Daniel Henshaw B: c1817 D: 1891 M: Emily Merritt ├── James Gaston Henshaw (1844-1903) 1,2,3 ├── Americus Xaverus Henshaw (1847-1910) 1,2,3,4,5 ├── Solon C. Henshaw (c1850-1906) 2,3 └── Daniel Gilbert Henshaw (1853-1922) 2,3,4
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Born about 1817, Ohio.1,4 (c1819).3 (c1820).6
In 1844 Daniel was commissioned a captain in the Ohio state militia, as follows:7
In the Name and by the Authority of the State of Ohio. Mordecai Bartley, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of said State. To Daniel Henshaw Greeting: It appearing to me that you were duly elected on the 23rd day of September 1844, Captain of the [Mark] (unclear) Blues Co. 1st Rifle Battalion, 1st Brigade, and 22nd Division of the Militia of this State: Now Know You, that, by the powers vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of said State, and reposing special trust and confidence in your courage, activity, fidelity and good conduct, I do, by these presents, commission you as Captain of said Company for the term of Six Years, and hereby authorize and require you to discharge all and singular the duties and services appertaining to your said office, aggreably to law, and to obey such instructions as you shall, from time to time, receive from your superior officer. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my name, and caused the Great Seal of the State of Ohio to be affixed, at Columbus, the 28th day of June, in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five and in the 69th year of the Independence of the United States of America.
For the Governor: Sam Galloway, Secretary of State.
He married Emily Merritt, Nov 18 1841, Athens County, Ohio.1,4,8,9 Emily, daughter of Calvin Merritt & Mehitable Pratt, was born about 1817, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.1,6,9 (c1815, Pennsylvania).4
Daniel and family were shown in the 1850 census, Grant County, Wisconsin:1
Daniel and family were shown in the 1854 Iowa state census, Jackson Township, Lee County, Iowa:10
Daniel and family were shown in the 1856 Iowa state census, Cass Township, Wapello County, Iowa:2
Daniel and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 1 1860), Chillicothe P.O., Cass Township, Wapello County, Iowa:3
During the Civil War, Daniel served in Company F, 4th Iowa Cavalry. He enlisted as a wagoner on Oct 14 1861; discharged as a private on May 1 1862, disabled.11,12 On Jul 7 1862, Daniel Henshaw, age 44, again enlisted as a sergeant in Company K, 18th Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Daniel claimed residence in Chillicothe, Iowa.11,13,14 Promoted to second lieutenant Aug 6 1862;14 resigned Mar 25 1863.14
Daniel and family were shown in the 1870 census, Chillicothe, Cass Township, Wapello County, Iowa:4
On Dec 22 1873 Emily Henshaw applied for a Civil War Pension as wife of Daniel Henshaw, invalid veteran of Company F, 4th Iowa Cavalry and of Company K, 18th Iowa Infantry.16,17
Daniel and Emily were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 12 1880), living with the family of son Americus in Bolton Township, Cowley County, Kansas:6
Daniel Henshaw died Mar 6 1891, New Hampton, Harrison County, Missouri.8,18
On Mar 14 1891, in Missouri, Emily Henshaw again applied for a pension as widow of Daniel Henshaw, veteran of Company F, 4th Iowa Cavalry and of Company K, 18th Iowa Infantry.16,17
Emily died 1892.18
The following Henshaws were shown together with Daniel and Emily in an old family bible:18
Daniel might be a son of Harry Henshaw #4844 & Minerva Fuller.19 Harry's widow and two of his children were living very nearby to Daniel in 1860, Wapello County, Iowa.
See also: John Henshaw #5596 who was born in Wisconsin about the same time that Daniel & Emily were in Wisconsin, and who might be closely related.19
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