┌── James Steuben Henshaw │ 1778-1872 ┌── Isaac Henshaw ──┤ │ 1809-1878 │ │ └── Amy Gale │ 1784-1868 William Henry Henshaw ───┤ B: 1842 │ D: 1921 │ └── Eunice Scott 1809-1875 M: Ellen E. Smith └── Charles Everett Henshaw, 1883-1973
|William Henry Henshaw [ID 04855]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Jan 10 1842, Aurora, Erie County, New York.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (c1844).9
William was a Civil War Veteran. He enlisted as a Corporal at Aurora, New York;10 served in the artillary, Company R, 67th New York N.G.;2,10 mustered out Jun 25 1863.10 The 67th New York N.G. was sent to the defense of Pennsylvania and was stationed at Harrisburgh at the time of Robert E. Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania.10
William was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 23 1880), living alone in Aurora, Erie County, New York:11
He married Ellen E. Smith.13,14,1,4 Ellen, daughter of Charles I. Smith & Laura A. Heath, was born in 1857, Aurora, Erie County, New York.1,4,3,8
William and Ellen were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 29 1920), Davis Road, Aurora, Erie County, New York:8
William Henry Henshaw died 1921, buried Section 5, Lot 92, Griffins Mills Cemetery, Aurora, Erie County, New York.14,2,3 (Section 1, Lot 118).16
Ellen died Feb 2 1928, Aurora, Erie County, New York; buried Section 1, Lot 118, Griffins Mills Cemetery, Erie County, New York.1,3,16
A biographical sketch of William Henry Henshaw was published in the 1898 book "Our County and it's people, a descriptive work on Erie County, New York":5
Henshaw W. H., Aurora, p. o. Willink, born on the farm he now owns, January 10, 1842, is a son of Isaac and Eunice (Scott) Henshaw, he born in Aurora, June, 1809, and she in Vermont, in November of the same year. Mr. Henshaw was a farmer and stone mason and he and his wife died in Aurora. The father of Isaac was James Henshaw, born in Middlebury, Vt., August 20, 1778, and came to Caynga county when twelve years old with his parents. In 1806 the grandfather of W. H. came to Buffalo, and then to Aurora, where he purchased 560 acres of land, on a part of which he lived until his death, except one or two years in Buffalo, after the panic of 1837. He served in the war of 1812, was a Whig and justice many years and afterward known as Squire Henshaw.
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