Milton Wheeler 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...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Benjamin Hinshaw (1738-1840) m Elisabeth Hinshaw (1750-1823)
 8........ William Hinshaw (1789-1854) m Ruth Hinshaw (1791-1836)
 9......... Michael Hinshaw (1816-1884) m Rachel Kemp (1821-1895)
10.......... Milton Wheeler Hinshaw (1855-1926)
             +Elnora "Nora" Burton (1867-1919)
11...........  Lela Rachel Hinshaw (1890-1966) 1,2
11...........  Harlan Ross Hinshaw (1892-1943) 1,2,3,4
11...........  Glen Harrison Hinshaw (1894-1994) 1,2,4,5
11...........  Claude Wheeler Hinshaw (1897-1963) 1,2,4
11...........  Bliss Atwell Hinshaw (1900-1987) 1,4
11...........  Roscoe Clair Hinshaw (1904-1930) 1,4
11...........  Clavis Jewett Hinshaw (1910-2005) 1
Milton Wheeler Hinshaw     [ID 00527] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Milton Wheeler Hinshaw1 [Milton Willard Hinshaw3,6].

Born Sep 22 1855, near Snow Camp, Chatham County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,6,7,8  

At Cane Creek MM on 3-6-1869 Dinah Unthank and Amy Hinshaw were minuted into membership at their own request, and minor brothers Milton W. and John H. Hinshaw were minuted into membership at the request of their parents.9,10  

Milton wrote a one-paragraph autobiography in which he states, in part:1

"left home on the 1 day of the 3 month 1875 and came to the State of Ind.  without money or friends and among strangers and no one to depend on only my self".  ...  "I worked by the day and month for nearly 3 years or until December the 21st 1879 and at that time I bought 40 acres of land near the center of Adams Township, State of Indiana, Hamilton Co., and commenced to work on the same to improve it".

Milton was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 16 1880), living in the household of sister Tamar in Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:8

Hinshaw, Milton, boarder, age 24, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; single; farm laborer,

He married Elnora "Nora" Burton1,11,12 [Mary Elnora Burton13, Nora Burton11], Nov 8 18881,11,12, Hamilton County, Indiana1,11,12.  Elnora, daughter of John Burton & Susanna Rushton, was born Apr 3 1867, near Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana.1,2,4,7  

Elnora's family lived on a farm near Milton's farm, a mile west of Boxley, Indiana.  At first Milton was shy and reluctant to court Elnora, but a batchelor friend began dating Elnora's sister and finally convinced Milton to go with him and start seeing Nora.1  

Milton and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 21 1900), Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:2

Henshaw, Milton, head-of-household, age 44, born Sep 1855 in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 12 years; farmer; owned home.
Henshaw, Nora, wife, age 33, born Apr 1867 in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; married 12 years; 4 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Lela, daughter, age 9, born Aug 1890 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Ross, son, age 8, born Mar 1892 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Glen, son, age 4, born Sep 1895 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Claud, son, age 3, born Apr 1897 in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.

Milton and family were again shown in the 1910 census (Apr 20 1910), Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:4

Hinshaw, Milton, head-of-household, age 54, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; first marriage, married 21 years; owned home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hinshaw, Nora, wife, age 43, born in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Indiana; first marriage, married 21 years; 6 children, 6 living.
Hinshaw, Ross, son, age 18, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; occupation: laborer, farm.
Hinshaw, Glen, son, age 15, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; occupation: laborer, home farm; attended school.
Hinshaw, Claud, son, age 13, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Bliss, son, age 9, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Clair, son, age 6, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.

Nora, in her later years, was a large, friendly woman who was loved by all who knew her.1  

Elnora died Jun 16 1919, near Boxley, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Indiana.1,7,13  Medical: Nora died from liver cancer.1  (Note: The Hamilton County death records show her age as 25!13  Either this is an error in the death records, or the 1919 record refers to a different Mary Elnora Hinshaw, which seems unlikely).  

Widower Milton and family were again shown in the 1920 census (Feb 10 1920), Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana:5

Hinshaw, Milton W., head-of-household, age 64, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widower; owned home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Hinshaw, Glenn, son, age 25, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; occupation: laborer, farm.
Hinshaw, Bliss, son, age 19, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Clair, son, age 15, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Clavis, son, age 9, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.

Milton Wheeler Hinshaw died Oct 9 1926, near Boxley, Hamilton County, Indiana; buried Boxley Cemetery, Boxley, Indiana.1,3,7  Medical: Milton died of "prostate problems" (probably prostate cancer).1

(photo)Photo: Milton Wheeler Hinshaw, 1918, age 63

(photo)Photo: Nora (Burton) Hinshaw, 1918, age 51


Sources

  1. Family history and family group sheets contributed by Lester L. Hinshaw
  2. 1900 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; ED 78, page 27A-B, line #46, dwelling #277, family #278.
  3. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  4. 1910 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; ED 91, page 8B, line #77, dwelling #115, family #118.
  5. 1920 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T625-435, ED 111, page 8A, line #1, dwelling #176, family #176.
  6. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  7. Boxley Cemetery gravestone inscriptions; USGenWeb Archives.
  8. 1880 census, Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana; roll T9-281, ED 36, page 344C, line #37, dwelling #314, family #317.
  9. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  10. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book 8, page 88).
  12. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920; http://www.ancestry.com (Book C-1, page 116).
  13. "Index to Death Records, Hamilton County, Indiana 1882-1920", Volume I;
    Indiana Work Projects Administration, 1942.


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