Isabella Jane Henshaw

                                             ┌── William Henshaw
                                             │    1736-1799 
                         ┌── Levi Henshaw ───┤
                         │    1769-1843      │
                         │                   └── Agnes Ann Anderson
                         │                       c1745-<1806
Isabella Jane Henshaw ───┤
B: 1811                  │                   ┌── William McConnel
D: ?                     │                   │
                         └── Ann McConnell ──┤
                              1778-1839      │
                                             └── Mary Cowan
M: William B. Gorrell

Isabella Jane Henshaw     [ID 01715] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Isabella Jane Henshaw1,2,3 [Isabelle Jane Henshaw1,4, Isabel Jane Henshaw5].

Born Mar 24 1811, Berkeley County, Virginia.2,4,6,7,8  

She married William B. Gorrell, Apr 17 1834, Berkeley County, Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,6  William, son of Abraham V. Gorrell & Isabel Van Meter, was born Oct 18 1802.9,10  

William was an Episcopal minister of Gambler, Ohio.6  


Mary Ann Henshaw Gorrell, born c1836 (c1838); married David Boyd Hunt (daughter: Louisa Hunt, born c1857). 3,7,8,11
Abraham Willis Gorrell, born Jan 28 1835, Virginia; died Sep 27 1900; married 1861, first cousin Fidelia V. Henshaw. 7,8,12
Levi Henshaw Gorrell, born Oct 8 1838; married Mary Ann Collett; settled in Allen County, Kansas (children: Willis Pemberton, Julia Isabella, James Henshaw, John William, Samuel, Fidelia M., Elsworth Grant, Elmer Hayes and Ralph T. Gorrell). 7,9,13,14,15
William Gorrell. 12

William died about 1841.10  

Widow Isabella and family were shown in the 1850 census, Berkeley County, Virginia, living with Isabella's brother Levi:7

Levi Henshaw, age 32, born in Virginia; $15,200 real estate.
Isabella J. Gorrell, age 38, born in Virginia.
Abraham Gorrell, age 14, born in Virginia.
Mary Gorrell, age 14, born in Virginia.
Levi Gorrell, age 12, born in Virginia.

Isabella and family moved from (West) Virginia to Indiana sometime between 18507 and 1860.8  

Isabella and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 24 1860), Indianapolis, Indiana:8

Isabella Gorrell, age 49, born in Virginia; $500 real estate; $500 personal property.
Abram W. Gorrell, age 25, born in Virginia; clerk.
David B. Hunt, age 35, born in Maryland; clerk.
Mary A. Hunt, age 24, born in Virginia.
Louisa A. Hunt, age 2, born in Indiana.
Levi Gorrell, age 12, born in Virginia.


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  2. "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 ().
  3. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (
  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - West Virginia.
  5. "Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850", Ancestry, Inc.
  6. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  7. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 416, line #30, dwelling #1493, family #1524.
  8. 1860 census, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; roll M653-279, page 351, line #15, dwelling #628, family #628.
  9. Posting Aug 26 2001 by Nevada Boslet () to the Henshaw GenForum:
  10. Margaret Boydston-Wilson data:
  11. 1870 census, 8th Ward, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; roll M593-339, page 499, line #3, dwelling #325, family #349.
  12. Contribution from Nevada Boslet ().
  13. Margaret Boydston-Wilson data:
  14. 1870 census, Iola P.O., Iola Township, Allen County, Kansas; roll M593-428, page 61, line #18, dwelling #10, family #10.
  15. 1880 LDS census index, Marmaton, Allen County, Kansas; roll T9-0372, page 35B.

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