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Amos S. Hinshaw

                                           ┌── Absolom Hinshaw
                                           │    1752-1830 
                     ┌── Stephen Hinshaw ──┤
                     │    1797-1877        │
                     │                     └── Elizabeth Hinshawc1753-1833 
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: 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

Hinshaw, Amos S., age 29, born in North Carolina; clerk in store; $750 personal property.
Daughter Rosa Ellen was shown separately in the 1870 census (Aug 19 1870), living with Sarah's parents in Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:h
Barker, John, age 62, born in North Carolina; farming; $400 real estate; $3800 personal property.
Barker, Anna, age 61, born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Rosa E., age 2, born in Indiana.

He then married Edith C. Mill, Sep 15 1870, Hamilton County, Indiana.i    (Edith C. Mills)53,c    Edith, daughter of Caleb + Ruth Mills, was born Mar 9 1847, Indiana.53,b,c,j

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

Henshaw, A.S., age 41, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; clerk in dry goods store.
Henshaw, Edith C., wife, age 33, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Henshaw, Rosa E., daughter, age 12, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; attended school.
Henshaw, Floy A., daughter, age 7, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Henshaw, Ruth E., daughter, age 5, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Carl F., son, age 3, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.
Mill, Caleb, father-in-law, age 64, born in Ohio; father born in South Carolina; mother born in Pennsylvania; widower; book agent.

Amos S. Hinshaw was the assignee of one-half interest in U.S. Letters Patent 345,626 (dated July 13, 1886), an invention titled "Lifting-Jack", by a William Dwiggins of Westfield, Indiana.k

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

Hinshaw, Amos S., head-of-household, age 61, born Jan 1839 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 29 years; occupation: carriage builder; owned home (free).
Hinshaw, Edith C., wife, age 53, born Mar 1847 in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in North Carolina; married 29 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Hinshaw, Floy A., daughter, age 27, born Nov 1872 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single; occupation: teacher.
Hinshaw, Ruth E., daughter, age 25, born Mar 1875 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single; occupation: typewriter.
Hinshaw, Carl F., son, age 23, born Dec 1876 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single; occupation: stenographer.
Hinshaw, Della M., daughter, age 18, born Oct 1881 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single; attended school 8 months.

Edith died Aug 22 1908, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.m,n

Widower Amos and daughter were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 19 1910), West Main Street, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana:o

Hinshaw, Amos S., head-of-household, age 69, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widower; occupation: mechanic, carriage shop; owned home (free).
Hinshaw, Della, daughter, age 28, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single; occupation: teacher, e[..unclear..].

Widower Amos was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 21-22 1920), Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, living in the household of daughter Floy Avalon:j
Robs, August E., head-of-household, age 47, born in Minnesota; father born in Germany; mother born in Wisconsin; owned home; occupation: bank president.
Robs, Floy A., wife, age 47, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.
Robs, R. Maurice, son, age 18, born in Oklahoma; father born in Minnesota; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Robs, Amos S., son, age 14, born in Oklahoma; father born in Minnesota; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Robs, Carl R., son, age 10, born in Oklahoma; father born in Minnesota; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Amos S., father-in-law, age 80, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widower.

Amos S. Hinshaw died 1930, buried Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.n

(photo)Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw p

(photo)Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw advertisement "Beals & Hinshaw", Hamilton County, Indiana post office directory, 1893-1894 l

(photo)Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw family plot Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana q,r

(photo)Photo: Amos S. Hinshaw gravestone Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana q,r


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. "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
http://tjlgenes.blogspot.com/.

(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".

(r) http://www.findagrave.com.


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