┌── David Henshaw │ 1744-1808 ┌── Joshua Henshaw ───────┤ │ 1779-1854 │ │ └── Mary Sargent │ 1755-1831 Laura Leffingwell Henshaw ───┤ B: 1820 │ D: 1886 │ └── Rebecca Leffingwell 1793-1826 M: Asa Hammond Whitney
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Laura Leffingwell Henshaw1,2 [Laura Leffinwell Henshaw3].
Born Jun 23 18201,2,4,5 [about 18236, about 18227], Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio1,2,4,5.
She married Asa Hammond Whitney1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 [Hammond Whitney6,8,10], Oct 3 18421,2,3,4,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, Henshaw Place, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11,12,13,14. Asa, son of Asa Whitney & Mary Hammond, was born Jun 17 1819, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts .2,6,9,11,14,15
Laura's marriage was announced in the "New York Daily Tribune" (New York, New York) on October 7, 1842:10
At Henshaw Place, in Leicester, on the 8d ult. Hammond WHITNEY, Esq., of Boston, to Miss Laura L. HENSHAW, of Warren, Trumbull county, Ohio.
Asa had graduated from Harvard in 1838.2,9,11 After leaving college he made a voyage to the Mediterranean for his health and subsequently went to Rio de Janerio. On his return he embarked in business as a junior partner in the house of Henshaw & Whitney, wholesale druggists, in Boston. He resided in Cambridge, but subsequently removed to Norfolk, Virginia, where he managed the financial affairs of the Seaboard & Roanoke R.R. He was a man of great energy and earnestness of character.9,11
Laura and Asa resided in Vicksburg, Mississippi.2,9
Laura and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 1850), Norfolk, Virginia:6
Asa died Oct 8 185811 [Oct 7 18582, Oct - 18591,15], Vicksburg, Mississippi11; age 3911.
Laura and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts:7
Laura Leffingwell Henshaw died Apr 21 18865 [Apr 20 18861,2,9,16], Lancaster, Massachusetts5; age 65y 10m5.
A biographical sketch of Asa Hammond Whitney was published in "Necrology of the Alumni of Harvard College, 1851-52 to 1862-63":11
1838. -ASA HAMMOND WHITNEY died in Vicksburg, Miss., 8 October, 1858, aged 39. He was son of Asa and Mary (Hammond) Whitney, and was born in Boston, 17 June, 1819. After leaving college, he made a voyage to the Mediterranean for his health, and subsequently went to Rio Janeiro as supercargo. On his return, he embarked in business as a junior partner in the house of Henshaw and Whitney, wholesale druggists, in Boston; but for several years resided in Cambridge, where he built and occupied the house now owned by Charles Russell Lowell, Esq. He subsequently removed to Norfolk, Va., where he managed the financial affairs of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company for many years with marked ability; and, at the time of his decease, was filling an important trust in Mississippi. He was a man of great energy and earnestness of character, of warm and cordial feelings, and most courteous and winning manners; of an ardent temperament and a strong will; a most genial companion, and a steadfast friend. He married, 3 October, 1842, Miss Laura Leffingwell Henshaw, of Alabama, niece and adopted daughter of the late David Henshaw, of Leicester, Mass. He had five children, viz., Laura Leffingwell, Anna Henshaw, Catharine Virginia, Hammond, and Emily, -who, with their mother, survived him.
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