Benjamin Hinshaw

                                       ┌── William Hinshaw
                                       │              
                    ┌── Adam Hinshaw ──┤
                    │    1789-1861     │
                    │                  └── Rachel Martin
                    │                       1758-1849 
Benjamin Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1831             │                  ┌── Isaac Wells
D: 1882             │                  │
                    └── Sarah Wells ───┤
                         1801-1860     │
                                       └── Mary Beeson
M: Rachel Hutchens
   ├── Sarah Elizabeth Charlotte Henshaw (1862-1903) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Harry Orvin Henshaw (1870-1899) 1,2,4
   └── Herman Otis Henshaw (1872-c1956) 2

Benjamin Hinshaw     [ID 00787] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 2-2-1831, Center MM, Guilford County, North Carolina.1,2,5,6  

He married Rachel Hutchens7 [Rachael Hutchinson4], Jun 6 18617, Hamilton County, Indiana7.  Rachel, daughter of Nicholas Hutchins & Elisabeth Rhodes, was born Jul 13 1838, Surry County (now Yadkin County), North Carolina.1,2,3,8  

Richland MM, on 2-22-1862, recorded "Benjamin Hinshaw married contrary to discipline; dropped from membership".9  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 21 1870), Marion Township, Boone County, Indiana:1

Hinshaw, Benj, age 39, born in North Carolina; farmer; $800 real estate; $300 personal property.
Hinshaw, Rachel, age 32, born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Sarah E., age 7, born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Arah [unclear], age 1 month, born May 1870 in Indiana.
Hutchins, Elizabeth, age 23, born in North Carolina; domestic servant.

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 7 1880), 41 Davis, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana:2

Hinshaw, Benjamin, age 48, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; works in wheel factory.
Hinshaw, Rachel, wife, age 42, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; keeping house; crippled.
Hinshaw, Sara, daughter, age 16, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina.
Hinshaw, Orvin, son, age 10, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; attended school.
Hinshaw, Otes [unclear], son, age 8, born in Indiana; parents born in North Carolina; attended school.
Living in the same dwelling in 1880 was the family of a widowed Elizabeth Hutchins, age 70,10 presumably Rachel's mother and siblings.11  

Benjamin was shown in the 1880 city directory of Indianapolis, Indiana:12

Henshaw Benjamin, lab, res 41 Davis.

Benjamin was shown in the 1881 city directory of Indianapolis, Indiana:13

Henshaw Benjamin, res 41 Davis.

Benjamin was shown in the 1882 city directory of Indianapolis, Indiana:14

Henshaw Benjamin, lab, res 268 S Illinois.

Benjamin Hinshaw died Jul 3 1882, buried Woodlawn Cemetery.3  

Widow Rachel and daughter Sarah were shown in the 1883 city directory of Indianapolis, Indiana:15

Henshaw Rachael (wid Benjamin), res 177 W Washington.
Henshaw Sadie, weaver, res 177 W Washington.

Widow Rachel was shown in the 1885 city directory of Indianapolis, Indiana, apparently living in the household of daughter Sarah:16

Frederick Albert P, steward Bates House, res 122 Duncan.
Henshaw Rachel (wid Benjamin), res 122 Duncan.

Widow Rachel was shown in the 1890 city directory of Detroit, Michigan:17

Rachel Henshaw (widow Benjamin); address: 23 Wing Pl.
Henry O. Henshaw; address: boards 23 Wing Pl.
Herman O. Henshaw; address: boards 23 Wing Pl.
Mrs. Lottie Frederick; domestic; address: 23 Wing Pl.

Widow Rachel and son Harry were shown in the 1891 city directory of Detroit, Michigan:18

Henshaw Rachel (wid Benjamin), bds 14 Johnson.
Henshaw Harry, agt, bds 14 Johnson.

Widow Rachel and sons were shown in the 1894 city directory of Indianapolis, Indiana:19

Henshaw Rachel (wid Benjamin), h 584 S Illinois.
Henshaw Henry, h 584 S Illinois.
Henshaw Herman, wood carver, h 584 S Illinois.

Rachel died May 1 1895, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; age 56.20,21  Medical: Rachel died from a cerebral hemmorage20

(photo)Photo: Rachel Hutchens 22


Sources

  1. 1870 census, Northern Depot P.O., Marion Township, Boone County, Indiana; page 181A, line #36, dwelling #245, family #245.
  2. 1880 census, 23rd Ward, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; roll T9-0296, ED 129, page 721C, line #30, dwelling #213, family #239.
  3. Contribution from Rick Dahlgren ().
  4. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  7. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book 2, page 270).
  8. 1850 census, Southern Division, Surry County, North Carolina; roll M432-646, page 235B, line #21, dwelling #1084, family #1089.
  9. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 6, 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.
  10. 1880 census, 23rd Ward, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; roll T9-0296, ED 129, page 721C, line #26, dwelling #213, family #238.
  11. Speculation.
  12. R L Polk and Co's Indianapolis Directory 1880; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. R L Polk and Co's Indianapolis Directory 1881; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. R L Polk and Co's Indianapolis Directory 1882; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. R L Polk and Co's Indianapolis Directory 1883; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. R L Polk and Co's Indianapolis Directory 1885; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Detroit, Michigan Directory, 1890; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Detroit, Michigan Directory, 1891; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. R L Polk and Co's Indianapolis Directory 1894; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. Contribution from Rick Dahlgren () citing:
    burial permit for Rachel Henshaw; Crown Hill Cemetery burial records.
  21. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 Vital Records; http://www.genealogy.com.
  22. Photo courtesy of Rick Dahlgren ().


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