Dexter Henshaw

                                          ┌── William Henshaw
                                          │    1735-1820 
                    ┌── Joseph Henshaw ───┤
                    │    1774-1855        │
                    │                     └── Phebe Swan
                    │                          1753-1808 
Dexter Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1810             │                     ┌── Jonah Goulding
D: ?                │                     │
                    └── Relief Goulding ──┤
                         1781-1847        │
                                          └── Grace Knowlton
M: Charlotte Dexter
   ├── Edward Henshaw (c1836-?) 1,2
   ├── Lydia A. Henshaw (c1838-?) 1
   └── Jennie A. Henshaw (1850-1915) 3,4

Dexter Henshaw     [ID 04726] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 10 1810, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,5  

He married Charlotte Dexter, Sep 28 1833, Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts.6  Charlotte was born about 1811, Massachusetts.1,3  

At the time of their marriage, Charlotte was living in Royalston.6  

Dexter and family were shown in the 1850 census, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts:1

Dexter Henshaw, age 40, born in Massachusetts.
Charlotte D. Henshaw, age 39, born in Massachusetts.
Edward Henshaw, age 14, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Lydia A. Henshaw, age 12, born in Massachusetts; attended school.

Dexter and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 28 1860), Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts:3

D. Henshaw, age 49, born in Massachusetts; mechanic; $1200 real estate; $300 personal property.
C. Henshaw, age 49, born in Massachusetts; wife.
E. Henshaw, age 9, born in Massachusetts; attended school.

On Sep 10 1861, Dexter Henshaw, of Fitchburg, age 44 [sic] enlisted as a Private in Company F, 25th Massachusetts Infantry.7  

On Oct 13 1863 [date unclear], Dexter Henshaw applied for a pension as an invalid, veteran of Company F, 25th Massachusetts Infantry.8  Dexter did not show a wife in his pension application.8  

Dexter and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 8 1870), Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts:2

Henshaw, Dexter, age 60, born in Massachusetts; carpenter; $2000 real estate.
Henshaw, Charlotte, age 60, born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Henshaw, Edward, age 33, born in Massachusetts; machinist.
Beard, Frank, age 25, born in Massachusetts; stone mason.

Dexter was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 18 1880), apparently widowed, living with the family of daughter Jennie in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire:4

Henshaw, Dexter, age 70, born in Masssachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; single; farmer.
Whitney, Newton O., son [sic: -in-law], age 34, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; farmer.
Whitney, Jane A., daughter, age 29, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Whitney, Cora, grandchild, age 9, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Whitney, Waldo D., grandchild, age 6, born in New Hampshire; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Whitney, Myron O., grandchild, age 3, born in New Hampshire; parents born in Massachusetts.


Sources

  1. 1850 census, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll 340, page 180, family #816.
  2. 1870 census, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M593-652, page 743, line #27, dwelling #864, family #1153.
  3. 1860 census, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M653-534, page 884, line #19, dwelling #1320, family #1321.
  4. 1880 census, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; roll T9-0764, ED 153, page 571A, line #7, dwelling #261, family #283.
  5. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing: LDS IGI.
  6. New England Historical & Genealogical Society. "Massachusetts Town Vital Records".
  7. "The American Civil War Research Database", Ancestry, Inc.
  8. National Archives and Records Administration. "General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934":
    "Civil War Pension Index". [database] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.


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