+-- William Henshaw | 1742-1796 +-- William Henshaw --+ | 1767-1822 | | +-- Elizabeth Gilbert | 1746-1826 Horace W. Henshaw ------+ B: 1811 | D: 1898 | +-- Jerusha Brace ?-1822 M: Martha M. Montgomery +-- Lydia Ann Henshaw, 1832-1908 +-- Byron Henshaw, 1834-1835 +-- Byron M. Henshaw, 1837-1882 +-- Henry H. Henshaw, 1838-<1920 +-- Charles J. Henshaw, 1842-1876 +-- Ursula Henshaw, 1844-1856 +-- Harriet H. Henshaw, 1846-1918 +-- Horace William Henshaw, 1852-1925 +-- Martha L. Henshaw, 1855-1873 M: Mrs. Sarah J. Kelsey
|Horace W. Henshaw     [ID 04807]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Oct 12 1811, Erie County, New York.a,b,173,c
He married Martha M. Montgomery, May 1 1831.d,a,b,173    Martha was born Jul 23 1812, New York.b,e    Martha was probably Martha Murrett Montgomery, born in Aurelius, New York, daughter of Henry & Lydia Montgomery.f    Note that two of her children were named Henry and Lydia.
Horace and Martha were both baptized in 1831 in Aurora, New York.b
In 1837 Horace left New York for Ohio.c
Horace and family were shown in the 1850 census, Stow Township, Summit County, Ohio:g
Horace and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 19 1860), Cascade, Kent County, Michigan:h
In 1862-1864, and again in 1878, Horace Henshaw served as Supervisor for the township of Cascade, Kent County, Michiganj In 1868 he served as Supervisor for the town of Paris.j
On Oct 8 1865 "The Disciples Church" of Cascade, Kent County, Michigan was organized.    Among the charter members were Horace and Martha Henshaw.j
Horace and family were shown in the 1870 census, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan, (living with them was their son Charles):k,e
He then married Mrs. Sarah J. Kelsey, Mar 31 1879.c    Sarah was born about 1826, Vermont.l
Horace and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10-11 1880), Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan:l
A biographical sketch of Horace was published in a history of Kent County, Michigan ("Chapman 1881", page 707):c,j
Horace Henshaw was born Oct. 12, 1811 in Erie Co., N.Y.    His parents, William and Jerusha (Brace) Henshaw, were natives of Connecticut, of English extraction.    Both died in Canada, in 1822, of typhus fever, while en route to this State.    Mr. H., of this sketch, left New York in 1837 for Ohio, and in 1857 located on sec. 17, this tp., purchasing 80 acres of land.    May 2, 1831 he was married to Martha M. Montgomery, of Auburn, N.Y.    From this marriage five children remain -- Lydia A., born April 3, 1832, now the widow of B. Davis, of Ohio; Byron M., born March 1, 1837, now living in Missouri; Henry H., born Dec. 6, 1838, now in the United States postal service, acting as Postoffice Inspector, with headquarters at Chicago; Harriet, wife of R. J. Stowe, of Grand Rapids, born Oct. 1, 1846, and Horace, born Aug. 20, 1852, now managing a commission house in Chicago.    Mrs. H. died July 16, 1876.    March 31, 1879, Mr. H. was married to Mrs. Sarah J. Kelsey, widow of Samuel Kelsey.    Her first marriage occured July 4, 1844.    Mr. Kelsey died April 6, 1871, leaving five children, born in the subsequent order: Theron A., May 1, 1845; Alice T., Oct. 8, 1851; Editha A., Jan. 22, 1855; Charles B., March 27, 1863; and Adelaide M., July 4, 1869.    Mrs. H. has a farm of 62 acrse on sec. 18.    Politically Mr. Henshaw is a Republican.    He has held the position of Supervisor four terms, and has been Justice during the past 16 years.    He is a man of tested integrity, justly esteemed by his fellow citizens, and descended from loyal and patriotic ancestry.    His father served in the wars of the Revolution and 1812 and his grandfather held a general commission, dated June 27, 1775.    He had two brothers in the battle of Lundy's Lane, in 1814.    Henry and Charles Henshaw served in the war of the Rebellion; the latter died of disease, contracted in camp.    The former served through the entire war.    Mr. and Mrs. Henshaw are members of the Christian Church.
Photo: Horace W. Henshaw noted on the back: "Grandpa Henshaw - his 80th birthday"; from a studio in Buffalo, New York m
173. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
(a) Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
(b) Contribution from Gaill Snow () citing:
Family bible of Martha M. (Montgomery) Hinshaw.
(c) Posting Apr 28 1999 to the Michigan GenWeb Kent County Biographies:
(d) Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
(e) 1870 census, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll 681-682, page 153, family #213;
(f) Plausible speculation by Andrew C. Pratt ().
(g) 1850 census, Stow Township, Summit County, Ohio; page 466B-467A, line #37, dwelling #1049, family #1068.
(h) 1860 census, Cascade, Kent County, Michigan; roll M653-550, page 135, line #22, dwelling #1132, family #1003.
(i) 1860 census, Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan; roll M653-550, page 151, line #36, dwelling #1264, family #1125.
(j) "History of Kent County, Michigan : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil,"; http://www.ancestry.com.
(k) Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
1870 census, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan:.
(l) 1880 census, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll T9-0587, ED 127, page 96A, line #43, dwelling #177, family #181.
(m) Photo courtesy of Mimi Benally ().
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