Samuel Kennedy Henshaw

                                                  ┌── George T. Henshawc1810-1876 
                          ┌── Samuel B. Henshaw ──┤
                          │   c1851-?             │
                          │                       └── Martha H. Davis
                          │                           c1816-?    
Samuel Kennedy Henshaw ───┤
B: 1904                   │
D: 1992                   │
                          └── Mary L. Kennedy
M: Veta Carleen Brill
   ├── James Ashby Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Maxwell Kennedy Henshaw  1,2
   └── Janet Henshaw  1,2

Samuel Kennedy Henshaw     [ID 15808] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 20 1904, Greene County, Virginia.3,4,5,6  (c1906).7,8  

Samuel was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 19-20 1940), Route 619, Ruckersville District, Greene County, Virginia:5

Henshaw, Samuel K., head-of-household, age 36, born in Virginia; completed 4th grade; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; single; owned farm ($250 value); occupation: carpenter, contractor; worked 40 weeks in 1939; $0 wages in 1939, plus other income.
Living next door (or on the same farm) in 1940 was brother Owen.9  

He married Veta Carleen Brill, Oct 5 1943, Greene County, Virginia.6,10  Veta, daughter of Ethel P. Brill & Emma F. Donovan, was born Apr 22 1924, Brill's Shop, Greene County, Virginia.3,6,10,11  

Samuel Kennedy Henshaw died Feb 22 1992.3  

Veta died Apr 27 2004, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Virginia.3,10  

Veta's obituary was published in the "Orange County Review" (Orange County, Virginia) on Thursday, April 29, 2004:10,12

Veta C. Henshaw

Veta Carleen Brill Henshaw, of Ruckersville, died Tuesday morning, April 27, 2004, at Martha Jefferson Hospital.  She was born April 22, 1924, at Brill's Shop, to the late E. P. and Emma Brill.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Kennedy Henshaw and 12 of her 13 siblings.  One sister, Alice Slaughter, survives her.  In addition to her sister, survivors also include her sons, James A. and wife, Gayle and Maxwell K. and wife, Donna, of Ruckersville and a daughter, Janet Runkle and husband, Robert, of Stanardsville, to cherish her memory.  She was the proud grandmother of Rhonda Mefferd and husband, Andy, M. K. (Ken) Henshaw, II, and wife, Donna, Jaime Henshaw, Dana Henshaw, Amy Runkle and Kati Runkle and a great-grandchild, Justin Henshaw.  Veta was a devoted member of Westover United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg Road, at which a memorial service will be held Friday, April 30, at 2 p.m.  A private interment will be held at her beloved home, Dundee Farm.  Friends and family are welcome to visit at her residence.  Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research, c/o Dept. of Pediatric Endocrinology, P. O. Box 800386, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 or to Westover United Methodist Church, 1202 Watson Road, Ruckersville, Virginia 22968.  Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.

Social Security information for Samuel Kennedy Henshaw: 225-50-0332

Social Security information for Veta Carleen Brill: 225-30-4959


  1. Obituary of Veta C. Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Amy Runkle Weakley.
  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. 1920 census, Ruckersville District, Greene County, Virginia; roll T625-1892, ED 53, page 1A, line #43, dwelling #12, family #12.
  5. 1940 census, Ruckersville District, Greene County, Virginia; roll T627-4266, ED 40-4, page 9A, line #27, household #149.
  6. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940;
  7. 1910 census, Ruckersville District, Greene County, Virginia; roll T624-1630, ED 42, page 9B, line #57, dwelling #2, family #131.
  8. 1930 census, Ruckersville District, Greene County, Virginia; roll T626-2445, ED 3, page 1B, line #61, dwelling #16, family #16.
  9. 1940 census, Ruckersville District, Greene County, Virginia; roll T627-4266, ED 40-4, page 9A, line #25, household #148.
  10. Obituary of Veta C. Henshaw; the "Orange County Review", Apr 29 2004:
  11. 1930 census, Stanardsville District, Greene County, Virginia; roll T626-2445, ED 6, pafe 7B.
  12. Obituary of Veta Henshaw; "The Daily Progress", May 29 2004;!news!obituaries.

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