Fidelia Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. Nathaniel Henshaw (1769-1838) m Mary Redmond (c1770-1814)
 3... Harry Henshaw (1792-?) m Minerva Fuller (c1792-?)
 4.... Fidelia Henshaw (c1825-?)
       +James H. Griffith (1824-?)
Fidelia Henshaw     [ID 02434] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Fidelia Henshaw1,2,3 [Fidelia Hanshaw4].

Born about 1825, Ohio.5  

She married James H. Griffith, Oct 20 1844, Athens County, Ohio.2,3,4  James, son of Belford + Elizabeth Griffith, was born 1824, Jefferson County, Ohio.4,5  

Fidelia and family were shown in the 1880 census, Arkansas Township, Cowley County, Kansas:5

Griffith, James H., age 56, born in Ohio; father born in Maryland; physician.
Griffith, Fidelia, wife, age 55, born in Ohio; parents born in New York; keeping house.
Griffith, Charles, son, age 34, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single; painter.
Griffith, William, son, age 27, born in Illinois; parents born in Ohio; single; tinner.

A biographical sketch of James H. Griffith was included in the "History of the State of Kansas" by William G. Cutler (first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL):4

J. H. GRIFFITH, M. D., physician and surgeon, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1824; son of Belford and Elizabeth Griffith.  He was educated at the Ohio University at Athens, Ohio, and at the Eclectic Medical Institute at Cincinnati, Ohio, and a hydropathic course, under the tuition of R. F. Trail, in Cincinnati.  He commenced the practice of his profession in 1849, in Illinois, where he practiced for eight years.  He then went to Iowa, and after remaining six years in that State, he returned to Illinois, where he remained for twenty years.  In 1878, he came to Kansas, located at Arkansas City, and has since followed his profession at this place.  He was married in 1844, to Miss Fidelia Hanshaw.  They have had five children, three of whom survive - Charles, James W., and Emma.  He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Masonic fraternity, and a Royal Arch Mason; also of the I. O. O. F., and the State Medical Association of Illinois and Kansas.

See also: Fidelia Henshaw.  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  3. Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850;
  4. William Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas"; The Kansas Collection:
  5. 1880 LDS census index, Arkansas Township, Cowley County, Kansas; roll T9-0377, page 484D.

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