Saturday, August 19, 2017 

Sonoma County Genealogical Society 


John C. Burton 


The Hinshaw Family,

Early Sonoma County Pioneers 

William Pettis Hinshaw (c. 1866) 

At his death in November 1900, the property of William Pettis Hinshaw was apportioned as follows: Three thousand four hundred acres of land in Sonoma and Marin counties, valued at $100,000. Real Estate in Petaluma and East Petaluma, $50,000. The personal property is as follows: Two hundred cows, $4,000; Fifty head of stock, $750; Thirty horses, $1,200; Stallion, $100; Farming implements, $1,000; One hundred and sixty-five shares of Bank of Sonoma County stock, $21,000; Cash on hand, $6,000. 

John C. Burton, Master Storyteller and local historian, will talk about the history of the Hinshaw Family in Sonoma County from the Gold Rush Days to Now. Join us for a fascinating look back at a pioneer farming family which is truly representative of Sonoma County History!

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA 

Chat at Noon – Presentation 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 

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