Richard 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......... Richard Hinshaw (1814-1861)
            +Serena Coats (1822-1846)
10..........  Sarah Ann Hinshaw (c1840-?) 1
10..........  Julia Hinshaw  1
10..........  Elizabeth Hinshaw  1
10..........  Catherine Hinshaw (1842-1846) 1
10..........  David Hinshaw (1842-1922) 1,2
            +Catharine Miller (1829-1857)
10..........  John U. Hinshaw (1857-?) 1,2
            +Mary A. Eaves (c1827-?)
10..........  Priscilla Hinshaw  1
10..........  Asenath Hinshaw  1
10..........  Richard M. Hinshaw (1861-1942) 1,3
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Richard Hinshaw1,3,4,5 [Robert Henshaw6].

Born 7-2-18142,4,5 [about 18107], Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee2,4,5.  

At Newberry MM on 3-5-1836, Richard was granted a certificate to Union MM, Ohio.4  

He married Serena Coats, Miami County, Ohio.1,8  Serena, daughter of William+Charlotte Coats, was born 1822.1  

At Union MM, Ohio on 7-16-1845, Richard was received on a certificate from Newberry MM, Tennessee, dated 5-3-18364 (what could have caused the long delay between 1836 and 1845??!).  

Serena died Nov 6 1846, buried Clark Cemetery, White County, Indiana.1  

At Union MM on 9-15-1848, Richard was disowned4 (reason unknown).  

Richard crossed the plains with the gold rush of 1849, and after spending a few years in California returned to the East, settling in Indiana prior to the outbreak of the Civil War.  Assuming contracts for digging ditches, he worked all through the northern part of White County, Indiana.3  

Richard was shown in the 1850 census (Feb 4 1851), apparently living in a mining camp, Mosquito Canion, El Dorado County, California:7

Richard Henshaw, age 40, born in Tennessee; miner; average value of daily product: $500.
Aveas [unclear] Wright, age 31, born in Tennessee; miner; average value of daily product: $500.

He then married Catharine Miller, Mar 30 1856, Pulaski County, Indiana.1,9  Catharine was born 1829.1  

Catharine died 1857, buried Clark Cemetery, White County, Indiana.1  

He then married Mary A. Eaves6,10 [Maryann Eves11, Mary (Hickman) Eves1, Mary Ann Hickman1,3,12], Mar 31 18576,10, White County, Indiana6,10.  Mary was born about 1827, Kentucky.2,11  

Mary Ann had been previously married to a Madison Eves/Eaves11 (1843, Carroll County, Kentucky),12 by whom she had children William T.,2,11 George P.,11 Nancy E.,2,11 Martha F.,.11  and Samuel2 Eves/Eaves.  

Richard and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 22 1860), Liberty Township, White County, Indiana:2

Richard Henshaw, age 46, born in Tennessee; farmer; $1200 real estate; $300 personal property.
Mary Henshaw, age 33, born in Kentucky; housekeeper.
David Henshaw, age 17, born in Ohio; farm laborer; attended school.
Wm Eaves, age 16, born in Kentucky; farm laborer.
Nancy Eaves, age 12, born in Kentucky; attended school.
Samuel Eaves, age 8, born in Indiana; attended school.
John Henshaw, age 4, born in Indiana.
Living nearby in 1860 was the family of daughter Sarah.13  

Richard Hinshaw died Oct 5 1861, buried Clark Cemetery, White County, Indiana.1,3  

After Richard died his young children seem to have been sent to various different homes.  Son John was shown in the 1870 census living in the household of Richard's brother William;14 son Richard was shown in the 1870 census living in the household of Mary Ann's daughter, Nancy (Eaves) Furguson;15 Mary Ann's son Samuel Eaves was shown in the 1870 census living (working) in the household of a William & Mary Hays.16  [It *appears* that Mary Ann might have remarried to William Hays, as her age in the 1870 census, 46, matches other census records for her, and she was shown with Samuel Eves].  


  1. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  2. 1860 census, Buffalo P.O., Liberty Township, White County, Indiana; roll M653-307, page 596, line #1, dwelling #226, family #226.
  3. Biographical sketch of Richard Hinshaw.
  4. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  6. Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900; White County, Indiana courthouse records, Monticello, Indiana.
  7. 1850 census, Mosquito Canion, El Dorado County, California; roll M432-34, page 489, line #30, dwelling #12, family #12.
  8. Jerry Richmond database:
  9. Pulaski County, Indiana Index to Marriage Records, Volume II, 1842-1920,
    Indiana Works Progress Administration.
  10. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941;
  11. 1850 census, District 130, White County, Indiana; roll M432-181, page 449, line #30, dwelling #762, family #766.
  12. Carroll County, Kentucky Marriages, 1838-1920;
  13. 1860 census, Buffalo P.O., Liberty Township, White County, Indiana; roll M653-307, page 595, line #14, dwelling #221, family #221.
  14. 1870 census, Ashland P.O., Fall Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M593-323, page 40, line #17, dwelling #155, family #155.
  15. 1870 census, Brookston P.O., West Point Township, White County, Indiana; roll M593-373, page 318, line #7, dwelling #44, family #47.
  16. 1870 census, Brookston P.O., Prairie Township, White County, Indiana; roll M593-373, page 263, line #7, dwelling #341, family #341.

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