Maria Henshaw

                                                   ┌── William Henshaw
                                                   │    1736-1799 
                          ┌── Washington Henshaw ──┤
                          │    1779-1853           │
                          │                        └── Agnes Ann Anderson
                          │                            c1745-<1806
Maria Henshaw ────────────┤
B: 1803                   │                        ┌── Philip Melick
D: 1857                   │                        │
                          └── Charlotte Malick ────┤
                               1778-1822           │
                                                   └── Maria King
M: William King Alexander

Maria Henshaw     [ID 03709] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Maria Henshaw1,2,3 [Mariah Henshaw4,5].

Born May 6 1803, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee.1,4  

She married William King Alexander, Feb 17 1820, Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,6,7  William, son of George Alexander & Jane Sharp, was born Dec 24 1796, Tennessee.5,8,9  

Maria & William are shown in the 1850 census, Greene County, Tennessee, as follows:8

William Alexander, age 52, born in Tennessee; "Black Smith"; $1000 real estate.
Maria Alexander, age 47, born in Virginia; cannot read or write.
Jane Alexander, age 20, born in Tennessee.
Sarah A. Alexander, age 18, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Mary Alexander, age 14, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Philip Alexander, age 12, born in Tennessee; attended school.
James Alexander, age 8, born in Tennessee; attended school.
Thomas {twin} Alexander, age 4, born in Tennessee.
Martha {twin} Alexander, age 4, born in Tennessee.

Maria & William left Greene County, Tennessee in the late 1850s.4  

Maria Henshaw died Feb 10 1857, Typecanoe County, Indiana.4  

William died Feb 18 1879, buried Union Grove Cemetery, Polk County, Missouri.9  Some of the children of this marriage are buried in the same cemetery.9  


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Tennessee.
  2. "Tennessee Marriages to 1825" (
  3. "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
  4. Family group sheets created by Frances G. Brumley, citing Henshaw family bible records, Greene County, TN court & cemetery records, and several secondary sources. Contributed by Ruth Jenkins ().
  5. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 125, pg 97.
  6. "Green Co. Tennessee, Marriages, 1783-1868", Burgner.
  7. Posting Jan 23 2001 by D. Kimble () to Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Queries:
  8. 1850 census, 9th Division E., Greene County, Tennessee; page 219A, dwelling #979.
  9. Contribution from Lanita Sconce Miller () citing:
    Polk County Cemetery Records.

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