William Humphrey Hanshew

                                                         ┌── Jacob Hanshewc1795-c1833
                            ┌── Samuel Hanshew ──────────┤
                            │    1832-1876               │
                            │                            └── Mary "Mina" Cameron
                            │                                 1797-1873 
William Humphrey Hanshew ───┤
B: 1858                     │                            ┌── William Anderson Wilson
D: 1920                     │                            │
                            └── Nancy Catherine Wilson ──┤
                                 1834-1916               │
                                                         └── Margaret (Wilson)
M: Rebecca Jane Fields
   ├── Olive Grace Hanshew (1884-1952) 1
   ├── Edward Crockett Shanshew (1885-1979) 1,2,3
   ├── James Hanshaw (1888-1899) 1,3
   └── Walter R. Hanshew (1896-1899) 1

William Humphrey Hanshew     [ID 06625] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

William Humphrey Hanshew1,2 [William Humphrey Shanshew2, Humphrey Hanshaw3].

Born May 15 1858, Rich Valley, Smyth County, Virginia.1  

He married Rebecca Jane Fields, Dec 22 1880, Bland County, Virginia.1,2  Rebecca was born Jun 12 1860, Smyth County, Virginia.1  

Due to simple confusion over mail delivery, William changed his name to William Shanshew.2  

William and Rebecca were shown in the 1920 census (Feb 5-7 1920), Grant Township, Antelope County, Nebraska:4

Henshew, William, head-of-household, age 61, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; rented home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Henshew, Beckie, wife, age 60, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.

William Humphrey Hanshew died Sep 22 1920, Tilden, Antelope County, Nebraska; buried Sep 24 1920, I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Tilden, Nebraska.1  

Rebecca died Apr 5 1941, Tilden, Antelope County, Nebraska; buried Apr 8 1941, I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Tilden, Nebraska.1  


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  2. Contribution from Michael Josef von Goebel ().
  3. Bland County, Virginia Births: 1861-96; Ancestry.com.
  4. 1920 census, Grant Township, Antelope County, Nebraska; roll T625-979, ED 3, page 11A, line #26, dwelling #188, family #191.

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