Anna Hinshaw

                                     ┌── William Hinshaw
                                     │    1715-1803 
                  ┌── John Hinshaw ──┤
                  │    1755-?        │
                  │                  └── Mary Courtney
Anna Hinshaw ─────┤
B: c1805          │                  ┌── George Martin
D: 1861           │                  │
                  └── Mary Martin ───┤
                       1763-?        │
                                     └── Sarah Dixon
M: Mahlon Pearson

Anna Hinshaw     [ID 04978] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Anna Hinshaw1,2,3,4 [Ann Hinshaw1, Annie Hinshaw5].

Born about 18054,6,7 [18038], Tennessee4,6,7.  

She married Mahlon Pearson, Nov 9 1823, Grainger County, Tennessee.2,3  Mahlon was born Jan 10 17968 [Jan 10 17972,3,4,6], North Carolina8.  

About 1804 Mahlon's family had moved from North Carolina to Jefferson County, Tennessee.2,8  

At Lost Creek MM (Tennessee), on 4-30-1825, Anna Pearson (formerly Hinshaw) was disowned for her marriage out-of-unity.9  


Mary Pearson, born Aug 18 1824, Grainger County, Tennessee; died Jan 3 1894, Wabash County, Indiana, buried Emery Cemetery, LaFontaine, Indiana; married Johnathan Scott, Nov 1 1840, Wabash County, Indiana (children: William W., Anna E., and Jerome Hale Scott). 5,8
William Pearson, born Feb 6 1826, Tennessee; married 1) Mary Jane Moore, Jan 17 1850, Washington County, Indiana (children: Mahlon B. Pearson and Mary J. Pearson); 2) Margaret --; 3) Hannah -- (child: John Pearson). 5
George Pearson, born May 8 1828, Tennessee; died Apr 5 1860, buried America Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana; married Sarah J. --.
John Pearson, born c1830, Tennessee.
Sarah Pearson, born c1833, Tennessee.
Anna Pearson, born c1835, Indiana.
Elihu Garrison Pearson, born c1838, Indiana; died Jan 12 1880, buried Old LaFontaine Cemetery; married Caroline Williams (children: Lillian Almira, William Harvey, Scyler Colfax, Mahlon Grant, Nellie, Carrie and George Birchus Pearson). 8
Amanda Pearson, born c1840, Indiana.
Mahlon B. Pearson, born Mar 27 1842, Indiana; died Mar 2 1932, buried Harper Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana; married neighbor Amanda Ellen Stephens, Nov 5 1867, Wabash County, Indiana (children: Mahlon B., Annie and Henrietta Pearson). 8,10
Joshua H. Pearson, born Dec 9 1844, Indiana; died Dec 18 1848, buried America Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana. 8
Rebecca E. Pearson, born c1847, Indiana.

On Oct 2 1834 Anna and her husband and their 5 children moved from Grainger County, Tennessee to Liberty Township, Wabash County, Indiana.  They arrived Nov 9 1834.  They made the trip in one Virginia wagon and two yoke of oxen.  They brought no furniture with them.  Mahlon was the second man to register land in the area.  They had 6 more children.2,11  

Anna and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 8 1850), Liberty Township, Wabash County, Indiana:4

Mahlon Pearson, age 53, born in North Carolina; farmer; $600 real estate.
Anna Pearson, age 45, born in Tennessee.
George Pearson, age 22, born in Tennessee.
John Pearson, age 20, born in Tennessee.
Sarah Pearson, age 17, born in Tennessee.
Anna Pearson, age 15, born in Indiana.
Elihu Pearson, age 12, born in Indiana.
Amanda Pearson, age 10, born in Indiana.
Mahlon Pearson, age 8, born in Indiana.
Rebecca E Pearson, age 3, born in Indiana.

Anna and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 1860), Liberty Township, Wabash County, Indiana:6

Mahlon Pearson, age 63, born in South Carolina; farmer; $1200 real estate; $700 personal property.
Anna Pearson, age 54, born in Tennessee; housewife.
Anna Pearson, age 24, born in Indiana; domestic.
Elihu Pearson, age 22, born in Indiana; laborer.
Amanda Pearson, age 20, born in Indiana; domestic.
Mahlon B Pearson, age 18, born in Indiana; laborer; attended school.
Rebecca Pearson, age 13, born in Indiana; attended school.

Anna Hinshaw died 18618 [18642,3], Wabash County, Indiana8; buried Harper Cemetery, LaFontaine, Wabash County, Indiana8.  

Mahlon remarried to Fanny Bridges, May 27 1865, Wabash County, Indiana.3,10  

Mahlon died Dec 12 1876, Wabash County, Indiana; age 80.3,8,11

(photo)Photo: Anna Hinshaw & Mahlon Pearson gravestone Harper Cemetery 8

(photo)Photo: Anna Hinshaw & Mahlon Pearson gravestone Harper Cemetery 8


  1. "Grainger County [Tennessee] Loose Wills" (W.P.A. transcription), in the Tennessee State Library/Archives. Contributed by Robert Worley.
  2. Contribution from Robin Daihl ().
  3. Ancestry "World Tree" data by Joe Louks ().
  4. 1850 census, Liberty Township, Wabash County, Indiana; roll M432-178, page 343A, line #5, dwelling #118, family #118.
  5. Ancestry "World Tree" data by Doris Badgley ().
  6. 1860 census, Lagro P.O., Liberty Township, Wabash County, Indiana; roll M653-304, page 408, line #22, dwelling #1262, family #1262.
  7. "East Tennessee Roots", Volume I, Issue 3, September, 1984; Tennessee Valley Publications.
  9. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  10. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941;
  11. "History of Wabash County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people, and its principal interests";

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