Madison Henshaw

                                         ┌── William Henshaw
                                         │    1742-1796 
                    ┌── Joshua Henshaw ──┤
                    │    1775-1847       │
                    │                    └── Elizabeth Gilbert
                    │                         1746-1826 
Madison Henshaw ────┤
B: 1810             │
D: 1893             │
                    └── Betsy King
                        c1785-1862 
M: Lydia Hoyt
   ├── Hoyt Henshaw (1838-1864) 1,2,3
   ├── Charles Henshaw (?-1844) 1
   ├── Jerome B. Henshaw (1840-1886) 1,2,3
   ├── Francina E. Henshaw (1842-1843) 1

M: Harriet Robinson
   ├── Dwight Henshaw (1849-1915) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Cornelia M. Henshaw (1852-1877) 1,4
   ├── Luther Henshaw (1854-1856) 1
   ├── Jessie Cora Henshaw (1857-1902) 1,4
   └── Claribel M. Henshaw (1859-1922) 1,4,5

Madison Henshaw     [ID 04767] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 6 1810, New York.1,2,3,4,5,6,7  

Madison was admitted to the West Aurora Congregational Church, Griffins Mills, Erie County, New York on Nov 12 1826 by profession.  Dismissed Dec 21 1832.1  

He married Lydia Hoyt, Sep 12 1837.1,2,8  Lydia, daughter of Asa Hoyt & Betsey Hubbel, was born about 1814, Batavia, New York.8,9  

Lydia died Feb 13 1844, Batavia, New York; age 30.1,9  Lydia is buried in the same lot with son Charles and daughter Francina.9  Note that Lydia died just two days after her son Charles died9 (cause of death of both unknown).  

After Lydia died, in the fall of 1844 Madison's parents and family moved to Michigan, traveling the Great Lakes by boat.  Madison and his brother Joseph made the journey by team, arriving at Detroit in October of 1844, there meeting their parents.  From there they went to Ypsilanti by team, staying all winter.  In the spring of 1845 the family came to Eckford Township, Calhoun County.  Madison and his brother, Joshua, bought 100 acres of land in Section 24, in partnership.  In 1847 Joshua sold his interest in the land to brother Joseph.  Madison and Joseph then farmed it until 1854, when they divided it and each took 50 acres.10  

He then married Harriet Robinson11 [Harriet Robbins1,12, Harriet Robins13], May 20 184711, Jackson County, Michigan11.  Harriet was born about 18193,4 [about 18215], New York3,4.  

Madison and family were shown in the 1850 census, Eckford Township, Calhoun County, Michigan:3

Madison Henshaw, age 40, born in New York; farmer; $7000 real estate.
Harriet Henshaw, age 30, born in New York.
Hoyt Henshaw, age 11, born in New York; attended school.
Jerome Henshaw, age 10, born in New York; attended school.
Dwight Henshaw, age 1, born in New York.
Living next door in 1850 was Madison's widowed mother and his siblings.14  

Madison and family were shown in the 1860 census (Oct 8 1860), Clarendon Township, Calhoun County, Michigan:4

Madison Hendshaw, age 50, born in New York; joiner; $200 real estate; $150 personal property.
Harriet Hendshaw, age 41, born in New York; house keeper.
Dwight Hendshaw, age 11, born in Michigan; attended school.
Cornelia Hendshaw, age 8, born in Michigan.
Jessie Hendshaw, age 3, born in Michigan.
Clara Hendshaw, age 1, born in Michigan.

Madison and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 18-19 1880), Clarendon Township, Calhoun County, Michigan:5

Henshaw, Madison, age 69, born in New York; parents born in New York; house carpenter.
Henshaw, Harriet, wife, age 59, born in New York; parents born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Cara, daughter, age 20, born in Michigan; parents born in New York.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of son Dwight.15  

Madison Henshaw died Oct 10 1893, Calhoun County, Michigan; buried East Eckford Cemetery, Eckford, Calhoun County, Michigan.1,2,7  Unmarked grave.7  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  3. 1850 census, Eckford Township, Calhoun County, Michigan; page 410, line #30, dwelling #105, family #105.
  4. 1860 census, Homer P.O., Clarendon Township, Calhoun County, Michigan; roll M653-539, page 202, line #16, dwelling #1565, family #1534.
  5. 1880 census, Clarendon Township, Calhoun County, Michigan; roll T9-575, ED 48, page 187A, line #38, dwelling #240, family #241.
  6. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  7. http://www.findagrave.com.
  8. Jill McLeester database: http://www.three-systems.com/gen/hoyt.htm.
  9. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    "Old Batavia Pioneer Cemetery Records" of Genesee County New York.
  10. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    biography of Joseph G. Henshaw.
  11. "Michigan Marriages", http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
  12. Halbert's "The New World Book of Henshaws" (for what it's worth).
  13. Jack & Marianne Dibean () Michigan Marriages database:
    http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/dibeanindex/.
  14. 1850 census, Eckford Township, Calhoun County, Michigan; page 410, line #35, dwelling #106, family #106.
  15. 1880 census, Clarendon Township, Calhoun County, Michigan; roll T9-575, ED 48, page 187A, line #33, dwelling #239, family #240.


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