Seth 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...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... John Hinshaw (1747-1800) m Ruth (Pike) Weisner (1744-1795)
 8........ Seth Hinshaw (1787-1865)
           +Hannah Beeson (1788-1822)
 9.........  Armelia Hinshaw (1810-1845) 1,2,3
 9.........  Malinda Hinshaw (1811-1854) 1,2,4
 9.........  Jabez Hinshaw (1814-1844) 1,2,5,6
 9.........  Dianna Hinshaw (1817-1864) 1,2,5,6,7,8
 9.........  Ascenath Hinshaw (1819-1840) 1,2,4,5,6,8
           +Abigail Rich (1791-?)
 9.........  Hannah Jane Hinshaw (1824-?) 1,2,5,8
 9.........  Mary Ellen Hinshaw (1826-1911) 2,4,5,8,9
 9.........  Ruth Hinshaw (1828-1842) 2,4,5,8
 9.........  Alice Hinshaw (1833-1833) 2
 9.........  Flora Hinshaw (1833-1833) 2
Seth Hinshaw     [ID 00235] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 2-11-17871,10 [2-14-17871,11], Deep River MM, Stokes County, North Carolina1,10.  

At Deep River MM on 4-6-1807, Seth was granted a certificate to Westfield MM.1  

At Westfield MM on 7-11-1807, Seth was received on a certificate from Deep River MM dated 4-6-1807.1  

At Westfield MM on 3-11-1809, Seth was granted a certificate to Deep River MM.1  

At Deep River MM on 4-3-1809, "certificate received for Seth from Westfield MM, dated 1809,3,11; endorsed to Center MM".1  

He married Hannah Beeson, 6-21-1809, Center MM, North Carolina.1,5,6,10  Hannah, daughter of Benjamin Beeson & Margaret Hoggatt, was born 5-2-1788, Guilford County, North Carolina.1,5,6,12  

Hannah died 2-19-1822, Marlborough MM, North Carolina.1,5,6  Hannah's death was reported to the Marlborough MM on 2-1-1823.1  

He then married Abigail Rich, 4-16-1823, Marlborough MM, North Carolina.1,4,5,6,8,10  Abigail, daughter of Peter Rich & Mary Williams, was born 12-14-1791, Randolph County, North Carolina.1,5,8,13  

At Marlborough MM on 7-11-1833, Seth, Abigail, & family were granted certificates to the Spiceland MM, Henry County, Indiana.  On the same date, son Jabez was granted a certificate to Center MM to marry.  Later, on 9-12-1833, Jabez was also granted a certificate to Spiceland MM.1  

Seth had been a shopkeeper at New Salem, Randolph County, North Carolina.  Before Seth removed to Indiana, he turned over to his brother Jesse (also a shopkeeper in New Salem) a number of debts to be collected.  Among the debtors were Jesse Wall, Wiley Wall, William Hill and William Chamness.14  

At Spiceland MM (Indiana) on 10-23-1833, Seth & family were received on a certificate from Marlborough MM & endorsed over to Duck Creek MM.5  

At Duck Creek MM on 10-24-1833, Seth & wife Abigail & children Dianna, Asenath, Hannah, Mary, & Ruth were received on a certificate from Marlborough MM, N.C., endorsed by Spiceland MM.5  

Spiceland MM on 2-20-1837 recorded:5

"Seth Hinshaw & wife Abigail & children, members of Duck Creek Mtg., now laid down, have been attached to Spiceland MM".

Spiceland MM on 12-20-1837 recorded:5

"Duck Creek PM complained that Seth has encouraged disunity".  On 1-24-1838, the meeting recorded "Seth produced an offering which was read and accepted".

Seth and family are shown in the 1840 census, Henry County, Indiana, as follows:15

Seth Hinshaw household:
1 male age 50-60 (Seth)
2 females age 10-15 (Ruth and Mary Ellen)
1 female age 16-20 (Hannah)
1 female age 40-50 (Abigail)

Duck Creek MM on 9-21-1843 recorded:5

"Abigail Hinshaw, Duck Creek PM, complained of for joining the Anti-Slavery Friends.  Disowned 11-23-1843."

Duck Creek MM on 10-26-1843 recorded:5

"Seth Hinshaw, Duck Creek PM, complained that he has willfully neglected the attendence of our meetings & has been instrumental in setting up meetings contrary to our discipline & has identified himself with the late Separatists.  Disowned 12-21-1843."

At Duck Creek MM on 4-23-1859, Seth Hinshaw, Duck Creek PM, was complained of:5

"he has neglected attendence of our meetings and has consented to a marriage of one of our members being accomplished in his house.  Disowned 6-23-1859".

Seth and Abigail were shown in the 1850 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:16

Seth Henshaw, age 63, born in North Carolina; merchant; $1000 real estate.
Abigail Henshaw, age 58, born in North Carolina.
Thomas Rich, age 14, born in Indiana; attended school.
Mary Rich, age 9, born in Indiana; attended school.

Seth and Abigail were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 15 1860), Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana:17

Seth Hinshaw, age 73, born in North Carolina; $1000 real estate; $8500 personal property.
Abigail Hinshaw, age 68, born in North Carolina.

Seth Hinshaw died Nov 15 18652,11,18,19 [Nov 17 186520]; buried Greensboro Friends Cemetery, Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana2,11,18,19.  

Widow Abigail was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 28 1870), living in the household of daughter Mary Ellen in Knightstown, Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana:21

Hinshaw, Abigail, age 80, born in North Carolina; $5000 personal property.

A biographical sketch of Seth Hinshaw was published in the "New Castle Courier" in November of 1883.22

(photo)Photo: Seth Hinshaw 23

(photo)Photo: Seth Hinshaw gravestone Greensboro Cemetery 23

(photo)Photo: Seth Hinshaw gravestone newspaper article 24

(photo)Photo: Seth Hinshaw & Abigail Rich family record Duck Creek MM, Henry County, Indiana 25


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  3. Chamness Family Database:
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  5. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 4, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  6. "Additions, Corrections, & Comments - Abstracts of the Record of the Society of Friends in Indiana", by Roger S. Boone, 1978, Springfield, Ohio; In the Newberry Library in Chicago.
  7. "Hiatt-Hiett Genealogy and Family History" by William Perry Johnson, microfilm #1421712, item 5, in the LDS Family History Library.
  8. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  9. Contribution from Pat Edmondson ().
  10. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  11. Greensboro Friends Cemetery burials; Henry County Genealogical Services:
  12. Contribution from Gail Harvey Budda ().
  13. Posting Sep 17 1998 by Glen Russell () on the Rich GenForum:
  14. Contribution from Tim Walls () and Tom Hamm () citing:
    "Genealogical Journal", Randolph County [North Carolina] Genealogical Society; vol II, no. 1; fall 1977-78, pg 11-12.
  15. 1840 census, Henry County, Indiana; USGenWeb Archives (page 114, line 13).
  16. 1850 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll 151, page 295; dwelling #627.
  17. 1860 census, Greensboro, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M653-266, page 450, line #29, dwelling #1711, family #57.
  18. from (1) the Hinshaw book, pg 53.
  19. Contribution from Ron Dick citing: gravestone.
  20. Hinshaw family notes and photos from Marta Flaherty, Peoria, Illinois.
  21. 1870 census, Knightstown, Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M593-323, page 295, line #4, dwelling #48, family #48.
  22. Henry County Genealogical Services; Greensboro Township: "Seth Hinshaw"
  23. Photo courtesy of Ron Dick.
  24. "Fayetteville Observer" (Fayetteville, Tennessee), Jan 9 1868; Library of Congress, "Chronicling America" collection:
  25. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935;

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