Lydia Hinshaw

                                          ┌── John Hinshaw
                                          │    1777-1836 
                 ┌── Benjamin Hinshaw ────┤
                 │    1809-1891           │
                 │                        └── Lydia Macy
                 │                             1776-1858 
Lydia Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1837          │                        ┌── Joshua Caster
D: 1863          │                        │
                 └── Nancy Ellen Carter ──┤
                      1811-1891           │
                                          └── Elizabeth (Caster)
M: Paris Mills

Lydia Hinshaw     [ID 09545] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Lydia Hinshaw1,2,3 [Lydia Henshaw4,5].

Born Oct 23 1837, Indiana.1,5,6,7,8  

She married Paris Mills, Oct 22 1857, Warren County, Iowa.1,2,3,4,9  Paris, son of Ira D. Mills & Esther T. Horney2,3, was born Aug 30 18322,3 [Dec 30 183210,11,12], Vermillion County, Illinois2,3.  


Evalyne Mills, born Jul 8 1858; died Mar 27 1861; buried Ackworth Cemetery. 13
Elreen Mills, born Jun 15 1862; died Nov 17 1949; married Charles Loveless Conaway.

Lydia and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 4 1860), Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa:8

Paris Mills. age 27, born in Illinois; farmer; $1500 real estate; $500 personal property.
Lydia Mills, age 22, born in Indiana.
Eveline Mills, age 1, born in Iowa.

Lydia Hinshaw died Jan 4 1863, Chase County, Kansas; age 26y 2m 11d.1,2,3,6,7  

Widower Paris Mills was shown in the 1870 census (Jul 11 1870), Alexandria Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas:14

Mills, Paris, age 36, born in Illinois; merchant; $25,200 personal property.
Note that daughter Elreen was not living with Paris in 1870.14  

Paris remarried on Nov 17 1870 to Lucy E. Pearson.3,10  

Paris died Jan 12 1912, Syracuse, Kansas; buried Syracuse, Kansas.2,10  

A biographical sketch of Paris Mills was included in the "History of the State of Kansas" by William G. Cutler (first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL):3

PARIS MILLS, general merchant and postmaster, was born in Vermillion County, Ill., August 30, 1832.  He was brought up on a farm in his native county; received a common school education, and after attaining his majority engaged in mercantile life in farming and in following the carpenters trade, at different periods of about equal proportions.  In the spring of 1869 he came to Kansas, locating first in Leavenworth County, where he remained about two years engaged principally in farming.  In the fall of 1870 he removed to Toledo and engaged in general merchandizing (sic), in which business he has ever since continued.  In February, 1881, he took D. C. Allen into partnership with him, the style of the firm being Mills and Allen.  In the spring of 1882 they opened a store at Safford, which they have since operated in connection with the establishment at Toledo.  Mr. Mills was appointed postmaster in December ,1870, and has since held the office.  He is a member of the Society of Friends, and is also a member of Buckeye Lodge, No. 2,088, K. of H.  He has held the office of Treasurer of Toledo Township five years has held other local offices.  He married Miss Lydia Hinshaw, of Indianola, Iowa, October 22, 1857.  She died January 4, 1863, leaving two children, of whom Elreen is still living.  He married Miss Lucy E. Pearson, of Leavenworth County, November 17, 1870.


  1. Contribution from Janet Lewis Downing () citing:
    "Mills Family History, Quaker and Other Early Arrivals" by Paul Mills; page 35.
  2. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  3. William Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas"; The Kansas Collection:
  4. Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900;
  5. 1850 census, Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana; roll 162, page 123; dwelling #406.
  6. John Hewes database:
  8. 1860 census, Indianola P.O., Washington Township, Warren County, Iowa; page 671, line #28, dwelling #50, family #50.
  9. GEDCOM archives at
  10. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from John Hewes ().
  11. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Diana Noyes ().
  12. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Bartley Millikan ().
  14. 1870 census, Spring Dale P.O., Alexandria Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas; page 135, line #35, dwelling #78, family #78.

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