George 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 Mary Hinshaw (?-1822)
 7....... George Hinshaw (1775-1862) m Susannah Johnson (1790-1876)
 8........ George Hinshaw (1820-1874)
           +Polly Maria Toliver (1828-1925)
 9.........  Stephen Hinshaw (1848-1858) 1,2,3
 9.........  Eli Hinshaw (1850-1853) 1,2
 9.........  Kerna Hinshaw (1853-1857) 1,2
 9.........  Otto Hinshaw (1856-1856) 1,2
 9.........  Ida May Hinshaw (1857->1925) 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
 9.........  Asa Hinshaw (1858-1859) 1,2
 9.........  Harriet Hinshaw (1860-1861) 1,2,7
 9.........  Ezra Hinshaw (1862-1923) 1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
 9.........  Toby George Hinshaw (1865-1952) 1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10,11
 9.........  Roland Hinshaw (1867-1927) 1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10,11
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Born Dec 26 1820, Overton County, Tennessee; on a farm 2 mi from Monroe.1,3,4,5,6,10,15,16  

He married Polly Maria Toliver, Jul 1 1847, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,4,5,6,9,10,15,17,18,19  Polly, daughter of James Toliver & Elizabeth Maxwell, was born Dec 21 1828, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,20  

George and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 3 1850), Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:3

George Henshaw, age 29, born in Tennessee; farmer; $4000 real estate.
Polly M. Henshaw, age 21, born in Illinois.
Stephen Henshaw, age 1, born in Illinois.
Elcan Hunter, age 19, born in Tennessee; laborer.

The following land sale records show George's land purchases in 1853:21

     DATE       ACRES         COUNTY: TWP/RANGE, SECTION    RESIDENCY
  1/15/1853  159.46 @ $1.25  McLean: 23N/05E, Sec 2        McLean County
  6/15/1853  159.46 @ $1.25  McLean: 23N/05E, Sec 1        McLean County
  6/15/1853  159.46 @ $1.25  McLean: 23N/05E, Sec 35       McLean County
  6/15/1853  159.46 @ $1.25  McLean: 24N/05E, Sec 36       McLean County

George and family were shown in the 1860 census, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois:7

George Hinshaw, age 37, born in Tennessee; $25,000 real estate; $2,000 personal property.
Polly Hinshaw, age 21, born in Illinois.
Ida Hinshaw, age 3, born in Illinois.
Harriet Hinshaw, age 2 months, born in Illinois.
Ellen Bailey, age 13, born in Ohio; [..occupation unclear..].
John Bailey, age 22, born in Ohio; laborer.
Living in the same dwelling in 1860 were George's elderly parents.22  

George and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 14 1870), Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois:8

Hinshaw, George, age 47, born in Tennessee; farmer; $100,000 real estate; $10,000 personal property.
Hinshaw, Polly M., age 41, born in Illinois; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Ida, age 13, born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Ezra, age 7, born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Toby, age 5, born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Rolla, age 3, born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Susanna, age 77, born in Virginia; keeping house.
Haman, Charles, age 20, born in Prussia; laborer; parents foreign-born.
Living next door in 1870 was the family of Polly's sister, Lucinda (Toliver) Covey.23  

George Hinshaw died Jun 27 1874, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; buried Scogin's Cemetery, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois.1,4,5,6  

Widow Polly was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1880), Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois:11

Hinshaw, Molly, age 51, born in Illinois; parents born in North Carolina; widow; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Ezra, son, age 18, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Toby, son, age 16, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Roland, son, age 12, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Sheet, Frank, servant, age 22, born in Illinois; parents born in Germany; farm laborer.
Waterman, Emma, servant, age 19, born in Kentucky; parents born in Virginia; domestic.

Widow Polly was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 14 1900), living with son Ezra in Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois:12

Hinshaw, Polly, head-of-household, age 71, born Dec 1828 in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in North Carolina; widow; 11 children, 4 living; occupation: farmer; owned farm.
Hinshaw, Ezra, son, age 37, born July 1862 in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: farmer; owned farm.
Covey, Lucinda, sister, age 69, born May 1831 in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in North Carolina; widow; 9 children, 6 living.
Byer, Jahu, boarder, age 20, born July 1879 in Germany; parents born in Germany; immigrated 1890; occupation: farm laborer.

Widow Polly was again shown in the 1910 census (May 14 1910), living with son Ezra on West Six Points Road, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois:13

Hinshaw, Ezra, head-of-household, age 47, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois; single; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm.
Hinshaw, Polly M., mother, age 81, born in Illinois; parents born in North Carolina; widow; 11 children, 4 living.

Widow Polly was again shown in the 1920 census (Jan 16-18 1920), Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois:14

Hinshaw, Polly A. [sic], head-of-household, age 91, born in Illinois; parents born in North Carolina; widow.
Hinshaw, Ezra, son, age 57, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Illinois; single; farmer.
Hinshaw, Deane J., [relationship unclear], age 28, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; single; farm laborer.
Garet, Mae, housekeeper, age 24, born in Illinois; single; housekeeper, private home.
Garet, Grace, housekeeper daughter, age 3 years 10 months, born in Illinois; single.
Also living nearby in 1920 was son Toby.24  

Polly died Mar 24 1925, buried Scogin's Cemetery, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois.1,2  

George & Polly are buried with their son Ezra in Scogin's Cemetery.5  

The historical book "The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois" described George as follows:10

"As to personal appearance he is tall and portly.  When he was twenty-seven years of age he had a severe sickness, was ill for a long time with the typhoid fever, and since then he has been very stout in appearance.  He has a large head and a large brain; has small sparkling eyes, and a pleasant, genial countenance; he is full of fun and appreciates a joke.  He has a firm, resolute character, combined with a mild and pleasant disposition.  He is always ready to meet his friends with real English cheer, and indeed he appears a 'fine old English gentleman, one of the olden time'."

(photo)Photo: George Hinshaw Jr. 25

(photo)Photo: Polly Maria Toliver 25

(photo)Photo: Polly Maria Toliver 26

(photo)Photo: George Hinshaw & Polly Maria Toliver gravestone Scogin's Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois 26


Sources

  1. Gravestone inscriptions in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Stout's Grove Cemetery, Parklawn (Danvers) Cemetery, & Scogin Hill Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
  2. Letters from Warren Gfeller, Wichita, KS (re George/Polly Toliver).
  3. 1850 census, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; roll M432-117, page 5B, line #31, dwelling #325, family #334.
  4. "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.
  5. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  6. "History of McLean County", F547 M16 B3 in the Sutro Library, S.F.
  7. 1860 census, 3rd Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; page 719, line #33, dwelling #1601, family #1612.
  8. 1870 census, Bloomington P.O., Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-258, page 43, line #16, dwelling #90, family #90.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  10. "The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois", subtitled "Old Settlers of McLean County, Illinois", microfilm #0164002 in the LDS Family History Library.
  11. 1880 census, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0230, ED 167, page 361C, line #36, dwelling #370, family #380.
  12. 1900 census, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; ED 79, page 72A, line #40, dwelling #143, family #146.
  13. 1910 census, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; ED 79, page 12B, line #64, dwelling #248, family #250.
  14. 1920 census, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T625-386, ED 89, page 8B, line #73, dwelling #191, family #200.
  15. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  16. GEDCOM file g442.ged at http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. "Illinois Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  18. Contribution from Mara Bruce () citing:
    McLean County, Illinois marriages, Marriage Card Catalog in the
    McLean County Letitia Green Stevenson Genealogical Society Library,
    McLean County Historical Society; McLean County book B pg 157.
  19. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  20. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  21. State of Illinois, Public Domain Land Tract Sales Archive (gopher://uicvm.cc.uic.edu:70/11/library/libdb/landsale).
  22. 1860 census, 3rd Ward, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; page 719, line #39, dwelling #1601, family #1613.
  23. 1870 census, Bloomington P.O., Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-258, page 43, line #8, dwelling #89, family #89.
  24. 1920 census, Bloomington Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T625-386, ED 89, page 8B, line #65, dwelling #188, family #197.
  25. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.
  26. Ancestry Family Tree data "Duty Family Tree" posted by "dorionduty".


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