Jerome Joshua Henshaw

                                                      ┌── Joshua Henshaw
                                                      │    1775-1847 
                         ┌── Andrew Burnham Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1806-1885               │
                         │                            └── Betsy King
                         │                                c1785-1862 
Jerome Joshua Henshaw ───┤
B: 1847                  │                            ┌── Roswell Spalding
D: 1899                  │                            │
                         └── Persis Spaulding ────────┤
                              1809-1858               │
                                                      └── Mercy Potter
M: Helen Bennent
   ├── John Henshaw (c1867-?) 1,2
   ├── Etta Henshaw (c1871-?) 1,2
   └── George Chapin Henshaw (1874-?) 1,2

Jerome Joshua Henshaw     [ID 04903] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Jerome Joshua Henshaw2,3,4 [Joshua Jerome Henshaw1,5, Gerome Henshaw6].

Born Jul 29 1847, Aurora, Erie County, New York.2,3,4,5  

He married Helen Bennent1 [Helen Briggs5].  Helen was born about 1849, New York.2  

Jerome was a Civil War Veteran.  He served in Company G, 1st New York Prov. Cavalry4 (24th Cavalry);3,6 enlisted as a Private on Dec 7 1863 at Buffalo, New York; transfered Jun 17 1865 as a Private to the 1st New York Prov. Cavalry (by consolidation);6 mustered out Jan 18 18643 (Jul 19 1865 at Cloud's Mills, Virginia);6 discharged Jul 19 1865.3,6  His military file recorded him as 5'10" tall, hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion.6  

Jerome and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 5 1880), 348 "North Side of Elk St.", Buffalo, Erie County, New York:2

Henshaw, Jerome, age 33, born in New York; parents born in England; coachman.
Henshaw, Helen, wife, age 31, born in New York; parents born in England; keeping house.
Henshaw, John, son, age 13, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Etta, daughter, age 9, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, George, son, age 4, born in New York; parents born in New York.

Jerome was a member of the "Onondaga Tribe" (lodge) of the "Improved Order of Red Men", America's first fraternal organization, established in 1833 by whites for fraternal purposes and for appreciation of Indians and their heritage.4  

Jerome Joshua Henshaw died Mar 5 1899, buried lot 49, section 3, Griffins Mills Cemetery, Aurora, Erie County, New York.4  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. 1880 census, 1st Ward, Buffalo, Erie County, New York; roll T9-827, ED 112, page 299C, line #3, dwelling #50, family #97.
  3. New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865;
  4. Erie County, New York cemeteries; New York GenWeb:
  5. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  6. New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900;

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