Harrison Zimri Hinshaw

                                                         ┌── Zimri Hinshaw
                                                         │    1822-1900 
                          ┌── Harrison Orlindo Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1892-1972                 │
                          │                              └── Mary Ellen Wright
                          │                                   1849-?    
Harrison Zimri Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1929                   │
                          └── Margaret Pike
M: Helen Jeanette Forkner
   ├── Michael Dean Hinshaw (1959-) 1,2
   └── Sandra Diane Hinshaw (1964-) 1,2

Harrison Zimri Hinshaw     [ID 03601] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Harrison Zimri Hinshaw2,3 [Zimri Hinshaw4, Zim Hinshaw5,6,7,8].

Born Dec 19 1929, Alamance County, North Carolina.2,3,4  

He married Helen Jeanette Forkner, Feb 27 1949, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,9  

Zim currently (2000-2014) resides in Asheboro, North Carolina5,6,8 where he is owner of "Fairview Farms".1  

On Feb 25 2001, Zim's farm suffered from a major fire, which was reported in the Asheboro (NC) "Courier-Tribune":1

ASHEBORO - Nearly 50 firefighters from three departments battled a storage building fire at Fairview Farms for three hours Sunday night.  

Farm tractors were among the property lost, but the fire did not engulf nearby chicken houses.  

The Randolph County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause.  

Ricky Brown, chief of East Side Volunteer Fire Department, said he didn't have a damage estimate, but the building which had previously been a chicken house was packed full of farming equipment, including two tractors.  

"This kind of building burns very quickly," Brown said.  "A few more minutes and this could have been much worse."  

Fairview Farms on N.C. 42, Asheboro, is owned by H. Z. Hinshaw and his son, Mike, and they have six houses filled with two-week-old chicks, Hinshaw said Monday.  

"It could have been so much worse.  We are thankful the fire didn't get to the biddies, but it did melt the plastic door on one of the houses," Hinshaw said.  "Mike (Hinshaw) got there with a hose and started wetting down the houses with the young chicks before the (fire) trucks got here."  

Hinshaw said a friend coming up the road saw the glow and went to see what was happening about the same time Mike's wife saw it and called for help.  

"It looked like the whole world had been set on fire back there," Hinshaw said.  "We put the last tractor in on Saturday and went to see about the chickens on Sunday and everything was fine."  

The building did not have electricity.  

The Hinshaws have been told by the insurance adjustor that the loss of the tractors, the most expensive items, will probably not be covered by insurance.  Hinshaw said they were making a list of items stored in the building, including two riding mowers and a new air compressor.  

Losing the tractors, a major investment on a farm, will be a hardship because the Hinshaws also raise cattle.  

"We are glad nobody was hurt and our chickens are OK, but any kind of loss is hard on a farmer these days," Hinshaw said.  

East Side was assisted by Franklinville and Coleridge volunteer fire departments.  The East Side Women's Auxiliary also responded with drinking water for the firefighters.

The fire was also reported in the Greensboro (NC) "News-Record":7

Harrison ``Zim'' Hinshaw's 11,000 chicks owe their lives to a garden hose.  Hinshaw and family members soaked the sides of one chicken house, fending off the flames that were devouring an unused chicken house six yards away.  Heat melted blue tarpaulins covering the active chicken house, but the wooden structure didn't catch fire.  ``If it hadn't been for that water hose, that one would've gone up, too,'' Hinshaw said the morning after the Sunday night fire.  Smoke still rose from one of the ...


  1. "The Courier-Tribune", (Asheboro, NC), Feb 27 2001.
  2. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  4. 1930 census, Patterson Township, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T623-1671, ED 1, page 11B, line #53, dwelling #223, family #224.
  5. Obituary of Glenna H. Blair; "The Courier Tribune" Jun 1 2000.
  6. Obituary of George Clifford Hinshaw.
  7. The Greensboro (NC) News-Record, Feb 27 2001.
  8. Bernice Richenda Hinshaw obituary.
  9. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.

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