William Freeman Henshaw

                                                  ┌── Benjamin Henshaw
                                                  │    1730-1793 
                           ┌── Benjamin Henshaw ──┤
                           │    1754-1828         │
                           │                      └── Elizabeth Lord
                           │                              ?-1761 
William Freeman Henshaw ───┤
B: 1797                    │
D: 1853                    │
                           └── Elsa Wheeler
M: Nancy Lane
   ├── Marie Antoinette "Mary" Henshaw (1818-1890) 1
   ├── Alice M. Henshaw (c1822-?) 1
   ├── Lydia "Liddy" Henshaw (1822-1899) 1
   ├── Henry Henshaw (1826-?) 1,2
   ├── Nancy Henshaw (1827-1909) 1
   ├── Roxy Henshaw (c1831-?) 1
   ├── Julia A. Henshaw (1832-?) 1,2,3

M: Rachel Lane
   ├── Frederick Sidney Henshaw (1849-1850) 1,4,5,6
   └── George E. Henshaw (c1852-?) 1,7

William Freeman Henshaw     [ID 06078] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Freeman Henshaw1,2 [William Franklin Henshaw7].

Born 17977,8 [about 18009], Connecticut7,8.  

He married Nancy Lane.1,7  

He then married Rachel Lane.1,7  Rachel was born about 1815, New York.9  

The relationship between Nancy Lane and Rachel Lane is not known.  

William and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 6 1850), Fayette Township, Lawrence County, Ohio:9

William Henshaw, age 50, born in Connecticut; inn keeper.
Rachel Henshaw, age 35, born in New York.
Nancy Henshaw, age 22, born in New York.
Roxie Henshaw, age 19, born in New York.
Julie Henshaw, age 18, born in New York.
Henry Henshaw, age 8, born in Virginia.
Fred S. Henshaw, age 1, born in Ohio.
... ten lodgers ...
Living nearby in 1850 was daughter Alice and her family.10  

William was noted in a historical article about the town of Burlington, Lawrence County, Ohio:11

Also discovered among the names on the Fayette census was that of William F. HENSHAW, 50 years old, the father-in-law of Elias NIGH.  Henshaw was the innkeeper and owner of the Harrison Hotel, one of Burlington's three hotels, "of which the town boasted".  Elias NIGH was married to Henshaw's daughter Alice, who was 28 years old at the taking of the census.

William Freeman Henshaw died Nov 13 18535,6,7,8 [Nov 12 185312], Cattaraugus County, New York5,6,7,8; buried Clear Creek Cemetery, Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York5,6,7,8.  

William's death was reported in the "Ironton Register" (Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio) on December 29, 1853:5,6

Died in Cattaraugus county, New York, on the 13th of November last, Col. Wm. F. Henshaw, formerly of Burlington, in this county, aged about 53.

(photo)Photo: Gravestone: William F. Henshaw Clear Creek Cemetery, Ellington, New York 8


  1. Contribution from Karen Whitmore () citing: family records.
  2. USGenWeb archives (http://www.usgenweb.org), Ohio, file bimpson.txt.
  3. http://lawrencecountyohio.com/families/a_e/bimpson.htm.
  4. "Abstracts of Obituaries, Death Notices, etc. of Lawrence County (Ohio)";
    "The Lawrence Register": http://www.wwd.net/user/historical.
  5. "Abstracts of Obituaries, Death Notices, etc. of Lawrence County (Ohio)";
    "The Lawrence Register": http://www.wwd.net/user/historical
  6. Lawrence County Obituary Abstracts; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  8. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11491862.
  9. 1850 census, Fayette Township, Lawrence County, Ohio; roll M432-701, page 438, line #36, dwelling #45, family #45.
  10. 1850 census, Fayette Township, Lawrence County, Ohio; roll M432-701, page 438B, line #38, dwelling #54, family #54.
  11. "Burlington Once Urban Center"; "The Lawrence Register":
  12. Diaries of Lydia Henshaw Vinton; Minnesota Historical Society:

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