Dwight Henshaw

                                            ┌── Josiah Henshaw
                                            │    1752-1840 
                      ┌── Eli Henshaw ──────┤
                      │    1789-1868        │
                      │                     └── Sarah Phipps
                      │                          1757-1844 
Dwight Henshaw ───────┤
B: 1823               │                     ┌── Josiah Sanford
D: 1907               │                     │
                      └── Abigail Sanford ──┤
                           1796-?           │
                                            └── Theodora Wood
M: Samantha Byrd Reed
   ├── George Sanford Henshaw (1848-1928) 1,2,3
   ├── Harriet Abigail Henshaw (1852-1923) 2
   ├── Hermon Reed Henshaw (1854-1868) 2
   └── James Ethiel Henshaw (1867-1960) 2

Dwight Henshaw     [ID 02800] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 6 1823, Bethany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.1,2,4  

He married Samantha Byrd Reed, Jul 27 1847.1,2,4  Samantha, daughter of Ethiel & Sarah Reed, was born about 1826, Connecticut.1,2  

Dwight and family were shown in the 1850 census, Diberry Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, living with Dwight's father and siblings, as follows:1

Eli Henshaw, age 59, born in Massachusetts.
Dwight Henshaw, age 26, born in Pennsylvania; farmer; $1500 real estate.
Semantha Henshaw, age 24, born in Connecticut.
Geo S. Henshaw, age 1, born in Pennsylvania.
Mariah Henshaw, age 18, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Miron Henshaw, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; farmer.
The 1850 census also showed living nearby was uncle Increase.5  

Dwight Henshaw died Jan 23 1907, Bethany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania; buried behind the old Presbyterian Church, Bethany, Pennsylvania.2,4  


  1. 1850 census, Diberry Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania; roll 835, page 194, line #30, dwelling #123, family #123.
  2. Stephanie J. Walker () database:
  3. 1850 census, Diberry Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania; roll 835, page 194, dwelling #123.
  4. Posting Jan 20 2000 by Joan Shirk () to MAYFLOWER-L.
  5. 1850 census, Diberry Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania; roll 835, page 195, dwelling #134.

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