William Henshaw

                                                  ┌── William Henshaw
                                                  │    1786-?    
                        ┌── James Smith Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1809-1878            │
                        │                         └── Ann Parker
                        │                              1786-1845 
William Henshaw ────────┤
B: 1850                 │                         ┌── Nathan Gray
D: 1923                 │                         │
                        └── Anna Maria Gray ──────┤
                             1818-1850            │
                                                  └── Hannah Reinier
M: Dorcas Rosetta Hazen
   ├── Lulu Belle Henshaw (1880-1983) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
   ├── Caroline Jane Henshaw (1882-1978) 1,2,3,4,5,8,9
   ├── James Samuel Henshaw (1884-1944) 1,2,3,4,5,8
   ├── Thomas Hazen Henshaw (1886-1917) 1,2,3,4,5,8
   ├── Robert Walker Henshaw (1888-1982) 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
   ├── Jessie May Henshaw (1890-1994) 1,4,5,8
   ├── William Veech Henshaw (1893-1955) 1,4,5,7,8
   ├── Ruth Rosetta Henshaw (1895-1898) 1,8
   ├── George Russell Henshaw (1896-1985) 1,4,5,8
   └── Elmer Wayne Henshaw (1899-1987) 1,4,5,6,7,8

William Henshaw     [ID 03734] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 10 1850, on the old Henshaw farm in North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,2,4,5,6,9,10,11,12,13,14  

William was educated in the public schools of North Union Township.1,10  

He was a farmer, assisting his father until his father's death in 1878.1,10  

Under the terms of his father's will, William and his brother Samuel received their father's farmland.  William then sold his share to Samuel and purchased a valuable farm in South Union Township, near Uniontown, where he resided until 1912 or later.1,10  

He married Dorcas Rosetta Hazen, Sep 24 1879, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,9,10  Dorcas, daughter of Moses Hazen & Caroline Smith, was born Sep 13 1855, near Smock, Franklin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,3,4,5,6,7,10,14  

William and Dorcas were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 25 1880), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:14

Henshaw, William, age 29, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; farmer.
Henshaw, Dora R., wife, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Living next door on one side in 1880 was William's stepmother and family;15 next door on the other side was the family of uncle William Harrison Henshaw;16 one more house away was the family of cousin John Henshaw.17  

William and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania (census page very faded):4

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 49, born June 1850 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 20 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Dorcas, wife, age 44, born Sep 1855 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 20 years; 10 children, 9 living.
Henshaw, Lulu, daughter, age 19, born Nov 1880 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Carrie, daughter, age 18, born Feb 1882 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school 9 months.
Henshaw, James, son, age 16, born Jan 1884 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school 7 months.
Henshaw, Hazen, son, age 14, born Feb 1886 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school 6 1/2 months.
Henshaw, Walker, son, age 11, born June 1888 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school 6 1/2 months.
Henshaw, Jessie, daughter, age 9, born Oct 1890 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school 6 1/2 months.
Henshaw, William, son, age 7, born Jan 1893 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school 6 months.
Henshaw, Russell, son, age 3, born Sep 1896 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Elmer, son, age 7 months, born Oct 1899 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.

William and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 28 1910), South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:5

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 59, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first marriage, married 30 years; occupation: farmer, own farm; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Dorcas R., wife, age 54, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; first marriage, married 30 years; 10 children, 9 living.
Henshaw, Lulu B., daughter, age 29, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Caroline J., daughter, age 28, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; occupation: teacher, school.
Henshaw, James S., son, age 26, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; occupation: engineer, civil.
Henshaw, Thomas H., son, age 24, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; occupation: jeweler.
Henshaw, Robert W., son, age 21, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; occupation: laborer, farm.
Henshaw, Jessie M., daughter, age 19, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, William V., son, age 17, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Henshaw, George R., son, age 13, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Henshaw, Elmer W., son, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.

William and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 22 1920), Mclelland Town Road, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:6

Henshaw, William, head-of-household, age 69, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; owned home (free); occupation: farmer, own farm.
Henshaw, Dorcas R., wife, age 64, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Lulu B., daughter, age 39, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single.
Henshaw, Robert W., son, age 31, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: laborer, farm.
Henshaw, Elmer W., son, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; attended school.
Mclelland, Bazil, boarder, age 49, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: farm laborer, farm.

William Henshaw died Oct 6 1923.8  

Widow Dorcas and children were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 17 1930), South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:7

Henshaw, Dorcas R., head-of-household, age 74, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow; owned home; radio in home; occupation: farm manager, general farm.
Henshaw, Lulu, daughter, age 4? [unclear], born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: servant, domestic.
Henshaw, William B., son, age 37, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: fireman, railroad; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Elmer W., son, age 30, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: farm laborer, farm; not a war veteran.
Larimer, James G., servant, age 62, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: farm laborer, farm; not a war veteran.

Dorcas died Feb 3 1938.8  

The following biographical sketch of William Henshaw was published in the 1889 "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County":3

William Henshaw, one of South Union township's substantial citizens, is a son of James Smith and Ann (Gray) Henshaw, and was born on the farm taken up by his great grandfather in North Union township, Fayette county, Pa., June 10, 1850.  

Nicolas Henshaw, great grandfather, who lies buried in the Presbyterian churchyard at Laurel Hill, came from Virginia and patented 255 acres of land in 1789, where some of his descendants now live.  He was the father of William Henshaw, who married Ann Parker, and one of whose sons, James S., is the father of William Henshaw.  

...  

William Henshaw received his education in the common schools of North Union township.  Leaving school, he engaged in his present business of farming.  

September 24, 1879, he married Miss Dorcas R., daughter of Moses and Caroline (Smith) Hazen.  To this union have been born five children: Lulu Belle, Carrie Jane, James S., Thomas H., and Robert Walker.  Mrs Henshaw was born September 13, 1855.  

William Henshaw is a democrat in politics and a good farmer and citizen.


Sources

  1. "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 ().
  2. Herrin, Cynthia, ed. "Fayette County, Pennsylvania Vital Records to 1890"; Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc. 1999.
  3. Posting Dec 12 1999 by Marta Burns () to PAFAYETT-L citing:
    "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County" by Gresham and Wiley, 1889, p180.
  4. 1900 census, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1411, ED 60, page 3A, line #1, dwelling #36, family #38.
  5. 1910 census, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T624-1346, ED 70, page 14B, line #79, dwelling #204, family #243.
  6. 1920 census, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1570, ED 87, page 4A-B, line #49, dwelling #58, family #60.
  7. 1930 census, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2041, ED 89, page 16B, line #74, dwelling #313, family #315.
  8. Contribution from David H. Henshaw.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  10. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  11. 1850 census, Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M432_779; page 164b, line #2, dwelling #233, family #239.
  12. 1860 census, Uniontown P.O., North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M653-1110, page 598, line #25, dwelling #387, family #387.
  13. 1870 census, Connellsville P.O., North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1343, page 310, line #10, dwelling #67, family #65.
  14. 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #5, dwelling #150, family #169.
  15. 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #1, dwelling #149, family #168.
  16. 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #7, dwelling #151, family #170.
  17. 1880 census, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1130, ED 48, page 351C, line #12, dwelling #152, family #171.


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