Alonzo Hinshaw

                                               ┌── Benjamin H. Hinshaw
                                               │    1782-1866 
                  ┌── Jesse Benjamin Hinshaw ──┤
                  │    1813-1862               │
                  │                            └── Annas Bowman
                  │                                 1790-1865 
Alonzo Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1842           │                            ┌── Waitstill/Weitzel Munson Cary
D: 1925           │                            │
                  └── Martha Cary ─────────────┤
                       1809-1852               │
                                               └── Nancy Rock
M: Ella Griffin

M: Mary W. Jones

Alonzo Hinshaw     [ID 00953] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Alonzo Hinshaw1,2,3,4,5 [Alonso Hinshaw6].

Born Oct 6 18421,2,3,4,5 [Oct - 18437,8], Indiana1,2,3,4,5.  

During the Civil War, Alonzo Hinshaw of Knightstown served as a Private in the 2nd Independent Battery, Light Artillery, Indiana Volunteers.9,10,11  Mustered in September 1, 1861.9,11  Captured near Camden, Arkansas, April 18, 1864.9  He was taken to Camp Ford, Tyler, Smith County, Texas.9,12  In August 1864 he was part of a group of 504 prisoners transferred to Camp Groce, near Hempstead, Texas.9,12  On Dec 12 1864 he was part of a prisoner exchange at Galveston, Texas.9,12  Mustered out February 24, 1865.9,11  His military record notes "Distinguished Service".11  
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He married Ella Griffin13,14 [Ella Griffiths5], Dec 8 186913,14, Henry County, Indiana13,14.  Ella was born about 1847, Indiana.7  

Alonzo and Ella were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 20 1870), Henry County, Indiana:7

Hinshaw, Alonzo, age 26, born in Indiana; occupation: sawmilling.
Hinshaw, Ella, age 23, born in Indiana; keeping house.

Ella died before Jun 15 1880.15  

Widower Alonzo was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 15 1880), living in the household of his sister Ann in Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana:15

Hinshaw, Alonzo, brother-in-law, age 37, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; widower; Express Clerk.

He then married Mary W. Jones4,5,6,14,16, Jan 11 18834,5,6,14,16 [Jan 10 188317], Presbyterian Church, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana4,5,6,14,16.  Mary, daughter of Dan D. + Juliet N. Jones4,18, was born Oct 6 18584,18 [Oct - 18618], Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana4,18.  

The pastor of Presbyterian Church, Cambridge City, Indiana, recorded the following entry in his journal:4

Jan. 11th 1883 Alonzo Hinshaw, 40 years & Mary Jones, 25 yrs.  Both of Camb. City Ind.  $5.00

During the period 1883-1885, Alonzo and Mary Hinshaw were recorded as members of Presbyterian Church, Cambridge City, Indiana.4  On Apr 8 1883 Mrs. Mary Hinshaw (adult) was baptized at the Presbyterian Church.4  

On July 6, 1888 Alonzo Hinshaw filed for a pension as an invalid veteran of 2nd Independent Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.19  

Alonzo and Mary were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 2 1900), Church Street, Cambridge, Wayne County, Indiana:8

Hinshaw, Alonzo, head-of-household, age 56, born Oct 1843 in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; married 17 years; occupation: clerk, R.R. office; owned home (free).
Hinshaw, Mary J., wife, age 38, born Oct 1861 in Indiana; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio; married 17 years; no children.

Mary died Jun 14 190018,20 [Jun 11 190021], Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana18,20; buried Riverside cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana18,20.  

Mary died from extensive burns after an accident using gasoline.18,20  Mary's accident was reported in the "Cambridge City Tribune" (Cambridge City, Indiana) on Thursday, June 14, 1900;20 Mary's death was reported in the "Cambridge City Tribune" (Cambridge City, Indiana) on Thursday, June 21, 190018 (see scans below).  

Alonzo Hinshaw died Dec 6 1925, at his home, National Hotel, Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana; age 83.5,22,23  

Alonzo's death was reported in the "Cambridge City Tribune" (Cambridge City, Indiana) on Thursday, December 10, 192523 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: Mary W. Jones burn accident "Cambridge City Tribune" (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jun 14 1900 20

(photo)Photo: Death of Mary W. Jones "Cambridge City Tribune" (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jun 21 1900 18

(photo)Photo: Death of Alonzo Hinshaw "Cambridge City Tribune" (Cambridge City, Indiana), Dec 10 1925 23


  1. Contribution from A. M. Greenlee ().
  2. 1850 census, Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M432-151, page 278; line #20, dwelling #401, family #401.
  3. 1860 census, Knightstown P.O., Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M653-266, page 456; line #6, dwelling #27, family #27.
  4. Heiss, Willard. "Indiana Source Book", Vol. V; Indiana Historical Society, 1977, citing:
    Records of Presbyterian Church, Cambridge City, Indiana, 1883-1885.
  5. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  6. "Index to Marriage Records, Wayne County, Indiana 1860-1920 Volume II",
    Indiana Work Projects Administration, 1941; book C-N, pg 479.
  7. 1870 census, Millville P.O., Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M593-323, page 94, line #16, dwelling #209, family #220.
  8. 1900 census, Cambridge, Jackson Township, Wayne County, Indiana; roll T623-412, ED 148, page 2A, line #47, dwelling #46, family #47.
  9. Contribution from John Codd () citing:
    "Hazard's History of Henry County, Indiana 1822-1906". Vol. 1;
    George Hazzard, author and publisher, New Castle, Indiana, 1906.
  10. Civil War Service Records;
  11. American Civil War Soldiers;
  12. Contribution from Randy Gilbert () citing: prisoner exchange lists.
  13. Henry County, Indiana Index to Marriage Records, Book 1, Vol. 2,
    1850-1920, Indiana Works Progress Administration; Book CC-4, page 310.
  14. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920;
  15. 1880 census, Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana; roll T9-284, ED 13, page 224A, line #22, dwelling #219, family #225.
  16. Death of Mary W. Jones; Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jun 21 1900;
  17. Wayne County, Indiana, marriage records database:
  18. Death of Mary W. Jones; Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jun 21 1900;
  19. Civil War Pension Index;
  20. Mary W. Jones burn accident; Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jun 14 1900;
  21. "Tombstone Inscriptions in Wayne County, Indiana", Volume III;
    Beverly Yount; Fort Wayne (Indiana) Public Library, 1969.
  22. Greensboro Friends Cemetery burials; Henry County Genealogical Services:
  23. Death of Alonzo Hinshaw; Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Dec 10 1925;

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