John 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...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... John Hinshaw (1747-1800)
          +Ruth (Pike) Weisner (1744-1795)
 8........  John Hinshaw (1777-1836) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Mary Hinshaw (1779-1781) 1,2,5
 8........  Jesse Hinshaw (1780-1853) 1,2,3,6
 8........  Benjamin H. Hinshaw (1782-1866) 1,2,3,7,8
 8........  Jonathan Hinshaw (1784-1785) 1,2,5
 8........  Seth Hinshaw (1787-1865) 1,2,3,4,5,7
 8........  Susanna Hinshaw (1789-1850) 1,2,5
          +Ann (Haisley) Philips 
John Hinshaw     [ID 00055] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 8-11-1747, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.1,3,9,10,11,12,13,14,15  

This John was shown in "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families" (1) as John 2J (pg 21) and also as John 1P (pg 53).  The authors apparently thought these were two different Johns, but the Quaker records clearly show this John was the son of Jesse & Abigail Hinshaw.  Note also that the Hinshaw book claims he "was born in England about the year 1750.  He emigrated first to Scotland, thence to the North of Ireland, and from thence to America, settling in North Carolina (near Greensboro) about the year 1770".3  But he was not born in England, he was born in Ireland16 and very probably never travelled to Scotland.  His birth date was recorded in Irish Quaker records as 11th of 8th Month, 1747.11,12,14,15  But later Quaker records in North Carolina show his birth date as 11th of 10th Month, 17471,16 - apparently the recordkeeper at Cane Creek MM adjusted his birth date to account for the calendar change of 1752.  

On 6-1-1771 John was disowned from Cane Creek MM (reason unknown).1  

On 2-24-1776, John Hinshaw was received at New Garden MM on a certificate from Cane Creek MM dated 3-2-1776.1  

He married Ruth (Pike) Weisner1,5,6,10,13 [Ruth Pike, Susan Pike3], Feb 24 17761,5,6,10,13, New Garden, North Carolina1,5,6,10,13.  Ruth was the widow of Michael Weisner.  

On 4-27-1776, John Hinshaw, son of Jesse, Chatham County, was reported married to Ruth Weisner at the New Garden MM.1  

Ruth, daughter of John Pike & Abigail Overman, was born Jun 18 1744, Hopewell MM, Frederick County, Virginia.2,10,13,17,18  

Note that John's sister Abigail married Macajah Weisner, son of Ruth by her first husband Michael Weisner, i.e. John became step-father to his own brother-in-law!1,10,13,18  Also, Ruth's sister Susannah Pike married William Lee, whose son Ephraim Lee married Sarah Hinshaw.  

Ruth's maternal grandparents were Ephraim Overman and Sarah Belman.  Her grandmother's Belman line has extensive connections to the royalty of much of Europe.17  

The book "Hinshaw and Henshaw Families" claims (page 53) that John married a Susan Pike, of Virginia, about the year 1780 and that these children were born of John & Susan.  But this is contrary to Quaker records and seemingly impossible as two of the children were born before 1780.  

John and family were shown in the 1790 census, Stokes County, North Carolina, as follows:19

1 white male over age 16.
4 white males under age 16.
2 white females.

Ruth died 12-2-1795, Deep River MM, Guilford County, North Carolina.1,10,13  

He then married Ann (Haisley) Philips [Ann Haisley, Ann Philips, Ann Phillips1,13], 8-16-1797, Deep River MM, North Carolina.  

Several entries in the Quaker records give clues to this marriage:

Deep River, 12-2-1795: Ruth Hinshaw, wife of John Hinshaw, died.  

Deep River, 5-1-1797: Ann Philips & children (sons John & Joseph) received by request.  

Deep Creek, 6-3-1797: William Hinshaw received on a certificate from Cane Creek MM.  

Deep River, 8-16-1797: John Hinshaw, Stokes County, married Ann Philips.  

Deep River, 8-16-1797: Ann Philips, widow, Stokes County, married John Hinshaw.  

Deep River, 9-22-1800: John Hinshaw died.  

Deep Creek, 4-3-1802: William Hinshaw granted a certificate to Deep River, to marry.  

Deep River, 4-7-1802: Ann Hinshaw, widow of John, daughter of George & Sarah Haisley, married William Hinshaw.  

Deep River, 4-7-1802: William Hinshaw, Surry County, son of Jacob & Rebeckah, married Ann Hinshaw.  

Deep River, 7-5-1802: Ann Hinshaw & two daughters granted certificates to Deep Creek MM.  

Deep River, 7-5-1802: Joseph (Philips), son of Ann Hinshaw, granted certificate to Deep Creek MM.  

Deep Creek, 8-7-1802: Ann Hinshaw & daughters, Ann & Mary Philips, & son, John Philips received on a certificate from Deep River MM, dated 1802,7,5.  

Deep Creek, 11-5-1803: Ann Philips, daughter of John & Ann, Surry County, married Jonathan Mendenhall.  

From all of the above, one can conclude the following convoluted scenario:

Ann Haisley married John Philips and had children John, Joseph, Ann, and Mary.  

John Philips died sometime before 1797.  

Meanwhile, John Hinshaw had married Ruth Weisner and had 7 children.  

Ruth died in 1796.  

Widower John Hinshaw married widow Ann (Haisley) Philips in 1797.  

John Hinshaw died in 1800.  

Widow Ann (Haisley) (Philips) Hinshaw married William Hinshaw.  

John Hinshaw died 9-22-1800, Deep River, North Carolina.1,10  

John's will, dated Sep 19 1800,20 probated in Stokes County in 1800, is recorded in the North Carolina State Archives (Raleigh, NC); Will Book 1, page 167.21  


  1. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  2. Contribution from William Banks Hinshaw.
  3. "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.
  4. "Additions, Corrections, & Comments - Abstracts of the Record of the Society of Friends in Indiana", by Roger S. Boone, 1978, Springfield, Ohio; In the Newberry Library in Chicago.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  6. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 5, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  7. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 4, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  8. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  10. "Hinshaw Chart and List" (1/1/68) by Ralph Edward Pike, from "Family Records of Morgan Co., Ind.", Public Library of Mooresville, Morgan Co., Indiana (LDS microfilm 1509501).
  11. "Society of Friends Register Transcripts - Grange Monthly Meeting", microfilm number 0571396 in the LDS Family History Library.
  12. Myers, Albert Cook. "Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania", Swarthmore, PA: 1902; GR929.3748 M99 in a local library.
  13. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  14. A Search Report commissioned from the Ulster Historical Foundation based upon records in the Public Records Office of Norther Ireland.
  15. Grange Monthly Meeting, Births, Marriages, Deaths; Religious Society of Friends in Ireland (Yearly Meeting), Dublin; microfilm number 571396 (items 5-7) in the LDS Family History Library
  16. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  17. Posting to Quaker-Roots 8-8-98 by Bruce Wood ().
  18. "Our Ancestry" - Family Records of Members of Blount County, Tennessee, Genealogical & Historical Society, 1988, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Contributed by Robert Worley.
  20. GEDCOM file h3387.ged at
  21. Mitchell, Thornton W. "North Carolina Wills; A Testator Index, 1665-1900".

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