Aquilla Wade Henshaw

                                                  ┌── James Newman Henshaw
                                                  │    1789-1875 
                        ┌── James Owen Henshaw ───┤
                        │    1827-1919            │
                        │                         └── Mary Ann Hill
                        │                                 ?-1827 
Aquilla Wade Henshaw ───┤
B: 1865                 │                         ┌── Richard T. Early
D: 1936                 │                         │
                        └── Ann Elizabeth Early ──┤
                             1833-1898            │
                                                  └── Patsey N. Henshaw
M: Minnie Emiline Hitt
   ├── Jesse Charles Henshaw (1902-1941) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Eva Jane Henshaw (1905-1906) 1
   └── James Henry Henshaw (1913-1999) 1,3,4,5,6,7

Aquilla Wade Henshaw     [ID 05116] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 4 1865, Novum, Madison County, Virginia.1,2,5,6,8,9,10,11  

He married Minnie Emiline Hitt, May 23 1900, Washington, D.C.1  Minnie, daughter of Henry Thomas + Emily Jane Hitt1,4,10,11,12, was born Jul 1 18701,4,10,11,12 [about 18752,5], Slate Mills, Rappahannock County, Virginia1,4,10,11,12.  

Aquilla and Minnie were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 8 1900), living with Aquilla's widowed father and family in Madison County, Virginia:10

Henshaw, Aquela W., son, age 34, born Dec 1865 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 0 years; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Minnie E., daughter-in-law, age 29, born July 1870 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 0 years; no children.

Aquilla and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 22 1910), Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia:2

Henshaw, Aquilla, head-of-household, age 44, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 9 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm.
Henshaw, Minnie, wife, age 35, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 9 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Henshaw, Jessie, son, age 7, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.

Aquilla and family were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 3 1920), Brightwood Precinct, Madison County, Virginia:5

Henshaw, Aquilla W., head-of-household, age 54, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; rented home; occupation: farmer, own farm.
Henshaw, Minnie E., wife, age 45, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, James H., son, age 6, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.

Aquilla and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 21 1930), Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia:6

Henshaw, Aquilla W., head-of-household, age 64, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 34; owned home ($5000 value); radio in home; occupation: farmer, farm; not a veteran.
Henshaw, Minnie E., wife, age 59 [or 54 - unclear], born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 29 [unclear].
Henshaw, James H., son, age 17, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: laborer, farm
Henshaw, Charles H., grandson, age 6, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Eugine E., grandson, age 3, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Living next door in 1930 was the family of cousin Edmund Henshaw.13  

Minnie died Dec 20 1935, at her home, near Novum, Madison County, Virginia; age 65.11,12,14  

Minnie's obituary was published in "The Madison Eagle" (Madison, Virginia) on December 27, 1935:12

Mrs. Aquilla Henshaw - Mrs. Minnie Hitt Henshaw was born July 1, 1870, and died December 20, 1935, aged 65 years, 5 months and 19 days, at the family home near Novum.  

She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hitt, of Slate Mills.  She married Aquilla Henshaw May 13, 1906.  She leaves two sons, Messrs. Jesse and Thomas Henshaw [sic]; two grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Brown and Nannie Hitt of Culpeper; two brothers, Messrs. Thomas and Merry Hitt of Culpeper.  

She joined State Mills Baptist church in her girlhood: after her marriage, Mt. Carmel Church.  She spent a remarkably active and useful life.  

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at Mt. Carmel church.  It was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Charles A. Hall.  Mr. J. C. Clore was funeral director.  Her sons and nephews were active pall bearers.  The flowers were mute tributes to this good woman.  She was laid to rest in the church cemetery.  There was a large attendance.

Aquilla Wade Henshaw died Mar 8 1936, near Ruckersville, Greene County, Virginia; buried Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Haywood, Madison County, Virginia.1,11,14  

Aquilla's obituary was published as follows:14

A. W. Henshaw - Aquilla Wade Henshaw, of near Novum, died Sunday afternoon, March 8, 1936, after a short illness and his sudden death was a shock to the people of his community.  He had been a lifelong resident of Madison County and was 70 years old.  

Mr. Henshaw was being taken to a Charlottesville hospital, when he expired near Ruckersville.  

He was the son of the late James O. Henshaw and Eliza Ann Early, of Madison.  His wife, who was formerly Miss Minnie Hitt, died December 20, 1935.  

He is survived by two sons, Jesse C. Henshaw, of Washington, and James Henry Henshaw, at home.  Five sisters survive, Mrs. Henry A. Owens, of Novum; and Misses Mollie, Dollie, Eunice and Lena Henshaw, of Novum: also two grandchildren.  

The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at Haywood, with interment in the family lot of the church cemetery.  Rev. Charles A. Hall conducted the services.  Active pall-bearers were Joseph M. Yowell, R. Emmett Early, Harrison H. Hitt, Edmund Henshaw, Joseph S. Henshaw and J. Henry Brown; honary, Wade T. Brown, M. A. Hitt, Champe Blankenbaker, W. Henry Hitt, Joe Tanner, Fred Hitt, C. M. Twyman and D. W. Thornhill Sr.  The services were attended by a large assemblage which filled the church to capacity.  The Geest funeral parlors were in charge of the services.

(photo)Photo: Aquilla Wade Henshaw & Minnie Emiline Hitt gravestone Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery 11


Sources

  1. Contribution from Debra Henshaw Lawrence.
  2. 1910 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; ED 49, page 232B, line #85, dwelling #78, family #78.
  3. Obituary of Aquilla Wade Henshaw.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Kathleen Bowen ().
  5. 1920 census, Brightwood Precinct, Madison County, Virginia; roll T625-1897, ED 61, page 10A, line #25, dwelling #191, family #200.
  6. 1930 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T626-2450, ED 6, page 13B, line #88, dwelling #291, family #291.
  7. Obituary of James Henry Henshaw.
  8. 1870 census, Madison Courthouse, Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 95, line #15, dwelling #285, family #289-290.
  9. 1880 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T9-1377, ED 108, page 378C, line #5, dwelling #150, family #169.
  10. 1900 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T623-1717, ED 38, page 6A, line #40, dwelling #112, family #112.
  11. http://www.findagrave.com.
  12. Obituary of Minnie Hitt Henshaw; "The Madison Eagle", Dec 27 1935;
    obituary contributed by Mary Ann McGuire.
  13. 1930 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T626-2450, ED 6, page 13B, line #93, dwelling #292, family #292.
  14. Obituary of Aquilla Wade Henshaw (newpaper and date unknown);
    obituary contributed by Mary Ann McGuire.


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