Lydia "Liddy" Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... Benjamin Henshaw (1730-1793) m Elizabeth Lord (?-1761)
 8........ Benjamin Henshaw (1754-1828) m Elsa Wheeler 
 9......... William Freeman Henshaw (1797-1853) m Nancy Lane 
10.......... Lydia "Liddy" Henshaw (1822-1899)
             +Austin Vinton (1817-1891)
Lydia "Liddy" Henshaw     [ID 13299] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 27 1822, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York.1,2,3,4,5,6  

She married Austin Vinton, Dec 30 1842, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York.1,7,8,9  Austin, son of Cotton Vinton & Content Witherell, was born Jun 19 1817, Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.1,3,4,5,6,9,10  

Children (both born in New York):1,5,10

Wilfred E. Vinton, born Dec 11 1843 (Dec 13 1843); died Dec 1915; married Ada Beebee, c1875 (son: Herbert Vinton, born May 24 1879).
William H. Vinton, born Nov 17 1847; married Emma Garver, Oct 16 1872 (daughter: Julia Vinton, born Oct 8 1874).

Lydia and family resided in Ellicottville, New York,1,9 later moving to Minnesota, settling in Sep 1856 on a farm east of Waseca, Waseca County, Minnesota.1  

Lydia and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 23 1850), Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York:5

Austin Vinton, age 31, born in Massachusetts; farming; $400 real estate.
Lydia Vinton, age 27, born in New York.
Wilford E. Vinton, age 6, born in New York; attended school.
William H. Vinton, age 2, born in New York.
Eveline Putman, age 18, born in New York; attended school.

Lydia and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), Woodville Township, Waseca County, Minnesota:6

Vinton, Austin, age 62, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts; farmer.
Vinton, Lydia H., wife, age 57, born in New York; father born in Connecticut; mother born in New York; keeps house.
Carlson, August, hired man, age 24, born in Sweden; parents born in Sweden; single; farm hand.
Severson, Martin, hired, age 28, born in Norway; parents born in Norway; single; farm hand.
Henshaw, Nancy, sister-in-law, age 53, born in New York; father born in Connecticut; mother born in New York; single; house work.
Carris, Vietta, hired girl, age 28, born in Ohio; parents born in New York; single; house work.
Eleckson, Albert, hired man, age 21, born in Norway; parents born in Norway; single; farm hand.
Jenson, Jens, hired man, age 35, born in Denmark; parents born in Denmark; married; farm hand.
Atherton, Willard, hired man, age 20, born in New York; single; farm hand.
Nahenberg, Lewis, hired man, age 22, born in Germany; parents born in Germany; single; farm hand.

Austin died Oct 24 1891, buried Woodville Cemetery, Woodville Township, Waseca County, Minnesota.  Austin died Oct 24 1891.1,3,4  

After Austin died Lydia and son Wilfred and his family lived on the family farm until 1896, when they moved to a house in Owatonna, Minnesota.1  

Lydia "Liddy" Henshaw died 1899, buried Woodville Cemetery, Woodville Township, Waseca County, Minnesota.1,2,3,4  

Lydia and Austin are buried with Lydia's sister, Nancy Henshaw (1827-1909).3,4  Also buried with them is an Adam Vinton (1849-1892) and a Wilfred Vinton.3  


  1. Diaries of Lydia Henshaw Vinton; Minnesota Historical Society:
  2. Contribution from Karen Whitmore () citing: Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index.
  3. Dalby, John. Minnesota Burials. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.
  4. "Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index";
  5. 1850 census, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, New York; roll M432-479, page 246, line #16, dwelling #243, family #264.
  6. 1880 census, Woodville Township, Waseca County, Minnesota; roll T9-0636, ED 253, page 36C, line #14, dwelling #54, family #56.
  7. LDS IGI - New York, citing: "endowments for the dead" (member submission).
  8. Contribution from Karen Whitmore () citing: 1860 Minnesota census.
  9. Baker, Ruth A. "History and Genealogy of the Families of Chesterfield,
    Mass.", Gazette Printing Co., Northampton 1962.
  10. "The Vinton Memorial", by John Adams Vinton (Boston 1858, S.K. Whipple and Company):

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