Jonathan Hoyt Henshaw

                                                 ┌── William Henshaw
                                                 │    1767-1822 
                         ┌── Joseph M. Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1794-1869          │
                         │                       └── Jerusha Brace
                         │                               ?-1822 
Jonathan Hoyt Henshaw ───┤
B: 1831                  │                       ┌── Levi Wheeler
D: 1867                  │                       │
                         └── Polly Wheeler ──────┤
M: Mary Elizabeth Ronian
   ├── Nellie M. Henshaw (1864-1932) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
   ├── William M. Henshaw  5
   └── Frederick S. Henshaw (1865-1869) 5

Jonathan Hoyt Henshaw     [ID 04489] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 1 1831, Aurora, Erie County, New York.1,2  

He married Mary Elizabeth Ronian, Mar 22 1863.1,5  Mary, daughter of Terrence Ronian & Cecilia/Celia Jenison7,8,9,10, was born Sep 22 18397,8,9,10 [about 18433,4, Sep - 184011], Boston, Erie County, New York7,8,9,10.  

Jonathan Hoyt Henshaw died Feb 15 1867, West Falls, Erie County, New York; age 36y 6m 14d.1,2,12,13  

On Apr 18 1867, in Erie County, New York, Mary E. Henshaw and Horace L Henshaw were appointed "administratrix and administrator" of the estate of J. Hoyt Henshaw.14  

Mary and daughter Nellie were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 30 1870), living in (or staying in) the household of Emmons R. Huntley (presumably a boarding/lodging house), Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan:3

Henshaw, Mary, age 27, born in New York; clerk in store; $2,000 personal property.
Henshaw, Nellie M., age 6, born in Michigan.

Mary was shown in the 1870 city directory of Grand Rapids, Michigan:15

Henshaw Mrs. Mary E., clerk, C. B. Allyn, r. 9 Jefferson av.

Mary remarried to Adelbert R. Brewer, Mar 2 1871, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan,16,17 with whom she had a daughter, Adele/Addelle F. Brewer.4  

Mary and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 5 1880), Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan:4

Brewer, Adelbert R, age 42, born in Michigan; parents born in New York; dry goods merchant.
Brewer, Mary E., wife, age 38, born in New York; parents born in Rhode Island; keeping house.
Brewer, Nellie, daughter, age 15, born in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in New York; attended school.
Brewer, Addell F, daughter, age 10 months, born July [1879] in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in New York.

Mary and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 7 1900), 214 Jefferson Ave., Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan:11

Brewer, Adelbert R., head-of-household, age 63, born May 1837 in Michigan; parents born in New York; married 29 years; occupation: [..unclear..] salesman, Gants Farm Goods; rented home.
Brewer, Mary E., wife, age 59, born Sept 1840 in New York; parents born in Rhode Island; married 29 years; 3 children, 2 living.
Brewer, Adele F, daughter, age 20, born July 1879 in Michigan; father born in Michigan; mother born in New York.

Mary died Mar 22 1909, 55 Woodward Terrace, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; age 69y 6m.7,8,10

(photo)Photo: Jonathan Hoyt Henshaw gravestone Griffins Mills Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Mary Elizabeth Ronian death certificate Waye County, Michigan 7


  1. John Banes database:
  2. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  3. 1870 census, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; roll M593-681, page 348B, line #19, dwelling #498, family #483.
  4. 1880 census, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; roll T9-588, ED 139, page 320A, line #9, dwelling #151, family #177.
  5. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  6. "Abridged Compendium", by Frederick Virkus.
  7. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950;
  8. Contribution from Karen Ellsworth ().
  9. 1860 census, Boston, Erie County, New York; roll M653-751, page 216, line #20, dwelling #158, family #153.
  11. 1900 census, 3rd Ward, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan; roll T623-721, ED 53, page 11A, line #38, dwelling #221, family #259.
  12. Contribution from LeRoy Miller ().
  14. New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999;
  15. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995;
  16. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952;
  17. Western Michigan Genealogical Society; Kent County Marriages 1845 to 1929

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