Brite Burnett 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........ Thomas Hinshaw (1775-1824) m Lucy Clanton (1773-1859)
 9......... Benjamin J. Hinshaw (1795-1860) m Ruth Carter (1792-1882)
10.......... Edward Carter Hinshaw (1830-1906) m Marie Louisa Taylor (1843-1913)
11........... Brite Burnett Hinshaw (1868-1964)
              +Florence Addie Colby (1871-1960)
Brite Burnett Hinshaw     [ID 03613] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Brite Burnett Hinshaw1,2 [Bright Burnett Hinshaw3,4,5, Burnett Hinshaw6].

Born Jun 14 1868, Two Rock, Sonoma County, California.4,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16  

Known through most of his life as simply "B.B." (or sometimes within the family as "Uncle Nett").1,2  

He married Florence Addie Colby, Jan 16 1895, Sonoma County, California.1,3  B.B.'s brother James Ney was a witness to the marriage.3  

Florence, daughter of George Jewell Colby & Mary Helen Greene1,3, was born Jan 20 18711,3 [Jan 22 1871], Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont1,3.  

Florence had attended "Professor Sweet's College" in Santa Rosa, California, and was granted a teaching credential after attending for six months.  She taught at Walker School for some time before her marriage.1  

B.B. and Florence had no children but, with the help of Florence's mother, they raised Earle Codding, the son of Florence's sister, Minnie Codding, who had died in childbirth.  In 1907 they also took in 16 year old Paul Colby Martin, Florence's other nephew, who had lost both parents and came to California to make his own way.1  

On Jun 16 1887 Bright Burnett Hinshaw was admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (class of 1891), attending for a short time (never graduating),1,17,18,19 then returned to the Hinshaw ranch where he operated a dairy and farmed.  In his later years he limited his efforts to the sheep - delivering lambs, supervising shearing, walking the fences and cutting thistles.  He was also involved with Arthur LeBaron at the Valley Ford Bank and, later, with the Wells Fargo branch in Petaluma.1  

In 1891 B.B. was captain of "Petaluma Emmets Rifles", Company C, 5th Infantry, California National Guard (company organized Jun 29 1869).20  B.B.'s cousin William Carter Hinshaw at one time also joined that same company.20  

B.B. had one of the first automobiles in the area and always took a great deal of pride in the fact that he had a Cadillac in the garage.  Not only a Cadillac, but a Cadillac that was never allowed to gather any dust on its surface or its interior.1  

B.B. and Florence were shown in the 1900 census (Jul 16 1900), living with his parents, Bloomfield Precinct, Sonoma County, California:5

Henshaw, Bright B., son, age 31, born June 1868 in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; married 5 years; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Florence A., daughter-in-law, age 29, born Jan 1871 in Vermont; parents born in Vermont; married 5 years; no children.

B.B. and Florence were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 20 1910), Analy Township, Sonoma County, California:13

Hinshaw, Burnett B, head-of-household, age 42, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Kentucky; first marriage, married 15 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (free).
Hinshaw, Florence A., wife, age 37, born in Michigan; parents born in Vermont; first marriage, married 15 years; no children.
Colby, M. A., mother-in-law, age 72, born in Vermont; parents born in Vermont; widow; 5 children, 2 living.
[.. plus two hired men ..].

B.B. and Florence were shown in the 1920 census (Mar 3-5 1920), Analy Township, Sonoma County, California:14

Hinshaw, Burnett, head-of-household, age 51, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Kentucky; owned home (free); occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hinshaw, Florance, wife, age 49, born in Vermont; parents born in Vermont.

On Jun 6 1928 Florence arrived at Honolulu, Hawaii on the S.S. Malolo, having departed Jun 2 1928 from San Francisco, California:

Hinshaw, Florence Addie, age 57, married, born Jan 20 1871 in Waterbury, Vermont; address in the U.S.: Petaluma, California.

On Jun 26 1928 Florence arrived at the Port of San Francisco on the S.S. Matsonia, having departed Jun 20 1928 from Honolulu, Hawaii.21  

Hinshaw, Florence Addie, age 57, married, born Jan 20 1871 in Waterbury, Vermont; address in the U.S.: Petaluma, California.

B.B. and Florence were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 2 1930), Analy Township, Sonoma County, California:15

Hinshaw, B. Burnett, head-of-household, age 61, born in California; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Kentucky; first married at age 27; owned home; radio in home; occupation: farmer, stock farm; not a war veteran.
Hinshaw, Florence A., wife, age 59, born in Vermont; parents born in Vermont; first married at age 25.

B.B. and Florence were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 19 1940), "Side Road Off Petaluma", Analy Township, Sonoma County, California:16

Hinshaw, Brite B, head-of-household, age 71, born in California; completed 4 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned farm ($7500 value); occupation: farmer, sheep ranch.
Hinshaw, Florence, wife, age 68, born in Vermont; completed 2 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house.

Florence died Jan 24 1960, Sonoma County, California; buried Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Avenue, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.1,10,22  Florence died at the age of 89 after a long illness which followed a fall and several strokes.1  

Brite Burnett Hinshaw died May 21 1964, Sonoma County, California; buried Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Avenue, Petaluma, Sonoma County, California.1,9,10,11  

B.B. and his sister Fannie equally owned the 450 acre Hinshaw sheep ranch at 2752 Gurneville Road, where they grew hops from the 1880s until 1960.  Two other families stopped at that same time; that was the end of the hops business in Sonoma County.  In 1926 B.B. was preparing for a major trip (possibly to Hawaii) so he deeded his half of the Hinshaw ranch to his sister Fannie.  She kept the deed in her desk, unrecorded, so as not to disrespect her older brother, who she idolized.  After B.B.'s death the ranch was inherited by Fannie's grandsons, Edward and Jerrold Peterson (who had the deed recorded).  In 1976 Edward and Jerrold sold the land to Ken Martin, who had been leasing the land from B.B. when B.B. was no longer able to work the ranch.1,23

(photo)Photo: Brite Burnett Hinshaw 24

(photo)Photo: Brite Burnett Hinshaw 25

(photo)Photo: Florence Addie Colby 25

(photo)Photo: Brite Burnett Hinshaw & Florence Addie Colby 25

(photo)Photo: Brite Burnett Hinshaw & Florence Addie Colby crypt stone Cypress Hill Memorial Park 11

Social Security information for Brite Burnett Hinshaw: 558-52-8947


Sources

  1. "The Valley of the Trail Between the Two Rocks in Its Younger Days, and Mine", manuscript by Margaret Martin Paull. Contributed by Richard Burton and John Burton.
  2. Contribution from John Charles Burton.
  3. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    Sonoma County, California, marriage license records.
  4. 1880 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; ED 133, page 261C, line #32, dwelling #81, family #87.
  5. 1900 census, Bloomfield Precinct, Sonoma County, California; roll T623-114, ED 155, page 22B, line #89, dwelling #40, family #40.
  6. Contribution from Richard Burton and John Burton citing:
    1920 census - Analy Township, Sonoma County, California.
  7. Contribution from John Charles Burton citing:
    "The History of Sonoma County, California".
  8. Biographical sketch of Edward Carter Hinshaw.
  9. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  10. California, Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22648274.
  12. 1870 census, Anally Township, Sonoma County, California; page 224, line #27, dwelling #99, family #91.
  13. 1910 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; roll T624-109, ED 136, page 5A, line #27, dwelling #69, family #69.
  14. 1920 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; roll T625-150, ED 189, page 4A, line #20, dwelling #91, family #91.
  15. 1930 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; roll T626-221, ED 13, page 1A, line #19, dwelling #5, family #5.
  16. 1940 census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California; roll T627-349, ED 49-7, page 5B, line #50, household #121.
  17. "Register of Graduates and Former Cadets of the United States Military Academy"; Association of Graduates, USMA; 1970.
  18. U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. US, Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. Contribution from Richard Burton.
  21. California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959; http://www.ancestry.com.
  22. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22725080.
  23. Contribution from Jerrold Ellis Peterson.
  24. Ancestry Family Tree data "Tait Family Tree" posted by "clogans1".
  25. Ancestry Family Tree data "Matson Family Tree" posted by "BarbaraMatson27".


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