Henry R. Henshaw B: c1834 D: 1909 M: Anna B. Percival +-- Joseph Allen Henshaw, 1855-? +-- Thomas Henshaw, 1856-? +-- Jared Richard Henshaw, c1860-1939 +-- John B. Henshaw, 1862-? +-- Millicent Henshaw, c1867-? +-- Melissa Henshaw, c1871-?
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(Henry R. Henshaw)a,b,c,d    (H. R. Henshaw)e
Born about 1834, Missouri.f,g,e,h    (Feb - 1837).i    (possibly born in Buchanan County).j
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.k
He married Anna B. Percival, Aug 10 1854, Clay County, Missouri.a,b,c    (Aug 11 1854).b    Officiated by E.S. Dulin, M.G.b    Anna was born about 1836, Indiana.f    (c1838).e
Henry and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 21 1860), Plattsburg P.O., Shoul Township, Clinton County, Missouri:f
Henry served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.    He was captured and imprisioned at either Jefferson Barracks, Missouri or at a prison in central St. Louis.j
Henry was a doctorj (or had previous medical training),k and cared for the other prisoners in his prison camp.j
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.j
Henry and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 17 1870), Crawford Township, Buchanan County, Missouri:g
Anna died before Jun 8 1900.d
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:i
Henry R. Henshaw died Sep 4 1909, buried Sep 4 1909, Section 26, Row 4, Site 17, Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.p,q,r
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:
(a) Dodd, Jordan. "Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900". Orem, UT: Liahona Research, 2000.
(b) Clay County, Missouri Marriages, 1852-1900: Vol. 1-3. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
(c) "Missouri, 1851-1900 Marriage Index".
(d) 1900 census, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas; roll T623-485, ED 85, page 18B, line #89.
(e) 1880 census, Green Township, Platte County, Missouri; roll T9-0710, ED 88, page 59A, line #36, dwelling #41, family #41.
(f) 1860 census, Shoul Township, Clinton County, Missouri; page 136, line #10, dwelling #23, family #23.
(g) 1870 census, Crawford Township, Buchanan County, Missouri; page 317A, line #1, dwelling #59, family #65.
(h) 1920 census, Davis Township, Henry County, Missouri; roll T625-921, ED 91, page 1B, line #90, dwelling #24, family #26.
(i) 1900 census, Lansing, Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, Kansas; roll T623-485, ED 85, page 18B, line #89.
(j) Contribution from Ann Leone.
(k) Contribution from Harry Thomas Henshaw, Jr..
(l) 1860 census, Shoul Township, Clinton County, Missouri; page 143, line #1, dwelling #73, family #73.
(n) 1890 Veterans Schedule, Jackson Township, Buchanan County, Missouri; ED 47, page 1, line #9, dwelling #124, family #127.
(o) Buchanan County, Missouri Taxpayers, 1896-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.
(p) U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004; http://www.ancestry.com.
(r) Veterans Administration, Nationwide Gravesite Locator:
(s) Civil War Pension Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
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