Thomas 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...... 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......... Thomas Hinshaw (1797-1869)
            +Elizabeth - (1809-1849)
10..........  George Washington Hinshaw (1822-1907) 1,2,3
10..........  John W. Hinshaw (c1825-?) 1,3
10..........  Rachel Hinshaw (c1828-c1893) 1,3,4,5,6,7,8
10..........  William P. Hinshaw (c1830-?) 1,3,4,9,10
10..........  James A. Hinshaw (c1832-1896) 1,3,4,11
10..........  Lancer A. Hinshaw (c1834-?) 1,4
10..........  Sarah Jane Hinshaw (c1836-?) 1,3,4,9,10
10..........  Alexander Hinshaw (c1840-?) 3,4,5,6,12
10..........  Albert Anderson Hinshaw (1842-1928) 4,5,6,12,13
10..........  Andrew C. Hinshaw (c1846-?) 4,9,10
Thomas Hinshaw     [ID 03462] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 17974,14 [about 18005], Surry County, North Carolina4,14.  [Thomas was shown age 53 in the 1850 census,4 yet was shown age 60 in the 1860 census].5  

He married Elizabeth -, about 1820.3  Elizabeth was born 1809, Tennessee.3,15  

Thomas apparently married and moved to Alabama sometime between 1820 and 1830.1  He and other members of the family moved to Richmond, Indiana, staying there only briefly (son James was born there in 1833), then relocating to Alabama.16  

On Jun 1 1831 Thomas Henshaw acquired 79.92 acres of land in Jackson County, Alabama, recorded at the Huntsville land office.  The land patent described him as "Thomas Henshaw of Jackson County, Alabama".17  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1840 census, Jackson County, Alabama:18

Thomas Hinshaw household:
1 male under age 5 (Alexander).
2 males age 5-10 (Lancer and/or James and/or William).
2 males age 15-20 (George and John).
1 male age 40-50 (Thomas).
1 female under age 5 (Sarah Jane).
1 female age 10-15 (Rachel).
1 female age 30-40 (Elizabeth).
Living just two houses away in 1840 was brother William, and two houses away in the other direction was their father William.18  

Elizabeth died Sep - 1849, Jackson County, Alabama; age 40.3,15  Medical: Elizabeth died from pneumonia.15  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1850 census (Nov 27 1850), Jackson County, Alabama:4

Thomas Hinshaw, age 53, born in North Carolina; farmer; $350 real estate.
Rachel Hinshaw, age 22, born in Alabama.
William P. Hinshaw, age 20, born in Alabama; laborer; attended school.
James A. Hinshaw, age 16, born in Indiana; laborer; attended school.
Sarah J. Hinshaw, age 14, born in Alabama; attended school.
Alexandria [sic] Hinshaw, age 10, born in Alabama; attended school.
Albert A. Hinshaw, age 8, born in Alabama; attended school.
Andrew C. Hinshaw, age 4, born in Alabama.

Thomas and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 11 1860), Jackson County, Alabama:5

Thos Hinshaw, age 60, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1000 real estate; $1000 personal property; cannot read or write.
Rachel Hinshaw, age 30, born in Alabama; cannot read or write.
Alex Hinshaw, age 20, born in Alabama; farmer; cannot read or write.
Albert Hinshaw, age 18, born in Alabama; farmer.
M.J. Hinshaw, age 5, born in Alabama.
Synthia Hinshaw, age 3, born in Alabama.
Wm Hinshaw, age 8, born in Alabama.

Thomas Hinshaw died Feb 18 1869, Jackson County, Alabama.1,3,19  Estate settlement Jun 7 1869, administered by son G.W. Hinshaw.19  

Thomas and his brother William were reportedly responsible for starting the first Methodist Church in Jackson County, Alabama.14  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Rochelle T. White ().
  2. "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.
  3. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  4. 1850 census, District 21, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M432-7, page 129. line #30, dwelling #361, family #361.
  5. 1860 census, Paint Rock P.O., Jackson County, Alabama; roll M653-11, page 295, line #25, dwelling #196, family #196.
  6. Contribution from Rochelle T. White () citing:
    1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama;
    1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama.
  7. Contribution from Paul Hiser () citing:
    1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama;.
  8. 1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama.
  9. Contribution from Rochelle T. White () citing:
    1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama.
  10. Contribution from Paul Hiser () citing:
    1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama.
  11. Contribution from Rochelle T. White () citing:
    Probate records.
  12. Contribution from Paul Hiser () citing:
    1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama;
    1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama.
  13. Contribution from Terry Henshaw.
  14. Contribution from Terry Henshaw citing:
    Current information from Gil Hinshaw, a g-g-grandson of
    Thomas Hinshaw.
  15. 1850 Federal Mortality Schedule: http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. Contribution from Gil Hinshaw.
  17. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Detail.asp?Accession=AL1210%5F%5F%2E213&Index=38&QryID=18907.81&DetailTab=1.
  18. 1840 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M704_7, page 51.
  19. Contribution from Darrell Hanshaw citing:
    Thomas Hinshaw Estate Petition for Letters, Jun 7 1869; Jackson County, Alabama will records, book O.


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