Ruth 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..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... John Hinshaw (1747-1800) m Ruth (Pike) Weisner (1744-1795)
 8........ John Hinshaw (1777-1836) m Lydia Macy (1776-1858)
 9......... Ruth Hinshaw (1800-1869)
            +Isaac Hobson (1798-1846)
Ruth Hinshaw     [ID 00371] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 7-18-1800, Marlborough MM, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  

She married Isaac Hobson, 7-18-1822, Marlborough MM, North Carolina.1,2,4,9,10,11  Isaac, son of Stephen Hobson & Deborah Marshill, was born 1-27-1798, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,3,4,5,6,12,13  

Note that Isaac Hobson was the son of Deborah (Marshill) Hinshaw (wife of Benjamin Hinshaw), by her second husband, Stephen Hobson.  Therefore, Isaac and Ruth were (step) first cousins, once removed.4  


Larkin B. Hobson, born 4-25-1824, North Carolina; died Dec 1906, Kankakee, Illinois; buried Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee, Illinois; married Phebe -- (children: Elizabeth Hobson, c1857; Asenath Hobson, Oct 30 1860). 3,14
Edward K. Hobson, born 10-7-1826; died 11-9-1867 [11-9-1868], buried West Union Cemetery; married Amy J. Curl. 15
John H. Hobson, born 8-15-1829; died 7-10-1831, age 1y 10m 26d; buried West Union Cemetery.
Newton M. [Isaac Newton] Hobson, born 9-21-1831, Indiana; died Jul 11 1867, buried Sugar Grove Cemetery, Plainfield, Indiana; married Lucy L. Mendenhall (children: Albert C., Jesse Calvin, William Riley, and Sarah Jane Hobson). 16
Deborah M. Hobson, born 10-24-1834, Indiana; died Apr 6 1926, buried Bethel Cemetery, Mooresville, Indiana; married Owen M. Lindley (Whindley), 11-22-1860, West Union MM (children: Elmina, William O., Estina, Edward, and Orpha Lindley). 3,17
Rebecca A. Hobson, born 3-26-1837, Indiana; died 7-17-1857, age 20y 3m 21d; buried West Union Cemetery. 18
Miriam D. Hobson, born 6-14-1841, Indiana; married -- Beans, c1859. 3

Ruth and family were shown in the 1840 census, Morgan County, Indiana:19

Isaac Hobson household:
1 male age 5-10 (Newton).
1 male age 10-15 (Edward).
1 male age 15-20 (Larkin).
1 male age 40-50 (Isaac).
1 female under age 5 (Rebecca).
1 female age 5-10 (Deborah).
1 female age 40-50 (Ruth).
7 persons total in household.
1 person engaged in agriculture.

Isaac died 11-2-1846, West Union MM, Morgan County, Indiana; age 48y 9m 5d.4,5,6,13  

At West Union MM on 4-16-1849, Ruth Hobson was appointed to a committee on first-day school.3  

Widow Ruth and children were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 1 1850), Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana:7

Ruth Hobson, age 49, born in North Carolina; $1090 real estate.
Newton Hobson, age 18, born in Indiana; farmer.
Deborah Hobson, age 15, born in Indiana; attended school.
Rebecca Hobson, age 13, born in Indiana; attended school.
Miriam Hobson, age 8, born in Indiana; attended school.
Lydia Henshaw, age 73, born in Massachusetts; blind.

Widow Ruth and children were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 11 1860), Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana:8

Ruth Hobsen, age 59, born in North Carolina; $2500 real estate; $350 personal property.
Deborah Hobsen, age 25, born in Indiana; house work.
Alva Hobsen, age 6, born in Indiana; attended school.
Larkin Hobsen, age 36, born in North Carolina; farmer; $340 personal property.
Feeby Hobsen, age 26, born in Indiana.
Elizabeth Hobsen, age 3, born in Indiana.

Ruth Hinshaw died Feb 7 1869, West Union MM, Morgan County, Indiana; buried West Union Cemetery, Monrovia, Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana.3,4,5,6,13,20  


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  3. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 6, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  4. "Family of William & Rebecca Dixon Marshill, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Orange County, N.C.", by Thomas W. Marshall (Washington D.C., 1945, a typewritten manuscript), from the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Washington D.C.) "Marshill Family Genealogical Records 1700-1900", microfilm #0876559, item 5, in the LDS FHL.
  5. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  6. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935;
  7. 1850 census, Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana; roll M432-162, page 125B-126A; line #40, dwelling #433, family #433.
  8. 1860 census, Monrovia P.O., Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana; roll M653-284, page 630; line #8, dwelling #602, family #613.
  9. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  10. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  11. "Additions, Corrections, & Comments - Abstracts of the Record of the Society of Friends in Indiana", by Roger S. Boone, 1978, Springfield, Ohio; In the Newberry Library in Chicago.
  12. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  13. U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940;
  19. 1840 census, Morgan County, Indiana; roll 100, page 156.

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