+-- 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 +-- Alexander Griswold Henshaw, c1817-1854 +-- Mary Gorham Henshaw, 1819-1888 +-- William Milner Henshaw, 1820-1850 +-- Daniel Henshaw, 1822-1908 +-- Charles Henry Henshaw, 1825-1825 +-- Charles Henry Henshaw, 1830-1910 +-- Richmond Henshaw, 1833-1890
|John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw     [ID 04643]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
(John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw)a,b    (John Prentiss Kerley Henshaw)173
Born Jun 13 1792, Middletown, Connecticut.a,b,173
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.b
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.b,a
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.b,a
John was the author of:b
John and family are shown in the 1850 census, 4th Ward, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, as follows:f
Widow Mary was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 10 1860), living in the household of daughter Mary in Providence, Rhode Island:h
78. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
173. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
(a) Contribution from Michael Livingston () citing:
Encyclopedia of Names, published by The Times, London, and the
Century Company of New York in 1903.
(b) "Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans",
Johnson, Rossiter, ed.; The Biographical Society, 1904.
(c) Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
(d) "A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans",
Vol. III; Abner Morse, N.E.H.G.S.; H.W. Dutton Press, Boston, 1861.
(e) "The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project":
(f) 1850 census, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll 845, page 240, dwelling #199.
(g) Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930; http://www.ancestry.com.
(h) 1860 census, 2nd Ward, Providence, Rhode Island; roll M653-1210, page 6, line #21, dwelling #54, family #55.
(i) 1870 census, 2nd Ward, Providence, Rhode Island; roll M593-1478, page 247B-248A, line #40, dwelling #155, family #157.
(j) 1880 census, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll T9-1211, ED 11, page 184D, line #41, dwelling #175, family #197.
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