John Moore Henshaw

                                                   ┌── Hiram Henshaw
                                                   │    1771-1845 
                      ┌── James William Henshaw ───┤
                      │    1809-1861               │
                      │                            └── Mary McConnell
                      │                                 1777-1842 
John Moore Henshaw ───┤
B: 1845               │                            ┌── Joseph Miller
D: 1905               │                            │
                      └── Nancy Elizabeth Miller ──┤
                           1818-1893               │
                                                   └── Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton
M: Mary Kate McKown

M: Mary Murray Wily
   ├── Roberta Bolling Henshaw (1883-1955) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Myra Alletta Henshaw (1885-1916) 1,2
   ├── Nannie Elizabeth Henshaw (1889-1971) 1,2,4
   ├── Frances Hamilton Henshaw (1912-) 1
   ├── Edgar Brown Henshaw (1914-) 1
   └── Harry Silver Henshaw (1916-1918) 1

John Moore Henshaw     [ID 05297] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jun 5 18451,2,5,6,7 [about 18448], Virginia1,2,5,6,7.  

He married Mary Kate McKown9 [Katherine McKown1].  Mary, daughter of G. + C.Y. McKown, was born about 1850, Gerardstown, Berkeley County, Virginia.9  

Mary died Oct 1 1878, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia; age 28.9  Katherine died with no issue.1  

Widower John was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 2 1880), living with his mother in Berkeley County, West Virginia:7

Henshaw, Jno M, age 35, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widower; farmer & miller.
Henshaw, Nancy E., mother, age 62, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow; keeping house.

He then married Mary Murray Wily, about 1881, Presbyterian Church, Gerrardstown, West Virginia.1,2  Mary, daughter of Dr. John Bolling Wily & Anne Gifford Murray, was born Jul - 1862, Virginia.1,2  

John and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 20 1900), 414 W. John St., Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia:2

Henshaw, J.M., head-of-household, age 55, born June 1855 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 19 years; occupation: merchant; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Mary M., wife, age 37, born July 1862 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 19 years; 3 children, 3 living.
Henshaw, Roberta B., daughter, age 17, born Jan 1883 in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school 9 months.
Henshaw, Myra A., daughter, age 14, born Aug 1885 in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school 9 months.
Henshaw, Nannie E., daughter, age 11, born Oct 1889 in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.

John Moore Henshaw died Dec 5 1905.1  

Note there is something seriously wrong with this data by Edith Henshaw Kuntz.  John's eldest children are shown born well after he reportedly died!10

(photo)Photo: Mary Kate McKown death record Berkeley County, West Virginia 9


  1. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  2. 1900 census, 3rd Ward, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T623-1755, ED 15, page 4B, line #66, dwelling #78, family #84.
  3. Roberta Bolling Henshaw death certificate.
  4. Roberta Bolling Henshaw obituary.
  5. 1860 census, Gerardstown P.O., Berkeley County, Virginia; page 902, line #5, dwelling #1596, family #1654.
  6. 1870 census, Martinsburg P.O., Arden Township, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll M593-1684, page 135, line #36, dwelling #35, family #35.
  7. 1880 census, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T9-1400, ED 13, page 245A, line #2, dwelling #37, family #38.
  8. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll 936, pg 418, family #1565.
  9. Mary Kate McKown death record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
  10. editorial.

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