┌── Mary Ann Newman Henshaw
┌── Richard T. Early ───┤
│ 1812-1888 │
│ └── Paschal Early
Thomas Whitfield Early ───┤
B: 1844 │ ┌── Samuel Henshaw
D: 1888 │ │
└── Patsey N. Henshaw ──┤
└── Frances Morton Terrill
M: Laura Catherine Hudson
├── Nina Jane Early (1870-?) 1,2,3
└── Elizabeth "Bessie" Early (c1881-?) 1,2
Thomas Whitfield Early [ID 03246]
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Thomas Whitfield Early1,4 [Thomas Whitefield Early4, Thomas Whetfield Early4].
Born Feb 16 1844, Virginia.1,3,5,6,7
He married Laura Catherine Hudson, Aug 22 1867, Rappahannock County, Virginia.2,4,5 (Aug 23 1867).4 Laura was born about 1847, Virginia.3,7
Sabot/Saybert L. Early, born c1868.
Lela Early, born Jan 1870; apparently died young.
William A. Early, born c1873.
Herbert M. Early, born c1875.
Lillian Pearl Early, born c1879.
On Mar 10 1862 Thomas W. Earley enlisted as a private in Company C, 4th Virginia Cavalry. Noted for Distinguished Service. Surrendered at Gordonsville, Virginia on May 20 1865.8 First cousin Fayette Henshaw enlisted on Jul 24 1861 and served in the same unit.8
Thomas and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 20 1870), Madison County, Virginia:7
Early, Thomas W., age 26, born in Virginia; farmer; $2000 real estate; $500 personal property.
Early, Laura C., age 23, born in Virginia; keeps house.
Early, Sabot L., age 2, born in Virginia.
Early, Lela, age 5 months, born Jany  in Virginia.
Wallace, Malinda, black, age 17, born in Virginia; domestic; cannot read or write.
Brondus, Amanda, mulatto, age 12, born in Virginia; domestic; cannot read or write.
Thomas and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 8 1880), Madison County, Virginia:3
Early, Thos W., age 36, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Early, Laura, wife, age 33, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeps house.
Early, Sabot L., son, age 11, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Early, Nina J., daughter, age 9, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Early, William A., son, age 7, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Early, Herbert M., son, age 5, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Early, Lillian P., daughter, age 1, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Thomas Whitfield Early died Mar 17 1888.1,5
Photo: Thomas Whitfield Early with cousin Fayette Henshaw; Civil War photo
- "The family of Early, which settled upon the eastern shore of Virginia, and its connection with other families";
Brigham Young University: http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc.
- Contribution from Mary Ann McGuire ().
- 1880 census, Roberson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T9-1377, ED 108, page 377B, line #1, dwelling #139, family #157.
- Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; http://www.ancestry.com.
- The family bible of Paschal Early of Madison County, Virginia;
USGenWeb Archives: http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/madison/bibles/earlybib.txt.
- 1860 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M653-1360, page 111, line #12, dwelling #948, family #948.
- 1870 census, Madison Court House, Roberson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 108, line #21, dwelling #465, family #478.
- American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
- Photo courtesy of Mary Ann McGuire (); from the archives of the Library of Virginia.
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