John Jennings Hinshaw

                                                      ┌── James Madison Hinshaw
                                                      │    1833-1912 
                         ┌── Joseph Vance Hinshaw ────┤
                         │    1862-1934               │
                         │                            └── Elizabeth Ellen Welborn
                         │                                 1835-1906 
John Jennings Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1896                  │                            ┌── William G. Branson
D: 1994                  │                            │
                         └── Louiza Gazille Branson ──┤
                              1862-1924               │
                                                      └── Lydia Louisa Lamb
M: Bessie Mae White
   ├── John Jennings Hinshaw, Jr. (1925-) 1,2,3,4

M: Martha Irene Safrit
   ├── Phillip Joseph Hinshaw (1936-) 1,3
   ├── Michael Francis Hinshaw (1939-) 1,3
   ├── Mary Martha Hinshaw (1942-1943) 3,5
   ├── Regina Elizabeth Hinshaw (1943-) 1,3,6
   ├── Matthew Glenn Hinshaw (1945-) 1,3
   └── Andrew Monroe Hinshaw (1949-) 1,3,7

John Jennings Hinshaw     [ID 04209] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 12 18961,8,9,10 [Feb - 189512], Level Cross, Randolph County, North Carolina1,8,9,10 [Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina11].  

On Jun 5 1917 John Jennings Hinshaw, age 21, registered for the World War I draft in Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina.  He declared he was born February 12 1896 in Randleman, North Carolina, and he was then still living in Randleman where he was single and a self-employed farmer.  He was recorded as tall, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.11  

John was a World War I veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.1,5,7  

He married Bessie Mae White1,5,7 [Bessie May White7], Dec 23 19231,5,7, Guilford County, North Carolina1,5,7.  Bessie, daughter of William Lee Andrew White & Maggie Susan Martin, was born 1905, Jackson County, Georgia.1,2,4,13,14,15  

John and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina:2

Hinshaw, John, head-of-household, age 32, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first married at age 22; owned home ($800 value); no radio in home; occupation: clerk, grocery store; not a veteran.
Hinshaw, Betty, wife, age 25, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first married at age 19.
Hinshaw, John Jr., son, age 5, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina.
Living next door on one side in 1930 was the family of sister Kate;16 living next door on the other side was the family of sister Maude.17  

Bessie died Mar 8 1932, High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina.1,5,13  (Anyone with more information on Bessie Mae White or her family please contact Andrew R. White: ).  

He then married Martha Irene Safrit1,5,7 [Martha Sefiet7], Oct 12 19351,5,7, High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina1,5,7.  Martha, daughter of Henry Monroe Safrit & Margaret Cress, was born Dec 15 1912, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.5,8,18  

In 1994 John was living in High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina.8  

John Jennings Hinshaw died Jun 6 1994, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina; age 98.1,8,10,13  

Martha died Mar 11 1999, Maryfield Nursing Home, Jamestown, North Carolina.5,8  

Martha's obituary was published in the "The Greensboro News & Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on March 13, 1999:18

HIGH POINT - Mrs Martha Safrit Hinshaw, 86, a resident of Maryfield Nursing Home and formerly of East Lexington Avenue, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the nursing facility.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, 1999, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church by Father Joseph C. Zuschmidt, O.S.F.S.  Interment will be in Oakwood Municipal Cemetery.  A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Cumby Eastchester Drive Funeral Home by Father Jack Kelly, O.S.F.S.  Mrs. Hinshaw was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Cabarrus County to Henry Monroe and Margaret Cress Safrit.  Mrs. Hinshaw is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Regina Howard and her husband, John of Carrollton, Texas; five sons, John J. Hinshaw, Jr. of Frisco, Texas, Phillip Joseph Hinshaw, Michael Francis Hinshaw and Matthew Glenn Hinshaw, all of High Point and Andrew Monroe Hinshaw of Greensboro; a sister, Mrs. Ella Cruse of High Point; also 16 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.  Visitation will follow the service Sunday, until 9 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

Social Security information for John Jennings Hinshaw: 242-07-5779

Social Security information for Martha Irene Safrit: 242-05-1636


  1. Contribution from William Banks Hinshaw.
  2. 1930 census, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T626-1715, ED 25, page 10B, line #64, dwelling #205, family #205.
  3. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  4. Contribution from Andrew R. White ().
  5. Contribution from David Wayne Howard.
  6. Wedding shower for Regina Elizabeth Hinshaw.
  7. Guilford County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds:
  8. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  9. "Genealogical Journal", Vol. 12, No. 4, February 1988;
    Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Society.
  10. "North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96";
  11. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  12. 1900 census, Providence Township, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T623-1213, ED 93, page 10B, line #62, dwelling #193, family #193.
  13. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Ray Maris ().
  14. 1910 census, Minish District, Jackson County, Georgia; roll T624-196, ED 103, page 124B, line #58.
  15. 1920 census, Minish District, Jackson County, Georgia; roll T625-264, ED 119, page 4B, line #86, dwelling #65, family #68.
  16. 1930 census, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T626-1715, ED 25, page 10B, line #67, dwelling #206, family #206.
  17. 1930 census, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T626-1715, ED 25, page 10B, line #59, dwelling #204, family #204.
  18. "The Greensboro News & Record", March 13, 1999;
    (UMI Obituaries 1990-1999. Orem, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1999).

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