Roberta Bolling Henshaw

                                                    ┌── James William Henshaw
                                                    │    1809-1861 
                           ┌── John Moore Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1845-1905           │
                           │                        └── Nancy Elizabeth Miller
                           │                             1818-1893 
Roberta Bolling Henshaw ───┤
B: 1883                    │                        ┌── Dr. John Bolling Wily
D: 1955                    │                        │
                           └── Mary Murray Wily ────┤
                                1862-?              │
                                                    └── Anne Gifford Murray
M: Sidney Whitfield Minor

Roberta Bolling Henshaw     [ID 05298] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jan 2 18831,2,3 [about 18864], Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia1,2,3.  

Roberta was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 26 1910), living with the family of a John F. Wiley (probably her maternal uncle)5 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina:4

Wiley, John F., head-of-household, age 42, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 8 years; occupation: cashier, bank; owned home (free).
Wiley, Lizzie A., wife, age 32, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; married 8 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Wiley, John F. Jr., son, age 3, born in North Carolina; father born in Virginia; mother born in North Carolina.
Wiley, Eugene M., son, age 8 months, born in North Carolina; father born in Virginia; mother born in North Carolina.
Henshaw, Roberta, boarder, age 24, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; occupation: stenographer, bank.

She married Sidney Whitfield Minor, 1913.6  Sidney, son of Richard Van Buren Minor & Julia Brent Allen, was born Nov 24 1873, Granville County, North Carolina.7,8  


Sidney Whitfield Minor, Jr., born Oct 20 1915, West Virginia; died Nov 30 1940, Durham, North Carolina; buried Elmwood Cemetery; married Genevieve Hazelwood Ray (children: Jane Minor and Genevieve Minor). 2,9
John Bolling/Bowling Minor, born Oct 21 1923, Danville, Virginia; died Dec 2 2006, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina; buried Elmwood Cemetery. 10

Sidney died Jun 13 1945, buried Elmwood Cemetery (Minor Family Cemetery), Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina.6,8  

In 1955 Roberta was living at 231 Hawthorne Drive, Danville, Virginia.2  

Roberta Bolling Henshaw died Jul 8 1955, Hillcrest Convalescent Home, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina; age 72y 6m 4d.2,3,6  

Roberta's obituary was published in "The Bee" (Danville, Virginia) on Saturday, July 9, 19556 (see scan below).

(photo)Photo: Roberta Bolling Henshaw obituary "The Bee" (Danville, Virginia), Saturday, Jul 8 1955 6


  1. 1900 census, 3rd Ward, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia; roll T623-1755, ED 15, page 4B, line #66, dwelling #78, family #84.
  2. North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975;
  4. 1910 census, 4th Ward, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina; roll T624-1108, ED 40, page 268A, line #2, dwelling #346, family #421.
  5. Speculation.
  6. Obituary of Roberta (Henshaw) Minor; "The Bee", Jul 8 1955;
  7. North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000;

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