Hello Judith: Here is some information that may help you (hopefully)! First a timeline of records for Hinsleys (Hindsley, Hinesley) in North CArolina and then some info on their past in Maryland and others who went to Ohio.
1773, April 10--Charles Hindsleys petitions to settle county boundaries in Chowan Co. 1778, March 20---Charles Hinesley gives surety for marriage of John Robinson and Lydia Brin 1778, March 23---Joseph Hindsley buys 100 acres from Jonathan Roberts 1780 Charles Hindsley buys 100 acres in Chowan Co. from Reuben Long and wife Permiah 1784, October 25---Thomas Hinesley and Jacob Gordon, testators to will of Abrham Norfleet 1785, November 7---Joseph Hindsley married Perthia Gooden 1790, Federal Census of NC---Martha Hinesley living in Edenton District of Chowan Co. (3 males above 16 yrs, 2 females) 1791---Joseph Hinesley buys 88 acres from Ann Morton, witnessed in 1792 by Malachi Halsey and Richar Buckley 1791---Joseph Hinesley sells 100 acres that he bought from Jonathan Roberts and Edmund White. 1800, Federal Census for NC Chowan Co. no listings 1800, January 1---Elizabeth Hinesley married Michael McGuire 1807, March 7--- John Hinesley married Ann Stone in Bertie Co. NC 1809, May 4---James Hinesley buys 88 acres from Joseph Hinesley 1810, Federal Census--James Hendlsey in Chowan Co. 1811, will of Ann Hinsley of Chowan Co. mentions sister Mary Dolby and brother James Hinsley, witnessed by Thomas hArrison 1820, Federal Census of Chowan -- James Hinsly, Edenton District. ___________________________________________________
Prior to coming to Chowan County, NC, the Hindsleys lived in Queen Anne's Co. Maryland (now Caroline Co). William Hindsley came from England aboard the Safety in August 1635 and lived in Northampton County, Virginia, died in 1854. Persumably his son, Thomas (1651-1733) was a yeoman in Queen Anne's County, MD, owning at one time 1000acres. The main plantation was called "Hindsley's Plain." Thomas had several children -- Peter, Nathaniel, Charles, Thomas and Solomon. If there were girls I don't know their names. Charles married Catherine Foubert on January 11, 1730 at St. Luke's Church (Churh Hill, MD). After his death in c. 1744, Catherine married Richard Buckley. They moved to Chowan County, NC along with whatever children were born of Charles--at least Joseph, if not others. Joseph (son of Charles had at least three sons--Joseph, John, Charles. John married Ann Stone (see above) and they moved to Tennessee in 1823, then to Peeble Co. OH in 1826, then to Darke Co, OH in 1827. That's not far from Richmond, IN. It may be that Elizabeth was the sister of John and therefore the daughter of Joseph Hindsley (Charles, Thomas, William), but I'm just guessing. I hope this has helped you a bit.