Emeline 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..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... William Hinshaw (1724-1814) m Sarah Courtney (1730-c1768)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (1757-1825) m Rebecca Marshill (1762-1836)
 8........ Ezra Hinshaw (1783-1838) m Phebe Hobson (1783-1838)
 9......... Abijah Hinshaw (1812-1878) m Hannah Traverse (1822-1869)
10.......... Emeline Hinshaw (1849-1930)
             +Joshua Gregory Johnson (1841-1926)
Emeline Hinshaw     [ID 09641] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jun 28 1849, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11  

She married Joshua Gregory Johnson, Dec 31 1868, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan.1,3,4,5  Joshua, son of Job Johnson & Annelucia Gregory, was born Dec 24 1841, Pittsford, Monroe County, New York.3,4,6,7,8,9,10  

Children:2,3,6,7,8,9,11

Ella/Ellen L. Johnson, born Sep 29 1869, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; died Nov 22 1957, New Carlisle, Indiana; married Jan 1 1910, Daniel E. Hatch (child: Oliver Gregory Hatch).
Frank B. Johnson, born Sep 8 1874; died Jan 29 1920; married Ada Phillips (child: Phillip Sherwood Johnson).
Eston Hinshaw Johnson, born Dec 18 1885, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; died Jun 14 1958, Paw Paw, Michigan; married Dec 18 1916, Vera Sylvia Judie (children: Marion Lucille, Carroll Eston and Francis Elwood Johnson []).

Emeline and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 19 1870), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:6

Johnson, Joshua, age 28, born in New York; farmer; $5,000 real estate; $1,000 personal property.
Johnson, Emaline, age 20, born in Michigan; keeping house.
Johnson, Ella, age 1, born in Michigan.
Living next door on one side in 1870 was the family of sister Sarah;12 next door on the other side were Emeline's parents and family;13 one more house away was the family of deceased aunt Nancy Hinshaw.14  

Emeline and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 21-22 1880), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:7

Johnson, Joshua G., age 38, born in New York; parents born in England; farmer.
Johnson, Emma, wife, age 30, born in Michigan; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; keeping house.
Johnson, Ella, daughter, age 10, born in Michigan; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio [sic]; attended school.
Johnson, Frank, son, age 5, born in Michigan; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio [sic].
McEron, Philip, servant, age 21, born in Pennsylvania; parents' birthplaces unknown; farm laborer.
Johnson, Joseph H., brother, age 40, born in New York; parents born in England; widower; farmer.
Living two houses away in 1880 was Emeline's step-mother, Susanna Mourer (Crook) Hinshaw.15  

Emeline and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1 1900), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:8

Johnson, Joshua, head-of-household, age 58, born Dec 1841 in New York; parents born in England; married 31 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Johnson, Emeline, wife, age 50, born June 1849 in Michigan; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; married 31 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Johnson, Ellen, daughter, age 30, born Sept 1869 in Michigan; father born in New York; mother born in Michigan; single; occupation: school teacher.
Johnson, Eston, son, age 14, born Dec 1885 in Michigan; father born in New York; mother born in Michigan; single; attended school 9 months.
Johnson, Joseph H., brother, age 60, born Mar 1840 in New York; parents born in England; widower; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Bartholomew, Walter, boarder, age 23, born Jan 1877 in Indiana; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; single; occupation: farm laborer.
Living next door on one side in 1900 was Emeline's step-mother, Susanna Mourer (Crook) Hinshaw;16 next door on the other side was the family of deceased sister Sarah.17  

Emeline and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 3 1910), Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan:9

Johnson, Joshua G., head-of-household, age 68, born in New York; parents born in England; first marriage, married 41 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (free).
Johnson, Emeline, wife, age 60, born in Michigan; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; first marriage, married 41 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Johnson, Eston H., son, age 24, born in Michigan; father born in New York; mother born in Michigan; single; occupation: laborer, home farm.
Bass, Bessie, servant, mulatto, age 18, born in Michigan; father born in Kansas; mother born in Michigan; single; occupation: servant, private family.

Emeline and Joshua were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 10-12 1920), O'Keefe Street, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan:10

Johnson, Josua [sic] G., head-of-household, age 78, born in New York; parents born in England; owned home; occupation: none.
Johnson, Emeline, wife, age 70, born in Michigan; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio.

Joshua died Mar 4 1926, buried Young's Prarie Cemetery, near Penn, Cass County, Michigan.3,4  

Widow Emeline and family were shown in the 1930 census (May 8 1930), 214 North O'Keefe St., Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan:11

Johnson, Emeline H., head-of-household, age 80, born in Michigan; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Ohio; widow; owned home ($4,000 value); radio in home; occupation: none.
Hatch, Daniel E., son-in-law, age 60, born in Michigan; father born in Ohio; mother born in Michigan; first married at age 25; occupation: mail carrier, rural route; not a war veteran.
Hatch, Ella J., daughter, age 60, born in Michigan; father born in New York; mother born in Michigan; first married at age 40.
Hatch, Oliver G., grandson, age 18, born in Michigan; parents born in Michigan; single.

Emeline Hinshaw died Oct 27 1930, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan; buried Young's Prarie Cemetery, near Penn, Cass County, Michigan.1,2,3,4,5  

Emeline's obituary was published in the Cassopolis (Michigan) "Vigilant" on Oct 30 1930:2

Mrs. Emeline Johnson Died Monday Evening

Mrs. Emeline Johnson passed away at her home on North O'Keefe street in this village Monday evening after an illness of eight weeks at the age of 81 years and 4 months.  Funeral services will be held at the home this (Thursday) afternoon, and burial will be in Young's Prairie cemetery.  

Emeline Hinshaw was the daughter of Abijah and Hannah Hinshaw, pioneer residents of Penn township, where she was born June 28, 1849.  She there grew to young womanhood and was united in marriage Dec. 31, 1868 to Joshua Johnson, who preceded her in death about two years ago.  They became the parents of three children, Ella, wife of Daniel E. Hatch of Cassopolis, Frank (deceased), and Eston Johnson, residing on the home farm in Penn.  Mr. And Mrs. Johnson lived on their farm in Penn from the time of their marriage in 1868 until March 1917, when they moved to this village.  Since the death of Mr. Johnson, Mr. And Mrs. Hatch and son Oliver had lived in the home with her and cared for her.  In addition to the children above named, she is survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and by a step-brother, Harmon W. Crook of Cassopolis.  Mrs. Johnson was the last of five sisters.  

In the vicinity where she spent her life she was highly respected and esteemed by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Emeline's family bible is today in the possession of grandson Francis Elwood Johnson ().  Inside the front cover is written "Presented to Mrs. Emeline Johnson by Her Husband, Dec 25, 1881"3

A short biographical note on Joshua G. Johnson & Emeline Hinshaw was published in the "History of Cass County, Michigan", by Alfred Mathews18 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Emeline Hinshaw Johnson Young's Prarie Cemetery 3

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: Joshua Gregory Johnson Young's Prarie Cemetery 3

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: son Eston Hinshaw Johnson and wife Vera Sylvia Judie Young's Prarie Cemetery 3

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: daughter Ella Johnson and husband Daniel Hatch Prospect Hill Cemetery, Cassopolis, Michigan 3

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: son Frank B. Johnson Prospect Hill Cemetery, Cassopolis, Michigan 3

(photo)Photo: Biographical note on Emeline Hinshaw & Joshua G. Johnson "History of Cass County, Michigan" 18


Sources

  1. "The Hobson Family Lineage", by Jay W. Hobson, 1994; GS929.2 H684 in a local library
  2. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    obituary of Emeline Johnson; sent by Brian Shumway, obtained from a Cass County, Michigan historical library.
  3. Family group sheets and family photos contributed by Marlene Johnson ()
  4. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4
  5. GEDCOM archives at http://www.kindredkonnections.com.
  6. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #20, dwelling #99, family #101.
  7. 1880 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T9-575, ED 72, page 547D, line #28, dwelling #307, family #319.
  8. 1900 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T623-706, ED 98, page 12B, line #52, dwelling #298, family #298.
  9. 1910 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T624-640, ED 113, page 177B, line #60, dwelling #154, family #154.
  10. 1920 census, Cassopolis, La Grange Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T625-756, ED 127, page 10A, line #10, dwelling #281, family #281.
  11. 1930 census, Cassopolis, La Grange Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T626-979, ED 7, page 11A, line #43, dwelling #225, family #225.
  12. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #18, dwelling #98, family #100.
  13. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #23, dwelling #100, family #102.
  14. 1870 census, Dowagiac P.O., Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll M593-668, page 153, line #29, dwelling #101, family #103.
  15. 1880 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T9-575, ED 72, page 547D, line #18, dwelling #305, family #317.
  16. 1900 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T623-706, ED 98, page 12B, line #58, dwelling #299, family #299.
  17. 1900 census, Penn Township, Cass County, Michigan; roll T623-706, ED 98, page 12A-B, line #47, dwelling #297, family #297.
  18. "History of Cass County, Michigan", by Alfred Mathews; Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1882; http://www.ancestry.com.


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