Richmond Henshaw

                                                       ┌── Daniel Henshaw
                                                       │    1762-1825 
                    ┌── John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw ──┤
                    │    1792-1852                     │
                    │                                  └── Sarah Esther Printis
                    │                                       1770-1849 
Richmond Henshaw ───┤
B: 1833             │                                  ┌── Isaac Gorham
D: 1890             │                                  │
                    └── Mary Gorham ───────────────────┤
                         1791-1881                     │
                                                       └── Sarah Thomas
M: Ophelia L. -
   ├── Gorham Henshaw (1879-1963) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── Cora Millard Henshaw (1881-1976) 1,2,3
   └── Grace Henshaw (1883-1967) 1,2,3,4

Richmond Henshaw     [ID 06090] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 18335,6 [about 18407], Maryland5,6.  Christened Jun 9 1834, Saint Peters Protestant Episcopal, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.8  

Richmond attended Brown University (class of 1855).9  

During the Civil War, Richmond served as a corporal in Tompkins' Battery, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.10  Enlisted as a private on Apr 17 1861; mustered out Aug 6 1861.11  On Nov 1 1861 Richmond Henshaw enlisted in Binghamton, New York as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 16th Regiment, New York Light Artillery; resigned Apr 1862.11  

Richmond was shown in the 1870 census (Aug 8 1870), living/staying (probably as a boarder/lodger) in the household of a Clark L. & Frances Woodmansee in Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island:7

Henshaw, Richmond, age 30, born in Maryland; laborer.

He married Ophelia L. -.2  Ophelia was born Oct - 18513,4,5 [18526], Rhode Island3,4,5.  

Richmond and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 11 1880), Providence, Rhode Island:5

Henshaw, Richmond, age 46, born in Maryland; father born in Connecticut; mother born in Rhode Island; manufacturer of p[..unclear..].
Henshaw, Ophelia L., wife, age 29, born in Rhode Island; parents born in Rhode Island.
Henshaw, Gorham, son, age 5 months, born Dec [1879] in Rhode Island; father born in Maryland; mother born in Rhode Island.

Richmond Henshaw died Mar 24 1890, Rhode Island; buried Grace Church Cemetery, Elmwood Ave at Broad St., Providence, Rhode Island.6,12  

Widow Ophelia was shown in the 1890 U.S. Census Veterans Schedule, Providence, Rhode Island:13

Henshaw, Ophelia L., widow of Henshaw, Richmond; sargent, 1st. Rhode Island Light Artillery; enlisted June 1861; discharged Sept 1861; served 3 months.

On Jul 5 1890 Ophelia L. Henshaw applied for a pension as widow of Richmond Henshaw, veteran of the 16th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery, and the 1st Battery, Rhode Island Light Artillery.14  

Widow Ophelia and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 8 1900), Providence, Rhode Island:3

Henshaw, Ophelia, head-of-household, age 48, born Oct 1851 in Rhode Island; parents born in Rhode Island; widow; 3 children, 3 living; rented home.
Henshaw, Gorham, son, age 20, born Dec 1879 in Rhode Island; father born in Maryland; mother born in Rhode Island; occupation: architect draftsman.
Henshaw, Cora M., daughter, age 18, born Dec 1881 in Rhode Island; father born in Maryland; mother born in Rhode Island.
Henshaw, Grace, daughter, age 16, born Aug 1883 in Rhode Island; father born in Maryland; mother born in Rhode Island; attended school 8 months.

Widow Ophelia and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 15-16 1910), 90 Burnett St., Providence, Rhode Island:4

Henshaw, Graham, head-of-household, age 30, born in Rhode Island; father born in Maryland; mother born in Rhode Island; single; occupation: architect; rented home.
Henshaw, Ophelia, mother, age 59, born in Rhode Island; parents born in Rhode Island; widow; 3 children, 3 living; occupation: house keeper.
Henshaw, Grace, sister, age 26, born in Rhode Island; father born in Maryland; mother born in Rhode Island; single; occupation: book keeper.
Judge, Margaret, servant, age 46, born in Massachusetts; parents born in England; widow; 6 children, 5 living; occupation: servant, private family.

Ophelia died Sep 13 1913, age 60.6,12  


Sources

  1. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  2. Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. 1900 census, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll T623-1507, ED 60, page 7B, line #53, dwelling #116, family #166.
  4. 1910 census, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll T624-1444, ED 225, page 2A, line #39, dwelling #24, family #35.
  5. 1880 census, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll T9-1212, ED 41, page 158C, line #40, dwelling #175, family #371.
  6. "The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project":
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery.
  7. 1870 census, Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island; roll M593-1471, page 333, line #35, dwelling #2001, family #1936.
  8. LDS IGI - Maryland.
  9. U.S. School Yearbooks; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. U.S. National Park Service - "Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System":
    http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.
  11. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. 1890 Veterans Schedules; Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll 92, ED 67, page 1, line #9, family #32.
  14. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; http://www.ancestry.com.


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