Edwin Henshaw

                                                      ┌── John Henshaw
                                                      │    1762-1804 
                         ┌── Samuel Henshaw ──────────┤
                         │    1782-1848               │
                         │                            └── Patty Newman
                         │                                 1757-1805 
Edwin Henshaw ───────────┤
B: 1831                  │                            ┌── Joseph Terrell
D: 1909                  │                            │
                         └── Frances Morton Terrill ──┤
                             c1793-?                  │
                                                      └── Ann Morton
M: Mary Venetia Bohannon
   ├── Maud Henshaw (c1875-?) 1,2
   └── Daniel Warwick Henshaw (1881-1957) 3,4

Edwin Henshaw     [ID 09553] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Dec 2 18313,5 [Dec 2 18306,7,8,9], Virginia3,5.  

Edwin was baptized by Elder Silas Bruce in 1855.5  

Edwin was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 31 1860) living alone in Madison County, Virginia:8

Edwin Henshaw, age 28, born in Virginia; merchant; $600 real estate; $4270 personal property.
Slaves:10
1 black male age 55.
1 black male age 12.
1 slave house.

During the Civil War, Edwin Henshaw served as a 2nd Corporal in Company C, 4th Virginia Infantry.5,11,12  (Cavalry).13  He enlisted as a Private on Apr 24 1861; promoted to full Corporal 2nd Class in 1861; taken POW on Jan 31 1864 in Madison County, Virginia; confined Feb 3 1864 at Old Capitol Prison, Washington D.C.; confined Jun 15 1864 at Fort Delaware, Delaware; exchanged on Oct 31 1864; surrendered on May 20 1865 at Gordonsville, Virginia.13  There are six letters from Edwin written at Old Capitol Prison in the files at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.14  

Edwin and his widowed mother were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 2 1870) living in the household of a John H. & Sophia J. Lillard in Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia:9

Lillard, John H., age 30, born in Virginia; dry goods merchant; $550 personal property.
Lillard, Sophia J., age 21, born in Virginia; keeps house.
Henshaw, Edwin, age 38, born in Virginia; merchant (dry goods).
Henshaw, Frances M., age 79, born in Virginia.

He married Mary Venetia Bohannon, about 1874.1,2,3,4,6  Mary was born Sep 22 1838, Virginia.1,2,3,5,6  

Edwin and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 30 1880), Criglersville, Madison County, Virginia:1

Henshaw, Edwin, age 48, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; retired merchant.
Henshaw, Venetia, wife, age 41, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeps house.
Henshaw, Maud, daughter, age 5, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Taylor, Mollie, servant, black, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; servant; cannot read or write.

Edwin and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 6 1900), Madison County, Virginia:3

Henshaw, Edwin, head-of-household, age 68, born Dec 1831 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 26 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Venitia, wife, age 67, born Sept 1838 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 26 years; 5 children, 5 living.
Henshaw, Daniel W., son, age 18, born July 1881 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; occupation: farm laborer.

Edwin Henshaw died May 31 1909, age 78.5,6  

Widow Mary Venitia was shown in the 1910 census (May 2 1910), living in the household of daughter Maude in Madison County, Virginia:2

Henshaw, Mary V., mother-in-law, age 72, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow; 5 children, 5 living; occupation: own income.

Mary died May 18 1915, age 78.5

(photo)Photo: Bohannon family bible 5


Sources

  1. 1880 census, Criglersville, Madison County, Virginia; roll T9-1377, ED 108, page 402C, line #19, dwelling #582, family #628.
  2. 1910 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T624-1635, ED 48, page 214A-B, line #99, dwelling #233, family #233.
  3. 1900 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T623-1717, ED 39, page 4A, line #11, dwelling #64, family #64.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().
  5. Bohannon family Bible record, 1767-1924; Library of Virginia, Bible Records:
    http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/vital.
  6. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Cathi Clore Frost (), citing:
    George Mason Bohannon's Bible 1878; Library of Virginia Digital Collections Archives and Manuscripts Database, http://image.vtls.com.
  7. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll 958, pg 57, family #28.
  8. 1860 census, Leon P.O., Madison County, Virginia; roll M653-1360, page 30, line #40, dwelling #251, family #251.
  9. 1870 census, Madison Courthouse P.O., Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 77, line #19, dwelling #41, family #41.
  10. 1860 Slave Schedule, Madison County, Virginia.
  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?10.
  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?11.
  13. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Contribution from Bill Hughes ().


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