Andrew 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 Dorothy Lennox 
 6...... John Hinshaw (1724-1783) m Rebecca Wethereld (c1731-1783)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (1764-1822) m Rebecca Holliday (1764-1848)
 8........ Stephen Hinshaw (1803-1854) m Gulia Elma Maria Hoover (1806-1873)
 9......... Andrew Hinshaw (1829-1911)
            +Sarah Ann Hiatt (1839-1917)
10..........  Stephen Curtis Hinshaw (1858-1937) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
10..........  Sabina Elma Hinshaw (1860-1936) 2,3,4,5,6,7,8
10..........  John Embree Hinshaw (1862-1954) 2,3,4,5,7,8,9
10..........  Laten Robert Hinshaw (1864-1921) 2,3,4,7,8,10
10..........  Mindie Jane Hinshaw (1866-1926) 2,3,4,5,7,10
10..........  Ruth Anna Hinshaw (1870-1957) 2,3,4,5,7,10
10..........  Unettie Valettie Hinshaw (1872-1964) 2,3,4,5,10
10..........  Frederic Andrew Hinshaw (1876-1961) 2,3,4,5,10
Andrew Hinshaw     [ID 01300] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 10 1829, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,4,6,10,11,12,13,14,15  

He married Sarah Ann Hiatt, Jan 7 1857, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas.1,2,3,4,5,8,11  Sarah, daughter of Curtis Hiatt & Sabina Moon, was born Oct 11 1839, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,3,4,6,10,14,15,16  

Andrew and Sarah Ann were the first couple married in Emporia Township, Lyon County (then known as Breckinridge County, Kansas Territory).4  The following account of their wedding day was recalled many years later by the daughter of the minister who performed their marriage:17

IN THE EARLY DAYS

Fresh venison was on the menu at the wedding dinner of the first couple married near Emporia, in 1857, a month before the town was founded.  Sarah Ann Hiatt and Andrew Hinshaw were the bride and bridegroom, and Rev. Solomon G. Brown, beloved pioneer preacher of Lyon County, was the minister.  The bride and bridegroom and the preacher are dead.  But Mrs Margaret Gilmore, who was then little Margaret Brown, daughter of the minister, recalls vividly the day of the wedding, and the wedding feast which she helped to prepare and serve.  

"Very well do I remember that wedding day of Mr. and Mrs Hinshaw and helping my mother and my sister, now Mrs. Sarah Staley, to prepare the dinner and serve it," said Mrs. Gilmore.  "We girls were taught to cook and help serve early in life".  

"I remember we had for meat, fresh venison, or deer meat, as well as some fresh pork of our own raising; hot biscuits, coffee, and some vegetables.  We had our own milk and butter, with cheese, eggs, cream for our coffee, and for our dessert we had dried peach turnover pies.  And best of all, everyone had splendid appetite and enjoyed it as much as if it had been a dinner served in Emporia's beautiful 7 story hotel instead of in a very crudely built log cabin, near the banks of the Cottonwood River".  

"It was indeed a solemn, joyous occasion, and we didn't mind the cabin, at least not perceptibly.  The bride, a slender girl of just past 18, wore a beautiful flowered silk dress, that had been purchased on the way to the strange west seven months before.  She was beautiful, shy and modest, and had previously endeared herself to us as our nearest neighbor one-half mile away, with the Cottonwood River between us.  

"The groom wore a black Quaker-made coat, brought all the way from Iowa for the occasion, and with his white shirt and black tie, looked every inch a proud, but dignified groom.  He was nearly 10 years her senior.  It was a wedding long to be remembered -- the first occurring in my father's house.  My father, the Rev. Solomon G. Brown, dressed up for the occasion, as did my mother and we children, for there was a holiday air about it all.  The couple had crossed the river on the ice and was a beautifully still, frosty-smelling morning".  

"We two oldest girls waited on the table, though 'setting to' and helping ourselves as occasion permitted.  Though later, in our new house, there were many weddings of prominence and otherwise, none stand out to us quite as pleasantly and distinctively as that first one, on that beautiful seventh of January, 1857".

At Westfield MM on 4-29-1858, Sarah Ann Hinshaw (formerly Hiatt) was disowned for marrying out of unity.1  

Note that four Hiatts from this family married Hinshaws: Sarah Ann to Andrew, Sarah's sister Gulielma Penn to Andrew's brother Ira, and Sarah's brothers William Bentley and Abel Robert to Andrew's 3rd cousins Ruth and Anna Hinshaw (sisters).4  

At Westfield MM on 6-3-1858, Sarah Ann & son Stephen C. were received in membership.1  

At Plainfield MM on 11-9-1859, Sarah Ann & minor child Stephen C.  were received on a certificate from Westfield MM.1  

At Plainfield MM on 12-7-1859, Andrew was received on a certificate from Richland MM.1  

At Plainfield MM on 2-8-1860, Andrew, Sarah Ann & family were granted certificates to Spring Grove MM, Kansas.1  

Andrew and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 21 1860), Emporia Township, Breckenridge County, Kansas:6,18

Andrew Henshaw, age 31, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1500 real estate; $500 personal property.
Sarah A. Henshaw, age 21, born in Indiana.
Stephen C. Henshaw, age 3, born in Kansas.
Sabina E. Henshaw, age 3 months, born in Kansas.

Andrew and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 27 1870), Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas:7

Hinshaw, Andrew, age 43, born in North Carolina; farmer; $21100 real estate; $2675 personal property.
Hinshaw, Sarah Ann, age 33, born in Indiana; house keeping.
Hinshaw, Stephen C, age 12, born in Kansas.
Hinshaw, Sabina, age 10, born in Kansas.
Hinshaw, John E., age 8, born in Kansas.
Hinshaw, Leaten R., age 6, born in Kansas.
Hinshaw, Minda J., age 4, born in Kansas.
Hinshaw, Ruth Ann, age 6 months, born in Kansas.
Living nearby in 1870 was brother Henry.19  

Andrew and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 8 1880), Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas:10

Hinshaw, Andrew, age 51, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Sarah A., wife, age 41, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Laten R., son, age 15, born in Kansas; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; farm laborer; attended school.
Hinshaw, Mindie J., daughter, age 13, born in Kansas; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Ruthana, daughter, age 10, born in Kansas; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Ennettie V., daughter, age 7, born in Kansas; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Fredick R., son, age 3, born in Kansas; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.

A biographical sketch of Andrew Hinshaw was included in the "History of the State of Kansas" by William G. Cutler (first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL):20

ANDREW HINSHAW, farmer, Section 18, Township 19, P. 0. Emporia, was born in Randolph County., N. C., January 10, 1829.  When less than two years old his parents removed to Hamilton County, Ind., where Mr. Hinshaw was raised and resided until he came to Kansas, in December, 1856.  He located in Lyon County, and in February, 1857, took a claim of 160 acres just east of the present city limits of Emporia.  He continued to farm this land until 1869, when he traded the east half of the quarter section for 150 acres of land about two and one-half miles east of town.  Upon this farm he has erected a fine brick dwelling house, a large frame barn and other outhouses.  Has an orchard of 400 appletrees, 400 peachtrees, 100 cherrytrees, 20 peartrees, and a number of smaller fruits.  Has had fresh peaches three months of the year for last three years.  Has put in a windmill, and would not do without it for twice its cost.  Besides the home farm of 150 acres, Mr. Hinshaw has 120 acres about two miles east of the same, of which one-half is now farmed by his son, S. C. Hinshaw and the balance by his other son, J. C. Hinshaw, and twenty-seven acres remaining of the old claim he took in 1857.  He gave ten acres to the M. K. & T. R. R. Co., and five acres to the A. T. & S. F. R. R. Co.  He married January 7, 1857, Miss Sarah Ann Hiatt daughter of Curtis Hiatt who came to Kansas from Hamilton County, Ind., in May, 1856, and they have eight children, four boys and four girls, all of whom are living.  The family are members of the Society of Friends.

On Jan 7 1907 Andrew and Sarah celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, as was noted in the "Emporia Gazette" (Lyon County, Kansas):21

J.H. McMillan and family attended the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents and grandparents, Andrew and Sarah Hinshaw, Monday at their home east of Emporia.

Andrew and Sarah were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21 1910), Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas:15

Hinshaw, Andrew, head-of-household, age 81, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 53 years; occupation: manager, general farm; owned farm.
Hinshaw, Sarah Ann, wife, age 71, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; first marriage, married 53 years; 8 children, 8 living.
Living nearby in 1910 was the widow of brother William.22  

Andrew Hinshaw died Nov 11 1911, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas; buried Cottonwood Cemetery, Emporia, Kansas.3,4,11,14  

Sarah died Apr 7 1917, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas; buried Cottonwood Cemetery, Emporia, Kansas.3,4,14

(photo)Photo: Andrew Hinshaw & Sarah Ann Hiatt 23

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Andrew Hinshaw & Sarah Ann Hiatt 23

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Andrew Hinshaw & Sarah Ann Hiatt 24

(photo)Photo: Andrew Hinshaw & Sarah Ann Hiatt homestead Lyon County, Kansas 25

(photo)Photo: Andrew Hinshaw & Sarah Ann Hiatt and family 50th wedding anniversary 26


Sources

  1. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 6, 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.
  2. Manuscript titled "Thomas Hinshaw 'The Little Irish Weaver' And Others" by John E. Hinshaw, Urban-Side-On-The-East, Emporia, Kansas, 1911.
  3. "Genealogy of Hinshaw/Henshaw" by DoraLee Harvey Hatley (see Mary Jane Hinshaw), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0982181, item 4.
  4. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  5. "The Hinshaw Record" by Lyle Harris Hadley, Florida (1965), in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0962525, item 10.
  6. 1860 census, Emporia P.O., Emporia Township, Breckenridge County, Kansas; roll M653-346, page 47, line #4, dwelling #424, family #335.
  7. 1870 census, Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas; page 203, line #38, dwelling #217, family #217.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Kansas.
  9. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  10. 1880 census, Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas; roll T9-0387, ED 110, page 292B, line #41, dwelling #91, family #93.
  11. "Genealogy of the Herbert Hoover Family", Herbert Hoover Institute, 929.2 H789 in a local library.
  12. "Additions, Corrections, & Comments - Abstracts of the Record of the Society of Friends in Indiana", by Roger S. Boone, 1978, Springfield, Ohio; In the Newberry Library in Chicago.
  13. Family bible, originally owned by James F. Haines, passed down to Martha Ruddell Haines & Enos Hinshaw, then to James Thomas Hinshaw, Etta Margaret Hinshaw, George Wesley Hinshaw, and Raymond James Hinshaw. Contributed by Hilfred Hoffman ()
  14. Contribution from Robert S. Hinshaw citing: gravestone.
  15. 1910 census, Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas; roll T624-445, ED 52, page 197A, line #1, dwelling #106, family #107.
  16. GEDCOM file h5142.ged at http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Contribution from Robert S. Hinshaw.
  18. "Kansas Territorial Settlers of 1860" ("Midwest Pioneers, 1600s-1800s");
    1860 census, Breckenridge County, Kansas; volume 4, page 192.
  19. 1870 census, Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas; page 203, line #20, dwelling #211, family #211.
  20. William Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas"; The Kansas Collection:
    http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/lyon/lyon-co-p8.html.
  21. Posting Dec 5 2000 by () to KSLYON-L, citing:
    Emporia Gazette, Lyon County, KS - Thursday, January 10, 1907; "PLYMOUTH NEWS".
  22. 1910 census, Emporia Township, Lyon County, Kansas; roll T624-445, ED 52, page 197A, line #11, dwelling #110, family #111.
  23. Photo courtesy of Robert S. Hinshaw.
  24. http://www.findagrave.com.
  25. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=13705&item=6191894012.
  26. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6225327289.


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