Martin Henshaw

Martin Henshaw
B: c1824
D: ?    
M: Jane -
   ├── Evaline Henshaw (c1843-?) 1,2
   └── Eli Bannister Henshaw (1849-1928) 1,2

Martin Henshaw     [ID 02507] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1824, Tennessee.1  

He married Jane -.1  Jane was born about 1820.1  

Martin and family were shown in the 1850 census, Smackover Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas:1

Martin Henshaw [or Hinshaw, unclear], male, age 26, born in Tennessee; farmer.
Jane Henshaw, female, age 30 [place of birth unclear - possibly Georgia].
Evaline Henshaw, female, age 7, born in Mississippi.
Eli B. Henshaw, male, age 2, born in Arkansas.
A. C. Hinshaw [or Henshaw, unclear], male, age 35, born in Tennessee; laborer.
Living nearby was Jasper Hinshaw (relationship unknown).3  

On January 7, 1857, Martin Henshaw purchased 50.33 acres of land in Columbia County, Arkansas (Sec. 30, Twp. 16s, Rng. 19w).4  

Martin Hinshaw and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jul 8 1870), Smith Township, Columbia County, Arksansas:5

Hinshaw, Martin, age 48, born in Tennessee; farmer; $900 real estate; $600 personal property.
Hinshaw, Eveline, age 25, born in Mississippi; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, Eli, age 20, born in Arkansas; farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Hinshaw, California, age 16, born in Arkansas.
Note that wife Jane was not shown in the 1870 census, so it's reasonable to assume she had probably died before 1870.6  

Martin was again shown in the 1880 census (Jun 17 1880), Leake Township, Nevada County, Arkansas:7

Henshaw, M., age 59, born in Tennessee; parents born in North Carolina; farmer; widower.
Ridling, R., laborer, male, age 21, born in Arkansas; parents born in Alabama; single; works on farm.

See also: Jasper Hinshaw who was living nearby in Arkansas in 1850.  

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Sources

  1. 1850 census, Smackover Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas; roll M432-28, page 65B, line #32, dwelling #59, family #59.
  2. 1850 census, Smackover Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas; roll 28, page 65, dwelling #59.
  3. 1850 census, La Fayette Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas; roll 28, page 53, dwelling #116.
  4. Arkansas Land Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1870 census, Smith Township, Columbia County, Arkansas; page 457, line #22, dwelling #54, family #55.
  6. Speculation.
  7. 1880 census, Leake Township, Nevada County, Arkansas; roll T9-0052, ED 217, page 571A, line #28, dwelling #255, family #282.


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