Nancy J. Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── William Hinshaw
                                                       │    1724-1814 
                                ┌── George Hinshaw ────┤
                                │    1775-1862         │
                                │                      └── Mary Hinshaw
                                │                              ?-1822 
Nancy J. Hinshaw ───────────────┤
B: 1816                         │                      ┌── Francis Johnson
D: 1874                         │                      │
                                └── Susannah Johnson ──┤
                                     1790-1876         │
                                                       └── Mary Harrington
M: William Thomas Taylor Benson

Nancy J. Hinshaw     [ID 00541] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 24 18161,2,3,4 [Dec 22 19155], Overton County, Tennessee1,2,3,4.  

She married William Thomas Taylor Benson, Sep 25 1834, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13  William, son of John Benson & Sarah/Sally/Sallie Musick/Music, was born Oct 12 1811, Gibson County, Indiana.1,4,14,15  

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

Children (all born in McLean County, Illinois):16,17

George H. Benson, born Aug 1 1835; married Neety Robinson.
Susannah H. Benson, born 1838, died 1898; married Mitchell Lollis.
Melissa A. Benson, born Nov 24 1840; married 1866, Robert Conger.
Thomas Benson, born 1842, died 1859.

Nancy J. Hinshaw died Mar 20 18745,15 [Mar - 18751,3], McLean County, Illinois5,15; age 59y 2m 26d5,15.  

William died Sep 19 18781,3,15; buried Benson Cemetery, White Oak Township, McLean County, Illinois1,3,15 [Carlock Democrat Cemetery5].

(photo)Photo: Nancy Hinshaw 18

(photo)Photo: William Thomas Taylor Benson 18

(photo)Photo: Nancy Hinshaw gravestone Carlock Democrat Cemetery


  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 Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  3. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  4. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  7. "Land Grants, Marriage, Church & Family Records of McLean County, Ill.", in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0897324, item 1.
  8. "Custer's McLean County", by Milo Custer, in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0897324, item 5.
  9. "The Hinshaw Record" by Lyle Harris Hadley, Florida (1965), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0962525, item 10.
  10. Letters from Warren Gfeller, Wichita, KS (re George/Polly Toliver).
  11. "McLean County Marriages, 1831-1841", by Milo T. Custer, F547 M16 C87 in the Sutro Genealogical Library in San Francisco.
  12. "Illinois Marriages to 1850" (
  13. Contribution from Mara Bruce () citing:
    McLean County, Illinois marriages, Marriage Card Catalog in the
    McLean County Letitia Green Stevenson Genealogical Society Library,
    McLean County Historical Society; McLean County book A pg 28.
  14. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  15. Posting 10/23/97 by Kathy Lundberg () on the Benson Genforum:
  16. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  17. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  18. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.

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