William 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....... William Hinshaw (1759-1807)
          +Margaret Hunt (1765-1828)
 8........  Alice Hinshaw (1783-?) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Uriah Hinshaw (1785-1843) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 8........  Sarah Hinshaw (1787-1855) 1,2,7
 8........  Hannah L. Hinshaw (1789-1866) 1,2,7
 8........  Mary Hinshaw (1792-?) 1,2,4,7
 8........  Ezra Hinshaw (1797-1874) 1,2,7
 8........  Ruth Hinshaw (1799-1848) 1,2,5,7,8,9
 8........  Margaret Hinshaw (1802-1871) 1,2,5,7,9
 8........  William Hinshaw (1804-1887) 1,2,5,7,10,11
 8........  Lucinda Hinshaw (1807-1863) 1,2,5,7
William Hinshaw     [ID 00184] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 1759, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.10,12,13  

At Cane Creek MM on 2-3-1781, "William Jr." was granted a certificate to Center MM, N.C.3  

At Deep River MM, North Carolina, on 5-6-1782, William Hinshaw presented a certificate from Center MM, to marry.3  

He married Margaret Hunt1,2,3,4,10,13,14,15 [Mary Margaret Hunt4,16], 5-16-17821,2,3,4,10,13,14,15, Deep River MM, North Carolina1,2,3,4,10,13,14,15.  

Margaret, daughter of William Hunt & Sarah Mills, was born 1-18-1765, New Garden MM, Guilford County, North Carolina.10,12,14,17  

Margaret's father William Hunt, a Minister in the Society of Friends, was the son of William Hunt Sr., who settled in Pennsylvania in 1718.10,12  Margaret's brother was Preacher Nathan Hunt of the Friends Church.1  

On 8-5-1782, Margaret (Hunt) Hinshaw was granted a certificate to Center MM.3  

"William Jr.", wife Margaret, & daughter Alice were received at New Garden MM on 7-26-1783 with a certificate from Center MM dated 6-21-1783.3  

William, a farmer near Cane Creek, Orange county, North Carolina, moved c1787 to the Holston River area, Tennessee.10  

At New Garden MM on 10-29-1791:3

"William Hinshaw & wife Margaret & children Uriah, Hannah, & Sarah, having removed to the waters of the Holson [Holston] River, Tennesee, were granted a certificate to Westfield MM, N.C.".
At Westfield MM on 1-21-1792:3
"William Hinshaw & wife Margaret & children Uriah, Sarah, & Hannah, were received on a certificate from New Garden MM dated 1791,11,5".

William Hinshaw died 6-29-1807, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,3,10,13,14  

William Hinshaw prepared his will on the day of his death in 1807:18

"Whereas I William Hinshaw of Lost Creek in Jefferson County & State of Tennessee being weak of body but of sound mind and memory Do make and ordain this as my Last Will and Testament.  First I commend my Soul to God who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Friends & Relatives.  And as to such worldly possessions and Treasure as it has pleased kind providence to bless me with it is my Will that the same shall be disposed of after my decease in manner following: First it is my Will that all my Just debts, if any, should be paid by my Executors as soon as can be conveniently be done after my decease.  Secondly It is my Will that my beloved wife Margaret Hinshaw should have the whole & sole use of all my Estate both Real & personal during her Widowhood for the purpose of her own support and for the support bringing up & Education of our Children.  And in case she should marry again, it is my Will that she should then only have an Equal part with one of the Children of the movable property.  

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my son Uriah one third part of my land to be taken off at the Lower end of the place whereon I now dwell.  Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son Ezra One third part of my land joining to Uriah's.  Item. I give & Bequeath unto my son William one third part of my Land at the upper end Joining Ezra's.  And in case I should have another Son born after this date my will is that he should have an equal share of Lands with my aforenamed three sons of the place whereon I now dwell that is one fourth part each.  

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my three sons Uriah, Ezra, and William & my five Daughters namely Sarah Lee, Hannah, Mary, Ruth, & Margaret Hinshaw all my movable property each of them to have an equal part thereof at the marriage or decease of their Mother.  And in case I should have another Child born after this date whether son or daughter he or she to have an equal share with one of them.  And whereof I expect to have more Land than what is already mentioned in this Will not yet obtained, which if it should be my Will is that it should be sold to the best advantage & the money arising from the Sale thereof among all my children to be equally divided part and part alike.  

And lastly I ordain Constitute & appoint my Son Uriah Hinshaw and my Friend Isaac Hammer Executors to this my last Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 29th day of the 6th Mo. 1807.  

Declared by the sd.  

William Hinshaw His

to be his last Will William X Hinshaw (Seal)

& Testament in presence Mark

of us.  

Elihu Macy

Barachiah Macy

William Brazelton Jr.

William failed to mention two of his children in his will: Alice (perhaps because she had died before this date) and Lucinda, who was not yet born (she was born three months after William died).  Notice that William wrote his will with provisions for the expected new baby (Lucinda).  

Margaret died 1-18-1828, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.3,10,14

(photo)Photo: William Hinshaw 19


  1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  2. "Our Ancestry" - Family Records of Members of Blount County, Tennessee, Genealogical & Historical Society, 1988, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Contributed by Robert Worley.
  3. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  6. Family group sheets from Annette L. Schmidt ()
  7. Contribution from Dee March ().
  8. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  9. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  10. "The Landed Gentry", by Burke.
  11. Family lineage contributed by Alta M. Ocker
  12. "The Compendium of American Genealogy", GS929.373 V81 in a local library.
  13. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  14. "Hinshaw Chart and List" (1/1/68) by Ralph Edward Pike, from "Family Records of Morgan Co., Ind.", Public Library of Mooresville, Morgan Co., Indiana (LDS microfilm 1509501).
  15. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  16. http://www.ancestry.com GEDCOM file F1701.GED.
  17. Contribution from Richard Lesses (), quoting sources:
    "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy";
    "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911;
    Bales, Hattie Byrd Muncy.
    Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia, Volume II. Greensboro, NC, 1977.
  18. Jefferson County, Tennessee, Will Book 7 (1792-1810), in the Tennessee State Library/Archives. Contributed by Robert Worley.
  19. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.

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