Elizabeth Hinshaw

                                             ┌── Jacob Hinshaw
                                             │    1710-1796 
                      ┌── Thomas Hinshaw ────┤
                      │   c1749-1825         │
                      │                      └── Rebecca Mackeyc1716-1796 
Elizabeth Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1778               │
D: c1860              │
                      └── Hannah Seasfield
M: Nicholas Crickmore

Elizabeth Hinshaw     [ID 03921] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 17781 [about 18082].  

She married Nicholas Crickmore3 [Nicholas Creekmore4, Nicholas Creedmore1], Mar 13 18283, Surry County, North Carolina3.  

Nicholas, son of Caleb Creekmore & Olive Keeter, was born about 1800, Norfolk County, Virginia.4,5  

A marriage bond was recorded for Elizabeth Hinshaw & Nicholas Crickmore on March 13, 1828, Surry County, North Carolina.6  The recorded bondsman was Caleb Crickmore (apparently Nicholas' father).5  Note that the exact marriage date is uncertain - they were probably married the same day of the marriage bond or within a very few days, as was typical.  


Columbus Creekmore, born c1829.
Caleb Creekmore, born 1834.
Lucinda Creekmore, born 1835.
Almeda Creekmore, born 1839.
Joseph M. Creekmore, born c1843; died May 31 1926; married Sara Jane Brown (child: James Millard Creekmore). 9

Nicholas died before 1850.10  

Elizabeth (apparently widowed) was shown in the 1850 census, Surry County, North Carolina, as follows:2

Elizabeth Creekmore, age 42, born in North Carolina; $75 real estate; cannot read or write.
Columbus Creekmore, age 21, born in North Carolina; farmer; married within the year.
Sally A. Creekmore, age 19, born in North Carolina; married within the year.
Caleb Creekmore, age 16, born in North Carolina; farmer.
Lucinda Creekmore, age 15, born in North Carolina.
Almeda Creekmore, age 10, born in North Carolina.
Josephus Creekmore, age 7, born in North Carolina.

Elizabeth Hinshaw died about 1860.11  

Elizabeth died intestate (without a will) and her friend William Lindsey was appointed administrator of her estate:11

State of North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarters
Yadkin County Sessions April Term 1860

The petition of Wm., M. Lindsey Administrator of Elizabeth Creekmore respectfully showeth unto the worshipful Justices of Said Court, that he qualified as administrator of the said Elizabeth Creekmore at the present term of this Court - This petitioner further showeth that from the best information & knowledge which he has been able to obtain the debts due from the deceased amount to not less than one hundred dollars & he is of the opinion that the charges of the administration will amount to twenty or twenty five dollars - Your petitioner further showeth that the personal estate of the intestate, according to the best of his opinion & judgment is worth not more than twenty dollars - Your petitioner further showeth that she possessed in fee simple of a tract of land situated in said county, adjoining the lands of Benjamin Sparks, Henry Cheek & others & containing about fifty acres, more or less, to the value of two dollars per acre that to petitioners knowledge she owned no other real estate & that said lands after her death descended to her children Caleb Creekmore of full age - Josephus & Lucinda Creekmore & the children of Columbus Creekmore of whom the names are not known but hereafter to be added without guardian infants under the age of twenty one years - Your petitionaer further Ordered of the court that the Clerk of this court be appointed guardian pendente [bile?] session - [...] here in this petition to defend their rights in this suit...............  

Wm. M. Lindsey Admr.  
vs. Caleb Creekmore & others
Pet. for the Sale of Real Estate
Miles M. Crowles Atty.  

of the whole of said lands is necessary to enable him to pay the debts of his intestate in the charges of his administration

To the end therefore that said tract of land may be sold by your petitioner under a decree of the court upon such terms as your worship may direct and that the proceeds of the sale may constitute assets in his hands for the payment of debts & charges of Amdr. may it please your worship to cause a subpoena with a copy of this petition to be issues against the said Caleb Creekmore & the said Minor heirs of this intestate commanding them Ac. And your petitioner will ever pray

Miles M. Crowles Atty. for [...]

Subscribed & sworn to in open court this 3rd day of April 1860
Wm. M. Lindsey

S S Martin Clk.  

Will Lindsey Adm.  
Caleb Creekmore and others
Pet to Sell Land
To July Term 1860

Inst. of the claims against the Estate of Elizabeth Creekmore Decd.  
Returned at Oct. Term 1860 by Wm. M. Lindsey Adm. -

Funeral Expense

Due John Harp - For making coffin $1.50
Due John Haney - On Account $2.00
Due Jemima Benge - On Account $6.00
Due Hampton L. Cockerham - On account for medical attendance $35.00
Due Wm. Pettyjohn -On account .66
Due E.C. Roughton - indefinite .27



1 bed and bedstead of furniture
1 Cupboard
1 Chest
1 Oven
1 Skillet
1 Cow

Sale List of the personal property of Elizabeth Creekmore (decd.)

April 28th 1860

1 Cow $11.00
1 Cupboard $1.00
1 Chest .25
1 Bed bedstead and furniture $5.00
1 skillet & 1 Oven .30
total $17.55


  1. Family lineage contributed by Edwin Everett Hinshaw
  2. 1850 census, Surry County, North Carolina; roll 646, page 174, dwelling #196.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from Wanda Poulson Pace ().
  5. Contribution from Mary Lou Hudson ().
  6. "North Carolina Marriage Bonds" fiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  7. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    Robert Roy Creekmore, great grandson of Nicholas & Elizabeth Creekmore.
  8. 1850 census, Surry County, North Carolina; roll 646, page 174b, dwelling #196.
  9. Posting Feb 21 2005 by Mary Lou Hudson () to CREEKMORE-L.
  10. Conclusion - Nicholas was not shown with the family in the 1850 census.
  11. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing: estate papers.

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