1. John Henshaw m Elizabeth Newman 2.. Philip Telfair Henshaw (1800-1835) +Sarah Ann Scott (1802-1862) 3... Sarah Ann Elizabeth Henshaw (1825-1902) 1,2,3,4 3... John Scott Henshaw (1828-1883) 2,3,4 3... Lucy Mary Jane Henshaw (1831-1899) 1,3,4,5,6
|Philip Telfair Henshaw [ID 02192]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born Sep 15 1800, Virginia.2,7,8
It is unknown exactly what was the basis for Philip's middle name, but it's possible he might have been named after Edward Telfair (1735-1807), delegate to the Continental Congress and Governor of Georgia 1786-87 and 1790-93.9
He married Sarah Ann Scott10, Jul 20 182410 [Jul 24 18243,7,11], Orange County, Virginia10. Sarah, daughter of John Scott & Sarah Terrell, was born Feb 11 1802, Virginia.1,3,12,13
Shortly after their marriage, Philip & Sarah moved to Kentucky,7 settling near Goshen, Oldham County, Kentucky.5,7 Philip built a 4 or 5 room house near the present wagon shed.7 Their farm, called "The Hermitage", was part of a Revolutionary War grant acquired by Gen. Hugh Mercer, which he sold to Capt. John Henshaw of Essex County, Virginia. His son, John Henshaw of Orange County, VA, inherited it and gave a thousand acres each to his sons, John Henshaw (whose esate is now part of the William Belknap place) and Philip Henshaw. No other family but the Henshaws and their descendats have ever lived on The Hermitage, until 1936 when the second wife of Philip Edmond Waters, Mrs P.E. (Louisa Anderson) Waters, sold it to Warner Jones, and he made the farm into a internationally known race horse farm. The farm is currently owned by Carl Pollard, CEO of Churchill Downs.14
The Hermitage house was begun in 1832 and completed in 1836. The work during the last year was chiefly elaborate woodwork. The furniture was all done by hand by a cabinetmaker at Brownsboro named Mr. Burkett Carder. The more plain furniture pieces were made by him at the house, but the turned pieces (the the dining table, high tables, some of the beds, a bureau) were made in his shop in Brownsboro where he had his turning lathe. Most of the furniture was made of wild cherry that grew right on the plantation.14
The corners of the house were set in the cardinal points of the compas. The parlor is in the north corner, the sitting room in the west corner, the father's room in the south corner, a little room in the east corner, so the front door faces directly NorthWest.14 The house was built by 30 slaves which Sarah Ann Scott had brought with her from Orange County, Virginia. The oversight of the erection of the house was in the hands of Mr. Burkett Carder.7
Philip and Sarah owned and operated a very large plantation,15,16 as did brother James.17
Philip's account book is held at the Winterthur Library, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur, Delaware.18 The account book records the accounts of Philip Henshaw, brother James Henshaw, and a Mrs. Sarah Henshaw (relationships unknown, possibly Phillip's wife) when they resided in Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1817-1829.18
Philip was shown in the 1830 census living in Oldham County, Kentucky:15
Philip Telfair Henshaw died 1835.3,7 Philip died suddenly in the summer of 1835 on a visit to Virginia.3 Medical: Philip died from typhoid fever.7
Sarah Henshaw was shown as head-of-household in the 1840 census, Oldham County, Kentucky:16
Widow Sarah was again shown in the 1850 census (Sep 3 1850), Oldham County, Kentucky:1
The 1850 Slave Schedule also shows:22
Sarah and daughter Elizabeth were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 4 1860), living in the household of daughter Jane in Oldham County, Kentucky:13
Sarah died Aug 6 1862.3
A biographical sketch of the family of Philip & Sarah was published in "Genealogies of Virginia Families", Volume IV, "The Scott Family of Orange County":3
Sarah Ann, born Feb 11, 1802, sister of Jane T., died Aug 6 1862. On July 24, 1824, she was married by the Rev. J. Goss to Philip T. Henshaw, also of Orange County, in the presence of Garrett Scott, John Scott and Philip S. Fry, Garrett Scott being the bondsman. Philip T. Henshaw and his wife soon moved to what is now Oldham County, Kentucky. On a visit to Virginia in the summer of 1835, he died suddenly. Sarah Ann, accompanied by her brother Garrett, returned to the home she and her husband had built in Kentucky. There were three children by this marriage: (a) Sarah Ann Elizabeth, born Oct. 20, 1825, died unmarried Dec. 31, 1902; (b) John Scott (Aug. 10, 1828-Feb. 2, 1883) married (1) Adeline Davis of Virginia, (2) Anna Cole. Philip Thomas Henshaw, his only child, the son of his first wife, was born in 1850 and died in 1920. He married Lillian, daughter of Wilson Newman and granddaughter of James Newman and Mary Scott of "Hilton", Orange County. John Wilson Henshaw and Philip T. Henshaw, Jr., together with their mother still live in Oldham County, Kentucky, on a part of the original tract of their great-grandfather, Philip T. Henshaw. (c) Lucy Mary Jane (July 7, 1831-Nov. 19, 1899), youngest child of Sarah Ann Scott and Philip T. Henshaw, married Richard Waters of Kentucky; issue, among others, (1) John Scott Henshaw Waters who married Lillian W. Scott (Wm. C., John, John, Johnny, John), (2) Richard T. Waters, Jr., who married her sister Kate G. Scott, and another son who married Lucy Welch Stovin of "Tetley," Orange County, daughter of C.J. Stovin and Betty B. Newman.
If you have additional information on this person, please share!
If you would like to be automatically notified by email
whenever an update
is made affecting this page then enter your email address
and click the "Enter" button below:
How is this person related to other ancestors?
To find out, enter the database ID number of another ancestor,
and then click the "Enter" button below:
If you would like to save this person on your computer ▾ more...
Return to HFA Home Page
This site uses spambot thwarting technology to hide email addresses from all known email harvesting programs used by spammers.
[This page was computer generated]