Rebecca Jane Henshaw

Rebecca Jane Henshaw
B: 1823 
D: 1905 
M: Robert Sterling Simpson

Rebecca Jane Henshaw     [ID 02374] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 7 18231,2, Jackson County, Alabama1,2 [Tennessee3,4,5,6,7].  

She married Robert Sterling Simpson, 1841.1,2  Robert was born Mar 5 18222,3,5,8,9, Virginia2,3,5,8,9 [North Carolina4].  

Children:3,4,5

George W. Simpson, born c1844, Alabama.
John T. Simpson, born c1847, Alabama.
Mary Jane Simpson, born Jul 9 1848, Madison County, Alabama; died Feb 27 1874, Burleson County, Texas; buried Old City Cemetery; married Edward Reeves, 1866 (child: Robert Lee Reeves, 1872-1873). 8,10
Martha Simpson, born c1852, Louisiana.
Patrick Henry Simpson, born Feb 28 1855, Burleson County, Texas; died Mar 28 1943, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas; buried Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Texas; married Catherine Matilda King (children: James Robert, William Edgar, Jeffa S., and Natalie Simpson). 11
Catherine "Kate" Simpson, born c1858, Texas.
Nancy Simpson, born c1861, Texas.
Josephine L. "Joe" Simpson, born Sep 1864, Texas; married George L. Smith, c1883. 6

Robert purchased a tract of land in Jackson County, Alabama.  Later George Washington Henshaw purchased land adjacent to Robert's tract.2  Therefore it is possible that George and Rebecca were closely related (perhaps siblings).  

Rebecca and Robert moved to Texas about 1852 and had nine children.2  

Rebecca and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 22 1860), Burleson County, Texas:3

R.S. Simpson, age 38, born in Virginia; farmer; $2000 real estate; $4900 personal property.
Rebecca Simpson, age 36, born in Tennessee.
George W Simpson, age 16, born in Alabama; attended school.
John T Simpson, age 13, born in Alabama; attended school.
Mary J Simpson, age 10, born in Alabama; attended school.
Martha Simpson, age 8, born in Louisiana.
Henry Simpson, age 4, born in Texas.
Cathrine Simpson, age 2, born in Texas.

Rebecca and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 6 1870), Burleson County, Texas:4

Simpson, Robt S, age 48, born in North Carolina; farmer; $3186 real estate; $1720 personal property.
Simpson, Rebecca, age 47, born in Tennessee; keeps house.
Simpson, John T, age 21, born in Alabama; farmer; $100 personal property.
Simpson, Pat H, age 15, born in Texas; attended school.
Temple, Patrick, age 2, born in Texas.
Simpson, Catharine, age 12, born in Texas; attended school.
Simpson, Nancy, age 9, born in Texas; attended school.
Simpson, Josephine, age 5, born in Texas.

Rebecca and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 21 1880), Burleson County, Texas:5

Simpson, R S, age 58, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farming.
Simpson, Rebecca, wife, age 56, born in Tennessee; parents born in North Carolina.
Simpson, Kate, daughter, age 20, born in Texas; father born in Virginia; mother born in Tennessee.
Simpson, Josaphine, daughter, age 15, born in Texas; father born in Virginia; mother born in Tennessee.
Lacy, Mary, [.. relationship blank ..], age 20, born in Louisiana; father born in Illinois; mother born in Alabama.
Lacy, Alice, [.. relationship blank ..], age 15, born in Louisiana; father born in Illinois; mother born in Alabama.

Robert died Aug 19 1882, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas; buried Old City Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas.2,8,9  

Rebecca was shown in the 1900 census (Sep 11 1900), living in the household of daughter Josephine (Simpson) Smith in Burleson County, Texas:6

Simpson, Rebecka, mother-in-law, age 76, born Oct 1823 in Tennessee; parents born in North Carolina; widow, married 41 years; 11 children, 7 living.

Rebecca Jane Henshaw died Feb 21 1905, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas; age 81y 3m.2,7,12  

This could be Rebecca, dau of James, born ?-?-1823, Tennessee.  Her brother Carrel married in 1850 - his spouse was born in Alabama.  Perhaps this Hinshaw group lived for some time in Alabama & Rebecca married there.  

See also: Jasper Hinshaw, born c1827, probably Jackson County, Alabama.  

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Sources

  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Alabama.
  2. Contribution from Nan Booth Simpson ().
  3. 1860 census, Caldwell P.O., Burleson County, Texas; roll M653-1289, page 111, line #17, dwelling #56, family #56.
  4. 1870 census, Caldwell P.O., Western District, Burleson County, Texas; roll M593-1577, page 175A, line #36, dwelling #258, family #277.
  5. 1880 census, Hookerville, Burleson County, Texas; roll T9-1293, ED 33, page 17A, line #4, dwelling #272, family #275.
  6. 1900 census, Justice Precinct 5, Burleson County, Texas; roll T623-1650, ED 43, page 5A, line #24, dwelling #89, family #90.
  7. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130827097.
  8. Old City Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas; USGenWeb Archives.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66538217.
  10. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66530808.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122484787.
  12. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982; http://www.ancestry.com.


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