Virginia Mercer Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw (c1661-c1719) m Keziah Pell (c1670->1721)
 2.. Samuel Henshaw (?-c1758) m Martha Noell (c1689-?)
 3... John Henshaw (c1728-1790) m Rachel Lee Boulware (c1730-1794)
 4.... Charles Lee Henshaw (c1776-1829) m Elizabeth Gatewood (c1770-1826)
 5..... Chaney Gatewood Henshaw (c1799-1837) m Mary Helen "Polly" Motley (c1801-1867)
 6...... Virginia Mercer Henshaw (1831-1903)
         +Richard Franklin Broaddus (c1820-1865)
Virginia Mercer Henshaw     [ID 15547] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 18311,2 [18271, 18303,4], Virginia1,2.  

She married Richard Franklin Broaddus1,3,5, 18481,3,5 [18521], Caroline County, Virginia1,3,5.  Richard, son of James Harwood Broaddus & Lucy Gatewood, was born about 1820, Caroline County, Virginia.2,3,4,6  


Edmund Maurice Broaddus, born 1850, Virginia; married Lillie R. Caldwell.
William Richard Broaddus, born 1852.
Manley Broaddus, born Jun 3 1853.
Lucy H. Broaddus, born 1856.
Effie Virginia Broaddus, born Feb 1860, Caroline County, Virginia; married Robert Hunt Norment. 8,9
Maxwell Gregg Broaddus, born Dec 11 1862 [Nov 12 1862], Caroline County, Virginia; died Nov 9 1946, buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery; married Maggie L. Smoot. 9,10
Richard Franklin Broaddus, born 1864/1866.

Virginia and family were shown in the 1850 census (Nov 7 1850), Caroline County, Virginia:2

Richd F Broaddus, age 28, born in Virginia; merchant; $750 real estate.
Virginia M Broaddus, age 19, born in Virginia.
Edmund M Broaddus, age 11 months, born in Virginia.

Virginia and family were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 21 1860), Caroline County, Virginia:4

Richard F. Broaddus, age 39; farmer; $5000 real estate.
Virginia M Broaddus, age 30.
Maurice E. Broaddus, age 10; attended school.
Willie R. Broaddus, age 8; attended school.
Manly Broaddus, age 6.
Lucia H. Broaddus, age 4.
Effie V. Broaddus, age 4 months.

Richard died Jul - 1865, Caroline County, Virginia.3  

Widow Virginia and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 28 1870), Bowling Green Township, Caroline County, Virginia:7

Broaddus, Va. M., age 39, born in Virginia; housekeeping; $3300 real estate; $260 personal property.
Broaddus, Manly, age 16, born in Virginia; attended school.
Broaddus, Effie V., age 10, born in Virginia.
Broaddus, Maxie G., age 7, born in Virginia.
Broaddus, Richard F., age 4, born in Virginia.
Banks, Susan, black, age 19, born in Virginia; domestic servant; cannot read or write.

Virginia Mercer Henshaw died 1903, Caroline County, Virginia.3  


  1. LDS IGI, citing: member submission.
  2. 1850 census, Caroline County, Virginia; roll M432-939, page 287, line #5, dwelling #1016, family #1017.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Gary Broadus ().
  4. 1860 census, Sparta P.O., Caroline County, Virginia; roll M653-1339, page 658, line #38, dwelling #671, family #671.
  5. Posting Jun 14 2004 by Roane Hunt () to VA-GGS-L.
  6. Posting Jun 30 2009 by Ed & Virginia Broadus () to BROADDUS-L.
  7. 1870 census, Bowling Green P.O., Bowling Green Township, Caroline County, Virginia; roll M593-1639, page 240, line #4, dwelling #418, family #434.
  8. Posting Apr 8 2006 by Doris Culley () to the Caroline County, Virginia message board:
  9. Caroline County, Virginia Births, 1859-68;
  10. Posting Mar 18 2008 by "Verbrie410" to the Caroline County, Virginia message board:

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