Penira Hinshaw

                                           ┌── William Hinshaw
                                           │    1724-1814 
                    ┌── Benjamin Hinshaw ──┤
                    │    1779-1839         │
                    │                      └── Mary Hinshaw
                    │                              ?-1822 
Penira Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1808             │
D: ?                │
                    └── Mary -
M: John Benson, Jr.

Penira Hinshaw     [ID 00611] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 18 1808, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5  Penira was a twin sister of Penina.4  

She married John Benson, Jr., Oct 21 1830, Tazewell County, Illinois.2,3,4,5,6,7  John, son of John Benson & Sally/Sallie/Sarah Musick/Music, was born Oct 12 1807, Gibson County, Indiana.2,3,4  

The Hinshaws and the Bensons were apparently friendly: John Benson married Penira; John's brother James Benson married Penira's first cousin Polly Ann Hinshaw; brother William Benson married Polly's sister (and Penira's cousin) Nancy Hinshaw; and brother Jesse married Penira's other cousin Nancy.  Penira raised 12 children in White Oak Grove, Illinois.6  


Mary M. Benson.
Robert M. Benson.
Philip Benson.
Penira Ann Benson.
Sara Benson.
Lydia Benson.
Addie Benson.
Lucy F. Benson.
Emmett Benson.


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  2. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  3. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  4. "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.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  6. "The Hinshaw Record" by Lyle Harris Hadley, Florida (1965), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0962525, item 10.
  7. "Illinois Marriages to 1850" (
  8. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.

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