Charles J. Henshaw

                                                 ┌── William Henshaw
                                                 │    1767-1822 
                      ┌── Horace W. Henshaw ─────┤
                      │    1811-1898             │
                      │                          └── Jerusha Brace
                      │                                  ?-1822 
Charles J. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1842               │
D: 1876               │
                      └── Martha M. Montgomery
M: Charlotte Gaylord
   └── Eva L. Henshaw (1870-1871) 1,2

Charles J. Henshaw     [ID 05923] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Apr 3 1842, Ohio.1,3,4,5  Baptized in Cascade, Kent County, Michigan3

On Sep 26 1861 at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, Charles J. Henshaw, age 20, a resident of Kent County, enlisted as a Private in company C, Second Cavalry, for 3 years.6,7  Mustered Oct 2 1861.  Discharged for disability at Detroit, Michigan, Mar 17 1863.6  

He married Charlotte Gaylord3,8,9 [Lottie Gaylord3,8, Lotta Gaylord1], May 14 18683,8,9, Summit County, Ohio3,8,9.  Charlotte was born about 1848, Ohio.1  

Charles was a physician.1  

Charles and Lotta and daughter Eva were shown in the 1870 census living in the household of Charles' parents:1

Henshaw, Charles, age 28, born in Ohio; physician.
Henshaw, Lotta, age 22, born in Ohio; keeping house.
Henshaw, Eva, age 1 month, born Apr [1870] in Michigan.

Charles J. Henshaw died Dec 5 1876, buried Block 2 Lot 17E, Oakhill Cemetery, 647 Hall Street, S.E., Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.3,5  

Charlotte L. Henshaw applied for a pension as widow of Charles J. Henshaw, veteran of Company C, 2nd Michigan Cavalry.9  


  1. 1870 census, Cascade, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll M593-681, page 153A, line #2, dwelling #210, family #213.
  2. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
  3. Contribution from Gaill Snow () citing:
    Family bible of Martha M. (Montgomery) Hinshaw.
  4. 1850 census, Stow Township, Summit County, Ohio; page 466B-467A, line #37, dwelling #1049, family #1068.
  6. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    "Michigan Volunteers 1861-1865", Second Cavalry, Page 74.
  7. "The American Civil War Research Database", Ancestry, Inc.
  8. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  9. National Archives and Records Administration. "General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934":
    "Civil War Pension Index". [database] Provo, UT:, 2000.

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