┌── Daniel Henshaw
┌── William Henshaw ──┤
│ 1735-1820 │
│ └── Elizabeth Allen Bass
William Henshaw ───┤
B: 1780 │ ┌── Dudley Wade Swan
D: 1862 │ │
└── Phebe Swan ───────┤
└── Beulah (Swan)
M: Lucy Stratton
├── Catharine Henshaw (1823-1842) 1,2,3,4
├── Ruth Bascom Henshaw (?-1844) 1,2
├── Mary Belcher Henshaw (1824-?) 1,2,3,4
├── Josiah Nelson Henshaw (1825-1911) 1,2,3,4
├── Nathan Swan Henshaw (1828-<1900) 1,2,5,6,7
├── William Houghton Henshaw (c1831-?) 1,2,8,9,10
└── Waldo Flint Henshaw (1833-1904) 1,2,8,9,11,12
William Henshaw [ID 04587]
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Born Jan 7 1780, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,8,9,11,13,14,15
He married Lucy Stratton1,2,11,16, Feb 12 18221,2,11,16, Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts1,2,11,16 [Leicester, Massachusetts14]. Lucy, daughter of Alpheus Stratton & Lucy Keyes, was born Mar 16 1795, Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts.8,9,10,11,14 Lucy's father, Alpheus Stratton, had served as a Captain in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia during the War of 1812.14
At the time of his marriage, William was living in Leicester, Massachusetts:16
William and family were shown in the 1850 census, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:8
William Henshaw, age 70, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $1000 real estate.
Lucy Henshaw, age 55, born in Massachusetts.
William and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Jun 22 1860), Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts:9
Wm Henshaw, age 80, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $1400 real estate.
Lucy Henshaw, age 65, born in Massachusetts.
Wm H. Henshaw
, age 28, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $200 personal property.
William Henshaw died Oct 18 1862, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.11,13,14
Widow Lucy was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 19 1870), Cherry Valley (Leicester), Worcester County, Massachusetts:10
Henshaw, Lucy, age 75, born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Living next door in 1870 was the family of son Waldo;17 also living nearby was the family of son Josiah.18
Lucy died Sep 27 1879, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.11,14
- Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
- "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.
- Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
- Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown;
Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
- RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Tom Henshaw.
- RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Tim Chew ().
- RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Zane C. Motteler ().
- 1850 census, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll 342, page 326, dwelling #269.
- 1860 census, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M653-531, page 230, line #37, dwelling #469, family #514.
- 1870 census, Cherry Valley P.O., Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M593-653, page 226, line #8, dwelling #90, family #104.
- Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 16, pg 300.
- RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Tom Henshaw.
- Contribution from Lizbet119 () citing:
Henshaw family bible archived at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
- "Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants" by Marcellus Donald Alexander R. von Redlich; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1988;
Reg. of the General Society of War of 1812; page 401.
- Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
- New England Historical & Genealogical Society. "Massachusetts Town Vital Records".
- 1870 census, Cherry Valley P.O., Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M593-653, page 226, line #10, dwelling #91, family #105.
- 1870 census, Cherry Valley P.O., Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M593-653, page 225-226, line #38, dwelling #87, family #101.
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