Jacob Hinshaw

                                       ┌── William Hinshaw
                                       │       ?-1699 
                  ┌── Thomas Hinshaw ──┤
                  │   c1680-?          │
                  │                    └── Elizabeth -
Jacob Hinshaw ────┤
B: 1710           │                    ┌── Jacob Marshall
D: 1796           │                    │
                  └── Mary Marshall ───┤
                      c1685-?          │
                                       └── Margaret Edwards
M: Rebecca Mackey
   ├── Benjamin Hinshaw (1738-1840) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Ann Hinshaw (1739-1815) 1,2,4,5,6
   ├── William Hinshaw (c1744-1832) 1,2,4,7,8
   ├── John Hinshaw (c1744-?) 1,9
   ├── Mary Hinshaw (c1745-1822) 1,3,4,7,8,10
   ├── Joseph Hinshaw (c1748-1827) 1,4,5,8
   ├── Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) 1,2,8
   ├── Jacob Hinshaw (c1751-1837) 1
   ├── Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1753-1833) 1,4,7,8
   ├── Rebecca Hinshaw (1756-1842) 1,3,4
   └── Jane Hinshaw (c1760-1833) 1,4,11

Jacob Hinshaw     [ID 00064] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1710, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.3,4,10,12  

He married Rebecca Mackey1,2,3,4,5,10,12,13,14,15 [Rebekah Mackey7], 9-6-17351,2,3,4,5,10,12,13,14,15, Grange MM, Ballyhagen, County Armagh, Ireland1,2,3,4,5,10,12,13,14,15.  (marriage also recorded at Rebecca's Rich Hill MM, County Armagh).16  Rebecca Mackey, daughter of Joseph Mackey & Ann Sweethen, was born about 1716, Kimcon, County Armagh, Ireland.2,3,5,7,14  

The Marriage Book Ulster Quarterly Meeting shows Jacob was from Grange, Parish of Clanfekill, County Tyrone;16 Rebecca was from Kincon, Parish of Kilmore, County Armagh.16  Their marriage of 9 Mo. 6, 1735 was at the Friends Meeting House in Ballyhagen, County Armagh, and was signed (witnessed) by (among others): Benjamin Mackie (Rebecca's brother), Ann Mackie (sister), Mary Hinshaw (who is this?), Margaret Hinshaw (who is this?), Mary Greer (sister of Alice Greer?), Joseph & Ann Mackie (Rebecca's parents), John Mackie (Rebecca's brother and husband of Elizabeth Hinshaw), William Hinshaw (cousin 34?), and Jacob & Rebecca themselves.2,13,17  

Jacob was from Grange, parish of Clonfeacle, County Tyrone, and Rebecca was from Kincon, parish of Kilmore, County Armagh.17  

Jacob & Rebecca emigrated to New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1741.1,3,5,10  An entry referencing his preparations to emigrate is found in the minutes of the Preparative Meeting of Grange, near Charlemount, Ireland, for the meeting of 2 Mo. 3, 1741:2

"Patrick Holm & his wife, also Hugh Kennedy & his family, having Laid before our meeting their Intention of Removing to America, they being poor friends & in want of help, therefore this meeting agrees that William Delap doe Lay out ye Sum of fifteen pounds Ster: to help to pay their fraughts and other necessaries for ye Jurnay untill he be paid ye Same out of ye Interest Left to poor friends of this meeting; also John Whitsit, James Pillar, William delap, Thos Greer & Benjn Marshill are Desired to Draw Suitable Certificates for ye Sd Hugh Kennedy and for Jacob Hinshaw & his wife who Intends ye Same Journy".

Jacob and Rebecca were received at the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, PA, on 11-30-1741:2,13

"Jacob Hinshaw and Rebecca, his wife, produced a certificate from ye Men's and Women's Meeting (Grange) near Charlemont in ye North of Ireland, bearing date ye 3d day of ye 2d month, 1741, recommending him and his wife members in unity."

Jacob and Rebecca signed (witnessed) a marriage certificate at New Garden for John Marshill & Ruth Hadley, dated Aug 14, 1742.2  

They lived for a time within the limits of New Garden and then moved and about 1748 became members of the Menallen Meeting, Warrington, York (now Adams) County, Pennsylvania.2,5,18  

One of the first marriages at Menallen MM was that of Samuel Pope to Elizabeth Stevenson on 7 Mo. 4, 1751, witnessed (signed) by Jacob Hinshaw.2  

On 10 Mo. 23 1752, Jacob (Henshaw) appeared before Thomas Wilson, York County J.P., as a witness to the will of a John Blackburn.19  

In 1752 some members of the meeting complained that Jacob was guilty of "breach of promise concerning the price of a Createre".  In the 9th month (November, by the 1752 calendar), Jacob produced the following document which was recorded in the record:2

"Friends as it was your desire I should be at this meeting to Clear the truth of the Scandal I have brought upon it by my breach of promise for the which I am very sorrey and hopes to be more careful for time to come.  
Jacob Hinshaw"

From Menallen they removed to Monaghan Township, York County, where they were living in 1758.2  

About 1765 Jacob and family moved to Orange County, North Carolina, settling in the vicinity of the Sandy Creek Meeting, located west of Liberty near the community of Melancton.20  They presented a certificate dated 10 Mo. 12, 1765 to the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting on 1 Mo. 4, 1766.1,3,7,10  

The Cane Creek MM men's records shows an entry for 1-4-1766:7

"Jacob Hinshaw received on a certificate from Pennsylvania".
The women's record shows an entry for the same date:7
"Rebekah Hinshaw & daughters Mary, Rebekah, Elizabeth, & Jane received on a certificate from Warrington MM".

On August 19, 1768, Jacob bought two tracts of land, one containing 272 acres and the other 106 acres, at Sandy Creek in Orange County, North Carolina.  He bought this land from Herman Husband for forty pounds.  The deed identifies Jacob as a weaver by profession.1,3,5  

This same Herman Husband later became leader of the radical group known as the "Regulators".  After a climatic battle between this group and the provincial army in 1771, several of the movement's leaders faced execution.  Jacob and some of his sons signed petitions asking for clemency for the condemned rebels.  It is not known how much Jacob or his sons were involved in this movement, but it is interesting to note that shortly after the collapse of the movement, most of Jacob's sons returned to Pennsylvania for a time.5  

Jacob Hinshaw died 3-31-1796, near Cane Creek MM, Randolph County, North Carolina; "aged about 86 years".3,5,7,14,15,21  

Jacob's will, dated Feb 15 1791, probated in Randolph County in 1796, is recorded in the North Carolina State Archives (Raleigh, NC); Will Book 2, page 2222 (see below).  

Rebecca Mackey died 6-16-1796, Cane Creek MM, North Carolina; "aged about 80 years".3,5,7,14,21  

Both Jacob and Rebecca are buried in the old Sandy Spring Friends Cemetery near their farm.5

(photo)Photo: Jacob Hinshaw family death records Cane Creek MM Records 21

(photo)Photo: Jacob Hinshaw's last will and testament 23


  1. The "Daily Pantagraph", Sept 1 1908.
  2. Myers, Albert Cook. "Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania", Swarthmore, PA: 1902; GR929.3748 M99 in a local library.
  3. "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.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  5. A manuscript titled "The Hinshaw Family" by Thomas D. Hamm - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  6. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  7. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  8. Family lineage contributed by Edwin Everett Hinshaw
  9. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  10. "The Compendium of American Genealogy", GS929.373 V81 in a local library.
  11. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  12. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  13. Manuscript titled "Thomas Hinshaw 'The Little Irish Weaver' And Others" by John E. Hinshaw, Urban-Side-On-The-East, Emporia, Kansas, 1911.
  14. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  15. Family group sheets contributed by Hugh Malcolm Hinshaw
  16. Rich Hill MM marriage register, Religious Society of Friends; bk 1, pg 63
    Ireland Yearly Meeting Historical Committee; LDS microfilm #571397 item 5.
  17. A Search Report commissioned from the Ulster Historical Foundation based upon records in the Public Records Office of Norther Ireland.
  18. "Hinshaw Chart and List" (1/1/68) by Ralph Edward Pike, from "Family Records of Morgan Co., Ind.", Public Library of Mooresville, Morgan Co., Indiana (LDS microfilm 1509501).
  19. "Will of John Blackburn", USGenWeb archives (PA).
  20. "Friends at Holly Spring" by Seth B. Hinshaw, 1982, The North Carolina Friends Historical Society, Briarpatch Press, Davidson, North Carolina.
  21. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  22. Mitchell, Thornton W. "North Carolina Wills; A Testator Index, 1665-1900".
  23. Randolph County, North Carolina original wills; LDS FHL microfilm #1578527

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