Harriet A. Henshaw

                      ┌── James Henshawc1808-<1900
                      │
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Harriet A. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1827               │
D: 1887               │
                      └── Lydia A. Pease
                           1808-1872 
M: Jedediah Davis

Harriet A. Henshaw     [ID 17213] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 21 1827, Jasper, Steuben County, New York.1,2,3,4,5  (Nov 27 1827).6,7  

She married Jedediah Davis, Sep 21 1847, Little Green, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,8  Jedediah, son of Jacob Davis & Sarah Davis, was born Jul 14 1824, Clark County, Ohio.1,3,4,5,9  (c1820).2  

Children (all born in Wisconsin):2,3,4,5

Lydia Davis, born Jun 26 1848; died Aug 7 1849, age 1y 1m 12d; buried Milton Cemetery. 10,11
Davis (or David) J. Davis, born 1850.
Sarah L. Davis, born c1853.
Irene Davis, born Jan 4 1856; died Jan 13 1858, age 2y 9d; buried Milton Cemetery. 10,11
James E. Davis, born c1856.
Lincoln Davis, born c1866.

Harriet and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 8 1850), Berlin, Marquette County, Wisconsin:2

Jedediah Davis, age 30, born in New York; farmer; $500 real estate.
Harriet Davis, age 22, born in New York.
Davis J. Davis, age 4 months, born in Wisconsin.
Living next door in 1850 were Harriet's parents and family.12  who are assumed to have been closely related.13  

Harriet and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 29 1860), Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin:3

Jedediah Davis, age 35, born in Ohio; farmer; $1000 real estate; $500 personal property.
Harriet A. Davis, age 32, born in New York.
Sarah L. Davis, age 7, born in Wisconsin; attended school.
James E. Davis, age 4, born in Wisconsin.

Harriet and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 1 1870), Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin:4

Davis, Jedediah, age 45, born in Ohio; wheel wright; $1000 real estate; $400 personal property.
Davis, Harriet, age 42, born in New York; keeping house.
Davis, Sarah, age 17, born in Wisconsin; attended school.
Davis, James E., age 14, born in Wisconsin; attended school.
Davis, Lincoln, age 3, born in Wisconsin.

Harriet and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 18 1880), Poygan, Winnebago County, Wisconsin:5

Davis, Jedediah, age 56, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia.
Davis, Harriet, wife, age 52, born in New York; parents born in New York; keeping house.
Davis, Lincoln, son, age 14, born in Wisconsin; parents born in New York; attended school.

Harriet A. Henshaw died Mar 28 1887, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin; age 59y 4m 1d.6,7,11,14  

Harriet's obituary was published in "The Sabbath Recorder" on Apr 14 1887:6,7,15

At Milton, Wis., March 28, 1887, from the effects of a cancerous tumor, Mrs. Harriet A., wife of Jedediah Davis, aged 59 years, 4 months and 1 day.  The deceased had been a member of the church at Milton for many years and was consistent in her Christian deportment.  She had been an invalid for over ten years, and bore her lot of suffering with great patience and resignation.  She left behind, to mourn their loss, two children, a son and a daughter, besides a devoted husband.  Her funeral was held in the church of which she was a member, and the services were conducted by the pastor.  She was among those to whom "to die is gain."

Widower Jedediah was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 4-5 1900), living alone in Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin:9

Davis, Jedediah, head-of-household, age 75, born July 1824 in Ohio; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Virginia; widower; occupation: capitalist; owned home (free).

Jedediah died Oct 17 1901, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin.1,14  

See also: Harriet Henshaw #4804 who married a Jacob Davis.  


Sources

  1. LDS Pedigree Resource File, by Don Henry, Washington, Missouri.
  2. 1850 census, Berlin, Marquette County, Wisconsin; roll M432-1002, page 131, line #32, dwelling #1110, family #1110.
  3. 1860 census, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin; roll M653-1430, page 505, line #4, dwelling #508, family #500.
  4. 1870 census, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin; roll M593-1736, page 380, line #34, dwelling #264, family #260.
  5. 1880 census, Poygan, Winnebago County, Wisconsin; roll T9-1453, ED 211, page 6D, line #46, dwelling #55, family #55.
  6. Obituary of Harriet A. Davis; "The Sabbath Recorder", Apr 14 1887;
    posted Jan 20 2006 by Jon Saunders () to SDB-L.
  7. Obituary of Harriet A. Davis; "The Sabbath Recorder", Apr 14 1887;
    posted Jan 20 2006 by "Michael" () to BURDICK-SDB-L.
  8. "Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907"; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. 1900 census, Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin; roll T623-1815, ED 187, page 3A, line #8, dwelling #56, family #61.
  10. Contribution from Jon Saunders ().
  11. Burials in Milton City Cemetery; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wirockbios/cemetery/MT1d01.html.
  12. 1850 census, Berlin, Marquette County, Wisconsin; roll M432-1002, page 131, line #28, dwelling #1109, family #1109.
  13. Speculation.
  14. Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Obituary of Harriet A. Davis; "The Sabbath Recorder", Apr 14 1887; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://freepages.books.rootsweb.com/~wirockbios/Newspapers/SabR/SabR188704.html.


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