Ezra Hinshaw

                                       ┌── John Hinshawc1660->1768
                 ┌── William Hinshaw ──┤
                 │    1724-1814        │
                 │                     └── Elizabeth Belshaw
Ezra Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1753          │                     ┌── Toby Courtney
D: 1836          │                     │
                 └── Sarah Courtney ───┤
                      1730-c1768       │
                                       └── Sarah Boyd
M: Ruth Marshill
   ├── William Hinshaw (1779-1869) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Thomas Zachariah Hinshaw (1781-1831) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Ruth Hinshaw (1783-1803) 1,2,3,4,6,7
   ├── Hannah Hinshaw (1786-1856) 1,2,3,4,7
   ├── Sarah Hinshaw (1789-1876) 1,2,3,4,8
   ├── Dinah Hinshaw (1791-1870) 3,7
   ├── Rebecca Hinshaw (1795-1873) 3,7,9
   ├── Anna Hinshaw (1799-1830) 3,6,7,9
   └── Mary Hinshaw (1802-1866) 3,6,9

Ezra Hinshaw     [ID 00052] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1-23-1753, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.1,2,3,10,11,12  

An old book in this family contains the following handwritten statement:

"We landed in Cane Creek, Orange Co. N.C.  9 Mo 12 da 1768.  
Ezra Hinshaw"

He married Ruth Marshill1,3,9,11,13 [Ruth Marshall8,9,12,14], 2-19-17781,3,9,11,13, Cane Creek, North Carolina1,3,9,11,13.  Ruth Marshill, daughter of William Marshill & Rebecca Dixon, was born 10-6-1759, Orange County, North Carolina.1,2,3,12,13,14  

Ezra and Ruth's marriage certificate was witnessed by William Hinshaw, Mary Hinshaw, Jesse Hinshaw and Absalom Hinshaw; also William and Rebecca Marshill, John Marshill, Jacob Marshill, Peter Stout, Joseph Cloud, Samuel and Benjamin Piggott.5  

The Hinshaws and Marshills were apparently quite friendly.  Ezra married Ruth, while his brother Thomas married Ruth's sister Rebecca, his first cousin Benjamin married Ruth's other sister Deborah (these three Marshill sisters married Hinshaws), and finally, Ezra' 1st cousin Jesse (Benjamin's brother) married Ruth's first cousin (once removed) Mary, and his second cousin Joseph married Ruth's first cousin Ruth.  All of these Hinshaw-Marshill marriages occured within the sixteen-year timespan of 1774-1790.1  

Ezra Hinshaw died 11-26-18361,3,6,11,12 [11-23-183615], Cane Creek MM, North Carolina1,3,6,11,12; buried Providence Friends PM Cemetery, Providence Township, Randolph County, North Carolina1,3,6,11,12.  (The 11-23-1836 death date might be correct as a Providence cemetery record shows the date of his burial as 11-25-1836).16  

Widow Ruth was shown in the 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina, living with her two grown spinster daughters:17

Ruth Hinshaw, age 91, born in North Carolina.
Rebeca Hinshaw, age 55, born in North Carolina.
Mary Hinshaw, age 47, born in North Carolina.

Ruth Marshill died Apr 19 1857, Cane Creek MM, North Carolina; buried Apr 21 1857, Providence Friends PM Cemetery, Providence Township, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,3,6,12,13,14,15,18

(photo)Photo: Marriage certificate record for Ezra Hinshaw & Ruth Marshill Cane Creek MM marriage records 2

(photo)Photo: Ezra Hinshaw family record Cane Creek MM Records 2


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  3. "Family of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshill, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, N.C.", by Thomas W. Marshall (Washington D.C., 1945, a typewritten manuscript), from the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington D.C.) "Marshill Family Genealogical Records 1700-1900", microfilm #0876559, item 5, in the LDS FHL.
  4. Contribution from William Banks Hinshaw.
  5. "History and Genealogy of the Hinshaw Family", compiled by Joseph Calvin Hinshaw, 1967; with considerable content from William Perry Johnson, a noted genealogist hired by Joseph Calvin Hinshaw. Contributed by Bob Mount ()
  6. Family group sheets from Randy Hunter ()
  7. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  10. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  11. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  12. Registered Application Papers from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), submitted by Joyce Loretta Caroline (Hinshaw) Berry of British Columbia, Canada.
  13. "Charles and Hannah (Matson) Davis and their descendants" by Earl H. Davis, microfilm #1011836, Item 2, in the LDS Family History Library.
  14. "Hinshaw Chart and List" (1/1/68) by Ralph Edward Pike, from "Family Records of Morgan Co., Ind.", Public Library of Mooresville, Morgan Co., Indiana (LDS microfilm 1509501).
  15. "Genealogical Journal", Vol. 17, No. 1, Winter 1993;
    Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogical Society.
  16. Contribution from Waldo Hinshaw citing: "Providence Cemetery Listing",
    "Piedmont North Carolina Cemeteries, Volume IV". Mr & Mrs L S Hornaday Jr.
    Published 1991 by L S Hornaday, Burlington, NC 27217.
  17. 1850 census, Northern Division, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll 641, page 231, dwelling #991.
  18. Contribution from Tim Walls () citing:
    "Providence Township Cemeteries", Randolph County Genealogical Society; pg 231-232.

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