George Eddy Henshaw

                                                    ┌── Oliver Henshaw
                                                    │    1767-1844 
                       ┌── William Henshaw ─────────┤
                       │    1804-1891               │
                       │                            └── Lydia Andrews
George Eddy Henshaw ───┤
B: c1839               │                            ┌── Jeremiah Wetherbee
D: 1862                │                            │
                       └── Sarah Holden Wetherbee ──┤
                            1810-1881               │
                                                    └── Mercy Holden
George Eddy Henshaw     [ID 02595] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1839, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3  Baptized Mar 19 1843, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4,5  

On Aug 30 1861 George E. Henshaw, age 21, enlisted as a sergeant in Company A, 18th Massachusetts Infantry; mustered in Oct 12 1861; he served as a clerk.  Distinguished Service.  He declared his residence as Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.6  

George Eddy Henshaw died May 20 1862, Alexandria, Virginia.6,7  Medical: George died of disease while in Civil War service.6  

George's death was reported in the "Cambridge Chronicle" (Cambridge, Massachusetts) on Saturday, May 31, 1862:7

In the Hospital at Alexandria, 20th inst., George Eddy Henshaw, 22 years 6 mos. 3 days.


  1. Cleveland/Graham database:
  2. 1850 census, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll M432-325, page 14, line #34, dwelling #215, family #243.
  3. 1860 census, 4th Ward, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll M653-508, page 511, line #32, dwelling #2477, family #3186.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Dean Pullen ().
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Eugene James Weatherby (), citing:
    "Weatherbee Round-Up", Volume XIII, Number 5, Sep/Oct 1989, page 163.
  6. American Civil War Soldiers;
  7. Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Library:

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