Simon 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....... Thomas Hinshaw (1757-1825) m Rebecca Marshill (1762-1836)
 8........ Simon Hinshaw (1785-1852)
           +Rebecca Hobson (1784-1855)
 9.........  Enan Hinshaw (1824-1901) 1,2,3,4
 9.........  Zeno Hinshaw (1808-1873) 1,2,5
 9.........  Phebe Hinshaw (1810-1834) 1,2,3,5,6
 9.........  Charles Hinshaw (1814-1849) 1,2,5,6,7
 9.........  Thomas Hinshaw (1816-1854) 1,2,3,5,6,8,9
 9.........  Morilla Hinshaw (1818-1853) 1,2,8,9
 9.........  Delila Hinshaw (1821-1876) 1,2,8,9
 9.........  John Hinshaw (1828-1902) 1,2,8,9,10
 9.........  Nathan Hinshaw (1831-1895) 1,2,8,9,11,12
Simon Hinshaw     [ID 00028] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 6-14-1785, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,5,6,8  

He married Rebecca Hobson, 1807, North Carolina.1,2,3,6,7,13,14  Rebecca, daughter of Charles Hobson & Sarah Beck, was born 11-25-1784, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,2,6,8,15  

Rebecca's sister Phebe Hobson married Simon's brother Ezra.  Rebecca's brother Isaac Hobson married Simon's aunt Emey Marshall.  

At Cane Creek MM on 2-3-1810, Simon and brother Ezra were complained of for their marriages "out of unity".6  On 2-3-1810 Cane Creek MM recorded:14

Cane Creek preparative Complains of Simon & Ezra Hinshaw for accomplishing their marriage out of unity.  Ephraim Doan is appointed to produce a testimony against each of them to next meeting.
On 3-3-1810 Cane Creek MM recorded:14
The friend appointed last meeting to prepare testimony against Ezra & Simon Hinshaw has produced one against each of them which was aproved [sic] of & signed.  Isaac Hobson is appointed to give or send them copies thereof & return the papers with an account of his care to next meeting.
On 4-7-1810 Cane Creek MM recorded:14
The friend appointed last meeting respecting Ezra & Simon Hinshaw, reports he has complied therewith & has returned the papers.

At Cane Creek MM on 11-7-1812, Simon, along with wife Rebecca, brother Ezra and his wife Phebe, and sister Hannah, were all "received by request".6  On 11-7-1812 Cane Creek MM recorded:14

Rocky River preparative recommends Ezra Hinshaw as one worthy to be received into membership with us, with which this meeting unites, and minutes him a member.  

Also informs that they recommend Simon Hinshaw as one worthy to be received into membership with us, with which this meeting unites and minutes him a member.

(see excerpted meeting minutes below).  

On 4-7-1829 Cane Creek MM recorded:14

Rocky River preparative informs that Ezra Hinshaw & Simon Hinshaw requests certificates for themselves & families to Indiana.  Thos Pugh & James Lindley are appointed (if no objection) to prepare one for each to next meeting.  
Also informs that Isaac Hobson requests a certificate for himself and son Jesse and their families to the same.  David Lindley & James Moody are appointed to enquire & if no objection prepare one for each to next meeting.

At Cane Creek MM, on 8-1-1829, Simon, Rebecca, & family were granted certificates to White Water MM, Indiana.  During that same year, Simon's mother, Rebecca, sisters Ruth and Rebekah, brother Ezra and family, and brother Thomas and family, were all granted certificates to White Water6 (perhaps because their father had died four years earlier).  

At Whitewater MM (Indiana) on 12-22-1830, Simon & family were received on a certificate from Cane Creek MM, N.C., endorsed to Vermillion MM, Illinois.16  

Simon and family settled in Danvers, McLean County, Illinois in September of 1830, settling in Stout's Grove, about 14 miles west of Bloomington.1,7,17  

On Oct 18 1834 he purchased from Nathaniel A. Ware, for a consideration of $137.50, a tract of 80 acres described as the E. 1/2 S.E. 1/4 29, T. 24 N., R. 1 W. 3rd P.M.17  He later purchased a number of other tracts in the vicinity and he resided on this land for the remainder of his life.17  

Simon and family were shown in the 1840 census, McLean County, Illinois.18  

Simon Hinshaw household:
1 male age 5-10 [Nathan].
1 male age 10-15 [John].
1 male age 15-20 [Enan].
2 males age 20-30 [Charles and Thomas].
1 male age 50-60 [Simon].
1 female age 15-20 [Delila].
1 female age 20-30 [Morilla].
1 female age 50-60 [Rebecca].
no slaves.
Living nearby in 1840 was the family of son Zeno.19  

Simon and family were shown in the 1850 census, McLean County, Illinois, (roll 117, page 41, family #839) as follows:8,9

Simon Hinshaw, age 65, born in North Carolina; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Rebecca Hinshaw, age 65, born in North Carolina.
Thomas Hinshaw, age 34, born in North Carolina; $800 real estate.
Marilla Hinshaw, age 32, born in North Carolina.
Delila Hinshaw, age 29, born in North Carolina.
John Hinshaw, age 22, born in North Carolina; $50 real estate.
Nathan Hinshaw, age 19, born in Illinois.

Simon Hinshaw died Jul 14 1852, Mclean County, Illinois; buried in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Danvers Township, Mclean County, Illinois.1,2,13,15  

Rebecca died Oct 12 1855, buried in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Danvers Township, Mclean County, Illinois.1,2,15  

Note: Although Simon and Rebecca are believed to have been buried in the Hinshaw cemetery in McLean County, Illinois (which sits on Simon's land), no grave marker for them has yet been found.

(photo)Photo: Simon Hinshaw family record Cane Creek MM Records 5

(photo)Photo: Simon Hinshaw family bible birth records 20

(photo)Photo: Simon Hinshaw Quaker meeting minutes Cane Creek MM Records 14


  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. "Family of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshill, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, N.C.", by Thomas W. Marshall (Washington D.C., 1945, a typewritten manuscript), from the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington D.C.) "Marshill Family Genealogical Records 1700-1900", microfilm #0876559, item 5, in the LDS FHL.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  4. Family group sheets from Randy Hunter ()
  5. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  6. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  7. "History of McLean County", F547 M16 B3 in the Sutro Library, S.F.
  8. United States National Archives, federal Census, 1850.
  9. "1850 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois" (a summary), GR929.377359 G38 in a local library.
  10. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  12. Family group sheets and newspaper clippings contributed by Bill Hewitt ().
  13. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
  14. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994;
  15. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  16. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 1, 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.
  17. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  18. 1840 census, McLean County, Illinois; roll M704-65, page 277.
  19. 1840 census, McLean County, Illinois; roll M704-65, page 250.
  20. Simon Hinshaw family bible records; from the possessions of Susan M. Hinshaw;
    courtesy of Sharon Newcomer ().

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