Joseph Henshaw

                                             ┌── Joshua Henshaw
                                             │    1672-1747 
                  ┌── Daniel Henshaw ────────┤
                  │    1701-1781             │
                  │                          └── Mary Hay Webster
                  │                               1672-1747 
Joseph Henshaw ───┤
B: 1727           │                          ┌── Joseph Bass
D: 1794           │                          │
No Issue          └── Elizabeth Allen Bass ──┤
                       1703-1774             │
                                             └── Mary Belcher
M: Sarah Henshaw

Joseph Henshaw     [ID 04559] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 20 1727, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,5  

He married Sarah Henshaw3,6,7,8,9, May 25 17583,6,7,8,9 [Apr 5 17589], Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts3,6,7,8,9.  Sarah Henshaw, daughter of Joshua Henshaw & Elizabeth Bill, was born Jan 16 1736, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,4  

Joseph built a house in Leicester, Massachusetts, using bricks he brought back from France as balast.  His wife Sarah didn't care for the area so they moved to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.  Their house was still standing as of the 1960s.6  

Joseph Henshaw died Mar 17 1794, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; aged 66 years.1,3,5,6  

Sarah Henshaw died Jan 4 1822, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; aged 86 years.1  


  1. The "New England Historical and Genealogical Register", vol 22, 1868, The New England Historical and Genealogical Society. This issue includes a complete copy of the recorded pedigree of Joshua Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Tom Henshaw
    citing: Boston birth records.
  3. "History of the Henshaw Family", a handwritten manuscript identified as a copy of a letter written August 16, 1829 by Daniel Henshaw of Boston (probably #4588 to Joshua Henshaw Hayward of Boston (probably a son or grandson of Sarah Henshaw Hayward); part of the manuscript collection titled "Henshaw family Papers, 1757-1892" archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Manuscripts Department, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634.
  4. "Boston Births from A.D. 1700 to A.D. 1800", Boston Registry Dept.,
    Rockwell & Churchill, 1894, Boston, MA (
  5. Manuscripts relating to William Henshaw, archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, including a handwritten family lineage.
  6. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  7. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  8. Halbert's "The New World Book of Henshaws" (for what it's worth).
  9. Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809;

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