Absolom 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..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Absolom Hinshaw (1728-?) m Rebecca Haddock 
 7....... Absolom Hinshaw (1752-1830)
          +Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1753-1833)
 8........  Elizabeth Hinshaw (1782-1857) 1,2,3,4,5
 8........  John Hinshaw (1783-1855) 1,3,4,6
 8........  Rebecca Hinshaw (1785-1860) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Jacob Hinshaw (1787-1832) 1,2,3,4,5
 8........  Thomas Hinshaw (1789-?) 1,3,4,7
 8........  Joseph Hinshaw (1791-1867) 1,3,4,6,8
 8........  Abigail Hinshaw (1793-?) 1,3,4,6,7
 8........  Isaiah Hinshaw (1794-1844) 3,4,9
 8........  Ann Hinshaw (1795-?) 1,2,3,4,7
 8........  Stephen Hinshaw (1797-1877) 1,2,3,4,5
 8........  Abel Hinshaw (1799-1876) 1,3,4,6,7
 8........  Benjamin Hinshaw (1803-1840) 2,3,4,10
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Absolom Hinshaw [Absolem Hinshaw].

Born 8-31-1752, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.11,12,13,14  

He married Elizabeth Hinshaw, 12-7-1780, Sandy Creek Meeting House, west of Liberty, North Carolina.2,15  

Elizabeth Hinshaw, daughter of Jacob Hinshaw & Rebecca Mackey, was born about 1753.2,11,16,17,18  Absolom & Elizabeth were first cousins.  

The records of Cane Creek MM show that on 9 Mo. 3, 1783, "Absalom Hinshaw Jr." was disowned.2  No reason for the expulsion was recorded, but it was probably for marrying his first cousin.19  

In 1790 Absalom was charged with a minor crime, but it is not known if he was convicted or acquitted.  Randolph County, North Carolina criminal records show that on May 28 1790 a "capias" was issued (a writ issued from a magistrate, ordering a constable to find the named accused, based on a complaint, and force the accused to post a recognizance bond):20

Capias against Absalom Hinchey on testimony of Moses George that he stole and slaughtered one of George's hogs.
In the June term of 1790 a grand jury returned a "presentment" - a charge which attests that they have good reason to believe a crime has been committed and the named person is suspect:20
Presentment that Absalom Hinshaw did, on 10 Mar 1787, take a hog from the property of Moses George.
It is not certain that the above criminal records refer to this particular Absalom Hinshaw, but it seems likely it was this Absalom.19  

Absolom Hinshaw died 1-17-1830, Holly Spring, North Carolina.2  

Elizabeth Hinshaw died 2-17-1833, Holly Spring, North Carolina.2  

Absolom prepared his will January 13, 1829 (see below).21,22

(photo)Photo: Absolem Hinshaw's Homestead, built c1770 from a photo taken c1880 23

(photo)Photo: Marriage certificate record for Absolom Hinshaw & Elizabeth Hinshaw Cane Creek MM marriage records 24

(photo)Photo: Absolom Hinshaw's last will and testament with estate inventory & sale record 22

(photo)Photo: Absolem Hinshaw gravestone Holly Spring Cemetery 25

(photo)Photo: Absolem Hinshaw gravestone Holly Spring Cemetery 26

(photo)Photo: Elizabeth Hinshaw gravestone Holly Spring Cemetery 26


  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. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  3. Contribution from Ginger-lyn (Hinshaw) Summer.
  4. GEDCOM file h5142.ged at http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. "Charles and Hannah (Matson) Davis and their descendants" by Earl H. Davis, microfilm #1011836, Item 2, in the LDS Family History Library.
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  7. Family lineage contributed by Greg Hinshaw
  8. Contribution from Ginger-lyn (Hinshaw) Summer citing:
    Jane Walls Wilson, Bainbridge, Ohio, in part from family group sheets
    in the possession of Almeda Grace Hinshaw Rinehart, Middletown, Ohio,
    brought to a Hinshaw family reunion in the late 1980s.
  9. Contribution from Ginger-lyn (Hinshaw) Summer citing:
    Jane Walls Wilson, Bainbridge, Ohio, in part from family group sheets
    in the possession of Almeda Grace Hinshaw Rhinehart,
    brought to a Hinshaw family reunion in the late 1980s.
  10. "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.
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ireland.
  12. "Society of Friends Register Transcripts - Grange Monthly Meeting", microfilm number 0571396 in the LDS Family History Library.
  13. A Search Report commissioned from the Ulster Historical Foundation based upon records in the Public Records Office of Norther Ireland.
  14. 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
  15. "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).
  16. The "Daily Pantagraph", Sept 1 1908.
  17. A manuscript titled "The Hinshaw Family" by Thomas D. Hamm - submitted by Fontella Hinshaw.
  18. Family lineage contributed by Edwin Everett Hinshaw
  19. Speculation.
  20. Randolph County NC Criminal Actions, 1787-1791
    "Randolph County, NC Genealogical Journal", Vol. XXIII, No. 4, Fall 1999; Randolph County Genealogical Society.
  21. Photocopy of the will of Absolom Hinshaw, contributed by Rodger D. Norton (); from Randolph County, North Carolina, Will Book 6, page 40
  22. Randolph County, North Carolina original wills; LDS FHL microfilm #1578527
  23. Photo courtesy of Lee Hoyt Hinshaw Jr..
  24. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  25. Photo courtesy of Burton Emerson Moore ().
  26. http://www.findagrave.com.

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