Edward Carter 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........ Thomas Hinshaw (1775-1824) m Lucy Clanton (1773-1859)
 9......... Benjamin J. Hinshaw (1795-1860) m Ruth Carter (1792-1882)
10.......... Edward Carter Hinshaw (1830-1906)
             +Marie Louisa Taylor (1843-1913)
11...........  James Ney Hinshaw (1865-1936) 1,2,3,4,5,6
11...........  Brite Burnett Hinshaw (1868-1964) 1,2,3,4,5,7,8
11...........  Mary Ann Hinshaw (1873-1876) 1,3,4,5,6
11...........  Fannie Dalton Hinshaw (1877-1969) 1,2,3,4,5,7
Edward Carter Hinshaw     [ID 01052] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 30 18301,2,5,7,9,10,11, Yadkin County, North Carolina1,2,5,7,9,10,11 [Surry County, North Carolina6].  

Edward received his education at Normal College in Randolph County, North Carolina, where he graduated July 17, 1856 as a teacher.1,5  

He then returned to Yadkin County where he taught school for one term, and in January, 1857, he moved to Jackson County, Missouri, where he remained until the following April.  He then, together with his brother William Pettis and H. E. Lawrence, started across the plains, with ox teams, for California.  They arrived in Sonoma County the following October.1,5  

Edward spent the winter in Two Rock valley, then he embarked into merchandising in Petaluma under the firm name of Hinshaw & Co.  After conducting this business for about eight months, he engaged in school teaching for some time.  He then settled in Big Valley and farmed for three years, after which he located on a farm of 310 acres in Two Rock valley, about three miles from Bloomfield.1  

Edward was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 20 1860) living with his brother W.P. in Sonoma County, California.12  

He married Marie Louisa Taylor5,9,10,13,14 [Maria Louisa Taylor6,9,13, Lou Taylor1,5,10], Jul 1 18645,9,10,13,14, Sonoma County, California5,9,10,13,14.  Marie was born Feb 6 1843, Johnson County, Missouri.1,2,6,7,10  

A marriage license was issued for Edward Carter Hinshaw and Marie Louisa Taylor in Sonoma County, California on June 29, 1864.14  

Edward's marriage was noted in "The Petaluma Journal and Argus" (Petaluma, Sonoma County, California) on Thursday, July 7, 1864:15,16

Married in Petaluma, June [sic] 1, 1864, at the residence of John TAYLOR; Edward C. Henshaw to Lou Taylor.

Edward and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 11 1870), Sonoma County, California:8

Hinshaw, Edward, age 40, born in North Carolina; farmer; $12,400 real estate, $5,000 personal property.
Hinshaw, Maria L., age 28, born in Missouri; keeping house.
Hinshaw, James N., age 5, born in California.
Hinshaw, Bright B., age 2, born in California.
Benton, Mary, age 12, born in California; attended school.
Hutchings, (unclear), male, age 54, born in North Carolina; farm laborer.
Eastman, Wm, age 21, born in New York; farm laborer.
Russel, Wm, age 14, born in Mexico; farm laborer.
Sanders, James, age 40, born in Missouri; farm laborer.
Living nearby in 1870 was brother William Pettis Hinshaw.17  

Edward and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 7 1880), Analy Township, Sonoma County, California:2

Hinshaw, Ed, age 50, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Maria, wife, age 37, born in Missouri; parents born in Kentucky; keeping house.
Hinshaw, James Ney, son, age 15, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Bright Burnet, son, age 12, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Fanny D., daughter, age 3, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri.
Gibb, Florence, servant, age 18, born in New York; single; servant.
Wood, Wiley, laborer, age 19, born in Missouri; single; laborer.
Living nearby in Analy Township in 1880 was the family of brother William Pettis Hinshaw18 and also the family of nephew John David Hinshaw.19  

Edward and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jul 16 1900), Bloomfield Precinct, Sonoma County, California:7

Henshaw, Edward C., head-of-household, age 70, born May 1830 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 36 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Mariah L, wife, age 57, born Feb 1843 in Missouri; parents born in Kentucky; married 36 years; 4 children, 3 living.
Henshaw, Bright B., son, age 31, born June 1868 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; married 5 years; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Fannie D, daughter, age 22, born Aug 1877 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; single; occupation: teacher, public school.
Henshaw, Florence A., daughter-in-law, age 29, born Jan 1871 in Vermont; parents born in Vermont; married 5 years; no children.

Edward served three terms in the California state legislature.1,9  

The following article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on January 9, 1887 (page 3, column 1):20

THE LEGISLATORS
Biographical sketches of our lawmakers
Senators and Assemblymen
Senatorial District
Tenth - E. C. Hinshaw

The tenth district is represented by E. C. Hinshaw of Petaluma.  Mr. Hinshaw was born in Surry county, North Carolina, on May 30, 1830.  His parents were also natives of the old North State.  He is now engaged in farming and dairying, but in earlier life he taught school and sold goods in Petalume.  He has resided in California for nearly thirty years and in Sonoma county all that time.  He has served four terms in the Legislature - the nineteenth, twenty-first, twenty-second and twenty-fourth sessions.  He educated himself at the Normal College, now Trinity, North Carolina.  He is married and is the father of four children.  He is a Democrat in politics and a member of the Christian Church.

Edward Carter Hinshaw died Oct 1 1906, Bloomfield, Sonoma County, California; buried in the Houx lot, Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.5,6,9,21  

Edward's death was reported in the Santa Rosa "Press Democrat" on Oct 2 1906.22  

Marie died Jan 29 1913, Sonoma County, California; buried in the Houx lot, Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.6,21,23  

A biographical sketch of Edward Carter Hinshaw was published in the "History of Sonoma County" (Alley, Bowen & Co.; San Francisco, 1880; p. 477).10,22

Hinshaw, E. C.  A native of Yadkin county, North Carolina; born May 30, 1830; received his education at Normal College, in Randolph county, from which he graduated July 17, 1856.  He then returned to his native county and taught school one term, and in January, 1857, he proceeded to Jackson county, Missouri, where he remained until the April following, when he, in company with his brother, W. P. and H. E. Lawrence, started across the plains, with ox teams, for California, and arrived in this county in October following.  Spending the winter in Two Rock valley, Mr. Hinshaw embarked in merchandising in Petaluma under the firm name of Hinshaw & Co.  After conducting this business for about eight months, he engaged in school teaching for some time, when he settled in Big valley and prosecuted farming three years, after which he located on his present farm, comprising three hundred and ten acres, in Two Rock valley, about three miles from Bloom-field.  Mr. Hinshaw has served three times in the California Legislature.  He married, July 1, 1864, Miss Lou Taylor, a native of Johnson, Missouri, born February 6, 1843.  By this union they have three living children, James N., born April 18, 1865; Bite [sic] B., born June 14, 1868;' Fannie D., born August 12, 1877.  One deceased, Mary A., born June 6, 1873, died August 18, 1876.

Biographical sketches were also published in the San Francisco "Chronicle" (Jan 9 1887, page 3-1, shown above) and the "Union" (Feb 26 1887, page 2-4).22

(photo)Photo: Edward Carter Hinshaw gravestone Cypress Hill Memorial Park 6


Sources

  1. Contribution from John Charles Burton, citing:
    "The History of Sonoma County, California".
  2. 1880 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; ED 133, page 261C, line #32, dwelling #81, family #87.
  3. Contribution from John Charles Burton citing:
    "The History of Sonoma County, California".
  4. Biographical sketch of Edward Carter Hinshaw.
  5. "The Valley of the Trail Between the Two Rocks in Its Younger Days, and Mine", manuscript by Margaret Martin Paull. Contributed by Richard Burton and John Burton.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. 1900 census, Bloomfield Precinct, Sonoma County, California; roll T623-114, ED 155, page 22B, line #89, dwelling #40, family #40.
  8. 1870 census, Anally Township, Sonoma County, California; page 224, line #27, dwelling #99, family #91.
  9. A manuscript titled "The Hinshaw Family" by Thomas D. Hamm - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  10. Biographical sketch of E.C. Hinshaw; History of Sonoma County; USGenWeb:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/sonoma/bios/hinshaw237gbs.txt.
  11. 1850 census, South Division, Surry County, North Carolina; roll 646, page 227, dwelling #962, family #966.
  12. 1860 census, Anally Township, Sonoma County, California; page 517, line #11, dwelling #278, family #279.
  13. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - California.
  14. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    Sonoma County, California, marriage license records.
  15. Posting May 22 2002 by Jeanne () to NORCAL-L.
  16. http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/42/5437.
  17. 1870 census, Anally Township, Sonoma County, California; page 224b, line #26, dwelling #106, family #86.
  18. 1880 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; ED 133, page 260B, line #25, dwelling #73, family #79.
  19. 1880 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; ED 133, page 261C, line #11, dwelling #78, family #84.
  20. Contribution from Richard Burton.
  21. "Cemetery Records from Sonoma County, CA, 1846-1921", Sonoma County
    Genealogical Society (R.979.41 MERRITT).
  22. "California Information File", California State Library.
  23. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    Sonoma County, California, death records.


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