Newton Hinshaw b. 1833 AL (probably Jackson County), d.
- Hi all!
I'm a newbie here, but have been to Jackson County twice (once with
my grandfather, William Floyd Hanshaw, in 1979 and once in about 1995
to do research on my own) to research my Hinshaw/Henshaw ancestors
there. I met and corresponded with Kittye Henshaw in Princeton
numerous times and met with Ms. Addie Shaver in the area too.
It would appear that my Hinshaw clan was there in the 1800's, but all
of them have moved from that area since then. Addie Shaver could
find no trace of that line of Hinshaw's in Jackson County anymore and
Kittye suggested the same thing. Many of them moved to Arkansas in
the late 1800's including my ancestor, Thomas William Henshaw.
I'm looking for the parents of Newton Hinshaw, born 1833 in AL (and
probably in Jackson County in the Paint Rock or Paint Rock River
Valley). It's possible that Newton's entire name was JAMES Newton
Hinshaw. His Civil War records suggest that. He was a private in
the Civil War in K Company, 4th Tennessee Cavalry (Captain Rice's
Company), the 55th Regiment of the Alabama Volunteers. He died on
June 6, 1867 (probably from wounds suffered in the Civil War).
He married Hannah Jane Fears, born 1832 or 1833, maybe in Jackson
County, but I'm not at all sure of that. I do not know when they
were married. Hannah's parents were Jacob Fears, b. 1785 in VA and
Aisley Holt, b. 1786 in NC.
Newton and Hannah's children were:
Rosiah Madison (Hasah) Hinshaw, b. 1852 -- all those names appear in
Jacob Robert Hinshaw, b. 1854
Thomas William Henshaw, b. 1858
George A. Henshaw, b. 1863
William A. L. Hinshaw, b. 1865
Jan Hinshaw (who operates the Hinshaw Family Association at
http://www.rawbw.com/~hinshaw) thinks that Newton:
was probably either a grandson of William Hinshaw & Jane Hamm, or
maybe a son of William Hinshaw by a possible second wife. But
there's no proof of that excellent hypothesis.
Anybody have any clue where Newton came from or who his parents were?