Sarah Swift Henshaw

                                            ┌── Samuel Henshaw
                                            │    1723-1778 
                       ┌── Samuel Henshaw ──┤
                       │    1744-1809       │
                       │                    └── Submit Woodward
                       │                        c1726-1788 
Sarah Swift Henshaw ───┤
B: 1790                │                    ┌── John Hunt
D: 1869                │                    │
                       └── Martha Hunt ─────┤
                            1755-1842       │
                                            └── Esther Wells
M: Ebenezer Hunt, Jr.

Sarah Swift Henshaw     [ID 04578] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Sarah Swift Henshaw1,2,3,4 [Sarah L. Henshaw5].

Born Jul 10 1790.2,3,4  

She married Ebenezer Hunt, Jr., Sep 21 1807, at her parents home, Elm Street, Northampton, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,5,6  Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer Hunt & Sarah Bradish, was born about 1775.7  

Sarah and her sister Martha were married in a double wedding at their parents' home, the old Hunt House which had been inherited by their mother.6  

Ebenezer had graduated from Harvard College in 1795.7  He was a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1820-1821.7  


Ebenezer Lewis Hunt, born May 5 1811; died Nov 9 1851.
Maria Louisa Hunt, born May 13 1813; died Nov 10 1844.
Sarah Henshaw Hunt, born Apr 9 1815.
Eliza Henshaw Hunt, born Jun 28 1817; married Jun 20 1837, Robert East Apthorp. 5
Samuel Hunt, born Jun 12 1819; died Apr 23 1845.
John Hunt, born Feb 20 1821; died Apr 16 1823.
Martha Hunt, born Apr 7 1825; died Apr 5 1847.

Ebenezer died Jun 9 1835, Cambridge, Massachusetts.4,7  

Ebenezer's obituary follows:

Died in Cambridge, June 9, 1835, Ebenezer Hunt, Esq., of this town, aged sixty.  Mr. Hunt left town a few weeks since, with hope of recovering, in a measure, that health and strength which had been very much impaired by protracted and painful illness, and which hitherto he had borne up against with great fortitude and resolution.  But his constitution, no longer able to sustain these repeated attacks, yielded without further struggle to the decay of nature.  Mr. Hunt was extensively known abroad, and highly respected and honored at home.  The death of such men is of itself, without public comment, calculated to produce more than ordinary sensation in the minds of the community; while the thousand social, fireside, and domestic ties that are severed by so painful an event are too sacred to be brought before the world.  His memory will long be cherished by a large circle of friends.

Sarah Swift Henshaw died Jan 16 1869, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; age 78y 6m 6d.8  

Sarah's death was reported in the "Cambridge Chronicle" (Cambridge, Massachusetts) on Saturday, January 23, 18698

In this city, 16th inst., Mrs. Sarah Swift Henshaw, widow of the late Eben Hunt, Esq., 78 years 6 months 6 days.


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  3. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  4. Wyman, T.B., "The Hunt Family". Garnier & Company, Charleston 1969.
  5. "Northampton, MA Marriages from first record to 1840"; USGenWeb Archives.
  6. "The Hunt/Henshaw House: A Memorial to Colonial Life", by Megan Gardner, Smith College, 1997:
    Janice Moulton, Department of Philosophy, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts:
  7. Bridgman, Thomas. "The Pilgrims of Boston and their Descendants";
    D. Appleton and Company. New York. 1856.
  8. Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Library:

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