William Hinshaw

 1. William Hinshaw (1808-1885)
    +Roda Parson (c1806-?)
 2..  Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1828-?) 1,2,3
 2..  Jane Hinshaw (c1833-?) 1,2,3
 2..  Caroline Hinshaw (c1836-?) 1,2,3
 2..  Catherine S. Hinshaw (c1838-1916) 1,2,3,4
 2..  Jacob Madison Hinshaw (1840-1861) 1,2,5
 2..  Betsy An Hinshaw (c1851-?) 1,6,7
    +Nancy Reynolds (c1833-1909)
 2..  Louisa Hinshaw (1859-1917) 1,6,7,8,9
 2..  Andrew Jackson Hinshaw (1861-1925) 7,9,10
 2..  John Grant Henshaw (1874-1958) 9,11,12
William Hinshaw     [ID 03540] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

William Hinshaw5 [William Henshaw13,14,15,16, William Hinchey17, William Hinchy2, John Henshaw10].

Born Apr 25 1808, North Carolina.5,6,7,9,14,18,19  

He married Roda Parson4 [Rhody Parson1].  Roda was born about 1806, North Carolina.1,2  

William apparently moved to Greene County, Tennessee sometime between about 1828 (when daughter Elizabeth was born in North Carolina) and 1833 (when daughter Jane was born in Tennessee).2  

William and family were shown in the 1850 census, living close to Patterson Hinchey (who might have been a close relative), in Greene County, Tennessee:2,17

William Hinchy, age 46, born in North Carolina; "Potter".
Rhody Hinchy, age 44, born in North Carolina; cannot read or write.
Elizabeth Hinchy, age 22, born in North Carolina.
Jane Hinchy, age 17, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Caroline Hinchy, age 14, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Catherine S. Hinchy, age 12, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Madison J. Hinchy, age 10, born in Tennessee; attended school.

He then married Nancy Reynolds, Feb 7 1858, Greene County, Tennessee.13,14,20  Nancy Reynolds was born about 183314,15,19 [about 18306, about 18327, about 18359], Tennessee6,7,9.  

Nancy Reynolds had been previously married a Calvin McFarland, Jan 21 1849, Greene County, Tennessee,21 by whom she had sons Samuel and Nathan,6,7 who seem to have adopted the Hinshaw name when young but reverted to McFarland when they became older.  

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 13-16 1860), Greene County, Tennessee:6

William Hanshaw, age 52, born in North Carolina; "Master Potter"; $50 personal property.
Nancy Hanshaw, age 30, born in Tennessee.
Betsy An Henshaw, age 9, born in Tennessee.
Samuel P. [or T. - unclear] Henshaw, age 7, born in Tennessee.
Nathan A. Henshaw, age 4, born in Tennessee.
Louisa Henshaw, age 1, born in Tennessee.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of son Jacob.22  

William and family lived in or near Pottertown, Greene County, Tennessee, an area famous for its clay soil and fine earthenware.  Legend has it that the area's Hinshaw potters were noted for their churns and large vases.  

After William's son Jacob was hanged in 1861 for his Union loyalty, William enlisted in the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (Company C) at age 53.5,16  He served until he was seriously wounded in the October 1863 engagement at Blue Springs, Tennessee, a few miles from his home.5  Listed as William W. Hinchee in the roster of the "Springfield Independent Light Artillery" (also known as "Thomas F. Vaughn's Independent Battery"), he was mustered in as a Private on Aug 21 186223 (Aug 14 1862),24 showing his residence as Spring Creek23 (probably the historical Spring Creek Settlement of McDonough County); mustered out Jun 30 1865.23  William Henshaw of C Company, 2nd Illinois LA was also reported deserted on Aug 3 1865 (absent, detached at Missouri),24 although since he had mustered out more than a month earlier its likely the report of desertion was probably due to an administrative error with roster records.  

William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 26 1870), Greene County, Tennessee:7

Hinshaw, William, age 62, born in North Carolina; potter; $300 real estate; $150 personal property.
Hinshaw, Nancy, age 38, born in Tennessee; keeping house; can read, cannot write.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth A, age 18, born in Tennessee; keeping house; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Hinshaw, Samuel, age 17, born in Tennessee; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Hinshaw, Nathan, age 13, born in Tennessee; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Hinshaw, Louisa, age 11, born in Tennessee; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Hinshaw, Andrew J., age 8, born in Tennessee; attended school.

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 15 1880), Greene County, Tennessee:9

Hinshaw, William, age 72, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; farmer.
Hinshaw, Nancy, wife, age 45, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Louisa, daughter, age 20, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; works at home.
Hinshaw, A.J., son, age 18, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; works on farm; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, General J. Grant, son, age 5, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee.

In June 1880, Nancy Hinshaw applied for a pension as wife of William Hinshaw, invalid, veteran of Vaughn's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery.25  

William Hinshaw died Mar 8 1885, buried Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4232 Mt. Carmel Rd., Mosheim, Greene County, Tennessee.1,14,18,19  

Widow Nancy Hinshaw was shown in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows, living in Greene County, Tennessee:26

Nancy Hinshaw, widow of William Hinshaw; private, 1st Illinois [Arty?? - unclear]; [..dates of service blank..]; [..Post Office blank..]; remarks: "doesn't remember dates".

In 1895 [date unclear], in Tennessee, Nancy Hinshaw again applied for a pension as widow of William Hinshaw, veteran.25  

Nancy Reynolds died Nov 28 1909, Mosheim, Greene County, Tennessee; age 76.1,14,18,19,27,28,29  

See also: Levi Henshaw, Washington Henshaw, James C. Henshaw and Patterson Hinchey who were in Green County TN in this time period.

(photo)Photo: William Hinshaw & Nancy (Reynolds) McFarland marriage record Greene County, Tennessee 21

(photo)Photo: William Hinshaw gravestone Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery 18

(photo)Photo: Nancy Reynolds McFarland gravestone Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery 18

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Sources

  1. Letter from Donahue Bible, historian and author, discussing Hinshaws of eastern Tennessee.
  2. 1850 census, 9th Division, Greene County, Tennessee; roll 880, page 168, dwelling #443.
  3. 1850 census, Greene County, Tennessee; pg 168B.
  4. Catherine S. Hinshaw death certificate.
  5. "Civil War Times", December, 1997, pages 48-54 & 86-87, Contributed by Jeff Hatfield ().
  6. 1860 census, 23rd Civil District, Blue Spring P.O., Greene County, Tennessee; page 413A-B, line #39, dwelling #1406, family #1406.
  7. 1870 census, 7th Civil District, Romeo P.O., Greene County, Tennessee; page 239B, line #17, dwelling #39, family #39.
  8. Louisa Hinshaw death certificate.
  9. 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Greene County, Tennessee; roll T9-1258, ED 49, page 116D, line #13, dwelling #228, family #230.
  10. Andrew Jackson Hinshaw death certificate.
  11. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  12. California, Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. "Green Co. Tennessee, Marriages, 1783-1868", Burgner.
  14. "Green Co. Tennessee, Cemeteries, Earliest to 1970-71", Reynolds.
  15. "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
  16. "Civil War Research Database", http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Contribution from James Hinchey.
  18. http://www.findagrave.com.
  19. Mt. Carmel Cemetery burials, USGenWeb Archives:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/tn/greene/cemeteries/mtcarmsur.txt.
  20. "Early East Tennesee Marriages", Vol. 1 Grooms, Byron & Barb Sistley, 1987, submitted by Robert Worley.
  21. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. 1860 census, 23rd Civil District, Blue Spring P.O., Greene County, Tennessee; page 413A, line #36, dwelling #1405, family #1405.
  23. Illinois Civil War Rosters, USGenWeb Projects:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/acm/art-spngf.htm.
  24. "The American Civil War Research Database", Ancestry, Inc.
  25. National Archives and Records Administration. "General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934":
    "Civil War Pension Index". [database] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  26. 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows, Greene County, Tennessee; roll 95, ED 89, page 3, line #32, house #162, family #162.
  27. Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958; http://www.ancestry.com.
  28. Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955; http://www.ancestry.com.
  29. Tennessee Death Index, 1914-1925; Tennessee State Library and Archives:
    http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/d-h07.htm.


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