William 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...... William Hinshaw (1715-1803) m Mary Courtney 
 7....... William Hinshaw 
          +Rachel Martin (1758-1849)
 8........  Ann Hinshaw  1,2,3,4,5
 8........  Margaret Hinshaw  1,2,3,4
 8........  Rabacha Hinshaw  2,4,5,6
 8........  Elizabeth Hinshaw (c1784-?) 2,4,5,6
 8........  Mary Hinshaw  2
 8........  William Hinshaw  2
 8........  Adam Hinshaw (1789-1861) 1,2,3,6
 8........  Sarah Hinshaw (c1791-?) 1,3,4,5
 8........  Jesse Hinshaw (1801-1888) 1,2,3,5
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This is the (then unknown) William Hinshaw mentioned in the book "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families"1 (page 58) who was born in Ireland, 17--, and came to Guilford County, N.C. when a child.  

He married Rachel Martin1,6,7,8,9,10 [Rachel Mortain1], 12-19-17811,6,7,8,9,10, Rocky River Meeting House, North Carolina1,6,7,8,9,10.  Rachel Martin, daughter of George Martin & Sarah Dixon, was born Dec 23 1758, Orange County, North Carolina.6,7  

Three Martin sisters married Hinshaws:

Rachel Martin married William Hinshaw
Rachel's sister Mary married William's brother John Hinshaw
Rachel's sister Sarah married William's first cousin Jacob Hinshaw

William, Rachel, & family were granted certificated to Center MM at the Cane Creek MM on 10-3-1801.6  (Note that no Hinshaw records appear at Center MM before 1802.)

At the Deep Creek MM on 12-4-1802, William, Rachel, and children Adam, Jesse, Mary Sarah Ann [sic] (Margaret, Sarah, Anna ??), Rabacha [sic] & Elizabeth were received on certificates from Center MM dated 8-21-1802.6  

At the Deep Creek MM on 12-5-1807, William, Rachel, and family were granted certificates to Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, Tenn.6  

At Lost Creek MM on 7-28-1810, William, Rachel, and children Adam, Jesse, Ann, Rebekah, Elizabeth, & Margaret were received on certificates from Deep River [sic] MM, dated 12-5-1807.6  

At Lost Creek MM on 3-25-1815, William, Rachel, and family were granted certificates to Center MM.6  

William and family were shown in the 1820 census, Guilford County, North Carolina11

William Hinshaw household:
1 white male age 16-25 [son Jesse?].
1 white male age 26-44 [son William?].
1 white male age 45+ [William].
1 white female age 16-25.
1 white female age 26-44.
1 white female age 45+ [Rachel].
6 persons total.
3 persons engaged in agriculture.

Rachel Martin died May 17 1849.  At Center MM on 3-17-1849, Rachel's death was reported.6  

William died in North Carolina.1

(photo)Photo: Marriage certificate record for William Hinshaw & Rachel Martin Cane Creek MM marriage records 10


  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. "Mendenhall-DL Genealogical Database", http://www.mendenhall.org/mfa/gedcom/MFA-Dean-Leonard/index.html, from William Dean Leonard ().
  3. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1571899, Items 7-8
  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. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  7. A handwritten document titled "Hinshaws - Early Chatham Co. & Cane Creek Quaker Meeting", by William C. & Nolan Moran.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - North Carolina.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  10. Society of Friends, Cane Creek MM Records; LDS FHL microfilm #0371251
  11. 1820 census, Guilford County, North Carolina; roll M33-85, page 89.

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