Baxter Henshaw

                                               ┌── William Henshaw
                                               │    1715-1801 
                       ┌── Joshua Henshaw ─────┤
                       │    1767-1854          │
                       │                       └── Ruth Woolcott
                       │                               ?-1813 
Baxter Henshaw ────────┤
B: 1792                │
D: 1871                │
                       └── Elizabeth Nichols
                           c1770-1844 
M: Lovisa Adams
   ├── Albert Henshaw (1815-1815) 1,2
   ├── Melinda Adams Henshaw (1817-1905) 1,2,3
   ├── Loring Henshaw (1820-1887) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Lewis Henshaw (1821-1901) 1,2,3,5

M: Mary Eliza Hamilton
   ├── Louisa Adeline Henshaw (1829-1898) 2
   ├── William Eldridge Henshaw (1832-1859) 2,6
   ├── George Baxter Henshaw (1835-1871) 2,6
   ├── Charles Royal Henshaw (1837->1899) 2,6
   └── Lucy E. Henshaw (1840->1899) 2,6,7

Baxter Henshaw     [ID 07326] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Baxter Henshaw1,3,6,8,9 [Baxter Hincher2, Baxter Hinshaw10,11].

Born Sep 19 1792, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.6,7,9,12  

He married Lovisa Adams1,5,13 [Louisa Adams10], Dec 1 18141,5,13, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts1,5,13.  Lovisa, daughter of Amos Adams & Mary Lynd, was born Feb 6 1797, Brookfield, Massachusetts.1,10  Marriage intention recorded Oct 23 1814.11  

Baxter and Lovisa resided in Brookfield, Massachusetts.1  

Lovisa died Dec - 1824, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; age 26y 9m.14  (or Nov 21 1824).1,10  

He then married Mary Eliza Hamilton, Oct 21 1827, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.15  (Oct 18 1827).16  Mary, daughter of James Hamilton & Lucy Nichols, was born Oct 22 1807, New York.6,16  

Baxter and family were shown in the 1850 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:6

Baxter Henshaw, age 58, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Mary Henshaw, age 42, born in New York.
William E. Henshaw, age 17, born in Massachusetts; farmer.
George B. Henshaw, age 15, born in Massachusetts; farmer; attended school.
Charles R. Henshaw, age 13, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Lucy Henshaw, age 10, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Lucy Wittington, age 15, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Royal Henshaw, age 41, born in Massachusetts; shoe maker.
Joshua Henshaw, age 83, born in Massachusetts.
Living nearby in 1850 was brother Hiram.  Also nearby were cousins Dexter and Foster.  

Baxter was again shown in the 1860 census (Jun 15 1860), living alone in Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:12

Baxter Henshaw, age 67, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $2500 real estate; $350 personal property.
Living next door on one side in 1860 was brother Hiram; next door on the other side was son Charles.  Also nearby was cousin Dexter.  

Baxter was again shown in the 1870 census (Aug 19 1870), living with the family of daughter Lucy in Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:7

Henshaw, Baxter, age 77, born in Massachusetts; no occupation; $2000 real estate; $600 personal property.
Pierce, William age 33, born in Massachusetts; [..unclear..] boot & shoe factory; $525 personal property.
Pierce, Lucy A. age 30, born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Pierce, Carrie L. age 8, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Pierce, Mary L. age 7, born in Massachusetts; attended school.

Baxter Henshaw died May 13 1871, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; age 78.3  

Baxter's will was probated in 1871 in Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.17  

See son Lewis for a biographical sketch that includes information on Baxter and family.  


Sources

  1. Adams, Andrew N., "Adams History". privately published, Rutland 1898.
  2. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  3. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. Biographical sketch of Lewis Henshaw.
  6. 1850 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll 343, page 56, dwelling #64.
  7. 1870 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M593-651, page 508, line #9, dwelling #323, family #439.
  8. Cleveland/Graham database: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/c/l/e/richard-w-cleveland/index.html.
  9. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    Vital Records, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 126.
  10. Adams, Herbert F., "Adams of Massachusetts". Genealogical R.&P., St. Louis, MO.
  11. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    Vital Records, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 343.
  12. 1860 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 709, line #40, dwelling #454, family #516.
  13. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing: LDS IGI.
  14. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    Vital Records, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 499.
  15. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    Vital Records, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 339.
  16. Hamilton National Genealogical Society: http://www.hamiltongensociety.org/alex4.htm.
  17. Worcester County, Massachusetts, Probate Index, Vol. 1 & 2 A - Z, July 1731-1881; http://www.ancestry.com.


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