1. William Hinshaw (1808-1885) +Rhody - (c1806-?) 2.. Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1828-?) 2.. Jane Hinshaw (c1833-?) 2.. Caroline Hinshaw (c1836-?) 2.. Catherine S. Hinshaw (c1838-?) 2.. Jacob Madison Hinshaw (c1840-1861) 2.. Betsy An Hinshaw (c1851-?) 2.. Samuel P. Hinshaw (c1853-?) 2.. Nathan A. Hinshaw (c1856-?) +Nancy McFarland (c1833-1909) 2.. Louisa Hinshaw (c1859-?) 2.. Andrew J. Hinshaw (1861-1925) 2.. John Grant Henshaw (1874-1958)
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(William Hinshaw)159    (William Henshaw)a,b,c,d    (William Hinchey)e    (William Hinchy)f
Born Apr 25 1808, North Carolina.b,159,g,h,i,j
He married Rhody -.162    Rhody was born about 1806, North Carolina.162,f
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).f
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:e,f
William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 13-16 1860), Greene County, Tennessee:h
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 53.159,d    He served until he was seriously wounded in the October 1863 engagement at Blue Springs, Tennessee, a few miles from his home.159    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 1862l (Aug 14 1862),m showing his residence as Spring Creekl (probably the historical Spring Creek Settlement of McDonough County); mustered out Jun 30 1865.l    William Henshaw of C Company, 2nd Illinois LA was also reported deserted on Aug 3 1865 (absent, detached at Missouri),m 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:i
William Hinshaw died Mar 8 1885, buried Mt. Carmel Methodist Cemetery, Green County, Tennessee.b,162,g
Widow Nancy Hinshaw was shown in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows, living in Greene County, Tennessee:o
Nancy died Nov 28 1909, Greene County, Tennessee; age 76; buried Mt. Carmel Methodist Cemetery, Green County, Tennessee.b,162,g,p
Note: sons Samuel and Nathan are shown as children of William's first marriage to Rhody only because they were born before William's second marriage to Nancy McFarland.    But their actual parentage is somewhat uncertain (for one thing we do not know Rhody's date of death).    There is a speculative belief that these might actually have been children of a possible previous marriage for Nancy (the speculation is that she might have been previously married to a McFarland).q,r    There is a record of a Nancy Reynolds who married a Calvin McFarland, Jan 21 1849, Greene County, Tennessee.s    Daughter Louisa, who seems to have been born shortly after William married Nancy, is more uncertain - she might have been William's daughter, or she might also have been Nancy's from a previous marriage.q
See also: William Hinshaw, born 1808 in Tennessee.    See also: Levi Henshaw, Washington Henshaw, James C. Henshaw and Patterson Hinchey who were in Green County TN in this time period.
Photo: William Hinshaw & Nancy McFarland marriage record Greene County, Tennessee s
104. "Early East Tennesee Marriages", Vol. 1 Grooms, Byron & Barb Sistley, 1987, submitted by Robert Worley.
159. "Civil War Times", December, 1997, pages 48-54 & 86-87, Contributed by Jeff Hatfield ().
162. Letter from Donahue Bible, historian and author, discussing Hinshaws of eastern Tennessee.
(a) "Green Co. Tennessee, Marriages, 1783-1868", Burgner.
(b) "Green Co. Tennessee, Cemeteries, Earliest to 1970-71", Reynolds.
(c) "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
(d) "Civil War Research Database", http://www.ancestry.com.
(e) Contribution from James Hinchey.
(f) 1850 census, 9th Division, Greene County, Tennessee; roll 880, page 168, dwelling #443.
(g) Mt. Carmel Cemetery burials, USGenWeb Archives:
(h) 1860 census, 23rd Civil District, Blue Spring P.O., Greene County, Tennessee; page 413A-B, line #39, dwelling #1406, family #1406.
(i) 1870 census, 7th Civil District, Romeo P.O., Greene County, Tennessee; page 239B, line #17, dwelling #39, family #39.
(j) 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Greene County, Tennessee; roll T9-1258, ED 49, page 116D, line #13, dwelling #228, family #230.
(k) 1860 census, 23rd Civil District, Blue Spring P.O., Greene County, Tennessee; page 413A, line #36, dwelling #1405, family #1405.
(l) Illinois Civil War Rosters, USGenWeb Projects:
(m) "The American Civil War Research Database", Ancestry, Inc.
(n) National Archives and Records Administration. "General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934":
"Civil War Pension Index". [database] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
(o) 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.
(p) Tennessee Death Index, 1914-1925; Tennessee State Library and Archives:
(r) Contribution from Debbie Whitaker ().
(s) Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
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