Jacob Smith Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw  m Sally Fuller 
 2.. Jacob Smith Henshaw (1820-1888)
     +Eliza - (c1811-?)
     +Sarah A. - (c1832-?)
 3...  Mary A. Henshaw (c1869-?) 1,2
Jacob Smith Henshaw     [ID 17031] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 16 1820, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.3  (c1812).4,5  (c1819).1  (c1820, New York).2  

He married Eliza -4 [Elvira E. -5].  Eliza was born about 1811, Vermont.4  (c1809, New York).5  

Jacob and Eliza were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 26 1850), Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, New York:4

Jacob Henshaw, age 38, born in Massachusetts.
Eliza Henshaw, age 39, born in Vermont.
Also living in Wyoming County in 1850 were the families of Ebenezer F. Henshaw6 and Mary (Henshaw) Lisk.7  

Jacob and Elvira were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 25 1860), Java Township, Wyoming County, New York:5

Jacob S. Hendshaw, age 48, born in Massachusetts; farm laborer; $200 personal property; cannot read or write.
Elvira E. Hendshaw, age 51, born in New York.
Living nearby in 1860 were the children of Mary Henshaw #8427.8  

During the Civil War Jacob served for 25 days in the 35th New York Volunteer Infantry;9 he enlisted at age 44 as a Private on April 11 18653,10 at Wethersfield, Wyoming County, New York3 (Lockport, New York);11 mustered out Apr 18 1865;3 discharged May 3 18653,10,11 at Harts Island, New York.3,11  

He then married Sarah A. -.1,2  Sarah was born about 1832, New York.1,2  

Jacob and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 11 1870), Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, New York:1

Henshaw, Jacob, age 49, born in Massachusetts; farm laborer.
Henshaw, Sarah, age 37, born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Mary, age 1, born in New York.

Jacob and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 11 1880), Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, New York:2

Henshaw, Jacob S., age 60, born in New York; parents born in New York; [..occupation unclear..].
Henshaw, Sarah A., wife, age 48, born in New York; father born in Vermont; mother born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Henshaw, Mary A., daughter, age 11, born in New York; parents born in New York; attended school.
Also living in Wyoming County in 1880 was the family of Ebenezer F. Henshaw #15145.12  

On June 30 [1880 or 1890 - unclear], Jacob S. Henshaw applied for a pension as an invalid veteran of Richardson's Independent Co., New York Infantry.13  

Jacob Smith Henshaw died Apr 2 1888, age 71y 11m 14d.9,10  

Widow Sarah was shown in the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Gainesville, Wyoming County, New York:10

Sarah Henshaw, widow of Jacob Henshaw: private, 35 [unclear], New York volunteer [infantry]; enlisted April 11 1865, discharged May 3 1865, served 25 days.

On July 24 [1890 or 1893 or 1895 - unclear], Sarah A. Henshaw applied for a pension as an widow of Jacob S. Henshaw, veteran of Richardson's Independent Co., New York Infantry.13  

See also: Ebenezer F. Henshaw #15145 who might have been Jacob's brother.14

(photo)Photo: Jacob Smith Henshaw gravestone Saint Clements Cemetery 9


Sources

  1. 1870 census, Java P.O., Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll M593-1119, page 381, line #14, dwelling #260, family #257.
  2. 1880 census, Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll T9-948, ED 213, page 324D, line #35, dwelling #172, family #181.
  3. New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. 1850 census, Wethersfield Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll M432-616, page 82, line #23, dwelling #1213, family #1213.
  5. 1860 census, Java P.O., Java Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll M653-883, page 56, line #1, dwelling #452, family #432.
  6. 1850 census, Java Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll M432-616, page 53, line #35, dwelling #801, family #801.
  7. 1850 census, Java Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll M432-616, page 53, line #9, dwelling #794, family #794.
  8. 1860 census, Java P.O., Java Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll M653-883, page 56, line #34, dwelling #459, family #439.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com.
  10. 1890 Veterans Schedule, Gainesville, Wyoming County, New York; roll 55, ED 229, page 4, line #27, house #299, family #1335.
  11. New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.
  12. 1880 census, Java Township, Wyoming County, New York; roll T9-948, ED 205, page 180B, line #9, dwelling #415, family #426.
  13. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Speculation.


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