John W. Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-(c1631)
 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.......... John W. Hinshaw (c1825-?)
             +Susan Anna Swaim (c1829-?)
11...........  Thomas Hinshaw (c1851-?)
11...........  Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1852-?)
11...........  Nancy Hinshaw (c1855-?)
11...........  Jane Hinshaw (c1858-?)
11...........  William P. Hinshaw (c1859-?)
11...........  John Hinshaw (c1860-?)
             +Nancy C. Tankersley (c1840-?)
11...........  Martha C. Hinshaw (1868-1903)
11...........  Serenie Hinshaw (c1868-?)
11...........  James Anderson Hinshaw (1872-1962)
11...........  Charles Hinshaw (c1877-?)
John W. Hinshaw     [ID 03467] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born about 1825, Jackson County, Alabama.a,b,c  (c1827).d

He married Susan Anna Swaim, before Nov 30 1850.a,b  (Susanah Swaim)e,c,f,g  Susan, daughter of Moses Swaim, Jr. & Elizabeth Frazier, was born about 1829, Alabama.h,a,b,c

John and Susan were shown in the 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama:b,i

John W. Henshaw, age 25, born in Alabama; "Labourer"; cannot read/write.
Susan Henshaw, age 21, born in Alabama; cannot read/write.
Living nearby were brother Georgej and uncle William.k

John and family were again shown in the 1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama:c

John Hinshaw, age 35, born in Alabama; farmer; $300 personal property.
Susanah Hinshaw, age 30, born in Alabama.
Thos Hinshaw, age 9, born in Alabama.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 8, born in Alabama.
Nancy Hinshaw, age 5, born in Alabama.
Jane Hinshaw, age 2, born in Alabama.
Sarah ... [last name unclear], age 9.
Eli Clark, age 35, laborer.
W.P. Hinshaw, age 1, born in Alabama.
Margret Hinshaw, age 12, born in Alabama.
John Hinshaw, age 3 months, born in Alabama.
It is unknown who the Margaret Hinshaw above was - from the census it appears that she was probably not a member of this family (but probably a close relative).  John was shown in the 1860 census living very nearby to his brother George Washington Hinshaw, next door to the family of his cousin William Hinshaw, and also nearby to Newton Hinshaw who might be closely related.

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

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

He then married Nancy C. Tankersley, Feb 25 1863, Jackson County, Alabama.m,n,o  Nancy, daughter of Bennette + Elizabeth Tankersley, was born about 1840, Georgia.p  (c1840, Alabama).q  (c1838, Alabama).d

John and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), Jackson County, Alabama:d

Hinshaw, John, age 53, born in Alabama; parents born in Arkansas; farmer; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Nancy, wife, age 42, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, daughter, age 24, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Nancy, daughter, age 22, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Martha, daughter, age 15, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; single; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Serenie, daughter, age 12, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; single; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, James A., son, age 7, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; single.
Hinshaw, Charles, son, age 3, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; single.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, granddaughter, age 10, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Thomas, grandson, age 7, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Hinshaw, Mary, granddaughter, age 2 months, born Mar [1880] in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
The grandchildren above are currently unidentified, but see Betsy Jane Hinshaw #8401 who had children named Elizabeth and Thomas who were approximately the same ages - it's possible daughter Elizabeth #5811 above might be the same as Betsy Jane Hinshaw #8401.r  


(a) Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..

(b) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; District #21; Reel M432-7, pg 130A; USGenWeb Archives.

(c) 1860 census, Jackson County, Alabama; page 307, line #32, dwelling #278, family #278.

(d) 1880 census, Jackson County, Alabama; Beat 18, ED 97, page 14D, line #22, dwelling #62, family #64.

(e) Contribution from Rochelle T. White ().

(f) RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().

(g) RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().

(h) Contribution from Gene Stephens () citing:
"The Swaim-Tysen Family of Staten Island, New York, New Jersey and Southern States", by Joseph P. Mullane, Lloyd B. Swaim & Marjorie D. Johnson;
manuscript in the collection of the Scottsboro Public Library, Scottsboro, Alabama.

(i) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll 7, page 133, dwelling #414.

(j) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll 7, page 133, dwelling #417.

(k) 1850 census, Jackson County, Alabama; roll 7, page 133, dwelling #411.

(l) "North Alabama Valley Leaves", Vol. 22, Issue 4, June 1988;
Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society.

(m) "Marriages of Jackson County Alabama 1851-1856 and Book A 1859-1871" (USGenWeb archives).

(n) Dodd, Jordan R. "Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920". Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.

(o) Contribution from Gene Stephens ().

(p) 1850 census, District 24, DeKalb County, Alabama; roll M432-5, page 417, line #40, dwelling #608, family #608.

(q) 1860 census, Division 4, Jackson County, Alabama; roll M653-11, page 309.

(r) Speculation.

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