George Washington 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) m Elizabeth - (1809-1849)
10.......... George Washington Hinshaw (1822-1907)
             +Elizabeth Jane Robertson (1824-1893)
11...........  James N. Hinshaw (1847->1920) 1,2,3
11...........  Mary A. Hinshaw (1847-1922) 2,3
11...........  William A. Hinshaw (1849-1933) 1,2,3,4
11...........  Thomas Benton Hinshaw (1854-1939) 1,2,3,5,6
11...........  George Washington Henshaw, Jr. (1856-1893) 1,2,3
11...........  Martha Ann Henshaw (1857-1934) 1,2,3
11...........  David Franklin Henshaw (1860-1942) 1,2
11...........  Robert Tribble Henshaw (1863-1948) 1,2
11...........  John T. Henshaw (1864-<1870) 2
11...........  Joseph Anderson Henshaw (1869-1935) 2,7,8,9
George Washington Hinshaw     [ID 03463] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

George Washington Hinshaw1,3,8,10,11 [George Washington Henshaw1].

Born Dec - 1822, Jackson County, Alabama.1,2,6,7,10,11,12  

He married Elizabeth Jane Robertson, about 1848, Jackson County, Alabama.1,2,7,10  Elizabeth, daughter of James W. Robertson, Sr. & Mary -1,7, was born May - 18241,7 [May - 18282,13], Tennessee1,7.  

George purchased land in Jackson County, Alabama that was adjacent to a tract earlier acquired by Robert Sterling Simpson, husband of Rebecca Jane Henshaw.14  Therefore it is possible that George and Rebecca were closely related (perhaps siblings).  

George and family were shown in the 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama:11,15

George W. Hinshaw, age 28, born in Alabama; farmer; $275 real estate.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 26, born in Tennessee.
James N. Hinshaw, age 3, born in Alabama.
William A. Hinshaw, age 2, born in Alabama.
Marian F. Bowen, female, age 20; cannot read or write.
Slave:16
1 black female age 11.
Living nearby were the families of brother John17 and uncle William.18  

On Dec 1 1859 George W. Hinshaw acquired 120.24 acres of land in Jackson County, Alabama, recorded at the Huntsville land office.  The land patent described him as "George W. Hinshaw of Jackson County, Alabama".19,20  On the same date land patents were also issued to Newton Hinshaw, Jasper Hinshaw, and William Hinshaw.  

George and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 13 1860), Jackson County, Alabama:3

G. W. Hinshaw, age 37, born in Alabama; farmer; $3000 real estate; $3500 personal property.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 35, born in Alabama.
J. N. Hinshaw, age 12, born in Alabama.
Wm Hinshaw, age 10, born in Alabama.
Mary Hinshaw, age 8, born in Alabama.
Thos Hinshaw, age 6, born in Alabama.
George Hinshaw, age 4, born in Alabama.
Martha Hinshaw, age 2, born in Alabama.
Malissa McElyea [unclear], age 5, born in Alabama.
Living very nearby in 1860 were the families of brother John W. Hinshaw, and the family of cousin William Hinshaw, and the family of cousin Martha Jane Hinshaw, and also Newton Hinshaw who might be closely related.  Also living nearby was the family of Greene Hinshaw/Thompson.  

George was also listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule with the following slaves:21

G W Hinshaw household:
1 Black female age 26 [age unclear].
1 Mulato male age 6.
1 Black female age 4.
1 Black female age 3.
1 Black female age 8 months.

George served as a 2nd Lieutenant during the Civil War.  The following document, showing George's involvement in the Home Guard, was recorded in Jackson County, Alabama, Deed Book 4, pg. 50-52:22

Agreement made April 3, 1869 and days following.  G. W. N. Stovall, party of the first part, will attempt to collect compensation from the U.S. Government for services rendered in a Home Guard raised under an order of Gen. R. H. Milroy issued Feb. 1st, 1865.  In the event that he succeeds he will pay to each Private ten dollars, each Corporal and C.Q.M. fifteen dollars, to each Sergeant twenty dollars and to each Lieutenant and member of the Committee or Company Court twenty five dollars.  The others, party of the second part, agree to aid in any way by issuing powers of attorney and all such services.  In case of failure of either party to perform as agreed to, each party agrees to pay the other the full sum of one hundred seventy five dollars.  

Names (among others):

G. W. Hinshaw, 2nd Lieutenant (George Washington)
Privates:
Hinshaw, J. W. (brother John W.)
Hinshaw, W. P. (brother William P.)
Hinshaw, William (unidentified)
Hinshaw, James (unidentified)
Hinshaw, Jasper (Jasper, relationship unknown)
Hinshaw, Thomas (unidentified)

George and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jun 25 1870), Jackson County, Alabama:8

Hinshaw, Geo W, age 49, born in Alabama; farmer; $2000 real estate; $600 personal property.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, age 46, born in Tennessee; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Thomas, age 15, born in Alabama; farm laborer.
Hinshaw, George, age 13, born in Alabama; farm laborer; attended school.
Hinshaw, Martha A, age 12, born in Alabama; attended school.
Hinshaw, Franklin, age 9, born in Alabama; attended school.
Hinshaw, Robert T, age 7, born in Alabama; attended school.
Hinshaw, James A, age 1, born in Alabama.
Living two houses away in 1870 was cousin Warren Peter Hinshaw.23  

George and family were again shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4 1880), Jackson County, Alabama:12

Hinshaw, Geo W. Sr., age 57, born in Alabama; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, age 55, born in Tennessee; parents born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Thomas B., boarder, age 25, born in Alabama; farm laborer; father born in Alabama; mother born in Tennessee; school teacher.
Hinshaw, Robert T, son, age 16, born in Alabama; attended school; father born in Alabama; mother born in Tennessee; works on farm.
Hinshaw, Joseph, son, age 10, born in Alabama; father born in Alabama; mother born in Tennessee; attending school.
Very nearby in 1880 were the households of son George24 and son William.25  

Elizabeth died 1893, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama; buried in Old Bostick Hill Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama.1,2  (Note: the above burial information might be correct, but the death date seems to be incorrect as Elizabeth was still alive for the 1900 census below).  

George and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), Jackson County, Alabama:7

Hinshaw, George, head-of-household, age 77, born Dec 1822 in Alabama; parents born in North Carolina; married 52 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, wife, age 76, born May 1824 in Tennessee; parents born in North Carolina; married 52 years; 10 children, 7 living.
Hinshaw, Joseph A., son, age 31, born May 1869 in Alabama; father born in Alabama; mother born in Tennessee; married 3 years.
Hinshaw, Martha A., daughter-in-law, age 22, born Aug 1877 in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; married 3 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Hinshaw, George H., grandson, age 8, born Nov 1891 in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, John O., grandson, age 7, born July 1892 in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, Lilia A. E., granddaughter, age 5, born Apr 1895 in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, William R., grandson, age 2, born Dec 1897 in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, Susan G., granddaughter, age 1 month, born Apr 1900 in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Living next door on one side in 1900 was the family of daughter Martha;26 living next door on the other side was the family of son Robert;27 one more house away was the family of grandson George Thomas Hinshaw.28  

George Washington Hinshaw died May 27 1907, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama; buried in Old Bostick Hill Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama.1,2,10  

See also: Jane Hinshaw who might have been a slave in George's household.29

(photo)Photo: George Washington Hinshaw & Elizabeth Jane Robertson probably about 1890 30


Sources

  1. "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.
  2. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  3. 1860 census, Paint Rock P.O., Division 4, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M653-11, page 308, line #31, dwelling #284, family #284.
  4. Contribution from Jewel Casey () citing:
    "And Then Along Came The Fannings", Volume II; June 2003.
  5. Contribution from Terry Henshaw.
  6. Contribution from Dorothy Henshaw White citing:
    1860 and 1870 censuses, Jackson County, Alabama.
  7. 1900 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T623-20, ED 36, page 4A, line #16, dwelling #57, family #57.
  8. 1870 census, Subdivision Two, Big Coon, Jackson County, Alabama; page 93B', line #1, dwelling #369, family #374.
  9. Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Contribution from Rochelle T. White ().
  11. 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; District #21; Reel M432-7, pg 130A; USGenWeb Archives.
  12. 1880 census, Jackson County, Alabama; Beat 18, ED 102, page 6B/67B, line #17, dwelling #48, family #50.
  13. Contribution from Lavonda Dove () citing:
    family group sheets from Addie Shaver, co-author of "Paint Rock Valley Pioneers".
  14. Contribution from Nan Booth Simpson ().
  15. 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll 7, page 133, dwelling #417.
  16. 1850 Slave Schedule, District 21, Jackson County, Alabama; page 893.
  17. 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll 7, page 133, dwelling #414.
  18. 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll 7, page 133, dwelling #411.
  19. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Detail.asp?Accession=AL3910%5F%5F%2E030&Index=4&QryID=16902.36&DetailTab=1.
  20. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Detail.asp?Accession=AL3880%5F%5F%2E187&Index=3&QryID=16902.36&DetailTab=1.
  21. 1860 Slave Schedule, Division 4, Jackson County, Alabama; page 442.
  22. "North Alabama Valley Leaves", Vol. 22, Issue 4, June 1988;
    Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society.
  23. 1870 census, Subdivision Two, Big Coon, Jackson County, Alabama; page 93', line #29, dwelling #367, family #372.
  24. 1880 census, Jackson County, Alabama; Beat 18, ED 102, page 6B/67B, line #11, dwelling #46, family #48.
  25. 1880 census, Jackson County, Alabama; Beat 18, ED 102, page 6B/67B, line #28, dwelling #50, family #52.
  26. 1900 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T623-20, ED 36, page 4A, line #7, dwelling #56, family #56.
  27. 1900 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T623-20, ED 36, page 4A, line #25, dwelling #58, family #58.
  28. 1900 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T623-20, ED 36, page 4A, line #37, dwelling #59, family #59.
  29. Speculation.
  30. Photo courtesy of Robert Howie Henshaw.


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