Marshall 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) m Sarah Phipps (1757-1844)
 4.... Eli Henshaw (1789-1868) m Abigail Sanford (1796-?)
 5..... Marshall Henshaw (1820-1900)
        +Frances Jane Whitaker (c1826-1863)
 6......  Marshall Whitaker Henshaw (1850-1852) 1,2
 6......  Frances Maria Henshaw (1852-1917) 1,2
 6......  Emma Irene Henshaw (1854-1937) 1,2,3
 6......  William Marshall Henshaw (1863-1863) 1,2
        +Mary Long (1839-1913)
 6......  Howard Clement Henshaw (1869-1870) 1,2
 6......  Mary Dana Henshaw (1871-?) 1,2,3
 6......  Arthur Williston Henshaw (1872-1961) 1,2,3,4
Marshall Henshaw     [ID 02801] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Oct 3 1820, Bethany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4,5  

Marshall was graduated from Amherst College in 1845 and was a tutor there, 1847-49.  He was principal of the academy at Derry, N.H., 1849-53; principal of the Byfield, Mass., academy, 1853-59; professor of natural philosophy and astronomy at Rutgers, 1859-63; principal of Williston seminary, East-hampton, Mass., 1863-76; and a lecturer on natural philosophy at Amherst, 1881-90.4  

Marshall received the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University of the City of New York in 1863 and that of D.D. from Amherst in 1872.  He was the author of The Greek Verb (1860).  

He married Frances Jane Whitaker, 1849.1,2  Frances, daughter of Jonathan Whitaker, was born about 1826, Massachusetts.2,5  

Marshall and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 15 1850), Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts:5

Marshall Henshaw, age 29, born in Pennsylvania; teacher; married within the year.
Frances J. Henshaw, age 24, born in Massachusetts; married within the year.
Marshall W. Henshaw, age 1 month, born in Massachusetts.

Frances died 1863.1  

He then married Mary Long, Jul 27 1864, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.1,2,6  Mary, daughter of Rev. Clement Long & Rhoda E. Rockwell, was born 1839, Ohio.1,3,6,7  

Marshall and family were shown in the 1880 census, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts:3

Henshaw, Marshall, age 59, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Massachusetts; teacher.
Henshaw, Mary L., wife, age 41, born in Ohio; father born in New Hampshire; mother born in Connecticut; keeping house.
Henshaw, Emma I., daughter, age 24, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Mary D., daughter, age 8, born in Massachusetts; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio.
Henshaw, Arthur W., son, age 7, born in Massachusetts; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio.

Marshall Henshaw died Dec 12 1900, Amherst, New York.1,2,4,8  

Marshall's death was noted in the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle" (Brooklyn, New York) on December 12, 1900:8

PROFESSOR HENSHAW DEAD

Springfield, Mass., December 12 -- Professor Marshall Henshaw of Amherst College died suddenly this morning.

Mary died 1913.1  

A biographical sketch of Marshall Henshaw was published in "The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans":9

HENSHAW, Marshall, educator, was born in Bethany, Pa., Oct. 3, 1820; son of Eli and Abigail (Sanford) Henshaw, and grandson of Josiah and Sarah (Phipps) Henshaw.  His grandfather, an uncommissioned officer in the Revolution, served throughout the war in Washington's army and participated in all the battles fought by that general.  He was wounded in the battle of White Plains.  After the war he settled at West Brookfield, Mass., and refused a pension from the government.  Marshall Henshaw was graduated from Amherst college in 1845 and was a tutor there, 1847-49.  He was principal of the academy at Derry, N.H., 1849-53; principal of the Byfield, Mass., academy, 1853-59; professor of natural philosophy and astronomy at Rutgers, 1859-63; principal of Williston seminary, East-hampton, Mass., 1863-76; and a lecturer on natural philosophy at Amherst, 1881-90.  He gave up active work on account of defective learning.  His only son, Arthur Williston, was graduated from Lehigh university in the department of electrical engineering in 1894, and became connected with the General Electric company, Schenectady, N.Y.  Marshall Henshaw received the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University of the City of New York in 1863 and that of D.D. from Amherst in 1872.  He is the author of The Greek Verb(1860).  He died at Amherst, Dec. 12, 1900.


Sources

  1. Contribution from Phil Henshaw.
  2. Stephanie J. Walker () database:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~walkersj/Henshaw.htm.
  3. 1880 LDS census index, Ward One, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; roll T9-0546, page 8C.
  4. "Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans",
    Johnson, Rossiter, ed.; The Biographical Society, 1904.
  5. 1850 census, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; roll M432-320, page 233, line #8, dwelling #228, family #272.
  6. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. "Record of the Descendants of James Ensign and His Wife Sarah Elson",
    Martha Ensign Nelson; CS71.E568.
  8. Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection; "Brooklyn Daily Eagle":
    http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle.
  9. Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904; http://www.ancestry.com.


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