Francis Henshaw

                                       ┌── John Henshaw
                                       │              
                   ┌── John Henshaw ───┤
                   │    1798-1834      │
                   │                   └── Elizabeth Newman
                   │                                  
Francis Henshaw ───┤
B: 1820            │                   ┌── Francis Cowherd
D: 1905            │                   │
                   └── Sarah Cowherd ──┤
                        1793-1838      │
                                       └── Lucy Scott
M: Lucy Ann Estes
   ├── Sarah Ann Frances Henshaw (1847-1932) 1,2,3
   ├── Thomas Junious Henshaw (1851-1851) 1
   ├── James Bryant Henshaw (1853-1856) 1
   ├── John William Henshaw (1855-1933) 1,3,4,5
   ├── Eugene Henshaw (c1856-?) 3
   ├── Alice Henshaw (c1856-?) 3
   └── Kate Henshaw (1857-1923) 1,3,4,5

Francis Henshaw     [ID 03448] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Francis Henshaw1,2,6,7 [Frank Henshaw3,4].

Born May 1 18201,2,3,5 [Dec - 18194,8], Culpepper County, Virginia1,2,3,5.  

He married Lucy Ann Estes, Sep 4 1845, Clay County, Missouri.6  Lucy, daughter of Thomas Harris Estes & Anna Nowlin, was born May 28 1828, Missouri.1,2,3,9,10  

In the obituary of Francis' grandson, Francis Henshaw Trimble (son of daughter Sarah Ann Frances Henshaw), it states:1

"His grandfather, Francis Henshaw, came from Virginia to Clay County about 1836, and entered into 836 acres of government land in Clay County.  He also was interested in law, and applied himself to a book entitled "Law and Lawyers," published in 1841, ..."

On Jul 1 1845 Francis Henshaw purchased three parcels of land in Clay County, Missouri (124.71 acres, 85.15 acres, and 41.91 acres).7  He was described in two of these records as "Francis Henshaw of Clay County, Missouri",7 but in the third record he was described (perhaps in error) as "Francis Henshaw of Jackson County, Missouri",7

Francis and family were shown in the 1850 census, Fishing River Township, Clay County, Missouri:2,11

Francis Henshaw, age 30, born in Virginia; farmer; $6000 real estate.
Lucy A. Henshaw, age 22, born in Missouri.
Sarah A.F. Henshaw, age 3, born in Missouri.
James Corwin [unclear], age 12, born in Missouri; attended school.
William Corwin [unclear], age 10, born in Missouri; attended school.
Slaves:12
Francis Henshaw:
1 black female age 32.
1 black male age 50.
1 black male age 31.
1 black female age 22.
1 black male age 14.
1 mulatto male age 12; "deaf".
1 mulatto female age 9.
1 black female age 3.
1 black female age 2.

Living nearby in Clay County in 1850 was an unidentified James Henshaw.13,14  

On Oct 2 1854 Francis Henshaw again purchased two more parcels of land in Clay County, Missouri (40 acres and 42.575 acres).7  He was described in both of these records as "Francis Henshaw of Clay County, Missouri",7

Francis and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 17 1860), Platte Township, Clay County, Missouri:3

Frank Henshaw, age 40, born in Virginia; farmer; $19,000 real estate; $23,000 personal property.
Lucy Henshaw, age 31, born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Frank [sic], male [sic], age 12, born in Missouri; attended school.
Henshaw, John, age 4, born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Kate, age 2, born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Eugene, age 4 [twin], born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Alice, age 4 [twin], born in Missouri.
Slaves:15
Frank Henshaw:
1 male age 43.
1 male age 35.
1 female age 30.
1 female age 25.
1 female age 18.
1 male age 21; "idiot".
1 male age 14.
1 female age 12.
1 male age 11.
1 female age 10.
1 female age 9.
1 male age 8.
1 female age 6.
1 male age 4.
1 male age 4.
1 male age 4.
1 male age 1.
1 female age 1.
1 male age 1/2.
1 male age 22.
20 slaves total.

Francis and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 21 1870), Liberty P.O., Platte Township, Clay County, Missouri:4

Henshaw, Frank, age 51, born in Virginia; farmer.
Henshaw, Lucy A.F., age 43, born in Missouri; keeping house.
Henshaw, John W., age 14, born in Missouri; attended school.
Henshaw, Kate, age 12, born in Missouri; attended school.
Chiles, Susan, age 21, born in Missouri; attended school.
Arnold, Sarah J., age 42, born in Virginia; house keeper.
Crugar, James, age 28, born in Virginia; farm hand.
Bloond, Jno. P., age 21, born in Sweden; farm hand.
Carter, Charles, age 30, born in Kentucky; farm hand.

Lucy died Jan 23 1880, buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, on the east side of county road C, Clinton County, Missouri.9,10  

Widower Francis and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4 1880), Kearney Township, Clay County, Missouri:5

Henshaw, Francis, age 60, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widower; farmer.
Henshaw, John, son, age 24, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Missouri; farmer.
Henshaw, Katie, daughter, age 22, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Missouri; keeping house.
Lowe, Morris, nephew, age 15, born in Missouri; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Virginia; farmer.
Hicks, Liz, servant, black, age 50, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; cannot read or write.
Hicks, Ennoch, black, age 9, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Virginia.
Hicks, Lylilly, black, age 6, born in Missouri; father born in Missouri; mother born in Virginia.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of daughter Sarah Ann Frances (Henshaw) Trimble.16  

Widower Francis was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 18 1900), living with (or temporarily visiting with) the family of daughter Kate in Blackwell Township, Kay County, Oklahoma:8

Henshaw, Francis, father-in-law, age 80, born Dec 1819 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widower; boarder.

Francis Henshaw died 1905, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri; buried Mt. Zion Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri.1  

See also: James Henshaw, who was also married in Clay County, Missouri at about this same time (possible brother).  
See also: Henry R. Henshaw, who was also married in Clay County, Missouri at about this same time (possible brother).  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Martha Kretsinger Ransom ().
  2. 1850 census, Fishing River Township, Clay County, Missouri; roll M432-396, page 385B, line #37, dwelling #1282, family #1282.
  3. 1860 census, Missouri City P.O., Platte Township, Clay County, Missouri; roll M653-614, page 226, line #21, dwelling #1557, family #1557.
  4. 1870 census, Platte Township, Clay County, Missouri; roll M593-770, page 775, line #23, dwelling #28, family #28.
  5. 1880 census, Kearney Township, Clay County, Missouri; roll T9-681, ED 117, page 303B, line #14, dwelling #52, family #52.
  6. "Missouri Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  7. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  8. 1900 census, Blackwell Township, Kay County, Oklahoma; roll T623-1338, ED 86, page 6B, line #79, dwelling #115, family #116.
  9. "Missouri Cemetery Records", Vol. I; Heart of America Genealogical Society & Library, Inc., 1981; GS929.5 M67 in a local library.
  10. "Missouri Cemetery Records", Vol. II; http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
  11. 1850 census, Clay County, Missouri; page 385/768:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mackley/Mo1850Jpegs/Clay50/ClayP768.jpg.
  12. 1850 Slave Schedule, Fishing River Township, Clay County, Missouri.
  13. 1850 census, Clay County, Missouri; page 384/766:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mackley/Mo1850Jpegs/Clay50/ClayP766.jpg.
  14. 1850 census, Fishing River Township, Clay County, Missouri; roll M432-396, page 384B, line #35, dwelling #1244, family #1244.
  15. 1860 Slave Schedule, Platte Township, Clay County, Missouri.
  16. 1880 census, Kearney Township, Clay County, Missouri; roll T9-681, ED 117, page 303B, line #8, dwelling #51, family #51.


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