Edgar Bernice Henshaw

                                                 ┌── James Steuben Henshaw
                                                 │    1778-1872 
                         ┌── Orrin Henshaw ──────┤
                         │    1807-1889          │
                         │                       └── Amy Gale
                         │                            1784-1868 
Edgar Bernice Henshaw ───┤
B: 1835                  │
D: 1913                  │
                         └── Aurel Train Brown
                              1812-1884 
M: Cyrina Barber
   └── Vernon Barber Henshaw (1876-1949) 1,2,3,4

Edgar Bernice Henshaw     [ID 04915] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Edgar Bernice Henshaw1 [Edgar Burnice Henshaw5, Edgar Burness Henshaw6].

Born Jun 6 1835, Aurora, Erie County, New York.1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10  

On Aug 21 1861, at Fairhaven, New York, Edgar B. Henshaw, age 21 [sic], enlisted as a Private in Company F, 2nd New York Cavalry;11,12,13 re-enlisted Dec 21 1863;13 promoted to full Corporal;12 transfered to Company D on Aug 29 1864;13 mustered out Jul 20 1865 in New York, New York.12  Edgar was in the battles at Bull Run and Fredericksburg, and was twice wounded.6  Reported missing in action at Bull Run, Aug 29 1862.13  His military file recorded him as 5'4" tall, brown eyes, brown hair.13  

He married Cyrina Barber1 [Serena Barber2, Rachel C. Barber3], Jun 21 18701.  Cyrina was born Jan - 1850, New York.2,3,4,9,10  

Edgar and Cyrena were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 2 1870), living with Edgar's parents in Aurora, Erie County, New York:9

Henshaw, Edgar, age 35, born in New York; farmer.
Henshaw, Cyrena, age 20, born in New York; keeping house.

On Dec 6 1879 Edgar B. Henshaw applied for a pension as an invalid veteran of Companies D and F, 2nd New York Cavalry.14  

Edgar and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), West Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York:2

Henshaw, Edgar, age 44, born in New York; parents born in New York; occupation: RR Baggman.
Henshaw, Serena, wife, age 30, born in New York; parents born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Vernon, son, age 4, born in New York; parents born in New York.

Edgar and Cyrena were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1 1900), Main Street, West Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York:10

Henshaw, Edgar B., head-of-household, age 64, born June 1835 in New York; parents born in New York; married 30 years; occupation: day laborer; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Cyrena R., wife, age 50, born Jan 1850 in New York; parents born in New York; married 30 years; 1 child, 1 living.

Edgar and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), Sixth Street, Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York:3

Henshaw, Edgar, head-of-household, age 74, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 40 years; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Rachel C., wife, age 60, born in New York; parents born in New York; first marriage, married 40 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Henshaw, Vernon B., son, age 34, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: fireman, stationary engine.

Edgar Bernice Henshaw died Mar 1 1913, buried Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York.1  

Edgar's funeral was reported in the "Olean Evening Times" (Olean, New York) on Wednesday, March 5, 191315 (see scan below).  

On Mar 24 1913 Cyrena R. Henshaw applied for a pension as widow of Edgar B. Henshaw, veteran of Companies D and F, 2nd New York Cavalry.14  

Widow Cyrina and son Vernon were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 5 1920), Sixth [street], Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York:4

Henshaw, Cyrena R., head-of-household, age 69, born in New York; parents born in New York; widow; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Vernon B., son, age 43, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: laborer, railroad.

(photo)Photo: Edgar Bernice Henshaw funeral "Little Valley Notes", Olean Evening Times (Olean, New York), Mar 5 1913 15


Sources

  1. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  2. 1880 census, West Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T9-812, ED 34, page 111B, line #29, dwelling #154, family #163.
  3. 1910 census, Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T624-926, ED 67, page 3B, line #79, dwelling #77, family #78.
  4. 1920 census, Little Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T625-1088, ED 69, page 3A, line #32, dwelling #51, family #59.
  5. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  6. New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #4, dwelling #1302, family #1317.
  8. 1860 census, Griffins Mills P.O., Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M653-752, page 473, line #1, dwelling #712, family #698.
  9. 1870 census, South Wales P.O., Town of Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M593-929, page 425, line #30, dwelling #494, family #469.
  10. 1900 census, West Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T623-1011, ED 134, page 4A, line #6, dwelling #84, family #83.
  11. "The American Civil War Research Database", Ancestry, Inc.
  12. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. Olean Evening Times (Olean, New York), Mar 5 1913; http://www.ancestry.com.


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