┌── Thomas Henshaw │ c1650-1700 ┌── Josiah Henshaw ────────────┤ │ 1695-1752 │ │ └── Hannah Cleveland │ 1653-1737 Josiah Henshaw ───┤ B: 1752 │ D: 1840 │ └── Dorothy Crawford Goodnow 1710-1770 M: Sarah Phipps ├── Mary Henshaw (1785-1875) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Increase Henshaw (1786-?) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Dolly Henshaw (1788-1869) 1,2,3,4 ├── Eli Henshaw (1789-1868) 1,2,3,4,5,6 ├── Josiah Henshaw (1791-1871) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Sally Henshaw (1793-1857) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Phebe Henshaw (1796-1849) 2,3,4,7 └── John Phipps Henshaw (1798-1825) 1,2,3,4,5
|Josiah Henshaw [ID 02790]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Josiah Henshaw1,2 [Josiah Hinchow1].
Born May 17 1752, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,8
Josiah lived in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.2
He married Sarah Phipps1,2,6,9 [Sarah Phips1, Sally Phips1], Apr 22 17841,2,6,9, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts1,2,6,9. Sarah, daughter of John Phipps & Rachel Lincoln, was born Mar 14 1757, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,9,10
Josiah was an uncommissioned officer in the Revolution, serving throughout the war in Washington's army and participated in all the battles fought by general Washington. He was wounded in the battle of White Plains.6
After the war he settled at West Brookfield, Massachusetts.6
Josiah was described by his son Eli as "a stern, rigid Puritan, so proud of his service that he refused to take pension from the Government, saying that he fought for his country and not for pay." He was so arbitrary and reserved toward his children that they learned from him nothing of his history or ancestors.11
Josiah Henshaw died Dec 26 1840, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.5
Sarah applied for a widow's pension in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1834.12
Widow Sarah was shown in the 1840 census enumeration of Revolutionary War pensioners, age 83, living in the household of son Josiah in Brookfield, Massachusetts.13
Sarah died Jul 18 1844, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; buried Brookfield, Massachusetts.14
Photo: Birth Record (1) of the Children of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts 3
Photo: Birth Record (2) of the Children of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts 4
Photo: Record of the family of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts 5
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