┌── John Hinshaw │ 1747-1800 ┌── Benjamin H. Hinshaw ──┤ │ 1782-1866 │ │ └── Ruth (Pike) Weisner │ 1744-1795 Benjamin Franklin Henshaw ───┤ B: 1820 │ ┌── William Bowman D: 1887 │ │ └── Annas Bowman ─────────┤ 1790-1865 │ └── Anna Workman M: Margaret Jane Morgan ├── Albert E. Hinshaw (1846-1881) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Lenora Hinshaw (c1849-1928) 1,2,3,4,5,6 ├── Elizabeth Henshaw (c1851-?) 1,2,4,6 ├── Angeline Hinshaw (1858-1929) 1,2,4,6,7 ├── Arthur Morgan Hinshaw (1860-1945) 1,2,4,6,7,8 └── Logan Hinshaw (1864-1941) 1,2,7,8
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Benjamin Franklin Henshaw1,3 [Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw9,10,11, Franklin Hinshaw12].
Benjamin and his family spelled their surname "Henshaw".1
Born 8-6-1820, Marlborough MM, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,4,7,8,11,13,14
He married Margaret Jane Morgan, Sep 27 1842, Henry County, Indiana.1,8,9,10,14,15 Margaret, daughter of Michael Morgan & Mary Goddard, was born 6-1-1824, Camden County, New Jersey.1,2,3,4,7,8,15
Benjamin was a merchant in Dunreith, Indiana.1
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 3 1850), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:3
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 9 1860), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:4
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 12 1870), Spiceland Township, Henry County, Indiana:2
Benjamin and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 5 1880), Spiceland Township, Henry County, Indiana:7
Benjamin Franklin Henshaw died Dec 15 1887, age 67y 4m 9d.1,14,17
At Spiceland MM on 4-7-1894, Margaret was received in membership.8
At Spiceland MM on 1-4-1896, Margaret and son Logan were granted a certificate to New Castle MM.8
Margaret died Mar 19 1898, age 79y 3m 19d.1,17,18
Benjamin's biography was published in the 1884 book "History of Henry County, Indiana":15
Benjamin F. Henshaw, merchant, Dunreith, Ind., has been for more than forty years prominently identified with the business interest of Henry County. He was born in Randolph County, N. C., Aug. 6, 1820, a son of Benjamin and Anice (Bowman) Henshaw, natives of North Carolina, the former of Irish and the latter of English descent. Benjamin Henshaw, Sr., was a farmer and cabinet-maker in his native State. In 1832 he moved to Indiana and lived in Wayne County one year. He then purchased a farm in Greensboro Township, Henry County, where he lived till his death in 1866, aged eighty-four years. His wife died in 1865, aged seventy-five years. They reared a family of twelve children, nine of whom are living. They were active members of the Friends Society till the agitation of the slavery question, when they took a prominent part on the side of abolition. They were well-known and esteemed throughout the entire county. Benjamin F. Henshaw remained with his parents till eighteen years of age and then went to Knightstown and served an apprenticeship of three years at the blacksmith's trade. He then engaged in business for himself twelve years, and in 1853 went to Greensboro and engaged in the mercantile business twelve years, and at the same time carried on a large farm. In 1865 he moved to Dunreith where he has a large stock of general merchandise, being the leading merchant of the town. He also has a landed estate of 325 acres. Mr. Henshaw was married Sept. 27, 1842, to Margaret Morgan, a daughter of Michael and Mary (Goddard) Morgan, who came from New Jersey to Henry County in 1840. They have had nine children; but four are living -- Albert E., Nora L., Elizabeth and Angie. Arthur M., Logan and three infants are deceased. Mr. Henshaw is a member of Dunreith Lodge, No. 341, I. O. O. F.
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