Jacob Hinshaw

                                          ┌── Absolom Hinshaw
                                          │    1752-1830 
                    ┌── Stephen Hinshaw ──┤
                    │    1797-1877        │
                    │                     └── Elizabeth Hinshawc1753-1833 
Jacob Hinshaw ──────┤
B: 1834             │                     ┌── Charles Davis
D: 1920             │                     │
                    └── Hannah Davis ─────┤
                         1804-1881        │
                                          └── Hannah Piggott
M: Elizabeth Barker
   ├── Elihu Bennett Hinshaw (1860-1930) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Seth Jacob Hinshaw (1862-?) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
   ├── Hannah Maria Hinshaw (1865-?) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Stephen A. Hinshaw (1868-1937) 2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Mary Elizabeth Hinshaw (1870-1935) 2,3,4,6,8
   ├── Lewis Edmund Hinshaw (1873-1950) 2,3,4,6,9
   ├── Anna M. Hinshaw (1875-1923) 2,3,4,6
   ├── Ruffus Virgil Hinshaw (1877-1956) 2,3,4,6
   ├── Irvin Stanley Hinshaw (1879-1961) 2,3,4,6

M: Huldah Barker
   └── Flora E. Hinshaw (1885-?) 2,3,6,10

Jacob Hinshaw     [ID 00327] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 4-22-1834, Holly Spring MM, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6,10,11,12,13  

At Holly Spring MM on 9-17-1859, Jacob was granted a certificate to Marlboro MM, to marry.1  

At Marlborough MM on 10-1-1859, Jacob presented a certificate from Holly Spring MM, to marry.1  

He married Elizabeth Barker1,2,3,14 [Elizabeth Barber6], 10-12-18591,2,3,14, Marlboro MM, North Carolina1,2,3,14.  Elizabeth, daughter of Seth Barker & Margaret Martha Cox, was born Sep 23 1836, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6,11,12,15  

Elizabeth was the cousin of Nathan, Mary, and Simeon Barker, who married Jacob's siblings Milicent, Thomas, and Ruth.2  

At Marlborough MM on 3-3-1860, Elizabeth was granted a certificate to Holly Spring MM.1  

At Holly Spring MM on 4-21-1860, Elizabeth was received on a certificate from Marlboro MM dated 3-11-1860.1  

Jacob and Elizabeth were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 11 1860), Randolph County, North Carolina:12

Jacob Hinshaw, age 26, born in North Carolina; married within the year; farmer; $535 personal property.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 24, born in North Carolina; married within the year; domestic.

Jacob and his brother Thomas were forceably conscripted into the Confederate Army during the Civil War.16  The Confederate enlistment rolls show Jacob, age 28, and brother Thomas, age 31, were "enlisted" (forceably) on Nov 3 1862 as privates in Company G, 52nd North Carolina Infantry.17  

After being taken prisoners by the Union Army, they managed to find their way to Indiana.  See Thomas for the complete story.  

At Greenwood MM (Indiana) on 7-2-1864, Jacob was received as a temporary member by request - "already a member of Holly Spring MM, N.C."18  

At Greenwood MM on 3-1-1865, Elizabeth & minor children Elihu B., Seth J., members of Holly Spring MM, N.C., were received as temporary members by request.18  

At Holly Spring MM on 9-15-1866, Jacob & wife Elizabeth, and children Elihu B., Seth J., & Hannah M. were granted certificated to Greenwood MM, Hamilton County, Indiana.1  

At Greenwood MM on 10-31-1866, Jacob, wife Elizabeth & minor children Elihu B., Seth J., & Hannah were received on a certificate from Holly Spring MM, N.C.18  

Jacob and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 26 1870), Hamilton County, Indiana:5

Hinshaw, Jacob, age 36, born in North Carolina; farmer; $3200 real estate; $455 personal property.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, age 34, born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Elihu B, age 9, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Hinshaw, Seth J, age 8, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Hinshaw, Hannah M, age 4, born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Stephen A, age 1, born in Indiana.

Jacob and family were again shown in the 1880 census (Jun 24 1880), Hamilton County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, Jacob, age 46, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, wife, age 43, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Elihu, son, age 19, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farm laborer; attended school.
Hinshaw, Seth J, son, age 17, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farm laborer; attended school.
Hinshaw, Hannah M, daughter, age 13, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; attended school.
Hinshaw, Stephen A, son, age 11, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; attended school.
Hinshaw, Mary E, daughter, age 9, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; attended school.
Hinshaw, Louis E, son, age 6, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina.
Hinshaw, Annie M, daughter, age 5, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina.
Hinshaw, Rufus V, son, age 3, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina.
Hinshaw, Irfans [unclear], son, age 4 [unclear] months, born May 1880 in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina.

Elizabeth died Sep 23 1882, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried on an old graveyard south of Sheridan, Indiana.2,3,6,11  Elizabeth died on her 46th birthday.3  

He then married Huldah Barker, Dec 2 1884.2,3,6,10  Huldah, daughter of Seth Barker & Margaret Martha Cox, was born Dec 1 1840, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,6,10,11,13  

Huldah was the sister of Jacob's first wife, Elizabeth, and the cousin of Nathan, Mary, and Simeon Barker, who married Jacob's siblings Milicent, Thomas, and Ruth.2  

Jacob settled on a farm near Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana.  He became financially comfortable and has been described as "the richest man in Hamilton County".3  

The following autobiographical poem was written by Jacob on 3-3-1909.  It was included in the 1915 Haines' History of Hamilton County, Indiana.19  

A sketch of my life I will endeavor to pen,
For the pleasure of my children, numbering ten.
I will write in the form of rhyme
If blessed with sense and proper time
Though short in stock of education,
Which was difficult to obtain; accommodation
Being poor in my infantile state,
Compared to the wonderful chances of late
But will endeavor to pen it so it will be understood,
Trusting the reader it may do some good.

I was born fourth month, twenty-second, 1834.
Resided with my parents to the age of twenty-four.
I then with Elizabeth Barker did join
In wedlock on the twelfth of tenth month, 1859.
In Marlboro meeting house, in Randolph county,
In the good old state of North Carolina.

We settled on a farm near Kemps mill
Where we resided and labored with a will,
For the purpose of making a livelihood,
And hoping by living to do some good.
But lo! in the space of two short years,
Rumors of war saluted our ears;
Conceived and carried on in the spirit of devils.

The war in time did really come,
Taking many men from family and home.
I being the age that then was called,
Was conscripted to the army in order installed,
As a soldier for the support of slavery and secession,
Which was contrary to my religious profession.

On refusing military orders and laws to obey,
Was kept as war prisoner day after day.
For eight long, long months in the prime of life,
Was kept from home, children and wife,
Often moved from place to place,
In order for the pretended enemy to face.

When orders were given Pennsylvania to invade,
I was taken along with Lee's crusade.
In Gettysburg battle meeting with defeat,
In darkness of night was forced to retreat;
Failing in purpose with a heavy loss,
Was forced the Potomac to recross.

I being captured and sent to Delaware,
There lay fifteen days as a prisoner of war;
Fell sick and discouraged; as to clothes had not a change.
But did not wish a soldier's exchange.
Was released through kind friends' persuasion,
And to Philadelphia was given free transportation.

Recovering health and being liberated,
I soon afterward to Indiana emigrated.
I arrived at Westfield in eighth month, 1863.
Hamilton county, Indiana, safe and free.
Amongst friends and relatives I had seen before,
But being separated from family and home felt sore.

I hired to farmers to plow and chop wood,
And contented myself as best I could.
For over two years I thus spent my life,
Away from home, from children and wife.
In twelfth month, 1864, it being winter tide,
Wife and children came where I then did abide,
Very much wearied on account of delay,
Caused by military laws on the way.

We then rented two years, bought a farm,
Which had no buildings, not even a barn,
To shelter from winter's cold, or summer's heart
We worked with a will to raise something to eat.
For fifteen years we thus spent life,
When sickness then befell my wife.

On ninth month 23rd, her 46th birthday, 1882,
Dear wife Elizabeth bid this world adieu;
Leaving her family whom she did much love,
Ascended to sweet home in Heaven above,
Where I trust we may unite with her again,
At the close of our lives and there remain.

Having to part with companion so true and grand,
Seemed almost more than human could stand.
But such is life; and to my work must return,
With much sorrow, and how my heart did burn.

Toiling on then with a heavy load of care,
Which seemed to be my allotted share;
On the twelfth of second month of the year 1884,
Huldah Barker and I embarked life's shore,
She proving to be a helpmate very true,
Reviving my courage and helping me pursue.

We toiled on then at the same old home,
Until for others' interest and welfare I become.
By my son, Seth, at this time taking a wife,
We felt it a duty to help them to start in life.
So with our three younger children small,
Moved to the town of Horton, thus leaving all,
The old home farm and two sons in their care,
And in the products of farm to share.

Thus time has fled from then until now,
Which finds us scarcely knowing how,
To plan any further, as our youngest is about
Leaving us (a home for herself to look out);
We being old, feeble and lame,
Though will not any one really blame;
We trust there will be some way,
Provided for us while here we stay.

Jacob and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 15 1900), Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:10

Hinshaw, Jacob, head-of-household, age 66, born April 1834 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 16 years; occupation: farmer; owned home (free).
Hinshaw, Hildah, wife, age 59, born Dec 1840 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 16 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Hinshaw, Flora E., daughter, age 15, born Mar 1885 in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; attended school.

Jacob and Huldah were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 23 1910), Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:20

Hinshaw, Jacob, head-of-household, age 76, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 26 years; occupation: farmer, home farm; owned farm (free).
Hinshaw, Huldy J., wife, age 68, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 26 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Living next door in 1910 was cousin Andrew Hinshaw.21

Jacob and Huldah were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 3 1920), 119 North George St., Sheridan, Indiana:13

Hinshaw, Jacob, head-of-household, age 85, born in North Carolina; parents born in Carolina [unclear].
Hinshaw, Hilda, wife, age 79, born in North Carolina [unclear]; parents born in Carolina [unclear].

Jacob Hinshaw died Sep 7 1920, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried between his two wives, near Sheridan, Indiana.11,22,23  Jacob is buried (with others) on the farmland of his son Seth.3  

Huldah died Jan 30 1922.11

(photo)Photo: Jacob Hinshaw 24

(photo)Photo: Jacob Hinshaw 25

(photo)Photo: Jacob Hinshaw gravestone 25


Sources

  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. "Charles and Hannah (Matson) Davis and their descendants" by Earl H. Davis, microfilm #1011836, Item 2, in the LDS Family History Library.
  3. Family history information contributed by Waldo Hinshaw.
  4. 1880 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; ED 36, page 354C, line #9, dwelling #444, family #448.
  5. 1870 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; page 5A, line #33, dwelling #66, family #69.
  6. "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.
  7. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book C-2, page 11).
  8. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book C-2, page 15).
  9. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book C-3, page 2).
  10. 1900 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T623-375, ED 92, page 9A, line #12, dwelling #197, family #202.
  11. Contribution from Burton Emerson Moore citing: gravestone.
  12. 1860 census, Moffetts Mills P.O., Eastern Division, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll M653-910, page 243, line #10, dwelling #215, family #215.
  13. 1920 census, Sheridan, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T625-435, ED 111, page 4B, line #81, dwelling #119, family #120.
  14. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  15. 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll 641, page 132, dwelling #764.
  16. "Friends at Holly Spring" by Seth B. Hinshaw, 1982, The North Carolina Friends Historical Society, Briarpatch Press, Davidson, North Carolina.
  17. "Civil War Research Database", http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 6, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  19. Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw.
  20. 1910 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T624-353, ED 111, page 254A, line #30, dwelling #156, family #158.
  21. 1910 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T624-353, ED 111, page 254A, line #32, dwelling #157, family #159.
  22. Contribution from Stanley E. Hinshaw.
  23. "Index to Death Records, Hamilton County, Indiana 1882-1920", Volume I;
    Indiana Work Projects Administration, 1942.
  24. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.
  25. Photo courtesy of Burton Emerson Moore.


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