William Henshaw

William Henshaw
B: c1817
D: <1900
M: Rosette -
   ├── Mary Henshaw (c1839-?) 1,2
   ├── Judson William Henshaw (1839-1926) 1,2
   ├── Susan Henshaw (c1841-?) 1
   ├── Emma Henshaw (c1843-?) 1
   ├── Samuel Henshaw (1845-?) 1,3
   └── Rudolphus Henshaw (c1854-?) 2

M: Sarah A. -

William Henshaw     [ID 12657] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1817, New York.1,3,4,5  

He married Rosette -.1  Rosette was born about 1817, New York.1,4,6  

William and family were shown in the 1845 New York state census, Ellicott Township, Chautauqua County, New York.7  

William and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 1 1850), Ellicott Township, Chautauqua County, New York:1

William Henshaw, age 33, born in New York; physician.
Rosette Henshaw, age 33, born in New York.
Mary Henshaw, age 10, born in New York; attended school.
Judson Henshaw [unclear], male, age 10, born in New York; attended school.
Susan Henshaw, age 9, born in New York; attended school.
Emma Henshaw [unclear], age 7, born in New York; attended school.
Samuel Henshaw, age 5, born in New York.

William and Rosette were divorced,6 apparently sometime before 1860.2,3  Rosette and children were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 9 1870) Dexterville Township, Chautauqua County, New York:2

Rosett Henshaw, age 43, born in New York; housekeeper.
Mariette Henshaw, age 21, born in New York; school teacher.
Judson Henshaw, age 20, born in New York; [..occupation unclear..].
Rudolphus [unclear] Henshaw, male age 6, born in New York; attended school.
Rosette was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 1870) Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York:8
Henshaw, Rosette, age 53, born in New York; $100 personal property; occupation: "tailoress".
Jones, Susan, age 28, born in New York; $200 real estate; $200 personal property; works in tailor shop.
Jones, Nellie, age 3, born in New York.
Rosette was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14-15 1880) living alone in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York:6
Henshaw, Rosette, age 63, born in New York; parents born in Vermont; divorced; keeping house.

He then married Sarah A. -.3,5  Sarah was born Dec - 1834, New York.9  (c1836).3,5  

William and Sarah and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 1 1860), Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois:3

Wm Henshaw, age 42, born in New York; physician; $1000 real estate; $400 personal property.
Sarah Henshaw, age 24, born in New York; wife.
Samuel Henshaw, age 15, born in New York.
Aurelia Baker, age 18, born in Ohio.

William and Sarah were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 5 1870), Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois:4

Henshaw, Wm, age 53, born in New York; physician; $3500 real estate; $1500 personal property.
Henshaw, Sarah, age 25 [sic], born in New York; keeps house.

William and son Samuel were listed in the 1877 "History of Henry County" [Illinois]:10

"Taxpayers and Voters", Geneseo Township:
Henshaw, Wm., Geneseo; physician; Democrat; from New York.
Henshaw, Saml., Geneseo; butcher, Democrat; from New York.
Also listed was another William Henshaw #15176:10
Henshaw, Wm., Geneseo; carpenter; Republican; Episcopalian; from New York.

William and Sarah were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 16 1880), Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois:5

Henshaw, William, age 63, born in New York; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Rhode Island; physician.
Henshaw, Sarah A., wife, age 44, born in New York; parents born in New York; keeping house.

William Henshaw died before Jun 9 1900.9  

Widow Sarah was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 9 1900), Spring Street, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois:9

Henshaw, Sarah A., head-of-household, age 65, born Dec 1834 in New York; parents born in New York; widow; 4 children, 1 living; owned home (free).
Olsen, Mariah, roomer, age 37, born in Illinois; parents born in Norway; single; occupation: clerk, dry goods.

This might be the same as William Henshaw #15146.11  

See also: William F. Henshaw #15629

(photo)Photo: Rosette (-) Henshaw 12

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Sources

  1. 1850 census, Ellicott Township, Chautauqua County, New York; roll M432-485, page 66-67, line #38, family #411, dwelling #411.
  2. 1860 census, Jamestown P.O., Dexterville Township, Chautauqua County, New York; page 737, line #37, family #1381, dwelling #1380.
  3. 1860 census, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois; page 540, line #34, dwelling #17, family #17.
  4. 1870 census, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois; roll M593-229, page 482, line #32, dwelling #611, family #609.
  5. 1880 census, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois; roll T9-0213, ED 110, page 304A, line #49, dwelling #255, family #266.
  6. 1880 census, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York; roll T9-0815, ED 55, page 344C, line #44, family #405, dwelling #447.
  7. 1845 New York state census, Ellicott Township, Chautauqua County, New York; page 8; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ny/chautauqua/census/1845/1845indx-2.txt.
  8. 1870 census, Ellicott, Chautauqua County, New York; roll M593-912, page 302, line #34, family #532, dwelling #561.
  9. 1900 census, 1st Ward, Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois; ED 12, page 61A, line #13, dwelling #194, family #196.
  10. Contribution from Donna Buechler () citing:
    "History of Henry County, Illinois", 1877; Geneseo Township, page 199.
  11. Speculation.
  12. Photo courtesy of great-great-great grandson Jim Greaves.


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