┌── George Washington Hinshaw │ 1822-1907 ┌── Robert Tribble Henshaw ──┤ │ 1863-1948 │ │ └── Elizabeth Jane Robertson │ 1824-1893 Ernest Wann Henshaw ─────┤ B: 1904 │ ┌── Wilson Putman D: 1984 │ │ └── Isabella Putman ─────────┤ 1868-1952 │ └── Elizabeth Wilson M: Amanda Lou Swearengin ├── Hampton Henshaw (1923-1923) 1 ├── Edith Grace Henshaw (1925-2006) 2,3 ├── Lois Hampton Henshaw (1927-2009) 2,3 ├── Elsie Faye Henshaw (1931-2006) 2 └── Ernest Jimmie Dean Henshaw (1936-2013) 2
|Ernest Wann Henshaw [ID 05607]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born Dec 10 1904, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama.2,3,4,5,6
He married Amanda Lou Swearengin2,3,4,6,7 [Mandy Swearengin6,8], Feb 17 19232,3,4,6,7. Amanda, daughter of Albert David Swearengin & Wade Hampton (Bishop) Sanders2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, was born Feb 25 19072,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 [Swaim, Jackson County, Alabama6]. Note that Ernest's sister Rosa married Amanda's brother, John David Swearengin.
Ernest and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930) Paint Rock Valley Road, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama:3
Ernest Wann Henshaw was a truck farmer who grew fruits and vegetables. He sold his produce in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama. He entered many contests at the county fair and won many ribbons. He was a kind and gentle soul. In his later years he suffered from Alzheimer's disease.6
Amanda was a very strong-willed woman and worked very hard. She used to roll her own cigarettes and chew snuff. She built a two-seater outhouse by herself and raised chickens and a huge garden. They used to pick polk salad and she would make a wonderful batter and fry it in her cast iron skillet on her wood stove. She never had an indoor bathroom or her very own running water, or air conditioning. She had to get her water from a well bucket. She would wash her clothes outside in a big black kettle and use a scrub board. She made her own lye soap. She used to trade with the peddler who made weekly visits. She'd trade her eggs for such things as sugar, cornmeal, kerosene, and coffee. She sewed her daughters' clothing from flower sacks. She had all her babies at home. She would get out of bed every morning at 4:30 a.m. and go to bed around 8:30 p.m. All the family would gather round the wood stove during cold winter evenings and talk about "old" times and laugh. She was a loving grandma who is missed very much. Amanda acquired diabetes in her later years and developed heart problems. After Ernest passed away, she moved in with her daughter, Faye.6
In 1984 Ernest was living in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama.9
Ernest Wann Henshaw died Feb 15 19842,4,5,9, Skyline, Jackson County, Alabama2,4,5,9 [Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama6]; buried Henshaw Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama2,4,5,9.
In 1990 Amanda was still living in/near Scottsboro, Alabama.9
Amanda died Oct 10 19902,9, Skyline, Jackson County, Alabama2,9 [Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama6]; buried Henshaw Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama2,9. Amanda died in a hospital from a heart attack, with her family close by.6
Amanda's obituary was published in "The Daily Sentinel" on October 12, 1990:6
Amanda "Mandy" Henshaw, 83 of Baileytown, died Wednesday, October 10, 1990 at the Jackson County Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 13, 1990 at 2 p.m. from the Bostick Hill Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Sims officiating.
Burial will be in Henshaw Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Scottsboro Funeral Home.
Surviving are three daughters, Edith Morris, of Skyline, Elsie Faye Bailey, of Baileytown, and Jimmie Dean Prince of Harvey, Ill; one son, Lois Henshaw of Baileytown; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw 6
Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw 6
Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw (right), with sister Bobbie (center) and brother Oscar (left) 15
Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw & Amanda Lou Swearengin 6
Photo: Amanda Lou Swearengin with daughter Edith Grace and son Lois Hampton, about 1929 15
Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw family l-r: Ernest, Amanda, Edith Grace, Lois Hampton, Lois Hampton, Elsie Faye, Jimmie Dean 15
Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw & Amanda Lou Swearengin (right) with cousin Charlie Lee Morris and wife (left) 15
Photo: Ernest Wann Henshaw & Amanda Lou Swearengin gravestone Henshaw Cemetery 6
Social Security information for Ernest Wann Henshaw: 342-18-9164
Social Security information for Amanda Lou Swearengin: 306-24-8620
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