John Nolon 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....... Benjamin Hinshaw (1738-1840) m Elisabeth Hinshaw (1750-1823)
 8........ Jacob A. Hinshaw (1778-1826) m Abigail Allen (?-1806)
 9......... Benjamin Hinshaw (1805-1855) m Jedidah Hinshaw (1812-c1849)
10.......... Jabin Hinshaw (1847-1924) m Ruth Caroline Edwards (1853-1911)
11........... John Benjamin Hinshaw (1887-1971) m Willie J. Andrews (1896-1989)
12............ John Nolon Hinshaw (1922-1992)
               +Ada Laverne Smith (1920-2016)
13.............  Mary Elizabeth Hinshaw (1950-) 1,2,3
13.............  Kenneth Nolon Hinshaw (1954-) 1,3,4
John Nolon Hinshaw     [ID 10770] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

John Nolon Hinshaw5,6,7 [Nolon Hinshaw6,8].

Born May 18 1922, North Carolina.5,6,8,9  

On Jun 30 1942 John Nolon Hinshaw, age 20, registered for the World War II draft at the county courthouse in Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina.  He declared he was born May 18 1922 in Alamance County, North Carolina, and was then residing in Liberty, self-employed.  He declared his relative/contact was J.B. Hinshaw of Liberty.  He was recorded as 5'10" tall, 175 lbs., brown eyes, black hair, light complexion.6  

John was shown in the 1949 city directory of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina:10

Hinshaw John N barber Bishop Black Barber Shop r3304 E Bessemer av

He married Ada Laverne Smith4 [LaVerne Smith9,11], Nov 27 19484.  Ada, daughter of Lacy William Smith & Maude Montgomery, was born Jul 13 1920, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.11,12,13,14  

John and Laverne were shown in the 1953 city directory of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina:10

Hinshaw John N (LaVerne S) slsmn Traders Chev h1101 Northwood
John and Laverne were shown in the 1955 city directory of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina:10
Hinshaw J Nolon (LaVerne S; Bishop Block Barber Shop) h1101 W Northwood
John and Laverne were shown in the 1959 city directory of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina:10
Hinshaw John N (LaVerne S; Piedmont Barber Shop) h1101 W Northwood

John Nolon Hinshaw died Feb 5 1992, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina; age 69.5,7,9,12  

John's obituary was published in the "News & Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on Friday, February 7, 1992:12

Hinshaw Funeral

Funeral for J. Nolon Hinshaw of 2507 Fairway Drive, who died Wednesday, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  A native of Alamance County, he was the owner and operator of Piedmont Barber Shop and of Bus Station Barber Shop, a member of Alamance Presbyterian Church - and elder emertius - and a past president of the North Carolina Master Barber's Association.  

Surviving are wife LaVerne S. Hinshaw; son, Kenneth N. Hinshaw of Greensboro; daughter. Mrs. Betsi H. Sossoman of Hot Springs, Ark.; brothers, Elmer B. [sic] Hinshaw of Liberty, Rayborn F. Hinshaw of Greensboro; sister, Miss Ruby F. Hinshaw of Greensboro; two granddaughters.  

The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Greensboro 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.

In 2004-2010 Ada was living in Richmond, Texas.12  

Ada died Mar 12 2016, Grace Care Center, Katy, Harris County, Texas; age 95.11,12,14  

LaVerne's obituary was published in the "News & Record" (Greensboro, North Carolina) on Wednesday, March 16, 2016:11,12,14

LaVerne Smith Hinshaw was called home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 12, 2016.  She passed peacefully at Grace Care Center in Katy, Texas with family at her side.  

She was born July 13, 1920 to the late Lacy W. Smith Sr. and Maude Montgomery Smith in Greensboro, North Carolina.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, John Nolon Hinshaw, and brother Lacy W. Smith, Jr.  She is survived by her son, Kenneth Nolon Hinshaw (Teresa), and her daughter, Betsi Hinshaw Sossaman (Edward).  She has three grandchildren, Kristen Sossaman, Emily Carapella, and Jason Hinshaw, and two great-grandsons.  

LaVerne was a graduate of Montreat College.  She was a long time member of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, and church choir.  Blessed with a beautiful soprano voice, she was a long time member of the Greensboro Oratorio Society.  LaVerne was a loving mother and wife, and her devotion to her faith was seen in her many acts of selfless caregiving to others.  

The family will greet friends at the Forbis & Dick funeral home on N. Elm St from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on March 16, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at Forbis and Dick Chapel, at 2 p.m. on March 17, 2016, followed by interment in the family plot at Bethel Presbyterian Church cemetery in McLeansville, NC.  

Memorial donations may be made to Guilford Park Presbyterian Church at 2100 Fernwood Dr. Greensboro, NC 27408, and Vantage Hospice at 21720 Kingsland Blvd Ste. 301, Katy, TX 77450.  

Online condolences may be made at

(photo)Photo: John Nolon Hinshaw World War II draft registration card 6

(photo)Photo: Ada Laverne Smith 11

(photo)Photo: John Nolon Hinshaw & Ada Laverne Smith gravestone Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery 9

Social Security information for John Nolon Hinshaw: 244-40-4248


  1. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000;
  2. Guilford County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds:
  3. Obituary of John Nolon Hinshaw.
  4. Contribution from Kenneth Nolon Hinshaw.
  5. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996;
  6. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947;
  7. Obituary of Elmer D. Hinshaw, The Times-News, Jun 30 1999.
  8. 1930 census, Patterson Township, Alamance County, North Carolina; roll T626-1671, ED 1, page 7B, line #65, dwelling #138, family #139.
  10. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta);
  11. Obituary of LaVerne Smith Hinshaw; Forbis & Dick Funeral Service:!/Obituary
  12. Contribution from Jason Hinshaw.
  13. North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000;

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