Fayette Henshaw

                                                     ┌── John Henshaw
                                                     │    1762-1804 
                        ┌── Samuel Henshaw ──────────┤
                        │    1782-1848               │
                        │                            └── Patty Newman
                        │                                 1757-1805 
Fayette Henshaw ────────┤
B: 1824                 │                            ┌── Joseph Terrell
D: 1881                 │                            │
                        └── Frances Morton Terrill ──┤
                            c1793-?                  │
                                                     └── Ann Morton
M: Clarissa Ruth Holden
   ├── Terrel H. Henshaw (c1858-?) 1,2,3
   ├── Edmund Henshaw (1859-?) 1,2,3
   ├── Fayette L. Henshaw (c1862-?) 2
   ├── Ella R. Henshaw (1867-?) 2,3,4
   ├── Joseph Samuel Henshaw (1869-?) 2,3,4
   ├── Frederick Henshaw (1871-<1920) 3,4
   ├── Blanche Henshaw (c1875-?) 3
   ├── Ally Henshaw (c1877-?) 3
   └── Grace Henshaw (1879-1968) 3,4

Fayette Henshaw     [ID 09552] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Fayette Henshaw2,3,5,6 [Lafayette Henshaw1].

Born Nov 17 1824, Virginia.1,2,3,5,6  

He married Clarissa Ruth Holden.1,7  Clarissa was born Dec - 18342,4 [about 18361,3], Virginia2,4.  

Lafayette and family were shown in the 1860 census (Sep 14 1860), Madison County, Virginia:1

Lafayette Henshaw, age 35, born in Virginia; farmer; $1560 real estate; $1525 personal property.
Clarissa R. Henshaw, age 24.
Terrel H. Henshaw, age 1.
Edmund Henshaw, age 5 months.
Slaves:
1 black male age 36.
1 slave house.
Living nearby in 1860 was an unidentified Mary B. Henshaw, age 70,8 as well as the family of William Henshaw, Jr., and also the family of James Owen Henshaw.9  

During the Civil War, Fayette Henshaw served in Company C, 4th Virginia Infantry10,11,12 (Cavalry).6  On Jul 24 1861 Fayette Henshaw, born Nov 17 1824, enlisted as a private in Company C, 4th Virginia Cavalry.  Noted for Distinguished Service.  Surrendered at Gordonsville, Virginia on May 20 1865.6  First cousin Thomas Whitfield Early enlisted on Mar 10 1862 and served in the same unit.6  

Fayette and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 7 1870), Madison County, Virginia:2

Henshaw, Fayette, age 46, born in Virginia; farmer; $1500 real estate; $500 personal property.
Henshaw, Clarissa R., age 36, born in Virginia; keeps house.
Henshaw, Terrill H., age 12, born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Edmund, age 10, born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Fayette L., age 8, born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Ella R., age 3, born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Joseph, age 1, born in Virginia.

Fayette and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4-5 1880), Madison County, Virginia:3

Henshaw, Fayette, age 54, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Henshaw, C. R., wife, age 44, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeps house.
Henshaw, Terrill, son, age 22, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer.
Henshaw, Edmond, son, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; laborer; attended school.
Henshaw, Elly, daughter, age 13, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Joseph, son, age 11, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Fred, son, age 9, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Blanche, daughter, age 5, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Ally, son, age 3, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Baby, daughter, age 1, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Ruffner, Sallie, servant, age 15, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; cannot read or write.

Fayette Henshaw died Oct 1 1881, Madison County, Virginia.6  

Widow Clarissa and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 8 1900), Madison County, Virginia:4

Henshaw, Clarissa R., head-of-household, age 65, born Dec 1834 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow; 10 children, 7 living; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Ellie R., daughter, age 33, born Jan 1867 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Joseph S., son, age 31, born Apr 1869 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Frederick, son, age 28, born June 1871 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Grace, daughter, age 20, born Aug 1879 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Living next door in 1900 was the family of son Edmund;13 also living nearby in 1900 were the families of James Owen Henshaw14 and Francis M. Henshaw.15

(photo)Photo: Fayette Henshaw with cousin Thomas Whitfield Early; Civil War photo 16


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Madison County, Virginia; page 89, line #4, dwelling #749, family #749.
  2. 1870 census, Madison Courthouse, Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 85, line #2, dwelling #137, family #138.
  3. 1880 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T9-1377, ED 108, page 374C, line #12, dwelling #85, family #94.
  4. 1900 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T623-1717, ED 38, page 6B, line #97, dwelling #121, family #121.
  5. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll 958, pg 57, family #28.
  6. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Contribution from Joan Tanner ().
  8. 1860 census, Madison County, Virginia; page 88B, line #35, dwelling #745, family #745.
  9. 1860 census, Madison County, Virginia; page 91, line #5, dwelling #765, family #765.
  10. Library of Virginia; Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers:
    http://image.vtls.com/collections/help/CF.html
    http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/drawer/disk19/CC150/0167/H0832?16.
  11. Library of Virginia; Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers:
    http://image.vtls.com/collections/help/CF.html
    http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/drawer/disk19/CC150/0167/H0832?17.
  12. Library of Virginia; Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers:
    http://image.vtls.com/collections/help/CF.html
    http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/drawer/disk19/CC150/0167/H0832?18.
  13. 1900 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T623-1717, ED 38, page 7A, line #2, dwelling #122, family #122.
  14. 1900 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T623-1717, ED 38, page 6A, line #40, dwelling #112, family #112.
  15. 1900 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T623-1717, ED 38, page 6A-B, line #48, dwelling #113, family #113.
  16. Photo courtesy of Mary Ann McGuire (); from the archives of the Library of Virginia.


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