Ezra Hinshaw

                                       ┌── William Hinshaw
                                       │    1724-1814 
                ┌── Thomas Hinshaw ────┤
                │    1757-1825         │
                │                      └── Sarah Courtney
                │                           1730-c1768
Ezra Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1783         │                      ┌── William Marshill
D: 1838         │                      │
                └── Rebecca Marshill ──┤
                     1762-1836         │
                                       └── Rebecca Dixson
M: Phebe Hobson
   ├── Sarah Hinshaw (1808-1883) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Reuben Hinshaw (1809-1877) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
   ├── Abijah Hinshaw (1812-1878) 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
   ├── Rebecca Hinshaw (1813-1869) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
   ├── Lydia Hinshaw (1816-1850) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
   ├── Zimri Hinshaw (1818-1835) 3,5,6,7,9
   ├── Selina Hinshaw (1819-1896) 3,4,5,6,9
   └── Nancy Hinshaw (1821-1864) 3,4,5,6,7,9

Ezra Hinshaw     [ID 00082] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 4-20-1783, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,5,7  

He married Phebe Hobson, Jun 18 1807, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,3,5,7,9,10  Phebe, daughter of Charles Hobson & Sarah Beck, was born 2-11-1783, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,2,5,7,10  

Note that Phebe's sister Rebecca Hobson married Ezra's brother Simon, and Phebe's brother Isaac Hobson married Ezra's aunt Emey Marshall.  

Phebe was described as "fair with light blue eyes, and blonde hair, medium weight.  She was crippled from what we now know as infantile paralysis".11  

At Cane Creek MM on 2-3-1810, Ezra and brother Simon were complained of for their marriages "out of unity".  On 2-3-1810 Cane Creek MM recorded:1,12

Cane Creek preparative Complains of Simon & Ezra Hinshaw for accomplishing their marriage out of unity.  Ephraim Doan is appointed to produce a testimony against each of them to next meeting.
On 3-3-1810 Cane Creek MM recorded:12
The friend appointed last meeting to prepare testimony against Ezra & Simon Hinshaw has produced one against each of them which was aproved [sic] of & signed.  Isaac Hobson is appointed to give or send them copies thereof & return the papers with an account of his care to next meeting.
On 4-7-1810 Cane Creek MM recorded:12
The friend appointed last meeting respecting Ezra & Simon Hinshaw, reports he has complied therewith & has returned the papers.

At Cane Creek MM on 11-7-1812, Ezra, along with wife Phebe, brother Simon and his wife Rebecca, and sister Hannah, were all "received by request".1  On 11-7-1812 Cane Creek MM recorded:12

Rocky River preparative recommends Ezra Hinshaw as one worthy to be received into membership with us, with which this meeting unites, and minutes him a member.  

Also informs that they recommend Simon Hinshaw as one worthy to be received into membership with us, with which this meeting unites and minutes him a member.

(see excerpted meeting minutes below).  

On 4-7-1829 Cane Creek MM recorded:12

Rocky River preparative informs that Ezra Hinshaw & Simon Hinshaw requests certificates for themselves & families to Indiana.  Thos Pugh & James Lindley are appointed (if no objection) to prepare one for each to next meeting.  
Also informs that Isaac Hobson requests a certificate for himself and son Jesse and their families to the same.  David Lindley & James Moody are appointed to enquire & if no objection prepare one for each to next meeting.

At the Cane Creek MM, on 8-1-1829, Ezra, Phebe & family were granted certificates to White Water MM, Indiana.  During that same year, Ezra's mother, Rebecca, sisters Ruth and Rebekah, brother Simon and family, and brother Thomas and family, were all granted certificates to White Water1 (perhaps because their father had died four years earlier).  

At the Whitewater MM (Indiana) on 12-22-1830, Ezra, Phebe and children were received on certificates from Cane Creek MM, N.C.3

Ezra and family removed to Cass County, Michigan, in 18305 (1828).13  

At Whitewater MM on 5-23-1838, Ezra & wife Phebe & family were granted certificates to Mississiniwa MM.3  

At Mississinewa MM on 7-23-1838, Ezra, son Reuben, and wife Phebe & daughters Sarah, Rebecca, Lydia, Salina, Nancy & son Abijah, were received on certificates from White Water MM, Indiana.4  

Ezra Hinshaw died Sep 15 183814 [Sep 13 18385,7,10], Young's Prarie, Cass County, Michigan14; age 55 years 5 months14.  

Phebe died Sep 18 1838, Young's Prarie, Cass County, Michigan; age 55 years 7 months.5,7,10,14

(photo)Photo: Ezra Hinshaw family record Cane Creek MM Records 2

(photo)Photo: Ezra Hinshaw marriage meeting records Cane Creek MM Records 12

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Ezra Hinshaw Young's Prarie Cemetery, Cass County, Michigan 14

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Phebe Hobson Hinshaw Young's Prarie Cemetery, Cass County, Michigan 14


Sources

  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  3. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 1, 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.
  4. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 3, 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.
  5. "Family of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshill, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, N.C.", by Thomas W. Marshall (Washington D.C., 1945, a typewritten manuscript), from the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington D.C.) "Marshill Family Genealogical Records 1700-1900", microfilm #0876559, item 5, in the LDS FHL.
  6. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
  7. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  8. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.idc?UniqueID=199642.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  10. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  11. "Hobson, the Descendants of George and Elizabeth Hobson" by Earl H. Davis
    privately published, 1957; citing: Mrs. Jennie Stamp of Rochdale, Indiana.
  12. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Biographical sketch of C. Carroll Nelson; "The History of Cass County"; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~micass/biographies/cassixnp.htm.
  14. Family group sheets and family photos contributed by Marlene Johnson ()


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