William Parks Henshaw

                                                    ┌── George Henshaw
                                                    │    1795-1882 
                         ┌── John Ezekiel Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1824-1890             │
                         │                          └── Sarah "Sally" Pool
                         │                               1806-1855 
William Parks Henshaw ───┤
B: 1853                  │                          ┌── George W. Delany
D: ?                     │                          │
                         └── Dorothy Ann Delaney ───┤
                             c1830-1854             │
                                                    └── Sarah (Delany)
   ├── Ruth Henshaw (1879-?) 1

M: Belle Morris
   └── Lucretia Henshaw (1882-?) 2

William Parks Henshaw     [ID 05361] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 27 1853, Kentucky.3,4,5  

He married ---.  (first wife's name currently unknown).  

William and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4 1880), Union County, Kentucky:1

Henshaw, William, age 27, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; farmer; widower.
Henshaw, Ruth, daughter, age 2, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
Henshaw, James, brother, age 23, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; works on farm.
Henshaw, Sada, sister-in-law, age 18, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; keeping house.
Burshears, James, boarder, age 24; laborer.
Gizer, Fred, boarder, age 27; laborer.
Smith, Patrick H., boarder, age 36; laborer.
Stringfield, Martin, boarder, age 16; laborer; cannot write.
Hill, Henry, boarder, age 30; laborer; black; cannot read or write.
Grundy, Handy, boarder, age 19; laborer; black; cannot read or write.

He then married Belle Morris3,6 [Ruehamia E. Morris2].  

In 1880 their was a Morris family living next door to widower William Henshaw,7 and the family had a 19 year old daughter identified as Nannie7 - she might be the same as this Belle Morris he married sometime between 1880 and 1882.  

One child.6  

William was a merchant in Blackburn, Kentucky.3,6  

See also: William P. Henshaw #5881.  


  1. 1880 census, Shiloh District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T9-0444, ED 39, page 674A, line #16, dwelling #32, family #32.
  2. Orange County, Indiana, Index to Birth Records 1882-1920; Indiana Works Projects Administration 1939; book H-1 pg 4.
  3. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  4. 1860 census, Union County, Kentucky; roll M653-398, page 66, line #7, dwelling #516, family #516.
  5. 1870 census, Raleigh P.O., Raleigh Precinct, Union County, Kentucky; roll M593-501, page 360, line #4, dwelling #108, family #108.
  6. Contribution from Patricia M. Gibson () citing:
    "The History Of Union County", by Charles O'Malley, published 1886.
  7. 1880 census, Shiloh District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T9-0444, ED 39, page 674A, line #11, dwelling #31, family #31.

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