George M. 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........ George M. Hinshaw (1820-1893)
           +Martha Ann Ward (1823-1917)
 9.........  Lenora Hinshaw (1845-1867) 1,2,3,4
 9.........  Emma Hinshaw (1847-?) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 9.........  Laura Hinshaw (1848-1901) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 9.........  Cora Hinshaw (1851-1852) 8
 9.........  Orlando W. Hinshaw (1853-1920) 1,2,4,5,6,9
 9.........  Fernando W. Hinshaw (1855-1940) 1,2,4,5,6,9
 9.........  Clarence L. Hinshaw (1857-1857) 8
 9.........  Evadora Hinshaw (1858-1862) 4,8
 9.........  Elwood L. Hinshaw (1861-1861) 8
 9.........  Rolland L. Hinshaw (1862-1863) 8
 9.........  Ernest C. Hinshaw (1864-1926) 1,2,5,6,7,9,10
 9.........  Vitula Hinshaw (1868-?) 1,2,5,6,9,10
George M. Hinshaw     [ID 00619] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Apr 25 1820, Overton County, Tennessee.1,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12  

He married Martha Ann Ward, Nov 20 1844, McLean County, Illinois.1,2,5,6,12,13,14,15,16,17  Martha was born Sep 20 1823, Ohio.1,3,4,7,8,9,10  

George and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 25 1850), Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:3

George M. Hinshaw, age 31 [sic], born in Tennessee; farmer; $1000 real estate.
Martha Ann Hinshaw, age 27, born in Ohio.
Lenora Hinshaw, age 5, born in Illinois.
Emma Hinshaw, age 3, born in Illinois.
Laura Hinshaw, age 1, born in Illinois.
Henry Ward, age 15, born in Illinois.

George and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Jun 26 1860), Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:4

George Hinshaw, age 40, born in Tennessee; farmer; $4000 real estate; $1200 personal property.
Martha Hinshaw, age 37, born in Ohio.
Lenora Hinshaw, age 14, born in Illinois; attended school.
Emma Hinshaw, age 13, born in Illinois; attended school.
Laura Hinshaw, age 11, born in Illinois; attended school.
Orlando Hinshaw, age 7, born in Illinois; attended school.
Fernando Hinshaw, age 5, born in Illinois.
Eva Hinshaw, age 2, born in Illinois.
Living nearby was an unidentified Mary Hinshaw, age 72, living with the family of William & Minerva Brown,18 and also an Eliza Henshaw, age 32, with her child John Hinshaw, age 5.19  

George and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jun 21 1870), Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:9

Hinshaw, George M, age 50, born in Tennessee; farmer; $6000 real estate; $1400 personal property.
Hinshaw, Martha A, wife, age 47, born in Ohio; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Orlando, age 17, born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Fernando, age 15, born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Ernest, age 6, born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Vitula, age 2, born in Illinois.
Wilkins, James W, age 5, born in Illinois; attended school.
Vangorda, Disa, age 24, born in Illinois; servant.
Living next door in 1870 was daughter Emma and her husband;20 one more house away was daughter Laura and her husband.21  

George and family were again shown in the 1880 census (Jun 21 1880), Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:10

Hinshaw, Geo M, age 60, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Virginia; farmer.
Hinshaw, Martha A., wife, age 57, born in Ohio; [parents' birthplaces blank]; keeps house.
Hinshaw, Ernest C., son, age 16, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Ohio; attended school.
Hinshaw, Vitula, daughter, age 9, born in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Ohio; attended school.
Wilkins, Leston, orphan, age 15, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; farm hand; attended school.
Simmons, Bell, servant, age 19, born in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Ohio; house keeper.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of son Orlando,22 and one more house away was the family of son Fernando;23 Living next door on the other side was daughter Emma and her husband.24  

The historical book "The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois" described George as follows:6

"Mr. Hinshaw is six feet in height, is slim in build, has rather a long face, with fine regular features.  His hair is partly gray, and is full on his head.  He wears spectacles while reading."

The following land sale record shows George's land purchase:25

      DATE       ACRES        COUNTY: TWP/RANGE, SECTION    RESIDENCY
  6/06/1845   40 @ $1.25     McLean: 24N/01E, Sec 32       McLean County

George M. Hinshaw died Sep 18 1893, buried in West Twin Grove Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.1,8  

Widow Martha and family were shown in the 1907 city directory of Bloomington, Illinois:26

Hinshaw, Bert L., wks. Boyce & Sons; res. 1403 S. Mason.
Hinshaw, Charles, driver Boyce & Sons; res. 806 W. Locust.
Hinshaw, Charles, stu. B.H.S.; res. 1111 W. Clay.
Hinshaw, Deane, stu.; res. 926 W. Olive.
Hinshaw, Ed., res. 203 N. Darrah.
Hinshaw, Fernando W., rural mail carrier; res. 1005 S. Madison.
Hinshaw, Floyd M., stu. I.W.U.; res. 1005 S. Madison.
Hinshaw, Geo., stu. B.H.S.; res. 926 W. Olive.
Hinshaw, Grace, dressmkr.; res. 1111 W. Clay.
Hinshaw, Mrs. Martha A. (wid. George M.), res. 1005 S. Madison.
Hinshaw, Orlando, lab.; res. 1111 W. Clay.
Hinshaw, Ray W., stu. B.H.S.; res. 1005 S. Madison.
Hinshaw, Rolla, salesman; res. 926 W. Olive.
Hinshaw, Rolly D., wks. J. A. Beck; res. 806 E. Chestnut.
Hinshaw, S. G., wks. Normal Novelty Works; res. over 100 W. Fourth, Normal.
Hinshaw, Silas G., blacksmith; res. 302 N. Morris av.
Hinshaw, Wayne R., wks. C. & A.; res. 1110 W. Moulton.
Hinshaw, Wm. E., teamster; res. 205 N. Darrah.
Hinshaw Wm. M., carp.; res. 806 E. Chestnut.

Widow Martha and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 15-16 1900), Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois:7

Hinshaw, Martha, head-of-household, age 76, born Sept 1823 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; widow; 12 children, 6 living; farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Johnson, Laura, daughter, age 51, born Dec 1848 in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Ohio; widow; 7 children, 2 living; house keeper.
Hinshaw, Earnest, son, age 36, born June 1863 in Illinois; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Ohio; single; farmer; rented farm.
Hinshaw, Wayne, grandson, age 16, born July 1883 in Iowa; father born in Illinois; mother born in Missouri; single; attended school.

Martha died Feb 3 1917, buried in West Twin Grove Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.8

(photo)Photo: George M. Hinshaw 27

(photo)Photo: Martha Ann Ward 27


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) - Illinois.
  3. 1850 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M432-117, page 37B, line #3, dwelling #773, family #789.
  4. 1860 census, Dry Grove, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois; page 86, line #7, dwelling #598, family #582.
  5. "All About the Bensons, Hinshaws, and Others" by Imogen Benson Emery, in the LDS Family History Library, microfiche #6017328.
  6. "The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois", subtitled "Old Settlers of McLean County, Illinois", microfilm #0164002 in the LDS Family History Library.
  7. 1900 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; ED 103, page 79B, line #53, dwelling #99, family #100.
  8. Gravestone inscriptions in the Hinshaw Cemetery, Stout's Grove Cemetery, Parklawn (Danvers) Cemetery, & Scogin Hill Cemetery, McLean County, Illinois.
  9. 1870 census, Danvers P.O., Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-259, page 381, line #10, dwelling #133, family #133.
  10. 1880 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0229, ED 157, page 91D, line #33, dwelling #175, family #176.
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  12. Family Group sheets gathered at the 1992 Hinshaw reunion, submitted by attendees.
  13. "Land Grants, Marriage, Church & Family Records of McLean County, Ill.", in the LDS Family History Library, microfilm #0897324, item 1.
  14. Letters from Warren Gfeller, Wichita, KS (re George/Polly Toliver).
  15. "Illinois Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  16. Contribution from Mara Bruce () citing:
    "McLean Co. Marriage Records 1831 - 1872", Book B, page 89.
  17. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  18. 1860 census, Dry Grove, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois; page 86, dwelling #600, family #584.
  19. 1860 census, Dry Grove, Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois; page 86, dwelling #602, family #586.
  20. 1870 census, Danvers P.O., Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-259, page 381, line #18, dwelling #134, family #134.
  21. 1870 census, Danvers P.O., Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll M593-259, page 381, line #20, dwelling #135, family #135.
  22. 1880 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0229, ED 157, page 91D, line #31, dwelling #174, family #175.
  23. 1880 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0229, ED 157, page 91D, line #29, dwelling #173, family #174.
  24. 1880 census, Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois; roll T9-0229, ED 157, page 91D, line #39, dwelling #176, family #177.
  25. State of Illinois, Public Domain Land Tract Sales Archive (gopher://uicvm.cc.uic.edu:70/11/library/libdb/landsale).
  26. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.
  27. Photo from the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", 1911.


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