Sarah Richards Henshaw

                          ┌── Linus K. Henshaw
                          │    1800-1875 
                          │
                          │
Sarah Richards Henshaw ───┤
B: c1837                  │
D: c1895                  │
                          └── Rachel -
                              c1802-1865 
M: John A. Charlotte

Sarah Richards Henshaw     [ID 14965] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1837, New York.1  (1841).2  (c1840).3,4,5  

She married John A. Charlotte2,5,6 [John Sharlotte4], May 30 18602,5,6, Summerfield M.E. Church, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York2,5,6.  John, son of John Charlotte & Rosanna D. Eslick, was born about 1836, North Carolina.5,7,8,9  

Sarah's marriage was announced in the "New York Times" (New York, New York) on Saturday, June 2, 1860:6,10

CHARLOTTE-HENSHAW. -- In Brooklyn, on Wednesday, May 30, at the Summerfield M. E. Church, by Rev. Dr. Crooks, Mr. John A. Charlotte, formerly of Newbern, N.C., to Miss Sarah R., daughter of L. K. Henshaw, Esq., of the former place.

Sarah's marriage was also noted in the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle" (Brooklyn, New York) on Thursday, May 31, 1860:

CHARLOTTE-HENSHAW -- On Wednesday, May 30th, at the Summerfield M. E. Church, by the Rev. Dr. Crooks, Mr. John A. Charlotte, late of Newbern, N.C., to Miss Sarah R., daughter of L. K. Henshaw, Esq., of this city.

On Jan 3 1853 J. Charlotte of New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, wrote a letter of introduction to President Millard Filmore, recommending his 16 1/2 year old son, John A. Charlotte, as a Cadet candidate for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.11  John's father, John Charette, was apparently wealthy as in 1850 he was the owner of 14 slaves.12  

Children:4,5,13

Florence/Flora Charlotte, born c1854/c1862, New York.
Irving H. Charlotte, born c1852/c1865/c1869, New York; married Irene -- (child: Donald Charlotte, c1908). 14,15,16
Grace Charlotte, born c1861/c1867, New York; died Mar 28 1911, Kings County, New York; buried Mar 29 1911, Section 124 Lot 14574, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York. 17,18

Sarah and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 18 1870), Brooklyn, Kings County, New York:4

Sharlotte, John, age 39, born in New York; salesman dry good.
Sharlotte, Sarah, age 39, born in New York.
Sharlotte, Irving, age 18, born in New York.
Sharlotte, Flora, age 16, born in New York; attended school.
Sharlotte, Grace, age 9, born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Linas, age 27, born in New York.
Henshaw, Frances, age 25, born in New York.
Bedell, Hewlett, age 50, born in New York; dry good.
Bedell, Angeline, age 40, born in New York.
Bedell, Emma, age 20, born in New York.
Myers, Anne, age 23, born in Ireland; parents foreign-born; servant.

Sarah and family were shown in the 1875 New York state census (Jun 8 1875), Brooklyn, Kings County, New York:13

John Charlotte, age 39, born in North Carolina; occupation: dry goods; brick home ($10,000 value).
Sarah R Scharlotte, wife, age 37, born in North Carolina; keeping house.
Florence Scharlotte, child, age 13, born in Kings County.
Irving Scharlotte, child, age 11, born in Kings County.
Grace Scharlotte, child, age 8, born in Kings County.
[.. plus one servant and three boarders ..].
Living next door in 1875 was the family of brother William.19  

Sarah and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), apparently living in a boarding house or large apartment house in Brooklyn, New York:5

Charlott, John A., boarder, age 44 (or 34 - unclear), born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; occupation: dry goods
Charlott, Sara R., boarder, age 40, born in New York; parents born in New York.
Charlott, Florence, boarder, age 18, born in New York; father born in North Carolina; mother born in New York.
Charlott, Irving H., boarder, age 15, born in New York; father born in North Carolina; mother born in New York.
Charlott, Grace, boarder, age 13, born in New York; father born in North Carolina; mother born in New York.

Sarah Richards Henshaw died about 1895, buried Sep 4 1895, Section 124 Lot 14574, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York.18  

John died Jan 1 1906, Kings County, New York; age 70.17,18  

Buried in the same plot with Sarah and John (these are probably additional children):18

Norma Charlotte, died Jul 12 1863, Kings County, New York, age 11 months; buried Jul 22 1864. 17
Cicero J. Charlotte, buried Mar 26 1869.
Grace Charlotte (as shown above), buried Mar 29 1911.


Sources

  1. 1850 census, 5th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; roll M432-518, page 7B, line #3, dwelling #42, family #106.
  2. Posting Aug 3 2003 by G. Charlotte to the Henshaw message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/Fei.2ACIB/122.
  3. 1860 census, 11th Ward, Brooklyn, 3rd District, Kings County, New York; page 575, line #29, dwelling #456, family #577.
  4. 1870 census, 20th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; roll M593-960, page 192, line #9, dwelling #672, family #706.
  5. 1880 census, Brooklyn, Kings County, Greater New York City, New York; roll T9-0853, ED 201, page 177A, line #22, dwelling #197, family #222.
  6. The "New York Times", Jun 2 1860; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. 1850 census, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina; roll M432-626, page 303B, line #14, dwelling #575, family #575.
  8. North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. New York, Marriage Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1880 (Barber Collection); http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. U.S. Military and Naval Academies, Cadet Records and Applications, 1805-1908; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1850 Slave Schedule, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.
  13. 1875 New York state census, 20th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; ED 6, sheet #17, line #45, household #112.
  14. Posting Aug 3 2003 by Ginger Charlotte () to the Henshaw message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/Fei.2ACIB/122.
  15. 1920 census, Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; roll T625-188, ED 497, page 17B, line #61, dwelling #326, family #375.
  16. 1930 census, Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut; roll T626-272, ED 119, page 1A, line #15, dwelling #3, family #4.
  17. New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. Green-Wood Cemetery burials: http://www.green-wood.com/burial_search.
  19. 1875 New York state census, 20th Ward, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; ED 6, sheet #17, line #35, household #111.


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