Eli Forbes Henshaw

                                             ┌── Josiah Henshaw
                                             │    1752-1840 
                       ┌── Josiah Henshaw ───┤
                       │    1791-1871        │
                       │                     └── Sarah Phipps
                       │                          1757-1844 
Eli Forbes Henshaw ────┤
B: 1818                │
D: 1895                │
                       └── Elizabeth Green
                            1790-1856 
M: Ruth Miriam Gleason
   ├── Carrie R. Henshaw (1853-?) 1
   ├── Charles B. Henshaw (1856-?) 1,2
   ├── Josiah Isaac Henshaw (1858-1946) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── David Forbes Henshaw (1861-?) 1,2
   ├── Eliza M. Henshaw (c1864-?) 1,2
   └── Lillie M. Henshaw (c1865-?) 1,2

Eli Forbes Henshaw     [ID 05233] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Mar 7 1818, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,2,6,7,8,9  

Eli was shown in the 1850 census, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living at home with his parents at age 32.9  

He married Ruth Miriam Gleason, Dec 17 1851.2,4,5,7  Ruth was born about 1824, Massachusetts.1,2  

Eli and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 14 1870), West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:1

Henshaw, Eli F., age 52; born in Massachusetts; farmer; $2800 real estate; $5000 personal property.
Henshaw, Ruth M., age 46; born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Henshaw, Carrie R., age 17; born in Massachusetts; works on farm; attended school.
Henshaw, Charles B., age 15; born in Massachusetts; works on farm; attended school.
Henshaw, Isaac J., age 12; born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Henshaw, David F., age 8; born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Henshaw, Eliza M., age 6; born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Henshaw, Lillie M., age 5; born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Living in the same dwelling with Eli and family in 1870 were his elderly parents.10  

Eli and family were again shown in the 1880 census, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:2

Henshaw, Eli F., age 62; born in Massachusetts; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in New Hampshire; farmer.
Henshaw, Ruth M., wife, age 56; born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Henshaw, Charles B., son, age 35; born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; farmer.
Henshaw, Josia P., son, age 22; born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; farmer.
Henshaw, David F., son, age 18; born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Henshaw, Elizzie M., daughter, age 16; born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Henshaw, Lillie M., daughter, age 15; born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; attended school.

Eli Forbes Henshaw died Aug 28 1895, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.7  


Sources

  1. 1870 census, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 384B (sheet 40), line #31, dwelling #282, family #345.
  2. 1880 LDS census index, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll T9-0564, page 151A.
  3. Contribution from Wayne Henshaw ().
  4. Obituary of Josiah Isaac Henshaw.
  5. 1870 census, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  6. Birth Record of the Children of Josiah Henshaw & Elizabeth Green; Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts;
    Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Gregg Trueman database:
    http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=141301&pid=-2046966866.
  8. Contribution from Phil Henshaw.
  9. 1850 census, Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll 341, page 80, dwelling #143.
  10. 1870 census, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 384B (sheet 40), line #29, dwelling #282, family #344.


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