John Hinshaw

                                                 ┌── Thomas Hinshaw
                                                 │    1757-1825 
                            ┌── Simon Hinshaw ───┤
                            │    1785-1852       │
                            │                    └── Rebecca Marshill
                            │                         1762-1836 
John Hinshaw ───────────────┤
B: 1828                     │                    ┌── Charles Hobson
D: 1902                     │                    │
                            └── Rebecca Hobson ──┤
                                 1784-1855       │
                                                 └── Sarah Beck
M: Sarah Ann Drake
   ├── Merilla Evaline Hinshaw (1858-1932) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── John Franklin Hinshaw (1860-1866) 1,2,5,6,7,8
   ├── Phoebe Addelaide Hinshaw (1861-1928) 1,2,3,4,5,6,9
   ├── Philura Jane Hinshaw (1863-1864) 1,2,5,6,7,8
   ├── Thomas Elsworth Hinshaw (1865-1940) 1,2,3,4,5,6,10,11
   ├── Margaret Emily Hinshaw (1866-1939) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Charles Wilson Hinshaw (1868-1895) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Lucy Ann Hinshaw (1870-1954) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Fannie Amelia Hinshaw (1871-1955) 1,2,4,5,6

M: Nancy M. (Johnson) Jones
   └── Ira Oscar Hinshaw (1876-1930) 1,2,4,5,6,12

John Hinshaw     [ID 00031] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 23 1828, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,3,4,10,13,14,15,16,17  

John moved as a toddler with his family to McLean County, Illinois in 1830.  There he went to school in a log school house with puncheon seats.6  

In the 1850 Illinois census, John's real estate holding were valued at $50.  He was listed as still living at home with his parents at age 22.13,18  

He married Sarah Ann Drake, Feb 2 1858, McLean County, Illinois.1,5,6,14,15,19,20  Sarah, daughter of William Drake & Mary Gilstrap1,6,14,15, was born Sep 26 18371,6,14,15 [about 18393], Coles County, Illinois1,6,14,15.  

John and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 13 1860), Stout's Grove, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois:21

John Henshaw, age 32, born in North Carolina; farmer; $2000 real estate; $560 personal property.
Sarah Henshaw, age 23, born in Illinois.
Mary Henshaw, age 1, born in Illinois.
Mary Mitchell, age 15, born in Illinois; domestic; attended school.
New Tanner, age 16, born in Indiana; farmer.

In 1867 John and family moved to Cropsey Township, McLean County, Illinois.  There he purchased 160 acres at $5 per acre.  John lived to see cash rent of that same amount per acre.6  

John and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 8 1870), McLean County, Illinois:3

Hinshaw, John, age 42, born in North Carolina; farmer; $4500 real estate; $1400 personal property.
Hinshaw, Sarah, age 31, born in Illinois; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Merrilla, age 11, born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Phebe, age 8, born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Thomas E., age 5, born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Margaret, age 3, born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Charles, age 2, born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Lucy A., age 4 months, born Jan 1870 in Illinois.

Sarah died Apr 13 1872, Illinois; buried Conklin Cemetery, near Anchor, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,6,14,16  

He then married Nancy M. (Johnson) Jones1,5,6,12,14,15,22 [Nancy M. Jones2,12, Nancy M. Johnson6,16], Aug 14 18741,5,6,12,14,15,22, Livingston County, Illinois1,5,6,12,14,15,22.  Nancy, daughter of William Johnson & Lucinda Meeks1,2,4,15,23, was born Sep 19 18361,2,4,15,23 [Sep 19 18356,10,16,24, Sep 19 183425], Washington County, Ohio1,2,4,15,23 [Adams County, Ohio6,25, Adams Township, Champaign County, Ohio24,25].  

Nancy was the widow of Edward Jones, who she had married Jan 20 1853, Adams County, Ohio.  Edward Jones had died in 1866 and Nancy then came with her 6 children to McLean County, Illinois.6  

John and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), McLean County, Illinois:4

Hinshaw, John, age 51, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Nancy, wife, age 43, born in Ohio; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio; keeping house.
Morgan, E. Merilla, daughter, age 21, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; married.
Morgan, L. Ory, grandson, age 1, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, P. Adalaid, daughter, age 18, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, E. Thomas, son, age 15, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, E. Margaret, daughter, age 13, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, W. Charles, son, age 11, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, A. Lucy, daughter, age 10, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, A. Fanny, daughter, age 8, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, O. Ira, son, age 4, born in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio.
Jones, C. Adaline, step daughter, age 17, born in Ohio; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio.
Jones, W. Edward, step son, age 14, born in Ohio; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; attended school.

John was a Republican and filled various township offices of trust.  He was a Justice of the Peace.1  He has been described as a "silent thinker", opposed to fictitious literature.  The only book he read was the bible.  He was neither a borrower nor a lender.6  

John and Nancy moved to Anchor, Illinois, in 1899.  

John and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), Anchor Township, McLean County, Illinois:10

Hinshaw, John, age 71, born June 1828 in North Carolina; father born in Ireland [sic]; mother born in North Carolina; married 42 years; owned home.
Hinshaw, Nancy, wife, age 64, born Sept 1835 in Ohio; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 42 years; 7 children, 4 living.
Hinshaw, Thomas, son, age 35, born Feb 1865 in Illinois; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; single; photographer.

Medical: John had failing eyesight in last twenty years of life.  He was practically blind in last three or four years of life.1,6  

John was recorded in the McLean County tax assessment list of 1901, town of Anchor.26  

John Hinshaw died Feb 7 1902, Anchor, McLean County, Illinois; buried Antioch Cemetery, route 165, east of Colfax, McLean County, Illinois.1,6,14,16,17  

Nancy was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 25 1910), Anchor Township, McLean County, Illinois:23

Hinshaw, Nancy M, head-of-household, age 73, born in Ohio; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow; occupation: own income; owned home (free).
Webb, Lucile, boarder, age 10, born in Ohio; father born in Ohio; mother born in Kentucky; attended school.

Nancy died Sep 10 1917, Anchor Township, McLean County, Illinois; age 82.16,24,25,27

(photo)Photo: John Hinshaw 28

(photo)Photo: John Hinshaw gravestone Antioch Cemetery 17

(photo)Photo: Nancy M. (Johnson) Jones obituary 24

(photo)Photo: Nancy M. (Johnson) Jones gravestone Antioch Cemetery 24


Sources

  1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  2. http://www.ancestry.com GEDCOM file F1701.GED.
  3. 1870 census, Polosi P.O., Cropsey Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-259, page 316, line #6, dwelling #131, family #131.
  4. 1880 census, Cropsey Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0231, ED 187, page 657C, line #7, dwelling #21, family #21.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  6. Family group sheets and newspaper clippings contributed by Bill Hewitt ().
  7. Gravestone inscriptions in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Stout's Grove Cemetery, Parklawn (Danvers) Cemetery, & Scogin Hill Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
  8. "McLean County Cemeteries", Vol. 11-2, Danvers Township, by the Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society (McLean County Historical Soc.).
  9. http://www.ancestry.com, GEDCOM file F1701.GED, citing:
    Charles Otha Dameron, DAMERON FAMILY HISTORY (Appendix on Hinshaw Ancestry)
    unpublished, 1963 - updated by appendix, 1974;
    in possession of Steven Boyd Dameron, 320 West Ashcroft, Clovis CA 93612.
  10. 1900 census, Anchor Township, McLean County, Illinois; ED 75, page 26A, line #86, dwelling #192, family #193.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com.
  12. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  13. United States National Archives, federal Census, 1850.
  14. "Family of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshill, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, N.C.", by Thomas W. Marshall (Washington D.C., 1945, a typewritten manuscript), from the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington D.C.) "Marshill Family Genealogical Records 1700-1900", microfilm #0876559, item 5, in the LDS FHL.
  15. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  16. Contribution from Bill Hewitt () citing: gravestone.
  17. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21675189.
  18. "1850 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois" (a summary), GR929.377359 G38 in a local library.
  19. Letters from Warren Gfeller, Wichita, KS (re George/Polly Toliver).
  20. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book C, page 388):
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  21. 1860 census, Stout's Grove, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois; page 46, line #21, dwelling #294, family #286.
  22. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book F, page 3):
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  23. 1910 census, Anchor Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T624-305, ED 75, page 7A, line #21, dwelling #8, family #8.
  24. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21675251.
  25. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; http://www.ancestry.com.
  26. McLean County 1901 tax assessment lists: http://members.tripod.com/~GenFamily/taxlist.html.
  27. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html.
  28. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.


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