Benjamin 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....... Jacob Hinshaw (1782-1846) m Marietta Johnson (1794-1863)
 8........ Benjamin Hinshaw (1826-1874)
           +Harriet A. Dickey (1837-1907)
Benjamin Hinshaw     [ID 00616] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 23 1826, Overton County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5  

Benjamin settled in Mound City, Linn County, Kansas.6  

Benjamin was shown in the 1860 census (Aug 9 1860), Paris, Linn County, Kansas:4

Benj Henshaw, age 34, born in Tennessee; farmer; $3000 real estate; $204 personal property.
Jesse Ducker, age 60, born in New York; farmer; $200 personal property.
Lucinda Ducker, age 60, born in New York; farmer.
Elizabeth Ducker, age 19; teacher.
William Ducker, age 17; farmer.
Living next door in 1860 was his sister Mary.7  

He married Harriet A. Dickey8 [Harriett A. Dickey2, Harriette A. Dickey9], Oct 21 18668, Mound City, Linn County, Kansas8.  Harriet, daughter of William Cushman Dickey & Eliza A. Smith5,9,10,11, was born Oct 10 18375,9,10,11 [Oct - 183812], Wayne County, Pennsylvania5,9,10,11.  

Benjamin and Harriet were shown in the 1870 census, Jackson P.O., Paris Township, Linn County, Kansas:10

Kinshaw [sic], Benjamin, age 41, born in Tennessee; farmer.
Kinshaw [sic], Harriet, age 31, born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Dickey, Almena, age 28, born in Pennsylvania; seamstress.
Boya, James, age 15, born in Arkansas; working on farm.

Benjamin Hinshaw died Feb 15 187413 [Feb 14 18745], at his home, two miles northeast of Mound City, Lynn County, Kansas13; buried Mount Carmel Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas13.  

Benjamin's death was reported in "The Border Sentinel" (Lynn County, Kansas) on Friday, February 20, 1874:13

Died, on Sunday, at 1 o'clock, Feb. 15th, at his residence, two miles northeast of Mound City, Benjamin HINSHAW, age 48 years.

Harriett remarried to Alva Dennison Root, Feb 21 18789,14 (Feb 1877),15 widower of Harriett's sister, Caroline Adeline Dickey.9,14  With him she had a son, Alva E. Root (Jan 7 1879 - Jan 18 1945).5,12  

Harriett and her new family were shown in the 1880 census, Linn County, Kansas:11

Root, Alva D., age 45, born in Pennsylvania; farmer.
Root, Harriett, wife, age 42, born in Pennsylvania; father born in Connecticut; mother born in New York; keeping house.
Root, George, son, age 11, born in Kansas; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Root, Charlie, son, age 8, born in Kansas; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Root, Alva, son, age 1, born in Kansas; parents born in Pennsylvania.

Widow Harriett and her son were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1 1900), Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas:12

Root, Harriet, head-of-household, age 61, born Oct 1838 in Pennsylvania; father born in Connecticut; mother born in New York; widow; 1 child, 1 living; owned farm (free).
Root, Alva E., son, age 21, born Jan 1879 in Kansas; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 1 year; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Root, Anna E., daughter-in-law, age 19, born Jan 1881 in Kansas; father born in Illinois; mother's birthplace unknown; married 1 year; no children.

Harriet died Apr 22 1907, buried Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas.5

(photo)Photo: Benjamin Hinshaw gravestone Mount Carmel Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas 5


Sources

  1. "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.
  2. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  3. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  4. 1860 census, Paris, Paris Township, Linn County, Kansas; page 153, line #20, dwelling #1133, family #1133.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. Contribution from Marvin Mason ().
  7. 1860 census, Paris, Paris Township, Linn County, Kansas; page 153, line #12, dwelling #1132, family #1132.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Kansas.
  9. Contribution from Norman and Elaine ().
  10. 1870 census, Jackson P.O., Paris Township, Linn County, Kansas; page 90A, line #1, dwelling #156, family #141.
  11. 1880 LDS census index, Linn County, Kansas; roll T9-0386, ED 128-131, page 99D.
  12. 1900 census, Pleasanton, Potsoi Township, Linn County, Kansas; roll T623-487, ED 115, page 9B, line #57, dwelling #188, family #188.
  13. Posting Oct 4 2010 by Jim Laird () to KS-OLD-NEWSPAPERS.
  14. William Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas"; The Kansas Collection:
    http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/linn/linn-co-p8.html.
  15. Posting Oct 11 2006 by Jim Laird () to KS-FOOTSTEPS-L, citing:
    "The La Cygne Weekly Journal" (Linn County, Kansas), Mar 10 1877.


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