Eleanor Ratcliffe 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..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Absolom Hinshaw (1728-?) m Rebecca Haddock 
 7....... Absolom Hinshaw (1752-1830) m Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1753-1833)
 8........ Joseph Hinshaw (1791-1867) m Sarah Ratcliff (1797-1878)
 9......... Eleanor Ratcliffe Hinshaw (1827-1909)
            +Robert Sinclair (1819-1901)
Eleanor Ratcliffe Hinshaw     [ID 04435] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jan 27 1827, Jefferson Township, Clinton County, Ohio.1,2,3,4,5  

She married Robert Sinclair1,6, Jun 11 18421,6 [(Jun 2 1842).7], Clinton County, Ohio1,6.  (Probably married in Jefferson Township).2  Robert, son of William Sinclair & Mary Gilbert, was born Feb 25 1819, Ohio.2,3,5  

Note that Eleanor's sister Rebecca married Robert's brother, Gilbert Sinclair.8  


Asa Sinclair, born Oct 19 1843, Clinton County, Ohio; died Oct 5 1922, Leavenworth Co. KS; married Mary Ann Curtis (children: Alonzo Simon, Rosa Ellen, Willard Andrew, Edward Robert, Webster Hugh, Sarah Jenett, Franklin Asa, Mary Edith "May", Ella Sue, and Charles Alfred Sinclair).
Lavina Sinclair, born May 1 1846; died Aug 1 1909; married Hugh Nesbitt Cosgrove/Crosgrove (children: John Marion, Clarence Earl, and Nettie Jane Cosgrove).
Simon Sinclair, born Mar 31 1849 (1848); died Feb 14 1923; married c1872, Caroline Malissa Overman (child: Lucy Myrtle Sinclair).
Louisa Sinclair, born Jul 2 1850 (c1845); died Apr 17 1924; married Charles Edmonds (children: Edward H., Charles Fred, Albert Vaughn, Effie L., Elva U., Otto A., Mather J., Oliver N., and Paul Irving Edmonds).

Eleanor and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 18 1850), Huntington County, Indiana:3

Robert Sinclair, age 31, born in Ohio; farmer; $400 real estate.
Ellenor Sinclair, age 23, born in Ohio.
Asa Sinclair, age 7, born in Ohio.
Lavina Sinclair, age 5, born in Ohio.
Simon Sinclair, age 2, born in Ohio.

Eleanor and Robert Sinclair separated sometime before the 1880 census, and divorced in Leavenworth County, Kansas on an undetermined date.2  Robert was shown in the 1880 census living alone in Alexandria Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas:9

Sinclair, Robbert, age 61, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia; farmer; married.

Eleanor was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 25 1900), living (or staying) with the family of cousin John Hinshaw in Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana:4

St. Clair, Ellenor, cousin, age 73, born Jan 1827 in Ohio; parents born in North Carolina; divorced; 11 children, 9 living.

Robert died Feb 20 1901, Leavenworth County, Kansas; buried Bethel Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.2,5  

Eleanor Ratcliffe Hinshaw died Nov 23 1909, McLouth, Jefferson County, Kansas; buried Wild Horse Cemetery, Graham County, Kansas.2,5,10  

Eleanor's obituary was printed in "The McLouth Times" (McLouth, Jefferson County, Kansas) on Friday, November 26, 1909:10,11

Death of Mrs. Sinclair

Eleanor Hinshaw was born January 27, 1827, died at her daughter's Mrs. Charles Edmonds, November 23, 1909, age 82 years, 9 months and 26 days.  She married in 1842 to Mr. Robert Sinclair.  There were born to this union four children, one of whom is living.  She was a member of the Christian Church.  Funeral services were held at Mrs. Chas. Edmonds' home November 24 conducted by Rev E.E. McAferty.  She was buried at Wild Horse Cemetery by the side of her sister, Mrs. John Millikan.

For further information on the descendents of Eleanor Hinshaw and Robert Sinclair, email Jack Stockman:

(photo)Photo: Eleanor Ratcliffe Hinshaw with daughter Lavina Sinclair, grandson John Marion Cosgrove and great-granddaughter Ethel Lavina Cosgrove 5

(photo)Photo: Robert Sinclair gravestone Bethel Cemetery 5


  1. Family group sheets contributed by Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens
  2. Contribution from Jack Stockman ().
  3. 1850 census, Huntington County, Indiana; roll M432-152, page 81, line #29, dwelling #1142, family #1142.
  4. 1900 census, Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana; roll T623-399, ED 129, page 13B, line #85, dwelling #319, family #321.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. Contribution from Jack Stockman () citing:
    Probate Court of Clinton County, Ohio: "Record of Marriage License Issued," Book 2:291, no. 696;
    Probate Court of Clinton County, Ohio: "Record of Marriages," Book 3:221.
  7. Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850; http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
  8. Contribution from Mike Hadl ().
  9. 1880 LDS census index, Alexandria Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas; roll T9-0385, page 65D.
  10. Contribution from Jack Stockman () citing:
    Obituary of Eleanor Hinshaw Sinclair, from Janet Hawley Shelton ().
  11. Obituary of Eleanor Hinshaw Sinclair; posted Dec 14 2006 by Jim Laird () to KS-FOOTSTEPS.

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