John Henshaw

                                      ┌── Daniel Henshaw
                                      │    1701-1781 
                  ┌── David Henshaw ──┤
                  │    1744-1808      │
                  │                   └── Elizabeth Allen Bass
                  │                        1703-1774 
John Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1798           │                   ┌── Mary Denny
D: 1859           │                   │
                  └── Mary Sargent ───┤
                       1755-1831      │
                                      └── Nathan Sargent
M: Mary Ann Lewis
   ├── Mary Elizabeth Henshaw (1824-?) 1,2,3
   ├── Lucy Lewis Henshaw (1826-1826) 1,3
   ├── John Andrew Henshaw (1827-1910) 1,2,4
   ├── Lewis Joshua Henshaw (1829-1829) 1,3
   ├── Georgianna Henshaw (1830-1903) 1,2,3,5,6
   ├── Lewis Henshaw (1832-1933) 1,3
   ├── William Henry Henshaw (1834-1835) 1,3
   ├── Cornelia Henshaw (1837-1900) 1,2,3,6,7,8
   └── Grace Henshaw (1840-?) 1,2,3,5,6

John Henshaw     [ID 04523] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 9 17982,3,4 [Jan 10 17979], Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts2,3,4.  

He married Mary Ann Lewis1,3,4,10 [Mary Ann Sewes2,5], Nov 3 18231,3,4,10, Worcester County, Massachusetts1,3,4,10.  Mary, daughter of Nathaniel Lewis & Lucy Shaw, was born Jul 29 1806, Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine.4,11  

John engaged in the wholesale drug business in Boston as a member of the firm Henshaw, Ward & Co., from which he retired prior to his death.4  In 1843 John and family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, but continued his business at 37 India Street, Boston.2  

Mary died Jan 18 1844, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; buried Walnut Avenue Lot 275, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4,11  

John was shown in the 1848 city directory of Cambridge, Massachusetts:12

Henshaw John, b. Ware street.

Widower John and family were shown in the 1850 census, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts:6

John Henshaw, age 53, born in Massachusetts.
Andrew Henshaw, age 23, born in Massachusetts; clerk.
Georgianna Henshaw, age 20, born in Massachusetts.
Cordelia Henshaw, age 12, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Grace Henshaw, age 10, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
J.L. Edmunds, age 26, born in Massachusetts.
Mary Edmunds, age 22, born in Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Benton, age 29, born in Ireland.
Ann McSweeney, age 30, born in Ireland.
Lucy Lewis, age 77, born in Massachusetts.

John was shown in the 1850 city directory of Cambridge, Massachusetts:12

Henshaw John, b. 36 India, h Ware cor. Harvard

John was shown in the 1851 city directory of Cambridge, Massachusetts:12

Henshaw John, b. 36 India, h Ware cor. Harvard

John was shown in the 1852 city directory of Cambridge, Massachusetts:12

Henshaw John, b 36 India, h Ware cor Harvard

John was shown in the 1853 city directory of Cambridge, Massachusetts:12

Henshaw John, b 36 India, h Ware cor Harvard

John was shown in the 1859 city directory of Cambridge, Massachusetts:12

Henshaw John, b (Edmands & Co.) 36 India, bds Craigie

John authored "History of Henshaw Families from Scotland to Year 1853".2  

John was the executor of his brother David's estate.  Shortly after his brother's death, John replied on behalf of his brother to a letter received from James W. Henshaw of Virginia.13  This letter contains a great deal of Henshaw history and genealogy.  
Click here to see John's letter: Letter

John Henshaw died Dec 27 1859, at his home, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; age 61.3,4,9,14  Medical: John died from heart disease.14  Estate administration 1860, Cambridge, Massachusetts.15  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  3. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  4. "New England Library of Genealogy and Personal History", New England Historical Publishing Company, Boston, 1902. Contributed by David Henshaw.
  5. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  6. 1850 census, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll 325, page 129, dwelling #1744.
  7. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  8. Jill McLeester database: http://www.three-systems.com/gen/tibbetts.htm.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125433283.
  10. Halbert's "The New World Book of Henshaws" (for what it's worth).
  11. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153497741.
  12. Massachusetts City Directories; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Letter from John Henshaw to James Henshaw, 1855; contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  14. 1860 Mortality Schedule, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll T1204-17, page 11, line #13.
  15. Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Index, 1648-1870; http://www.ancestry.com.


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