Hiram Henshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806)
 3... Hiram Henshaw (1771-1845)
      +Mary McConnell (1777-1842)
 4....  Harriett Henshaw (1802-1803) 1
 4....  Evalina Henshaw (1803-1829) 1,2,3,4
 4....  Mary Cowen Henshaw (1805-?) 1,2,3,4,5
 4....  James William Henshaw (1809-1861) 1,2,4,5,6
 4....  Martha Jane Henshaw (1811-1891) 1,2,4,5,6,7,8
 4....  Samuel Preston Henshaw (1813-1884) 1,2,4,6
 4....  Margaret Ann Henshaw (1837-1870) 1
Hiram Henshaw     [ID 01680] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Hiram Henshaw1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11,12,13 [Hiram Hanshaw14].

Born Sep 13 1771, Frederick County, Virginia.1,2,4,5,6,13  

On 11 Mo. 15 1792 at Hopewell Friends MM (Virginia), Hiram Hanshaw, Ruhamah Hanshaw and William Hancher all witnessed and signed the marriage certificate of David Griffeth and Ruth Butterfield.14  

He married Mary McConnell, Feb 24 1802, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,8,9,12,13,15  Mary, daughter of William McConnel & Mary Cowan, was born May 27 1777.5  Hiram and Mary were married at the home of Mary's parents in what has been described as a "real Colonial wedding" - a great occasion.5,6  

Note that Hiram's brother Levi married Mary's sister Ann McConnell,3,5,9,11 and his other brother Nicholas married Margaret McConnel11 (a cousin??).  

Hiram was a captain during the War of 1812.8  

At Hopewell Friends MM, Frederick County, Virginia, on 12 Mo. 14, 1826, Mary signed (witnessed) the marriage certificate for James W. Trimble and Mary Ann Hackney (daughter of Joseph Hackney & Lydia Sidwell).16  

Mary died Apr 2 1842, Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, Virginia.1,5,6  

Hiram Henshaw died Jul 19 1845, Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, Virginia.1,4,5,6,13  

Hiram prepared his will Jun 18 1845.  In this will Hiram states that his slaves are to be given their freedom if they wished.  They were to be given money to go to a free state, preferably Ohio (they could not stay free in Virginia).  Those who chose to decline freedom were to be provided ways of making their own living.17  


  1. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  2. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - West Virginia.
  4. Contribution from Tommy Karns ().
  5. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  6. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  7. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  8. Wardell, Patrick G.: "Virginia & West Virginians 1607-1870", Volume 3; Heritage Books, Inc.; Bowie, Maryland; 1992
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  10. "The West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly", Vol. 4, No. 2, April 1904. The West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society, Charleston, W.VA. Article "The Henshaw Family" by Valley Virginia Henshaw. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  11. "Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania", Volume II. John W. Jordan & James Hadden, editors. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1912. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  12. Family group sheets created by Frances G. Brumley, citing Henshaw family bible records, Greene County, TN court & cemetery records, and several secondary sources. Contributed by Ruth Jenkins ().
  13. Contribution from Ed Arntzen ().
  14. "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick Co., Virginia",
    Shenandoah Publishing House, Strasburg VA, 1936. (www.ancestry.com).
  15. "Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850"; http://www.ancestry.com.
  16. "Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934: Frederick County, Virginia:
    Records of Hopewell Monthly Meetings and Meetings Reporting to Hopewell",
    1936, Shendendoah Publishing House, Strasburg, VA.
  17. Family history letter written April 24, 1969 by Anna Mary Henshaw. Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.

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