William W. Hinshaw

                      ┌── Johnathan Hinshawc1801-?    
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William W. Hinshaw ───┤
B: c1828              │
D: 1901               │
                      └── Lydia -
                          c1805-?    
William W. Hinshaw     [ID 08056] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1828, North Carolina.1  (Nov - 1835).2,3  (c1834).4  (c1831).5  (c1832).6  (c1833).7  

William was shown in the 1860 census, working as a farm hand (along with his brother Nathan) in Pettis Township, Platte County, Missouri:3

Nathan Henshaw, age 19, born in Missouri; laborer; attended school.
W.W. Henshaw, age 24, born in North Carolina; laborer.

In September 1863 William registered for the Civil War draft in the Sixth Congressional District, Lee Township, Platte County, Missouri:5

Henshaw, William, age 30, born in Missouri; farmer; married; no previous military experience.

In October 1863 William registered for the Civil War draft in the Sixth Congressional District, Pettis, Platte County, Missouri:5

Henshaw, William W., age 32, born in South Carolina; sawyer; unmarried; no previous military experience.

William was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 17 1880), living in the household of his brother Nathan in Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, California:4

Hinshaw, N C, age 35, born in Missouri; parents born in North Carolina; keeps livery stable.
Hinshaw, Ellen R., wife, age 24, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Lee, son, age 1, born in California; father born in Missouri; mother born in California.
Hinshaw, Wm W., brother, age 46, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; lumber dealer.

On Oct 3 1882 William registered to vote in Santa Clara County, California:8

Hinshaw, William "W", age 46, born in North Carolina; laborer; resident of "San Jose No 2".

William was shown in the 1896 city directory of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California:9

Henshaw Wm, emp D L Moody, r Jackson cor Lewis
Moody Andrew J, lab, r Jackson cor Harrison
Moody Dan'l L, livery Jackson cor Lewis, r same
Moody Elsie Miss, r Jackson cor Lewis
William was shown in the 1898 city directory of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California:9
Henshaw Wm, emp D L Moody, r Jackson cor Lewis
Moody Andrew J, lab, r Jackson cor Harrison
Moody Dan'l L, livery Jackson cor Lewis, r same
Moody Elsie Miss, r Jackson cor Lewis
William was shown in the 1900 city directory of Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California:9
Hinshaw Wm W, emp D L Moody, r Jackson nr Lewis
Moody Andrew J, r Jackson cor Harrison
Moody Danl L, livery stable, Jackson nr Lewis, r Jackson cor Lewis
Moody Elsie Miss, r Jackson cor Lewis

William was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), living in the household of a David Moody (possibly a brother of sister-in-law Rachel Elizabeth Moody Hinshaw)10 at 1125 Jackson, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California:2

Moody, David, head-of-household, age 63, born Oct 1836 in Missouri; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Virginia; married 14 years; occupation: horseman; owned home (free).
Moody, Eliza J., wife, age 48, born Apr 1852 in California; father born in California; mother born in Missouri; married 14 years; no children.
Moody, Elsie O., daughter, age 22, born May 1878 in California; parents born in Missouri.
Henshaw, William W., lodger, age 64, born Nov 1835 in North Carolina; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Massachusetts; single; occupation: horseman.

William W. Hinshaw died Jan 2 1901, near Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California; age 67.6,7  Apparently unmarried.  No gravestone.11  

William's obituary was published in the San Jose Daily Mercury on Thursday, January 3, 1901:6

Death of an Aged and Well-Known Pioneer Citizen.  
SANTA CLARA, Jan. 2. - William W. Hinshaw, a well-known resident of this place and a brother of J. A. Hinshaw of Campbell and N. C. Hinshaw of Ukiah, died at 7 o'clock this morning near Santa Clara.  The deceased was a native of North Carolina and was in his sixty-eighth year.  He has been a resident of this State for many years.  For the past five years he had been employed at the Moody livery stable on Jackson street.  He was of a quiet disposition and was much esteemed by all who knew him.  His funeral will take place on Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the undertaking parlors of William Fleury.


Sources

  1. "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.
  2. 1900 census, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California; roll T623-111, ED 77, page 4B, line #76, dwelling #91, family #91.
  3. 1860 census, Pettis Township, Platte County, Missouri; page 635, line #6, dwelling #854, family #852.
  4. 1880 census, Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, California; roll T9-0068, ED 57, page 198D, line #1, dwelling #111, family #111.
  5. U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Obituary of William W. Hinshaw, San Jose Daily Mercury, Jan 3 1901.
  7. Burial records, Mission City Memorial Park cemetery, 420 N. Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara, California
  8. California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Speculation.
  11. Inspection of gravesite by Jan Hinshaw, Mission City Memorial Park, Dec 14 2004.


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