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William Harrison Henshaw

                                                  ┌── Nicholas Henshaw
                                                  │    1763-1821 
                            ┌── William Henshaw ──┤
                            │    1786-?           │
                            │                     └── Margaret McConnel
                            │                          1753-1810 
William Harrison Henshaw ───┤
B: 1813                     │
D: 1886                     │
                            └── Ann Parker
                                 1786-1845 
M: Elizabeth Foster
   ├── Mary Ellen Henshaw,  1844-<1889
   ├── John Morgan Henshaw,  1849-1917 
   ├── Franklin Pierce Henshaw,  1852-1935 
   ├── Anna Jane Henshaw,  1859-1885 
   └── James Henry Henshaw,  1861-1892 

William Harrison Henshaw     [ID 03730] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 13 1813, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.a,b,c,d,e  (c1817).f  (c1815).g

He married Elizabeth Foster, 1843, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.133,166,h,b  Elizabeth, daughter of John Ferree Foster & Jane Fetz, was born Jul 23 1824, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.e,a,f,g,c,d  (Jul 20 1824).h

Note that William's sister Clarissa married Elizabeth's brother Henry Fetz Foster.133,e

William and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 25 1850), living in Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in the household of his widower father William and sister Caroline:f

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 the family of brother James.i

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 20 1860), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:g

Harrison Henshaw, age 45, born in Pennsylvania; farmer; $6,000 real estate; $1,200 personal property.
Eliz. Henshaw, age 35, born in Pennsylvania.
Mary E. Henshaw, age 15, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Jno. M. Henshaw, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Frank P. Henshaw, age 7, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hannah J. Henshaw, age 1, born in Pennsylvania.
Henry McLaughlin, age 19, born in Pennsylvania; farm laborer; $75 personal property.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of brother James.j

William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 6 1870), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:c

Henshaw, Harrison, age 56, born in Pennsylvania; farmer; $15,710 real estate; $4,547 personal property.
Henshaw, Elizabeth, age 46, born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Henshaw, Mary E., age 25, born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, John M., age 23, born in Pennsylvania; works on farm.
Henshaw, Franklin, age 17, born in Pennsylvania; works on farm; attended school.
Henshaw, Jane, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Henshaw, James H., age 9, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Living two houses away in 1870 was the family of brother James.k

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 25 1880), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:d

Henshaw, William H, age 66, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; farmer.
Henshaw, Elizabeth, wife, age 56, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Henshaw, Franklin, son, age 27, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single.
Henshaw, James H., son, age 18, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; attended school.
Henshaw, Annie J., daughter, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single.
Living next door on one side in 1880 was the family of son John;l next door on the other side was nephew William Henshaw and his wife;m one more house away was the widow and family of brother James.n

Elizabeth died Apr 17 1885, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.h,e

William Harrison Henshaw died Apr 6 1886, Pennsylvania; buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.h,e,166

A biographical sketch of William Harrison Henshaw appeared in "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County", by Gresham and Wiley, 1889 (pg 549):a

William Harrison Henshaw, deceased, was one of Luzerne's prosperous farmers and stock raisers and was born in what is now North Union township, Fayette county, Pa., October 13, 1813.  He is a son of William and Ann (Parker) Henshaw: the former a farmer and a son of Nicholas Henshaw, originally of western Virginia and afterwards a farmer of North Union township; the latter was a native of Fayette county.

W. H. Henshaw was raised on a farm and trained to farm work.  His school days were passed under the old subscription school system and in the almost primitive school houses of Franklin township.  He was a farmer till his death in 1886.

In 1843 he married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of John Foster, a native of Lancaster county.  To their union were born five children: Mary E., married William Gaddis and died; John M. married Miss Anna, daughter of John Work; Franklin P. was educated in the common schools, married January 5, 1887, Miss Hattie J Gibbons, daughter of Elisha Gibbons, a half brother of the late Joshua V Gibbons, ex-county superintendent.  Frank P. has one child, Martha J., born September 20, 1888; Anna J., dead; and James Henry Henshaw.

W. H. Henshaw was a man who gave care and attention to his business and was a very useful and much missed friend, neighbor, and citizen.  In 1881 he moved from North Union to Luzerne township where he purchased a fine farm of 330 acres of land and engaged in farming and stock raising till his death.  His sons, John M., Franklin P., and James H., reside upon the farm and are engaged extensively in farming and raising of fine stock.  John M. is located on the old home farm in North Union.


SOURCES

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 ().

166. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.

(a) Posting Apr 1 2000 to PAFAYETT-L by Marta Burns () citing
"Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County", Gresham and Wiley, 1889; pg 549.

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

(c) 1870 census, Connellsville P.O., North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1343, page 310, line #21, dwelling #69, family #67.

(d) 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #7, dwelling #151, family #170.

(e) RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Michael Heskett ().

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

(g) 1860 census, Uniontown P.O., North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M653-1110, page 598, line #35, dwelling #388, family #388.

(h) Lori Lindsey Henshaw database.

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

(j) 1860 census, Uniontown P.O., North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M653-1110, page 598, line #25, dwelling #387, family #387.

(k) 1870 census, Connellsville P.O., North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1343, page 310, line #10, dwelling #67, family #65.

(l) 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #12, dwelling #152, family #171.

(m) 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #5, dwelling #150, family #169.

(n) 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #1, dwelling #149, family #168.


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