┌── 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:|
Born Oct 13 1813, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4,5 (c1817).6 (c1815).7
He married Elizabeth Foster, 1843, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.8,9,10,2 Elizabeth, daughter of John Ferree Foster & Jane Fetz, was born Jul 23 1824, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.5,1,6,7,3,4 (Jul 20 1824).10
Note that William's sister Clarissa married Elizabeth's brother Henry Fetz Foster.8,5
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:6
William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 20 1860), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:7
William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 6 1870), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:3
William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 25 1880), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:4
Elizabeth died Apr 17 1885, buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.10,5
William Harrison Henshaw died Apr 6 1886, Pennsylvania; buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.10,5,9
A biographical sketch of William Harrison Henshaw appeared in "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County", by Gresham and Wiley, 1889 (pg 549):1
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.
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