Rachel Alphie Henshaw

                                                   ┌── George Washington Henshaw
                                                   │    1852-1924 
                         ┌── John Robert Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1881-1935            │
                         │                         └── Rebecca Caladonia "Callie" Hartline
                         │                              1865-1946 
Rachel Alphie Henshaw ───┤
B: 1920                  │                         ┌── Edwin Daniel Barnum
D: 2000                  │                         │
                         └── Susie Annie Barnum ───┤
                              1888-1973            │
                                                   └── Cordia F. Crisp
M: Virgil Earsel Peel

Rachel Alphie Henshaw     [ID 12464] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 2 1920, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.1,2,3  

She married Virgil Earsel Peel, Apr 2 1938.4,5,6  Virgil, son of Walter Edward Peel & Nettie Irene Chappel, was born Feb 19 1918, Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas.2,4,5  (Mar 19 1918).2,4  


Virgil Gene [Virgil Eugene / Virgil Earsel] Peel, born Oct 13 1938; died Apr 1 1984, buried Greenleaf Cemetery. 2,4,6
Jerry Wayne Peel, born May 27 1941; died Aug 8 2006. 2,6
Frankie Peel. 6
Suzie Peel. 6
Frances Lee Peel, born Oct 8 1963; died Aug 13 1981, Brownwood, Texas, age 17; buried Aug 15 1981, Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Texas. 5

Virgil was shown in the 1940 census (May 3 1940), San Saba, San Saba County, Texas:7

Peel, Virgil, head-of-household, age 22, born in Texas; completed 3rd grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; married; rented home ($3/month rent); occupation: laborer, W.P.A. road project; worked 8 weeks in 1939; $40 wages in 1939.
Peel, Frances, sister, age 17, born in Texas; completed 5th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; single.
Gatliff, Velma, sister, age 20, born in Texas; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; married.
Rachel and son Virgil were shown in the 1940 census (Apr 30 1940), living with her mother in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas:3
Henshaw, Rachel, daughter, age 20, born in Texas; completed 1 year of high school; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; single.
Henshaw, Virgil Eugene, daughter [sic], female [sic], age 2 [or 21 - unclear], born in Texas; completed no schooling; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same place/town; single.

Virgil died Jun 22 1973, Brownwood Community Hospital, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas; age 55.2,4,5  

Rachel Alphie Henshaw died Dec 15 2000, Brown County, Texas; buried Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Texas.2,4,8

(photo)Photo: Rachel Alphie Henshaw & Virgil Earsel Peel gravestone Greenleaf Cemetery 4

Social Security information for Rachel Alphie Henshaw: 454-12-8329

Social Security information for Virgil Earsel Peel: 452-28-3169


  1. Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932; http://www.ancestry.com.
  2. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  3. 1940 census, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas; roll T627-3994, ED 25-11A, page 6A, line #20, household #116.
  4. http://www.findagrave.com.
  5. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Contribution from Dawn Bares ().
  7. 1940 census, San Saba, San Saba County, Texas; roll T627-4134, ED 206-1, page 27B, line #68, household #603.
  8. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.

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