789-?          │
                                          └── Benjamin Williams
M: Isabella McKinney
   ├── Eudora Hinshaw (1852-1922) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Walter A. Hinshaw (1854-1864) 1,2,4,6
   ├── Rachel A. Hinshaw (1855-1864) 1,2,4,6
   ├── John Doderidge Hinshaw (1857-1939) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   └── Wilbur Montgomery Hinshaw (1860-1911) 1,3,4,5,6

Luke Hinshaw     [ID 02626] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 9 18197,8,9 [Aug 10 18191, about 181810], Ross County, Ohio7,8,9.  

In 1845, Luke and his brothers migrated by overland wagon train to Polk County, Oregon.  One of Luke's duties on the trail was hunting buffalo, providing meat for the camp.8  

Luke was shown in the March, 1849 Territorial Census of Tuality County, Oregon (now Washington County):11

Luke Hinshaw, 1 male age 21 or older.

Luke was shown in the 1850 census (Dec 4 1850), living (or staying) in an inn (or boarding house) in Linn City, Washington County, Oregon Territory:10

Luke Hinshaw, age 32, born in Ohio; occupation: none.

He married Isabella McKinney, Nov 23 1851, Washington County, Oregon.4,7,9  Isabella, daughter of William McKinney & Anna Walter, was born Mar 31 1831, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.1,2,3,8,9,12  

Luke and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 1860), Walla Walla County, Washington Territory:2

Luke Hinshaw, age 40, born in Ohio; farmer; $300 real estate; $1500 personal property.
Isabel Hinshaw, age 29, born in Indiana.
Eduara Hinshaw, male [sic], age 7, born in Oregon.
Walter Hinshaw, male, age 6, born in Oregon.
Rachel Hinshaw, female, age 5, born in Oregon.
J D Hinshaw, male, age 2, born in Oregon.

Luke and family were shown in the 1870 census, Forest Grove Township, Washington County, Oregon:3

Henshaw, Luke, age 49, born in Ohio; retired merchant; $2,500 real estate; $1,400 personal property.
Henshaw, Isabell, age 39, born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Eudora, age 17, born in Oregon; attended school.
Henshaw, John D., age 12, born in Oregon; attended school.
Henshaw, William, age 9, born in Washington Territory.
McKinney, Rachael, age 3, born in Oregon.
McKinney, Sarah F., age 1, born in Oregon.

Luke and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3-7, 1880), Spokane County, Washington Territory:5

Luke Hinshaw, age 60, born in Ohio; parents birthplaces unknown; farmer; "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled".
Isabel Hinshaw, wife, age 50, born in Indiana; father born in Indiana; mother born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Dora Hinshaw, daughter, age 28, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; single; school teacher.
John D Hinshaw, son, age 22, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; single; farmer.
Wilbur Hinshaw, son, age 19, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; single; works at home.
This family was doubly enumerated in the 1880 census for some reason.  They were also shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), Walla Walla County, Washington Territory, living as boarders:13
... William McKinny [unclear] and family ...
Isabelle Hinshaw, boarder, age 49, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Pennsylvania; married; seamstress [unclear].
Dora Hinshaw, boarder, age 27, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; single; teaching.
Living next door was son John:14
John Hinshaw, son, age 22, born in Oregon; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; single; farming.

Luke Hinshaw died Apr 15 18861 [Nov 20 18837], Mohler, Lincoln County, Washington7.  

Widow Isabella and children were shown in the 1889 Washington state census, Lincoln County, Washington:15

Hinshaw, Isabel, age 58, born in Indiana; single.
Hinshaw, Dora, age 36, born in Oregon; single.
Hinshaw, John, age 31, born in Oregon; single; farmer.
Hinshaw, Wilbur, age 28, born in Oregon; single; farmer.

Isabella died Feb 13 1910.1  

A biographical sketch of Luke and Isabella Hinshaw was published in the 1904 "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country":9

LUKE HINSHAW was a native of Ross county, Ohio, born September 9, 1819.  During his early childhood he was taken by his parents to Indiana and at the age of fifteen he went to Henry county, Iowa.  In the spring of 1845 he started across the plains with a yoke of oxen, being a member of a party of sixty wagons bound for the Willamette valley, and arrived at his destination in the month of November.  Mr. Hinshaw lived at various places in the Willamette valley, and for a time conducted a ferry across the river at Oregon city.  

He was married on November 23, 1851, in Washington county, Oregon, to Isabella McKinney, a native of Tippecanoe county, Indiana, born March 31, 1831.  Mrs. Hinshaw was the daughter of William and Anna (Walter) McKinney, natives, respectively, of Ross county, Ohio, and Washington county, Pennsylvania.  The paternal ancestors of Mrs. Hinshaw were of Irish stock, some of whom served in the Revolutionary war in America.  The father was a pioneer of Oregon of 1845, and at the age of eighty-seven, died in Washington county of that state in the year 1886.  The mother was closely related to Reverend Phillip Dodgridge, a celebrated minister, and died in Portland, Oregon, in 1898, aged ninety-two years.  Mrs. Hinshaw's family removed to Henry county, Iowa, from the state of her birth, and in 1844 started across the plains to Oregon, but owing to misfortunes the family was compelled to remain on the Platte river until the following spring, when they joined the party of which Mr. Hinshaw was a member, and with it came on to Oregon.  Mrs. Hinshaw's parents made their home in Washington county until their death.  

After the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hinshaw they removed to Linn county, Oregon, near Albany, where Mr. Hinshaw had a donation claim of land.  In the autumn of 1859 they came to Walla Walla, Washington, and soon afterward started a merchandise store near the present location of the city of Waitsburg, on the Walla Walla-Lewiston trails.  Theirs was the first store between these two points.  After remaining in that business a few years, Mr. and Mrs. Hinshaw sold out, returned to Oregon and for a short space of time conducted a store at Centerville.  Later they sold this business, came to the Big Bend and filed on a homestead in 1880.  Their claim lay one-half mile south of the present site of Mohler.  They were the first settlers in that vicinity and their nearest neighbor lived ten miles distant.  The health of Mr. Hinshaw soon began to give way, and, returning to Oregon with the hope of being benefited, he died in that state in 1883.  However, he never disposed of his Big Bend homestead.  

Mrs. Hinshaw has three brothers and one sister: James M., William, Jasper N. and Mrs. Rachel Cornelius, the first two residents of Washington and the others of Oregon.  She makes her home a portion of the time with her children and the remainder of the time with her sister, whose home is in Portland.  

Both Mr. and Mrs. Hinshaw have been life-long members of the Presbyterian church.  

They reared a family of five children, whose names and present addresses follow: Dora, married to F. W. Morgan, Mohler; Walter E. and Rachel, now deceased; John D. married to Bertha Lacey, Mohler, and Wilbur M., also of Mohler.  John D. Hinshaw is a prominent farmer, owning three hundred and twenty acres of land.  He has two children, Herbert B. and Cecil.  

All of the children were born in Linn county, Oregon, with the exception of the last named, who is a native of Washington.


Sources

  1. Contribution from Marge Womach () citing:
    Luke Hinshaw family bible records (aged loose sheets).
  2. 1860 census, Touchet Precinct, Walla Walla County, Washington Territory; page 281, line #18, dwelling #59, family #59.
  3. 1870 census, Forest Grove P.O., Forest Grove Township, Washington County, Oregon; roll M593-1288, page 456, line #2, dwelling #15, family #15.
  4. Contribution from Marge Womach ().
  5. 1880 census, Crab Creek, Spokane County, Washington Territory; ED 63; page 83, line #45, dwelling #30, family #30.
  6. Biographical sketch of Luke Hinshaw.
  7. Contribution from Lucille Bigelow ().
  8. "The Brazen Overlanders of 1845", by Donna M. Wojcik, contributed by Lucille Bigelow ().
  9. Biographical sketch of Luke Hinshaw; "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington"; Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~heeyjude/Lincoln/hinshawl.html.
  10. 1850 census, Linn City, Washington County, Oregon Territory; roll M432-742, page 122, line #13, dwelling #1, family #1.
  11. 1849 Territorial Census, Tuality County, Oregon; pg 9; USGenWeb Archives.
  12. Contribution from Marge Womach () citing:
    "History of Big Bend", 1904.
  13. 1880 census, Walla Walla County, Washington Territory; ED 49, page 217B, line #13, dwelling #16, family #18.
  14. 1880 census, Walla Walla County, Washington Territory; ED 49, page 217B, line #14, dwelling #17, family #19.
  15. 1889 Washington state census, Lincoln County, Washington; roll V228-11.


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