Ruth M. Hinshaw

                                         ┌── William Hinshaw
                                         │    1789-1854 
                   ┌── Michael Hinshaw ──┤
                   │    1816-1884        │
                   │                     └── Ruth Hinshaw
                   │                          1791-1836 
Ruth M. Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1844            │                     ┌── Josiah Kemp
D: 1921            │                     │
No Issue           └── Rachel Kemp ──────┤
                        1821-1895        │
                                         └── Dinah Moon
Ruth M. Hinshaw     [ID 00522] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 22 1844, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4  

Ruth never married.3  

Ruth was a school teacher for some forty years in the vicinity of Cane Creek.  Despite low pay (about $20 per month) Ruth was a dedicated teacher who has been described as "a rare talented teacher" who "in a quiet, unassuming way ... made her pupils seekers after knowledge".  A lifelong Quaker, she also taught Sunday School lessons and was an ardent supporter of temperance.3  

Ruth wrote a poem about the unexpected death of her brother - see: John Hubbard Hinshaw.  

Ruth M. Hinshaw died Feb 4 1921, Chatham County, North Carolina; buried Cane Creek MM.2,3,4

(photo)Photo: Ruth M. Hinshaw gravestone Cane Creek MM 5


  1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  2. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  3. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  4. Ruth's gravestone inscription (1844-1921).
  5. Photo courtesy of Ben Hinshaw.

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