George W. Hinshaw

 1. George W. Hinshaw (1839-1869)
    +Nancy Jane Coffin (1845-1880)
 2..  Luetta Hinshaw (1867-1869) 1,2
George W. Hinshaw     [ID 08488] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Oct 15 1839.3  

He married Nancy Jane Coffin4,5 [Jennie Coffin5], Nov 29 18664,5, Piatt County, Illinois4,5.  Nancy, daughter of Peleg R. Coffin & Roxanne/Roxy A. Wright, was born Feb 14 1845, Ohio (probably Pickaway County).1,6  

George W. Hinshaw died May 22 1869, age 29y 7m 7d.2,3  

Nancy was shown in the 1870 census (Jul 29 1870), living with her parents in Sangamon Township, Piatt County, Illinois:7

Cofin, Peleg, age 57, born in New York; farmer; $2800 real estate; $6211 personal property.
Cofin, Raxana, age 46, born in New York; keeping house.
Cofin, Nancy, age 25, born in Ohio.
Cofin, Emerilis, age 16, born in Illinois; attended school.
Cofin, Marion, age 12, born in Illinois; attended school.
Cofin, Calista, age 9, born in Illinois; attended school.

Nancy ("Jennie Henshaw") remarried to Alfred N. Sheppard, Oct 2 1873, Piatt County, Illinois.1,5,8  

Nancy died May 13 1880, buried Mackey Cemetery, Sangamon Township, Piatt County, Illinois.3,9  

George, Nancy Jane and daughter Luetta are all buried together in the Mackey Cemetery along with other of Nancy Jane's Coffin relatives.3  

Piatt County, Illinois was created on Jan 27 1841; when George was born in 1839 that area that later became Piatt County was at that time part of DeWitt & Macon Counties.  All of these border on McLean County.  So it seems likely that George was probably connected to the large group of Hinshaws who settled in McLean County - descendents of original McLean County settlers Simon Hinshaw, George Hinshaw, Jacob Hinshaw and Benjamin Hinshaw.  

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  1. Contribution from Tammy Lillich ().
  2. Richart, Fern J., "Piatt County, Illinois, Marriage Records 1841-1853 and Cemetery Records", Urbana, IL: Richart, 1962.
  3. Contribution from Tammy Lillich () citing: gravestone.
  4. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book A, page 40):
  5. Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900;
  6. LDS Pedigree Resource File.
  7. 1870 census, Monticello P.O., Sangamon Township, Piatt County, Illinois; roll M593-268, page 378B, line #16, dwelling #23, family #23.
  8. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book A, page 73):
  9. 1880 Mortality Schedule, Blue Ridge, Piatt County, Illinois;
    U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885;

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