William Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1818-1872)
    +Marilla Sweet (1828-1899)
 2..  Phillip M. Hanshaw (1842-1920) 1,2,3,4,5
 2..  William F. Hanshaw (c1853-?) 1,2,3,4,6
 2..  Matilda Emmaline Hanshaw (1856-1927) 2,3,5,6
 2..  Eliza A. Hanshaw (c1857-?) 2,3,6
 2..  Martha J. Hanshaw (1859-?) 2,3,5,6,7
 2..  Oliver Leman Hanshaw (1865-1930) 3,5,6,7
 2..  Alfretta Alice Hanshaw (1867-c1940) 5,7
 2..  Emery B. Hanshaw (c1872-?) 5,7
William Henshaw     [ID 02462] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

William Henshaw8,9,10,11 [William Hanshaw1,3].

Born Apr 8 1818, Pennsylvania.1,3,6,9  

He married Marilla Sweet9,10,11 [Morilla Sweet8,12], Aug 15 18509,10,11, LaSalle County, Illinois9,10,11.  Marilla, daughter of Wait Sweet & Frances Archibald10, was born Mar 26 182810 [Apr 9 18281,2,3,9,12], Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada10.  

In the early 1850s, William Henshaw was the first settler on the west side of the Grand River in Decatur County, Iowa.13,14  In 1853 the town of Westerville was formed, although some believe that William Henshaw had earlier started the town, calling it Milford.13,14  

William and family were shown in the 1856 Iowa state census, Decatur County, Iowa (page 100, line 8):1

William Hanshaw, age 38, born in Pennsylvania; veteran; miller; land owner.
Marilla Hanshaw, age 28, born in Canada.
Phillip M. Hanshaw, age 14, born in Illinois.
William P. Hanshaw, age 3, born in Missouri.

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 29 1860), Westerville P.O., Milford, Richland Township, Decatur County, Iowa:2

Wm Hanshaw, age 32, born in Pennsylvania; farmer; $400 real estate; $200 personal property.
Marilla Hanshaw, age 32, born in Canada.
Phillip Hanshaw, age 18, born in Illinois; farmer.
Wm F. Hanshaw, age 7, born in Missouri; attended school.
Matilda E. Hanshaw, age 4, born in Iowa.
Eliza A. Hanshaw, age 3, born in Iowa.
Martha J. Hanshaw, age 1, born in Iowa.

William and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 20 1870), Butler County, Kansas:6

Hanshaw, William, age 51, born in Pennsylvania; miller; $2500 real estate; $1000 personal property.
Hanshaw, Marilla, age 42, born in Canada; both parents foreign-born.
Hanshaw, William F., age 17, born in Missouri.
Hanshaw, Matilda E., age 14, born in Iowa.
Hanshaw, Eliza A., age 13, born in Iowa.
Hanshaw, Martha J., age 11, born in Iowa.
Hanshaw, Oliver L., age 5, born in Kansas.

William Henshaw died May 3 1872, Kansas; age 54y 25d.3,7,9,15,16  

Widow Marilla and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 11 1880), Butler County, Kansas:7

Hanshaw, Marilla, age 50, born in Canada; father born in Vermont; mother born in Nova Scotia; widow; keeping house.
Hanshaw, Martha J., daughter, age 20, born in Iowa; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Canada; attended school.
Hanshaw, Oliver L., son, age 15, born in Kansas; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Canada; attended school.
Hanshaw, Alfretta A., daughter, age 13, born in Kansas; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Canada; attended school.
Hanshaw, Emery B., son, age 8, born in Kansas; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Canada; attended school.
Shores, George, servant, age 38, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; farm laborer.

Widow Marilla was shown in the 1895 Kansas state census (Mar 1 1895), living in the household of son Emery in Butler County, Kansas:17

Hanshaw, Marilla, age 65, born in Canada; came to Kansas from Iowa.

Marilla died Aug 12 1899, Kansas; age 71y 4m 3d.3,9,15,16

(photo)Photo: William Hanshaw gravestone Seltzer Cemetery 16

(photo)Photo: William Hanshaw gravestone Seltzer Cemetery 15,16

(photo)Photo: Marilla Sweet gravestone Seltzer Cemetery 16

(photo)Photo: Marilla Sweet gravestone Seltzer Cemetery 15,16

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Sources

  1. 1856 state census, Decatur County, Iowa; USGenWeb archives:
    http://files.usgwarchives.net/ia/decatur/census/1856/richl02.txt.
  2. 1860 census, Westerville P.O., Milford, Richland Township, Decatur County, Iowa; page 51, line #15, dwelling #359, family #340.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by William Knox ().
  4. 1856 state census, Decatur County, Iowa; USGenWeb archives.
  5. LDS IGI, citing: member submission.
  6. 1870 census, Chelsea Township, Butler County, Kansas; page 667, line #34, dwelling #15, family #15.
  7. 1880 census, Bruno Township, Butler County, Kansas; roll T9-0375, ED 157, page 103C-D, line #47, dwelling #86, family #87.
  8. LDS IGI - Canada.
  9. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Illinois.
  10. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  11. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book B, page 644 & 647):
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  12. GEDCOM file G528 at http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Posting May 2 2001 by Stacey McDowell Dietiker () to IADECATU-L citing:
    "Reflections of Grand River, Iowa 1881-1981".
  14. USGenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadecatu/earlydecDocs/Westerville.htm.
  15. "Downing Family Tree" data, posted on Ancestry.com by "woodster905".
  16. http://www.findagrave.com.
  17. 1895 Kansas state census, Andover, Bruno Township, Butler County, Kansas; roll v115-13, page 12, line #29, dwelling #78, family #78.


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