Uriah 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....... William Hinshaw (1759-1807) m Margaret Hunt (1765-1828)
 8........ Uriah Hinshaw (1785-1843)
           +Mary Elizabeth Lewis (1783-1837)
 9.........  William Hinshaw (1808-1876) 1,2,3,4,5
 9.........  Evan Hinshaw (1810-1873) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 9.........  Charles Hinshaw (1811-1895) 1,2,4,5
 9.........  Henry Hinshaw (1813-1820) 1,2,3,5
 9.........  Richard Hinshaw (1814-1861) 1,2,3,4,5
 9.........  Ezra Hinshaw (1816-1841) 1,2,4
 9.........  David Hinshaw (1818-1870) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 9.........  Asenath Hinshaw (1820-1888) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 9.........  Serena Hinshaw (1822-1882) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 9.........  Zimri Hinshaw (1823-1892) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 9.........  Ruth Hinshaw (1826-1871) 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
 9.........  Angelina Hinshaw (1829-?) 1,2,3,4
           +Rebecca Allen (1794-?)
Uriah Hinshaw     [ID 00295] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Uriah Hinshaw1,3,9,10 [Uriah Hanshaw11].

Born 1-8-1785, New Garden MM, North Carolina.1,3,9,10  

He married Mary Elizabeth Lewis, 2-10-1808, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,3,6,10,12  Mary, daughter of Evan Lewis & Susannah Moon, was born May 3 1783.2,4,13  

On 1-25-1817, Uriah was chosen overseer of Lost Creek MM.1  

At Lost Creek MM on 4-26-1828, Uriah, Mary & family were granted certificates to Newberry MM, Blount County, Tennessee.1  

At Newberry MM on 8-2-1828, Uriah & family (sons: Evan, Charles, Richard, Ezra, David, & Zimri) were received on a certificate from Lost Creek MM dated 4-26-1828.1  

On 2-6-1830, Uriah was chosen overseer of Newberry MM.1  

Once in 1827 and twice 1835, Uriah made land purchases in Blount County, Tennessee.  In 1836 and 1843, Uriah sold Blount County land parcels to William Lee.14  

Uriah and family are shown in the 1830 census living in Blount County, Tennessee, as follows:11

1 male age 5-10 (Zimri)
2 males age 10-15 (Ezra and David)
2 males age 15-20 (Charles, Richard and/or Evan)
1 male age 20-30 (William or Evan)
1 male age 40-50 (Uriah)
2 females under age 5 (Ruth and Angelina)
1 female age 5-10 (Serena)
1 female age 10-15 (Asenath)
1 female age 40-50 (Mary)

Mary died Sep 25 1837, buried Newberry MM, Blount County, Tennessee.4,5,13,15  

He then married Rebecca Allen, 11-3-1838, Newberry MM, Blount County, Tennessee.1,3,9,16  Rebecca, daughter of James Allen & Elizabeth Lawrence, was born Nov 2 1794.5,10,13  

Uriah Hinshaw died Oct 8 1843, Blount County, Tennessee; buried Newberry MM, Blount County, Tennessee.4,13,17  

Uriah prepared his will on the "22nd day of the Second month", 1843:18

"I Uriah Henshaw of the county of Blount and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament revoking all others heretofore made by me 1st My will is that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of personal estate by my executors hereafter to be named
2nd My will is that my wife Rebecca after my decease have her maintainance off my plantation during her natural life or widowhood and in Case She should marry my will is that She Shall have a horse and Saddle a cow a bed and a bedstead and furniture a case of drawers and a set of plates and a set of tea Cups and Saucers a pot and oven and a set of Knives and forks.  
3rd My will is that my Sons William Evan and Charles Shall have each one dollar to be paid by my executors out of my personal estate.  
4th My will is that my son Richard Shall have a horse worth fifty dollars
5th My will is that my Grand Son Richard Thomson Son of Ezra Henshaw deceased have twenty five acres of land including twelve acres that is cleared and the house that my Son Ezra built with all the buildings and my will is that Nancy the widow of my Son Ezra deceased Shall have the Support of the Same during her natural life or widowhood
6th my will is that my daughters Asenath Serena Ruth and Angelina shall have each a horse Saddle and Bridle a cow and a bed bedding and bedstead a Set of dishes plates and teacups and saucers and a pot and oven 7th My will is that the ballance of my estate both real and personal be equally divided betwixt my Sons david and Zimri provided that they pay all of my debts and the foregoing legacies Lastly I constitute and appoint Benjamin Mills and my son David my sole executors of this my last will and testament
I witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal this 22nd day of the Second month one thousand eight hundred and forty three
Uriah Henshaw (Seal)

Signed Sealed and acknowledged in presence of
James Jones
Wm Lee

Widow Rebecca and family were shown in the 1850 census, Jasper County, Iowa:19

Zimri Hinshaw, age 26, born in Tennessee; farmer; $800 real estate.
Rebecka Hinshaw, age 55, born in North Carolina.
Surena Hinshaw, age 28, born in Tennessee.
Aseneth Hinshaw, age 31, born in Tennessee.
Ruth Hinshaw, age 24, born in Tennessee.
Angeline Hinshaw, age 20, born in Tennessee.
The family lived adjacent to the household of son David and very close to the household of son Evan.  

Rebecca apparently remarried.  A Rebbecca Henshaw (probably widow Rebecca Allen Hinshaw) was married Nov 24 1851 in Jasper County, Iowa to a Thomas Rees.20,21  The Hinshaw family farm was shown in the 1860 census inhabited by unmarried children Zimri, Asenath and Serena, but not Rebecca.22  Rebecca might have died before 186023 as she has not been found in Iowa in the 1860 census.  


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. Contribution from Dee March ().
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  4. Family group sheets from Annette L. Schmidt ()
  5. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  6. "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to [Iowa] Quaker Meeting Records", a microfiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  7. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  8. "Ancestors and descendants, 1630-2000, John Hammer of Prussia, Philadelphia County, PA and Randolph County, NC";
    Brigham Young University: http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  10. "Our Ancestry" - Family Records of Members of Blount County, Tennessee, Genealogical & Historical Society, 1988, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Contributed by Robert Worley.
  11. 1830 census, Blount County, Tennessee; page 254.
  12. "Tennessee Marriages to 1825" (www.ancestry.com).
  13. Jerry Richmond database: http://home.sprynet.com/~jrichmon/hins0460.htm.
  14. Blount County deed records, Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  15. http://www.ancestry.com GEDCOM file F1701.GED.
  16. "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
  17. "Bacher" database: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/8552/g0000148.htm.
  18. Contribution from Robert Worley citing:
    Blount County Tennessee Will Book 1, 1799-1858
    (W.P.A. transcription, Tennesse Library & Archives).
  19. 1850 census, Jasper County, Iowa; page 378B, household #137.
  20. Marriage Register, Jasper County, Iowa, Volume 1 1849-1869; USGenWeb:
  21. Marriage Register, Jasper County, Iowa, Volume 1 1849-1869; USGenWeb:
  22. 1860 census, Mariposa Township, Jasper County, Iowa; page 823, line #13, dwelling #76, family #72.
  23. Speculation.

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