┌── Joshua Henshaw │ 1765-1840 ┌── John Leavitt Henshaw ──┤ │ 1792-1832 │ │ └── Esther Burnham │ 1768-1853 George Holt Henshaw ─────────┤ B: 1833 │ ┌── Ebenezer H. Corey D: 1890 │ │ └── Ann Maria Corey ───────┤ 1795-? │ └── Phebe (Corey) M: Cornelia Middagh Birdsall ├── George Herbert Henshaw (1862-1937) 1,2 ├── Sarah Middagh Henshaw (c1864-1937) 2,3,4 ├── Frederick Valdemar Henshaw (1867-1941) 2,3,5 ├── Esther Holt Henshaw (1873-1953) 2,6 ├── Walter Percival Henshaw (1876-1947) 2,3,6 └── Cornelia Gracie Henshaw (1877-1973) 2,3,6
|George Holt Henshaw [ID 00427]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born 18331 [about 18313], Montreal, Canada1.
George was described by his sister-in-law Sarah Edwards Henshaw as "undoubtedly one of the most intellectual of the family".2
He married Cornelia Middagh Birdsall1,2 [Gracie Birdsall2, Cornelia "Gracie" Birdsell7,8], 18581,2. Cornelia, daughter of Henry Birdsall & Ann Pettit1,3,9,10, was born about 18361,3,9,10 [Jan - 18426], Brooklyn, Kings County, New York1,3,9,10. Corenlia's father, Henry Birdsall, was from Brooklyn, son of Benjamin & Amy (Davis) Birdsall of Brooklyn, son of Jas. & Mary (Seaman) Birdsall of Long Island.1
George's marriage to Cornelia was reported in the "New York Herald" (New York, New York) on October 2 1858.8
On Aug 27 1861 Cornelia M. Henshaw applied for a U.S. passport in Brooklyn, New York. She declared she was born in "The City of Brooklyn" and was a citizen of the United States. She was recorded as age 26, 4' 10 1/2" tall, high forehead, hazel eyes, black hair, straight nose, small mouth, round chin, oval face, fair complexion. The passport was requested for Cornelia "to be accompanied by her child a boy about 1 year & 10 month old".10 On Sep 2 1861 Cornelia's representative in New York wrote a letter to William Seward, Secretary of the Treasury, inquiring about the status of her passport application. The letter states "Mrs. Henshaw wishes to sail for Europe next week, where she is to join her husband".10
On Jun 4 1867 Cornelia and children arrived at the port of New York aboard the "Hecla", having sailed from Liverpool:4
George and family were shown in the 1881 census, Ste-Antoine Ward, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec:3
George Holt Henshaw died Jan 10 1890, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York; buried Jan 12 1891, Section 101 Lot 670, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York.1,11
Cornelia and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1-2 1900), 79 State St., Brooklyn, Kings County, New York:6
Cornelia died Nov 25 1918, Kings County, New York; age 83.11,12
Photo: George Holt Henshaw 13
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