Thomas Hinshaw

                                          ┌── John Hinshawc1660->1768
                    ┌── William Hinshaw ──┤
                    │    1724-1814        │
                    │                     └── Elizabeth Belshaw
Thomas Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1757             │                     ┌── Toby Courtney
D: 1825             │                     │
                    └── Sarah Courtney ───┤
                         1730-c1768       │
                                          └── Sarah Boyd
M: Rebecca Marshill
   ├── Simon Hinshaw (1785-1852) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── John Hinshaw (1781-1810) 1,2,5,6
   ├── Ezra Hinshaw (1783-1838) 1,2,5,6,7
   ├── Hannah Hinshaw (1787-1830) 1,2,5,6
   ├── Aaron Hinshaw (1789-1840) 1,2,5,6,7
   ├── Emey Hinshaw (1791-?) 1,2,4,5,6,7
   ├── Enoch Hinshaw (1794-1864) 1,2,5,7
   ├── Ruth Hinshaw (1796-1840) 1,2,5,6,7,8
   ├── Rebekah Hinshaw (1799-1853) 1,2,5,6,7,8
   └── Thomas Hinshaw (1802-1877) 1,2,5,7,9,10

Thomas Hinshaw     [ID 00033] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 9-30-1757, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.1,2,3,5,6,11,12,13  

He married Rebecca Marshill1,2,3,4,9,12,13 [Rebekah Marshill1, Rebecca Marshill8], 10-14-17791,2,3,4,9,12,13, Cane Creek MM, North Carolina1,2,3,4,9,12,13.  Rebecca Marshill, daughter of William Marshill & Rebecca Dixon, was born 5-16-1762, Orange County, North Carolina.1,2,5,9,12  

The Hinshaws and Marshills were apparently quite friendly.  Thomas married Rebecca, while his brother Ezra married Rebecca's sister Ruth, his first cousin Benjamin married Rebecca's other sister Deborah (these three Marshill sisters married Hinshaws), and finally, Thomas' 1st cousin Jesse (Benjamin's brother) married Rebecca's first cousin (once removed) Mary, and his second cousin Joseph married Rebecca's first cousin Ruth.  All of these Hinshaw-Marshill marriages occured within the sixteen-year timespan of 1774-1790.1  

At Cane Creek MM on 8-6-1796, Thomas & Rebekah were granted a certificate to Center MM, N.C.1

A Thomas Hinshaw is shown in the "State Census of North Carolina 1784-1787" as being a head-of-household with:14

1 white male 21-60 years
4 white males under 21 & above 60
5 white females - all ages
0 blacks

The Thomas Hinshaw homestead was three or four miles south of Julian, North Carolina, off road 62.  In 1931, a 75 year old pear tree that he planted was still growing there.6  

Thomas Hinshaw died 9-17-1825, Cane Creek MM, Randolph County, North Carolina; buried 9-18-1825, Providence Friends PM Cemetery, Providence Township, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,6,7,12,13,15  

A will bearing Thomas Hinshaw's name, dated 8-7-1825, was offered to the Probate Court of Randolph County.  However the judge ordered the will be reviewed by a jury, and the jury returned a finding that the will was not the proper last will and testament of Thomas Hinshaw (see below).  

After Thomas' death, at Cane Creek MM on 4-4-1829, Rebekah was granted a certificate, along with daughters Ruth and Rebekah, and son Thomas & family, to White River MM, Indiana.  Later that same year, son Simon and family, and son Ezra and family were also granted certificates to White River.1  

At White River MM (Indiana) on 12-5-1829, Rebecca and daughters Rebecca & Ruth were received on a certificate from Cane Creek MM, endorsed to Springfield MM.8  

In the 1830 census Rebecca was apparently enumerated in the household of her son Thomas in White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana.16  

Rebecca Marshill died 9-24-1836.12,17

(photo)Photo: Marriage certificate record for Thomas Hinshaw & Rebeckah Marshill Cane Creek MM marriage records 5

(photo)Photo: Thomas Hinshaw family birth records Cane Creek MM Records 5

(photo)Photo: Thomas Hinshaw death record Cane Creek MM Records 5

(photo)Photo: Thomas Hinshaw's last will and testament (invalidated by a jury) 18


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. "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.
  3. "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.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  5. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  6. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  7. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  8. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 2, 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.
  9. "Charles and Hannah (Matson) Davis and their descendants" by Earl H. Davis, microfilm #1011836, Item 2, in the LDS Family History Library.
  10. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  12. "Hinshaw Chart and List" (1/1/68) by Ralph Edward Pike, from "Family Records of Morgan Co., Ind.", Public Library of Mooresville, Morgan Co., Indiana (LDS microfilm 1509501).
  13. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  14. The "State Census of North Carolina 1784-1787".
  15. Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw citing: "Providence Cemetery Listing",
    "Piedmont North Carolina Cemeteries, Volume IV". Mr & Mrs L S Hornaday Jr.
    Published 1991 by L S Hornaday, Burlington, NC 27217.
  16. 1830 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll M19-29, page 28.
  17. GEDCOM file F1701.GED.
  18. Randolph County, North Carolina original wills; LDS FHL microfilm #1578527

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