Martha S. Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (c1799-1870) m Mary Ann - (c1802-1880)
 2.. William E. Henshaw (c1833-1881) m Selina - (1837-?)
 3... William H. Henshaw (1864-1927) m Henrietta - (c1875-1958)
 4.... Martha S. Henshaw (1905-1997)
       +Joseph Burch Tennyson (1904-1988)
Martha S. Henshaw     [ID 16980] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Nov 19 1905, District of Columbia.1,2,3,4,5  

She married Joseph Burch Tennyson, about 1929.5,6  Joseph was born Dec 1 1904, Washington, District of Columbia.1,2,5,7  

Martha's marriage license was reported in "The Washington Post and Times Herald" (Washington, D.C.) on April 3, 1929:8


Joseph B. Tennyson, 24, and Martha Henshaw, 23.  The Rev. Thomas A. Walsh.

Martha and Joseph were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 9 1930), living in an apartment house at 2707 Adams Mill, Washington, D.C.:5

Tennyson, Joseph B., head-of-household, age 25, born in District of Columbia; father born in Maryland; mother born in District of Columbia; first married at age 24; owned home ($4,800 value); radio in home; occupation: scientist, U.S. govt.; not a war veteran.
Tennyson, Martha H., wife, age 24, born in District of Columbia; father born in New York; mother born in District of Columbia; first married at age 23; occupation: stenographer, U.S. govt.

Joseph died Apr 16 1988, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina; age 83.1,2,7  

Joseph's obituary was published in "The Washington Post and Times Herald" (Washington, D.C.) on Wednesday, April 26, 1988:7

Charlotte Hall Teacher

J. Burch Tennyson, 83, a retired teacher of mathematics and other subjects at Charlotte Hall Military Academy in St. Mary's County for about 20 years, died of pheumonia April 16 at a hospital in Asheville, N.C.  

Mr. Tennyson was born in Washington.  He graduated from Central High School and George Washington University.  

He taught in the D.C. schools during the 1930s, then was at Charlotte Hall Military Academy until 1962 when he retired and moved to Venice, Fla.  

He taught at a high school there until 1984 when he retired a second time and moved to Franklin, N.C., where he had been working as a teacher's aide.  

Mr. Tennyson had been active in Knights of Columbus and he did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels.  

Survivors include his wife, Martha Henshaw Tennyson of Franklin.

Martha S. Henshaw died May 19 1997, Cary, Wake County, North Carolina; age 91.1,2  

Social Security information for Martha S. Henshaw: 217-30-0243

Social Security information for Joseph Burch Tennyson: 217-30-0209


  1. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  2. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004;
  3. 1910 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T624-155, ED 228, page 2A, line #37, dwelling #25, family #26.
  4. 1920 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T625-212, ED 294, page 2B, line #84, dwelling #31, family #53.
  5. 1930 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T626-299, ED 273, page 9A, line #44, dwelling #74, family #207.
  6. Obituary of Henrietta Henshaw.
  7. Obituary of J. Burch Tennyson;
    Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003;
  8. Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003;

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