Nancy Ann Henshaw

                                             ┌── William Henshaw
                                             │    1736-1799 
                     ┌── Nicholas Henshaw ───┤
                     │    1763-1821          │
                     │                       └── Agnes Ann Anderson
                     │                           c1745-<1806
Nancy Ann Henshaw ───┤
B: 1784              │
D: 1860              │
                     └── Margaret McConnel
M: William Butter

Nancy Ann Henshaw     [ID 07736] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1784, Virginia.1,2  

She married William Butter1 [William Butler3], 18091.  William was born 1777, Virginia.1,2  


Hiram H. Butler, born 1810; married Rachel Hollowell; died Mar 27 1909, buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, Indiana.
Margaret Butler, born 1812; married Apr 29 1830 to Benjamin McCarthy Logan; died Jun 30 1871, buried Lingeman Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana. 1
Thomas Butler, born 1814; married Jun 11 1835 to Jane Wood; died Jan 18 1886, buried Historic Church Cemetery, Brookville, Indiana.
Susan Butler, born Apr 12 1816, Franklin County, Indiana; married Mar 25, 1841 to Volney J. Brown; died Feb 4 1892, buried Brownsburg Cemetery, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Indiana.
James Butler, born 1818; married Feb 25 1844 to Martha Ann Lyons.
Esther Ann Butler, born Dec 12 1820, died Sep 9 1888; married Joseph Wilson (see:
Elizabeth Butler, born about 1825.
Jane Butler, born 1827; died Apr 15 1833, unmarried, buried Franklin County, Indiana.
William Butler, Jr., born Apr 4 1830; married Nov 23 1865 Margaret J. Klipple; died Dec 15 1895, buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, Indiana.

Nancy and William and family are shown in the 1850 census, Brookville Township, Franklin County, Indiana, as follows:4

William Butler, age 73, born in Virginia; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Nancy Butler, age 65, born in Virginia.
Elizabeth Butler, age 25, born in Indiana.
William Butler, age 20, born in Indiana; attended school.
Hiram Butler, age 40, born in Pennsylvania; farmer; $1000 real estate.
Nancy Butler, age 7, born in Indiana; attended school.
The 1850 census shows living next door was son James5 and also son Thomas.6  

Nancy Ann Henshaw died 1860.1,2  

William died 1863.1,2  

William Butler had prepared his will on Jun 1 1861 (probated Feb 10 1863), as follows:7

I William Butler of the county of Franklin and state of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament.  Item 1st.  I give and devise the land on which I now reside, situate in the county and state aforesaid, containing about one hundred acres, to my son William Butler Jr., and my (daughter Elizabeth Butler) and their heirs, to be divided in manner following, to wit.  Seven tenths to the above named William Butler Jr., and three tenths to Elizabeth Butler.  But neither of the parties shall sell their part without the consent of the other.  I also give and bequeath to the also named children all stock, household goods, and other personal property that I may be the owner of at my decease to them and their heirs.  Item 2nd.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Logan fifty dollars to be paid in two years.  To my son Thomas Butler, one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid in four years.  To my daughter Susan Brown, fifty dollars in five years.  To my son James Butler, one hundred and fifty dollars in seven years.  To my daughter Esther A. Wilson, fifty dollars to be paid in nine years.  All the above named sums to be paid by my son William Butler Jr., to the above named parties on or before the times above specified, said times to commence as the date of my decease.  Item 3rd.  It is my will further, that my son William Butler Jr., pay all my just debts and financial expenses.  Item 4th.  I do hereby appraise my son Hiram H. Butler my executor of this my las will and testament, and if there should be difference of opinion among my heirs about the instructions of the same then and in the case the above named executor shall settle the same withons recourse to law, and his decision shall be conclusive between the parties.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of June A.D. 1861.  

William Butler

Signed and acknowledged by said William Butler as his last will and testament, in my presence and signed by us in his presence.  
D.N. Gavin
Seth Buffington


  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  2. Contribution from Sally Moore ().
  3. Contribution from ().
  4. 1850 census, Brookville Township, Franklin County, Indiana; roll 146, page 290, family #183.
  5. 1850 census, Brookville Township, Franklin County, Indiana; roll 146, page 290, family #184.
  6. 1850 census, Brookville Township, Franklin County, Indiana; roll 146, page 290, family #185.
  7. Contribution from Sally Moore () citing:
    Franklin County, Indiana, Will Book 1, pages 357-358.

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