Rebecca Henshaw

                                               ┌── William Henshaw
                                               │    1742-1796 
                   ┌── James Steuben Henshaw ──┤
                   │    1778-1872              │
                   │                           └── Elizabeth Gilbert
                   │                                1746-1826 
Rebecca Henshaw ───┤
B: 1813            │                           ┌── Isaac Gale
D: >1865           │                           │
                   └── Amy Gale ───────────────┤
                        1784-1868              │
                                               └── Anna Lockwood
M: Dexter Brown

M: - Sheldon

Rebecca Henshaw     [ID 04837] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Aug 11 1813, Griffins Mills, Erie County, New York.1,2  

She married Dexter Brown.1,3,4,5,6  Dexter was born about 1803, Vermont.2,7  


William Burnham Brown, born Jul 1831, Aurora, New York; enlisted Jan 2 1864 in Company B, 50th New York Engineers (discharged due to physical disability). 8
Mary Brown, born 1833.
Lucy Jane Brown, born about 1835.
Julia E. Brown, born Nov 21 1837; married Robert O. Meldrum. 5
James Birney/Berniece Brown, born Mar 1840, Aurora, New York; enlisted Sep 25 1862 in Company L, 10th New York Cavalry (discharged Jun 26 1865). 8
Dexter Gilbert Brown, born Sep 21 1842, Aurora, New York; enlisted in Company R, 67th New York N.G.. 8
Albert Henry Brown, born about 1845.
Louisa Amelia Brown, born about 1847.
Seymour Henshaw Brown, born about 1853.

Rebecca and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 20 1850), Aurora, Erie County, New York:2

Dexter Brown, age 46, born in Vermont; farmer; $5150 real estate.
Rebecca Brown, age 37, born in New York.
Mary F. Brown, age 17, born in New York; attended school.
Lucy J. Brown, age 15, born in New York; attended school.
Juliette Brown, age 11, born in New York; attended school.
James D. Brown, age 10, born in New York; attended school.
Dexter G. Brown, age 8, born in New York; attended school.
Albert H. Brown, age 5, born in New York; attended school.
Loisa A. Brown, age 3, born in New York.
Olive Hatch, age 18, born in Connecticut.
Wallis Henshaw, age 17, born in New York; attended school; farmer.

Dexter died Apr 17 1859, West Falls, Erie County, New York.7  

She then married - Sheldon.6,9  

Rebecca Henshaw died after 1865, Allegany, New York.1,4  


  1. Mark Tunnell database:
  2. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 87, line #33, dwelling #1319, family #1334.
  3. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  4. GEDCOM archives at
  5. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (
  6. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  7. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  8. New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865;
  9. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.

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