Johnathan Hinshaw

 1. Johnathan Hinshaw (c1801-?)
    +Lydia - (c1805-?)
 2..  Ellis Hinshaw (c1827-?) 1,2
 2..  William W. Hinshaw (c1828-1901) 1,2,3,4
 2..  Columbus Hinshaw (c1835-?) 1,2
 2..  Jonathan Armstrong Hinshaw (1837-1903) 1,2,3
 2..  Theophilus Hinshaw (c1839-?) 1,2
 2..  Nathan Calwell Hinshaw (1845-1909) 1,2,3
 2..  Freeman M. Hinshaw (c1845-?) 1,2
 2..  Lydia E. Hinshaw (c1850-?) 1,2
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Johnathan Hinshaw1 [Jonathan Henshaw5, John Henshaw2, Jonathan Hincher6].

Indeces and abstracts of the 1850 census can't seem to agree on the spelling of Jonathan's name (John v.s. Jonathan).  But microfilm images of the actual orginal 1850 census page clearly shows his name as Johnn (an abbreviated Johnathan, not simply John).1  His surname spelling isn't as easily discerned as the census handwriting is ambiguous and could be seen as either Hinshaw or Henshaw.1  However since he was born in North Carolina it is almost a certainty that his family was known by Hinshaw.  An index of the 1839 state tax list shows him as Jonathan Hincher.  

Born about 1801, North Carolina.1,2  

He married Lydia -.1,2  Lydia was born about 1805, North Carolina.1  

It appears that Jonathan's family remained in North Carolina (where sons William, c1832, and Jonathan, 1838, were born) until about 1838-39, when they apparently moved to Missouri (where son Nathan was born in 1845).  

Jonathan Hincher was shown in the 1839 Missouri State Tax List, living in Platte County, Missouri.6,7,8  On the same tax list, also in Platte County, was an unidentified James Henshaw.7,8  

Johnathan and family were shown in the 1840 census, Platte County, Missouri:9

Jonathan Henshaw household:
3 males under age 5 [Columbus, Jonathan Armstrong and Theophilus].
2 males age 10-15 [Ellis and William].
1 male age 30-40 [Jonathan].
1 female age 30-40 [Lydia].
no slaves.

On Apr 1 1846 Jonathan Hinshaw purchased 160 acres of land in Platte County, Missouri.10  He was described in this record as "Jonathan Hinshaw of Platte County, Missouri".10  

On Jun 8 1848 Jonathan Hinshaw witnessed the last will and testament of a William Malotte of Platte County, Missouri; recorded Jul 3 1848 with Jonathan Hinshaw as security for the executrix of the estate of William Malotte.11  

Johnathan Hinshaw and family were shown in the 1850 census (Nov 13 1850), Pettis Township, Platte County, Missouri:1,2

Johnn Hinshaw, age 49, born in North Carolina; farmer; $2400 real estate.
Lydia Hinshaw, age 45, born in North Carolina.
Ellis Hinshaw, age 23, born in North Carolina; farmer.
William Hinshaw, age 22, born in North Carolina.
Columbus Hinshaw, age 15, born in North Carolina.
Armstrong Hinshaw, age 13, born in Missouri [sic]; attended school.
Theophilus Hinshaw, age 11, born in Missouri; attended school.
Nathan Hinshaw, age 8, born in Missouri; attended school.
Freman M. Hinshaw, age 4, born in Missouri; attended school.
Lydia E. Hinshaw, age 5 months, born in Missouri.

See also: Isaac Hinshaw who started overland with a wagon train beginning from Platte County, Missouri in 1845.  Also from the same family: William Lucas Hinshaw was married in Platte County, Missouri in 1858.  

Also see: Jonathan Hinshaw #4535.  There are many circumstantial connections that seem to point to Jonathan Hinshaw #4535.  The brother of Jonathan #4535, Eli Hinshaw, had a son who was known to have settled in Missouri.  His other brother, Benjamin Hinshaw, is believed to possibly be the same Benjamin Hinshaw who married Sarah Vestal and whose descendents settled in Missouri.  

Jonathan Henshaw #15096 was born in Randolph County, North Carolina about 1776, and enlisted during the War of 1812 in Hillsboro [Ohio], and was given a land grant in Platte County, Missouri.  Jonathan Henshaw #15096 might very possibly have been this Jonathan's father.12  

Also see: Jonathan Henshaw who married in Tennessee in 1827.  

Also see: Jesse Hinshaw #16569 who was probably an additional child of this family.12  

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  1. 1850 census, Pettis Township, Platte County, Missouri; roll M432-410, page 444, line #33, dwelling #310, family #310.
  2. "1850 Census Platte County, Missouri", Part II, by Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry
    (an abstract of the 1850 census); household #310; GR929.3778 E47 in a local library.
  3. Obituary of William W. Hinshaw, San Jose Daily Mercury Jan 3 1901.
  4. Obituary of William W. Hinshaw, San Jose Daily Mercury, Jan 3 1901.
  5. 1850 Missouri census index; Pettis Twp, Platte Co.; page 444.
  6. 1839 Missouri State Tax List index:
  7. "Missouri Genealogical Records & Abstracts", Vol. 1;
    by Sherida K. Eddlemon; Heritage Books, 1992; citing:
    "1839 Personal Property Tax - Platte County, Missouri".
  8. Missouri Census, 1830-70;
  9. 1840 census, Platte County, Missouri; roll 228, page 118.
  10. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database:
  11. "Platte County, Missouri Anstracts of Wills and Administration",
    Nadine Hodges & Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, 1969; GR929.3778 H68 in a local library.
  12. Speculation.

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