+-- Samuel Preston Henshaw | 1813-1884 +-- Marion Lee Henshaw --+ | 1845-1929 | | +-- Julia Ann Margaret Hunsicker | 1813-1903 Carter Lee Henshaw ------+ B: 1871 | +-- Jessie Payne D: 1958 | | +-- Emily Polk Payne ----+ 1845-1936 | +-- Jane Wright M: Elizabeth Ann Stewart +-- Paul Stewart Henshaw, 1902-1992 +-- Luther Marion Henshaw, 1906-1995 +-- Carl Wesley Henshaw, 1908-1980
|Carter Lee Henshaw     [ID 05271]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
(Carter Lee Henshaw)165,166    (Lee Henshaw)
Born Dec 15 1871, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia.165,166
Carter participated in the great Oklahoma land rush of 1893.    Prior to opening day he had scouted his choice of property.    When the gun went off on Sep 16 1893 and all of the homesteaders scattered in all directions, he made a run on a sorrel pony straight to his preferred parcel, staked it, filed it and claimed that parcel of land near the Salt Fork River.165,166,a
He married Elizabeth Ann Stewart, Feb 25 1897, Sedgwick County, Kansas.165,166    (Lizzie Ann Stewart)b    Elizabeth, daughter of Theopolis + Mary Stewart, was born Aug 2 1877, Kansas.166,c,d    (1876).e
Carter and Elizabeth lived for five years on the homestead in a sod house that Carter had built.    He finished a small one-room frame house just prior to the birth of son Paul in 1902.165,166
Carter was a wheat farmer, farming the homestead until 1908 when he purchased the "Fraction" which he still owned at the time of his death.166    He accumulated several hundred acres of fertile land in Oklahoma as well as citrus lands in Brownsville, Texas.165
In 1917 Elizabeth came into an inheritance, so she then left Carter and took her two boys to live in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.    At that time Carter moved to Texas.166
Elizabeth and children were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 16-18 1920), 1317 Hackney St., Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas:d
Carter and Elizabeth were finally divorced in 1925.    She kept the homestead and he kept the "Fraction".165,166
Carter Lee Henshaw died May 16 1958, Tonkawa, Kay County, Oklahoma.166    On his gravestone, which he personally arranged before his death, are the words "Pioneer of Oklahoma".166
Elizabeth died Jul 5 1963, buried Section F, Row 1, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas.166,e,f
165. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
166. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
(b) Sedgwick County, Kansas Marriage Index, May 9 1870 - May 24 1922;
Kansas State Library Archives: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/mhgs/F-H.htm.
(c) LDS 1880 census index, Attica Township, Sedgwick County, Kansas; roll T9-0396, page 433A.
(d) 1920 census, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas; roll T625-528, ED 75, page 14B, line #69, dwelling #329, family #333.
(e) Burials in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas; USGenWeb Archives:
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