Samantha Caroline Hinshaw
┌── George Hinshaw
┌── John Hinshaw ──┤
│ c1822-1883 │
│ └── Anna Goldin
Samantha Caroline Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1858 │ ┌── Joel Coffey
D: 1900 │ │
└── Nancy Coffee ──┤
└── Elizabeth Grubb
M: Thomas Jefferson Chesher
Samantha Caroline Hinshaw [ID 07627]
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Samantha Caroline Hinshaw1 [Caroline Hinshaw2,3].
Born Jan - 1858, Tennessee.1,2,3
She married Thomas Jefferson Chesher.1 Thomas, son of John Thomas Chesher & Mary Cotner, was born 1848, Grainger County, Tennessee.4 Thomas was the brother of John Henry Chesher who married Samantha's sister Amanda.4 This was Thomas' second marriage;1 he had been previously married to Carolina Tally, by whom he had three children.4
Thomas Harrison Chesher, born 1888.
Archie Lee Chesher, born Jun 2 1889.
This family reportedly moved to Texas;1 however this probably occured after Caroline's death.5
Thomas died before Jun 5 1900.3
Samantha Caroline Hinshaw died Jun 10 1900.1
Just five days before Samantha Caroline died, on Jun 5 1900, the federal census was taken in Grainger County, Tennessee. Caroline was recorded as a widow, living in her mother's household:3
Chesher, Caroline, daughter, age 42, born Jan 1858 in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; widow; 2 children, 2 living.
Chesher, Arch, grandson, age 17, born Aug 1882 in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; single; farmer.
Perhaps Caroline was ill and being cared for by her mother.5 Note that son Thomas Harrison Chesher was not living with Caroline in 1900.
- "East Tennessee Roots", Volume I, Issue 3, September, 1984;
Tennessee Valley Publications.
- 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T9-1257, ED 98, page 455B, line #16, dwelling #237, family #247.
- 1900 census, Civil District 7, Grainger County, Tennessee; ED 22, page 78B, line #88, dwelling #61, family #64.
- Ron Flinders' "Chesher Family History":
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