William P. 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.......... William P. Hinshaw (c1830-?)
             +Nancy Hall (c1834-?)
11...........  Mary E. Hinshaw (c1853-?) 1,2,3
11...........  Susanah Hinshaw (c1855-?) 1,2,3
11...........  Nancy E. Hinshaw  1
11...........  James T. Hinshaw (1858-1922) 1,4
William P. Hinshaw     [ID 03465] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

William P. Hinshaw1,5,6 [William P. Henshaw1].

Born about 1830, Alabama.1,5,6  

He married Nancy Hall, Jan 26 1852, Jackson County, Alabama.7,8,9  Nancy was born about 1834, Alabama.3  

On Dec 1 1859 William Hinshaw acquired 120 acres of land in Jackson County, Alabama, recorded at the Huntsville land office.  The land patent described him as "William Hinshaw of Jackson County, Alabama".10  On the same date land patents were also issued to Newton Hinshaw, George W. Hinshaw, and Jasper Hinshaw.  

William served as a Private during the Civil War.  The following document, showing William's involvement in the Home Guard, was recorded in Jackson County, Alabama, Deed Book 4, pg. 50-52:11

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 (brother George Washington)
Hinshaw, J. W. (brother John W.)
Hinshaw, W. P. (William P.)
Hinshaw, William (unidentified)
Hinshaw, James (unidentified)
Hinshaw, Jasper (Jasper, relationship unknown)
Hinshaw, Thomas (unidentified)

William apparently died before 1860 (in spite of the above document).  

Widow Nancy was shown in the 1860 census living in the household of Sam Hall (perhaps her brother), Jackson County, Alabama:2

Sam Hall, age 40, born in Alabama; farmer; $2000 real estate; $400 personal property.
Nancy Hinshaw, age 26, born in Alabama.
Mary E Hinshaw, age 7, born in Alabama.
Susanah Hinshaw, age 5, born in Alabama.
Jane Hinshaw, female, age 2, born in Alabama.
It is uncertain who the last child was - the census clearly shows a female named Jane, but this was possibly an error in the census.  

Nancy remarried on Dec 3 1866 to William M. Wann in Jackson County, Alabama.9,12  

Nancy and her new husband William M. Wann were shown in the 1870 census, Jackson County, Alabama:3,13

Wann, Wm M, age 58, born in Kentucky; farm laborer; $400 personal property.
Wann, Nancy, age 36, born in Alabama; keeping house.
Wann, Richard, age 17, born in Alabama; farm laborer.
Wann, James, age 14, born in Alabama; farm laborer.
Wann, Alice, age 1, born in Alabama.
Wann, Fannie, age 1, born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, Mary, age 17, born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, Susan, age 15, born in Alabama.


  1. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  2. 1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama; page 303, line #28, dwelling #250, family #250.
  3. 1870 census, Subdivision Two, Big Coon, Jackson County, Alabama; page 111, line #20, dwelling #618, family #623.
  4. Ancestry Family Tree data "Norcross-Hale Family Tree" posted by "George Norcross".
  5. Contribution from Rochelle T. White () citing:
    1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama.
  6. Contribution from Paul Hiser () citing:
    1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama.
  7. "Jackson County Alabama Marriages 1851-1856 and Book A 1859-1871", p45 (USGenWeb Archives).
  8. Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, 1641-1944 Marriage Index; http://www.genealogy.com.
  9. Dodd, Jordan R. "Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920". Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.
  10. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
  11. "North Alabama Valley Leaves", Vol. 22, Issue 4, June 1988;
    Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society.
  12. "Marriages of Jackson County Alabama 1851-1856 and Book A 1859-1871" (USGenWeb archives).
  13. Contribution from Melissa Wann ().

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