John Leavitt Henshaw

                                             ┌── Benjamin Henshaw
                                             │    1730-1793 
                        ┌── Joshua Henshaw ──┤
                        │    1765-1840       │
                        │                    └── Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner
John Leavitt Henshaw ───┤
B: 1792                 │                    ┌── Ashbel Burnham
D: 1832                 │                    │
                        └── Esther Burnham ──┤
                             1768-1853       │
                                             └── Hannah Sage
M: Ann Maria Corey
   ├── John Cory Henshaw (1815-1877) 1,2
   ├── Anne Henshaw (?-1891) 1,2
   ├── Frederick William Henshaw  1,2
   ├── Caroline Henrietta Cox Henshaw (1817-1849) 1,2
   ├── Edward Carrington Henshaw (c1821-1872) 1,2
   └── George Holt Henshaw (1833-1890) 1,2,3

John Leavitt Henshaw     [ID 00426] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

John Leavitt Henshaw1,2 [John Leverett Henshaw3,4].

of Montreal, Canada3 Born 1792, Middlebury/Middleburg, Vermont.1,2,3  

He married Ann Maria Corey3,5 [Ann Maria Cory1], Jun 16 18143,5 [Jun 21 18144], Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island3,5.  Ann of Providence, R.I. "of exceptional beauty".3  Ann, daughter of Ebenezer H. + Phebe Corey, was born Mar 25 1795, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.6,7  

Note that John named his first son George Holt Henshaw.  Apparently the Henshaw and Holt families were quite friendly: John's brother George married Maria Holt, sister Caroline married George Johnston Holt, and sister Esther married Charles Holt.  

John Leavitt Henshaw died 1832, Montreal, Canada.1,2,3  John died in the cholera epidemic of 1832, leaving a family of six children.  His younger brother Charles then took in the family and took on the role of father to John's children.1  


  1. "Our Family: A Little Account of it for my Descendents", by Sarah Edwards Henshaw, Oakland, California, 1894, contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw. USIGS scan:
  2. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  3. The "American Registry", Vol. X, pg 181, 973 US015 Vol. X in the LDS Family History Library.
  4. LDS IGI, citing: patron sheets.
  5. LDS IGI, citing: Providence (Rhode Island). City Registrar.
  6. LDS IGI, citing: Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 : a family register for the people Arnold, James N. (James Newell) , 1844-1927.
  7. Contribution from Barbara B. Poblocki ().

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