Jonathan Henshaw

 1. Jonathan Henshaw  (c1776-?)
Jonathan Henshaw     [ID 15096] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born about 1776, Randolph County, North Carolina.1  

During the War of 1812, on Dec 5 1814 at "Hillsboro", Jonathan Henshaw enlisted as a Private in the 10th U.S. Infantry (under Captain H.H. Carson),1,2,3 for the duration of the war.1  He was recorded as age 38, a farmer, born in "Randolph", North Carolina, 6'0" tall, blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion.1  He was present with his regiment in Raleigh, North Carolina on Feb 16 1815,1 and was apparently discharged Apr 24 1815.1  See his army enlistment record below.  

Note that his army enlistment record shows he enlisted at "Hillsboro", but no state was specified.1  There is a "Hillsborough" in Orange County, North Carolina,4 but it is thought that this instead refers to Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio,5 where other Hinshaws are known to have lived.  

A Jonathan Hinshaw also served in the War of 1812 as a Private in the 7th Regiment6,7 (Pearson's Regiment),7 Captain Thomas Crawford's Infantry Company,6 North Carolina State Militia.  He was paid $8 per month plus traveling expenses as follows:6

"Subsistence traveling", 60 cents
"Pay traveling", $1.25 (5 days traveling)
"Amount for mileage", $1.85 (100 miles traveled)
A Jonathan Hinshaw also served in the 5th Regiment (Surry County), Captain Abner Carmichall's Company, North Carolina State Militia.8  It is unknown if these army records all refer to this same Jonathan Hinshaw/Henshaw or to different Jonathans.  

There is also a record of a Thomas Henshaw who served from Georgia, noted in pension records as "dead, last payment Mar 4, 1814"9 (it is unknown if/how that Thomas Henshaw might have been related/connected, if at all).  

Because he served in the war, it can be reasonably concluded that Jonathan was either not a practicing Quaker, or if he had been at one time then he certainly would have been disowned for taking up arms.  This might explain the lack of Quaker records on this family.  

As a result of his military service during the war, Jonathan was granted a land Warrant.2,3,10  On Jan 12 1819 Jonathan Henshaw was granted 160 acres of land in Randolph County, Missouri (Township 55-N, Range 16-W, Section 10):2,3,11

James Monroe
President of the United States of America

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:

Know ye, That in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the late Army of the United States, passed on and since the sixth day of May, 1812 Jonathan Henshaw
having deposited in the General Land-Office a Warrant in his favor, numbered 16084 there is granted unto the said Jonathan Henshaw late a private in Carson's Co. of the 10th Regt. of Infantry a certain Tract of Land, containing One hundred and Sixty acres being the South East qr of Section Ten of Township fifty five North in Range Sixteen west in the Tract appropriated (by the Acts afore-said) for Military Bounties, in the Territory of Missouri.  TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said quarter Section of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said Jonathan Henshaw and to his heirs and assigns forever.

This Jonathan might be the same as (or closely related to) either:

Jonathan Hinshaw #1035 (although he married Ann McDaniel and apparently remained in North Carolina his whole life).
Jonathan/Johnathan Hinshaw #8055, who did settle in Platte County, Missouri, but was born about 1801 (not c1776) and would have been too young for the War of 1812 (but he might have been a son of this Jonathan).

The gravestone of Jesse Hinshaw #16569 is inscribed "s. Jonathan-Lydia", very likely referring to Jonathan/Johnathan Hinshaw #8055, who married a Lydia; so there might be a connection to Hinshaws of Yadkin County, North Carolina.  Although this Jonathan's army record shows he was born in Randolph [county], North Carolina.  

This Jonathan's army record shows that he enlisted in "Hillsboro", which was most likely Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio.  So this Jonathan was very likely closely connected to (perhaps a brother of) Elias Hinshaw #2262, who was born about 1786 and settled in/near Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio.

(photo)Photo: Jonathan Henshaw U.S. Army enlistment record Dec 5 1814, Hillsboro 1

(photo)Photo: Jonathan Henshaw land warrant 2

(photo)Photo: Jonathan Henshaw land grant 11

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Sources

  1. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; http://www.ancestry.com.
  2. U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  4. U.S. Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System: http://geonames.usgs.gov.
  5. Speculation.
  6. Family group sheets contributed by Thornton Neal Hinshaw
  7. War of 1812 Service Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Muster Rolls, Soldiers of the War of 1812, Militia of North Carolina; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/statewide/military/1812roll.txt.
  9. Index to U.S. Invalid Pension Records, 1801-1815; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. "Missouri Genealogical Records & Abstracts", Vol. 1;
    by Sherida K. Eddlemon; Heritage Books, 1992; citing:
    "List of Persons Receiving Military Bounty Land for the War of 1812 in Missouri".
  11. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907; http://www.ancestry.com.


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