George T. Henshaw

                                                  ┌── John Henshaw
                                                  │    1762-1804 
                     ┌── Samuel Henshaw ──────────┤
                     │    1782-1848               │
                     │                            └── Patty Newman
                     │                                 1757-1805 
George T. Henshaw ───┤
B: c1810             │                            ┌── Joseph Terrell
D: 1876              │                            │
                     └── Frances Morton Terrill ──┤
                         c1793-?                  │
                                                  └── Ann Morton
M: Martha H. Davis
   ├── Virenda D. Henshaw (1840-?) 1,2,3
   ├── Frances V. Henshaw (c1841-?) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Susan A. Henshaw (c1843-?) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Thomas E. Henshaw (c1846-?) 1,2
   ├── Martha C. Henshaw (c1848-?) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Samuel B. Henshaw (c1851-?) 2,3
   ├── George D. Henshaw (1854-?) 2,3,4,5
   ├── E. Henshaw (1857-?) 2,5
   └── Jefferson Henshaw (c1861-?) 3,4

George T. Henshaw     [ID 11959] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

George T. Henshaw1,2 [George F. Henshaw6].

Born about 1810, Virginia.1,2  (c1820, Albemarle County, Virginia).6  

He married Martha H. Davis, Nov 18 1837, Orange County, Virginia.7,8  Martha, daughter of Thomas Davis & Virenda Henshaw, was born about 1816, Virginia.1,2,3,9  George and Martha were first cousins.  

George and family were shown in the 1840 census, Madison County, Virginia:10

George T. Henshaw household:
1 male age 30-40 (George).
1 female under age 5 (Virinda).
1 female age 20-30 (Martha).
1 male slave under age 10.
2 male slaves age 24-35.
1 female slave under age 10.
2 female slaves age 10-24.
9 persons total in household.
4 persons employed in agriculture.

George and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 29 1850), Greene County, Virginia:1

George T. Henshaw, age 40, born in Virginia; farmer.
Martha Henshaw, age 34, born in Virginia.
Virenda D. Henshaw, age 11, born in Virginia.
Frances V. Henshaw [initial unclear], age 9, born in Virginia.
Susan E. Henshaw, age 7, born in Virginia.
Thomas E. Henshaw, age 4, born in Virginia.
Martha C. Henshaw, age 2, born in Virginia.
Slaves:11
George T. Henshaw:
1 black female age 27.
1 black male age 26.
1 black female age 25.
1 black female age 24.
1 black female age 18.
1 black female age 7.
1 black female age 5.
1 black female age 4.
1 black female [age unclear].

Some of George's slaves born in the 1850s in Greene County, Virginia:5

Olivia Henshaw, born Jun 1 1854; mother's name Jenny.
Judson Henshaw, born Jun 10 1854; mother's name Cornelia.
Carter Henshaw, born Aug 1 1857; mother's name Jane.
Howard Henshaw, born Aug 6 1858; mother's name Cornelia.
Sarah Henshaw, born Sep 10 1859; mother's name Catherine.

George and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 7 1860), Greene County, Virginia:2

G.T. Henshaw, age 50, born in Virginia; farmer; $4,500 real estate; $12,136 personal property.
M.H. Henshaw, age 43, born in Virginia.
V.D. Henshaw, female age 21, born in Virginia.
F.V. [middle initial unclear], female age 19, born in Virginia.
S.A. Henshaw, female age 17, born in Virginia.
T.E. Henshaw, male age 14, born in Virginia.
M.C. Henshaw, female age 12, born in Virginia.
S.B. Henshaw [middle initial unclear], male age 9, born in Virginia.
G.D.Y. Henshaw, male age 6, born in Virginia.
E. Henshaw, female age 2, born in Virginia.
Slaves:12
G.T. Henshaw:
1 black male, age 65.
1 black male, age 35.
1 black female, age 32.
1 black female, age 27.
1 black male, age 22.
1 black female, age 18.
1 black male, age 19.
2 black females, age 17.
1 black female, age 14.
1 black female, age 12.
1 black female, age 11.
2 black males, age 10.
1 black female, age 10.
1 black female, age 8.
1 black male, age 5.
1 black female, age 5.
1 black female, age 3.
1 black female, age 2.
1 black male, age 2.
1 black female, age 1.
4 slave houses.

Martha and children were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 3 1870), Greene County, Virginia:3

Henshaw, Martha H., age 53, born in Virginia; keeping house; $4000 real estate; $320 personal property.
Henshaw, Virinda D., age 28, born in Virginia; without occupation.
Henshaw, Frances V. [initial unclear], age 28, born in Virginia; without occupation.
Henshaw, Susan A., age 24, born in Virginia; without occupation.
Henshaw, Martha C., age 20, born in Virginia; without occupation.
Henshaw, Samuel B. [initial unclear], age 19, born in Virginia; farm laborer; attended school.
Henshaw, George D., age 16, born in Virginia; farm laborer; attended school.
Henshaw, Jefferson, age 9, born in Virginia.
Underwood, H.R. [unclear], black male, age 11, born in Virginia; domestic servant; cannot read or write.

George T. Henshaw died Nov 28 1876, Greene County, Virginia; age 56.6  

Martha seems to have died before 1880.  George & Martha's children were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 23 1880), Ruckersville District, Greene, Virginia:13

Henshaw, G.D., age 24, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; farmer.
Henshaw, Victoria, sister, age 22, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; keeping house.
Henshaw, Adaline, sister, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single.
Henshaw, Martha, sister, age 18, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single.
Henshaw, Jefferson, brother, age 16, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single.

Also see: John Henshaw #5121 whose descendents lived in Madison County, Virginia.  


Sources

  1. 1850 census, Greene County, Virginia; roll M432-947, page 370, line #21, dwelling #476, family #476.
  2. 1860 census, Stanardsville P.O., Greene County, Virginia; roll M653-1349, page 492, line #1, dwelling #103, family #103.
  3. 1870 census, Stanardsville P.O., Ruckersville Township, Greene County, Virginia; roll M593-1649, page 291, line #21, dwelling #511, family #511.
  4. 1880 census, Ruckersville District, Greene County, Virginia; roll T9-1368, ED 60, page 500D, line #15, dwelling #241, family #257.
  5. Greene County, Virginia Births, 1853-1871; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  8. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Contribution from Mary Ann McGuire.
  10. 1840 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M704-565, page 312.
  11. 1850 Slave Schedule, Greene County, Virginia.
  12. 1860 Slave Schedule, Greene County, Virginia.
  13. 1880 census, Ruckersville District, Greene, Virginia; roll T9-1368, ED 60, page 500D, line #15, dwelling #241, family #257.


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