Henry Phelps Henshaw

                                               ┌── David Henshaw
                                               │    1744-1808 
                        ┌── Joshua Henshaw ────┤
                        │    1779-1854         │
                        │                      └── Mary Sargent
                        │                           1755-1831 
Henry Phelps Henshaw ───┤
B: 1829                 │                      ┌── Judge Seth Phelps
D: 1874                 │                      │
                        └── Eliza Ann Phelps ──┤
                             1794-1864         │
                                               └── Lucy Ledyard
M: Jane Frances Jameson
   ├── Frederick Ledyard Henshaw (1853-1906) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Julia Frances Henshaw (1866-1950) 1,3,4,5,6
   └── Hugh Jameson Henshaw (1868-1868) 1,4,5

Henry Phelps Henshaw     [ID 04623] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Henry Phelps Henshaw1,7 [Henry Phillip Henshaw8].

Born Aug 28 1829, Warren County, Ohio.1,8,9,10  

Henry and his brothers were shown in the 1850 census living in what appears to be a boarding house in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts:10

Elizabeth Fisher, age 49.
[other unrelated residents]
Henry Henshaw, age 21, born in Ohio; clerk.
George Henshaw, age 22, born in Ohio; clerk.
Thomas Henshaw, age 18, born in Ohio; clerk.
There were 26 adults living in this dwelling, seemingly a boarding house.  

He married Jane Frances Jameson1 [Jane Frank Jameson5,7], Dec 8 18521.  Jane, daughter of Hugh Jameson & Harriot Byron Pierce11, was born Aug 11 183211 [Aug 10 18325,9, about 18363,6], Massachusetts11.  

Jane was a niece of President Franklin Pierce.  Her mother, Harriot Byron Pierce, was President Pierce's sister.11  Her grandfather was Governor Benjamin Pierce, Jr. of New Hampshire who was Brigadier-General under George Washington from 1775-1807.11  

Henry and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 28 1860), Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa:2

Henry P Henshaw, age 30, born in Ohio; farmer; $10,000 real estate; $1545 personal property.
Jane Henshaw, age 26, born in Massachusetts.
Fredrk L Henshaw, age 7, born in Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Gard, age 15, born in Ohio.

Henry and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jul 26 1870), Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa:3

Henshaw, Henry P, age 38, born in Ohio; dry goods merchant.
Henshaw, Jane F, age 34, born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Henshaw, Frederick L, age 16, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Henshaw, Julia F, age 3, born in Iowa.
Miagher [unclear], Catherine, age 18, born in Iowa; domestic servant.

Henry Phelps Henshaw died Jan 24 1874, buried Add. 1, Lot 414, Oakwood Cemetery (aka Oakgrove), Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa.5,9  

Widow Jane and daughter Julia were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 12 1880), Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa:6

Henshaw, Jennie F., age 44, born in Massachusetts; parents born in New Hampshire; widow; keeps house.
Henshaw, Julia, daughter, age 13, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Massachusetts; attended school.

In 1890-1891 Jane was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She was listed in the Minneapolis City Directory of 1890-1891:12

Jane F. Henshaw (widow of Henry P), 404 S E 7th, Minneapolis.

Jane died Jan 6 1898, buried Add. 1, Lot 414, Oakwood Cemetery (aka Oakgrove), Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa.9,11

(photo)Photo: Henry Phelps Henshaw 13

(photo)Photo: Jane Frances Jameson 13

(photo)Photo: Obituary of Jane Frances Jameson 13

(photo)Photo: Henry Phelps Henshaw family plot Oakwood Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Henry Phelps Henshaw gravestone Oakwood Cemetery 13

(photo)Photo: Jane Frances Jameson gravestone Oakwood Cemetery 13


  1. Contribution from Sabra Serrin Fawcett (), citing:
    The old family bible belonging to Joshua Henshaw.
  2. 1860 census, Washington Township, Buchanan County, Iowa; page 566, line #37, dwelling #621, family #592.
  3. 1870 census, 4th Ward, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa; page 465B, line #25, dwelling #73, family #80.
  4. Contribution from Sabra Serrin Fawcett () citing:
    The old family bible belonging to Joshua Henshaw.
  5. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  6. 1880 census, 4th Ward, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa; roll T9-0329, ED 88, page 479A, line #25, dwelling #208, family #223.
  7. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  9. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  10. 1850 census, Boston 10th Ward, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; roll 337, page 364, dwelling #540.
  11. Contribution from Sabra Serrin Fawcett ().
  12. Minneapolis City Directory, 1889-1891. Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Directory Company, 1889-1891.
  13. Photo courtesy of Sabra Serrin Fawcett ().

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