Elvira Henshaw

                                                       ┌── John Henshaw
                                                       │    1762-1804 
                          ┌── Samuel Henshaw ──────────┤
                          │    1782-1848               │
                          │                            └── Patty Newman
                          │                                 1757-1805 
Elvira Henshaw ───────────┤
B: 1819                   │                            ┌── Joseph Terrell
D: 1880                   │                            │
                          └── Frances Morton Terrill ──┤
                              c1793-?                  │
                                                       └── Ann Morton
M: Aaron Harris Carpenter

Elvira Henshaw     [ID 06380] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1819, Virginia.1,2,3  

She married Aaron Harris Carpenter4, Dec 20 18414 [Dec 22 18411,5], Madison County, Virginia4.  Marriage by Rev. Thomas Miller.5  Aaron, son of Aron Zimmerman Carpenter & Elizabeth Aylor, was born 1820, Virginia.1,2,3  

Children:1,2,3,6

Elizabeth Frances Martin Carpenter, born 1846; married Nov 29 1867, Thomas Francis Grimsley (1835-1913).
Cora D. Carpenter, born Apr 10 1848; died Feb 12 1923; married Apr 5 1878, Alexander R. Thomas (1847-1900).
Rufus Terrill Carpenter, born Dec 4 1854; died Apr 14 1911; married Dec 21 1880, Mary Catherine "Molly" Brown (1858-1921).

Elvira and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 16 1850), Madison County, Virginia:3

Aaron H. Carpenter, age 30, born in Virginia; farmer; $10,000 real estate.
Elvira Carpenter, age 31, born in Virginia.
Elizabeth F. Carpenter, age 4, born in Virginia.
Cora D. Carpenter, age 2, born in Virginia.
Living nearby in 1850 was Elvira's widowed mother and family.7  

Elvira and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Aug 14 1860), Madison County, Virginia:8

Aaron H. Carpenter, age 40, born in Virginia; farmer; $14,050 real estate; $18,050 personal property.
Elvira Carpenter, age 41, born in Virginia.
Elizabeth F. Carpenter, age 14, born in Virginia; attended school.
Cora Carpenter, age 12, born in Virginia; attended school.
Rufus Carpenter, age 5, born in Virginia.
Slaves:9
1 black female age 45.
1 black male age 45.
1 black male age 38.
1 black female age 19.
1 mulatto male age 5.
1 black female age 25.
1 black male age 9.
1 black female age 3.
1 black male age 1.
3 slave houses.

Elvira and family were again shown in the 1880 census (Jun 9-10 1880), Madison County, Virginia:6

Carpenter, A.H., age 60, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Carpenter, Elvira, wife, age 61, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeps house.
Carpenter, Rufus T., son, age 25, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer.
Staves, Alice, servant, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; servant; cannot read or write.
Jackson, William, laborer, age 24, mulatto, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer; cannot read or write.
Wise, Aaron, laborer, age 15, black, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer; cannot read or write.

Elvira Henshaw died Dec 8 1880, Madison County, Virginia; buried Carpenter Family Cemetery, Waverly, Madison County, Virginia.10  

Aaron died Mar 1 1895, Madison County, Virginia; buried Carpenter Family Cemetery, Waverly, Madison County, Virginia.10  


Sources

  1. GEDCOM file B8513 at http://www.ancestry.com.
  2. Contribution from Wil Harrison Bowler ().
  3. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M432-958, page 57B, line #3, dwelling #24, family #24.
  4. "Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850", Ancestry, Inc.
  5. Contribution from Wil Harrison Bowler () citing:
    "Madison County Marriages 1792-1850" by John Vogt & T. William Kethley Jr.; Iberian Publishing Company; page 18.
  6. 1880 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T9-1377, ED 108, page 379B, line #45, dwelling #182, family #202.
  7. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M432-958, page 57, line #25, dwelling #28, family #28.
  8. 1860 census, Madison County, Virginia; page 42, line #19, dwelling #352, family #352.
  9. 1860 census Slave Schedule, Madison County, Virginia; page 483, line #1.
  10. Contribution from Wil Harrison Bowler () citing: gravestone.


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