Dinah 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...... William Hinshaw (1724-1814) m Sarah Courtney (1730-c1768)
 7....... Ezra Hinshaw (1753-1836) m Ruth Marshill (1759-1857)
 8........ Dinah Hinshaw (1791-1870)
           +Elisha McMasters (c1789-1870)
Dinah Hinshaw     [ID 01757] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Dinah Hinshaw1,2,3 [Diane Hinshaw4].

Born Feb 16 1791, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,4,5  

She married Elisha McMasters, about 1812.1,2,4,5  Elisha, son of Samuel McMasters & Nancy Warren, was born about 1789.2,6,7  

Note that Dinah and her brother Thomas and sister Hannah married sibblings: Elisha McMasters was the brother of Thomas' wife Mary McMasters and Hannah's husband James McMasters.2  

At Cane Creek MM on 5-2-1812, Dinah McMasters (formerly Hinshaw) was disowned for her "marriage out of unity" (and on the same date her sister Hannah was also disowned).1  


Malinda Melissa McMasters, born 1812; married Feb 6 1827, Jesse Wall.
Sabina/Sabrina McMasters, born Sep 5 1813; died Jul 22 1891; married Anderson Allred (daughter: Nancy Leah Allred, married David Scott Frazier). 8,9
Edith McMasters, born 1815.
Emsley McMasters, born Oct 14 1817; died Jan 27 1877; married Rebecca -.
Ruth McMasters, born Nov 27 1819; died Jan 12 1892; married George Kinney (Apr 15 1818 - 1861) [child: George Henry Kinney, Sep 10 1859 - married Sarah Jane Hammer]. 10
Soloman F. McMasters, born Dec 22 1824; died Jun 6 1890.
Thomas Yancy McMasters, born Jun 10 1833; died June 30, 1862 (Civil War); married Oct 3, 1855 Martha C. Stout.

Dinah and Elisha were shown in the 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina, as follows:11

Elisha McMasters, age 60, born in North Carolina; farmer.
Dina McMasters, age 52, born in North Carolina.
[unclear], age 18, born in North Carolina; laborer.
The 1850 census shows son Emesley McMasters living next door.12  

Elisha died Jul 2 1870, age 81 years.6  

Dinah Hinshaw died Jul 7 1870, Randolph County, North Carolina; age 79 years.4,5,6  


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. "Family of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshill, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, N.C.", by Thomas W. Marshall (Washington D.C., 1945, a typewritten manuscript), from the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington D.C.) "Marshill Family Genealogical Records 1700-1900", microfilm #0876559, item 5, in the LDS FHL.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  4. Mary Dolores Bloemker database: http://members.aol.com/maryb/maryb.htm.
  5. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  6. "The Genealogical Journal", Randolph County [NC] Genealogical Society, Vol VI, Number 3, Summer 1982.
  7. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  8. Allred database: http://gamma.scvnet.net/eni.htm.
  9. Contribution from Larry Seits ().
  10. Contribution from ().
  11. 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll 641, page 246, dwelling #1235.
  12. 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll 641, page 247, dwelling #1236.

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