Thomas Henshaw

Thomas Henshaw
B: c1780
D: c1840
M: Elizabeth Lewis
   ├── Sarah Henshaw  1
   ├── Mary Henshaw  1
   ├── Francis Henshaw (1807-1899) 1,2
   ├── Catherine Henshaw (1808-c1842) 1,3
   ├── Eliza Ann Henshaw (1821-1884) 1
   ├── Elizabeth Henshaw (c1825-?) 1,3
   └── Malisia Henshaw (c1831-?) 1,3

Thomas Henshaw     [ID 03529] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1780, probably in Virginia.3  

Thomas was in Person County, North Carolina as early as 1799.  On Jan 3 1799 Thomas Henshaw was recorded as a witness to a deed: Jeremiah McIntire sold 100 acres to Cochran, Haralson, & Co. for $100.4  

He married Elizabeth Lewis, about 1803, Caswell County, North Carolina.3  Elizabeth, daughter of Fielding Lewis, was born Sep 28 1786, Person County, North Carolina.3,5,6  

The following was recorded in Person County, North Carolina "Record Books", Book 3, pages 262-263:6

March Court 1804

Guardian accounts for orphans of Fielding Lewis by Hiram Lewis, guardian, and John McFarland, former guardian.  

John McFarland, guardian account for Elizabeth Lewis, now the wife of Thos. Henshaw.  10 Dec. 1803.  /s/ James D. Henley, William Trotter.

On Mar 3 1806, Thomas Henshaw was recorded as Bondsman for the marriage bond of Hiram Lewis and Agness Cearney, Caswell County, North Carolina.7  It is unknown how this Hiram Lewis might have been related to Elizabeth Lewis, but she did have an uncle named Hiram Lewis.  

Thomas and family were shown in the 1810 census, Caswell County, North Carolina:8

Thomas Hinshaw household:
2 males under age 10.
1 male age 26-45 [Thomas].
1 female age 10-16.
1 female age 26-45 [Elizabeth].
5 persons total in household.

Thomas and family were shown in the 1820 census (Aug 7 1820), Caswell County, North Carolina:9

Thomas Henshaw household:
1 male under age 10.
1 male age 10-16.
1 male age 26-45.
2 females under age 10.
1 female age 10-15.
1 female age 16-25.
2 females age 26-45.
no slaves.

Thomas and family were shown in the 1830 census, Caswell County, North Carolina:10

Thomas Henshaw household:
1 male age 50-60 [Thomas].
1 male age 10-15.
1 female age 40-50 [Elizabeth].
1 female age 15-20.
2 females age 10-15 [Eliza and ??].
1 female age 5-10 [Elizabeth].
no slaves.
7 persons total in household.

Thomas Henshaw died about 1840, Caswell County, North Carolina.3  

Widow Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1840 census, Caswell County, North Carolina (census page extremely faded):11

Elizabeth Henshaw household:
1 female age 10-14.
2 females age 15-19.
1 female age 50-59 [Elizabeth].
4 persons total in household.

Widow Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 1850), Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, as follows:5

Elizabeth Henshaw, age 64, born in Person County; cannot read or write.
Eliza Henshaw, age 30, born in Caswell County; cannot read or write.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 25, born in Caswell County.
Malisia Henshaw, age 19, born in Caswell County.
Eliza A. Warren, age 11, born in Caswell County.
Margaret Warren, age 8, born in Caswell County.

(photo)Photo: Elizabeth Lewis guardian account Person County, North Carolina "Record Books", Book 3, pages 262-263 6

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Sources

  1. Contribution from Charlie Weaver () citing:
    Old Terrell family history, written by a descendent of Eliza Henshaw
    and James Terrell, in the possession of Doug Terrell.
  2. GEDCOM file B8791 at http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Contribution from Charlie Weaver ().
  4. Person County, North Carolina Deed Books 1792-1825; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1850 census, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina; roll M432-623, page 245A, line #5, dwelling #1082, family #1085.
  6. Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1823; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868"; Ancestry.com, 2000.
  8. 1810 census, Caswell County, North Carolina; roll 38, page 57 (482).
  9. 1820 census, Caswell County, North Carolina; roll M33-81, page 55.
  10. 1830 census, Caswell County, North Carolina; roll M19-119, page 271.
  11. 1840 census, Caswell County, North Carolina; roll 358, page 130.


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