Nancy Jane Hinshaw

                                               ┌── William Hinshaw
                                               │    1724-1814 
                        ┌── Jacob Hinshaw ─────┤
                        │    1782-1846         │
                        │                      └── Mary Hinshaw
                        │                              ?-1822 
Nancy Jane Hinshaw ─────┤
B: 1818                 │                      ┌── Francis Johnson
D: 1910                 │                      │
                        └── Marietta Johnson ──┤
                             1794-1863         │
                                               └── Mary Harrington
M: Jesse M. Benson, Sr.

Nancy Jane Hinshaw     [ID 00613] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Nancy Jane Hinshaw1,2,3,4,5 [Nancy L. Hinshaw6,7].

Born Jun 2 1818, Overton County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5  

She married Jesse M. Benson, Sr., Jan 18 1838, McLean County, Illinois.1,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14  Jesse, son of John Benson & Sarah/Sally/Sallie Musick/Music.4  

Nancy was married the same day as Laura Hinshaw & David Travis.  Nancy and Laura were first cousins.  

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


William T. Benson, born 1840, died May 10 1862.
Malinda Benson, born 1842.
Sylvester Benson, born 1844.
John M. Benson, born 1847.
Jesse M. Benson, born 1848.

Jesse died 1849, buried Benson Cemetery, White Oak, McLean County, Illinois.1,4,16  

Nancy Jane Hinshaw died Jan 14 1910, Carlock, McLean County, Illinois; buried Benson Cemetery, White Oak, McLean County, Illinois.1,3,4,16  


  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. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  5. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  6. "Illinois Marriages to 1850" (
  7. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book A, page 91):
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  9. "The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois", subtitled "Old Settlers of McLean County, Illinois", microfilm #0164002 in the LDS Family History Library.
  10. "Land Grants, Marriage, Church & Family Records of McLean County, Ill.", in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0897324, item 1.
  11. "Custer's McLean County", by Milo Custer, in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0897324, item 5.
  12. "McLean County Marriages, 1831-1841", by Milo T. Custer, F547 M16 C87 in the Sutro Genealogical Library in San Francisco.
  13. Letters from Warren Gfeller, Wichita, KS (re George/Polly Toliver).
  14. Contribution from Mara Bruce () citing:
    "McLean Co. Marriage Records 1831 - 1872", Book A, page 91.
  15. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  16. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4

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