Ezra Atta 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...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ William Hinshaw (c1772-?) m Jane Hamm 
 9......... Thomas Hinshaw (1797-1869) m Elizabeth - (1809-1849)
10.......... James A. Hinshaw (c1832-1896) m M.C. Wilson 
11........... James Hinshaw (c1856-?) m Sallie J. Sumpter 
12............ Ezra Atta Hinshaw (1891-1972)
               +Nancy Duncan Newsom (1893-1976)
13.............  Jessie Glenn Henshaw (1913-1986) 1,2
13.............  Lucy Irene Hinshaw (1915-1975) 1,2
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Ezra Atta Hinshaw1,3 [Ezra Atta Henshaw4,5,6].

Born Mar 19 1891, Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7  (May - 1891).8  

During his childhood Ezra spent a great deal of time in an orphanage in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  During a plauge, he had to put lime on the bodies of children who had died and could not yet be buried.  He later ran away from the orphanage and joined a circus early in his life.9  

Ezra and sister Elizabeth were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 4 1900), living in the household of a Mills E. & Florance M. Osman, West Prairie Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas:8

Osman, Mills E., head-of-household, age 46, born Aug 1853 in Indiana; father born in New Hampshire; mother born in Indiana; married 2 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Osman, Florance M., wife, age 26, born Dec 1873 in Arkansas; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Arkansas; married 2 years; no children.
Owens, Eliga A., father-in-law, age 51, born Feb 1849 in Tennessee; parents born in Tennessee; divorced; occupation: lawyer.
Owens, Andy, son, age 17, born Oct 1882 in Arkansas; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Arkansas; occupation: day laborer.
Hinshaw, Elizabeth, ward, age 15, born Mar 1885 in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; attended school 4 months.
Hinshaw, Ezera, ward, age 9, born May 1891 in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas.

Ezra was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 28 1910), living in the household of his aunt Lucy in Greenfield Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas:7

Hinshaw, Ezra [unclear] C., step-son, age 19, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; occupation: laborer, farm.

He married Nancy Duncan Newsom, Oct 13 1912, Poinsett County, Arkansas.1,9  Nancy was born Oct 11 1893.2,5,6  

On Jun 5 1917 Ezra Atta Hinshaw, age 26, registered for the World War I draft in Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.  He declared he was born March 19 1891 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, and was then still residing near Harrisburg where he was a self-employed farmer with a wife & two children.  He claimed an exemption due to "family dependent".  He was recorded as medium height, slender, blue eyes, light hair.3  

Ezra and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 12 1930), Bolivar Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas:2

Henshaw, Ezra [unclear], head-of-household, age 39, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; first married at age 21; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: operate, farm; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Nancy, wife, age 37, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; first married at age 19.
Henshaw, Glen, son, age 16, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; attended school.
Henshaw, Irene, daughter, age 14, born in Arkansas; parents born in Arkansas; attended school.

On Apr 27 1942 Ezra Atta Henshaw, age 51, registered for the World War II draft in Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.  He declared he was born Mar 19 1891 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, and was then still residing in Harrisburg where he was self-employed.  He declared his relative/contact was Nancy Henshaw of Harrisburg.  He was recorded as 71" tall, 145 lbs., blue eyes, blonde hair, ruddy complexion.4  

Ezra was a General Baptist Preacher, preaching at the Bethel General Baptist Church.  He also farmed.  Nancy inherited a farm, as did all her siblings, and his son Glen continued to farm after Ezra's death.  He had his grand children call him Pa, and Nancy had her grand children call her Ma, because they thought they were too young to have grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He could tell great stories.  He always ate his dessert first.9  

In 1972 Ezra was living in/near Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.6  

Ezra Atta Hinshaw died Sep 2 1972, buried Farm Hill Cemetery, near Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.5,6  

Nancy died Jul 14 1976, buried Farm Hill Cemetery, near Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.5,6,9

(photo)Photo: Ezra Atta Hinshaw World War I draft registration card 3

(photo)Photo: Ezra Atta Henshaw World War II draft registration card 4

Social Security information for Ezra Atta Hinshaw: 431-66-4923

Social Security information for Nancy Duncan Newsom: 429-19-6665


Sources

  1. Contribution from Dale Hinshaw McMasters citing:
    interviews with Hinshaws living in Poinsett and Craighead Counties, AR.
  2. 1930 census, Bolivar Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas; roll T626-88, ED 2, page 6A, line #31, dwelling #109, family #112.
  3. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. Burials in Farm Hill Cemetery, near Harrisburg, Poinsett County, AR:
    http://couchgenweb.com/poinsett/farmhc.htm#henshaw.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  7. 1910 census, Greenfield Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas; ED 112, page 42A (sheet 8A), line #1, dwelling #139, family #141.
  8. 1900 census, West Prairie Township, Poinsett County, Arkansas; roll T623-71, ED 87, page 1B, line #51, dwelling #10, family #10.
  9. Contribution from Charles Wright.


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