Dorcas Naomi 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 Phebe Allen (1789-1869)
 9......... Solomon Hinshaw (1817-1873) m Rachel Hodgin (1819-1869)
10.......... Lindley Murry Hinshaw (1851-1913) m Mahala Jane Brumfield (1855-1926)
11........... Alva Ohler Hinshaw (1888-1953) m Mable Eisenhour (1892-1970)
12............ Dorcas Naomi Hinshaw (1915-2007)
               +Asa Waldo Seawell 
Dorcas Naomi Hinshaw     [ID 01281] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 3 1915, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2,3  

She married Asa Waldo Seawell, Sep 5 1941.1,2,4  


Esther Mae Seawell; married John Kirkham.
Miriam Retha Seawell, born and died 1945.
Stephen Waldo Seawell; married Jane --.
Judith Carol Seawell; married Chuck Zeikle.
Matthew Carlton Seawell; married Beth --.
Alva Timothy Seawell; married Carol --.

Dorcas Naomi Hinshaw died Oct 15 2007, Tipton Hospital, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana; age 92.2  

Dorcas' obituary was published in the "Kokomo Tribune" (Kokomo, Indiana) on Tuesday, October 16, 2007:2

Dorcas Naomi Seawell
May 3, 1915 - Oct. 15, 2007

Dorcas Naomi Seawell, 92, Windfall, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Tipton Hospital.  She was born May 3, 1915, in Westfield, to Alva O. and Sarah Mabel (Eisenhour) Hinshaw.  On Sept. 5, 1941, she married Asa Waldo Seawell, and he survives.  

She worked alongside her husband, Waldo, in his ministry and was very active in church activities.  She had belonged to Friends Churches in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and Iowa.  Dorcas had lived in Bolivia as the daughter of missionary parents and wrote a book about her family’s experiences.  

She is survived by five children, Esther Mae Kirkham and husband John, West Palm Beach, Fla., Stephen Waldo Seawell and wife Jane, Wichita, Kan., Judith Carol Zeikle and husband Chuck, Kansas City, Mo., Matthew Carlton Seawell and wife Beth, Greentown, and Alva Timothy Seawell and wife Carol, Parkesburg, Pa.; one sister, Sarah Suarez, Richmond; one brother, Joseph Hinshaw, Alexandria, Va.; and 14 grandchildren, Marwin Kirkham, Elaine Kirkham Polania, Jan Seawell Reckers, Anthony Zeikle, Sarah Zeikle Bledsoe, Meghan Zeikle, Cami Seawell Thomas, Cheryl Seawell, Cara Seawell Tarrh, Ryan Seawell, Jeremy Seawell, Lindsey Seawell, Brandon Seawell and Erin Seawell.  She also has eight great-grandchildren, Mason, Chase and McKenna Kirkham, Caleb and Alison Zeikle, Andrew Bledsoe, Justin Polania and Lexi Tarrh.  

Dorcas was preceded in death by two brothers, Basil Hinshaw and James Hinshaw, and two sisters, Alice Smoker and Esther Zimmerman.  

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, with the Revs. Chris Ellis and John Clark officiating.  Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Windfall.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.


  1. The old family bible of Chester Edward Hinshaw, containing family lineage information recorded by Rosina Harriet Hinshaw, contributed by Marion Hinshaw and Heather Hinshaw-Tomas.
  2. Obituary of Dorcas Naomi (Hinshaw) Seawell; "Kokomo Tribune", Oct 16 2007
  3. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957;
  4. Contribution from Elizabeth Lee Hinshaw.

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