Levi Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw (c1661-c1719) m Keziah Pell (c1670->1721)
 2.. Samuel Henshaw (?-c1758) m Martha Noell (c1689-?)
 3... Samuel Henshaw (1715-1788) m Martha Briggs 
 4.... John Henshaw (1762-1804) m Patty Newman (1757-1805)
 5..... Thomas Henshaw (c1770-1840) m Elizabeth Field (<1800-1860)
 6...... John F. Henshaw (1821-1893) m Susan Mrya Adams (1820-1899)
 7....... Levi Henshaw (1848-1926)
          +Mary Ellen Redford (1852-1918)
 8........  Maude Lee Henshaw (1878-1944) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 8........  Luther L. Henshaw (1880-1960) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
 8........  Earl F. Henshaw (1881-<1910) 3,4
 8........  Myra Henshaw (1883-?) 3,4,5,8
 8........  Guy R. Henshaw (1888-1956) 1,4,5,6,7
Levi Henshaw     [ID 00220] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 9 18485,9 [Feb 11 18482,4,8,10], Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri5,9.  

Levi was shown age 2 in the 1850 Census, Johnson County, Missouri.11,12  

He married Mary Ellen Redford11,13 [Ellen Mary Redford11, Ella Redford3, Mary L. Redford5, Melvina Ellen -10], Oct 3 187711,13 [Oct 8 187711,14], Johnson County, Missouri11,13.  Mary, daughter of James P. Redford & Luvenia Martha Ann Swift3,5,15, was born 18523,5,15 [Oct - 18502,4, Feb 28 183510], Fayetteville, Missouri3,5,15.  

Levi and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 3-4 1880), Warrensburg Township, Johnson County, Missouri:2

Henshaw, Levi, age 32, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in North Carolina; minister.
Henshaw, Mary E., wife, age 29, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; keeping house.
Henshaw, Maud, daughter, age 1, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Luther, son, age 3 months, born Mch [1880] in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Branden, Bertha, aunt, age 30, born in Missouri; father born in Tennessee; mother born in North Carolina; school teacher.

In 1881 Levi was living in Rich Hill, Bates County, Missouri.  He was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, ordained in 1875.16  

Levi and family were shown in the 1885 Iowa state census, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa:3

Levi, age 37, born in Missouri.
Ella, age 33, born in Missouri.
Maud S, age 6, born in Missouri.
Luther L, age 4, born in Missouri.
Earl F, age 3, born in Missouri.
Mira S, age 1, born in Des Moines.

Levi and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1 1900), Sisson Township, Howell County, Missouri:4

Henshaw, Levi, head-of-household, age 52, born Feb 1848 in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in North Carolina; married 23 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Mary E., wife, age 49, born Oct 1850 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; married 23 years.
Henshaw, Maud L, daughter, age 21, born July 1878 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; occupation: teacher.
Henshaw, Luther L, son, age 20, born Mar 1880 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; occupation: rail roader.
Henshaw, Earl F, son, age 18, born Oct 1881 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; occupation: farm laborer.
Henshaw, Mirie L, daughter, age 16, born Dec 1883 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Gay R, son, age 11, born Dec 1888 in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school 2 months.

On Sep 25 1910 Levi travelled from Wizard, Idaho to Mexico City, "for the purpose of agriculture".  His "Certificate of Registration of American Citizen", filed Nov 10 1910, recorded his wife and children:5

wife: Mary L. Redford, born in Featville [sic], Missouri; then residing in Weiser, Idaho.
Maude L., born Jul 24 1878, Fayetteville, Missouri; then residing in Westplains, Missouri.
Luthar L., born Mar 1 1880 in Independence, Missouri; then residing in Weiser, Idaho.
Maire L., born Jun 11 1886 in Pleasant Grove, Iowa; then residing in Weiser, Idaho.
Gay R., born Oct 16 188 [sic] in Olden, Missouri; then residing in Weiser, Idaho.
nearest relative: Maire A. Gray (daughter) Weiser, Idaho.

Mary died Jan 9 1918, Midvale, Washington County, Idaho.8,10  

Widower Levi was shown in the 1920 census (Feb 3-5 1920) living in the household of daughter Myra in East Weiser, Washington County, Idaho:8

Gray, Thomas W, head-of-household, age 37, born in Idaho; father born in Illinois; mother born in Missouri; owned home; farmer.
Gray, Myra, wife, age 36, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri.
Henshaw, Levi, father-in-law, age 71, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in North Carolina; widower.

Levi Henshaw died May 24 1926, Boise, Ada County, Idaho.10  


Sources

  1. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  2. 1880 census, Warrensburg Township, Johnson County, Missouri; roll T9-0696, ED 103, page 363D, line #23, dwelling #85, family #85.
  3. 1885 Iowa state census, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines County, Iowa; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. 1900 census, Sisson Township, Howell County, Missouri; roll T623-860, ED 58, page 1A, line #1, dwelling #1, family #1.
  5. U.S., Consular Registration Certificates, 1907 - 1918; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. RootsWeb California Death Index:
    http://vitals.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
  7. California Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1920 census, East Weiser, Washington County, Idaho; roll T625-294, ED 184, page 10B, line #75, dwelling #217, family #222.
  9. "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.
  10. Idaho Death Index, 1911-15; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Missouri.
  12. 1850 census, Washington Township, Johnson County, Missouri; roll M432-403, page 28, line #12, dwelling #345, family #347.
  13. "Missouri, 1851-1900 Marriage Index".
  14. Halbert's "The New World Book of Henshaws" (for what it's worth).
  15. Posting Sep 20 1999 to the Redford message board at FamilyHistory.com:
    http://www.familyhistory.com/messages/showmsg.asp?forumid=36738&msgnum=4&gs=1.
  16. "The History of Johnson County, Missouri"; Biographies for Washington township, Pages 774-811;
    Kansas City Historical Co., 1881; USGenWeb Archives.


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