Leonard Washington 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  m Rachel Martin (1758-1849)
 8........ Jesse Hinshaw (1801-1888) m Mary Alexander (c1800-?)
 9......... Leonard Washington Hinshaw (1827-1864)
            +Susan Morrell Payne (1824-1899)
10..........  Elizabeth Ann Hinshaw (1850-1896) 1,2
10..........  Nancy Jane Hinshaw (1852-1852) 3,4
10..........  William Alexander Hinshaw (1854-1924) 1,2,5
10..........  Milton Henderson Hinshaw (1855-1923) 1,2,6
10..........  James Madison Hinshaw (1859-1925) 1,2
10..........  Delilah C. Hinshaw (1861-1930) 1,6
Leonard Washington Hinshaw     [ID 00769] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Leonard Washington Hinshaw1,5,7 [Leonard Washington Henshaw6,8,9].

Born Oct 19 1827, Garden Cove, North Carolina.1,5,7  

He married Susan Morrell Payne, Apr 19 1848.1,5,6,7  Susan, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Payne & Mary "Polly" Moody1,5,7,10, was born Jul 29 18241,5,7,10 [Jul 23 182511], Sullivan County, Tennessee1,5,7,10.  

Leonard and family were shown in the 1850 census (Nov 24 1850), Sullivan County, Tennessee, as follows:12

Leonard Hansher, age 23, born in North Carolina; farmer.
Susan Hansher, age 25, born in Tennessee.
Elizabeth Hansher, age 6 months, born in Tennessee.

Leonard and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Aug 3 1860), Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia:2

Leonard W. Hinshaw, age 30, born in Grason County, Virginia [sic]; farmer; $50 personal property.
Susan Hinshaw, age 30, born in Sullivan County, Tennessee; housekeeper.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 9, born in Lee County, Virginia.
Wm Hinshaw, age 7, born in Lee County, Virginia.
Milton Hinshaw, age 4, born in Lee County, Virginia.
Jas M Hinshaw, age 1, born in Lee County, Virginia.

Leonard W. Henshaw served in the Civil War in Company B, 64th Virginia Mounted Infantry Regiment.8,9,13  

Leonard Washington Hinshaw died Oct 31 1864, Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; buried Confederate Mound, Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.1,3,14  

Leonard Washington Hinshaw was a private in Company B, 64th Virginia Mounted Infantry, Confederate States of America.3,14  He enlisted April 10, 1862 in Lee County, Virginia3,15 as a private in Company B, 21st Infantry;13,15 transfered Dec 1 1862 to Company B, 64th Infantry.15  He was captured at Cumberland Gap on September 9, 186315 (Sep 16 1863),3 confined Sep 24 1863 at Camp Douglas,15 and died from disease in Camp Douglas Federal Prison, October 31, 1864.15  (Oct 15 1864).3  

There is a story about Leonard's family that has been handed down:3
While Leonard was away at war, Susan took up doing needlework to make ends meet.  At one point the neighbor woman died leaving eight children behind; Susan took them in too.  While the northern army was doing a sweep south they came upon her farm and demanded her grain.  She told them she had none.  She was lying of course.  Earlier she had had all the children gather up the grain and hide it in a trap door under a rug and the dinner table.  When the soldiers showed up, she had the children sit on the chairs around the table.  They left after useless search.  After several hours, they came back.  They told her they knew she had grain and they wanted it.  She told them to go out into the field and gather it up.  She and the children had scattered it all over the fields.  They must have taken pity on her because they left without doing any harm.  

Widow Susan and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 18 1870), Sullivan County, Tennessee:16

Hinshaw, Susan, age 46, born in Tennessee; housekeeper; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, age 20, born in Virginia; attended school.
Hinshaw, Wm A., age 16, born in Virginia; attended school.
Hinshaw, Milton H., age 15, born in Virginia; attended school.
Hinshaw, James M., age 11, born in Virginia; attended school.
Hinshaw, Delila C., age 9, born in Virginia; attended school.

Susan and family were again shown in the 1880 census, Sullivan County, Tennessee:17

Hinshaw, William, age 26, born in Virginia; parents born in Tennessee; farmer; single.
Hinshaw, Susan, mother, age 54, born in Tennessee; father born in Virginia; mother born in Tennessee; keeping house; can read, cannot write; widow.
Hinshaw, Milton, brother, age 24, born in Virginia; parents born in Tennessee; farmer; single.
Hinshaw, Delila, sister, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Tennessee; single.
Hinshaw, Susie, niece, age 2, born in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; single.

Susan died May 14 18991,5 [May 15 189911], Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee1,5; buried Old Grey Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee1,5.

(photo)Photo: 1945 letter discussing the Civil War experience of Leonard Washington Hinshaw written by grandson Sidney Marshall Hinshaw 18


  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. 1860 census, Jansville, Lee County, Virginia; page 825, line #14, family #1020.
  3. Contribution from Danielle Kilcrease ().
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Robert Allen ().
  5. Contribution from BeckyHallie Hinshaw.
  6. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  7. "Hinshaw Family Genealogical Notes", apparently prepared for William Wade Hinshaw
    by Edna Harvey Joseph, LDS microfilm 1571899, Items 7-8.
  8. Regimental roster, 64th Virginia Infantry; USGenWeb Archives.
  9. http://members.aol.com/jweaver300/grayson/64vainf.htm.
  10. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  11. Posting Jan 20 2006 by () to PAYNE-L.
  12. 1850 census, Sullivan County, Tennessee; roll 897, page 125, line #9, dwelling #1623, family #1623.
  13. Civil War Service Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. "Confederate P.O.W.'s Soldiers & Sailors Who Died In Federal Prisons & Military Hospitals In The North",
    by Frances Ingmire & Carolyn Ericson; 1984; ISBN #911317-34-1.
  15. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. 1870 census, 6th District, Sullivan County, Tennessee; page 431B, line #23, dwelling #100, family #100.
  17. 1880 census, District 7, Sullivan County, Tennessee; roll T9-1281, ED 24, page 477A, line #13, dwelling #206, family #220.
  18. Contribution from Amy Feldman.

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