┌── Benjamin Hinshaw │ 1795-1849 │ │ Nathan Hinshaw ─────┤ B: 1827 │ D: 1876 │ └── Sarah A. Vestal c1792-? M: Mary Green Sloan ├── Thomas Newton Hinshaw (1850-1904) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── William Henry Hinshaw (1853-1924) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 ├── Martha Ann Hinshaw (1856-1928) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Dr. Theophilus Everard Hinshaw (1858-1938) 1,2,3,4,5,7,9 ├── Jeremiah Nathan Hinshaw (1861-1941) 1,2,4,7,9 ├── Sarah Labetha Hinshaw (1864-1947) 1,2,5,7 ├── Mary G. Hinshaw (1866-1949) 1,2,4,5,7,9 ├── (infant son) Hinshaw (c1867-1867) 10 ├── Lillie Mae Hinshaw (1870-1954) 1,2,4,5,7,9 └── Emmett Wilson Hinshaw (1872-1928) 1,2,4,5,9
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Nathan Hinshaw [Nathaniel Hinshaw11].
Born Jun 25 1827, Surry County, North Carolina.1,2,3,11,12
He married Mary Green Sloan, Jun 10 1849, Van Buren County, Missouri.1,2,6,13,14,15,16 (recorded in Cass County, Missouri).16 Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Xenophon Sloan & Martha Weathers, was born Jun 9 1832, near Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri.1,2,13,17
Nathan and Mary moved to the Richard Sloan farm with Nathan's father Benjamin and his mother Sarah.2
Nathan and Mary were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mary had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood.2
Nathan and Mary were shown in the 1850 census, living next door to his widowed mother in Cass County, Missouri:18
Nathan made two trips on the Santa Fe Trail, one in 1849 and one in 1853. Mary lived with her mother-in-law, Sarah, while Nathan was away. Nathan was paid $6.00 per month, plus an additional $1.50 if he did not drink or swear, and he saved enough money to buy land. In 1855 he homesteaded some land three and one-half miles east of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.2
On Jan 15 1856 Nathan purchased 40 acres of land in Cass County, Missouri.19 He was described in this record as "Nathan Hinshaw of Cass County, Missouri".19 About this same time, father Benjamin and brother Thomas also purchased land in Cass County, Missouri.19
Again on Jun 1 1859 Nathan purchased 80 acres of land in Cass County, Missouri.19 He was again described in this record as "Nathan Hinshaw of Cass County, Missouri".19
Working hard, Nathan managed to accumulate over 800 acres of land by the time of his death.2
Nathan and family were shown in the 1860 census, Pleasant Hill, Big Creek Township, Cass County, Missouri:3
During the Civil War, Nathan served a short time in the militia.2
Nathan and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Aug 2 1870), Pleasant Hill, Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri:7
Nathan Hinshaw died Mar 30 1876, Cass County, Missouri; age 48y 9m 5d.1,10,24
On the morning of March 30, 1876, Nathan left on horseback for the purpose of driving home some cattle which he had at the neighbor's. It was necessary to cross a creek about one mile south of his home and the creek was filled to over-flowing, due to the spring thaw. After driving the stock across, he attempted to cross on horseback but for some reason the horse fell backward, throwing Nathan under it in the water. Nathan sank in full view of three neighbors who were assisting, but none were able to save him. The neighbors immediately began searching for his body, but were unable to recover it until evening.2
In the same cemetery are buried Nathan's infant son,10 brother Jesse Hinshaw,10,24 and esse's infant son Ulysses Jessee Hinshaw.10
Widow Mary and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 16 1880), Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri:9
After Nathan's death, Mary continued to live at the homestead until 1892 when she moved to Plevna, Reno County, Kansas, to be near her children who had all moved from Missouri.2
Mary died Feb 21 19071,2 [Feb 22 190717], Plevna, Reno County, Kansas1,2; buried Plevna Cemetery, Plevna, Reno County, Kansas1,2.
Mary, known by then to all as "Grandma Hinshaw", had been seated by her heating stove in the parlor about 7:00. She had fallen asleep and was awakened to find her clothing in flames. Although 74 years old, she showed remarkable presence of mind - she leaped from her chair and tore from her body nearly all the clothes she had on. She then rushed to the kitchen and seized a bucket of water which she threw onto the flames, which were already getting a start on the carpet and wallpaper. She wrapped a quilt about herself and then ran a block away to the home of her daughter Mary. Daughter Mary sounded the alarm and all the neighbors put out the fire in the home.2
Instant attention was given to Mary's burns and she was made as comfortable as possible, but she was burned from head to foot. Her hair had burned off and her skin was blistered deeply. Telegrams were sent to Hutchinson and reached her son J.N. and Dr. Heylman, who reached Plevna on the Santa Fe Train #1 at 9:30 P.M. Two daughters were also notified by telegram and reached Plevna by horse and carriage before Mary died at 1:10 A.M. Son Theophilus was wired in Winfield and reached Plevna the next morning.2
Photo: Nathan Hinshaw 10
Photo: Nathan Hinshaw & Mary Green Sloan marriage record Van Buren County, Missouri (recorded in Cass County) 16
Photo: Nathan Hinshaw gravestone Sloan Cemetery 10
Photo: Nathan Hinshaw gravestone Sloan Cemetery 10
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