Andrew Jackson Henshaw

                          ┌── Lewis M. Henshawc1811-?    
Andrew Jackson Henshaw ───┤
B: c1834                  │
D: ?                      │
                          └── Belinda -
M: Wilhelmina Maxson
   ├── John L. Henshaw (1858-1932) 1,2
   ├── Minnie Laveria Henshaw (1865-1907) 1,2,3
   ├── Alfred Erastus "Al" Henshaw (1868-1932) 1,2,3
   └── Oscar A. Henshaw (1876-1942) 3

Andrew Jackson Henshaw     [ID 12611] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1834, New York.1,3,4  

He married Wilhelmina Maxson1 [Willamina Maxson2, Sarah Wilhelmina Maxson3, Sarah Wilamina Maxson5].  Wilhelmina, daughter of Jonathan Maxson & Christian Davis, was born Aug 6 1837, Ohio.3,5  (c1839).1  

Andrew might have been a Civil War Veteran.6  There was an A. Hinshaw who served as a private in Company L, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry and who was residing in/near Hendley, Nebraska in 1895.7  There was also a Jackson Henshaw who served as a private in Company H, 18th Wisconsin Infantry.8  

Andrew and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 15 1880), Ripley, Dodge County, Minnesota:1

Henshaw, Andrew, age 35, born in New York; farmer; $500 real estate; $300 personal property.
Henshaw, Wilhelmina, age 31, born in Ohio; keeping house.
Henshaw, Johnathan, age 11, born in Wisconsin; attended school..
Henshaw, Minne L. [initial unclear], age 5, born in Minnesota.
Henshaw, Alferd, age 2, born in Iowa.

Andrew and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 17-18 1880), Adell Precinct, Greeley County, Nebraska:3

Henshaw, Andrew J., age 45, born in New York; parents born in New York; farmer.
Henshaw, Sarah W., wife, age 43, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia; keeping house.
Henshaw, Mahala V., daughter, age 15, born in Minnesota; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio; attended school.
Henshaw, Alfred D., son, age 12, born in Iowa; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio; attended school.
Henshaw, Oscar A., son, age 4, born in Nebraska; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio.

Andrew Jackson Henshaw had a hardware store 50 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska on the Platte River where he did demonstrations with oxen to display ploughs.2

(photo)Photo: Andrew Jackson Henshaw 5

(photo)Photo: Andrew Jackson Henshaw & Wilhelmina Maxson 5


  1. 1870 census, Ashland P.O., Ripley, Dodge County, Minnesota; roll M593-3, page 792, line #14, dwelling #20, family #21.
  2. Contribution from Greg Schaecher.
  3. 1880 census, Adell, Greeley County, Nebraska; roll T9-0749, ED 142, page 178A, line #46, dwelling #130, family #133.
  4. 1850 census, Wheatland Township, Kenosha County, Wisconsin; page 327B, line #5, dwelling #173, family #175.
  5. Ancestry Family Tree data posted by David Predmore.
  6. Speculative.
  7. Wisconsin Veterans Living in Nebraska in 1895; USGenWeb Archives.
  8. U.S. National Park Service - "Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System":

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