┌── Absolom Hinshaw │ 1752-1830 ┌── Abel Hinshaw ───┤ │ 1799-1876 │ │ └── Elizabeth Hinshaw │ c1753-1833 Jacob B. Hinshaw ───┤ B: 1824 │ ┌── John Bookout D: 1901 │ │ └── Nancy Bookout ──┤ 1799-1882 │ └── Zilpha Wright M: Mary M. Carter ├── Meredith Hinshaw (1846-1922) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Lucinda Hinshaw (c1847-1918) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Zimri Hinshaw (1850-?) 1,2,3,4,5,6 ├── Uriah A. Hinshaw (1852-1933) 1,2,4,6 ├── Stephen Hinshaw (1855-1876) 1,2,4,6,7,8 ├── Mary Jane Hinshaw (1857-1876) 1,2,4,6,7 ├── Eliza M. Hinshaw (1859-1859) 2 ├── Jacob Ellsworth Hinshaw (1862-1938) 2,6,9,10 └── William E. Hinshaw (1865-?) 1,2,6,7,10,11
|Jacob B. Hinshaw [ID 00758]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Jacob B. Hinshaw1,2 [Jacob E. Hinshaw12].
Born Jan 7 1824, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,7,12,13,14
He married Mary M. Carter1,2,9,13, Nov 8 18451,2,9,13 [about 184814], Randolph County, Indiana1,2,9,13. Mary M. Carter, daughter of Thomas Carter & Miriam Cartwright2,3,4,7,10,12,15, was born Jan 14 18262,3,4,7,10,12,15 [Jan - 182514], North Carolina2,3,4,7,10,12,15. Mary was the grandaughter of Joseph Carter and Margaret Hinshaw.16 Jacob and Mary were 3rd cousins once removed. Note also that Jacob's brother Absolem married Mary's sister Eliza.
Jacob and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 1 1850), Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:3
Jacob and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 16 1860), Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:4
In Jun 1863 Jacob registered for the Civil War draft in the 5th Congressional District, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:20
Jacob and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 6 1870), Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:7
Jacob and family were shown in the 1880 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:10
Jacob and Mary were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 15 1900), Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana:14
The following article was published in the "Fort Wayne Sentinel" (Fort Wayne, Indiana) on Aug 30 1901:21,22
HINSHAW SAID GRACE.
Muncie, Ind., Aug. 30. -- Mrs. Anna Johnson, of Muncie, a relative of the Hinshaw family, came home from Randolph county yesterday and told of meeting W. E. Hinshaw, the prisoner sent home for a ten days' visit to his parents from Michigan City, where he is serving time for murdering his wife. Mrs. Johnson states that the prisoner's old father and mother are dying in the same bed and that his mother failed to recognize him and the father only partially recognized him. At the first day's meal Hinshaw returned thanks at the dinner table with five brothers and a sister present, and all cried at his touching words.
Jacob B. Hinshaw died Oct 4 190112,23 [Sep 4 19012,13], at his home, south of Snow Hill Station, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana12,23; buried Oct 6 1901, Mount Zion Church Cemetery, near Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana12,23.
Jacob's obituary was published in the "Winchester Journal" (Winchester, Indiana) on Wednesday, October 9, 190123 (see obituary scan below):
Another Pioneer Gone.
Jacob B. Hinshaw, one of the oldest, best known and most highly respected citizens of Washington township, died at his home south of Snow Hill station, last Friday. His remains were interred at Mt. Zion last Sunday, after services by Rev. Henry Lacey. The deceased was one of the oldest citizens and residents of the county, but do not know [sic] his exact age or how long he had lived here.
Another obituary was published in the "Union City Times" on Friday, October 11, 1901 (as excerpted):24
HINSHAW Jacob A., Fri. Oct. 4: Jacob A. [sic] Hinshaw, died at his home 5mi south of Winchester, of general debility, age 85y [sic]
Mary M. Carter died Jun 3 1908, buried Mount Zion Church Cemetery, near Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.2,12,15
The following biographical sketch of Jacob B. Hinshaw was written by ggg-grandson Greg Hinshaw:13
Jacob B. Hinshaw was born on January 7, 1824 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He was a son of Abel and Nancy (Bookout) Hinshaw. In the Fall of 1830, Jacob came with his parents to Clinton County, Ohio. They lived there for three years and six months. About 1834 they came to Randolph County, Indiana, where Jacob lived for the rest of his life. He married Mary M. Carter, a distant relative, on November 8, 1845 in Randolph County. In 1846 they settled on a farm southeast of what later became Snow Hill Station. About 1848 Jacob built a large brick house, which still stands on the farm today. Eventually, he accumulated 280 acres of land and became one of the wealthiest and best known farmers in the county.
Jacob's parents were members of the Society of Friends, and in that faith he was raised, though he was never a member. He later joined the Methodist Episcopal Church and was an active member of the Mount Pleasant (Vinegar Hill) Point, one mile east of his home, though later held at Vinegar Hill Schoolhouse. He donated money to the North Indiana Conference Missionary Society in 1871 from the Mount Pleasant Appointment of the Spartanburg Circuit. Later, his membership was at Mount Zion.
Jacob's children were extremely successful. Of his six sons, five taught school at some point. Two were ministers of the Gospel. One was county surveyor and a banker. All of them farmed at some point. The greatest tragedy of Jacob's life came in 1895, when his son, William E., a Methodist pastor, was convicted of murdering his wife. Jacob spent the rest of his life trying to prove Will's innocence.
A Jacob Hinshaw was clerk of Washington Township in 1854. It is not clear if this was Jacob A. Hinshaw of Lynn or Jacob B. Hinshaw of Snow Hill. One family story tells of Jacob's relationship with his brother, Absalom Hinshaw. Absalom and Jacob were married to sisters and their farms joined. However, Jacob and all of his "posterity" were staunch Republicans, and Absalom and all of his family were staunch Democrats. This did not affect their close relationship. The Republicanism of Jacob's posterity is evident yet today. His son, J. Ellsworth Hinshaw, was elected surveyor of Randolph County in 1888, 1890, 1894, 1896, and 1898 and elected to the Winchester City Council in 1904. A grandson, Dr. Otis W. Hinshaw, was elected coroner of Randolph County in 1928 and 1930. A great-grandson, Samuel M. Hinshaw, was elected clerk of Randolph County in 1948 and 1952, a great great-granddaughter-in-law, Anne S. Hinshaw, was elected clerk of Randolph County in 1996, and a great great great-grandson, Gregory P. Hinshaw, has served as Vice-Chairman of the Republican Central Committee since 2001.
Jacob continued to live on the home farm until his death on September 4, 1901. His death notice called him "one of the oldest, best known, and most highly respected citizens of Washington Township". Funeral services were held at Mount Zion M. E. Church, with burial in the Mount Zion Cemetery.
The Carter Family of Randolph County, Indiana (Typed Manuscript from the Randolph County, Indiana Historical Society)
Photo: Jacob B. Hinshaw obituary Winchester Journal, Oct 9 1901 23
Photo: Mary (Carter) Hinshaw gravestone Mt. Zion Church Cemetery 25
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