William Harrison Henshaw

                                                    ┌── James Steuben Henshaw
                                                    │    1778-1872 
                            ┌── Orrin Henshaw ──────┤
                            │    1807-1889          │
                            │                       └── Amy Gale
                            │                            1784-1868 
William Harrison Henshaw ───┤
B: 1840                     │
D: 1911                     │
                            └── Aurel Train Brown
                                 1812-1884 
M: Eliza J. Bailey
   ├── Myron Irving Henshaw (1872-1938) 1,2,3
   └── Winifred Aurel Henshaw (1887-1974) 1,2,4

William Harrison Henshaw     [ID 04926] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Harrison Henshaw1,3,5,6 [William Harison Henshaw7, Harrison Henshaw8].

Born Nov 18 18401,2,3,4,5,6,7 [about 18428, 18469], Aurora, Erie County, New York1,2,3,4,5,6,7.  

On Feb 14 1865 William Harrison Henshaw enlisted at Aurora, New York as a Private in Company K, 1st Frontier Cavalry.  "Served on the Frontier at and near Buffalo".  Discharged Jun 29 1865.7  

He married Eliza J. Bailey1,10 [Lizzie Bailey8], Sep 17 18681,10, Buffalo, Erie County, New York1,10.  Eliza, daughter of Isaac + Mary Bailey, was born 1848, New York.3,8,9  

William and Eliza were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 2 1870), living with Eliza's parents in East Hamburgh, Erie County, New York:8

Bailey, Isaac, age 56, born in New York; blacksmith; $2,000 real estate; $100 personal property.
Bailey, Mary, age 45, born in New York.
Bailey, James [unclear], age 18, born in New York; attended school.
Henshaw, Harrison, age 28, born in New York; works on R.R.
Henshaw, Lizzie, age 22, born in New York.

William and Eliza was a pioneer settler in Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York.  On July 25, 1878 a notice of intention to incorporate the town of Salamanca was published, containing the name of W.H. Henshaw (among others).11  In December 1878 W.H. Henshaw was one of the chief officers of A.O.U.W. Salamanca Lodge No. 37.11  

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York:3

Henshaw, W.H., age 39, born in New York; parents born in New York; R.R. clerk.
Henshaw, Eliza E., wife, age 31, born in New York; parents born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Myron I., son, age 7, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school 6 months.
Zimmer, Eliza, help, age 52, born in New York; parents born in New York; domestic servant.

Eliza died 1899, buried Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York.2,9,12  

Widower William and daughter were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 11 1900), Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York:4

Henshaw, W H, head-of-household, age 59, born Nov 1840 in New York; parents born in New York; widower; occupation: R.R. freight manager [unclear]; owned home (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Winnie, daughter, age 12, born Sept 1887 in New York; parents born in New York; attended school 9 months.
Hana [unclear], Patience, housekeeper, age 60, born Oct 1839 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; widow; 2 children, 2 living; occupation: housekeeper.

Widower William and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 27 1910), Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York:2

Henshaw, William H., head-of-household, age 69, born in New York; parents born in New York; widower; occupation: own income; owned home (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Myron I., son, age 37, born in New York; parents born in New York; single; occupation: finisher, house.
Henshaw, Winnie A., daughter, age 21, born in New York; parents born in New York; single.

William Harrison Henshaw died Oct 9 19111 [19199]; buried Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York1.  


Sources

  1. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  2. 1910 census, village of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T624-927, ED 100, page 110A, line #42, dwelling #383, family #383.
  3. 1880 census, village of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T9-812, ED 35, page 118A, line #33, dwelling #80, family #93.
  4. 1900 census, village of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T623-1011, ED 133, page 14B, line #94, dwelling #314, family #314.
  5. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #4, dwelling #1302, family #1317.
  6. 1860 census, Griffins Mills P.O., Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M653-752, page 473, line #1, dwelling #712, family #698.
  7. New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1870 census, East Hamburgh, Erie County, New York; roll M593-930, page 190, line #23, dwelling #453, family #470.
  9. Wildwood Cemetery burials, Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycattar/cemetery/wildwoodcem.htm.
  10. Early Settlers of New York State, Volume I, June 1936; by Janet Wethy Foley; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993; page 339.
  11. "History of Cattaraugus County, New York"; Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1879, edited by Franklin Ellis; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycattar/1879history/salamanca.htm.
  12. 1900 census, village of Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll T624-927, ED 100, page 110A, line #42, dwelling #383, family #383.


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