Nathaniel Henshaw

                     ┌── William Henshaw
                     │    1742-1796 
Nathaniel Henshaw ───┤
B: 1769              │                       ┌── Nathaniel Gilbert
D: 1838              │                       │
                     └── Elizabeth Gilbert ──┤
                          1746-1826          │
                                             └── Jane Ballard
M: Mary Redmond
   ├── Harry Henshaw (1792-?) 1
   ├── Betsy Henshaw  1
   ├── Alta Henshaw  1
   ├── Elizabeth Henshaw  1
   ├── Sally Henshaw  1
   ├── Gilbert Manuel Henshaw (c1800-1861) 1
   ├── Nathanial Gilbert Henshaw (c1800-?) 1
   ├── Jefferson Henshaw (1803-1855) 1,2,3
   └── Frances Alma Henshaw (c1808-1832) 1

Nathaniel Henshaw     [ID 04780] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 19 1769, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.2,4  

He married Mary Redmond1,2,5 [Hitty Redmond6,7].  Mary was born about 1770.8  

In 1800 Nathaniel was living in Cayuga County, New York.9  

Christened Apr 3 1805 at First Presbyterian Church at Genoa, Cayuga County, New York.1  

In 1810 Nathaniel was living in Niagara County, New York.10  

In 1820 Nathaniel was living in Aurora Township, Niagara County, New York.11  

Admitted as a member to West Aurora Congregational Church, Griffin Mills, Erie County, New York on Apr 10 1833.1  

Mary died Jan 9 1814, Batavia, Genesee County, New York.8  Mary's death was noted as follows: "Hitty Henshaw w. of Nathaniel Jan. 19, 1814, 43 y, in Batavia".6,7  

Nathaniel Henshaw died Aug 22 1838, age 70 years.5,8,12,13  

Nathaniel is buried in the same lot with son Jefferson and his wife.14  

Nathaniel's death was noted as follows: "Nathaniel Henshaw Revolutionary Soldier in Prison 14 Months in Bermuda, died in Aurora Aug. 22, 1838, 70y".15  But his involvement in the Revolution seems questionable as he would have been only 7 years old in 1776.  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  3. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 121, pg 51.
  4. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    "Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records", Middletown, Middlesex County.
  5. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  6. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    Obituary Records of Former Residents of Erie Co., NY; page 93.
  7. "Early Settlers of New York State", Volume I, December 1937, Obituary Records; page 625.
  8. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    "Early Settlers of Erie County, New York", page 93.
  9. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    1800 census, Cayuga County, New York; roll #28, page 592.
  10. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    1810 census, Niagara County, New York; roll #29, page 118.
  11. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    1820 census, Niagara County, New York; roll #69, page 186.
  12. Contribution from Bonnie Endries () citing:
    gravestone, Griffins Mills Cemetery.
  13. Contribution from LeRoy Miller ().
  14. Contribution from LeRoy Miller (), citing: gravestone.
  15. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    Obituary Records of Early Settlers of Erie Co., NY.

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