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Ira Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-(c1631)
 3... John Henshall (1611-(c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... Jesse Hinshaw (1770-1846) m Elizabeth Hinshaw (1780-1823)
 8........ Ira Hinshaw (1812-1892)
           +Priscilla Pike (1812-1855)
 9.........  Alfred Hinshaw (1836-1916)
 9.........  Elizabeth Ann Hinshaw (1840-1859)
 9.........  Mary Jane Hinshaw (1842-1930)
 9.........  Moses Ephraim Hinshaw (1844-1922)
 9.........  (infant) Hinshaw (1845-?)
 9.........  (infant) Hinshaw (1847-?)
 9.........  Susanna Melinda Hinshaw (1849-1917)
 9.........  (infant) Hinshaw (1855-?)
           +Louisa (Wells) Staley (c1820-?)
 9.........  Jesse Raines Hinshaw (1856-1939)
 9.........  William Hinshaw (1858-1937)
 9.........  Benjamin Hinshaw (1860-1925)
 9.........  Washington Hinshaw (1862-1876)
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  (Ira Hinshaw)1,2,28,43,205,a,b  (Joe Hinshaw)44  (Ted Hinshaw)44

Born 4-24-1812, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,2,28,43,44,217,c

At Cane Creek MM on 9-5-1812, Ira was "received by request" of his father, Jesse.2

He married Priscilla Pike, about 1836.43,197,205,a,c  (Abigail Pike)28,43  Priscilla, daughter of John Pike & Mary Davison, was born May 17 1812.28,43,d,197,205,c

Note that Ira's sister Mary Ann married Abigail's brother Samuel Pike.

In 1847 Ira Hinshaw and wife were among the initial members of the congregation of Freedom's Hill Church in the Cane Creek area of North Carolina now known as Snow Camp.  The church was part of the Wesleyan Methodists, a new denomination that left the Methodist Episcopal Church because of their pro-slavery agenda.  Freedom Hill's Church took a strong anti-slavery stand, for which its members withstood considerable persecution (so its reasonable to assume Ira and his family were likely strongly anti-slavery and might also have been persecuted).  The original Freedom Hill's Wesleyan Methodist Church was removed and is today restored on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University in the town of Central, South Carolina.e

Ira and family were shown in the 1850 census, Chatham County, North Carolina:a

Ira Hinshaw, age 36, born in North Carolina; farmer; $400 real estate.
Priscilla Hinshaw, age 38, born in North Carolina.
Alfred Hinshaw, age 13, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Elizabeth A. Hinshaw, age 10, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Mary J. Hinshaw, age 9, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Moses E. Hinshaw, age 6, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Susanna M. Hinshaw, age 9 months, born in North Carolina.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of brother John.f

Priscilla died Mar 6 1855, buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina.205,c

He then married Louisa (Wells) Staley, Oct 14 1855.205  (Louisa Wells)28,43  Louisa was born about 1820, North Carolina.g,h,43

Ira and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 12 1860), Chatham County, North Carolina:b

Ira Hinshaw, age 49, born in North Carolina; farming; $800 real estate; $805 personal property.
Louisa Hinshaw, age 30, born in North Carolina; domestic; cannot read or write.
Mary Hinshaw, age 18, born in North Carolina; domestic; attended school.
Moses Hinshaw, age 15, born in North Carolina; farming; attended school.
Melinda Hinshaw, age 10, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Jesse Hinshaw, age 4, born in North Carolina.
Wm Hinshaw, age 2, born in North Carolina.
Benj Hinshaw, age 3 months, born in North Carolina.

Ira and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 29 1870), Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina:h
Hinshaw, Ira, age 58, born in North Carolina; farmer; $900 real estate; $1000 personal property.
Hinshaw, Louisa, age 50, born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Jesse, age 14, born in North Carolina; farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Wm, age 12, born in North Carolina; farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Benj, age 10, born in North Carolina; farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Wash, age 14, born in North Carolina; at home.

Ira and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 16-17 1880), Albright Township, Chatham County, North Carolina:i
Hinshaw, Ira, age 67, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Louisa, wife, age 57, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, William, son, age 21, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farm laborer.
Hinshaw, Benjamin, son, age 20, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farming.
Living only two households away in 1880 was the family of cousin William Hinshaw #3896.j

Ira Hinshaw died Dec 9 1892, aged 81 yrs, 7 mo, 15 days; buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina.43,c  Ira's gravestone is engraved with a Masonic marker.c

(photo)Photo: Ira Hinshaw gravestone Pleasant Hill Cemetery k

(photo)Photo: Priscilla Pike gravestone Pleasant Hill Cemetery k


SOURCES

1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.

2. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.

28. "Hinshaw Chart and List" (1/1/68) by Ralph Edward Pike, from "Family Records of Morgan Co., Ind.", Public Library of Mooresville, Morgan Co., Indiana (LDS microfilm 1509501).

43. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.

44. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.

197. Family bible extracts and notes contributed by Rodger Hinshaw

205. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4

217. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251

(a) 1850 census, Upper Regiment, Chatham County, North Carolina, roll M432-624, page 383A, line #15, dwelling #477, family #478.

(b) 1860 census, Mud Lick P.O., Western Division, Chatham County, North Carolina; roll M653-892, page 156, line #35, dwelling #610, family #580.

(c) Contribution from David W. Chamness () citing: gravestone.

(d) Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.

(e) Posting Apr 11 2001 by Louise T. Overton () to NCALAMAN-L citing:
City-County Magazine, April 2001. Ashlee Coley, Publisher; Karen Carrouth, Editor.

(f) 1850 census, Upper Regiment, Chatham County, North Carolina, roll 624, pg 383, family #477.

(g) Contribution from Robert S. Hinshaw citing:
1910 census, Monroe Twp., Morgan Co., IN, ED 65 page 5B.

(h) 1870 census, Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina; page 246A, line #14, dwelling #1583, family #1619.

(i) 1880 census, Albright Township, Chatham County, North Carolina; roll T9-0957, page 142A, line #29, family #213.

(j) 1880 census, Albright Township, Chatham County, North Carolina; roll T9-0957, page 142A, line #19, family #211.

(k) Photo courtesy of Ben Hinshaw.


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