Martha Jane 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) m Mary McConnell (1777-1842)
 4.... Martha Jane Henshaw (1811-1891)
       +Zephina Silver (1805-1875)
Martha Jane Henshaw     [ID 01693] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Martha Jane Henshaw1,2,3,4,5,6,7 [Jane Henshaw8, Virginia Henshaw9].

Born Mar 17 18114,5,6,7,10,11,12 [about 18228], Spring Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia4,5,6,7,10,11,12.  

She married Zephina Silver1,5,13,14,15,16 [Zephania Silver3,7,9, Zephaniah Silver5,10,15, Zepheniah Silver6,17, Zephomia Silvers4], Apr 17 18341,5,13,14,15,16, Spring Hill, Berkeley County, West Virginia1,5,13,14,15,16.  Zephina, son of Francis Silver & Ann Beall5,6,8,11,12, was born May 24 18055,6,8,11,12 [180317], Berkeley County, Virginia5,6,8,11,12.  

Children:5,8,10,11,12

Avelena/Mary A. Silver, born Feb 24 1835 (Jan 16 1835); died Nov 9 1889; married Morgan Morgan. 9
Francis "Frank" Silver, born May 10 1836; died Apr 28 1885; married Mary Ann Gray. 3,17
Hiram Henshaw Sidwell "Sid" Silver, born Jul 4 1837; died Feb 21 1919; married Eleanor "Ellen" Morgan McKown, Nov 10 1864. 18
Zephaniah "Boss" Silver II, born Mar 13 1839; died Mar 1914; CSA veteran; unmarried.
Henry Clay Silver, born Jun 11 1840; married Rebecca McCune.
Anne Beall Silver, born Sep 23 1842; died Sep 22 1914; married William Hamilton Henshaw.
William Ernest Silver, born Jul 18 1845; died Sep 16 1871; unmarried.
John Moore Silver, born Nov 16 1846; died Mar 19 1912; married Margaret Davis Perkins/Parkins. 17
Ruth Ellen/Ruth Eleanor Silver, born Aug 26 1849; died Mar 1 1926; married R.E. O'Rear.

In 1836 Zephaniah Silver purchased 275 acres from his father, Francis Silver.  The land included a beautiful brick house which his father had built there in 1821.  Zephaniah and Martha kept the plantation until after the Civil War and sold it in 1868 for $12,000.00 to a John Hershey.16  

Martha and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 25 1850), Berkeley County, Virginia:8

Zepheniah Silvers, age 45, born in Virginia; farmer; $8500 real estate.
Jane Silvers, age 28, born in Virginia.
Mary Silvers, age 16, born in Virginia; attended school.
Francis Silvers, age 14, born in Virginia; attended school.
Hiram Silvers, age 13, born in Virginia; attended school.
Zephineah Silvers, age 11, born in Virginia; attended school.
Henry Silvers, age 9, born in Virginia; attended school.
Ann Silvers, age 7, born in Virginia; attended school.
William Silvers, age 5, born in Virginia.
John Silvers, age 3, born in Virginia.
Ellen Silvers, age 1, born in Virginia.
George Ware, age 22, born in Virginia; farmer.
Slaves:19
1 black male age 52.
1 black female age 21.
1 black female age 17.
1 black male age 13.
1 black male age 8.
1 black male age 6.
1 black male age 3.
1 black female age 1.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of Morgan Morgan.20  

Martha and family were shown in the 1860 census (Sep 15 1860), Frederick County, Virginia:11

Zepheniah Silver, age 55, born in Virginia; farmer; $42,500 real estate; $14,446 personal property.
Martha Silver, age 49, born in Virginia; housekeeping.
Zepheniah Silver, age 21, born in Virginia; farm hand.
Henry Silver, age 20, born in Virginia; farm hand.
Ann B. Silver, age 17, born in Virginia.
William E. Silver, age 15, born in Virginia.
John M. Silver, age 13, born in Virginia.
Ruth E. Silver, age 11, born in Virginia.
Eleanor Silver, age 65, born in Virginia.
Slaves:21
1 black male age 75.
1 black male age 62.
1 mulatto female age 48.
1 black female age 49.
1 mulatto female age 36.
1 mulatto female age 34.
1 black male age 24.
1 mulatto female age 20.
1 black female age 21.
1 mulatto male age 18.
1 mulatto female age 18.
1 black male age 16.
1 mulatto female age 14.
1 black female age 12.
1 mulatto male age 13.
1 black female age 10.
1 mulatto male age 7.
2 black males age 5.
1 mulatto female age 3.
1 black female age 2.
1 black female age 1.
1 black female age 2 months.
1 black male age 2 months.
2 slave houses.
Living alone next door in 1860 was son Francis Silver:22
Francis Silver, age 24, born in Virginia; farmer; $890 personal property.

Martha and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 17 1870), Frederick County, Virginia:12

Silver, Zephaniah, age 65, born in Virginia; farmer; $26,000 real estate; $6,000 personal property.
Silver, Martha J., age 59, born in Virginia; keeping house.
Silver, Annie B., age 27, born in Virginia.
Silver, John M., age 23, born in Virginia; farmer.
Silver, Ruth E., age 20, born in Virginia.
Ford, Albert, black, age 16, born in Virginia; domestic servant; cannot read or write.

Zephina died Oct 18 1875.5,6  

Widow Martha was shown in the 1880 census (Jun 9 1880), Stonewall, Frederick County, Virginia:23

Silver, Martha, age 70, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow; keeping house.
Silver, Ellen, daughter, age 35, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single.
Silver, John, son, age 30, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married; farmer.
Silver, Maggie, wife, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married.

Martha Jane Henshaw died Sep 16 1891.5  


Sources

  1. "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.
  2. Contribution from Tommy Karns ().
  3. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  4. "Family Tree Maker, Family Archives, World Family Tree", Vol. 3, by Broderbund Software, a collection of individual family group submissions.
  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. Wardell, Patrick G.: "Virginia & West Virginians 1607-1870", Volume 3; Heritage Books, Inc.; Bowie, Maryland; 1992
  8. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll M432-936, page 424, line #18, dwelling #1621, family #1652.
  9. Posting Mar 19 2000 to WV-FOOTSTEPS-L by Valerie & Tommy Crook () citing:
    "The History of West Virginia, Old and New". The American Historical Society, Inc., 1923; pg 372.
  10. "History of West Virginia and Its People", Volume 2. Charleston, WV: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913.
  11. 1860 census, White Hall P.O., 4th District, Frederick County, Virginia; roll M653-1347, page 527, line #15, dwelling #1888, family #1850.
  12. 1870 census, White Hall P.O., Stonewall Township, Frederick County, Virginia; roll M593-1648, page 124, line #14, dwelling #147, family #142.
  13. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - West Virginia.
  14. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  15. "Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850", Ancestry, Inc.
  16. Posting May 23 2002 by Judy Ardine () to WVBERKEL-L.
  17. Beall, Fiedler M. M., "Colonial Families of the United States descended
    from the Immigrants", Chas. H. Potter & Co., Inc. Washington D.C. 1929.
  18. Contribution from Mary Weidman () citing:
    "McKown-Morgan Family", pages vii-viii.
  19. 1850 Slave Schedule, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; page 317.
  20. 1850 census, 9th District, Berkeley County, Virginia; roll M432-936, page 424, line #30, dwelling #1622, family #1653.
  21. 1860 Slave Schedule, 4th District, Frederick County, Virginia; page 24.
  22. 1860 census, White Hall P.O., 4th District, Frederick County, Virginia; roll M653-1347, page 527, line #24, dwelling #1889, family #1851.
  23. 1880 census, Stonewall, Frederick County, Virginia; ED 42, page 333C, line #20, dwelling #163, family #166.


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