+-- Absolom Hinshaw | 1752-1830 +-- Stephen Hinshaw --+ | 1797-1877 | | +-- Elizabeth Hinshaw | c1753-1833 Amos S. Hinshaw -----+ B: 1839 | +-- Charles Davis D: 1930 | | +-- Hannah Davis -----+ 1804-1881 | +-- Hannah Piggott M: Sarah Jane Barker +-- Rosa Ellen Hinshaw, 1867-? M: Edith C. Mill +-- Floy Avalon Hinshaw, 1872-? +-- Ruth Effie Hinshaw, 1875-1907 +-- Carl Franz Hinshaw, 1877-1931 +-- Della May Hinshaw, 1882-?
|Amos S. Hinshaw     [ID 00329]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Jan 22 1839, Holly Spring MM, North Carolina.1,2,53,95,a,b,c    (c1841).d
In April of 1862, the Confederacy passed a conscription law making all men between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five subject to service in the army.e    The following description of these times was recorded in a biography of Amos' brother Thomas and his wife, Mary Barker Hinshaw:e
The men of the Holly Spring Meeting had grown up with the unquestioned assumption that war was morally wrong, and that they could not conscientiously participate in it.    Now the time had come when this traditional peace testimony would be put to the test.    An inherited concept was no longer adequate.    Each young man was forced to deal with the problem in his own soul.    Differing points of view were expressed on minor points, but in the final analysis the young men of the Meeting were of one mind: they could not take instruments of death into their hands.
The possibility of "going west" was often brought up, but the prevailing concensus was that such an "escape" was not the proper course.    Two young men in the community, however, Amos Hinshaw (Thomas Hinshaw's brother) and Clarkson Allen, decided to make their way toward the Ohio River, and ultimately to Indiana, where a number of relatives were living.    This proved to be a dangerous undertaking, for state lines were closely guarded.    At one time these two men saw their Negro guide captured and shot.    They were powerless to help him, and so remained in hiding.    After eighty-two grueling days, they finally arrived in Indiana.    They had "escaped" in safety - except that a bullet had clipped a thumb off Amos Hinshaw's hand as he took refuge behind a tree at one critical moment.
At Westfield MM (Indiana) on 6-2-1864, Amos S. was received as a "temporary member, lives at Holly Spring, N.C."53
At Holly Spring MM on 2-17-1866, Amos S. was granted a certificate to Westfield MM, Hamilton County, Indiana.2
At Westfield MM (Indiana) on 3-29-1866, Amos S. was received on a certificate from Holly Spring MM, N.C.53
He married Sarah Jane Barker, Jul 18 1866, Hamilton County, Indiana.f,47,53    Sarah, daughter of John Barker & Anna Cox, was born Dec 1 1847.g
At Westfield MM on 3-28-1867, Amos S. Hinshaw was reported "married out of unity and condemned his misconduct".    Sarah Jane did also.53
Sarah died Feb 2 1868, Westfield MM, Indiana; age 20y 2m 1d.53,g
Widower Amos was shown in the 1870 census (Jul 28 1870), living alone in Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:d
At Westfield MM on 2-1-1872, Edith was received on a certificate from Kansas MM, Kansas.53
Amos and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4-5 1880), Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:b
In the 1893-1894 post office directory of Hamilton County, Indiana, A.S. Hinshaw and N.T. (Nathan Thomas) Beals advertised their carriage business, "Beals & Hinshaw"l (see scan below).
Amos and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 2 1900), Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:c
Widower Amos and daughter were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 19 1910), West Main Street, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana:o
Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw p
Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw advertisement "Beals & Hinshaw", Hamilton County, Indiana post office directory, 1893-1894 l
Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw family plot Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana q,r
Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw gravestone Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana q,r
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. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
47. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
53. "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.
95. "Charles and Hannah (Matson) Davis and their descendants" by Earl H. Davis, microfilm #1011836, Item 2, in the LDS Family History Library.
(a) 1860 census, Eastern Division, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll M653-910, page 248, line #10, dwelling #292, family #292.
(b) 1880 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T9-281, ED 38, page 386A, line #19, dwelling #46, family #49.
(c) 1900 census, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T623-375, ED 91, page 2B, line #69, dwelling #46, family #48.
(d) 1870 census, Westfield P.O., Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll M593-319, page 198, line #29, dwelling #318, family #313.
(e) "Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker", by Seth Bennett Hinshaw; Whittier College library.
(f) Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book 3, page 45).
(g) Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw.
(h) 1870 census, Westfield P.O., Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll M593-319, page 219, line #6, dwelling #625, family #611.
(i) Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book 3, page 550).
(j) 1920 census, Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma; roll T625-1467, ED 142, page 13B, line #88, dwelling #38, family #39.
(k) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patents, 1790-1909; http://www.ancestry.com.
(l) Contribution from Travis LeMaster (), citing:
Postoffice Directory of Hamilton County, Indiana; 1893-94; Ledger Book and Job Print, Noblesville, Indiana, page 49
(m) "Index to Death Records, Hamilton County, Indiana 1882-1920", Volume I;
Indiana Work Projects Administration, 1942.
(n) Contribution from Donna M Berry.
(o) 1910 census, 1st Ward, Westfield, Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T624-353, ED 113, page 4A, line #10, dwelling #44, family #47.
(p) Photo courtesy of Lee Hoyt Hinshaw Jr..
(q) Ancestry family tree photo by "MaurineSLeBlanc".
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