Josiah Henshaw

 1. Thomas Henshaw (c1650-1700) m Hannah Cleveland (1653-1737)
 2.. Josiah Henshaw (1695-1752) m Dorothy Crawford Goodnow (1710-1770)
 3... Josiah Henshaw (1752-1840)
      +Sarah Phipps (1757-1844)
 4....  Mary Henshaw (1785-1875) 1,2,3,4,5
 4....  Increase Henshaw (1786-?) 1,2,3,4,5
 4....  Dolly Henshaw (1788-1869) 1,2,3,4
 4....  Eli Henshaw (1789-1868) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 4....  Josiah Henshaw (1791-1871) 1,2,3,4,5
 4....  Sally Henshaw (1793-1857) 1,2,3,4,5
 4....  Phebe Henshaw (1796-1849) 2,3,4,7
 4....  John Phipps Henshaw (1798-1825) 1,2,3,4,5
Josiah Henshaw     [ID 02790] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Josiah Henshaw1,2 [Josiah Hinchow1].

Born May 17 1752, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,8  

Josiah lived in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.2  

He married Sarah Phipps1,2,6,9 [Sarah Phips1, Sally Phips1], Apr 22 17841,2,6,9, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts1,2,6,9.  Sarah, daughter of John Phipps & Rachel Lincoln, was born Mar 14 1757, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2,9,10  

Josiah was an uncommissioned officer in the Revolution, serving throughout the war in Washington's army and participated in all the battles fought by general Washington.  He was wounded in the battle of White Plains.6  

After the war he settled at West Brookfield, Massachusetts.6  

Josiah was described by his son Eli as "a stern, rigid Puritan, so proud of his service that he refused to take pension from the Government, saying that he fought for his country and not for pay."  He was so arbitrary and reserved toward his children that they learned from him nothing of his history or ancestors.11  

Josiah Henshaw died Dec 26 1840, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.5  

Sarah applied for a widow's pension in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1834.12  

Widow Sarah was shown in the 1840 census enumeration of Revolutionary War pensioners, age 83, living in the household of son Josiah in Brookfield, Massachusetts.13  

Sarah died Jul 18 1844, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; buried Brookfield, Massachusetts.14

(photo)Photo: Birth Record (1) of the Children of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts 3

(photo)Photo: Birth Record (2) of the Children of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts 4

(photo)Photo: Record of the family of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts 5


Sources

  1. Contribution from Joan Shirk () citing:
    Vital records of Brookfield, MA.
  2. Contribution from Phil Henshaw.
  3. Birth Record (1) of the Children of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps; Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts;
    Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  4. Birth Record (2) of the Children of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps; Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts;
    Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. Record of the family of Josiah Henshaw & Sarah Phipps; Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts;
    Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. "Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans",
    Johnson, Rossiter, ed.; The Biographical Society, 1904.
  7. "National Register of the Society of Sons of the American Revolution".
  8. Gregg Trueman database:
    http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=141301&pid=-2046966860.
  9. Stephanie Walker's Phips database: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/a/l/Stephanie-J-Walker/index.html.
  10. Gregg Trueman database:
    http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=141301&pid=-2046966861.
  11. Contribution from Joan Shirk () citing:
    "A Memorial of Marshall Henshaw", 1901.
  12. Worcester County, Massachusetts, Probate Index, Vol. 1 & 2, July 1731-1881; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Revolutionary War Pensioner Census, 1840; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.


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