Jonathan 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....... Ezra Hinshaw (1753-1836) m Ruth Marshill (1759-1857)
 8........ Thomas Zachariah Hinshaw (1781-1831) m Sarah McMasters (1788-1867)
 9......... Jonathan Hinshaw (1816-1889)
            +Mary C. Jackson (1819-1857)
10..........  Dempsey Jackson Hinshaw (1837-1865) 1,2,3,4,5
10..........  William Hamby Hinshaw (1839-1885) 1,2,3,4,5
10..........  Junius Wesley Hinshaw (1840-<1866) 1,2,3,4,5
10..........  Mary S. Hinshaw (1848-?) 1,2,3,4,5,6
10..........  Isabella Melvina Hinshaw (1850-1925) 1,2,3,4,5,7
10..........  Harriet Hinshaw (1853-c1871) 2,3,4,8
10..........  Eliza Ann Hinshaw (1854-<1880) 2,3,4,7,8
Jonathan Hinshaw     [ID 04272] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Jonathan Hinshaw1,2,3,4,9,10,11,12 [William Jonathan Hinshaw3,13].

Born 1816, North Carolina.1,4,10  

He married Mary C. Jackson1,10,11 [Polly C. Jackson9,10, Rebecca Mary "Polly" Jackson3], Apr 16 18361,10,11, Randolph County, North Carolina1,10,11.  Mary, daughter of Dempsey Jackson & Elizabeth Patterson, was born Jun 25 1819, North Carolina.1,3  (Polly's father was a veteran of the War of 1812; her mother was full-blooded Cherokee).3  

A marriage bond was recorded for Jonathan Hinshaw & Polly Jackson on April 16, 1836, Randolph County, North Carolina.  Ezra Hinshaw was recorded as a bondsman.3,14  

Jonathan's family was shown in the 1840 census, Randolph County, North Carolina:3

one male age 20-30
one female age 20-30
two males under age 5

In 1841, Jonathan and family migrated from North Carolina to Missouri along with Polly's brother, Elisha Jackson and his family.3  

Jonathan and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 12 1850), Green Township, Lawrence County, Missouri:1,3,15

Jonathan Hinshaw, age 34, born in North Carolina; farmer; $500 real estate.
Mary C. Hinshaw, age 31, born in North Carolina.
Demsy J. Hinshaw, age 13, born in North Carolina.
William H. Hinshaw, age 11, born in North Carolina.
Junius W. Hinshaw, age 10, born in North Carolina.
Mary S. Hinshaw, age 2, born in Missouri.
Isabella M. Hinshaw, age 1, born in Missouri.

On Mar 10 1856 Jonathan Hinshaw purchased 40 acres of land in Lawrence County, Missouri.16  He was described in this record as "Jonathan Hinshaw of Lawrence County, Missouri".16  

Mary died Aug 6 1857, buried plot 82, Stahl Cemetery, southwest of Miller, Missouri.2,3  

Widower Jonathan and children were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 25 1860), Greene Township, Lawrence County, Missouri:3,17

Jonathan Hinshaw, age 44, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1600 real estate.
Wesley Hinshaw, age 20, born in North Carolina; farmer.
Mary Hinshaw, age 12, born in Missouri; attended school.
Isabel Hinshaw, age 9, born in Missouri; attended school.
Harriet Hinshaw, age 7, born in Missouri; attended school.
Eliza Ann Hinshaw, age 6, born in Missouri; attended school.
Living next door in 1860 was son William.3,18  

Widower Jonathan and children were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 12 1870), Green Township, Lawrence County, Missouri:19,20

Hinshaw, Jonathan, age 55, born in North Carolina; farmer; $3000 real estate; $1500 personal property.
Hinshaw, Isabell M., age 19, born in Missouri; house keeping.
Hinshaw, Eliza A., age 15, born in Missouri.
Living nearby was son William.  

Jonathan Hinshaw died Feb 22 1889, Miller, Missouri; buried plot 82, Stahl Cemetery, southwest of Miller, Missouri.2,3,4  

A 1974 history of Lawrence County, Missouri included the following biographical sketch of Jonathan and family:2

Since 1841, when Jonathan and Mary (Jackson) Hinshaw migrated to Lawrence County, Missouri, from Randolph County, N.C., their descendants have increased in number from three to nearly three hundred.  Several of these are Lawrence County residents today.  Jonathan, who was 26 in 1841, was a descendant of early Americans who had come from England via Scotland and Ireland to N.C.  where his brothers' and sisters' descendants are still living.  He and Mary, with their sons, Dempsey J., William H. and Junius W. Hinshaw settled here near the homestead of Mary's brother, Elisha Jackson and family, also from N.C.  Elisha was the ancestor of Everett Jackson, of Mt. Vernon.  

The Hinshaw's daughters, who were all born here, were Mary (Mrs. Tim Connel), Isabella (Mrs. James Cassity), Harriet Hinshaw, and Eliza (Mrs. John Cassity).  One daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Connel is still living.  She is Mrs. Frank (Ana) Hunter of Springfield, Missouri.  The oldest son, Dempsey Hinshaw, became the grandfather of Joseph Calvin Hinshaw of Wichita, Kansas, an editor, who has recently compiled "The History and Genealogy of the Hinshaw Family".  

By 1866, Jonathon's only surviving son was William Hamby Hinshaw, whose wife was Mildred Eldridge Webb, daughter of Edward and Nancy Webb, also of Lawrence County.  Their sons and daughters were William J., John and Robert Hinshaw, Nancy (Mrs. Lee Roberts), Mary (Mrs. John Mount), Eliza (Mrs. Major Morgan), Lillie (Mrs. Delbert Bowles) and Martha Hinshaw.  Most of them spent their lives and reared their families in the Miller area.  Mrs. Lillie Bowles of Carthage, is the only immediate survivor of William H. and Mildred Hinshaw.  She and her niece, their grandfather and great-grandfather Jonathan Hinshaw.  

Jonathon Hinshaw, who passed away February 22, 1889, left his foot prints on our soil.  Some of them were no doubt made deeper by the grief he so silently bore.  He lost his sons as a result of the War.  He lost his wife and daughter Harriet, to an illness for which at that time there was no cure.  But gladly did he contribute to our American education through the training of his two daughters who were teachers in our schools: Mrs. Isabella Hinshaw Cassity and Mrs. Eliza Hinshaw Cassity (who married brothers).  Jonathan and Mary Hinshaw rest in the Stahl Cemetery, which is a few miles southwest of Miller, Mo.


  1. 1850 census, Green Township, Lawrence County, Missouri; USGenWeb:
  2. Contribution from Janet Hunter () citing:
    "Lawrence County Missouri History"; Miller et. al.; 1974 Lawrence County Historical Society.
  3. "History and Genealogy of the Hinshaw Family", compiled by Joseph Calvin Hinshaw, 1967; with considerable content from William Perry Johnson, a noted genealogist hired by Joseph Calvin Hinshaw. Contributed by Bob Mount ()
  4. Posting May 8 2007 by () to MOLAWREN-L.
  5. 1850 census, Lawrence County, Missouri; USGenWeb Archives.
  6. Posting Oct 3 1999 from Janet Hunter () citing:
    Posting Oct 3 1999 by Judy Johnson () on MOLAWREN-L citing:
    "Goodspeed", 1888 (reprinted 1973 by Litho Printers); pg 186-7.
  7. Cassity/Cassidy Family Association:
  8. Contribution from Janet Hunter () citing:
    Lawrence County, Missouri, History; 1974.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  10. Contribution from William Banks Hinshaw.
  11. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters.
  12. Last will and testament of Sarah McMasters Hinshaw.
  14. "North Carolina Marriage Bonds" fiche in the LDS Family History Library.
  15. 1850 census, Green Township, Lawrence County, Missouri; roll 47, page 284B, line #17, dwelling #220, family #221.
  16. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database:
  17. 1860 census, Phelps, Greene Township, Lawrence County, Missouri; page 113/819, line #29, dwelling #775, family #738.
  18. 1860 census, Phelps, Greene Township, Lawrence County, Missouri; page 113/819, line #35, dwelling #776, family #739.
  19. USGenWeb Archives:
  20. 1870 census, Mt. Vernon, Green Township, Lawrence County, Missouri; page 446A, line #19, dwelling #149, family #144.

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