Benjamin H. Hinshaw

Benjamin H. Hinshaw (1782 – 1866) – Benjamin H. Hinshaw was born on December 14, 1782, in Randolph County, North Carolina.[1]  He was the son of John and Ruth Pike Weisner) Hinshaw.  He married Annas Bowman on January 15, 1807 in North Carolina.[2]  They had twelve children, all who lived into adulthood. In September of 1832, he sold his farm in North Carolina and moved to Indiana.  Many Quakers living in southern slave states moved to non-slave states, including Indiana, because of conscience.   Benjamin and Annas were probably in this group.  Benjamin bought eighty acres in Greensboro Township and then after a number of years moved to the town of Greensboro.[3]  Quaker meeting notes state on November 23, 1843, that Benjamin and Annas were complained against for “joining the Anti-Slavery Friends”.[4]  In 1843, a separate Quaker Anti-Slavery Meeting was formed; Benjamin and Annas and most of their family joined this group.  Annas died on November 30, 1865, in Greensboro, Indiana.  Benjamin died the following year, July 1, 1866, at age 83.  His oil portrait (painted by his niece) hangs in the Henry County Historical Society Genealogical Rooms.

[1] The Hinshaw and Hinshaw Families, William Hinshaw, Milo Custer, Editor, 1911

[2] Enclyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, William Wade Hinshaw

[3] Biography of Seth Hinshaw from History of Henry County, Indiana

[4] Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana, Part 4

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Father*                       John Hinshaw (b. 11 Aug 1747, d. 22 Sep 1800)

Mother*                      Ruth Pike (b. 18 Jun 1744, d. 02 Dec 1795)

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Birth*               14 Dec 1782                Randolph County, NC.

Marriage*         15 Jan 1807                Annas Bowman (b. 30 May 1790, d. 30 Nov 1865); New Garden MM, Guildford, NC.

Son:                23 Oct 1807                John Hinshaw (b. 23 Oct 1807,          ); Randolph County, NC.

Son:               29 Nov 1808                William Benjamin Hinshaw (b. 29 Nov 1808, d. 26 Dec 1891); Randolph County, NC.

Daughter:       30 Aug 1810                Anna H. Hinshaw (b. 30 Aug 1810, d. 17 Apr 1887); Randolph County, NC.

Daughter:       16 Nov 1811                Susanna H. Hinshaw (b. 16 Nov 1811, d. 24 Feb 1910); Randolph County, NC.

Son:                13 Jul 1813                Jesse Benjamin Hinshaw (b. 13 Jul 1813, d. 27 Jul 1862); Randolph County, NC.

Son:               03 Dec 1815                Edmond B. Hinshaw (b. 03 Dec 1815, d. 14 Nov 1883); Randolph County, NC.

Son:                05 Apr 1818                Seth Hinshaw (b. 05 Apr 1818, d. 31 Dec 1906); Randolph County, NC.; he married Sarah Gregg

Son:               06 Aug 1820                Benjamin Franklin Henshaw (b. 06 Aug 1820, d. 15 Dec 1887); Randolph County, NC.; he married Margaret Jane Morgan

Son:                02 Mar 1823                Cyrus Clarkson Hinshaw (b. 02 Mar 1823, d. 13 Nov 1900); Randolph County, NC.

Son:                02 Sep 1826               David Lindsey Hinshaw (b. 02 Sep 1826, d. 06 May 1909); Randolph County, NC.

Daughter:       28 Aug 1828                Millie Hinshaw (b. 28 Aug 1828, d. 04 May 1905); Marlborough MM, Randolph County, North Carolina.

Son:                09 Nov 1830              Elias Hinshaw (b. 09 Nov 1830, d. 24 Apr 1900); Randolph County, NC.

Burial*             __ Jul 1866                Friends Burial Ground, Henry Co., IN.

Death*             01 Jul 1866                Greensboro, Henry County, IN.

Burial:            __ ___ ____                Friends Burial Ground, Henry County, IN.

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