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
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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
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
Henry and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), Green Township, Platte County, Missouri:3
Henry was shown in the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Jackson Township, Buchanan County, Missouri:17
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
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).
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