Robert Ben Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── Noah Hinshaw
                                                      │    1850-1928 
                      ┌── Benjamin Harrison Hinshaw ──┤
                      │    1889-1935                  │
                      │                               └── Mary Samira Laughlin
                      │                                    1852-1911 
Robert Ben Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1918               │                               ┌── Henry L. Brookshire
D: 1989               │                               │
                      └── Ada M. Brookshire ──────────┤
                           1884-1962                  │
                                                      └── Queen Elizabeth Nance
M: Dorothy L. Sims
   ├── Kenneth A. Hinshaw (1943-) 1
   ├── James Edwin Hinshaw (c1946-) 1
   ├── Brenda Dianne Hinshaw (1952-) 1
   └── Michelle Antoinette Hinshaw (1962-) 1

Robert Ben Hinshaw     [ID 04088] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Robert Ben Hinshaw2,3,4,5 [Benjamin Hinshaw6,7,8].

Born Aug 18 1918, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,4,5,7,8  

On Oct 2 1945 Robert Ben Hinshaw, age 27, registered for the World War II draft in Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina.  He declared he was born Aug. 18 1918 in Randleman, North Carolina, and was then living on High Point St. in Randleman, "unemployed - discharged".  He declared his relative/contact was his mother, He was recorded as 5'7" tall, 125 lbs., blue eyes, blonde hair, ruddy complexion.2  

He married Dorothy L. Sims.5,9  Dorothy, daughter of Lester Lee Sims & Annie Kerley, was born Oct 29 1924.9,10  

In 1989 Robert was living in/near Atoka, Tipton County, Tennessee.4,11  

Robert Ben Hinshaw died Sep 24 1989, Humphreys County, Tennessee; age 71.4,5,11  

Dorothy died Apr 27 2008, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; age 83.4,9  

Dorothy's obituary was published in "The Commercial Appeal" (Memphis, Tennessee) on Apr 29, 2008:9

Atoka -- DOROTHY L. HINSHAW, 83, retired cake decorator, died April 27, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.  Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at Maley-Yarbrough Chapel, with graveside service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30 in Helen Crigger Cemetery.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Hinshaw.  She leaves two daughters, Brenda Warthen (Dan) of Friendswood, TX and Michelle Cole (Bryan) of Atoka; two sons, Ken Hinshaw (Holly) of Millington and James Hinshaw (Patricia) of Munford; one sister, four brothers, 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.  Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.  Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home 901-476-9778

Social Security information for Robert Ben Hinshaw: 241-18-6664


  1. Dorothy L. Sims obituary.
  2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947;
  3. 1940 census, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T627-2962, ED 76-28, page 1A, line #17, household #4.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  7. 1920 census, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T625-1318, ED 113, page 19A, line #19, family #347.
  8. 1930 census, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T626-1715, ED 25, page 12B, line #68, dwelling #252, family #252.
  10. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1;
  11. Shelby County, Tennessee, Register of Deeds; Archives:

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