Hinshaw, Thomas

Birth Name Hinshaw, Thomas
Gender male
Age at Death 76 years, 4 months, 25 days


from http://www.rawbw.com/~hinshaw/cgi-bin/id?166 :
Born c1749.3,140 Thomas' birth date has been variously reported to be c1749, c1737, or c1740. A newspaper article once even claimed Thomas was a twin of brother William (whose exact birth date is also unknown).5

The Cane Creek MM [Orange Co, NC] records show that on 1-5-1765 Thomas & Joseph Hinshaw were received on a certificate (not mentioning from where). Presumably this refers to this Thomas as his brother was Joseph.2

A few months later, on 6-1-1765, Thomas Hinshaw was granted a certificate to Pennsylvania, presumably this Thomas since his father Jacob was living in Pennsylvania at the time.2

He married Hannah Seasfield, 1766.42,60 (Elinor Seafield)140,183 Hannah was born c1745.42,140

On 10-11-1766, the Warrington MM recorded:42

"Thomas Hinshaw is joined in marriage with a young woman not of our society by a magistrate."

He was disowned the next month and apparently never rejoined the Quakers, although he spent the rest of his life in Quaker communities.42

"1812 Tax List of Surry County, NC"
Thomas Hinshaw 286/1 in Capt Martin's District
Thomas Hinshaw 158/0 in Capt Brown's District

Thomas Hinshaw died May 26 1825, Surry County, North Carolina; buried Deep Creek Friends Cemetery, Yadkin County, North Carolina.42,140,141

Hannah died 1835, aged ninety.42,140


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1749 Adams Co, PA    
Marriage 1766      
Death 1825-05-26 Surry, NC    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hinshaw, Jacob17101796
Mother Mackey, Rebecca17161796-06-16
         Hinshaw, Thomas 1749 1825-05-26
    Sister     Hinshaw, Elizabeth 1753 1833


Family of Hinshaw, Thomas and Seasfield, Hannah

Married Wife Seasfield, Hannah ( * 1745 + 1835 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1766-10-11 Warrington, York, PA   1a

large family of 11 children here - http://www.rawbw.com/~hinshaw/cgi-bin/id?166

In 1755, Jacob's brother William emigrated from Ireland to North Carolina, eventually settling near the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting in 1763.
In 1765, Jacob's sons Thomas and Joseph moved to North Carolina to join their family.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Hinshaw, William1772between 1840 and 1850

Family of Hinshaw, Thomas and , Rebecca

Married Wife , Rebecca ( * + ... )

His wife named in his will in 1825 was Rebecca. I have found no source to confirm Hannah died in 1835.

Source References

  1. various: Public Member Tree
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        Swaim/Darton Family Tree by pvchevron