Eugene Henshaw

                                                ┌── Charles Lee Henshawc1776-1829 
                        ┌── George W. Henshaw ──┤
                        │   c1808-<1850         │
                        │                       └── Elizabeth Gatewood
                        │                           c1770-1826 
Eugene Henshaw ─────────┤
B: 1832                 │                       ┌── Stephen Chenault
D: 1915                 │                       │
                        └── Susan S. Chenault ──┤
                            c1815-?             │
                                                └── Mary (Chenault)
M: Willie Ann Saunders
   ├── Maria Louise Henshaw (1854-1934) 1,2,3,4,5
   ├── William Thomas Henshaw (1856-1932) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Lucy Ann Henshaw (1858-1958) 1,2,3,4,7
   ├── Betty Jean Henshaw (1861-1907) 1,2,3,8
   ├── Georgianna Henshaw (1865-1951) 1,2,3,4
   ├── John Rawling Henshaw (1867-1954) 1,2,3,4,7

M: Susan Davis Chenault
   ├── George Edgar "Buck" Henshaw (1860-1930) 1,2,3,4,5,9
   ├── Charles Edward Henshaw (1863-1938) 1,2,3,4,5,9,10
   ├── Eugene Henshaw (1866-1960) 1,2,3,4,5,9,11
   ├── Robert Scott Henshaw (1869-1960) 1,2,3,5,9,12
   ├── Cora Lee Henshaw (1872-1943) 1,2,3,4,9
   ├── Ida Jane Henshaw (1876-1969) 1,2,3,4,9
   ├── Naomi Henshaw (1878-1958) 1,2,3,4,9,13
   └── Mollie Grant Henshaw (1881-1978) 1,2,3,4,12

Eugene Henshaw     [ID 06838] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 8 1832, Truman Store, Caroline County, Virginia.1,3,14,15  (c1834).5,16  (King and Queen County, Virginia).2,3  

He married Willie Ann Saunders1 [Willie Ann Garnett3,10, Willie Ann Garnitt17], Aug 26 18561.  Willie, daughter of William + Susan Saunders, was born about 1832, King and Queen County, Virginia.1,2  (James + Jane Garnett).3  (James + Jane Garnitt).17  

Note: On Willie Ann's death certificate, Eugene Henshaw listed her parents as James and Jane Garnett.  However, Willie Ann is listed in the census as part of the household of William R. and Susan Saunders.1  Family folklore is that Willie Ann was born in the Garnett family but raised by the Saunders family.  

Eugene was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 26 1860), living (or temporarily staying) in the household of a Sarah Turner in Newtown, King and Queen County, Virginia:16

Sarah Turner, age 70, born in Virginia; seamstress; $100 real estate; $50 personal property.
Leland Turner, age 18, born in Virginia.
Eugene Henshaw, age 26, born in Virginia.
It is currently unknown where Willie Ann and children were living in 1860.  

Willie died Sep 2 1878, King and Queen County, Virginia; age 40.2,3,17  

He then married Susan Davis Chenault1,2,3 [Rubie Chenault18], Oct 5 18601,2,3, Belleville, Henrico County, Virginia1,2,3.  Susan, daughter of Brooking Chenault & Aquilla Farmer, was born Dec 25 1839, King and Queen County, Virginia.1,2,12  (c1835).5  

Note: Eugene was married to Willie Ann and Susan simultaneously.  According to family history, the two households were next-door neighbors, and the two wives did not get along.1  

Eugene Henshaw enlisted in the Confederate Artillery (2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery).  He was a Private in this regiment which became the 22nd Batallion of Virginia Infantry.  He was mustered at Gloucester Point, Virginia in March, 1862 by Captain Johnson.  According to the company muster roll, he deserted March 22, 1863.  But he was actually a prisoner of war in Charles County, Maryland on September 7, 1864 and was later released (exact date unknown).2  

Eugene and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 15 1870), Newtown Township, King and Queen County, Virginia:5

Henshaw, Eugene, age 36, born in Virginia, farmer; $200 real estate; $225 personal property.
Henshaw, Susan, age 35, born in Virginia; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Maria L., age 18, born in Virginia; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, William T., age 12, born in Virginia; works on farm; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Edgar, age 10, born in Virginia; works on farm; cannot read or write.
Henshaw, Charles, age 7, born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Eugene, age 3, born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Robert, age 1, born in Virginia.
Roane, Beverley, male age 18, born in Virginia; black; works on farm; cannot read or write.
Roane, Thomas, age 15, born in Virginia; black; works on farm; cannot read or write.
Also living nearby in 1870 was Willie Ann Saunders and family:19
Saunders, Willie A., age 35, born in Virginia; black; keeping house; cannot read or write.
Saunders, Maria L., age 17, born in Virginia; mulatto; cannot read or write.
Saunders, William H., age 13, born in Virginia; mulatto; works on farm; cannot read or write.
Saunders, Lucy, age 11, born in Virginia; mulatto; cannot read or write.
Saunders, Elizabeth, age 9, born in Virginia; mulatto.
Saunders, Georgianna, age 6, born in Virginia; mulatto.
Saunders, John, age 4, born in Virginia; mulatto.

Eugene and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), Newtown, King and Queen County, Virginia:9

Henshaw, Eugene, age 47, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia, farmer
Henshaw, Susan, wife, age 43, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia, keeping house
Henshaw, George E., son, age 19, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia, laborer
Henshaw, Charles E., son, age 17, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer.
Henshaw, Eugene Jr., son, age 13, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer.
Henshaw, Robert S., son, age 10, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer.
Henshaw, Cora Lee, daughter, age 8, born Sept in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Ida Jane, daughter, age 6, born Nov in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Naomi, daughter, age 3, born Sept in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of Henry & Sally Ruffin20 (no known relation but note that a grandson was named Charles Ruffin Henshaw).  

On Aug 3 1903 Eugene Henshaw was ordained a priest by Anders Mortensen.  He was living at Swansboro, Chesterfield County, Virginia, and was later ordained an Elder March 6 1905.2  

Eugene and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 18 1910), Chesterfield County, Virginia:18

Henshaw, Eugene, head-of-household, age 74, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 50 years; occupation: farmer, home farm; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Rubie, wife, age 74, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 50 years; 7 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Robert, son, age 30, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: farm laborer, home farm.
Henshaw, Ida J, daughter, age 33, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Mollie, daughter, age 27, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Addie, granddaughter, age 13, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.

Eugene Henshaw died Nov 28 1915, Chesterfield County, Virginia; buried Nov 30 1915, Vaughan/Henshaw family cemetery (now Bermuda Golf Course), Burmuda, Chesterfield County, Virginia.1,2,14,21  

Eugene's obituary was published in "The Richmond News Leader" (Richmond, Virginia) on Tuesday, November 30, 1915:4

Funeral of Eugene Henshaw

Funeral services for Eugene Henshaw, 82 years old, father of Mrs. Naomi Snead and Mrs. Cora L. Snead, of RICHMOND, were conducted this morning at Ochre, Chesterfield county.  The burial was in the family burying ground.  

Mr. Henshaw, who was twice married, leaves thirteen children, fifty-six grand children and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.  His children by the first marriage are: Mrs. Marie L. Martin [sic], William L. Henshaw [sic], Mrs. Lucy A. Martin, Mrs. Georgianna Sirles and John Henshaw.  Those by the second marriage are: George E. Henshaw, Charles E. Henshaw, Eugene Henshaw, Jr., of Chesterfield county; Mrs. Cora L. Snead, Mrs. Naomi Snead, of RICHMOND; Miss Ida J. Henshaw and Miss Mollie G. Henshaw.

Widow Susan and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 10 1920), Chesterfield County, Virginia:12

Henshaw, Robert, head-of-household, age 50, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; rented home; occupation: farming, home farm.
Henshaw, Susan, mother, age 80, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow.
Smith, Mollie, sister, age 35, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married.
Smith, William A., brother-in-law, age 57, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married; occupation: [..unclear..] works.

Susan died Jun 29 1927, Chesterfield County, Virginia; buried Jul 1 1927, Dale Memorial Park, 10201 Newbys Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia.2,3,22  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Melissa Smith Kennedy ().
  2. Contribution from Charles Ruffin Henshaw Jr..
  3. Contribution from Jane Bennett ().
  4. Contribution from Melissa Smith Kennedy () citing:
    "The Richmond News Leader", Tuesday, November 30, 1915; page 5.
  5. 1870 census, Little Plymouth P.O., Newtown Township, King and Queen County, Virginia; roll M593-1657, page 427-428, line #34, dwelling #225, family #232.
  6. William Thomas Henshaw marriage record.
  7. John Rawling Henshaw obituary.
  8. Betty Jean Henshaw marriage record.
  9. 1880 census, Newtown Magisterial District, King And Queen County, Virginia; roll T9-1374, ED 37, page 442A, line #19, dwelling #226, family #226.
  10. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Charles Ruffin Henshaw Jr..
  11. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Charles Ruffin Henshaw Jr..
  12. 1920 census, Manchester District, Chesterfield County, Virginia; roll T625-1885, ED 11, page 8A, line #41, dwelling #140 family #140.
  13. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50264686.
  14. Vaughan Family Cemetery, Chesterfield County, Virginia; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/chesterfield/cemeteries/vaughan2.txt.
  15. 1850 census, Drysdale Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia; roll M432-954, page 198, line #7, dwelling #820, family #820.
  16. 1860 census, Newtown P.O., King and Queen County, Virginia; roll M653-1357, page 433, line #16, dwelling #63, family #63.
  17. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. 1910 census, Midlothian District, Chesterfield County, Virginia; roll T624-1625, ED 11, page 208B, line #95, dwelling #59, family #59.
  19. 1870 census, Little Plymouth P.O., Newtown Township, King and Queen County, Virginia; roll M593-1657, page 444-445, line #38, dwelling #465, family #476.
  20. 1880 census, Newtown Magisterial District, King And Queen County, Virginia; roll T9-1374, ED 37, page 442A, line #28, dwelling #227, family #227.
  21. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36790277.
  22. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26715548.


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