Joshua Henshaw

                                           ┌── Daniel Henshaw
                                           │    1701-1781 
                       ┌── David Henshaw ──┤
                       │    1744-1808      │
                       │                   └── Elizabeth Allen Bass
                       │                        1703-1774 
Joshua Henshaw ────────┤
B: 1779                │                   ┌── Mary Denny
D: 1854                │                   │
                       └── Mary Sargent ───┤
                            1755-1831      │
                                           └── Nathan Sargent
M: Rebecca Leffingwell
   ├── Mary Leffingwell Henshaw (1818-1868) 1,2,3
   ├── Laura Leffingwell Henshaw (1820-1886) 1,4
   ├── Thomas Leffingwell Henshaw (1822-1830) 4

M: Eliza Ann Phelps
   ├── George Henshaw (1828-?) 1,4
   ├── Henry Phelps Henshaw (1829-1874) 1,4
   ├── Thomas Phelps Henshaw (1831-1900) 3,4,5
   └── Eliza Anna Phelps Henshaw (1834-1904) 1,2,4,6,7

Joshua Henshaw     [ID 04526] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 23 1779, Leicester, Massachusetts.2,3,8,9,10  

In 1810 Joshua moved to Ohio, settling in Warren, Trumble County,3,11,12 where he resided until 1846, when he returned to Leicester.11  

He married Rebecca Leffingwell4 [Rebecca Leffinwell1,2,3,12, Rebeca Leffingwell15], Mar 25 18184 [Mar 23 181813,14,15], Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio4.  Rebecca was born Sep 11 1793.16  

Rebecca died Jun 21 1826, Trumbull County, Ohio; buried Old Mahoning (Pioneer) Cemetery, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.3,4,16  

He then married Eliza Ann Phelps1,3,4,6,12 [Eliza Slaughter14,17], Jul 7 18271,3,4,6,12 [Jul 17 182713,14,15], Parkman, Geauga County, Ohio1,3,4,6,12.  Eliza, daughter of Judge Seth Phelps & Lucy Ledyard, was born 1794, Aurora, Cayuga County, New York.10,18,19  

Joshua was shown in the 1830 census, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio:20

1 male under age 5.
1 male age 50-60 [Joshua].
1 female under age 5.
1 female age 10-15.
1 female age 20-30.
1 female age 30-40 [Eliza].
no slaves.
6 persons total in household.

Joshua was shown in the 1840 census, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio:21

1 male age 5-10.
1 male age 10-15.
1 male age 60-70 [Joshua].
1 female age 5-10.
1 female age 10-15.
1 female age 20-30.
1 female age 30-40.
no slaves.
7 persons total in household.

Joshua and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 26 1850), Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:10

Joshua Henshaw, age 70, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $3000 real estate.
E.A.B.P. Henshaw, age 55, born in New York.
E.A.P. Henshaw, age 16, born in Ohio.
Julia Muddins [unclear], age 30, born in Ireland.
Michael Muddins, age 2, born in Massachusetts.
Sarah Southgate, age 66, born in Massachusetts.
Elizabeth C... [unclear], age 16, born in Ireland.

Joshua Henshaw died Aug 27 1854, at the home of his son Henry P. Henshaw, West Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; age 75 years, 3 days.2,3,4,22,23  

Joshua's death was noted in "The Puritan Recorder" (Boston) on Thursday, August 31, 1854:24

In West Newton, 27th inst., at the residence of his son, Mr. Joshua Henshaw, of Leicester, 75.

Widow Eliza was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 21 1860), Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:19

Calvin Rawson, age 54, born in Massachusetts; carpenter; $1300 real estate; $200 personal property.
Abba A. Rawson, age 50, born in Massachusetts.
Eliz. Henshaw, age 65, born in New York.

Eliza died Jul 28 1864, aged 69 years.3

(photo)Photo: Rebecca Leffingwell gravestone Old Mahoning Cemetery 16


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  3. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  4. Contribution from Sabra Serrin Fawcett (), citing:
    The old family bible belonging to Joshua Henshaw.
  5. Contribution from Sabra Serrin Fawcett () citing:
    The old family bible belonging to Joshua Henshaw.
  6. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (
  7. Death certificate for Eliza Anna Phelps Henshaw.
  8. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  9. Contribution from Sabra Serrin Fawcett ().
  10. 1850 census, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M432-342, page 315A, line #1, dwelling #75, family #80.
  11. Letter from John Henshaw to James Henshaw, 1855; contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  12. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  13. Halbert's "The New World Book of Henshaws" (for what it's worth).
  14. Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850;
  15. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  17. Geauga County, Ohio, Marriages, 1806-1919, book B, pg 69; USGenWeb archives.
  18. Posting Jun 21 2000 by Janet L Kral () to PHELPS-L.
  19. 1860 census, Cherry Valley P.O., Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M653-531, page 219, line #4, dwelling #395, family #429.
  20. 1830 census, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; roll M19-141, page 119.
  21. 1840 census, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio; roll 429, page 43.
  22. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915;
  23. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988;
  24. Posting Jan 30 2001 by Marilyn Labbe () to GenMassachusetts-L and MAWORCES-L, citing:
    The Puritan Recorder, Boston, Thursday, Aug. 31, 1854.

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