Ebenezer Henshaw

Ebenezer Henshaw
B: c1792
D: 1873 
M: (unknown) -
   ├── Martin Henshaw (1820-1901) 1,2

M: Nancy -
   └── Josephus Henshaw (c1836-?) 2,3

Ebenezer Henshaw     [ID 11146] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Ebenezer Henshaw3,4,5,6 [Ebenezer Hanshaw7, Ebenezer Handshaw1, Ebenezur Handshaw8].

Born about 1792, Massachusetts.3  (c1790)1,4,6

He married (unknown) -.  The name of Ebenezer's first wife is currently unknown.  

Ebenezer Henshaw and family were shown in the 1820 census, West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts:9

Ebenezer Henshaw household:
1 male under age 10.
1 male age 26-45 [Ebenezer].
1 female age 26-45 [Ebenezer's wife].

Ebenezer Hanchett and family were shown in the 1830 census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts:10

Ebenezer Hanchett household:
2 males age 5-10.
2 males age 10-15.
2 males age 30-40 [Ebenezer and ??].
1 female age 40-50 [Ebenezer's wife?].

He then married Nancy -.3  Nancy was born about 1795, New York.3  Nancy was Ebenezer's second wife.11  

Ebenezur Handshaw was shown in the 1835 state census, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York.8  

Ebenezer Henshaw and family were shown in the 1840 census, Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York:5

Ebenezar Henshaw household:
1 male under age 5.
1 male age 40-50 [Ebenezer].
1 female age 40-50 [Nancy].
Also living in Yates County in 1840 was an unidentified James Henshaw of Middlesex Township.12  

Ebenezer and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 12 1850), Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York.3  

Ebenezer Henshaw, age 58, born in Massachusetts; blacksmith; $300 real estate.
Nancy Henshaw, age 55, born in New York.
Josephus Henshaw, age 14, born in New York.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of son Martin Henshaw.13  

Nancy Hanshaw was shown in the 1855 state census, Milo, Yates County, New York14 (it is unclear why Nancy was shown but not Ebenezer, nor why she was listed with the Town of Milo instead of Jerusalem).  

Ebenezer was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 2 1860), living in the household of son Martin in Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York.1  

Martin Handshaw, age 39, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $9000 real estate; $1000 personal property.
Rachael Handshaw, age 36, born in New York; domestic.
Harriett Handshaw, age 15, born in New York; domestic; attended school.
Susan Shearman, age 63, born in Canada; domestic.
Ebenezer Handshaw, age 70, born in Massachusetts; blacksmith; $300 personal property.
Note that Nancy was not shown in this family in the 1860 census.1  

Ebenezer and Nancy Hanshaw were shown in the 1865 state census, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York.7  

Nancy died before 1870.6  Nancy was not shown in the 1870 census6 and had probably died by then.15  

Ebenezer Henshaw was shown in the 1870 census (Jul 15 1870), living in the household of son Martin in Jerusalem, Yates County, New York:6

Henshaw, Ebenezer, age 80, born in Massachusetts; parents foreign-born; blacksmith.

Ebenezer Henshaw died Oct 4 1873, buried Old Fort Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York.4  

See also: Ebenezer Henshaw #11141.  

See also: Ebenezer Henshaw #15145.  

See also: Ebenezer Henshaw #4556 who might be the same person, or Ebenezer Corey Henshaw who is another possibility.  

See also: Seth Hancher who also lived in Jerusalem, Yates County, New York in the early 1800s.  It is unknown how Seth might have been related to Ebenezer.  

This person's ancestry is unknown!
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Sources

  1. 1860 census, Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York; page 658, line #24, dwelling #165, family #163.
  2. Contribution from Mark Hoy Henshaw citing:
    Yates County Historian research report, citing 1850 census.
  3. 1850 census, Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York; roll M432-618, page 45B, line #40, dwelling #19, family #19.
  4. Contribution from Mark Hoy Henshaw citing:
    Yates County Historian research report, citing burial record.
  5. 1840 census, Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York; page 301.
  6. 1870 census, Italy Hill P.O., Jerusalem, Yates County, New York; roll M593-1120, page 457, line #13, dwelling #84, family #81.
  7. 1865 state census index, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York; pg 2/282; USGenWeb.
  8. 1835 state census index, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York; pg 24; USGenWeb.
  9. 1820 census, West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; roll M33-48, page 167.
  10. 1830 census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll 67, page 177.
  11. Contribution from Mark Hoy Henshaw citing:
    Yates County Historian research report, citing 1865 census.
  12. 1840 census, Middlesex Township, Yates County, New York; page 348.
  13. 1850 census, Jerusalem Township, Yates County, New York; roll M432-618, page 45B, line #36, dwelling #18, family #18.
  14. 1855 state census index, Milo, Yates County, New York; pg 1/109; USGenWeb.
  15. Speculation.


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