Thomas Henshaw

                                      ┌── Samuel Henshaw
                                      │    1715-1788 
                   ┌── John Henshaw ──┤
                   │    1762-1804     │
                   │                  └── Martha Briggs
Thomas Henshaw ────┤
B: c1770           │                  ┌── James Newman
D: 1840            │                  │
                   └── Patty Newman ──┤
                        1757-1805     │
                                      └── Veranda Noel
M: Elizabeth Field
   ├── Elizabeth Henshaw (1819-?) 1
   ├── Henry R. Henshaw (1820-1834) 1
   ├── James Henshaw (1820-1847) 1
   ├── John F. Henshaw (1821-1893) 1,2
   └── Joseph P. Henshaw (1823-1893) 1

Thomas Henshaw     [ID 00213] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

This is "Thomas 1F" from the book "The Hinshaw & Henshaw Families".1  

Born about 1770, Madison County, Virginia.1,2  

He married Elizabeth Field3,4 [Eliza Field1,5], Feb 14 18163,4, Madison County, Virginia3,4.  Elizabeth, daughter of John Field & Elizabeth Early, was born before 1800, Virginia.2,5,6  

In 1815 Eliza had written to her father, John Field (then of Bourbon County, Kentucky), to which he replied on Dec 8 1815:5

Your letter I received yesterday stating a thing you know I was always opposed against - that is, for girls to marry under the age of 18 years.  Mr. Henshaw is a gentleman to whom I have no right to object, being of a family I always respected.  Your friends in Virginia must be your guide.  Whatever they think best will be satisfactory to me."

In 1819 Thomas and Virenda Davis deeded to Thomas Henshaw 123 acres of land from the division of John Henshaw's estate.5  

In 1831 Thomas and Eliza (Field) Henshaw sold to Albert Early a tract of land which had been devised to Mary Newman Henshaw by her brother, James Newman.5  

Thomas moved to Kentucky in 1831, where he remained one year.  In 1832 he moved to Clay County, Missouri, where he lived for the remainder of his life.2  

Thomas Henshaw died 1840, Clay County, Missouri.2  

Widow Eliza and family were shown in the 1840 census, Clay County, Missouri:6

Eliza Henshaw household:
1 male age 5-10.
1 male age 15-20.
1 male age 20-30.
1 female age 40-50 (Eliza).
2 male slaves age 10-24.
1 male slave age 24-35.
1 male slave age 35-55.
2 female slaves age 10-24.
10 persons total in household.
1 person employed in agriculture.

Elizabeth died 1860, Clay County, Missouri.2  


  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. "The History of Johnson County, Missouri"; Biographies for Washington township, Pages 774-811;
    Kansas City Historical Co., 1881; USGenWeb Archives.
  3. Contribution from Debra Henshaw Lawrence.
  4. "Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850", Ancestry, Inc.
  5. "The family of Early, which settled upon the eastern shore of Virginia, and its connection with other families";
    Brigham Young University:
  6. 1840 census, Clay County, Missouri; roll M704-222, page 16.

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