Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw
┌── William Hinshaw
┌── Ezra Hinshaw ───┤
│ 1797-1874 │
│ └── Margaret Hunt
Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1829 │ ┌── William Woodward
D: 1897 │ │
└── Jane Woodward ──┤
└── Elizabeth Millikan
M: Nancy Ellen McCracken
├── Alvin T. Hinshaw (1857-1930) 1,2
├── Alonzo D. Hinshaw (1858-1870) 1
├── Netee M. Hinshaw (1861-1946) 1,2
├── Tilman A. Hinshaw (1865-1954) 1,2
├── Elton Grant Hinshaw (1869-1958) 1,2
├── Emma Luetta Hinshaw (1871-1959) 1,2,3
├── Carrie Jane Hinshaw (1873-1939) 1,2,4
└── Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw (1874-1918) 1,2
Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw [ID 00482]
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Born Dec 27 1829, Lost Creek, Tennessee.2,5,6,7
He married Nancy Ellen McCracken, about 1856.5,7,8 Nancy, daughter of Henry McCracken & Mary Yates, was born Aug 16 1834, Indiana.2,5,7,9
At Richland MM on 10-9-1856, Benjamin was released as he had married contrary to discipline.1
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 25 1860), Richland Township, Keokuk County, Iowa:9
B Hinshaw, age 31, born in Tennessee; farmer; $800 real estate, $300 personal property.
Nancy Hinshaw, age 26, born in Indiana.
Jas Mendenhall, age 21, born in Indiana; day laborer.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of brother William.10
At Richland MM on 10-2-1869, Benjamin & wife Nancy & minor children Alvin L., Alonzo D., Netee M., Tilman A. & Elton G. were received by request.1
Benjamin and Nancy lived on a home three miles south of Richland, Iowa, being that of the late Sumner McCracken.8
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 2 1870), Richland Township, Keokuk County, Iowa:11
Henshaw, B., age 40, born in Indiana; farmer; $1500 real estate; $950 personal property.
Henshaw, Nancy B., age 36, born in Ohio; keeping house.
It has been written that Benjamin and family migrated in 1886 to Kansas, with son Tillman remaining in Iowa and living near Woolson.8 However the 1880 census data (below) seems to contradict that report - it appears that Benjamin and family migrated to Kansas sometime about 1880.2,12
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 29 1880), Center Township, Smith County, Kansas:2
Hinshaw, Benjamin, age 50, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; farmer.
Hinshaw, Nancy E., wife, age 45, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; keeping house.
, son, age 22, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana.
, daughter, age 19, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
, son, age 15, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Elton F.
, son, age 11, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Emma L.
, daughter, age 9, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
, daughter, age 7, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Benjamin F.
, son, age 5, born in Iowa; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1895 Kansas state census, Banner Township, Smith County, Kansas:13
Hinshaw, Benj, age 65, born in Tennessee; came to Kansas from Iowa; occupation: farmer.
Hinshaw, Nancy E, age 60, born in Indiana.
Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw died Sep 27 1897, Gaylord, Smith County, Kansas.5,7
Nancy died Aug 24 1906, Gaylord, Smith County, Kansas.5
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 Benjamin Hinshaw and Nancy McCracken are shown associated with Benjamin Hinshaw and Nancy Carter, in error.1 There is no evidence that Benjamin Hinshaw #375 and Nancy Carter were ever members of Richland MM.
- "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to [Iowa] Quaker Meeting Records",
a microfiche in the LDS Family History Library.
- 1880 census, Center Township, Smith County, Kansas; roll T9-0397, ED 310, page 492A, line #38, dwelling #261, family #266.
- RootsWeb California Death Records database:
- Obituary of Carrie Jane Hinshaw Lyon, courtesy of Steven Niedermeyer ().
- Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
family history correspondence from Ila Mae Bryant Hinshaw.
- 1850 census, Liberty Township, Hendricks County, Indiana; roll 150, page 83; dwelling #8.
- "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph;
LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
- "Richland Bicentennial History Book", (Richland, Iowa), a history written in
1976 in celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial, including a Hinshaw article
substantially by Katherine Elvira Hinshaw Jones.
Contributed by Nadine Holder () via Dixie Lee Hinshaw Richardson.
- 1860 census, Richland Township, Keokuk County, Iowa; page 854, line #19, dwelling #842, family #842.
- 1860 census, Richland Township, Keokuk County, Iowa; page 854, line #13, dwelling #841, family #841.
- 1870 census, South English P.O., Richland Township, Keokuk County, Iowa; roll M593-402, page 425, line #7, dwelling #263, family #265.
- Obituary of Carrie Jane Hinshaw Lyon.
- 1895 Kansas state census, Banner Township, Smith County, Kansas; page 9, line #8, dwelling #50, family #50; http://www.ancestry.com.
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