Daniel Henshaw

                                           ┌── William Henshaw
                                           │    1735-1820 
                     ┌── Joseph Henshaw ───┤
                     │    1774-1855        │
                     │                     └── Phebe Swan
                     │                          1753-1808 
Daniel Henshaw ──────┤
B: 1812              │                     ┌── Jonah Goulding
D: 1901              │                     │
                     └── Relief Goulding ──┤
                          1781-1847        │
                                           └── Grace Knowlton
M: Diantha Livermore
   ├── Ann Jeanette Larue Henshaw (1835-1891) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Eldridge Golden Henshaw (1837-1867) 1,4
   ├── Adelaide Lunette Henshaw (1839-?) 1,5,6,7
   ├── Mary Josephine Henshaw (1841-1877) 1,4
   ├── Frederick Eugene Henshaw (1843-1914) 1,4
   └── Helen Elizabeth Henshaw (1846-1912) 1,4

Daniel Henshaw     [ID 04725] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 9 1812, Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10  

At the age of 14 Daniel left his parents' farm and learned the trade of scythe making, which he followed about eight or ten years.  When 24 years old he moved to New York state, engaging in blacksmithing.9  

He married Diantha Livermore, Jul 23 1834, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.5,11,12  Diantha, daughter of Daniel Livermore & Betsey Parker, was born Mar 30 1813, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,5,10,12  

At the time of his marriage, Daniel lived in Pine Plain, New York.1  

In 1849 Daniel abandoned the blacksmith trade and started a line of stages between Eaton and Utica.9  

Daniel and family were shown in the 1850 census (Jul 1850), Eaton, Madison County, New York:10

Daniel Henshaw, age 38, born in Massachusetts; blacksmith; $1400 real estate.
Diantha Henshaw, age 37, born in Massachusetts.
Ann J. Henshaw, age 15, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Eldridge G. Henshaw, age 13, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Adelaide L. Henshaw, age 11, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Mary J. Henshaw, age 9, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
F. Eugene Henshaw, age 7, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Helen E. Henshaw, age 4, born in Massachusetts.
William Guy, age 22, born in Massachusetts; laborer.

In 1856 Daniel moved to Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois,9,13 opening a hotel on West Street (later 132 West Street).4,9  The hotel was originally built in 1855 by a George Hinckley and called the "Transient House", then purchased by a J. Milton Smith, who sold it in 1856 to Daniel Henshaw who ran the hotel for fourteen years as the "Henshaw House".  In 1871 the hotel was converted to dwelling houses.14,15  

Daniel and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 21 1860), Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois:4

D Henshaw, male, age 48, born in Massachusetts; hotel keeper; $7000 real estate; $2000 personal property.
Diantha Henshaw, female, age 47, born in Massachusetts.
Mett Henshaw, female, age 24, born in New York; teacher.
E G Henshaw, male, age 22, born in New York.
Josephine Henshaw, female, age 19, born in New York.
F E Henshaw, male, age 17, born in New York; attended school; occupation: "P O Clerk".
H E Henshaw, female, age 13, born in New York; attended school.
[... plus 13 hotel guests, all male ...]

During the Civil War Daniel turned to farming.9  

Daniel and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 18 1870), South Street, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois:2

Henshaw, Daniel, age 58, born in Massachusetts; hotel keeper; $6000 real estate; $1500 personal property.
Henshaw, Diantha, age 57, born in Massachusetts; keeping house..
Henshaw, Nettie, age 35, born in New York; school teacher.

Daniel and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), South Street, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois:3

Henshaw, Danl, age 68, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; occupation: "gentleman".
Henshaw, Diantha L., wife, age 67, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; keeping house..
Henshaw, Nettie, daughter, age 44, born in New York; parents born in Massachusetts; single.

Diantha died 1897.5  

Widower Daniel and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), 317 West South, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois:7

Henshaw, Daniel, head-of-household, age 82, born Feb 1812 in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; widower; [..occupation unclear..]; owned home (free).
Short, Adelade, daughter, age 60, born Mch 1840 in New York; parents born in Massachusetts; married, married 40 years; 5 children, 1 living.
Short, Roy H., grandson, age 23, born Dec 1876 in Illinois; parents born in New York; single; occupation: R.R. brakeman.
Lessig [unclear], Bessie, servant, age 20, born Feb 1880 in Illinois; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: servant.

Daniel Henshaw died 1901.5  

A biographical sketch of Daniel Henshaw was published in the 1886 "Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois"9 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: Daniel Henshaw biographical sketch 9


Sources

  1. Thwing, Walter Eliot. "The Livermore Family of America".
    Boston: W.B. Clarke Company, 1902.
  2. 1870 census, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois; roll M593-240, page 164, line #3, dwelling #1257, family #1268.
  3. 1880 census, 6th Ward, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois; roll T9-0220, ED 135, page 151A, line #26, dwelling #5, family #8.
  4. 1860 census, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois; page 979, line #9, dwelling #3006, family #2857.
  5. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  6. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution.
  7. 1900 census, 5th Ward, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois; roll T623-313, ED 43, page 3A, line #40, dwelling #59, family #62.
  8. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing: LDS IGI.
  9. Biographical sketch of Daniel Henshaw;
    1886 Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois; USGenWeb:
    http://knox.illinoisgenweb.org/records/images/1886p779.jpg.
  10. 1850 census, Eaton, Madison County, New York; roll M432-527, page 346B, line #6, family #314, dwelling #323.
  11. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. 1870 Atlas Map of Knox County, Illinois; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://knox.illinoisgenweb.org/records/images/1886p779.jpg.
  14. "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and Knox County", Bateman, Selby, Gale & Gale; Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, 1899; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. http://knox.illinoisgenweb.org/postcards/hotels.htm.


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