David Lindsey Hinshaw

                                                   ┌── John Hinshaw
                                                   │    1747-1800 
                         ┌── Benjamin H. Hinshaw ──┤
                         │    1782-1866            │
                         │                         └── Ruth (Pike) Weisner
                         │                              1744-1795 
David Lindsey Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1826                  │                         ┌── William Bowman
D: 1909                  │                         │
                         └── Annas Bowman ─────────┤
                              1790-1865            │
                                                   └── Anna Workman
M: Emeline Adams
   ├── Charles M. Hinshaw (1851-1853) 1,2,3
   ├── Luther Lee Hinshaw (1855-1925) 1,3,4,5,6,7
   ├── Edmund Howard Hinshaw (1860-1932) 1,3,4,7,8,9
   └── Warren Hinshaw (1863-1929) 1,3,4,7,9

David Lindsey Hinshaw     [ID 00701] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

David Lindsey Hinshaw1,4,10 [David F. Hinshaw11, David B. Hinshaw8,12,13, Lindsay Hinshaw14].

Born Sep 3 18264,10,11,15 [Sep 26 18261,16], Marlborough MM, Randolph County, North Carolina4,10,11,15.  

David learned the blacksmith trade at age 18.1  

He married Emeline Adams8,12,13,16 [Emeline Isgrigg1,8,15,17], Aug 18 18508,12,13,16 [Aug 19 18501], Henry County, Indiana8,12,13,16.  Emeline, daughter of Enoch Isprigg & Cynthia Ann Lynn, was born Feb 11 1828, Ripley County, Indiana.3,4,6,7,8,9,15,18,19,20,21  

Duck Creek MM on 2-21-1850 recorded "David L. Hinshaw, Walnut Ridge Meeting, informed us he had attended a dancing frolick & danced.  White River MM is requested to treat with him.  7-25-1850 White River MM reported the charge was not substantiated.  A committee appointed to prepare a certificate.  8-22-1850 committee learned he had married contrary to discipline so subject was dropped".  He was disowned 6-24-1852 at Duck Creek MM.11  

David and family were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 14 1860), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:6

David Hinshaw, age 34, born in North Carolina; farmer; $5000 real estate; $1000 personal property.
Emeline Hinshaw, age 32, born in Indiana.
Luthur Hinshaw, age 4, born in Indiana.
Milton Smith, age 15, born in North Carolina; farm laborer; attended school.
Living nearby in 1860 was the family of brother Cyrus.22  

David and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:9

Hinshaw, D.L., age 53, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Emeline, wife, age 52, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Kentucky; keeps house.
Hinshaw, Edmund, son, age 19, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; school teacher; attended school.
Hinshaw, Warren, son, age 16, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.

David and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 19 1870), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:7

Hinshaw, D.L., age 44, born in North Carolina; farmer; $12,000 real estate; $2,350 personal property.
Hinshaw, Emaline, age 42, born in Indiana; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Luther, age 15, born in Indiana; farm hand; attended school.
Hinshaw, Edmund, age 10, born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Warren, age 7, born in Indiana.
Living three houses away in 1870 was the family of sister Susanna.23  

David and Emeline were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 18-19 1900), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:19

Hinshaw, David L., head-of-household, age 73, born Sep 1826 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 50 years; retired farmer; owned home free of mortgage.
Hinshaw, Emaline, wife, age 72, born Feb 1828 in Indiana; parents born in Ohio; married 50 years; 5 children, 3 living.
Living next door in 1900 was son Warren,24 and also nearby was nephew Jesse25 and son Luther.26  

David Lindsey Hinshaw died May 6 19091,3,4,20 [190815,21], Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana1,3,4,20; buried Greensboro Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana1,3,4,20.  

Emeline died Jul 19 1909, buried Greensboro Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana.1,15,20,21  

A biographical sketch of David was published in the 1884 book "History of Henry County, Indiana":17

D. L. Hinshaw, son of Benjamin and Annis Hinshaw, was born in 1826 in Randolph County, N. C., and emigrated to Indiana with his father's family in 1832, and settled in Henry County.  When he was eighteen years of age he began learning the blacksmith's trade, at which he worked some eleven years.  Since then he has devoted his attention to farming, and owns 360 acres of land.  He was married in 1850 to Emeline, daughter of Enoch Isgrigg, whose father emigrated to this State from Ohio, and her mother from Kentucky.  They have had four children born to them - Charles M. (deceased), Luther, Edmund and Warren.  Politically Mr. Hinshaw was first a Whig but has affiliated with the Republican party since its organization.  His wife is a member of the Society of Orthodox Friends.  Mr. Hinshaw is of Irish descent, his grandfather having been born in Ireland.  He emigrated to Nantucket Island; from thence to North Carolina.

Another biography of David L. Hinshaw was published in the "Compendium of Biography of Henry County, Indiana" (B.F. Bowen, 1920):27

DAVID L. HINSHAW

There have come to Indiana from other states many men of limited financial resources, but imbued with sturdy independence and a laudable ambition to succeed, and who have taken advantage of the wonderful possibilities afforded here and gradually step by step have risen to places of prominence in business circles.  The career of the well-known gentleman whose name appears at the beginning of this biographical notice illustrates most forcibly the possibilities that are open to a man who possesses intelligence and natural business qualifications combined with integrity and honor.  It proves that success is not a thing to be inherited but to be won by sheer force of energy directed and controlled by correct moral principles: it also proves that neither wealth nor social position nor the assistance of influential friends are at times requisite in placing an individual on the high road to prosperity and honorable station.  David L. Hinshaw is the son of Benjamin and Annas (Bowman) Hinshaw and was born in North Carolina on the 26th of September, 1826.  He was the tenth in order of birth in a family of twelve children.  He passed his early life up to the age of eighteen years upon a farm, in the meantime obtaining in the public schools a fair knowledge of the common branches of learning.  Upon leaving the farm he commenced to learn the trade of a blacksmith.  In 1832 he accompanied his parents upon their removal to Indiana.  They first located in Wayne County, but in 1834 came to Henry County, and here he worked at his trade for eleven years.  He was married in 1850 and in 1855 he bought the nucleus of the farm on which he now resides.  He first purchased eighty acres, but so successful was he in its operation and so wise his business management that by subsequent additions he has now in his possession three hundred and thirty acres, valued at twenty thousand dollars.  All of this has been acquired by hard work and now Mr. Hinshaw can view with a large degree of satisfaction the result of his past years of arduous labor.  On the 18th of August, 1850, Mr. Hinshaw was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Miss Emeline Adams whose parents came to this state from Ohio, the mother having been a native of Kentucky.  Mrs. Hinshaw was born in Ripley County Indiana, was reared upon a farm and received the benefit of a fair common-school education.  She is a most estimable lady and has nobly stood by the side of her husband in his efforts to gain a comfortable home and a competence.  They are faithful and consistent members of the Society of Friends.  In politics the subject was formerly a Whig, but since the dissolution of that party he has cast his ballot and influence in favor of the Republican Party, believing the policies of that party to be those most conductive to the welfare of the American people.  He has never had a desire for public office, but was at one time prevailed upon to accept the office of supervisor of his township.  Ranking with the most progressive agriculturists of the county, and enjoying the reputation of a successful financier, he is also one who takes a leading part in all measures for the common welfare and supports every movement whereby his community may be benefited.  He is an honorable man, honest in all his business transactions, and not a dollar in his possession but has been earned by legitimate and straightforward methods.  Throughout his community he is held in high esteem and his career as a neighbor and a citizen has always been above reproach.  His aim is to be on the moral side of any question and to the best of his judgment and ability he has exerted his influence with this end in view.  Greensboro Township can boast of no better citizen and Henry County has been greatly benefited by his long period of residence therein.

(photo)Photo: David & Emeline Hinshaw gravestone Greensboro Masonic Cemetery 28


Sources

  1. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  2. Contribution from John Codd () citing:
    Mayhill, R. Thomas; "Early Cemetery Records of Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana";
    Eastern Indiana Publishing Co., Knighstown, Indiana 46148; 1968. p 42.
  3. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  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. Contribution from A. M. Greenlee ().
  6. 1860 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M653-266, page 439, line #39, dwelling #1625, family #165.
  7. 1870 census, Millville P.O., Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M593-323, page 94, line #24, dwelling #203, family #211.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  9. 1880 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll T9-0284, ED 7, page 110A, line #1, dwelling #1, family #1.
  10. Seth Hinshaw family bible, from "Hinshaw Family Bible Records",
    LDS microfilm 1906029, Item 1.
  11. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 4, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  12. "Index of Indiana Marriages Through 1850", Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division: http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm
  13. "Indiana Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  14. Posting Jan 9 2001 by Lora Radiches () to INDIANA-L, citing:
    biography of Elias Hinshaw:
    "Compendium of Biography of Henry County, Indiana" by B.F. Bowen; pg 638.
  15. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  16. "Compendium of Biography of Henry County, Indiana" (B.F. Bowen, 1920);
    Posted Mar 20 2001 by () to OHROOTS-L.
  17. Biographical sketch of D. L. Hinshaw; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://members.tripod.com/~debmurray/henry/henbioref-26.htm#dhinshaw.
  18. Posting Apr 13 1998 by Carol Vass () on the Lynn GenForum:
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/lynn/messages/27.html.
  19. 1900 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; ED 60, page 6B, line #96, dwelling #156, family #167.
  20. Contribution from Ron Dick citing: gravestone.
  21. Greensboro Friends Cemetery burials; Henry County Genealogical Services:
    http://www.hcgs.net/greenscem.html.
  22. 1860 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M653-266, page 439, line #17, dwelling #1620, family #160.
  23. 1870 census, Millville P.O., Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M593-323, page 94, line #37, dwelling #206, family #214-215.
  24. 1900 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; ED 60, page 6B, line #92, dwelling #155, family #166.
  25. 1900 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; ED 60, page 6B, line #84, dwelling #153, family #164.
  26. 1900 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; ED 60, page 7A, line #15, dwelling #161, family #172.
  27. "Compendium of Biography of Henry County, Indiana" (B.F. Bowen, 1920);
    Posted Mar 20 2001 by Lora () to OHROOTS-L;
    Posted Mar 23 2001 by Lora () to Henry County, Indiana Bios:
    http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/USA/In/HenryBios/10075.
  28. Photo courtesy of Ron Dick.


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