┌── Daniel Henshaw │ 1701-1781 ┌── Benjamin Henshaw ──┤ │ 1730-1793 │ │ └── Elizabeth Allen Bass │ 1703-1774 Benjamin Henshaw ───┤ B: 1754 │ D: 1828 │ └── Elizabeth Lord ?-1761 M: Elsa Wheeler ├── Elizabeth Lord Henshaw (1792-?) 1,2,3 ├── Andrew Wheeler Henshaw (1794-c1835) 1,2,3 ├── Benjamin Hayward Henshaw (1795-?) 1,2,3 ├── Asher Miller Henshaw (1796-?) 1,2,3 └── William Freeman Henshaw (1797-1853) 3
|Benjamin Henshaw [ID 01719]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Mar 27 1754, Middletown Township, Middlesex County, Connecticut.1,3,4
Benjamin served as a lieutenant on the Connecticut Line during the Revolutionary War.5 He was Ensign of Ward's Connecticut State Regiment, May 14 1776; 2nd Lieutenant 5th Connecticut, Jan 1 1777; resigned Jan 7 1778.6 On Sep 7 1818 he was granted a miltary pension of $240 per year.5
A Benjamin Henshaw is shown in the 1790 census, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut:7
He married Elsa Wheeler, Aug 18 1791, New Haven Second Church, New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut.1,2,3,8
Note that Benjamin would have been 37 years old at the time of this marriage, an unusually late age to have been a first marriage. Note also that the 1790 census data shows several children. So it appears that Benjamin's marriage to Elsa Wheeler was very probably a second marriage.
Benjamin Henshaw died May 18 18289 [May 17 18283,5,6]; age 729.
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