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Marion Lee Henshaw

                                                         ┌── Hiram Henshaw
                                                         │    1771-1845 
                      ┌── Samuel Preston Henshaw ────────┤
                      │    1813-1884                     │
                      │                                  └── Mary McConnell
                      │                                       1777-1842 
Marion Lee Henshaw ───┤
B: 1845               │                                  ┌── Peter Hunsicker
D: 1929               │                                  │
                      └── Julia Ann Margaret Hunsicker ──┤
                           1813-1903                     │
                                                         └── Eve Schmidt
M: Emily Polk Payne
   ├── Holmes Hart Henshaw,  1870-1959 
   ├── Carter Lee Henshaw,  1871-1958 
   ├── Myra Anna Wright Henshaw,  1873-1935 
   ├── Mary Rebecca Henshaw,  1875-1961 
   ├── Valley Virginia Henshaw,  1877-1973 
   ├── Daisy May Henshaw,  1879-1959 
   ├── Martin Perle Henshaw,  1881-1951 
   └── Lilly Wood Henshaw,  1884-1952 

Marion Lee Henshaw     [ID 01695] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 25 1845, Virginia.1,165,166,a,b,c,d,e

In 1861, at the age of 16, Marion enlisted in the Confederate Army for three months service.  He served at Harper's Ferry for thirty days when his company was disbanded.  In August, 1863, he again enlisted and served under General Fitzhugh Lee in Company K, 23rd Virginia Cavalry.  (Inbodens Brigade, Gen. Lomax Division, Fitzhugh Lee's Core, Army of Northern Virginia).  He served until the end of the war.  He was engaged principally in the Campaign of Virginia Valley and took part in all the fierce battles fought over that ground.  At the Battle of Winchester, he was riding a chestnut sorrel horse of which he was very fond.  This horse was shot out from under him, but he captured another horse and again joined the fray, only to receive a flesh wound in the side a few minutes later.  Two other horses were shot out from under him in subsequent engagements.  He was honorably discharged from the Confederate Army at Richmond, Virginia.  When he returned home there was nothing left but one crippled horse and a colt with which to start farming.166,165

He married Emily Polk Payne, Oct 19 1869, Episcopal Church, Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia.1,69,165,166,b  (Julia D. Payne)69  Emily, daughter of Jessie Payne & Jane Wright, was born Aug 20 1845, near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia.166,69,b,c,d,e

Just after the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, General Robert E. Lee and his army had camped at Emily's father's farm for six weeks after their retreat.  Colonel John D. Gordon and his wife had boarded with the Paynes during their six week encampment.166

Marion and Emily were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 30 1870), Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia:b

Henshaw, Marion, age 25, born in West Virginia; married Oct [1869]; farm laborer.
Henshaw, Emma, age 24, born in West Virginia; married Oct [1869]; keeping house.
Merchant, Rachel, age 12, born in West Virginia; domestic servant.
Living next door in 1870 were Marion's parents and family.f

Marion and family were shown in the 1880 census, Berkeley County, West Virginia:g

Henshaw, Marion, age 35, born in Virginia; married, farmer, parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Emma, age 35, born in Virginia; wife, married, keeping house, parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Holmes, age 9, born in West Virginia; son, single, at home, attended school.
Henshaw, Carter L., age 8, born in West Virginia; son, single, at home, attended school.
Henshaw, Myra A., age 6, born in West Virginia; daughter, single, at home, attended school.
Henshaw, Mary R., age 4, born in West Virginia; daughter, single, at home, attended school.
Henshaw, Valley V., age 2, born in West Virginia; daughter, single, at home.
Henshaw, Dasie, age 1, born in West Virginia; daughter, single, at home.
(also a farm hand and a servant).

In 1883 Marion was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing Martinsburg, Berkeley County.h  He was also President of the Board of Education from 1876 to 1886.166

On February 22, 1886, Marion moved his family to Wichita, Kansas.165,166  They left from Martinsburg, West Virginia, traveling over the Cumberland Valley Railroad, arriving in Wichita a few days later on February 25.  They were met at the Wichita train station by Emily's brother, Adam Clarke Payne, with whom they stayed for three days until they purchased a farm of forty acres on Magic Hill (now the corner of Hillside and Harry Streets, Wichita).166

Marion and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas:i,c

Henshaw, Marion L., head-of-household, age 54, born June 1845 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Emily P., wife, age 54, born Aug 1845 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Valley, daughter, age 22, born Oct 1877 in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: teacher.
Henshaw, Lillie W., daughter, age 15, born June 1884 in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school 7 months.
Henshaw, Russell H., grandson, age 3, born Feb 1897 in California; father born in West Virginia, mother born in California.

In 1901 they again moved to Goddard, Kansas, where Marion remained for the remainder of his life.165  He was engaged in the grocery business unti his retirement.166

Marion and Emily were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), Cedar Street, Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas:j

Henshaw, Marion L., head-of-household, age 64, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 40 years; occupation: "own income"; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Emily P., wife; age 64, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Pennsylvania; first marriage, married 40 years; 8 children, 8 living.

Marion and Emily were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 29 1920), Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas:d
Henshaw, Marion, head-of-household, age 74, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; owned home; occupation: retired farmer.
Henshaw, Emma, wife, age 74, born in West Virginia; parents born in Massachusetts.

Marion Lee Henshaw died Nov 13 1929, 2:13 PM, at the Wichita Sanitarium, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; age 84 years; buried 10:00 AM, Nov 16 1929, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Goddard, Kansas.165,166,e  Marion and Emily were married for sixty years without a death in the family, Marion being the first to go, He left his wife, eight children, twenty-one grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

Marion's obituary was published in 1929 as follows:k

Man Who Served in Confederate Army is Dead in Wichita,

Marion Lee Henshaw, 84, of Goddard, Served in Many Major Engagements

Wounded in Battle

Marion Lee Henshaw, 84, Goddard, one of the few Confederate veterans in Sedgwick County, died in a local hospital Wednesday at 2:13 p.m.  Mr. Henshaw first enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861 serving for 30 days at Harpers Ferry.  He enlisted again in August, 1863, in Company K, Twenty-third Virginia cavalry, and served until the end of the war, taking part in most of the fierce engagements in the Virginia valley.  While in the army Mr. Henshaw served under Gen. Fitzhugh Lee.  He was wounded in the battle of Winchester.  When the war ended he returned home with only a crippled horse and a colt to start farming.

His obituary goes on to explain that he was born in Bunker Hill, West Virginia, June 25, 1845 and was married to Emily B. Payne on October 19, 1869.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary 3 weeks prior to his death.  He was prominent in the affairs of the Mill Creek district in West Virginia and one served as assemblyman in the state legislature.  He moved to Wichita in 1886 and moved to the old Ten Mile trading post west of the city on the present Cannonball where he lived until 1901 when he moved to Goddard.  Survivors are listed as his wife Emily and the following eight children: Holmes H. Henshaw, Hollywood, California; Carter Lee Henshaw, Tonkawa, Oklahoma; Myra A. White, Rogers, Arkansas; Minnie R. Harper, Mutual, Oklahoma; Valley V. Cook, Barclay; Daisy M. Mooberry, Goddard; Martin Pearl Henshaw, Twisp, Washington; Lilly W. Odgen, Goddard.

Widow Emily and son Holmes were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 19 1930), Cedar Street, Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas:l

Henshaw, Emily P., head-of-household, age 84, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Pennsylvania; widow; owned home ($2000 value); no radio in home; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Holmes H., son, age 59, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married, first married at age 25; occupation: realtor, real estate; not a veteran.

Emily died Oct 8 1936, Goddard, Kansas; buried Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Goddard, Kansas.e,m,166

See also: Marion L. Henshaw

(photo)Photo: Marion Lee Henshaw and family n

(photo)Photo: Marion Lee Henshaw & Emily Polk Payne gravestone Pleasant Ridge Cemetery m

(photo)Photo: Marion Lee Henshaw gravestone Pleasant Ridge Cemetery m

(photo)Photo: Emily Polk Payne gravestone Pleasant Ridge Cemetery m

(photo)Photo: Marion Lee Henshaw additional gravestone Pleasant Ridge Cemetery m


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.

69. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - West Virginia.

165. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.

166. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.

(a) 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia, roll 936, pg 416, family #1529.

(b) 1870 census, Mill Creek P.O., Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll M593-1684, page 292, line #10, dwelling #76, family #77.

(c) 1900 census, Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T623-499, ED 253, page 4B, line #95, dwelling #88, family #89.

(d) 1920 census, Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T625-548, ED 94, page 10A, line #46, dwelling #62, family #69.

(e) Burials in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas; USGenWeb Archives:
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/sedgwick/cems/prcem.txt.

(f) 1870 census, Mill Creek P.O., Mill Creek Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll M593-1684, page 292, line #3, dwelling #75, family #76.

(g) Contribution from Joyce Turner () citing: 1880 census,
Berkeley County, West Virginia; 13th Enumeration District, E.D. 13, Supervisor's District 1, sheet 6, dwelling #45, family #47.

(h) "Prominent Men of West Virginia", Atkinson, George W., 1890 (www.ancestry.com).

(i) 1900 census, Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; page 253-04B, line 95; USGenWeb Archives.

(j) 1900 census, Goddard, Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; ED 79, page 2A, line #11, dwelling #29, family #29; USGenWeb Archives:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ks/sedgwick/census/1910/079-02a.gif.

(k) Obituary of Marion Lee Henshaw, sold on eBay Jan 19 2003:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3202119227.

(l) 1930 census, Goddard, Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T626-719, ED 2, page 2A, line #11, dwelling #37, family #37.

(m) http://www.findagrave.com.

(n) Photo courtesy of Donald Craig Henshaw.


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