Ezra 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......... Ezra Hinshaw (1816-1841)
            +Nancy Ann Thompson Hackney (1819-1907)
10..........  Richard Thompson Hinshaw (1841-1912) 1,2,3,4
Ezra Hinshaw     [ID 00417] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Ezra Hinshaw3,5 [Ezra Henshaw6, Nara Henshaw7].

Born 9-1-1816, Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tennessee.5,8  

He married Nancy Ann Thompson Hackney, Sep 30 1840, Blount County, Tennessee.7,9,10  Nancy, daughter of Thomas Hackney & Elizabeth Jones, was born May 29 1819, Blount County, Tennessee.1,3  Nancy was named after her grandmother, Nancy Ann Thompson (m Francis Jones).1  

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

At Newberry MM on 10-2-1841, Ezra condemned his marriage "contrary to discipline".5  

Ezra Hinshaw died Dec 12 1841, Blount County, Tennessee.1,3,11  

After Ezra died, Nancy remarried on Oct 18 1845, in Blount County TN, to John B. Dunlap.1,3,7,9  She had five additional children with John Dunlap.1  

Nancy and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 3 1850), Blount County, Tennessee:4

John Dunlap, age 27, born in Tennessee; farmer; attended school [sic].
Nancy Dunlap, age 27, born in Tennessee.
Richd Henshaw, age 8, born in Tennessee; married within the year [?? sic].
Mary Dunlap, age 4, born in Tennessee.
Nancy Dunlap, age 1, born in Tennessee.
Ruth Carson, age 18, born in Tennessee.

Nancy and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Jun 11 1860), Knox County, Tennessee:12

Nancy Dunlap, age 41, born in Tennessee.
Richd T Hinshaw, age 18, born in Tennessee; farmer.
Mary J. Hinshaw [sic], age 14, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Adaline Hinshaw [sic], age 11, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Sarah E. Hinshaw [sic], age 8, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Francis N. Hinshaw [sic], age 6, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Wm R. Hinshaw [sic], age 2, born in Tennessee.

Nancy died Mar 15 1907, Friendsville, Blount County, Tennessee; buried Friends Cemetery, Friendsville, Tennessee.1  


  1. Contribution from Phyllis Martin ().
  2. Last will of Uriah Hinshaw.
  3. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  4. 1850 census, 4th Civil District, Blount County, Tennessee; roll 871, page 24, line #26, dwelling #320, family #320.
  5. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  7. "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  9. "Blount County, Tennessee, Marriages" (USGenWeb Archives).
  10. The will of Ezra's father Uriah refers to Ezra's widow Nancy.
  11. Family group sheets from Annette L. Schmidt ()
  12. 1860 census, District 10, Knox County, Tennessee; page 215A, line #1, dwelling #174, family #174.

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