Andrew Henshaw

                                               ┌── Daniel Henshaw
                                               │    1701-1781 
                           ┌── David Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1744-1808      │
                           │                   └── Elizabeth Allen Bass
                           │                        1703-1774 
Andrew Henshaw ────────────┤
B: 1783                    │                   ┌── Mary Denny
D: 1853                    │                   │
                           └── Mary Sargent ───┤
                                1755-1831      │
                                               └── Nathan Sargent
M: Frances Stedman

M: Elizabeth Isbell Carson
   ├── Andrew Isbell Henshaw (1825-1865) 1,2,3,4
   └── Elizabeth Sargent Henshaw (1827-1856) 3,4,5,6

Andrew Henshaw     [ID 04524] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 14 1783, Leicester, Massachusetts.3,7,8,9  Christened Mar 14 1783, Leicester10 (although that reported Christening date conflicts with the reported birth date).  

Andrew settled in Alabama.3  

He married Frances Stedman.1  

He then married Elizabeth Isbell Carson3,5 [Elizabeth Isbell1,9], 18243,5.  Elizabeth, daughter of John Lewis Isbell & Ann Hannah Anderson, was born 1786, Powhattan County, Virginia.2,3,6,11,12  

Andrew lived in Clarke County, Alabama.9  Andrew was mentioned in an 1882 history of Clarke County:13

Andrew Henshaw was deputy surveyor and aided to run out the first lines of the government survey in this county.  He married the widow of Joseph Carson.

On Jan 21 1825 Andrew Henshaw petitioned the second session of the 18th Congress for compensation for services as deputy aurveyor.14  He again petitioned the first session of the 23rd Congress for compensation for surveying public lands.14  

Andrew and family were shown in the 1850 census (Nov 29 1850), Clarke County, Alabama:2

Andrew Henshaw, age 67, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $1500 real estate.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 63, born in Virginia.
Andrew Henshaw, age 25, born in Alabama; lawyer; $100 real estate.
H. L... [unclear], age 24; overseer.

Andrew Henshaw died Nov - 1853, Clarke County, Alabama.8,9,11  

Widow Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1860 census (Sep 17 1860), Monroe County, Alabama:12

Rufus Torry, age 47, born in Mississippi.
Charles Torry, age 10, born in Alabama; attended school.
Elizabeth Torry, age 5, born in Alabama.
Andrew Torry, age 3, born in Alabama.
Andrew Henshaw, age 35, born in Alabama; farmer; $20,000 real estate; $90,000 personal property.
Mary Henshaw, age 30, born in Virginia.
Mary Henshaw, age 10, born in Virginia; attended school.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 73, born in Virginia; $10,000 personal property.

See also: Susan Jane Henshaw who married John C. Isbell.  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. 1850 census, Clarke County, Alabama; roll M432-3, page 259, line #7, dwelling #806, family #806.
  3. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  4. Contribution from Mary Alden Hannon ().
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Alabama.
  6. Posting Apr 23 2000 to ISBELL-L by Ray Isbell ().
  7. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  8. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  9. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  10. LDS IGI, citing: Kirchenbuch, 1648-1915 Evangelische Kirche Rehme.
  11. Posting Apr 27 2000 to ISBELL-L by Ray Isbell ().
  12. 1860 census, Burnt Corn P.O., Monroe County, Alabama; roll M653-18, page 880, line #30, dwelling #879, family #779.
  13. Ball, Rev. T. H.: "A Glance into the Great South-East, on, Clarke County, Alabama, and its Surroundings, from 1540 to 1877". Grove Hill, Alabama, 1882;
  14. U.S. House of Representative Private Claims, Vol. 2;

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