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William Henshaw

                                           ┌── William Henshaw
                                           │    1736-1799 
                   ┌── Nicholas Henshaw ───┤
                   │    1763-1821          │
                   │                       └── Agnes Ann Anderson
                   │                           c1745-<1806
William Henshaw ───┤
B: 1786            │
D: ?               │
                   └── Margaret McConnel
                        1753-1810 
M: Ann Parker
   ├── James Smith Henshaw,  1809-1878 
   ├── Nicholas Henshaw,     ?-<1912
   ├── William Harrison Henshaw,  1813-1886 
   ├── Clarissa Torence Henshaw,  1817-1898 
   ├── Rebecca Henshaw,  1818-1883 
   └── Caroline Henshaw,     ?-<1912

William Henshaw     [ID 03726] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1786, Pennsylvania.78,a,133

William inherited lands from his father and became one of the propserous farmers of his township.  He was a ruling elder of the Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church for many years and an active worker in that church.133

He married Ann Parker, May 28 1807, Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Laurel Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.b,c,133,78  Ann was born in 1786, Pennsylvania.c,133,78

William and family were shown in the 1810 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:d

William Handshaw household:
1 free white male under age 10 (James).
1 free white male age 16-25 (William).
1 free white female under age 10 (Clarissa or Caroline).
1 free white female age 16-25 (Ann).
Living next door (or in the same dwelling) in 1810 was William's widowed father Nicholas and his family.d

William and family were again shown in the 1820 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:e

William Handshaw household:
2 free white males under age 10 (William and unidentified).
1 free white male age 10-16 (James).
1 free white male age 26-45 (unidentified - possibly Nicholas).
1 free white male age 45 or older (William).
2 free white females under age 10 (Rebecca plus unidentified).
1 free white female age 10-16 (unidentified - possibly Clarissa or Caroline).
1 free white female age 16-26 (unidentified - possibly Clarissa or Caroline).
1 free white female age 26-45 (Ann).

William and family were again shown in the 1830 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:f
William Hanshaw household:
2 males age 15-20 (William and unidentified).
1 male age 20-30 (James).
1 male age 40-50 (William).
2 females age 10-15 (Rebecca plus unidentified).
1 female age 20-30 (unidentified - possibly Clarissa or Caroline).
1 female age 40-50 (Ann).

William and family were again shown in the 1840 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:g
Wm Handshaw household:
2 males age 20-30 (William and unidentified).
1 male age 30-40 (James).
1 male age 40-50 (William).
2 or 3 [unclear] females age 20-30 (Rebecca plus unidentified).
1 female age 50-60 (Ann).

Ann died Sep 27 1845, age 58.133,78

Although it has been reported that William died Mar 14 1845,133,78 this date is incorrect.  William Henshaw was shown in the 1850 census (Sep 25 1850), living in Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania with daughter Caroline and son William & his family:a

William Henshaw, age 63, born in Pennsylvania; farmer; $650 real estate.
William Henshaw, age 33, born in Pennsylvania; farmer; $400 real estate.
Caroline Henshaw, age 27, born in Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 27, born in Pennsylvania.
Mary Ellen Henshaw, age 6, born in Pennsylvania.
John M Henshaw, age 3, born in Pennsylvania.
Living next door in 1850 was son James.h  


SOURCES

78. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.

133. "Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania", Volume II. John W. Jordan & James Hadden, editors. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1912. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().

(a) 1850 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M432_779; page 164a, line #38, dwelling #232, family #238.

(b) Posting Dec 5 2002 by Dawne Temple () to PAFAYETT-L citing:
Marriages By Reverend James Gutherie 1805-1815,
Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Franklin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

(c) Herrin, Cynthia, ed. "Fayette County, Pennsylvania Vital Records to 1890"; Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc. 1999.

(d) 1810 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M252-54, page 101.

(e) 1820 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M33-103, page 158.

(f) 1830 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M19-162, page 123.

(g) 1840 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M704-460, page 336.

(h) 1850 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M432_779; page 164b, line #2, dwelling #233, family #239.


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