Levi Henshaw

                                           ┌── Nicholas Hancher
                                           │    1705-1777 
                  ┌── William Henshaw ─────┤
                  │    1736-1799           │
                  │                        └── Rebecca Smith
                  │                            c1707-?    
Levi Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1769           │                        ┌──  William Anderson
D: 1843           │                        │
                  └── Agnes Ann Anderson ──┤
                      c1745-<1806          │
                                           └── Mary Lauren
M: Nancy Davidson
   ├── Eleanor Henshaw (1798-?) 1,2,3
   ├── Nancy Henshaw (1800-1807) 1,2,3
   ├── Rhuamah Henshaw (1801-1805) 1,2,3
   ├── William D. Henshaw (1803-<1880) 1,2,3

M: Ann McConnell
   ├── Mary Ann Henshaw (1807-1836) 1,2,3
   ├── Washington Henshaw (1808-<1874) 1,2,3,4
   ├── James Lawrence Henshaw (1808-1888) 1,2,3
   ├── Isabella Jane Henshaw (1811-?) 1,2,4,5,6
   ├── John Henshaw (1812-1845) 1,2
   ├── Charles Henshaw (1813-1892) 1,2
   ├── Levi Henshaw (1815-1896) 1,2,3,6,7,8,9
   ├── Anderson Henshaw (1817-1888) 1,2,4
   ├── Thornton Henshaw (1818-1888) 1,2
   └── George Warren Henshaw (1828-1874) 1,2,3,4

Levi Henshaw     [ID 01679] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 22 1769, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, Virginia.1,2,7,10,11,12  

Levi was prominent in the affairs of state and country.  In 1810 he was a Justice of the Peace, and a member of the county court of Berkeley County, Virginia.1  In 1822, 1830, and 1831 he was a member of the House of Delegates of Virginia.1,11  In 1840 he was the sheriff of Berkeley County, Virginia.1,11  

He married Nancy Davidson, May 18 1797, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia.1,2,5,7,9,11,12  Nancy was born Mar 30 1770.1,2  

Nancy died Dec 15 1804, Morgans Chapel, Bunker Hill, West Virginia.1,2,13  

He then married Ann McConnell1,2,5,7,9,11,12,14 [Anna McConnell15], May 1 18061,2,5,7,9,11,12,14 [Apr 29 180615], Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia1,2,5,7,9,11,12,14.  Ann, daughter of William McConnel & Mary Cowan, was born Sep 18 1778.1,2,7  

Note that Levi's brother Hiram married Anne's sister Mary McConnell,1,2,5,10,11,14 and his other brother Nicholas married Margaret McConnel11 (a cousin??).  

Levi and family were shown in the 1830 census, Berkeley County, Virginia:16

Levi Henshaw household:
1 male under age 5 [George Warren].
3 males age 10-15 [Thornton, Anderson and Levi].
2 males age 15-20 [Charles and John].
3 males age 20-30 [James Lawrence, Washington and William D.].
1 male age 50-60 [Levi].
1 female age 15-20 [Isabella Jane].
1 female age 20-30 [Mary Ann].
1 female age 50-60 [Ann].
2 male slaves under age 10.
1 male slave age 10-24.
2 male slaves age 24-36.
1 female slave under age 10.
1 female slave age 10-24.
1 female slave age 24-36.
1 free colored male under age 10.
22 persons total in household.
Living nearby in 1830 was the family of Barton Hanshaw.16  

Ann died Nov 15 183917 [Nov 15 18381,2, Sep 15 18397]; buried Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia17.  

Ann's death was reported in the "Virginia Free Press" (Charles Town, West Virginia) on Thursday, November 28, 1839.17  

Levi Henshaw died Sep 9 1843, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, Virginia; buried Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia.1,2,9,11,12  

Levi was buried beside his father William, in the graveyard of the old Mill Creek Protestant Episcopal Church, about a mile down Mill Creek from his home (this church later became known as Christ's Protestant Episcopal Church, Bunker Hill, West Virginia).1  


  1. "The West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly", Vol. 4, No. 2, April 1904. The West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society, Charleston, W.VA. Article "The Henshaw Family" by Valley Virginia Henshaw. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  2. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  3. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  4. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - West Virginia.
  6. Contribution from Bill Henshaw ().
  7. Contribution from Brant Henshaw.
  8. Contribution from Bill Henshaw.
  9. Wardell, Patrick G.: "Virginia & West Virginians 1607-1870", Volume 3; Heritage Books, Inc.; Bowie, Maryland; 1992
  10. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  11. "Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania", Volume II. John W. Jordan & James Hadden, editors. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1912. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  12. Family group sheets created by Frances G. Brumley, citing Henshaw family bible records, Greene County, TN court & cemetery records, and several secondary sources. Contributed by Ruth Jenkins ().
  13. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  14. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  15. "Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850"; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. 1830 census, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 189, page 222.
  17. Library of Virginia; Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to VA Newspapers:

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