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William Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-(c1631)
 3... John Henshall (1611-(c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ William Hinshaw (c1772-?) m Jane Hamm 
 9......... William Hinshaw (1812-1859)
            +Mary Lambertson (?-1841)
10..........  Martha Hinshaw (c1834-?)
10..........  Robert O. Hinshaw (c1839-1863)
10..........  Warren Peter Hinshaw (1841-1905)
            +Nancy E. Roberson (1821-1910)
10..........  Mary Ann Hinshaw (1845-1901)
10..........  Martha J. Hinshaw (c1847-?)
10..........  Eliza A. Hinshaw (c1849-?)
10..........  James T. Hinshaw (1851-1931)
10..........  Susan Caroline Hinshaw (1854-1908)
10..........  Nancy E. Hinshaw (c1857-?)
William Hinshaw     [ID 02244] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

    (William Hinshaw)107,a    (William Henshaw)45

Born 1812, Salem, Tennessee.107,b,a,c

William fought in Florida during the Indian wars from Oct 1837 to Apr 10 1838.b

He married Mary Lambertson.d

On May 20 1831 William Henshaw acquired 79.99 acres of land in Jackson County, Alabama, recorded at the Huntsville land office.    The land patent described him as "William Henshaw of Jackson County, Alabama".e

On Sep 10 1834 William Hinshaw acquired 40 acres of land in Alabama, recorded at the Huntsville land office.    The land patent described him as "William Hinshaw of Jackson County, Alabama".f

William Hinshaw and family were shown in the 1840 census, Jackson County, Alabama:g

William Hinshaw household:
1 male under age 5 (Robert).
2 males age 20-30 (William plus unidentified).
2 females age 20-30 (Mary plus unidentified).
Living just two houses away in 1840 was brother Thomas, and two houses farther was their father William.g

Mary died Oct - 1841.b

He then married Nancy E. Roberson, May 2 1844, Franklin County, Tennessee.45,107,h,i,j    Marriage performed by A.J. Steel, M.G.h,k    Nancy, daughter of James W. Robertson, Sr. & Mary -, was born Jun 11 1821, Tennessee.l,107,k,m    (Jun - 1823).n,o

William and family were shown in the 1850 census (Nov 27 1850), Jackson County, Alabama:a,p

William Hinshaw, age 38, born in Tennessee; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Nancy Hinshaw, age 27, born in Tennessee.
Robert Hinshaw, age 11, born in Alabama; attended school.
Warren P. Hinshaw, age 9, born in Alabama; attended school.
Mary E. Hinshaw [sic], age 4, born in Alabama.
Martha J. Hinshaw, age 3, born in Alabama.
Eliza A. Hinshaw, age 1, born in Alabama.
Martha Hinshaw, age 16, born in Alabama.
Slaves:q
1 black male, age 50.
1 black female, age 10.
Living nearby were nephews Georger,s and John.t

William was also listed in the 1850 Slave Schedule with the following slaves:q

William Hinshaw household:
1 Black male age 50.
1 Black female age 10.

William Hinshaw died Feb - 1859, Jackson County, Alabama; buried Sam Hinshaw Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama.107,k

William's gravestone is imprinted "Borned 1800", yet the 1850 Jackson County census shows him age 38 (born in TN), which would have made him born c1812.107    And William's wife Nancy applied for a widow's pension in the 1860s, where she shows his birth as 1812, Tennessee.b

Nancy's pension application was witnessed by five people, including nephew George Washington Hinshaw.    In his statement, George noted that William and Nancy were upstanding members of the community of Estill Fork, Alabama.b

Nancy never remarried.b

Widow Nancy and family were again shown in the 1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama:u

Nancy Hinshaw, age 37, born in Tennessee; $3000 real estate; $5000 personal property.
Robert Hinshaw, age 21, born in Alabama; farmer.
Mary Hinshaw, age 15, born in Alabama.
M.J. Hinshaw, age 14, born in Alabama.
Warren Hinshaw, age 19, born in Alabama; farmer.
Jas Hinshaw, age 9, born in Alabama.
Susanah Hinshaw, age 6, born in Alabama.

Widow Nancy was also listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule with the following slaves:v
Nancy Hinshaw household:
1 Black female age 60.
1 Black female age 27.
1 Black female age 25.
1 Black male age 9.
1 Black female age 6.
1 Black male age 3.
1 Black female age 2.
1 Black male age 6 months.

Widow Nancy and family were again shown in the 1870 census, Jackson County, Alabama:w
Hinshaw, N E, age 42, born in Tennessee; $1500 real estate; $600 personal property; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, James T, age 18, born in Alabama; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Susan C, age 15, born in Alabama; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Nancy E, age 13, born in Alabama; cannot read or write.
Living nearby in 1870 was the family of John W. Hinshawx and his brother George W. Thompson.y

Widow Nancy was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), living in the household of her son, James in Jackson County, Alabama:z

Henshaw, Nancy E., mother, age 67, born in Tennessee; parents born in North Carolina.

Widow Nancy was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), living in the household of son James in Jackson County, Alabama:n
Hinshaw, Nancy E., mother, age 76, born June 1823 in Tennessee; parents born in North Carolina; widow; 5 children, 1 living.

Widow Nancy was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 19 1910), living in the household of son James in Jackson County, Alabama:o
Hinshaw, Nancy E., mother, age 86, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; widow; 6 children, 3 living.

Nancy died Dec 8 1910, Jackson County, Alabama; buried Sam Hinshaw Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama.107,k

Nancy's gravestone is imprinted "Borned .. 1821", yet the 1850 census showed her as age 27 (born in Tennessee), which would have made her born about 1823.107    The 1900 Jackson County census showed Nancy E. Hinshaw born June 1823.aa

William and Nancy are buried in the Sam Hinshaw Cemetery, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama.    A stone house covers their graves as well as those of James Walker Robertson, Jr. and his wife Susan Farris (the stone house was built by a B.R. Sanders, probably in the early 1900s).ab

William and his brother Thomas were reportedly responsible for starting the first Methodist Church in Jackson County, Alabama.c

Note that Martha #2146 was likely not the actual daughter of William & Nancy as they had another daughter named Martha #2142.    Martha #2146 may have been William's sister or another relative.

See also: Jane Hinshaw who might have been a slave in William's household.ac   


SOURCES

45. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.

107. "Paint Rock Valley Pioneers", a directory of Alabama cemeteries by Kittye Vandiver Henshaw, Evelyn Rochelle, and Addie Shaver, F332 P34446 1986, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives; Also 976.195 V3hk in the LDS Family History Library (not on microfilm). Contributed by Robert Worley.

(a) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; District #21; Reel M432-7, pg 130A; USGenWeb Archives.

(b) Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing:
Widow's pension application filed by Nancy E. Roberson.

(c) Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing:
Current information from Gil Hinshaw, a g-g-grandson of
Thomas Hinshaw.

(d) Contribution from Lavonda Dove () citing:
genealogy data from Addie Shaver, co-author of "Paint Rock Valley Pioneers".

(e) U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Detail.asp?Accession=AL1200%5F%5F%2E148&Index=39&QryID=18907.81&DetailTab=1.

(f) U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Detail.asp?Accession=AL1260%5F%5F%2E289&Index=15&QryID=16902.36&DetailTab=1.

(g) 1840 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M704_7, page 51.

(h) "35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds, 1783-1870",
by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas; 1981, Southern Historical Press.

(i) Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.

(j) Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.

(k) Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..

(l) Contribution from Lavonda Dove () citing:
family group sheets from Addie Shaver, co-author of "Paint Rock Valley Pioneers".

(m) Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing:
Document written by Nancy E. Roberson stating that the wife of
George Washington Hinshaw was her sister (Elizabeth Robertson).

(n) 1900 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; ED 36, page 207B, line #54, dwelling #46, family #46.

(o) 1910 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T624-16, ED 37, page 2B, line #62, dwelling #28, family #28.

(p) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M432-7, page 133B, line #4, dwelling #411, family #411.

(q) 1850 Slave Schedule, District 21, Jackson County, Alabama; page 893.

(r) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll 7, page 133, dwelling #417.

(s) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M432-7, page 133B, line #28, dwelling #417, family #417.

(t) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M432-7, page 133B, line #22, dwelling #414, family #414.

(u) 1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama; page 307, line #25, dwelling #277, family #277.

(v) 1860 Slave Schedule, Division 4, Jackson County, Alabama; page 442.

(w) 1870 census, Jackson County, Alabama; page 89, line #27, dwelling #318, family #322.

(x) 1870 census, Jackson County, Alabama; page 89, line #18, dwelling #316, family #320.

(y) 1870 census, Jackson County, Alabama; page 89, line #15, dwelling #315, family #319.

(z) 1880 census, Jackson County, Alabama; Beat 18, ED 102, page 5A/67A, line #15, dwelling #38, family #39.

(aa) Contribution from Rochelle T. White () citing:
1900 census, Jackson County, Alabama.

(ab) Contribution from Jim Robertson ().

(ac) Speculation.


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