Seth Bennett Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── Thomas Hinshaw
                                                        │    1831-1925 
                        ┌── Amos Stephen Hinshaw ───────┤
                        │    1865-1952                  │
                        │                               └── Mary Barker
                        │                                    1832-1923 
Seth Bennett Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1908                 │                               ┌── Yancy (Yancey) H. Cox
D: 1998                 │                               │
                        └── Cordelia Edna "Delia" Cox ──┤
                             1876-1964                  │
                                                        └── Nancy Ann Lowdermilk
M: Mary Edith Woody
   ├── Dr. Howard Thomas Hinshaw (1938-) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Dr. Waldo Stephen Hinshaw (1940-) 1,2,3
   └── Helen Eva Hinshaw (1945-) 1,2,3,4

Seth Bennett Hinshaw     [ID 00793] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 20 1908, Holly Spring MM, Ramseur, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,5,6,7,8  

Seth received his education at Duke University, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1935; graduate study, 1935-36.7  

He married Mary Edith Woody, May 26 1937, Center Friends Meeting parsonage, North Carolina.1,2  Mary, daughter of John Woody & Edith Terrell, was born Jul 29 1913, Wilmington, Ohio.2,9  

Seth authored many books on early Quaker life and Quaker history.10  His writings include:7

"Carolina Quakers"; North Carolina Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1972.
"Walk Cheerfully, Friends"; Meredith Webb, 1978.
"Friends at Holly Spring: Meeting and Community"; North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1982.
"Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker; A Story of Carolina Friends in Civil War Times"; Friends United Press, 1982.
"Friends in North Carolina, 1665-1985"; North Carolina Friends Society, 1984.
Contributions to magazines.

Career: Pastor of the Mount Airy Friends Church, 1937-41, and Asheboro Friends Church, 1941-52; North Carolina Yearly Meeting of Friends, Greensboro, executive secretary, 1952-68; pastor of Rocky River Friends Church, 1968-77.  Member of the North Carolina Friends Historical Society, Phi Beta Kappa.7  

Seth, who wrote many Quaker histories, once said "Friends (Quakers) were the first and only religious body in Carolina for almost fifty years.  George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, visited Carolina in 1672 and held the first religious services.  In 1972 Friends celebrated their 300th anniversary in Carolina.  Carolina Quakers is a historical and pictorial account of these three centuries, and it includes 560 pictures".7  

"Mary Barker Hinshaw was my grandmother.  Grandfather Thomas Hinshaw would not participate in the fighting but was taken along with the confederate army to Gettysburg.  He was taken as a prisoner of war but was released by order of President Lincoln.  Grandmother Hinshaw and a sister-in-law took four children in a covered wagon six hundred miles to Indiana in 1864 in order to reunite the husbands and wives.  It is a fantastic story of devotion, unknown by younger generations, that was on the verge of being forgotten.  Friends in North Carolina is a four hundred-page historical survey of the Quaker experience during more than three centuries".7  

Seth resided at Route #1, Box 72, Ramseur, N.C. 27316.7  

Seth Bennett Hinshaw died Apr 19 1998, Friends Homes, Guilford College, Guilford County, North Carolina; buried Holly Spring Friends Meeting.1,2,6  

Seth's obituary was published in "The Courier Tribune" (Asheboro, North Carolina) on Monday, April 20, 1998:11

GREENSBORO - Seth B. Hinshaw of Friends Homes at Guilford College, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at the Homes.  

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holly Spring Friends Meeting, Ramseur, where he was a member.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  

He was a native of Randolph County, attended Duke University and was a pastor of Friends meetings in Mt. Airy, Asheboro and Chatham County.  He was the superintendent of the N.C. Yearly Meeting of Friends for 16 years and was the author of several books and pamphlets on Quaker practices and heritage.  

Surviving are wife, Mary Edith Woody Hinshaw; daughter, Helen H. Shore of Asheboro; sons, Dr. Howard T. Hinshaw of Charlotte, Dr. Waldo S. Hinshaw of Burlingame, Calif.; seven grandchildren.  

The family will be at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, Friendly Road, Greensboro, 7-9 p.m. Monday.  

Memorials may be made to Friends Homes, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410 or Holly Spring Friends Meeting, 2938 Holly Spring Road, Ramseur, N.C. 27316.

Another obituary for Seth (from which newspaper unknown) was widely distributed on internet genealogy lists, as follows:1

Seth B. Hinshaw of Friends Homes died at Friends Homes at Guilford College on April 19, 1998.  Funeral will be at Holly Spring Friends Meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in the Holly Spring Cemetery.  The family will be at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home on Friendly Ave. on Monday, April 20, from 7-9 p.m.  A native of Randolph County and member of Holly Spring Friends Meeting, he received his education at Duke University.  He served as pastor of Friends Meetings at Mt. Airy, Asheboro, Corinth (Southampton Co, VA) and Rocky River (Chatham Co, NC) and was Executive Secretary of the N.C. Yearly Meeting of Friends for 16 years (1952-1968).  Among the books he authored were Carolina Quakers: 1672-1972; Walk Cheerfully, Friends; Life in the Quaker Lane; Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker; and Friends at Holly Spring, and numerous other resources, books and pamphlets relating the Quaker practices and heritage.  Surviving are wife, Mary Edith Woody Hinshaw; daughter, Helen H. Shore of Asheboro; sons, Dr. Howard T. Hinshaw of Charlotte and Dr. Waldo S. Hinshaw of Burlingame, CA; and seven grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to Friends Homes, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410; or to Holly Spring Friends Meeting, 2938 Holly Spring Road, Ramseur, NC 27316

Mary died Dec 27 2005, Friends Home, Guilford College, Guilford County, North Carolina.9  

Mary Edith's death was noted in "The Courier Tribune" (Asheboro, North Carolina) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005:12

Mary E. Hinshaw

GREENSBORO -- Mary Edith Hinshaw, 92, of 925 New Garden Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Friends Homes of Guilford.  

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, Guilford Chapel, Greensboro.

Mary Edith's obituary was published in "The Courier Tribune" (Asheboro, North Carolina) on Thursday, December 29, 2005 and on Friday, December 30, 2005:9

Mary W. Hinshaw

GREENSBORO -- Mary Edith Woody Hinshaw died at Friends Homes at Guilford College on Dec. 27, 2005.  

Mary Edith Hinshaw was born on July 29, 1913, in Wilmington, Ohio, and graduated from Guilford College in 1935.  In 1937, she married the late Rev. Seth B. Hinshaw, and worked with him as a devoted ministerís wife at Friends meetings in Mt. Airy, Asheboro and Rocky River and in the Guilford College area when he was Superintendent of the N.C. Yearly Meeting of Friends.  She was also Sethís co-author, illustrator and editor of numerous books and pamphlets for the N.C. Friends Historical Society and Publications Board, and authored her own book, "Pioneers In Quaker Education."  In l988, Mary Edith was nominated for the North Carolina Distinguished Womenís Award.  Many of her 484 oil paintings grace Friends Homes and private homes and churches around the state.  

Surviving are her children, Dr. Howard T. Hinshaw and wife, Virginia, of Charlotte, Dr. Waldo S. Hinshaw and wife, Susan Kopiwoda, of Burlingame, Calif., and Helen H. Shore and husband, Philip, of Asheboro.  She has seven grandchildren, Beth Hinshaw, Karin Hinshaw, Jennifer H. Adair, Stephen Hinshaw, Victoria Hinshaw, Seth Shore and Anna Shore.  In addition, she has three great-grandchildren.  

Her memorial service will be held at Friends Homes on New Garden Road, Greensboro, on Friday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m.  

Forbis and Dick Funeral Home on Friendly Avenue in Greensboro is in charge of arrangements.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Educational Fund, Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27410.

Social Security information for Seth Bennett Hinshaw: 246-56-4706


Sources

  1. "Quaker-Roots" posting by Joanne Todd Rabun ().
  2. Family history information contributed by Waldo Hinshaw.
  3. Obituary of Mary Edith (Woody) Hinshaw.
  4. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  7. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    "Contemporary Authors".
  8. 1920 census, Coleridge Township, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T625-1318, ED 100, page 10B, line #58, dwelling #180, family #180.
  9. Obituary of Mary W. Hinshaw; The Courier Tribune" archives:
    http://www.courier-tribune.com/articles/2005/12/30/obituaries/03obits122905.txt
    http://www.courier-tribune.com/articles/2005/12/30/obituaries/02obits123005.txt.
  10. Contribution from Dick Ellis ().
  11. Obituary of Seth B. Hinshaw; The Courier Tribune" archives:
    http://www.courier-tribune.com/obits98/042098.html.
  12. Death of Mary W. Hinshaw; The Courier Tribune" archives:
    http://www.courier-tribune.com/articles/2005/12/30/obituaries/04obits122805.txt.


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