Job Hinshaw

                                    ┌── Thomas Hinshaw
                                    │    1757-1825 
               ┌── Thomas Hinshaw ──┤
               │    1802-1877       │
               │                    └── Rebecca Marshill
               │                         1762-1836 
Job Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1828        │                    ┌── Benjamin Davis Piggott
D: 1897        │                    │
               └── Hannah Piggott ──┤
                    1801-1866       │
                                    └── Ruth Davis
M: Serena Cox
   ├── Sabina Hinshaw (1851-1873) 1,2,3
   ├── David J. Hinshaw (1853-1877) 1,2,3
   ├── Elwood O. Hinshaw (1854-1897) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Rosa A. Hinshaw (1856-1915) 1,2,3,6
   ├── Elijah Hinshaw (1859-1860) 1,3
   ├── Cyrus J. Hinshaw (1862-1933) 2,3,7,8
   ├── William C. Hinshaw (1864-1890) 1,2,3,9
   ├── Dinah Jane Hinshaw (1866-1918) 1,2,3,4,5,9
   └── Charles F. Hinshaw (1870-1961) 1,2,3,4,5,10,11

Job Hinshaw     [ID 00091] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Job Hinshaw2,4,12 [Jobe Hinshaw1,13].

Born 5-29-1828, Cane Creek MM, North Carolina.2,3,4,10,12,13,14,15,16,17,18  

At Cane Creek MM on 4-4-1829, Job's family was granted a certificate to White Water MM, Indiana.13  

At White River MM (Indiana) on 10-14-1829, Job & parents & sister were received on a certificate from Cane Creek MM, Chatham County, N.C.4  

He married Serena Cox1,3,4,5,19 [Cerena Cox2,16, Sabrena Cox3, Cyrena Cox18], 11-3-18491,3,4,5,19, White River MM, Indiana1,3,4,5,19.  Serena, daughter of John Cox & Hepsa Hiatt, was born 10-8-1828, Indiana.2,3,4,5,10,11,16,17,18,20  

At White River MM on 10-17-1849, Job was declared at liberty to marry Serena Cox.4  "11-3-1849 reported married".4  Note that Job's brother Jesse married Serena's sister Anna Cox.  

Son Charles wrote a 1939 article on his recollections of Serena's family - see: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inrandol/miscnewspaperarticles.htm

Job and Serena were shown in the 1850 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana:16

Job Hinshaw, age 22, born in North Carolina; farmer; $200 real estate.
Cerena Hinshaw, age 21, born in Indiana.
Living next door in 1850 was cousin Solomon Hinshaw and father Thomas.  

Job Henshaw and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Jul 24 1860), White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana:17

Job Hinshaw, age 32, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1800 real estate; $500 personal property.
Sersena Hinshaw, age 31, born in Indiana.
Sabina Hinshaw, age 9, born in Indiana; attended school.
David Hinshaw, age 7, born in Indiana; attended school.
Elwood O. Hinshaw, age 5, born in Indiana; attended school.
Rosa A. Hinshaw, age 3, born in Indiana.
Elijah Hinshaw, age 1, born in Indiana.
In 1860 the house next door was unoccupied.21  

At White River MM on 4-4-1868, Job & Serena were both appointed as Elders.4  

At White River (Conservative) MM on 7-9-1879, Job & Serena were both appointed as Elders of that meeting.4  

Job and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jul 11 1870), White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana:18

Joel Hinshaw, age 42, born in North Carolina; farmer; $3000 real estate; $1000 personal property.
Cyrena Hinshaw, age 41, born in Indiana; keeping house.
Sabina Hinshaw, age 19, born in Indiana.
David Hinshaw, age 17, born in Indiana; attended school.
Elwood Hinshaw, age 15, born in Indiana; attended school.
Rosanna Hinshaw, age 13, born in Indiana; attended school.
Cyrus Hinshaw, age 8, born in Indiana; attended school.
William Hinshaw, age 6, born in Indiana; attended school.
Dianah Hinshaw, age 3, born in Indiana; attended school.

Job and family were again shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana:10

Hinshaw, Job, age 52, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Sereena, wife, age 51, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Cyrus, son, age 18, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, William, son, age 16, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Dinah Jane, daughter, age 13, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Charles F., son, age 9, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of son Elwood.22  

Job Hinshaw died 8-5-1897, White River (Conservative) MM, Indiana; buried Jericho Cemetery, Randolph County, Indiana.3,4  

Widow Serena was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 14 1900), Randolph County, Indiana:20

Hinshaw, Cereena, head-of-household, age 71, born Oct 1828 in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; widow; 9 children, 4 living; farmer; owned farm..

Widow Serena was shown in the 1910 census (May 16 1910), living in the household of son Charles in White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana:11

Hinshaw, Sereena, mother, age 81, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Virginia; widow; 9 children, 4 living.

Serena died 7-4-1911, White River (Conservative) MM, Indiana; buried Jericho Cemetery, Randolph County, Indiana.3,4,23  

Son Charles F. Hinshaw wrote the following memoir of his mother, Serena Cox, and her family, which was published in the "Union City Times-Gazette" (Union City, Indiana) on Tuesday, May 9, 193924 (editorial notes shown [between brackets and in italics] ):

Family recollections of Randolph County published in this newspaper by Charles F. Hinshaw.  

I have been requested to write a brief account -- brief because little accurate data can be found -- of the first, so far as I can learn, house in the north half of the county.  

The house, that of my great-grandparents, Zachary Hiatt and Annie Coffin Hiatt, daughter of William and Elizabeth Duncan Hiatt Coffin, [correctly: daughter of Libni Coffin and Hepzibah Starbuck]25,26,27,28 was located one mile east and a half-mile south of what is now our courthouse square.  

Zachary Hiatt with his wife and their children, Moses, Joseph, Sarah, Millicent, Keziah, Mary and Hepsa, who was my mother's mother, left southern Virginia in 1813, coming to Richmond, Indiana Territory.  Two years later the family moved on northward and selected the site and built their home on what is now known as the Vernie Cox farm, occupied by his son, Hubert Cox.  

[The article shows a picture of the author taken in front of the cabin in 1903 or 1904.  It later tumbled down in about 1907].  
There was no stairway on the inside but in all probability access was gained to the loft from the outside by means of a ladder reaching to a little window in the west gable.  

Think of parents and seven living in a little house measuring not more than 20 by 24 feet.  We have passed far from that way of living whether for better or worse.  All cooking, of course, had to be done on the hearth or over the fire in the big fireplace which also heated the cabin.  

Not many incidents can now be related and verified of this first settler's family.  It is known, however, that one son-in-law, Sylvanus Knight, husband of Keziah Hiatt, was a gunsmith along with other trades such as loom making and the construction of spinning wheels.  

My mother, daughter of Hepsa Hiatt by her husband, John Cox, son of one of the second settlers in this section, used to tell me of learning to shoot a rifle which Uncle Sylvanus had changed from a flintlock to a caplock.  The cap and hammer were on the under side of the barrel.  Because the hammer was inconvenient and the caps sometimes dropped off this type of gun was soon discontinued, I am told, and I think rightly, that one of these rifles is now in the museum of the McKinley school, bearing the name of Moses Hiatt, and I know it must have been made or altered by his brother-in-law, Knight, in his shop which stood a few rods south of the present school site.  My mother used for many years a loom and a spinning wheel made by her uncle in that shop.  The machines were extremely heavy but were exceptionally well made.  I still have the spinning wheel but the loom was sold many years ago.  

Another fact about this family that I have hesitated to put into print until I could find further verification is this: Joseph Hiatt, one of the sons of the first settler, obtained a supply of silk worm eggs, hatched and cared for them in a building made for the purpose and with the help of his sister Mary, reeled, spun, colored and wove the silk thus produced into a bed-sized coverlet and perhaps other things.  I know that most persons who read this story about the silk will be skeptical, but wait a minute.  I have in my possession a piece of this coverlet, five inches square, given to me nearly 50 years ago by Mary Hiatt herself, my great-aunt, with the story from her own lips as to how it was produced.  As I was only a boy at the time I have forgotten the details.  

I have a letter from the Indiana state librarian giving an account of a shipment of mulberry trees into Indiana about 1830 from New York state, also that a Mrs. Timmons of Union county, Indiana, had produced silk to the value of $300.  Doubtless Aunt Mary told me where they obtained the eggs but I have forgotten.  However, I have this theory: The wife of Joseph Hiatt was a native of Union county and it is not improbable that Joseph got his first eggs from Mrs. Timmons or someone associated with her.  

There was wild speculation in silk culture in the United States for a time, our histories tell us, but the bubble soon burst.  Mulberry trees which between 1830 and 1840 sold for from two to five dollars apiece dropped to a cent each and millions of dollars were lost by investors.  

The time is lamentably near when we will have no first-hand facts on the manner of life and customs of our early settlers.  Just what freak choice led Zachary Hiatt to drive on north through the unbroken forest 15 miles past the few houses then in the southeast part of Randolph and the north end of Wayne counties can never be known to us.  And I presume that until now no one but myself knew anything about the bubble of silkworm culture having reached into this part of the state.  

My other maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Cox, settled with his parents, three brothers and one sister two miles northeast of the Hiatt home in 1817 at which time a cabin was standing near the present site of Winchester.  

A simple desire to place these facts of early history in print for the perusal and information of others interested is my only motive for writing these lines.

(photo)Photo: Serena Cox with daughter Rosa and with Rosa's son, Nathan Pickett, and his young child, probably about 1902 29


Sources

  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  2. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  3. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  4. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 2, 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. "Additions, Corrections, & Comments - Abstracts of the Record of the Society of Friends in Indiana", by Roger S. Boone, 1978, Springfield, Ohio; In the Newberry Library in Chicago.
  6. http://ro.com/~coleman/d0001/g0000014.htm.
  7. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge citing:
    death certificate (Oregon Health Division, Portland, Oregon).
  8. Obituary of Cyrus J. Hinshaw.
  9. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  10. 1880 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T9-0307, ED 166, page 120D, line #17, dwelling #122, family #123.
  11. 1910 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T624-376, ED 149, page 95A, line #4, dwelling #332, family #332.
  12. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  13. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  14. "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.
  15. "Charles and Hannah (Matson) Davis and their descendants" by Earl H. Davis, microfilm #1011836, Item 2, in the LDS Family History Library.
  16. 1850 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll 168, pg 61, household #297.
  17. 1860 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; pg 827, line #13, dwelling #965, household #943.
  18. 1870 census, Winchester P.O., White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; page 555A-555B, line #36, dwelling #428, family #432.
  19. "Index of Indiana Marriages Through 1850", Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division: http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm
  20. 1900 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; ED 134, page 245B (sheet 9B), line #62, dwelling #184, family #195.
  21. 1860 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; pg 827, line #12, dwelling #964.
  22. 1880 census, White River Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T9-0307, ED 166, page 120D, line #23, dwelling #123, family #124.
  23. http://www.findagrave.com.
  24. Posting Mar 17 2004 by Billy J. Baker () to INRANDOL-L.
  25. Contribution from Vivian Byrd Elvidge.
  26. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Doug Bilby ().
  27. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Victoria Marie Earle ().
  28. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Mary Harrell ().
  29. Photo courtesy of Vivian Byrd Elvidge.


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