William B. Henshaw

William B. Henshaw
B: c1819
D: 1871 
M: Elizabeth A. Baker
   ├── William H. Henshaw (c1844-1895) 1,2,3,4,5,6
   ├── Edwin B. Henshaw (1846-1900) 1,2,3,4,5,7
   ├── Clara E. Henshaw (c1850-?) 1,2,3,4,5,8
   ├── George E. Henshaw (1853-1898) 2,3,4,5,6
   └── Ada B. Henshaw (1857-1908) 2,3,4,5,8

William B. Henshaw     [ID 09405] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1819, Newport, Rhode Island.1,2,3,7  

He married Elizabeth A. Baker.1,2,7,8  Elizabeth was born about 1820, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.1,2,3,4,7  (c1819).8  

William and family were shown in the 1850 census (Jul 17 1850), Ward 6, Providence County, Rhode Island:1

William B. Henshaw, age 30, born in Rhode Island; (occupation unclear - appears to be farmer).
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 29, born in Rhode Island.
William H. Henshaw, age 6, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
Edwin B. Henshaw, age 3, born in Rhode Island.
Clara E. Henshaw, age 5 months, born in Rhode Island.

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 2 1860), Providence, Rhode Island:2

William B. Henshaw, age 41, born in Rhode Island; clerk.
Elizabeth A. Henshaw, age 40, born in Rhode Island.
William H. Henshaw, age 16, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
Edwin B. Henshaw, age 13, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
Clara E. Henshaw, age 10, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
George E. Henshaw, age 7, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
Ada V. Henshaw, age 3, born in Rhode Island.

A William H. Henshaw (possibly this William) served during the Civil War as a private in Company D, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, and also in Company E, 10th Rhode Island Infantry.9  

William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 6 1870), Providence, Rhode Island:3

Henshaw, William B., age 50, born in Rhode Island; drives team; $200 personal property.
Henshaw, Elizabeth, age 49, born in Rhode Island; keeping house.
Henshaw, William H., age 26, born in Rhode Island; painter.
Henshaw, Edwin B., age 23, born in Rhode Island; house carpenter.
Henshaw, Clara E., age 20, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
Henshaw, George E., age 17, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
Henshaw, Ada B., age 12, born in Rhode Island; attended school.
Mowry, Louise E., age 20, born in Rhode Island; works in woolen mill.
Freeman, Clark, age 18, born in Connecticut; painter's app.

William B. Henshaw died Nov - 1871, Rhode Island; age 53.6  

Widow Elizabeth and children were shown in the 1875 Rhode Island state census, 14 Groton St., Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island:4

Eliz. Henshaw, head-of-household, age 55, born in Providence; parents American; widow; housekeeper.
William H. Henshaw, son, age 31, born in Providence; parents American; single; teamster.
Edwin B. Henshaw, son, age 29, born in Providence; parents American; divorced; teamster.
Clara E. Henshaw, son, age 25, born in Providence; parents American; single; teacher.
Geo. E. Henshaw, son, age 21, born in Providence; parents American; single; laborer.
Ada B. Henshaw, daughter, age 18, born in Providence; parents American; single.

Widow Elizabeth and daughter Ada were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3 1880), living in the household of daughter Clara in Providence, Rhode Island:8

Henshaw, Elizabeth A., mother-in-law, age 61, born in Rhode Island; father born in Connecticut; mother born in Rhode Island; widow.
Henshaw, Ada B., sister-in-law, age 22, born in Rhode Island; parents born in Rhode Island; single; child's nurse.

Elizabeth died Nov 20 1906, Rhode Island; age 88.6  

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Sources

  1. 1850 census, 6th Ward, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll M432-845, page 379B, line #15, dwelling #54, family #77.
  2. 1860 census, 7th Ward, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll M653-1209, page 370, line #19, dwelling #71, family #92.
  3. 1870 census, 8th Ward, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll M593-1480, page 348B, line #10, dwelling #781, family #1371.
  4. 1875 Rhode Island state census, 8th Ward, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; district 69, page 60, line #35, dwelling #29, family #51.
  5. Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Edwin B. Henshaw death record.
  8. 1880 census, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; roll T9-1213, ED 43, page 187B, line #9, dwelling #63, family #117.
  9. U.S. National Park Service - "Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System":
    http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.


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