James Steuben Henshaw

                         ┌── William Henshaw
                         │    1742-1796 
                         │
                         │
James Steuben Henshaw ───┤
B: 1778                  │                       ┌── Nathaniel Gilbert
D: 1872                  │                       │
                         └── Elizabeth Gilbert ──┤
                              1746-1826          │
                                                 └── Jane Ballard
M: Amy Gale
   ├── Orrin Henshaw (1807-1889) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Elmira Henshaw (>1807-?) 1,2,3,5
   ├── Eunice Henshaw  2,3
   ├── Isaac Henshaw (1809-1878) 1,2,3
   ├── Rebecca Henshaw (1813->1865) 1,2,3,5,6
   ├── James Stueben Henshaw, Jr. (1815-1888) 1,2,3,6
   ├── Elizabeth Henshaw (1817-1818) 1,2,3,5,7
   ├── Seymour Henshaw (1819-1850) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── William Burnham Henshaw (1824-1826) 1,2,3,7
   └── Evaline Henshaw (1829-1851) 1,2,3,7

M: Rachael Gail

James Steuben Henshaw     [ID 04771] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

James Steuben Henshaw2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 [Squire Henshaw13].

Born Aug 20 17782,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 [Middlebury, Vermont13].  

He married Amy Gale2,3,7,8 [Amy Gail1,6], Jul 4 18012,3,7,8, Geneva, New York2,3,7,8.  Amy, daughter of Isaac Gale & Anna Lockwood3,5,11, was born Aug 13 17843,5,11, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut3,5,11 [New York10].  James and brother Joshua were married on the same day in a double-ring ceremony.2,8  

In 1806 James S. Henshaw purchased a parcel of land from The Holland Company in Township 9, Range 6, Western New York (now Aurora, Erie County).14  

James served in the War of 181213,15 and, as was the case with nearly all state militias, volunteers were expected to provide their own arms and clothing.  James S. Henshaw of Aurora, New York was recorded as having received $53.00 in reimbursement for the cost of these materials.15  James' nephew, Joseph M. Henshaw, also served in the war.16  

James and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 20 1850), Aurora, Erie County, New York:10

James S. Henshaw, age 72, born in Connecticut; farmer.
Amy Henshaw, age 65, born in New York.
Eveline Henshaw, age 21, born in New York.
Living next door on one side in 1850 was the family of son James Jr.17 and next door on the other side was the family of son Seymore.18  Also living nearby in 1850 was son Orrin19 and daughter Rebecca,20 as well as nephews Jefferson21 and Joseph.22  

James and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 27 1860), Aurora, Erie County, New York:11

James S. Henshaw, age 81, born in Connecticut; farmer; $500 personal property.
Amy Henshaw, age 75, born in Connecticut.
Wealthy Henshaw, age 20, born in Connecticut; attended school.
Living two houses away in 1860 was the family of son James Jr..23  

Amy died Feb 16 1868, Aurora, Erie County, New York; buried Section 1, Lot 48, Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, New York.3,5  

He then married Rachael Gail, Apr 30 1868.2,3  Rachael was born about 1810, New York.12  

James and Rachel were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 2 1870), Aurora, Erie County, New York:12

Henshaw, Jas. S., age 92, born in Connecticut; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Henshaw, Rachel, age 60, born in New York; keeping house.
Living next door in 1870 was the family of son Orrin.24  

James was a Whig and justice for many years, and known as Squire Henshaw.13  

James Steuben Henshaw died Jan 25 1872, buried Section 1, Lot 48, Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, New York.2,3,7,25  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  3. Mark Tunnell database: http://www.my-ged.com/tunnell.
  4. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  6. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  7. GEDCOM archives at http://www.kindredkonnections.com.
  8. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  9. Contribution from Tom Henshaw ().
  10. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #20, dwelling #1305, family #1320.
  11. 1860 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M653-752, page 501, line #12, dwelling #955, family #942.
  12. 1870 census, South Wales P.O., Town of Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M593-929, page 425, line #28, dwelling #493, family #468.
  13. Biographical sketch of William Henry Henshaw.
  14. "PIONEER HISTORY OF THE HOLLAND PURCHASE OF WESTERN NEW YORK by O. Turner
    USGenWeb archives.
  15. "New York Adjutant General's Office Index of Awards on Claims of the
    Soldiers of the War of 1812. Albany: - , 1860"; Ancestry, Inc.;
    Claim No. 4,399, page 231.
  16. "New York Adjutant General's Office Index of Awards on Claims of the
    Soldiers of the War of 1812. Albany: - , 1860"; Ancestry, Inc.;
    Claim No. 11,571, page 231.
  17. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #16, dwelling #1304, family #1319.
  18. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #23, dwelling #1306, family #1321.
  19. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #4, dwelling #1302, family #1317.
  20. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 87, line #33, dwelling #1319, family #1334.
  21. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #39, dwelling #1309, family #1324.
  22. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 87, line #32, dwelling #1336, family #1351.
  23. 1860 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M653-752, page 501, line #3, dwelling #953, family #940.
  24. 1870 census, South Wales P.O., Town of Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M593-929, page 425, line #30, dwelling #494, family #469.
  25. Contribution from LeRoy Miller ().


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