Mary Ellen 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..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... John Hinshaw (1747-1800) m Ruth (Pike) Weisner (1744-1795)
 8........ Seth Hinshaw (1787-1865) m Abigail Rich (1791-?)
 9......... Mary Ellen Hinshaw (1826-1911)
            +Elisha Branson (1823-1910)
Mary Ellen Hinshaw     [ID 01147] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Dec 17 18261,2,3,4,5,6 [Feb - 18267,8,9,10], Duck Creek MM, Henry County, Indiana1,2,3,4,5,6.  

She married Elisha Branson1,11,12,13,14,15 [Elijah Branson3,16], Mar 18 18461,11,12,13,14,15, Henry County, Indiana1,11,12,13,14,15.  Elisha, son of William Branson & Sarah Pickering, was born May 27 1823, Ohio.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10  

Duck Creek MM, on 8-20-1846, recorded "Mary Branson (formerly Hinshaw), Duck Creek PM, complained of for misconduct & joining Separatists.  Disowned 10-22-1846."2  

Children (all born in Indiana):5,6,8,9

Arthur L. Branson, born 1849; married Hette Marie Zimmerman. 15
Viola L. Branson, born Oct 1852; married Rufus P. Lindsay, May 2 1883, Henry County, Indiana (child: Harper Wood Lindsay, Aug 24 1891; died Dec 1972; married Esther J. Straughn, Aug 7 1918). 7,10,13,15,17,18,19
William Branson, born 1860. 15
Vernon H. Branson, born 1865; died 1920; unmarried. 4,19

Mary Ellen was an artist known for her portraits of women; she was a pupil of J. I. Williams and Marcus Motes.20  

Mary Ellen and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 3 1850), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:5

Elisha Branson, age 26, born in Ohio; wagon maker; $1400 real estate.
Mary E. Branson, age 24, born in North Carolina.
Arthur L. Branson, age 1, born in Indiana.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of first cousin Benjamin Franklin Henshaw.21  

Mary Ellen and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 24 1860), Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana:8

Elisha Branson, age 37, born in Ohio; keeper of livery stable; $3300 real estate; $1400 personal property.
Mary E. Branson, age 35, born in North Carolina.
Arthur L. Branson, age 11, born in Indiana.
Viola Branson, age 7, born in Indiana.
William Branson, age 6 months, born in Indiana.

Mary Ellen and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 28 1870), Knightstown, Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana:6

Branson, Elisha, age 46, born in Ohio; horse dealer.
Branson, Mary E., age 43, born in North Carolina; house keeper; $2500 real estate; $300 personal property.
Branson, Viola L., age 17, born in Indiana.
Branson, William [..initial unclear], age 10, born in Indiana; attended school.
Branson, Vernon H., age 5, born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Abigail, age 80, born in North Carolina; $5000 personal property.
Son Arthur was shown in the 1870 census living in (or staying in) the household of Mary Ellen's nephew Seth Burleigh Hinshaw:22
Branson, Arthur, age 22, born in Indiana; clerk in store.

Mary Ellen and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 21 1880), Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana:9

Branson, Elisha, age 57, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia; wagon maker.
Branson, Mary E., wife, age 54, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; portrait painter.
Branson, Viola L., daughter, age 26, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in North Carolina; sales lady.
Branson, Vernon H., son, age 14, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in North Carolina; student; attended school.
Branson, Sarah, mother, age 87, born in Virginia; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Virginia; widow; "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled".

During the Civil War son Arthur L. Branson served in Company A, 139th Indiana Infantry, and the 2nd Independent Light Artillery.  On Mar 6 1897 Elisha Branson applied for a pension as father of veteran Arthur L. Branson.23  

Mary Ellen and Elisha were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 8 1900), living in the household of daughter Viola, Connersville Pike, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana:7

Lindsey, Rufus, head-of-household, age 59, born Aug 1840 in Georgia; parents born in North Carolina; married 17 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Lindsey, Viola, wife, age 47, born Oct 1852 in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in North Carolina; married 17 years; 2 children, 1 living.
Lindsay, Harper W., son, age 8, born Aug 1891 in Missouri; father born in Georgia; mother born in Indiana; attended school 7 months.
Kinsinger, Cene [unclear], servant, age 34, born Mar 1866 in Indiana; parents born in Germany; single; occupation: servant.
Branson, Elisha, father-in-law, age 77, born May 1823 in Ohio; parents born in Virginia; married 54 years; retired.
Branson, Mary, mother-in-law, age 74, born Feb 1826 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 54 years; 5 children, 2 living.

Mary Ellen and Elisha were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 28-29 1910), living in the household of daughter Viola, Connersville Pike, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana:10

Lindsay, Rufus P., head-of-household, age 69, born in Georgia; parents born in North Carolina; second marriage, married 27 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (free).
Lindsay, Viola L, wife, age 57, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 27 years; 2 children, 1 living.
Lindsay, Harper W., son, age 18, born in St. Louis; father born in Georgia; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Branson, Elisha, father-in-law, age 87, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 64 years.
Branson, Mary, mother-in-law, age 84, born in North Carolina; father born in "North C"; [mother's birthplace blank]; first marriage, married 64 years; 4 children, 2 living.

Elisha died Sep 22 1910, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana; age 87.3,4,24  

Mary Ellen Hinshaw died Jun 15 1911, Richmond, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana; age 85.3,4,15,24  

Mary and Elisha are buried with son Vernon H. Branson, 1865-1920.4

(photo)Photo: Mary Ellen Hinshaw newspaper article Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Oct 21 1909 25

(photo)Photo: Mary Ellen Hinshaw funeral and obituary Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jun 22 1911 26


Sources

  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  2. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 4, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  3. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  4. "Tombstone Inscriptions in Wayne County, Indiana", Volume II;
    Beverly Yount; Fort Wayne (Indiana) Public Library, 1968.
  5. 1850 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M432-151, page 295, line #8, dwelling #638, family #638.
  6. 1870 census, Knightstown, Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M593-323, page 295, line #4, dwelling #48, family #48.
  7. 1900 census, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana; roll T623-412, ED 155, page 3A-B, line #46, dwelling #57, family #57.
  8. 1860 census, Knightstown P.O., Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M653-266, page 504, line #21, dwelling #401, family #401.
  9. 1880 census, Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana; roll T9-284, ED 13, page 231D, line #29, dwelling #368, family #380.
  10. 1910 census, Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana; roll T624-387, ED 181, page 4A, line #25, dwelling #70, family #70.
  11. "Index of Indiana Marriages Through 1850", Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division: http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm
  12. "Indiana Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  13. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Contribution from Pat Edmondson ().
  16. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  17. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  19. Contribution from Sara Clark Lootens ().
  20. EBay posting Oct 31 2002 by (): 1847 pencil drawing by M. Branson.
  21. 1850 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M432-151, page 295, line #11, dwelling #639, family #639.
  22. 1870 census, Alexandria, Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana; roll M593-336, page 190, line #17, dwelling #30, family #30.
  23. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; http://www.ancestry.com.
  24. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920; http://www.ancestry.com.
  25. Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Oct 21 1909; http://www.ancestry.com.
  26. Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), Jun 22 1911; http://www.ancestry.com.


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