Lewis M. Henshaw

Lewis M. Henshaw
B: c1811
D: ?    
M: Belinda -
   ├── Andrew Jackson Henshaw (c1834-?) 1
   ├── Reuben Henshaw (c1835-?) 1
   ├── Joshua Henshaw (c1839-?) 1
   ├── Laura Ann A. Henshaw (c1845-?) 1

M: Karen Weaver
   ├── Belinda Henshaw (c1855-?) 2,3
   ├── Harriet Henshaw (c1857-?) 2,3,4
   ├── Roxa Henshaw (c1859-?) 2,3,4
   ├── Ulysses Grant Henshaw (c1864-1917) 3,4
   └── Ira William Henshaw (1869-1946) 3,4

Lewis M. Henshaw     [ID 14507] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1811, New York.1,2,4,5  (c1805).3  (c1807).6  

He married Belinda -.1  Belinda was born about 1805, New York.1  

Lewis and family were shown in the 1840 census, Richmond, Ontario County, New York:5

Lewis Henshaw household:
2 males under age 5 [Reuben and Joshua].
1 male age 5-10 [Andrew].
1 male age 20-30 [Lewis].
1 female age 30-40 [Belinda].

Lewis and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 13 1850), Wheatland Township, Kenosha County, Wisconsin:1

Lewis M. Henshaw, age 38, born in New York; farmer.
Belinda Henshaw, age 45, born in New York.
Andrew J. Henshaw, age 16, born in New York.
Reuben Henshaw, age 14, born in New York.
Joshua Henshaw, age 11, born in New York.
Laura Ann A. Henshaw, age 5, born in New York.

Note that the 1850 census above indicates Lewis and family apparently moved from New York to Kenosha County, Wisconsin sometime between about 1845 and 1850.  On Aug 1 1844 a Seth Travis Henshaw of Racine County, Wisconsin acquired 40 acres of land in Kenosha County, Wisconsin;7,8 on Sep 10 1844 the same Seth Travis Henshaw acquired 40 additional acres in Kenosha County;7,8 on Mar 1 1848 Abram Henshaw, also described as from Racine County, acquired 40 acres in Kenosha County.7,8  It is possible these Henshaws might have been closely related to Lewis.9  

He then married Karen Weaver.2,3,4,6,10  Karen was born about 1827, New York.2,6  (c1825).3  (c1823).4  

Lewis and family were shown in the 1860 census, Dayton, Green Lake County, Wisconsin:2

Lewis Henshaw, age 49, born in New York; farmer; $900 real estate; $500 personal property.
Karen Henshaw, age 33, born in New York.
Celin[..] King, age 13, born in New York; attended school.
Loa[..] King, age 12, born in New York; attended school.
Balinda Henshaw, age 5, born in Wisconsin; attended school.
Harriet Henshaw, age 3, born in Wisconsin.
Roxa Henshaw, age 1, born in Wisconsin.
Adelia [unclear] Henshaw, age 14, born in New York; servant.
Also living in Green Lake County, Wisconsin in 1860 was the family of James Henshaw/Hanshaw #16743 and Abram Henshaw/Hanshaw #16533.  

Lewis and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 17 1870), Minneota Township, Jackson County, Minnesota:3

Henshaw, Lewis, age 65, born in New York; farmer; $200 real estate; $200 personal property; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Keren, age 45, born in New York; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Belinda, age 14, born in Wisconsin; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Harriett, age 13, born in Wisconsin; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Betsey, age 10, born in Wisconsin; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Ulysses, age 5, born in Wisconsin.
Henshaw, Ira [unclear], age 3, born in Wisconsin.

On Dec 20 1877 Lewis Henshaw acquired 150.55 acres of land in Jackson County, Minnesota.7  

Lewis and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 17 1880), Silver Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa:4

Henshaw, Lewis, age 68, born in New York; parents born in New York; farmer.
Henshaw, Karen, wife, age 57, born in New York; parents born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Harriett, daughter, age 22, born in Wisconsin; parents born in New York.
Henshaw, Roxie, daughter, age 20, born in Wisconsin; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Ulysses, son, age 16, born in Wisconsin; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Ira, son, age 12, born in Wisconsin; parents born in New York; attended school.

Lewis and Karen were shown in the 1895 Iowa State Census, Eighth Ward, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa:6

Lewis Henshaw, age 88, born in New York.
Caren Henshaw, age 68, born in New York.
Also living in Sioux City in 1895 was the family of son Ira.6  

See also: Joseph Henshaw who lived and is buried in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and might have been Lewis' father.9  One posted family tree claims that Joseph Henshaw was indeed Lewis' father,10 but no conclusive facts supporting this are known.  

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Sources

  1. 1850 census, Wheatland Township, Kenosha County, Wisconsin; page 327B, line #5, dwelling #173, family #175.
  2. 1860 census, Dayton, Green Lake County, Wisconsin; page 916, line #27, dwelling #2107, family #1914.
  3. 1870 census, Jackson P.O., Minneota Township, Jackson County, Minnesota; roll M593-6, page 119, line #17, dwelling #8, family #8.
  4. 1880 census, Silver Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa; roll T9-0337, ED 74, page 30A, line #31, dwelling #83, family #102.
  5. 1840 census, Richmond, Ontario County, New York; roll 320, page 260.
  6. Iowa State Census, 1895; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Land Patent database: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  8. Kenosha County, Wisconsin land patents; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~wikenosh/landhk.htm.
  9. Speculation.
  10. Ancestry Family Tree data posted by David Predmore.


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