Caroline Hayward Henshaw

                                                 ┌── Benjamin Henshaw
                                                 │    1730-1793 
                            ┌── Joshua Henshaw ──┤
                            │    1765-1840       │
                            │                    └── Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner
Caroline Hayward Henshaw ───┤
B: ?                        │                    ┌── Ashbel Burnham
D: ?                        │                    │
                            └── Esther Burnham ──┤
                                 1768-1853       │
                                                 └── Hannah Sage
M: Samuel Cox

M: George Johnston Holt

Caroline Hayward Henshaw     [ID 04497] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Caroline Hayward Henshaw1 [Caroline Howard Henshaw2,3].

She married Samuel Cox.3,4,5  

She then married George Johnston Holt, May - 1823.1,3,4,5,6  George was from Quebec, Canada.5  

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

After their marriage in 1823, the newlywed couple was the subject of a charivari, the custom of local young men harassing a newlywed couple, especially when there was a large age difference between the new spouses.  This charivari ended tragically when a man was killed, apparently by Caroline's brother, Charles.6  George Holt was charged with "aiding & assisting" Caroline's brother Charles in the murder of a John Swails (see Charles for details).  


Esther Stevens Holt; married John M. Sands.


  1. Contribution from Eric Litchfield ().
  2. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  3. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().
  5. "Our Family: A Little Account of it for my Descendents", by Sarah Edwards Henshaw, Oakland, California, 1894, contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw. USIGS scan:
  6. Contribution from Mike Sainsbury (), citing:
    The Montreal "Gazette", Jun 11 2006; John Kalbfleisch's "Second Draft" column, revisiting historic stories from the Gazette.

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