Jonathan Armstrong Hinshaw

                              ┌── Johnathan Hinshawc1801-?    
                              │
                              │
Jonathan Armstrong Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1837                       │
D: 1903                       │
                              └── Lydia -
                                  c1805-?    
M: Rachael Elizabeth Moody
   ├── Lydia F. Hinshaw (c1862-1926) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Missouri Isabel Hinshaw (1866-1948) 1,2,3,4,6
   ├── Daniel Lewis Hinshaw (c1868-1903) 1,2,3,4,7
   ├── Mary Ellen Hinshaw (c1873-1898) 1,2,4,7,8
   ├── Edith F. Henshaw (1877-1953) 1,2,4,6
   ├── Pearl Gertrude Henshaw (1879-1958) 1,2,4,6,7,8
   ├── Bertha E. Henshaw (1882-1973) 1,2,7
   └── Albert Carl Henshaw (1882-1968) 1,2

Jonathan Armstrong Hinshaw     [ID 07957] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Jonathan Armstrong Hinshaw2,9,10 [Jonathan Armstrong Henshaw11, Armstrong Hinshaw12, Armstrong Henshaw13].

Born Jun 2 1837, North Carolina.7,9,11,13,14  (Jul 6 1838).1  (c1840).15  (c1842).16,17  

Jonathan moved from North Carolina to Missouri, then in 1859 he crossed the plains "from near the Platt River"1 to California, settling in the San Felipe Valley (Santa Clara County), Napa, Santa Clara, then eventually Campbell (Santa Clara County).1  

He married Rachael Elizabeth Moody1,9,18 [Elizabeth Moody3], Nov 15 18591,9,18, Santa Clara County, California1,9,18.  Rachael, daughter of John Moody & Mary "Polly" King, was born Jun 10 1844, Missouri.1,5,9,10,11  (probably Jackson County, Missouri).19  (May 2 1844).2,7,14  

Marriage license issued Oct 19 1859; they were married the following Nov 15 by W. Gallimore of Santa Clara County, "Minister of the Gospel".9  Jonathan was recorded as a resident of Santa Clara County, age 22, born in North Carolina.9  Rachel was also from Santa Clara County, age 16, born in Missouri.9  

Jonathan and Rachel were early pioneers of Santa Clara County, California.1  Rachel's family had just moved in 1859 from Jackson County, Missouri to Mountain View, Santa Clara County.19  Her uncle, Dan L. Moody, had a livery stable in Santa Clara1 (where Jonathan's brother William worked).  

Jonathan and Rachel were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 19 1860), Santa Clara County, California.  They were shown living in Fremont together with the family of Rachel's parents, John and Polly Moody:20

John Moody, age 57, born in Kentucky; farmer; $200 real estate.
Polly Moody, age 63, born in Virginia.
Jonathan Henshaw, age 22, born "unknown"; farm laborer.
Rachael E. Henshaw, age 17, born in Missouri.
Lucy A. Moody, age 22, born in Missouri.
Abby A. Moody, age 2, born in Missouri.
Flora A. Moody, age 4 months, born in California.
Wm Armstrong, age 30, born in Virginia; farm laborer.
John Singleton, age 25, born in Tennessee; farm laborer.
Note that Jonathan's birthplace was recorded in the 1860 census as "unknown" (it is unclear if this means Jonathan himself did not know his birthplace, of if somebody else was providing the census information and did not know his birthplace, although note that his birthplace had been known and recorded as North Carolina on his marriage record only one year earlier).  

On Aug 16 1866 Jonathan registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:21

Hinshaw, Jonathan Armstrong, age 26, born in North Carolina; farmer; resident of Redwood Township.
On Jun 29 1867 Jonathan registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:21
Hinshaw, Jonathan Armst'g, age 27, born in North Carolina; farmer; resident of Santa Clara Town.
On Aug 5 1867 Jonathan registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:21
Henshaw, Jonathan Armstrong, age 27, born in North Carolina; farmer; native citizen; resident of Town of Santa Clara.

Jonathan and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 25 1870), Alviso, Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California:15,22

Henshaw, Jonathan, age 30, born in North Carolina; teamster; $400 personal property.
Henshaw, Elizabeth, age 26, born in Missouri; keeping house.
Henshaw, Lydia F., age 8, born in California; attended school.
Henshaw, Missouri B., age 4, born in California; attended school.
Henshaw, Daniel Louis, age 2, born in California (school column unclear).
Henshaw, Nathan, age 28, born in Missouri; teamster; $1000 personal property.

Note that Jonathan was shown as a teamster in the 1870 census.15,23  His brother Nathan was also a teamster,15,23 and their other brother William was a teamster working at the Moody Stables in San Jose,24 owned by Rachel's uncle (or brother) Daniel Lewis Moody.19  It is not certain, but is seems likely that Jonathan and Nathan also worked at Moody Stables.  (Note also that Jonathan and Rachel named their son Daniel Louis, presumably named after Rachel's brother).  

Jonathan and brother Nathan were shown in the San Jose and Santa Clara County Directory of 1871-72:23

Henshaw, J.A., Teamster, Mountain View
Henshaw, N., Teamster, Fremont tp.

On Aug 8 1871 Jonathan and brother Nathan registered to vote in Sonoma County, California:21

Hinshaw, Nathan Caldwell, age 29, born in Missouri; farmer; resident of Analy.
Hinshaw, Jonathan Armstrong, age 29, born in North Carolina; farmer; resident of Analy.
On Sep 3 1875 Jonathan registered to vote in Napa County, California:21
Hinshaw, Jonathan Armstrog [sic], age 33, born in North Carolina; farmer; resident of Napa.

Jonathan and family apparently moved, temporarily, to Napa County, were they were shown in the 1880 census (Aug 14 1880), Napa Township, Napa County, California:4

Hinshaw, J A, age 41, born in North Carolina; father born in North Carolina; mother born in [..unclear..]; farmer.
Hinshaw, Rachel E., age 36, born in Missouri; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Tennessee; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Liddie F., daughter, age 18, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri.
Hinshaw, M. Isabel, daughter, age 14, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Daniel L., son, age 12, born in California ; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri.
Hinshaw, F. Edith, daughter, age 10, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Mary Ellen, daughter, age 7, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Mandina, daughter, age 9 months, born Nov 1879 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri.

On Oct 7 1882 Jonathan registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:21

Hinshaw, Jonathan Armstrong, age 43, born in North Carolina; farmer; resident of San Felipe.
On Oct 8 1886 Jonathan registered to vote in San Benito County, California:21
Hinshaw, Jonathan A, age 44, born in North Carolina; farmer; resident of "Hollister 2".
On Aug 7 1888 Jonathan registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:21
Hinshaw, Jonathan "A", age 48, born in North Carolina; farmer; resident of "Sta Clara No 2".
On Mar 19 1892 Jonathan registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:21
Hinshaw, Jonathan Armstrong, age 50, born in North Carolina; laborer; 5' 11 3/4" tall, light complexion, gray eyes, gray hair; resident of "Santa Clara No. 2", Santa Clara P.O.
On Jun 5 1896 Jonathan registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:21
Hinshaw, Jonathan Armstrong, age 60, born in North Carolina; rancher; 6' tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, gray hair; resident of Vinland Precinct, Los Gatos P.O.

Jonathan's daughter Bertha described him as a "horticulturist" who worked for C.C.Morse, "who was also his friend".1  The Morse seed company was indeed located in Mountain View where Jonathan was listed as a "teamster", so perhaps he was actually a teamster for the Morse seed company.25  

Jonathan was shown in the 1890 city directory of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California:26

Hinshaw Armstrong, farmer, res cor Monroe and Lewis
Jonathan was shown in the 1891 city directory of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California:26
Hinshaw Armstrong, farmer, res cor Monroe and Lewis

Federal land grant records show a grant in Monterey County, California to Jonathan Hinshaw and Richard Alexander on Feb 18 1892.27  (it is not certain that it was this Jonathan, but it is likely).  

Jonathan and son Daniel Louis were both shown in the 1890 "Great Register Santa Clara County California":16

Hinshaw, Jonathan A., age 48, born in North Carolina; farmer, Santa Clara.
Hinshaw, Daniel Lewis, age 22, born in California; laborer, Santa Clara.
Jonathan and son Daniel Louis were again shown in the 1892 "Great Register of Santa Clara County":17
Hinshaw, Jonathan Armstrong, age 50, born in North Carolina; laborer, Santa Clara; height: 5' 11 3/4"; complexion: light; eyes: gray; hair: gray; visible marks or scars: none.
Hinshaw, Daniel Lewis, age 24, born in California; laborer, Santa Clara; height: 5' 8 1/4"; complexion: light; eyes: gray; hair: brown; visible marks or scars: none.

Jonathan and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 9 1900), Redwood Township, Santa Clara County, California:7

Henshaw, Rachel, head-of-household, age 56, born May 1844 in Missouri; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Tennessee; married 41 years; 10 children, 7 living; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, John, husband, age 62, born June 1837 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 41 years; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Pearl, daughter, age 20, born Nov 1879 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Daniel, son, age 26, born Nov 1873 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Bertha, daughter, age 17, born Nov 1882 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school 3 months.
Appleby, Lillian, granddaughter, age 10, born Nov 1889 in California; father born in Oregon; mother born in California; attended school 9 months.
Appleby, Owen, grandson, age 8, born Apr 1892 in California; father born in Oregon; mother born in California; attended school 8 months.

Jonathan was shown in the 1900 city directory of Alviso, Santa Clara County, California:26

Henshaw John

Jonathan was a charter member of the First Christian Church in Santa Clara.  He sang in the choir.1  

In 1901 Jonathan was living in Campbell, Santa Clara County, California.24  

Jonathan was shown in the 1903 city directory of Campbell (San Jose), Santa Clara County, California:26

Henshaw J A
Henshaw Tessie Miss

Jonathan Armstrong Hinshaw died Mar 30 1903, Parr Ave., Campbell, Santa Clara County, California; age 64 yrs 9 mos 24 das.1,28  

Jonathan's obituary was published in the "San Jose Mercury" (San Jose, California) on April 1, 1903:29

Respected Pioneer Passes from Life
J. A. Hinshaw Was an Old Resident of Santa Clara

Santa Clara, March 31.  John A. Hinshaw, a well-known pioneer resident of this place, died last night at his residence near Campbell after a lingering illness.  Six years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which, coupled with a severe attack of rheumatism, caused his death.  The deceased was a native of North Carolina, and was in his sixty-fourth year.  He arrived here during the early fifties, having crossed the plains with Dan Moody, the well-known liveryman of this place.  For many years Mr. Hinshaw farmed here.  Some years ago he removed south of Campbell Station, where he had since resided.  A widow and seven grown children survive him.

Rachael died Aug 11 1904, Campbell, Santa Clara County, California; age 60 yrs 2 mos 12 da.1,28  

Neither Jonathan nor Rachel have a gravestone.30  


Sources

  1. "Early Settlers File", Santa Clara [California] Genealogical Society, Santa Clara City Library:
    an account of Jonathan Armstrong Henshaw by his daughter, Bertha Henshaw Eaton.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data posted by Gwen Bachman ().
  3. 1870 census, Santa Clara County, California.
  4. 1880 census, Napa Township, Napa County, California; roll T9-0069, ED 73, page 369A, line #1, dwelling #111, family #111.
  5. Contribution from Steven Williams ().
  6. California Death Records database; RootsWeb:
    http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  7. 1900 census, Redwood Township, Santa Clara County, California; roll T623-110, ED 55, page 4A, line #35, dwelling #82, family #85.
  8. 1880 census, Napa Township, Napa County, California; roll T9-0069, page 369A, line #1, dwelling #111, family #111.
  9. Santa Clara County, California, Register of Marriages, 1859-1862, pg 52;
    LDS microfilm #1302022, Item 5.
  10. Santa Clara County, California, Marriage Record Index, Book A;
    from Santa Clara County Courthouse; Book C, page 296; LDS microfilm #1302021, Item 4.
  11. 1860 census index, Santa Clara County, California.
  12. 1850 census, Pettis Township, Platte County, Missouri; page 444; LDS microfilm.
  13. "1850 Census Platte County, Missouri", Part II, by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry
    (an abstract of the 1850 census); household #310; GR929.3778 E47 in a local library.
  14. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Steven Williams ().
  15. 1870 census, Alviso, Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California; page 44B, line #36, dwelling #54, family #53.
  16. 1890 "Great Register Santa Clara County California"; Santa Clara City Library.
  17. 1892 "Great Register of Santa Clara County"; Santa Clara City Library.
  18. Ricks College, "Western States Historical Marriage Records Index":
    http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/newMarriage/searchForm.cfm (vol. 1, pg 52).
  19. Contribution from Steven Williams () citing:
    J.M. Guinn: "History of the state of California and biographical record
    of coast counties ..."; The Chapman Publishing Co., 1904.
  20. 1860 census, Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California; page 422, line #14, dwelling #1643, family #40.
  21. California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. http://www.rootsweb.com/~cenfiles/ca/santaclara/1870/fremont/fremont01.txt.
  23. San Jose and Santa Clara Directory, 1871-72.
  24. Obituary of William W. Hinshaw, San Jose Daily Mercury Jan 3 1901.
  25. Speculation.
  26. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  27. California Federal Land Grants, USGenWeb Archives: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ca/ca-land.htm.
  28. Burial records, Mission City Memorial Park cemetery, 420 N. Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara, California
  29. Ancestry Family Tree data posted by "ResaRivers"; http://www.ancestry.com.
  30. Inspection of gravesite by Jan Hinshaw, Mission City Memorial Park, Dec 14 2004.


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