Samuel Preston Henshaw

                                                     ┌── William Henshaw
                                                     │    1736-1799 
                                ┌── Hiram Henshaw ───┤
                                │    1771-1845       │
                                │                    └── Agnes Ann Anderson
                                │                        c1745-<1806
Samuel Preston Henshaw ─────────┤
B: 1813                         │                    ┌── William McConnel
D: 1884                         │                    │
                                └── Mary McConnell ──┤
                                     1777-1842       │
                                                     └── Mary Cowan
M: Julia Ann Margaret Hunsicker
   ├── Marion Lee Henshaw (1845-1929) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Edwin Smith Henshaw (1849-1912) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
   ├── Harry Preston Henshaw (1850-c1850) 3
   └── Charles Willoughby Henshaw (1852-1920) 1,2,3,4,5,6

Samuel Preston Henshaw     [ID 01689] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 19 18135,9 [Mar 12 18121, about 18152,4,6], Virginia5,9.  

He married Julia Ann Margaret Hunsicker1,5,10,11 [Julia Ann Hansucker9], Nov 10 18421,5,10,11, Berkeley County, West Virginia1,5,10,11.  Julia, daughter of Peter Hunsicker & Eve Schmidt5,8,9, was born Oct 21 18135,8,9 [about 18156], Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia5,8,9.  

Samuel and family were shown in the 1850 census, Berkeley County, Virginia, as follows:4

Samuel Henshaw, age 35, born in Virginia; farmer; $11900 real estate.
Mrs. Henshaw, age 34, born in Virginia.
Marion Henshaw, age 5, born in Virginia.
Edwin Henshaw, age 10 months, born in Virginia.
John Butler, age 20, born in Virginia; farmer.
Slaves:12
1 black female age 34.
1 black male age 18.
1 black male age 10.
1 black male age 8.

The 1850 census shows the following Henshaws all living near each other in Berkeley County, Virginia:

Joseph Henshaw 13
Anderson Henshaw 14
Levi Henshaw 15
James Henshaw 16
Samuel Preston Henshaw 4
widow Harriet Henshaw 17
James William Henshaw 18

Samuel and family were shown in the 1860 census, Berkeley County, Virginia:2

Saml P. Henshaw, age 45, born in Virginia; farmer; $10000 real estate; $1985 personal property.
Julia Henshaw, age 45, born in Virginia.
Marion Henshaw, age 15, born in Virginia; attended school.
Edwin Henshaw, age 10, born in Virginia; attended school.
Charles Henshaw, age 8, born in Virginia; attended school.
Mary Ridgeway, age 40, born in Virginia.
Emily Ridgeway, age 8, born in Virginia.
Slaves:19
1 black female age 40.
1 black male age 24.
1 black female age 5.
1 black male age 9 months.

Samuel was a prosperous farmer on Mill Creek, near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, (West) Virginia.  He owned many acres, farmed extensively, and before the Civil War was a slave owner.  The war took practically all their wealth and freed their slaves, although some of the slaves remained with them and worked for years as they had no other home to which they could go.  Two of the slaves, a man and a woman, worked for them for the remainder of their lives.5  

Samuel and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 30 1870), Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia:6

Henshaw, Saml, age 55, born in West Virginia; farmer; $15,875 real estate; $1,018 personal property.
Henshaw, Julia, age 55, born in West Virginia; keeping house.
Henshaw, Edwind, age 19, born in Virginia; works on farm.
Henshaw, William, age 17, born in Virginia; works on farm.
Ridgeway, Mary, age 50, born in West Virginia; domestic servant; cannot write.
Ridgeway, Emily, age 16, born in West Virginia; domestic servant; cannot read or write.
Green, St[..unclear..], black male age 13, born in West Virginia; farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Living next door in 1870 was son Marion with his new wife.20  

Samuel and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 2 1880), Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia:7

Henshaw, Samuel, age 60, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer; maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled: C[..unclear..] Rheumatism.
Henshaw, Juliet, wife, age 60, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeping house.
Henshaw, Edward, son, age 30, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Ridgeway, Mary, servant, age 62, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; servant; cannot write.
Strother, Ginnie, servant, black female age 13, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; servant; cannot read or write.

Samuel Preston Henshaw died Sep 8 1884, Gerrardstown, West Virginia.1,5,9  

Widow Julia was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 20 1900), living in the household of son Edwin in Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia:8

Henshaw, Julia A., mother, age 86, born Oct 1813 in West Virginia; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow; 4 children, 3 living.

Julia died Aug 25 1903, Gerrardstown, West Virginia.5,9  


Sources

  1. "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.
  2. 1860 census, Mill Creek P.O., Berkeley County, Virginia; page 908, line #33, dwelling #1644, family #1705.
  3. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  4. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 416, family #1529.
  5. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  6. 1870 census, Mill Creek P.O., Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll M593-1684, page 292, line #3, dwelling #75, family #76.
  7. 1880 census, Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T9-1400, ED 13, page 245A, line #46, dwelling #44, family #44.
  8. 1900 census, Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T623-1755, ED 18, page 11A, line #24, dwelling #184, family #186.
  9. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  10. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - West Virginia.
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  12. 1850 Slave Schedule, District 9, Berkeley County, Virginia.
  13. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 416, family #1519.
  14. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 416, family #1524.
  15. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 416, family #1525.
  16. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 416, family #1528.
  17. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 417, family #1543.
  18. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 418, family #1565.
  19. 1860 Slave Schedule, Berkeley County, Virginia; page 20.
  20. 1870 census, Mill Creek P.O., Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll M593-1684, page 292, line #10, dwelling #76, family #77.


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