┌── Benjamin Henshaw │ 1730-1793 ┌── Daniel Henshaw ────────┤ │ 1762-1825 │ │ └── Mrs. Huldah (Stillman) Sumner │ John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw ───┤ B: 1792 │ ┌── John Prentis D: 1852 │ │ └── Sarah Esther Printis ──┤ 1770-1849 │ └── Esther Richards M: Mary Gorham ├── John Kewley Henshaw (1815-1843) 1 ├── Alexander Griswold Henshaw (c1817-1854) 1,2 ├── Mary Gorham Henshaw (1819-1888) 1,3,4 ├── William Milner Henshaw (1820-1850) 1,5 ├── Daniel Henshaw (1822-1908) 1,3,6 ├── Charles Henry Henshaw (1825-1825) 7,8 ├── Charles Henry Henshaw (1830-1910) 1,2,3,8 └── Richmond Henshaw (1833-1890) 1,3,9
|John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw [ID 04643]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw6,10 [John Prentiss Kerley Henshaw3].
Born Jun 13 1792, Middletown, Connecticut.3,6,10
John was graduated at Middlebury college, VT, A.B., 1808, A.M., 1811, and S.T.D., 1830. He also received the degree of A.B., from Harvard in 1808.6
He was brought up in the Congregational church, but soon after graduating, during a visit to his native place, he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Kewley and determined to study for the ministry in the Protestant Episcopal church. Bishop Griswold of the Eastern Diocese made him a lay-reader and he did successful missionary work in Vermont, at Marblehead, Mass., and in Bristol, R.I., while pursuing his theological coarse. He was ordained deacon, June 13, 1813; and was called to St. Ann's church, Brooklyn. N.Y., and was ordained priest, June 13, 1816. He was rector of St. Peter's church, Baltimore, Md., 1817-43, and while in that city was active in mission work outside the labors of his large and growing congregation.6,10
He was a candidate for bishop of Maryland before the diocesan conventions of 1828 and 1840, but failed the elections, having received a majority but less than the vote of two-thirds of the clergy as required by the constitution. In 1843 he was elected first bishop of Rhode Island and also served as rector of Grace Church, Providence, R.I.6,10
John was the author of:6
He married Mary Gorham, Jul 9 1814.1,6,11,12 Mary, daughter of Isaac Gorham & Sarah Thomas, was born Dec 10 1791, Bristol, Rhode Island.6,7,11
John and family are shown in the 1850 census, 4th Ward, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as follows:2
John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw died Jul 19 18526,7,10 [Jul 20 185213], Frederick County, Maryland6,7,10; buried Grace Church Cemetery, Elmwood Ave at Broad St., Providence, Rhode Island6,7,10. John died while officially serving the diocese of Maryland in the absence of Bishop Whittingham.6
Widow Mary was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 10 1860), living in the household of daughter Mary in Providence, Rhode Island:14
Widow Mary was shown in the 1870 census (Jun 10 1870), living in the household of daughter Mary in Providence, Rhode Island:15
Widow Mary was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 8 1880), living in the household of daughter Mary in Providence, Rhode Island:16
Mary died Sep 26 1881, Rhode Island; buried Grace Church Cemetery, Elmwood Ave at Broad St., Providence, Rhode Island.7,11,13
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