John Henshall

John Henshall
B: c1805
D: 1880 
M: Fanny Percival
   ├── Nancy Henshall (1828-1890) 1,2
   ├── James Henchell (1830-?) 2
   ├── John Henchell (1832-?) 2
   ├── Fanny Henshall (1834-?) 2,3,4
   ├── William Henry Henshall (1837-?) 2,4
   ├── Samuel Henshall (1840-1895) 2,3,4
   ├── Harriet Henshall (c1844-1914) 2,3,5
   ├── George Henshall (1848-1918) 2,3
   └── Milton Charles Henshall (1850-1851) 4

John Henshall     [ID 09815] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1805, England.1,2  (c1808).3  

He married Fanny Percival, Apr 28 1828, St. Mary's, Stockport, near Manchester, England.1  Fanny, daughter of John + Mary Percival, was born Apr 6 1810, Stockport, England.1,2,3  

John and Fanny/Fannie lived in Stockport, Cheshire County, England.6  

John and Fanny and family appear to have emmigrated about 1833-1834, first to New York (where daughter Fanny was born), then to Pennsylvania (where the youngest children were born).1,2  

John and Fanny and family are shown in the 1850 census, Manayunk Borough, Lower Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:2

John Henchell, age 45, born in England; manufacturer.
Fanny Henchell, age 40, born in England.
Nancy Henchell, age 21, born in England; married within the year.
James Henchell, age 19, born in England; machinist.
John Henchell, age 17, born in England; machinist.
Fanny Henchell, age 15, born in New York.
William Henchell, age 13, born in Pennsylvania.
Samuel Henchell, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Harriett Henchell, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
George Henchell, age 2, born in Pennsylvania.
Robert Bishop, age 23, born in England; machinist; married within the year.

John and Fanny and family are shown in the 1860 census (Jul 28 1860), Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:3

John Henshall, age 52, born in England; works in factory; $2000 real estate; $500 personal property.
Fanny Henshall, age 50, born in England.
Fanny Henshall, age 25, born in Pennsylvania; hat trimmer.
Samuel Henshall, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; machinist.
Harriet Henshall, age 18, born in Pennsylvania; works in factory.
George Henshall, age 13, born in Pennsylvania.

Fanny was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.4  

Fanny died Oct 1 1868, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; age 59.1,4  (buried Oct 12 1868).4  

In 1880 John was living at 432 Abigail St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was a member of Zion Protestant Episcopal Church.4  

John Henshall died May 21 1880, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; age 73.4,5  Medical: John died from "Inflamation of Kidneys".4  

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  1. Contribution from Jane Benner ().
  2. 1850 census, Manayunk Borough, Lower Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; roll 808, page 137, dwelling #229, family #271.
  3. 1860 census, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; roll M653-1144, page 681, line #31, dwelling #1356, family #1431.
  4. Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985;
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915;
  6. "Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania", 1903, by Benjamin Shoemaker;

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