Nathan Hinshaw

 1. Benjamin Hinshaw (1795-1849) m Sarah A. Vestal (c1792-?)
 2.. Nathan Hinshaw (1827-1876)
     +Mary Green Sloan (1832-1907)
 3...  Thomas Newton Hinshaw (1850-1904) 1,2,3,4,5
 3...  William Henry Hinshaw (1853-1924) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
 3...  Martha Ann Hinshaw (1856-1928) 1,2,3,4,5
 3...  Dr. Theophilus Everard Hinshaw (1858-1938) 1,2,3,4,5,7,9
 3...  Jeremiah Nathan Hinshaw (1861-1941) 1,2,4,7,9
 3...  Sarah Labetha Hinshaw (1864-1947) 1,2,5,7
 3...  Mary G. Hinshaw (1866-1949) 1,2,4,5,7,9
 3...  (infant son) Hinshaw (c1867-1867) 10
 3...  Lillie Mae Hinshaw (1870-1954) 1,2,4,5,7,9
 3...  Emmett Wilson Hinshaw (1872-1928) 1,2,4,5,9
Nathan Hinshaw     [ID 00641] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Nathan Hinshaw [Nathaniel Hinshaw11].

Born Jun 25 1827, Surry County, North Carolina.1,2,3,11,12  

He married Mary Green Sloan, Jun 10 1849, Van Buren County, Missouri.1,2,6,13,14,15,16  (recorded in Cass County, Missouri).16  Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Xenophon Sloan & Martha Weathers, was born Jun 9 1832, near Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri.1,2,13,17  

Nathan and Mary moved to the Richard Sloan farm with Nathan's father Benjamin and his mother Sarah.2  

Nathan and Mary were consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mary had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood.2  

Nathan and Mary were shown in the 1850 census, living next door to his widowed mother in Cass County, Missouri:18

Martin [sic] Hinshaw, age 23, born in North Carolina; farmer; $150 real estate.
Mary G. Hinshaw, age 18, born in Missouri.

Nathan made two trips on the Santa Fe Trail, one in 1849 and one in 1853.  Mary lived with her mother-in-law, Sarah, while Nathan was away.  Nathan was paid $6.00 per month, plus an additional $1.50 if he did not drink or swear, and he saved enough money to buy land.  In 1855 he homesteaded some land three and one-half miles east of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.2  

On Jan 15 1856 Nathan purchased 40 acres of land in Cass County, Missouri.19  He was described in this record as "Nathan Hinshaw of Cass County, Missouri".19  About this same time, father Benjamin and brother Thomas also purchased land in Cass County, Missouri.19  

Again on Jun 1 1859 Nathan purchased 80 acres of land in Cass County, Missouri.19  He was again described in this record as "Nathan Hinshaw of Cass County, Missouri".19  

Working hard, Nathan managed to accumulate over 800 acres of land by the time of his death.2  

Nathan and family were shown in the 1860 census, Pleasant Hill, Big Creek Township, Cass County, Missouri:3

N Henshaw, age 32, born in North Carolina; farmer; $3000 real estate; $200 personal property.
Mary G Henshaw, age 27, born in Missouri.
Thos N Henshaw, age 10, born in Missouri; attended school.
W Henry Henshaw, age 7, born in Missouri; attended school.
M Ann Henshaw, age 4, born in Missouri; attended school.
Theo Henshaw, age 2, born in Missouri.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of Nathan's brother Jesse.20  

During the Civil War, Nathan served a short time in the militia.2  

Nathan and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Aug 2 1870), Pleasant Hill, Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri:7

Hinshaw, Nathan, age 42, born in North Carolina; farmer; $1062 real estate; $2175 personal property.
Hinshaw, Mary G, age 37, born in Missouri; keeping house.
Hinshaw, William H, age 16, born in Missouri; attended school; "works on the farm".
Hinshaw, Theophilus, age 11, born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Jerremiah, age 8, born in Missouri.
Hinshaw, Sarah L., age 5, born in Missouri.
Hinshaw, Mary G., age 2, born in Missouri.
Hinshaw, Nellie M., age 6 months, born in Missouri.
Living next door in 1870 was daughter Martha,21 and one house farther was son Thomas.22  Also living nearby was brother Jessie.23  

Nathan Hinshaw died Mar 30 1876, Cass County, Missouri; age 48y 9m 5d.1,10,24  

On the morning of March 30, 1876, Nathan left on horseback for the purpose of driving home some cattle which he had at the neighbor's.  It was necessary to cross a creek about one mile south of his home and the creek was filled to over-flowing, due to the spring thaw.  After driving the stock across, he attempted to cross on horseback but for some reason the horse fell backward, throwing Nathan under it in the water.  Nathan sank in full view of three neighbors who were assisting, but none were able to save him.  The neighbors immediately began searching for his body, but were unable to recover it until evening.2  

In the same cemetery are buried Nathan's infant son,10 brother Jesse Hinshaw,10,24 and esse's infant son Ulysses Jessee Hinshaw.10  

Widow Mary and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 16 1880), Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri:9

Hinshaw, Mary, age 48, born in Missouri; father born in Indiana; mother born in Kentucky; widow; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Theopheles E., son, age 21, born in Missouri; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Nathan J., son, age 19, born in Missouri; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; works on farm.
Hinshaw, Mary G., daughter, age 13, born in Missouri; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Lillie M., daughter, age 10, born in Missouri; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Hinshaw, Emmet W., son, age 7, born in Missouri; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Missouri; attended school.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of son Thomas.25  

After Nathan's death, Mary continued to live at the homestead until 1892 when she moved to Plevna, Reno County, Kansas, to be near her children who had all moved from Missouri.2  

Mary died Feb 21 19071,2 [Feb 22 190717], Plevna, Reno County, Kansas1,2; buried Plevna Cemetery, Plevna, Reno County, Kansas1,2.  

Mary, known by then to all as "Grandma Hinshaw", had been seated by her heating stove in the parlor about 7:00.  She had fallen asleep and was awakened to find her clothing in flames.  Although 74 years old, she showed remarkable presence of mind - she leaped from her chair and tore from her body nearly all the clothes she had on.  She then rushed to the kitchen and seized a bucket of water which she threw onto the flames, which were already getting a start on the carpet and wallpaper.  She wrapped a quilt about herself and then ran a block away to the home of her daughter Mary.  Daughter Mary sounded the alarm and all the neighbors put out the fire in the home.2  

Instant attention was given to Mary's burns and she was made as comfortable as possible, but she was burned from head to foot.  Her hair had burned off and her skin was blistered deeply.  Telegrams were sent to Hutchinson and reached her son J.N. and Dr. Heylman, who reached Plevna on the Santa Fe Train #1 at 9:30 P.M.  Two daughters were also notified by telegram and reached Plevna by horse and carriage before Mary died at 1:10 A.M.  Son Theophilus was wired in Winfield and reached Plevna the next morning.2

(photo)Photo: Nathan Hinshaw 10

(photo)Photo: Nathan Hinshaw & Mary Green Sloan marriage record Van Buren County, Missouri (recorded in Cass County) 16

(photo)Photo: Nathan Hinshaw gravestone Sloan Cemetery 10

(photo)Photo: Nathan Hinshaw gravestone Sloan Cemetery 10


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 History of the Hinshaws", a 1995 manuscript by Dale Nathan Hinshaw.
  3. 1860 census, Pleasant Hill P.O., Big Creek Township, Cass County, Missouri; page 883, line #34, dwelling #1298, family #1298.
  4. "The Hinshaw Family", an extensive family history manuscript by Heather Hinshaw-Tomas
  5. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Missouri.
  7. 1870 census, Pleasant Hill P.O., Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri; page 681A, line #1, dwelling #48, family #45.
  8. Contribution from Billie & Tom McDavitt ().
  9. 1880 census, Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri; roll T9-0680, ED 93, page 240D-241A, line #48, dwelling #182, family #193.
  10. http://www.findagrave.com.
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  12. Birthdate calculated from age at death on gravestone.
  13. Mitchell database: http://www.gendex.com/users/fmitchel/sloan.
  14. "North Carolina Marriages to 1825" (www.ancestry.com).
  15. "Marriage Index: AR, MO, MS, TX"; http://www.genealogy.com.
  16. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. Plevna Cemetery burials; Kansas State Library and Archives:
    http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/reno/cemeteries/plevnacem.htm.
  18. 1850 census, Cass County, Missouri; pg 94, dwelling #484:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mackley/Mo1850Jpegs/Cass50/CassP187.jpg.
  19. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  20. 1860 census, Pleasant Hill P.O., Big Creek Township, Cass County, Missouri; page 883, line #30, dwelling #1297, family #1297.
  21. 1870 census, Pleasant Hill P.O., Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri; page 680B, line #39, dwelling #47, family #44.
  22. 1870 census, Pleasant Hill P.O., Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri; page 680B, line #37, dwelling #46, family #43.
  23. 1870 census, Pleasant Hill P.O., Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri; page 681A, line #25, dwelling #51, family #48.
  24. Sloan Cemetery burials, Cass County, Missouri; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/cass/cemeteries/sloan.txt.
  25. 1880 census, Polk Township, Cass County, Missouri; roll T9-0680, ED 93, page 240D, line #40, dwelling #181, family #192.


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