┌── James A. Hinshaw │ c1832-1896 ┌── James Hinshaw ──────┤ │ c1856-? │ │ └── M.C. Wilson │ Ezra Atta Hinshaw ─────┤ B: 1891 │ D: 1972 │ └── Sallie J. Sumpter M: Nancy Duncan Newsom ├── Jessie Glenn Henshaw (1913-1986) 1,2 └── Lucy Irene Hinshaw (1915-1975) 1,2
|Ezra Atta Hinshaw [ID 09444]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Ezra Atta Hinshaw1,3 [Ezra Atta Henshaw4,5,6].
Born Mar 19 1891, Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (May - 1891).8
During his childhood Ezra spent a great deal of time in an orphanage in Jonesboro, Arkansas. During a plauge, he had to put lime on the bodies of children who had died and could not yet be buried. He later ran away from the orphanage and joined a circus early in his life.9
Ezra and sister Elizabeth were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 4 1900), living in the household of a Mills E. & Florance M. Osman, West Prairie Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas:8
Ezra was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 28 1910), living in the household of his aunt Lucy in Greenfield Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas:7
He married Nancy Duncan Newsom, Oct 13 1912, Poinsett County, Arkansas.1,9 Nancy was born Oct 11 1893.2,5,6
On Jun 5 1917 Ezra Atta Hinshaw, age 26, registered for the World War I draft in Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas. He declared he was born March 19 1891 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, and was then still residing near Harrisburg where he was a self-employed farmer with a wife & two children. He claimed an exemption due to "family dependent". He was recorded as medium height, slender, blue eyes, light hair.3
Ezra and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), Bolivar Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas:2
On Apr 27 1942 Ezra Atta Henshaw, age 51, registered for the World War II draft in Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas. He declared he was born Mar 19 1891 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, and was then still residing in Harrisburg where he was self-employed. He declared his relative/contact was Nancy Henshaw of Harrisburg. He was recorded as 71" tall, 145 lbs., blue eyes, blonde hair, ruddy complexion.4
Ezra was a General Baptist Preacher, preaching at the Bethel General Baptist Church. He also farmed. Nancy inherited a farm, as did all her siblings, and his son Glen continued to farm after Ezra's death. He had his grand children call him Pa, and Nancy had her grand children call her Ma, because they thought they were too young to have grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He could tell great stories. He always ate his dessert first.9
In 1972 Ezra was living in/near Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.6
Ezra Atta Hinshaw died Sep 2 1972, buried Farm Hill Cemetery, near Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.5,6
Nancy died Jul 14 1976, buried Farm Hill Cemetery, near Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.5,6,9
Photo: Ezra Atta Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 3
Photo: Ezra Atta Henshaw World War II draft registration card 4
Social Security information for Ezra Atta Hinshaw: 431-66-4923
Social Security information for Nancy Duncan Newsom: 429-19-6665
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