Henry R. Henshaw

Henry R. Henshaw
B: c1834
D: 1909 
M: Anna B. Percival
   ├── Joseph Allen Henshaw (1855-?) 1,2
   ├── Thomas Henshaw (1856-?) 1,3
   ├── Jared Richard Henshaw (c1860-1939) 1,3,4
   ├── John B. Henshaw (1862-?) 1,3,4
   ├── Millicent Henshaw (c1867-?) 1,3,4
   └── Melissa Henshaw (c1871-?) 3,4

Henry R. Henshaw     [ID 10961] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Henry R. Henshaw5,6,7,8,9 [H. R. Henshaw3].

Born about 1834, Missouri.1,2,3,10  (Feb - 1837).11  (possibly born in Buchanan County).4  

Henry R. Henshaw is believed to have descended from a line of Henshaws who had settled in the South and became wealthy landowners with numerous slaves.  According to family stories, Henry inherited the slaves and his brothers and sisters inherited the land, stock and money; his slave wealth was lost with the Emancipation Proclamation and he became penniless.12  

He married Anna B. Percival, Aug 10 1854, Clay County, Missouri.5,6,7  (Aug 11 1854).6  Officiated by E.S. Dulin, M.G.6  Anna was born about 1836, Indiana.2  (c1838).3  

Henry and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 21 1860), Plattsburg P.O., Shoul Township, Clinton County, Missouri:2

Henry Henshaw, age 26, born in Missouri; $1000 personal property; occupation: none.
Anni B. Henshaw, age 24, born in Indiana.
Allen Henshaw, age 5, born in Missouri.
Thomas Henshaw, age 4, born in Missouri.
J R Henshaw, age 9 months, born in Missouri.
Slave:13
H R Henshaw:
1 black male age 11.

Living nearby in 1860 was James Henshaw #8302,14 possibly a brother.15  

Henry served in the Army during the Civil War,4 as a private16 (corporal)8 in Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry.8,16  Enlisted Mar 17 1865 at Alton, Illinois16 (Feb 1865);8 mustered-out Oct 16 1866, Ft. Kearney, Nebraska.8,16  He was captured and imprisioned at either Jefferson Barracks, Missouri or at a prison in central St. Louis.4  

Henry was a doctor4 (or had previous medical training),12 and cared for the other prisoners in his prison camp.4  

During his imprisonment, a Union soldier by the name of George W. Shanks walked guard duty in the prison.  About 20 years later, the guard's daughter, Susan Shanks, married Henry Henshaw's son, Jared Richard Henshaw.4  

Henry and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 17 1870), Crawford Township, Buchanan County, Missouri:1

Henshaw, Henry, age 35, born in Missouri; farmer; $300 personal property.
Henshaw, Ann B., age 34, born in Missouri; keeping house.
Henshaw, Allen, age 15, born in Missouri; can read, cannot write.
Henshaw, Thomas, age 14, born in Missouri; can read, cannot write.
Henshaw, Jared, age 10, born in Missouri; can read, cannot write.
Henshaw, John B., age 8, born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Millicent, age 3, born in Missouri.

Henry and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), Green Township, Platte County, Missouri:3

Henshaw, H.R., age 45, born in Missouri; parents born in Virginia; laborer; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Thomas, son, age 23, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana; laborer; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, J.R., son, age 20, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana; farmer; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, J.B., son, age 18, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana; farmer; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Millie, daughter, age 12, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Melissa, daughter, age 9, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Indiana.
Henshaw, Anna B., wife, age 42, born in Indiana; father born in New York; mother born in Indiana; keeping house; cannot read or write.

Henry was shown in the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Jackson Township, Buchanan County, Missouri:17

Henshaw, Henry R., corporal, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry; enlisted Feb 1865; discharged Oct 1866.

R.H. Henshaw was shown in the 1896 list of taxpayers, Agency P.O., Buchanan County, Missouri.18  Henry R. Henshaw was shown in the 1897 list of taxpayers, Faucett P.O., Buchanan County, Missouri.18  

Anna died before Jun 8 1900.9  

On Jun 7 1898 Henry R. Henshaw was admitted to a national home for disabled volunteer soldiers in Leavenworth, Kansas.  He was recorded as having cancer, age 63, 5'8" tall, light complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair; widower; farmer; resident of Faucett, Missouri; nearest relative: son John B. Henshaw of Faucett, Missouri.16  

Widower Henry was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 8 1900), a patient in [..first word unclear..] National Military Home in Lansing, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas:11

Henshaw, Henry R., patient, age 63, born Feb 1837 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; widower.
(This was probably the "National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Western Branch", now the "Dwight D Eisenhower Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center" in Leavenworth, near Lansing).15  

Henry R. Henshaw died Sep 4 1909, Leavenworth, Kansas; buried Sep 5 1909, Section 26, Row 4, Site 17, Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.16,19,20,21  

See also: Francis Henshaw, who was also married in Clay County, Missouri at about this same time (possible brother).  
See also: James Henshaw, who was also married in Clay County, Missouri at about this same time (possible brother).  

Also see the following who had connections with Clay County, Missouri:

Catherine Henshaw
Mary Hinchey
James Henshaw
Eliza Henshaw
Sarah Ann Frances Henshaw

(photo)Photo: Henry R. Henshaw Civil War Pension Record 22

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Sources

  1. 1870 census, Crawford Township, Buchanan County, Missouri; page 317A, line #1, dwelling #59, family #65.
  2. 1860 census, Shoul Township, Clinton County, Missouri; page 136, line #10, dwelling #23, family #23.
  3. 1880 census, Green Township, Platte County, Missouri; roll T9-0710, ED 88, page 59A, line #36, dwelling #41, family #41.
  4. Contribution from Ann Leone.
  5. Dodd, Jordan. "Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900". Orem, UT: Liahona Research, 2000.
  6. Clay County, Missouri Marriages, 1852-1900: Vol. 1-3. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  7. "Missouri, 1851-1900 Marriage Index".
  8. 1890 Veterans Schedule, Jackson Township, Buchanan County, Missouri; roll 34, ED 47, page 1, line #9, dwelling #124, family #127.
  9. 1900 census, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas; roll T623-485, ED 85, page 18B, line #89.
  10. 1920 census, Davis Township, Henry County, Missouri; roll T625-921, ED 91, page 1B, line #90, dwelling #24, family #26.
  11. 1900 census, Lansing, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas; roll T623-485, ED 85, page 18B, line #89.
  12. Contribution from Harry Thomas Henshaw, Jr..
  13. 1860 Slave Schedule, Shoul Township, Clinton County, Missouri.
  14. 1860 census, Shoul Township, Clinton County, Missouri; page 143, line #1, dwelling #73, family #73.
  15. Speculation.
  16. U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938; http://www.ancestry.com.
  17. 1890 Veterans Schedule, Jackson Township, Buchanan County, Missouri; ED 47, page 1, line #9, dwelling #124, family #127.
  18. Buchanan County, Missouri Taxpayers, 1896-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. http://www.cem.va.gov/nchp/leavenworth.htm.
  21. Veterans Administration, Nationwide Gravesite Locator:
    http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1.
  22. Civil War Pension Index; http://www.ancestry.com.


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