Benjamin Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ Benjamin Hinshaw (c1782-1829)
           +Mary Parker (c1796-?)
 9.........  Lorenzo O. Hinshaw (1812-1857) 1,2,3,4
 9.........  Diana Hinshaw  1,3
 9.........  Rebecca Hinshaw (c1814-?) 1,2,3
 9.........  William Hinshaw (c1817-?) 1,2,3
 9.........  James Hinshaw (c1820-?) 1,2,3
Benjamin Hinshaw     [ID 01039] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born about 1782.5  

He married Mary Parker, about 1811.2,5  Mary, daughter of John Parker & Sarah Connelly, was born about 1796.2  

Benjamin Hinshaw died 1829, Surry County, North Carolina.5  

A Benjamin Hinshaw prepared his last will and testament on July 18, 1829, recorded in Surry County, North Carolina.1  Mary's brother, Edmond (Ed) Parker, was a witness.2  Because the time and place match exactly, it is believed this will was written by this Benjamin Hinshaw.6  

Mary remarried to Charles Stokes, Dec 18 1830, Surry County, North Carolina.7,8  

A marriage bond was recorded for Mary Henshaw & Charles Stokes on December 18, 1830, Surry County, North Carolina.9,10  Bondsman: Edmond Parker.10  

Mary and Charles Stokes had a child:

Alexander A. Stokes, born Aug 22 1833, Surry County, North Carolina; died Jul 23 1914, Bradley County, Tennessee; buried Jul 24 1914, Cleveland Cemetery (Fort Hill Cemetery), Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee; married 1) Anna Flomm (children: William H., Albert Parker, and Lillie Stokes); 2) Eliza (Seigler) McAmis, Dec 2 1900, Bradley County, Tennessee. 11,12,13,14,15,16

Mary's parents' family, along with some of the Hinshaws, moved to Missouri about 1830.2  

Mary and Charles died in Coles County, Illinois.17

(photo)Photo: Last will and testament of Benjamin Hinshaw 1


  1. Last will and testament of Benjamin Hinshaw:
    North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts;
    Original Wills, Surry County; microfilm #1579715 in the LDS FHL.
  2. Contribution from Ray Parker ().
  3. Last will and testament of Benjamin Hinshaw:
    North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Manuscripts;
    Original Wills, Surry County; microfilm #1579715 in the LDS FHL.
  4. Contribution from DoraLee Harvey Hatley citing: Doris Pike.
  5. A manuscript titled "The Hinshaw Family" by Thomas D. Hamm - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  6. Speculative.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  8. North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004;
  9. "North Carolina Marriage Bonds" fiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  10. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. Provo, UT:, 2000.
  11. Ancestry Family Tree data "Lane/Lawson Family Tree" posted by "bamastamps".
  12. 1870 census, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; roll M593-1259, page 271B.
  13. 1880 census, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee; roll T9-1245, ED 6, page 272B.
  14. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002;
  15. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955;
  17. Ancestry Family Tree data "Stokes Family of Ramcat N.C." posted by "mark stokes".

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