Polly Ann Hinshaw

                                            ┌── William Hinshaw
                                            │    1724-1814 
                     ┌── George Hinshaw ────┤
                     │    1775-1862         │
                     │                      └── Mary Hinshaw
                     │                              ?-1822 
Polly Ann Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1811              │                      ┌── Francis Johnson
D: 1867              │                      │
                     └── Susannah Johnson ──┤
                          1790-1876         │
                                            └── Mary Harrington
M: James T. Benson

Polly Ann Hinshaw     [ID 00540] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Polly Ann Hinshaw1,2,3,4,5 [Mary Hinshaw4,6].

Born Mar 30 1811, Overton County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,7,8  

She married James T. Benson, Nov 6 1828, Tazewell County, Illinois.1,2,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,13  James, son of John Benson & Sarah/Sally/Sallie Musick/Music, was born Oct 26 1805, Montgomery County, Kentucky.1,2,7,14  

The Hinshaws and the Bensons were apparently friendly: James Benson married Polly; James's brother William Benson married Polly's sister Nancy; brother Jesse Benson married Polly's first cousin Nancy Hinshaw; and brother John married Polly's other cousin Penira.  

Children (all born in McLean County, Illinois):15,16

William Benson, born Apr 13 1830.
Elizabeth Benson, born Dec 27 1831; married - Knight.
Nancy Benson, born Nov 10 1833; married - Gilestrap.
Cyrus H. Benson, born Sep 16 1835.
Jesse M. Benson, born Nov 12 1837.
Sarah Jane Benson, born Oct 17 1839; married - Chism.
Susannah Benson, born May 22 1844; married - Arnold.
James P. Benson, born Aug 21 1846.
Emily Benson, born Apr 2 1851; married - Osburn.
Edward C. Benson, born May 4 1855.
Horace Mitchell Benson, born Apr 8 1857.

Polly Ann Hinshaw died Aug 24 1867, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,7  

James died Sep 9 1883.1,2,7,14

(photo)Photo: Polly Ann Hinshaw 17

(photo)Photo: James T. Benson 17


  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. "The Compendium of American Genealogy", GS929.373 V81 in a local library.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  4. "The Hinshaw Record" by Lyle Harris Hadley, Florida (1965), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0962525, item 10.
  5. "Illinois Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  6. GEDCOM file g523.ged at http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  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
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  10. "Land Grants, Marriage, Church & Family Records of McLean County, Ill.", in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0897324, item 1.
  11. Letters from Warren Gfeller, Wichita, KS (re George/Polly Toliver).
  12. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book A, page 3):
  13. Contribution from Mara Bruce () citing:
    "McLean Co. Marriage Records 1831 - 1872".
  14. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  15. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  16. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  17. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.

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