Philip Telfair Henshaw

 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: 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

Phillip T. Henshaw household:
1 free white male under age 5 (John Scott).
1 free white male age 20-30.
1 free white male age 30-40 (Philip).
2 free white females under age 5 (Sarah Ann Elizabeth).
1 free white female age 5-10.
1 free white female age 15-20 (wife Sarah Ann).
7 male slaves under age 10.
10 male slaves age 10-24.
1 male slave age 24-36.
4 male slaves age 36-55.
7 female slaves under age 10.
8 female slaves age 10-24.
4 female slaves age 24-36.
2 female slaves age 36-55.
50 total persons

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

Sarah Henshaw household:
2 free white males under age 5.
1 free white male age 5-10.
1 free white male age 10-15 (John Scott).
1 free white male age 30-40.
1 free white female under age 5.
1 free white female age 5-10 (Lucy Mary Jane).
1 free white female age 15-20 (Sarah Ann Elizabeth).
1 free white female age 20-30 (Sarah).
8 male slaves under age 10.
7 male slaves age 10-24.
5 male slaves age 24-35.
2 male slaves age 36-55.
3 female slaves under age 10.
4 female slaves age 10-24.
2 female slaves age 24-35.
2 female slaves age 36-55.
42 total persons.
18 persons engaged in agriculture.

Widow Sarah was again shown in the 1850 census (Sep 3 1850), Oldham County, Kentucky:1

Sarah A. Henshaw, age 48, born in Virginia; farmer; $32,350 real estate.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 24, born in Kentucky.
Jane Henshaw, age 19, born in Kentucky.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of Drury Eddy, "overseer"19 (probably the overseer for Sarah's plantation).20  Living nearby in 1850 was the family of son John Scott Henshaw.21  

The 1850 Slave Schedule also shows:22

Sarah A. Henshaw:
1 female black slave age 60.
1 female black slave age 30.
1 female black slave age 28.
1 male black slave age 21.
1 male black slave age 12.
1 male black slave age 10.
1 male black slave age 6.
1 female black slave age 2.
1 male black slave age 60.
1 female black slave age 54.
1 male black slave age 32.
1 male black slave age 35.
1 male black slave age 18.
1 male black slave age 11.
1 female black slave age 38.
1 male black slave age 17.
1 male black slave age 15.
1 male mulatto slave age 13.
1 male black slave age 11.
1 male black slave age 6.
1 male black slave age 4.
1 male black slave age 44.
1 female black slave age 14.
1 female black slave age 12.
1 male black slave age 28.
1 male black slave age 46.
1 male black slave age 38.
1 male black slave age 35.
1 male black slave age 20.
1 male black slave age 16.
1 male black slave age 4.

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

Richd Waters, age 35, born in Kentucky; farmer; $56,000 real estate; $43,770 personal property.
Jane Waters, age 28, born in Kentucky; keeping house.
Sarah Waters, age 2, born in Kentucky.
Sarah A. Henshaw, age 58, born in Virginia.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 34, born in Kentucky.
Living nearby in 1860 was the family of son John Scott Henshaw.23  

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.


Sources

  1. 1850 census, Division 1, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll M432-216, page 153A, line #11, dwelling #405, family #417.
  2. 1880 census, Saltillo Precinct, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll T9-0437, page 40B, line #25, dwelling #93, family #97.
  3. "Genealogies of Virginia Families", Volume IV, "The Scott Family of Orange County", page 373;
    from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982; http://www.genealogylibrary.com.
  4. 1850 census, Division 1, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll 216, page 153, line #11, dwelling #405, family #417.
  5. Biographical sketch of Philip E. Waters.
  6. Posting Mat 29 2002 by Sandi Gorin () to KYBIOGRAPHIES-L, citing:
    "Kentucky: A History of the State", Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887.
  7. Contribution from Peggy Wallace ().
  8. Posting Dec 31 2002 by Peggy Wallace () to the Henshaw message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/Fei.2ACIB/81.84.
  9. Speculation:
    http://plant.sgc.peachnet.edu/~jbellis/genweb/telfair/telfair.html.
  10. "Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850", Ancestry, Inc.
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  12. GEDCOM file B8816 at http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. 1860 census, Oldham County, Kentucky; page 854, line #25, dwelling #443, family #440.
  14. Contribution from Peggy Wallace () citing:
    letter dated Feb 10 1935 from Sarah Waters Ripley.
  15. 1830 census, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll M19-40, page 274.
  16. 1840 census, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll M704-121, page 171.
  17. 1840 census, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll M704-121, page 163.
  18. Library of Congress, National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/rliname.html
  19. 1850 census, Division 1, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll M432-216, page 153A, line #14, dwelling #406, family #418.
  20. Speculation.
  21. 1850 census, Division 1, Oldham County, Kentucky; roll M432-216, page 151B, line #8, dwelling #387, family #399.
  22. 1850 census, Slave Schedule, Oldham County, Kentucky; page 367, line #34.
  23. 1860 census, Oldham County, Kentucky; page 859, line #6, dwelling #474, family #470.


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