John James Hinshaw

 1. William Hinshaw (1808-1885) m Nancy Reynolds (c1833-1909)
 2.. Andrew Jackson Hinshaw (1861-1925) m Josephine Coffee (c1861-?)
 3... John James Hinshaw (1883-1950)
      +Lara May Noble (1903-1998)
John James Hinshaw     [ID 19746] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

John James Hinshaw1,2,3 [John James Henshaw4, Jack Henshaw5].

Born Dec 27 18831,2,3,5 [Dec 27 18806,7], Greenville, Greene County, Tennessee1,2,3,5.  

John served as a private in the U.S. Army.  On Apr 15 1902 John J. Hinshaw enlisted at Knoxville, Tennessee in the 35th regiment coast artillery.  He was recorded as age 21y 3m, born in Green [sic] County, Tennessee, a laborer, 5' 7.25" tall, blue eyes, light brown hair, ruddy complexion.  Discharged Apr 14 1905, Ft. Monroe, Virginia.8  On Jan 5 1906 John J. Hinshaw again enlisted7,8 at Norfolk, Virginia; discharged Aug 21 1906 at Ft. Monroe, Virginia.8  

On Sep 12 1918 John James Hinshaw, age 34, registered for the World War I draft in Elizabeth City, Hampton County, Virginia.  He declared he was born Dec 27th 1883, and was then residing in Dutton, Gloucester County, Virginia, a self-employed miller.  He declared his nearest relative was A. J. Henshaw of McKinney, Texas.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.3  Top of draft card written as "John James Henshaw"; signed "John J Hinshaw".3  

He married ---.  (name of first wife currently unknown).  

John and his first wife divorced.4,9  

John was shown in the 1920 census (Feb 11 1920), boarding in the household of a J.C. Fuzell, Ware District, Gloucester County, Virginia:9

Henshaw, John J., boarder, age 36, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; divorced; occupation: pool-room keeper, shop.

He then married Lara May Noble, Jun 24 1926, Gloucester County, Virginia.4  Lara, daughter of Thomas H. Noble & Bessie Cooke4,10,11,12, was born Nov 5 19034,10,11,12 [about 19025], Greer, South Carolina4,10,11,12 [Virginia5].  

John and Lora were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), County Road No. 2, Ware District, Gloucester County, Virginia:10

Henshaw, John J., head-of-household, age 46, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; first married at age 28; owned home; radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; Spanish-American War veteran.
Henshaw, Lora, wife, age 26, born in South Carolina; parents born in South Carolina; first married at age 22.

John and Laura were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 20 1940), James Store, Ware District, Gloucester County, Virginia:5

Henshaw, Jack, head-of-household, age 56, born in Tennessee; completed 7th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned farm ($3500 value).
Henshaw, Laura, wife, age 38, born in Virginia; completed 8th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.
Living a few houses away in 1940 was the family of step-brother Everette.13  

On Apr 27 1942 John James Hanshaw, age 61, registered for the World War II draft in Gloucester County, Virginia.  He declared he was born Dec 27 1880 in Greenville [sic], Green County [sic], Tennessee, and was then residing in James Store, Glocester County, Virginia, self-employed.  He declared his relative/contact was Mrs. Lora Hanshaw of James Stores [sic], Virginia.  He was recorded as 5' 8.5" tall, 184 lbs., blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, and "100% disable".6  Top of draft card written as "John James Hanshaw"; signed "John J Hinshaw".6  

John James Hinshaw died Jul 9 1950, buried Jul 12 1950, Section F Site 855, Hampton National Cemetery, Cemetery Road at Marshall Avenue, Hampton, Virginia.7  

Lara died Jan 5 1998, Lee County, Florida; age 94.11,12  

Social Security information for Lara May Noble: 262-68-2285


  1. 1895 Kansas state census, White Mound, Jewell County, Kansas; roll v115-67, dwelling #36, family #39.
  2. 1900 census, Civil District 6, Greene County, Tennessee; roll T623-1573, ED 34, page 11A, line #42, dwelling #208, family #208.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  4. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940;
  5. 1940 census, James Store, Ware District, Gloucester County, Virginia; roll T627-4264, ED 37-8, page 7A, line #13, household #117.
  6. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942;
  7. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006;
  8. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914;
  9. 1920 census, Ware District, Gloucester County, Virginia; roll T625-1890, ED 58, page 19B, line #75, dwelling #388, family #404.
  10. 1930 census, Ware District, Gloucester County, Virginia; roll T626-2444, ED 6, page 6B, line #53, dwelling #114, family #115.
  11. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  12. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998;
  13. 1940 census, James Store, Ware District, Gloucester County, Virginia; roll T627-4264, ED 37-8, page 7B, line #41, household #124.

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