John A. Henshaw

                                                 ┌── Meridith Henshawc1806-1883 
                   ┌── William Carroll Henshaw ──┤
                   │    1830-1891                │
                   │                             └── Margaret Etheridge
                   │                                 c1802-?    
John A. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1862            │                             ┌── Martin Winn
D: 1931            │                             │
                   └── Dianah Winn ──────────────┤
                        1833-1908                │
                                                 └── Jane "Jennie" Fulton
M: Alice E. Barmer
   ├── Ann Henshaw  1,2,3
   ├── Nora I. Henshaw (1891-1978) 1,2,3
   └── Erwin Carroll Henshaw (1901-1968) 1,2,4

John A. Henshaw     [ID 02282] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 24 1862, Mississippi.5,6,7,8  

He married Alice E. Barmer, Dec 7 1884, Tate County, Mississippi.1,6,9,10  Alice, daughter of William Robert Barmer & Ann Jane Garison, was born 1869, Marshall County, Mississippi.1,6  

John and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), Tate County, Mississippi [census page extremely faded]:11

Henshaw, [..unclear..], head-of-household, age 37 [unclear], born Feb 186? [unclear] in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi [unclear]; owned farm; [..remainder unreadable..].
Henshaw, Alice, wife, age 3? [unclear], born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; married 15 years [unclear]; 4 children, 2 living; [..remainder unreadable..].
Henshaw, Annie, daughter, age 1? [unclear], born [..unclear..] 188? [unclear] in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; attended school 4 months.
Henshaw, Norah, daughter, age 9. born Dec 1890 [unclear] in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; attended school 4 months.
Living two houses away in 1900 was brother Lawrence French Henshaw with their widowed mother.12  

John and family were again shown in the 1910 census (Apr 29 1910), Tate County, Mississippi:2

Henshaw, John [middle initial unclear], head-of-household, age 48, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; married 26 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm.
Henshaw, Alice, wife, age 41, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; married 26 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Henshaw, Annie [unclear], daughter, age 22, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; occupation: teacher, public school.
Henshaw, Nora, daughter, age 19, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; occupation: teacher, public school.
Henshaw, Erwin [unclear], son, age 9, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; attended school.
Living next door in 1910 was the family of uncle John T. Henshaw.13  

John and family were again shown in the 1920 census (Jan 7 1920), Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi:4

Henshaw, John A., head-of-household, age 57, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; owned home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Henshaw, Alice A., wife, age 50, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi.
Henshaw, Erwin C., son, age 18, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; attended school; occupation: farm laborer, home farm.

John and Alice were again shown in the 1930 census (Apr 14 1930), Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi:14

Henshaw, John A., head-of-household, age 68, born in Mississippi; father born in Alabama; mother born in Mississippi; first married at age 22; rented home ($20 rent); no radio in home; occupation: manager, farm general [unclear]; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Alice A., wife, age 61, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; first married at age 16.
Norfleet, Jack, boarder, age 27, born in Mississippi; parents born in Mississippi; single; occupation: salesman, auto parts; not a veteran.

John A. Henshaw died Jul 5 1931, buried Bethesda Cemetery, Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi.5,6  

Alice remarried to T.L. Nichols.5  Alice's second marriage was reported in a newspaper as follows:6

Groom is 84, Bride 65
Marriage takes place in old soldiers' home

Biloxi, Miss, Jan 19 -- T.L. Nichols, 84-year-old inmate of the Jefferson Davis Soldiers Home, and Mrs. Alice Henshaw, 65, wealthy widow of Senatobia, who has been visiting at the home for four days, were married in the dining room of the soldiers home this morning by the Rev. Charles Calhoun, an inmate.  The bridegroom has been in the home two years, coming from Marshall County.  The ceremony was witnessed by about 150.  The couple left this morning for Mrs. Nichols' home in Senatobia where they will live.

Alice died 1938, Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; buried Bethesda Cemetery, Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi.5,6  

Alice's obituary was published as follows:6

Mrs Alice Nicols

After an illness of several weeks Mrs. Alice Henshaw Nicols, aged 67 died at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis Monday morning.  Funeral services were conducted at the Senatobia Baptist Church Wednesday morning, with the pastor, Dr. H. L. Martin saying the final rites.  Internment was made in Bethesda Cemetery.  

Mrs. Nicols was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and a life long resident of Tate County.  A host of relatives and friends in this section of the state are grieved over the death of this good Christian woman.  

She is survived by her husband, T. L. Nicols of Senatobia who is the only living Confederate veteran in Tate County; a brother B. L. Barmer, of Oak Park, Ill; two sisters, Mrs. Gus Jones and Mrs. Cliff Waldrop both of Senatobia; a son, Irvin Henshaw, Crockett; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Lee Norfleet, of Memphis and Mrs W. E. Rodman of Sarah, three grand children and one great grandchild.

See also: Oliver Clinton Henshaw who was likely an additional child of this marriage.  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Barbara Peddicord ().
  2. 1910 census, Beat 4, Tate County, Mississippi; ED 88, page 137A, line #47, dwelling #328, family #328.
  3. 1900 census, Beat 4, Tate County, Mississippi; ED 96, page 140A, line #32, dwelling #51, family #57.
  4. 1920 census, Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi; roll T625-895, ED 97, page 3B, line #58, dwelling #50, family #53.
  5. Contribution from Barbara Peddicord () citing:
    burials, Bethesda Cemetery, Tate County, Mississippi.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com.
  7. 1870 census, DeSoto County, Mississippi; page 330, line #19, dwelling #153, family #153.
  8. 1880 LDS census index, Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi; roll T9-0665, page 287A.
  9. "Marriage Index: AR, MO, MS, TX"; http://www.genealogy.com.
  10. Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. 1900 census, Beat 4, Tate County, Mississippi; ED 96, page 140A, line #32, dwelling #51, family #52.
  12. 1900 census, Beat 4, Tate County, Mississippi; ED 96, page 140A, line #43, dwelling #53, family #54.
  13. 1910 census, Beat 4, Tate County, Mississippi; ED 88, page 137A, line #41, dwelling #327, family #327.
  14. 1930 census, Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi; roll T626-1168, ED 10, page 11B, line #78, dwelling #283, family #284.


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