Elizabeth Urania Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. Nathaniel Henshaw (1769-1838) m Mary Redmond (c1770-1814)
 3... Harry Henshaw (1792-?) m Minerva Fuller (c1792-?)
 4.... Jefferson Henshaw (1824-1909) m Nancy Anna Selby (1836-1920)
 5..... Elizabeth Urania Henshaw (1858-?)
        +John H. Potter (1854-?)
Elizabeth Urania Henshaw     [ID 11233] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Elizabeth Urania Henshaw1,2 [Lizzie U. Henshaw3, Urania E. Henshaw4, Urana Henshaw5, Urene E. Henshaw6].

Born Mar - 1858, Iowa.4,5,6,7,8  

She married John H. Potter, Apr 3 1879, Adams County, Illinois.1,3  John was born Mar - 1854, Illinois.4,7,8  

Note that Lizzie and her sister Maggie were married on the same day.  Their sister Ida was married exactly two weeks later.  

Children:4,7

Franklin S. Potter, born Mar 1880, Illinois; married c1910, Myrtle --. 9
Fannie F. Potter, born Sep 1885, Illinois.

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), living with her parents and siblings in Houston Township, Adams County, Illinois.4  

Henshaw, Jefferson, age 55, born in Ohio; father born in New York; mother born in Connecticut; farmer.
Henshaw, Annie, wife, age 43, born in Ohio; father born in Virginia; mother born in Tennessee; keeping house.
Henshaw, Franklin, son, age 25, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single; railroad conductor.
Henshaw, Fannie, daughter, age 18, born in Iowa; parents born in Ohio.
Henshaw, Edward, son, age 16, born in Illinois; parents born in Ohio.
Potter, John, son in law, age 25, born in Illinois; [parents birthplaces blank]; telegraph operator.
Potter, Urania E., daughter, age 22, born in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; keeping house.
Potter, Sencer [unclear] F., grand son, age 2 months, born Mar 1880 in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa.

Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), Virginia Avenue, Windsor, Shelby County, Illinois:7

Potter, John H., head-of-household, age 45, born Mar 1854 in Illinois; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; married 21 years; occupation: R.R. agent; rented home.
Potter, Urania E., wife, age 42, born Mar 1858 in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; married 21 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Potter, Franklin S., son, age 20, born Mar 1880 in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa; occupation: telgh [sic] operator.
Potter, Fannie F., daughter, age 14, born Sept 1885 in Illinois; father born in Illinois; mother born in Iowa; attended school 8 months.

Elizabeth and John were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 25 1910), 873 North Mercer Street, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois:8

Potter, John H., head-of-household, age 55, born in Illinois; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 31 years; occupation: agent, insurance; rented home.
Potter, Elizabeth, wife, age 51, born in Iowa; parents born in Ohio; first marriage, married 31 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Living next door (or nearby) in 1910, at 853 North Mercer Street, was son Franklin and his wife:9
Potter, Frank S., head-of-household, age 30, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first marriage, married 0 years; occupation: dispatcher, train.
Potter, Myrtle, wife, age 25, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; first marriage, married 0 years.

In 1920 Elizabeth was still living in Decatur, Illinois.2  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Shaunee Power ().
  2. Obituary of Nancy Anna (Selby) Henshaw.
  3. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html.
  4. 1880 census, Houston Township, Adams County, Illinois; roll T9-0174, ED 11, page 170C, line #8, dwelling #213, family #213.
  5. 1860 census, Cass Township, Wapello County, Iowa; page 591, line #9, dwelling #17, family #17.
  6. 1870 census, Clayton P.O., Clayton Township, Adams County, Illinois; roll M593-186, page 68, line #27, dwelling #152, family #140.
  7. 1900 census, Windsor, Shelby County, Illinois; roll T623-345, ED 130, page 4B, line #51, dwelling #93, family #93.
  8. 1910 census, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; roll T624-307, ED 120, page 13B, line #76, dwelling #307, family #309.
  9. 1910 census, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois; roll T624-307, ED 120, page 13B, line #78, dwelling #308, family #310.


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