Stephen 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..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Absolom Hinshaw (1728-?) m Rebecca Haddock 
 7....... Absolom Hinshaw (1752-1830) m Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1753-1833)
 8........ Stephen Hinshaw (1797-1877)
           +Hannah Davis (1804-1881)
 9.........  Asenath Hinshaw (1824-1900) 1,2,3,4
 9.........  Abigail Hinshaw (1826-1885) 1,2,3
 9.........  Jane Hinshaw (1828-1880) 1,2,3
 9.........  Thomas Hinshaw (1831-1925) 1,2,3,5
 9.........  Jacob Hinshaw (1834-1920) 1,2,3,5
 9.........  Ruth Hinshaw (1836-1896) 1,2,3,5,6
 9.........  Amos S. Hinshaw (1839-1930) 1,2,3,5,6
 9.........  Hannah E. Hinshaw (1842-1881) 1,2,3,5,6,7,8
 9.........  Elizabeth Ann Hinshaw (1845-1899) 1,2,3,5,6
 9.........  Milecent Hinshaw (1847-1880) 1,2,3,5,6,9
Stephen Hinshaw     [ID 00229] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 6-27-1797, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,6,7,10  

He married Hannah Davis, 11-7-1822, Holly Spring, North Carolina.1,2,3,9  Hannah, daughter of Charles Davis & Hannah Piggott, was born 3-6-1804, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,6,7,10,11  Note that Stephen's brother Jacob married Hannah's sister Mary Davis.  

At Holly Spring MM on 3-20-1830, Stephen was granted a certificate to Piny Ridge Mtg "(living there)".2  

On 8-16-1845, Stephen was chosend overseer of the Holly Spring MM.2  

On 1-16-1847, Stephen was chosend trustee of the Piney Ridge MH.2  

On 2-21-1852, Stephen was recommended an elder of the Holly Spring MM.2  

In 1847 an unidentified Jacob Hinshaw (not Stephen's brother Jacob) prepared his last will and testament.  This Jacob Hinshaw, who seems to have been unmarried as no wife or children were mentioned, left his entire estate to Stephen Hinshaw and his children.  Jacob referred to Stephen as "my trusty Friend"12 (see below).  

Stephen and family were shown in the 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina:5

Stephen Hinshaw, age 54, born in North Carolina; farmer; $750 real estate.
Hannah Hinshaw, age 46, born in North Carolina.
Thomas Hinshaw, age 18, born in North Carolina.
Jacob Hinshaw, age 16, born in North Carolina.
Ruth Hinshaw, age 13, born in North Carolina.
Amos Hinshaw, age 10, born in North Carolina.
Hannah Hinshaw, age 8, born in North Carolina.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 5, born in North Carolina.
Milicent Hinshaw, age 2, born in North Carolina.
Living nearby was the family of Stephen & Hannah's niece Rhoda (Hinshaw) Cox.13  

Stephen and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 14 1860), Randolph County, North Carolina:6

Stephen Hinshaw, age 63, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1700 real estate; $2435 personal property.
Hannah Hinshaw, age 56, born in North Carolina; domestic.
Ruth Hinshaw, age 23, born in North Carolina.
Amos Hinshaw, age 21, born in North Carolina; farmer; $200 real estate.
Hannah Hinshaw, age 18, born in North Carolina; domestic.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 16, born in North Carolina.
Millissent Hinshaw, age 12, born in North Carolina.

Stephen and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 11 1870), Randolph County, North Carolina:7

Hinshaw, Stephen, age 73, born in North Carolina; farmer; $575 real estate; $265 personal property.
Hinshaw, Hannah, age 66, born in North Carolina; housekeeping.
Hinshaw, Hannah, age 27, born in North Carolina; no occupation.

Stephen Hinshaw died Feb 28 1877, at the home of son Thomas, Randolph County, North Carolina; buried Holly Spring Cemetery, 5 miles south of Ramseur, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,10  On 1-19-1878, Stephen's death was reported to the Holly Spring MM.2  

Stephen died in a fire at the house of his son Thomas.14  An account of the fire was included in a biography of son Thomas and his wife Mary Barker Hinshaw:15

On a fateful Wednesday afternoon, February 28, 1877, Thomas Hinshaw told one customer, with whom he had been very lenient, that no further credit could be extended until some payment was made.  This man became almost insanely angry.  After a burst of profanity, he uttered dire but veiled threats and stalked away.  

That night the family retired around nine o'clock as usual, but Thomas could not go to sleep.  He kept wondering just how the threat uttered in the afternoon would materialize.  In about an hour he had the distinct feeling that something was wrong.  There was a strange sound in the west part of the house, and he caught the unmistakable odor of smoke.  Jumping out of bed, he discovered that the house was on fire!  Their one bucketful of water was of little use.  The only thing he and Mary could do was to get the family out of the house, and to save what valuables they could, which was very little.  

...  

Stephen Hinshaw, Thomas's father, then almost eighty years of age, went back into the house to get something, presumably.  A blast of flame and smoke caught him, and he collapsed.  No one knew he was inside until it was too late.  The intense heat forced the family to watch the blazing inferno in helpless agony.  

...  

When news of the calamity spread over the community, neighbor men secured a coffin into which they placed the fragmentary remains of Stephen Hinshaw's body.  A brief funeral service was held at Holly Spring in the afternoon of the day following the fire.  Out of the silence in this service of worship, someone offered prayer, while a few others spoke words of tribute, and quoted scriptural promises of Divine comfort.  

...  

No arrest was made in connection with the fire; there was no witness to the obvious arson involved.  The fact that a certain man had made a terrible threat, and that his little white dog was seen lingering around while the house was burning, was circumstantial evidence only, and not positive proof

Stephen's will was recorded in Randolph County, North Carolina Will Book 15, page 24316,17 (see below)

Widow Hannah was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 17 1880), living in the household of daughter Abigail in Pleasant Grove Township, Randolph County, North Carolina:11

Henshaw, Hannah, mother, age 76, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widow.

Hannah died 1-3-1881, Holly Spring MM, North Carolina; buried Holly Spring Cemetery, 5 miles south of Ramseur, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2,3,10  

Hannah's will (Randolph County NC book 15, page 339)16,17 was written 1-24-1880 (see below).  The will was dated 1880 in a probate court document which declared Hannah to be then deceased.  So it appears that the Holly Spring MM death record showing 1881 might have been incorrect.

(photo)Photo: Stephen Hinshaw 18

(photo)Photo: Hannah Davis 18

(photo)Photo: Stephen Hinshaw's last will and testament 12

(photo)Photo: Hannah Davis Hinshaw's last will and testament 12

(photo)Photo: unidentified Jacob Hinshaw's last will and testament 12


Sources

  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. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  3. "Charles and Hannah (Matson) Davis and their descendants" by Earl H. Davis, microfilm #1011836, Item 2, in the LDS Family History Library.
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  5. 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll 641, page 117, dwelling #530.
  6. 1860 census, Eastern Division, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll M653-910, page 248, line #10, dwelling #292, family #292.
  7. 1870 census, Browers Mills P.O., Browers Township, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll M593-1156, page 314, line #29, dwelling #78, family #71.
  8. Contribution from Barry K. Buchele M.D. ().
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  10. "WPA Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Survey", Reel 4, North Carolina
    Department of Archives & History.
  11. 1880 census, Pleasant Grove Township, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll T9-978, ED 222, page 175B, line #7, dwelling #112, family #123.
  12. Randolph County, North Carolina original wills; LDS FHL microfilm #1578527
  13. 1850 census, Randolph County, North Carolina; roll 641, page 117, dwelling #527.
  14. Contribution from Lee Hoyt Hinshaw Jr..
  15. "Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker", by Seth Bennett Hinshaw; Whittier College library.
  16. Posting Jan 22 2001 by Karen () to COX-L, citing:
    LDS microfilm #475254 - Record of wills, 1773-1964, Randolph County (North Carolina) County Court.
  17. Mitchell, Thornton W. "North Carolina Wills; A Testator Index, 1665-1900".
  18. Photo courtesy of Lee Hoyt Hinshaw Jr..


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