William J. Henshaw

                                              ┌── Harry Henshaw
                                              │    1792-?    
                      ┌── Nathan G. Henshaw ──┤
                      │    1816-1850          │
                      │                       └── Minerva Fuller
                      │                           c1792-?    
William J. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1844               │                       ┌── Isaac Weatherby
D: <1920              │                       │
                      └── Jane Weatherby ─────┤
                           1817-1847          │
                                              └── Elizabeth Kennedy
M: Mary E. Wolf

M: Sarah T. Taylor
   ├── Grace Henshaw (1879-1897) 1,2,3
   ├── William Noles Henshaw (1881-?) 1,2,4
   ├── Eva Henshaw (1883-1973) 1,2,5,6
   └── Edward Alexander Henshaw (1886-1958) 1,2

William J. Henshaw     [ID 02806] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 4 1844, Illinois.2,3,7,8,9  

William and sister Margaret were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 13 1850), Clay & Richland District, Clay County, Illinois, living in the household of a Peter & Ann Green:8

Peter Green, age 54, born in Kentucky; physician; $10,000 real estate.
Ann Green, age 49, born in North Carolina; cannot read or write.
S.T. Green, female age 21, born in Indiana; attended school.
L.A. Green, female age 18, born in Illinois; attended school.
E.H. Green, female age 16, born in Illinois; attended school.
Tho W. Green, male age 10, born in Illinois; attended school.
Allen Hooke, age 29, born in Indiana; farmer; cannot read or write.
Stewart Corey, age 27, born in Indiana; farmer; cannot read or write.
M.A. Henshaw, female age 8, born in Illinois.
W.J. Henshaw, male age 6, born in Illinois.
Perry Colburn, age 34, born in Indiana; cabinet maker.
Robert Colburn, age 3, born in Illinois.

He married Mary E. Wolf, Jan 14 1869, Clay County, Illinois.10,11  Mary, daughter of William L. Wolf & Martha Wilkerson, was born about 1849, Illinois.9,10,12,13,14  

William and Mary were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 3 1870), Louisville, Clay County, Illinois:9

Henshaw, Wm J, age 25, born in Illinois; carpenter.
Henshaw, Mary E, age 20, born in Illinois; keeps house.

He then married Sarah T. Taylor1,15 [Sarah F. Taylor3,4,16], May 21 18781,15 [May 19 18782], Madison County, Illinois1,15.  Sarah, daughter of Alexander Trowswell Taylor & Lucy Mae Smart, was born about 1854, Illinois.1,2,3,4  

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), Marine Township, Madison County, Illinois:3

Henshaw, William, age 35, born in Illinois; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio; farmer.
Henshaw, Sarah F., age 25, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; keeping house.
Henshaw, Gracie F., age 8 months, born Sep 1879 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Tayler, Alexander, boarder, age 56 [unclear], born in Illinois; parents born in Virginia; laborer; widower.
Tayler, Rosella J., age 7, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.

In 1901 William was conducting a nail factory in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois.17  

William and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15 1910), Belleville, St, Clair County, Illinois:16

Henshaw, William J., head-of-household age 65, born in Illinois; father French; mother born in New York; second [unclear] marriage, married 31 years; occupation: laborer, [..unclear..] dept.; rented home.
Henshaw, Sarah F., wife, age 55, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first marriage, married 31 years; 4 children, 3 living.
Henshaw, Edward, son, age 23, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; single; occupation: [..unclear..] maker.
Living five houses away in 1910 was the family of son William.18  

William J. Henshaw died before 1920.5  

Widow Sarah was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 5 1920), living with the family of daughter Eva at 313 S. Charles St., Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois:5

Wade, Alfred W., head-of-household, age 39, born in Illinois; parents born in Baden/Germany; rented home; occupation: molder, foundry.
Wade, Eve, wife, age 32, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Wade, Grace, daughter, age 16, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.
Wade, Lucille, daughter, age 13, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.
Wade, Yorker, son, age 11, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.
Henshaw, Sarah, mother, age 64, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; widow.
Henshaw, Edward, brother, age 33, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; single; occupation: Range Cutter [unclear], foundry.

Widow Sarah was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 7 1930), living with the family of son William at 23 Pine Street, Belleville, St, Clair County, Illinois:4

Henshaw, Sarah F., mother, age 75, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; widow; first married at age 23.

Sarah died Feb 21 1947, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois; age 92.1,19  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Eugene Henshaw.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Floyd Shadwick ().
  3. 1880 census, Marine Township, Madison County, Illinois; roll T9-0233, ED 24, page 350A, line #12, dwelling #34, family #35.
  4. 1930 census, Belleville, St, Clair County, Illinois; roll T626-555, ED 3, page 6B, line #70, dwelling #134, family #162.
  5. 1920 census, 7th Ward, Belleville, St, Clair County, Illinois; roll T625-403, ED 126, page 3B, line #84, dwelling #73, family #83.
  6. 1920 census, 7th Ward, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois; roll T625-403, ED 126, page 3B, line #84, dwelling #73, family #83.
  7. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Eugene James Weatherby (), citing:
    "Weatherbee Round-Up", Volume XVII, Number 5, Sep/Oct 1994, page 169.
  8. 1850 census, Clay & Richland District, Clay County, Illinois; roll M432-100, page 279, line #6, dwelling #2, family #2.
  9. 1870 census, Louisville, Clay County, Illinois; roll M593-196, page 121A, line #35, dwelling #78, family #78.
  10. Posting Mar 10 2003 by Dianne Erwin () to WOLF-L.
  11. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book C, page 157):
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  12. Posting May 19 2004 by Dianne Erwin () to WOLF-L.
  13. Posting Oct 22 2004 by Dianne Erwin () to WOLF-L.
  14. 1860 census, Louisville P.O., Township 4 Range 7, Clay County, Illinois; roll M653-162, page 573, line #20, dwelling #1305, family #1269.
  15. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  16. 1910 census, Ward 7, Precinct 2, Belleville, St, Clair County, Illinois; ED 98, page 213A, line #48, dwelling #10, family #11.
  17. "History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens",
    ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case; Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill, 1901:
    http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/labette/1901/h/henshang.shtml.
  18. 1910 census, Ward 7, Precinct 2, Belleville, St, Clair County, Illinois; ED 98, page 213A, line #22, dwelling #5, family #6.
  19. State of Illinois; Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950:
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html.


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