Georgianna Henshaw

                                             ┌── David Henshaw
                                             │    1744-1808 
                        ┌── John Henshaw ────┤
                        │    1798-1859       │
                        │                    └── Mary Sargent
                        │                         1755-1831 
Georgianna Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1830                 │                    ┌── Nathaniel Lewis
D: 1903                 │                    │
                        └── Mary Ann Lewis ──┤
                             1806-1844       │
                                             └── Lucy Shaw
M: George Shattuck Shaw

Georgianna Henshaw     [ID 04630] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Georgianna Henshaw1,2,3,4 [Georgia Henshaw5,6].

Born Dec 12 1830, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3,4,5,6,7,8  

She married George Shattuck Shaw, Nov 10 1852, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3,6,9  George, son of Southworth Shaw & Abby Atwood Shurtleff, was born Mar 21 1829, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.8,10  

Georgianna's marriage was reported in the "Cambridge Chronicle" (Cambridge, Massachusetts) on Saturday, November 13, 1852:9

In this city, 10th inst. by Rev. Mr. Newell, Geo. Shattuck Shaw, of Boston, to Georgiana, daughter of John Henshaw, of this city.


Edward Sargent Shaw, born Oct 26 1853.
Caroline Churchill Shaw, born Aug 13 [Aug 14] 1855, Cambridge, Massachusetts; died May 21 1911, Cambridge, Massachusetts; buried Mount Auburn Cemetery. 11,12

Georgianna and family were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 10 1860), Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts:8

G.S. Shaw, age 31, born in Massachusetts; merchant; $3000 personal property.
Georgianna Shaw, age 29, born in Massachusetts.
Edward S. Shaw, age 6, born in Massachusetts.
Caroline C. Shaw, age 5, born in Massachusetts.
Grace Henshaw, age 19, born in Massachusetts.
Rosa Gilligahn, age 22, born in Ireland; servt.

George died Nov 3 1896, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; buried Willow Avenue Lot 867, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.10  

Georgianna Henshaw died Oct 7 1903, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; buried Willow Avenue Lot 867, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. "Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families", by William T. Davis,
    1899, Boston, MA, Damrell & Upham publishers (
  3. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  5. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  6. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  7. 1850 census, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll 325, page 129, dwelling #1744.
  8. 1860 census, 1st Ward, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll M653-508, page 62, line #15, dwelling #436, family #479.
  9. Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Library:
  11. "Cambridge Chronicle" (Cambridge, Massachusetts), May 27 1911; Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Library:

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