┌── Joshua Henshaw │ 1765-1840 ┌── John Leavitt Henshaw ──┤ │ 1792-1832 │ │ └── Esther Burnham │ 1768-1853 Edward Carrington Henshaw ───┤ B: c1821 │ ┌── Ebenezer H. Corey D: 1872 │ │ └── Ann Maria Corey ───────┤ 1795-? │ └── Phebe (Corey) M: Sarah Edwards Tyler ├── Edward Tyler Henshaw (1849-1904) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Charles Edwards Henshaw 1,5 ├── Charlotte Henshaw (1851-?) 5 ├── Stanley Henshaw (c1856-<1870) 1,3,5 ├── Frederick William Henshaw (1858-1929) 1,3,4,5,6,7 ├── William Griffith Henshaw (1860-1924) 1,3,4,5,6 └── Tyler T. Henshaw (1862-1932) 1,4,5,6
|Edward Carrington Henshaw [ID 06016]||Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view:|
Born about 18212 [about 18253, about 18286], New York2 [Vermont3,6].
Edward became a Midshipman in the U.S. Navy, but resigned and studied law.1
He married Sarah Edwards Tyler, Mar 8 1849, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.1,5 The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Howland Coit of St. Stephens Church.1
Sarah, daughter of Edwin Tyler & Alla Mary Edwards1,5, was born Sep 18 18221,5 [about 18252,3, about 18286, about 18214], Connecticut1,5.
Edward and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 16 1850), Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois:2
Edward and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 19 1860), Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois:3
On Oct 15 1862, Edward joined the regular army during the Civil War (what his wife Sarah Edwards Henshaw called "the war of the Rebellion"). He commanded an artillery company, named for him "Henshaw's Battery".8,9 After the siege of Knoxville, a forward move was being contemplated and five different generals applied to have Henshaw's Battery attached to their command.1 General Burnside recommended him for promotion on account of his "gallantry on many a well-fought field". A comrade once said "I well remember the music of Henshaw's Battery at the Siege of Knoxville".
Back at home in Ottawa, Illinois, Sarah helped to organize an aid society and served as its secretary. She was made associate manager of the Chicago Sanitary Commission and was elected to write the history of its work, which she did, calling her book "Our Branch and its Tributaries".1,5
After the war, Edward was commissioned in the regular army1 (24th U.S. Infantry).10
Edward and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 22 1870), Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois:6
Edward Carrington Henshaw died Sep 14 18721,10,11 [Oct 16 18725], Fort McKavitt, Texas1,10,11; buried San Antonio National Cemetery, 517 Paso Hondo Street, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas1,10,11. (Originally buried at Fort McKavill, Texas).11,12
After Edward died, Sarah moved to California to be nearer to her brother's estate, and to be with son Edward who was there already.1
Widow Sarah and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4 1880), Oakland, Alameda County, California:4
Sarah died Aug 30 1894, Oakland, Alameda County, California.5,13
In 1894 Sarah's family history manuscript was published: "Our Family. A Little Account of it For My Descendents" (Sarah Edwards Henshaw, 1894, Oakland, California).1 (read it below).
Photo: "Our Family. A Little Account of it For My Descendents" by Sarah Edwards (Tyler) Henshaw, 1894 [PDF] 14
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