Benjamin Hinshaw

                                         ┌── John Hinshaw
                                         │    1747-1800 
                      ┌── John Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1777-1836     │
                      │                  └── Ruth (Pike) Weisner
                      │                       1744-1795 
Benjamin Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1809               │                  ┌── Tristram Macy
D: 1891               │                  │
                      └── Lydia Macy ────┤
                           1776-1858     │
                                         └── Miriam Barnard
M: Nancy Ellen Carter
   ├── John Hinshaw (1834-1909) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Rebecca Hinshaw (c1836-1867) 3,4
   ├── Lydia Hinshaw (1837-1863) 3
   ├── Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1839-?) 3,4
   ├── Joshua C. Hinshaw (1841-1900) 1,2,3,5,6,7
   ├── Sarah Hinshaw (1843-?) 2,3,5,6,7
   ├── William Hinshaw (1845-1916) 1,2,3,5,6,7
   ├── Ruth Hinshaw (1848-1929) 2,3,5,6,7,8
   └── Anna Hinshaw (1849-?) 2,3,5,6,7

Benjamin Hinshaw     [ID 00375] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 11-25-18097,9,10 [11-24-18096], Marlborough MM, North Carolina7,9,10.  

At Marlborough MM on 9-9-1830, Benjamin's parents were granted a certificate to White Lick MM, Indiana.  However, the record contains this postscript: "(did not include his son, Benjamin, Jr. [?] for whom objections appeared)".  On 10-7-1830, Benjamin was disowned.9  

He married Nancy Ellen Carter2,7,11,12,13,14,15 [Nancy Ellen Caster5,7, Ellen Carter7], Dec 6 18312,7,11,12,13,14,15, Morgan County, Indiana2,7,11,12,13,14,15.  Nancy, daughter of Joshua + Elizabeth Caster, was born Apr 9 1811, Indiana.3,6,7,16  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1850 census, Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana, as follows:3

Benjamin Henshaw, age 40, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1600 real estate.
Nancy Henshaw, age 38, born in Indiana.
John Henshaw, age 15, born in Indiana; attended school.
Rebecca Henshaw, age 14, born in Indiana; attended school.
Lydia Henshaw, age 13, born in Indiana.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 10, born in Indiana; attended school.
Joshua Henshaw, age 9, born in Indiana; attended school.
Sally Henshaw, age 7, born in Indiana; attended school.
William Henshaw, age 5, born in Indiana.
Ruth Henshaw, age 4, born in Indiana.
Anna Henshaw, age 2, born in Indiana.

At West Union MM (Indiana) on 12-13-1852, Nancy was received in membership.5  

At West Union MM on 2-14-1853, Benjamin & children Joshua, Sallie, William, Ruth, & Anna were received in membership.5  

At West Union MM on 2-13-1854, Benjamin & wife Nancy & children Sally, William, Ruth, & Anna were granted a certificate to Three Rivers MM, Iowa.5  

Benjamin and family moved from Indiana to Oskaloosa, Iowa by covered wagon.  In Iowa the Hinshaw house became one of two Underground Railroad stations in Oskaloosa.17  

At Three Rivers MM (Iowa) on 5-3-1854, Benjamin, wife Nancy & minor children Joshua, Sally, William, Ruth, & Anna were received on a certificate from West Union MM, Indiana, dated 2-13-1854.7  

Note there was no mention of son John in these records - perhaps he had died or was living independently as an adult by this time.  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 13 1860), Warren County, Iowa:4

Benjamin Hinshaw, age 50, born in North Carolina; farmer; $6800 real estate; $2000 personal property.
Nancy Hinshaw, age 49, born in Indiana.
John Hinshaw, age 24, born in Indiana.
Rebecca Hinshaw, age 22, born in Indiana.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 20, born in Indiana.
Joshua Hinshaw, age 18, born in Indiana; attended school.
Sallie Hinshaw, age 16, born in Indiana; attended school.
William Hinshaw, age 14, born in Indiana; attended school.
Ruth Hinshaw, age 13, born in Indiana; attended school.
Anna Hinshaw, age 11, born in Indiana; attended school.

Benjamin and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jun 14 1870), Warren County, Iowa:18

Hinshaw, Benjamin, age 60, born in North Carolina; farmer; $12000 real estate; $2500 personal property.
Hinshaw, Nancy, age 59, born in Indiana; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Ruth, age 22, born in Indiana; "without occupation"; attended school.
Hinshaw, Annie, age 20, born in Indiana; "without occupation".
Wills, Elvira [unclear], female, age 7, born in Iowa; attended school.
Living next door in 1870 was son Joshua and his family.19  

At North Branch MM (Iowa) on 6-19-1878, Benjamin & Nancy were received by request.7  

Benjamin and family were again shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1880), Warren County, Iowa:20

Hinshaw, Benjamin, age 70, born in North Carolina; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Massachusetts; farming.
Hinshaw, Nancy, wife, age 69, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in South Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Anna, daughter, age 29, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; single.
Moffitt, Clarkson, hired hand, age 17, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farm hand.
Living next door in 1880 was son Joshua and his family.21  

At Ackworth MM on 6-25-1881, Benjamin & wife Nancy were dropped from membership as they had "joined another society".7  

Benjamin Hinshaw died Apr 12 1891, buried Ackworth Cemetery, Warren County, Iowa.7,10  

Benjamin's death was reported in "The Winterset Madisonian" (Winterset, Madison County, Iowa) on April 17, 1891:22

Dr. Hinshaw was again called to Indianola last week by a change for the worse in his father's condition.  It proved to be the old gentleman's fatal attack, as he died soon after his son's arrival.

Nancy died Apr 24 1891, buried Ackworth Cemetery, Warren County, Iowa.7,16  

Nancy's death was reported in "The Winterset Madisonian" (Winterset, Madison County, Iowa) on May 1, 1891:23,24

Dr. J. Hinshaw's mother died at her home at Indianola last week.  Dr. Hinshaw was with her for a few days before her death.  It will be remembered that we reported the death of his father just last week.  He has the sympathy of numerous friends.
It is uncertain who might be the son "Dr. J. Hinshaw" mentioned above.  It could be either son William, son John or son Joshua.  

Note that there is apparently an error in the abstracts of the records of Richland MM ("The William Wade Hinshaw Index to [Iowa] Quaker Meeting Records"): The children of a different Benjamin and Nancy Hinshaw are shown associated with this Benjamin and Nancy, in error.7  The erroneous set of children, all born 1857-1874, not only conflict with other sources to the contrary (including a family history from a granddaughter), but are seemingly impossible as Nancy Carter would have been 63 years old when the last of these children was born.  See: Benjamin Hinshaw #482 and Nancy McCracken.  There is no evidence that Benjamin Hinshaw #375 and Nancy Carter were ever members of Richland MM.

(photo)Photo: Benjamin Hinshaw & Nancy Ellen Carter family record Ackworth Monthly Meeting, Warren County, Iowa 6

(photo)Photo: Benjamin Hinshaw & Nancy Ellen Carter gravestone Ackworth Cemetery, Warren County, Iowa 10,16


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. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  3. 1850 census, Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana; roll 162, page 123; dwelling #406.
  4. 1860 census, Indianola P.O., Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa; page 702, line #14, dwelling #285, family #262.
  5. "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.
  6. U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to [Iowa] Quaker Meeting Records", a microfiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  8. Contribution from David & Susan (Moon) Hyde () citing:
    Sarah E. Temple: "Our Campbell Ancestors", Ivan Deach, Jr., Burbank, CA, 1939, page 78.
  9. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  10. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20364169.
  11. "Index of Indiana Marriages Through 1850", Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division: http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm
  12. "Indiana Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  13. Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Indiana, Marriage Index, 1802-1892; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Heiss, Willard. "Indiana Source Book", Vol. II; Indiana Historical Society, 1977, citing:
    Morgan County, Indiana, marriages, 1822-1835.
  16. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20364174.
  17. Contribution from David & Susan (Moon) Hyde () citing:
    Edwin Moon, son of Mary Spray, daughter of Ruth Hinshaw.
  18. 1870 census, Indianola, Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa; page 470, line #28, dwelling #134, family #139.
  19. 1870 census, Indianola, Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa; page 470, line #33, dwelling #135, family #140.
  20. 1880 census, Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa; roll T9-0368, ED 231, page 355D, line #41, dwelling #72, family #76.
  21. 1880 census, Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa; roll T9-0368, ED 231, page 355D, line #33, dwelling #71, family #75.
  22. Posting Dec 5 2000 by Judy Wight Branson () to NEWSPAPER-ABSTRACTS-L and INSHELBY-L citing:
    The Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Madison Co., Iowa, April 17, 1891.
  23. Posting Sep 9 2000 by Judy Wight Branson () to NEWSPAPER-ABSTRACTS-L.
  24. "Iowa Old Press" (USGenWeb): http://www.iowaoldpress.com
    http://www.iowaoldpress.com/IA/Madison/1891/MAY.html.


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