Evan 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...... William Hinshaw (1724-1814) m Sarah Courtney (1730-c1768)
 7....... William Hinshaw (1759-1807) m Margaret Hunt (1765-1828)
 8........ Uriah Hinshaw (1785-1843) m Mary Elizabeth Lewis (1783-1837)
 9......... Evan Hinshaw (1810-1873)
            +Nancy Hackney (1812-1852)
10..........  Aaron Thompson Hinshaw (1837-1910) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
10..........  Jane Hinshaw (1840-1883) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
10..........  Mary Hinshaw (1842-1889) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
10..........  Serene Hinshaw (1844-1853) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
10..........  Ruth E. Hinshaw (c1850-?) 8,10
            +Ruth Sopher (1819-1874)
10..........  Nancy Hinshaw (1855-1919) 3,5,7,8,10
10..........  Hannah Elizabeth Hinshaw (1858-1884) 3,5,8,10
10..........  Evan Joseph Hinshaw (1860-1861) 3,5
Evan Hinshaw     [ID 00413] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 1-18-1810, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11,12  Evan was born on the same day as his third cousin, Ruth Hinshaw.  

On Apr 16 1835 Evan purchased 80 acres of land in Madison County, Indiana.13  In this land record he was described as "Evan Hinshaw of Blount County, Tennessee".13  

Just one month later, on May 20 1835, Evan purchased an additional 40 acres in Madison County.13  In this land record he was described as "Evan Hinshaw of Wayne County, Indiana",13 which seems to indicate he had at least temporarily moved to Indiana by 1835.  

He married Nancy Hackney, Feb 11 1836, Blount County, Tennessee.1,2,4,5,14,15,16  Nancy, daughter of Aaron Hackney & Jane Jones5,9, was born 10-15-18125,9 [10-15-18132,4], Blount County, Tennessee5,9.  

Note that Evan's brother Ezra also married a Nancy Hackney, a double first cousin to Evan's Nancy.  

At Newberry MM on 9-2-1837, Evan condemned his marriage "contrary to discipline".11  

At Newberry MM on 3-3-1838, Evan & family were granted a certificate to Walnut Ridge MM, Indiana.11  

At Back Creek MM (Indiana) on 5-18-1839, Evan, Nancy, & son Aaron Thompson Hinshaw were received on certificates from Newberry MM, Tennessee, endorsed by Walnut Ridge MM.2,4  

In the year 1839, when the Friends of Back Creek were about to build a big brick meeting house, they made a ratio of apportionment, which is interesting as it showed who were the paying members at that time and their financial ratings.  Some Friends were assessed at a rate of four and one half percent, some at three percent, some at two and one half percent, others lower.  Under an assessment of two per cent was Evan Hinshaw.  Under an assessment of one and one half percent was brother Charles Hinshaw.17  

Evan and family were shown in the 1840 census, Grant County, Indiana:18

Evan Hinshaw household:
1 male under age 5 (Aaron).
1 male age 20-30.
1 male age 30-40 (Evan).
1 female age 20-30 (Nancy).
4 persons total.
1 person engaged in agriculture.

At Back Creek MM on 9-16-1847, Evan & family were granted a certificate to Pleasant Plain MM, Iowa.2  

At Pleasant Plain MM (Iowa) on 1-26-1848, Evan & wife Nancy & minor children Aaron, Jane, Mary, & Serena were received on a certificate from Back Creek MM dated 11-18-1847 [??].3  

Evan and family were shown in the 1850 census, Jasper County, Iowa:6

Evan Hinshaw, age 40, born in Tennessee; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Nancy Hinshaw, age 37, born in Tennessee.
Aaron Hinshaw, age 13, born in Tennessee.
Jane Hinshaw, age 10, born in Iowa.
Mary Hinshaw, age 8, born in Iowa.
Sarina Hinshaw, age 6, born in Iowa.
Andrew Boothe, age 21, born in Iowa; laborer.
Evan and family lived nearby to his widowed mother's household, with several of his siblings living at home with their mother.  Also living nearby was brother David.  

Nancy died Jun 24 18524,5,7,9 [Dec 24 185219], Indiana4,5,7,9; buried Spring Creek Friends Cemetery, near Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa4,5,7,9.  

He then married Ruth Sopher3,5,7 [Ruth Sopher Hockett5,7,20], Nov 9 18533,5,7.  Ruth, daughter of Joseph+Phoebe Sopher, was born 1-19-1819, Washington County, Pennsylvania.3,8,10  

Ruth had been previously married to Moses Hockett, by whom she had a daughter Phebe Hockett.  Phebe Hockett married Enoch Janeway and had a daughter Samantha Janeway, who then married Evan's nephew William Ezra Hinshaw.7  

Evan and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 2 1860), Jasper County, Iowa:8

E Henshaw, age 50, born in Tennessee; farmer; $3600 real estate; $1500 personal property.
Ruth Henshaw, age 40, born in Pennsylvania.
Jane Henshaw, age 20, born in Iowa.
Ruth E. Henshaw, age 11, born in Iowa; attended school.
Nancy Henshaw, age 4, born in Iowa; attended school.
Hannah E. Henshaw, age 2, born in Iowa.
Wm Shelf [unclear], age 9 [unclear], born in Iowa.
Cynthia Bales, age 25 [unclear], born in Tennessee.
Tom Berene [unclear], age 22, born in Ohio; farm laborer; $100 personal property; attended school.

Evan and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 1 1870), Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa:10

Hinshaw, Evan, age 60, born in Tennessee; farmer; $9400 real estate; $1261 personal property.
Hinshaw, Ruth, age 51, born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Ruth E, age 20, born in Iowa; at home.
Hinshaw, Nancy, age 14, born in Iowa; house keeping; attended school.
Hinshaw, Hannah E, age 12, born in Iowa; attended school.
Ellice, William, age 21; farm laborer.
Mays, Lewis, age 22; farm laborer.
Living next door in 1870 was daughter Mary and her family.21  Also living nearby was daughter Jane and her family,22 and son Aaron and family.23  

Evan Hinshaw died Oct 19 1873.4,5,7,20  

Ruth died Feb 27 1874.5,7

(photo)Photo: Evan Hinshaw family bible: birth records 5

(photo)Photo: Evan Hinshaw family bible: marriage records 5

(photo)Photo: Evan Hinshaw family bible: death records 5


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Indiana.
  2. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 3, 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.
  3. "The William Wade Hinshaw Index to [Iowa] Quaker Meeting Records", a microfiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  4. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  5. Evan Hinshaw family bible record,
    courtesy of Douglas Hackney (): http://www.hackneys.com.
  6. 1850 census, Jasper County, Iowa, page 379B, household #149; USGenWeb:
  7. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  8. 1860 census, Newton P.O., Mariposa Township, Jasper County, Iowa; roll M653-325, page 2, line #3, dwelling #8, family #8.
  9. Contribution from Phyllis Martin ().
  10. 1870 census, Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa; page 302A, line #19, dwelling #4, family #4.
  11. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  12. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  13. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  14. "Early East Tennesee Marriages", Vol. 1 Grooms, Byron & Barb Sistley, 1987, submitted by Robert Worley.
  15. "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
  16. "Blount County, Tennessee, Marriages" (USGenWeb Archives).
  17. Posting Jan 18 2001 by Phyllis Miller Fleming () to Grant Co. In Biographies, citing:
    "Centennial History of Grant County, Indiana: 1812-1912", Rolland Lewis Whiteson, ed., Chicago: Lewis Publ Co,
    "CV. Society of Friends in Grant County," pg 648-649; See:
  18. 1840 census, Grant County, Indiana; USGenWeb Archives:
  19. WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey; USGenWeb Archives:
  20. Family group sheets from Annette L. Schmidt ()
  21. 1870 census, Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa; page 302A, line #11, dwelling #3, family #3.
  22. 1870 census, Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa; page 302B, line #5, dwelling #8, family #9.
  23. 1870 census, Kellogg Township, Jasper County, Iowa; page 302A, line #7, dwelling #2, family #2.

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