Barbara Jo 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...... William Hinshaw (1715-1803) m Mary Courtney 
 7....... John Hinshaw (1755-?) m Mary Martin (1763-?)
 8........ George Hinshaw (1786-<1850) m Anna Goldin (c1797-c1880)
 9......... Golden Hinshaw (c1829-1880) m Margaret Elizabeth Trogden (c1830-1917)
10.......... John Looney Hinshaw (1865-1953) m Mollie Ballenger (1875-1951)
11........... Wayne Hinshaw (1912-1935) m Agnes Faith Stalsworth (1914-1997)
12............ Barbara Jo Hinshaw (1934-2002)
               +Francis Herman "Frank" Bliss (1932-1986)
               +Ray Jay Brandon 
Barbara Jo Hinshaw     [ID 13045] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 12 1934, in her parents' house, Grainger County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4  

She married Francis Herman "Frank" Bliss, May 17 1952.5,6  Francis, son of - Bliss & - Adams, was born Nov 15 1932, Indiana.6,7  


Joy Ann Bliss, born Jan 16 1954; married 1) Jul 1972 to Edwin Allen Wickes; 2) Jul 6 1978 to Kenneth Roy Gerber of San Jose, CA (email: ).
Robert Bradley Bliss, born Sep 17 1955; married Sep 20 1996 to Melinda Ann "Mindy" Harrington.
Pamela Frankie Bliss, born Apr 15 1960 (twin); married 1) Michael Mattingly, 2) Scott Ferguson (email: ).
Tamela Jo Bliss, born Apr 15 1960 (twin); married Jun 1 1984 to David Michael Estopare, Sr. (email: ).

In 1972 Barbara and family were living in Taiwan.  They returned from Taiwan in April 1972, and shortly thereafter Barbara filed for divorce.6  

Frank remarried to Yun Kai "Kay" Chang.6  Francis died Sep 21 1986, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California; age 53.6,7  Frank died from liver hepatic cirrhosis.6  

She then married Ray Jay Brandon, at the Justice of the Peace's grocery store, Jellico, Campbell County, Tennessee.2,6  

Barbara Jo Hinshaw died Jan 10 2002, Reid Hospital, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana; buried Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana.1,2,3,4  Barbara is buried next to Frank in Riverside Cemetery.6  

Barbara's obituary was published in "The Palladium-Item" (Richmond, Indiana) on Saturday, January 12, 2002:2

Barbara J. Brandon

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. -- Barbara J. Brandon, 67, of Cambridge City, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.  

She was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Grainger County, Tenn., to Wayne Hinshaw and Agnes Stalsworth Hinshaw Rusk.  She had lived in Cambridge City most of her life.  

She was a telephone operator several years ago.  

Survivors include her husband, Ray J. Brandon; three daughters, Joy Bliss Gerber of San Jose, Calif., Pamela F. Bliss of Indianapolis and Tamela Bliss Estopare of Bend, Ore.; one son, Robert Brad Bliss of San Jose, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Huber and Teresa Haynes, both of Hendersonville, N.C.; five sisters, Marjorie Vore and Wanda Knipp, both of Pershing, Darlene Gray of Brownsville, Alice Good of Denver, Colo., and Judy Scholl of Union City, Ind.; three brothers, Thomas Fennell of Arcadia, Ind., Roger Fennell of Rutledge, Tenn., and Carl Fennell of Cambridge City; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel, 1010 E. Main St., Cambridge City, where visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.  Paul Gerhardt, minister, has been asked to officiate.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Hope Ministries, 306 S. 10th St., Richmond, IN 47374.

(photo)Photo: Barbara Jo Hinshaw with sister Margie, taken while living in Tennessee 8

(photo)Photo: Barbara Jo Hinshaw with sister Margie, 1978 8

(photo)Photo: Barbara Jo Hinshaw with daughter Joy Ann Bliss, apparently about 1954 8

(photo)Photo: Barbara Jo Hinshaw & Frank Herman Bliss with twins Pam & Tami 8

(photo)Photo: Barbara Jo Hinshaw & Frank Herman Bliss at the time of their marriage 8

(photo)Photo: daughter Joy Ann Bliss age 23 8

(photo)Photo: daughter Joy Ann Bliss age 23 8

(photo)Photo: daughter Pamela Frankie Bliss 2003 8

Social Security information for Barbara Jo Hinshaw: 317-32-8289

Social Security information for Francis Herman "Frank" Bliss: 303-30-3791


  1. Posting Jan 16 2002 by Pam Bliss () to HINSHAW-L.
  2. Obituary of Barbara J. Brandon; The Palladium-Item (Richmond, Indiana); Jan 12 2002:
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. Death certificate of Barbara Jo Hinshaw Brandon, contributed by Joy Bliss Gerber.
  5. Contribution from Pam Bliss ().
  6. Contribution from Joy Bliss Gerber.
  7. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  8. Photo courtesy of Joy Bliss Gerber.

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