William Hinshaw B: 1808 D: 1885 M: Roda Parson ├── Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1828-?) 1,2,3 ├── Jane Hinshaw (c1833-?) 1,2,3 ├── Caroline Hinshaw (c1836-?) 1,2,3 ├── Catherine S. Hinshaw (c1838-1916) 1,2,3,4 ├── Jacob Madison Hinshaw (1840-1861) 1,2,5 ├── Betsy An Hinshaw (c1851-?) 1,6,7 M: Nancy Reynolds ├── Louisa Hinshaw (1859-1917) 1,6,7,8,9 ├── Andrew Jackson Hinshaw (1861-1925) 7,9,10 └── John Grant Henshaw (1874-1958) 9,11,12
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William Hinshaw5 [William Henshaw13,14,15,16, William Hinchey17, William Hinchy2, John Henshaw10].
Born Apr 25 1808, North Carolina.5,6,7,9,14,18,19
He married Roda Parson4 [Rhody Parson1]. Roda was born about 1806, North Carolina.1,2
William apparently moved to Greene County, Tennessee sometime between about 1828 (when daughter Elizabeth was born in North Carolina) and 1833 (when daughter Jane was born in Tennessee).2
William and family were shown in the 1850 census, living close to Patterson Hinchey (who might have been a close relative), in Greene County, Tennessee:2,17
He then married Nancy Reynolds, Feb 7 1858, Greene County, Tennessee.13,14,20 Nancy Reynolds was born about 183314,15,19 [about 18306, about 18327, about 18359], Tennessee6,7,9.
Nancy Reynolds had been previously married a Calvin McFarland, Jan 21 1849, Greene County, Tennessee,21 by whom she had sons Samuel and Nathan,6,7 who seem to have adopted the Hinshaw name when young but reverted to McFarland when they became older.
William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 13-16 1860), Greene County, Tennessee:6
William and family lived in or near Pottertown, Greene County, Tennessee, an area famous for its clay soil and fine earthenware. Legend has it that the area's Hinshaw potters were noted for their churns and large vases.
After William's son Jacob was hanged in 1861 for his Union loyalty, William enlisted in the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (Company C) at age 53.5,16 He served until he was seriously wounded in the October 1863 engagement at Blue Springs, Tennessee, a few miles from his home.5 Listed as William W. Hinchee in the roster of the "Springfield Independent Light Artillery" (also known as "Thomas F. Vaughn's Independent Battery"), he was mustered in as a Private on Aug 21 186223 (Aug 14 1862),24 showing his residence as Spring Creek23 (probably the historical Spring Creek Settlement of McDonough County); mustered out Jun 30 1865.23 William Henshaw of C Company, 2nd Illinois LA was also reported deserted on Aug 3 1865 (absent, detached at Missouri),24 although since he had mustered out more than a month earlier its likely the report of desertion was probably due to an administrative error with roster records.
William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 26 1870), Greene County, Tennessee:7
William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 15 1880), Greene County, Tennessee:9
In June 1880, Nancy Hinshaw applied for a pension as wife of William Hinshaw, invalid, veteran of Vaughn's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery.25
William Hinshaw died Mar 8 1885, buried Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4232 Mt. Carmel Rd., Mosheim, Greene County, Tennessee.1,14,18,19
Widow Nancy Hinshaw was shown in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows, living in Greene County, Tennessee:26
In 1895 [date unclear], in Tennessee, Nancy Hinshaw again applied for a pension as widow of William Hinshaw, veteran.25
Nancy Reynolds died Nov 28 1909, Mosheim, Greene County, Tennessee; age 76.1,14,18,19,27,28,29
See also: Levi Henshaw, Washington Henshaw, James C. Henshaw and Patterson Hinchey who were in Green County TN in this time period.
Photo: William Hinshaw & Nancy (Reynolds) McFarland marriage record Greene County, Tennessee 21
Photo: William Hinshaw gravestone Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery 18
Photo: Nancy Reynolds McFarland gravestone Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery 18
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