William E. Henshaw

                      ┌── William Henshawc1799-1870 
William E. Henshaw ───┤
B: c1833              │
D: 1881               │
                      └── Mary Ann -
M: Selina -
   ├── Eliza Ann Henshaw (1855-1918) 1,2
   ├── Frances S. Henshaw (c1857-?) 1,2,3,4
   └── William H. Henshaw (1864-1927) 2,3

William E. Henshaw     [ID 12363] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1833, Ireland.1  (c1833, New York);2 (c1835, New York).3  

He married Selina -2,3 [Ceolina -1].  Selina was born Feb - 1837, New York.1,2,3,4  

William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 13 1870), Allegany County, Maryland:2

Henshaw, Wm E, age 37, born in New York; merchant.
Henshaw, Salina, wife, age 32, born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Bessie, daughter, age 15, born in New York.
Henshaw, Fanny, daughter, age 13, born in New York.
Henshaw, Wm H, son, age 8, born in New York.

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 16 1880), Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland:3

Henshaw, William E., age 45, born in New York; parents born in New York; merchant.
Henshaw, Selina, wife, age 42, born in New York; parents born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Fannie S., daughter, age 23, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Henshaw, William H., son, age 20, born in New York; parents born in New York; clerk in store.
Cosgrove, Catherine, servant, age 18, born in Maryland; parents born in Ireland; servant.

William E. Henshaw died Mar - 1881, buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Allegany County, Maryland.5,6  

William's funeral notice was published in "The Cumberland Times":5,6

HENSHAW 15 Mar 1881 The funeral of Mr W E Henshaw of Lonaconing will take place at Emmanuel Church after which the body will be placed in a vault at Rose Hill Cemetery.  He was a prominent merchant of the George's Creek area.  He died of rheumatism of the brain.  He leaves a wife, 3 daughters, and a son.  One daughter is married and one an infant in arms.

Widow Selina and children were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), 1002 R Street NW, Washington, D.C.:4

Henshaw, Selina, head-of-household, age 63, born Feb 1837 in New York; parents born in New York; widow; 3 children, 3 living; rented home.
Henshaw, Wm H, brother [sic], age 35, born Oct 1864 in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: clerk, govt.
Henshaw, Frances S, daughter, age 24 [sic], born Apr 1876 [sic] in New York; father born in Italy [sic]; mother born in New York; single.
Glanders, Cora L, servant, black, age 19, born Dec 1880 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; occupation: servant.


  1. 1860 census, 10th Ward, Albany, Albany County, New York; page 489-490, line #40, dwelling #396, family #648-649.
  2. 1870 census, Westernport P.O., District 4, Allegany County, Maryland; roll M593-566, page 79, line #33, dwelling #325, family #325.
  3. 1880 census, Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland; roll T9-493, ED 9, page 229B, line #17, dwelling #298, family #460.
  4. 1900 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T623-161, ED 75, page 6A, line #24, dwelling #80, family #87.
  5. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    "Excerpts from The Cumberland Times", transcribed by Charles Often.
  6. http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdallegh/c-times/1881.htm.

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