Nathaniel Greene 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.... Nathan G. Henshaw (1816-1850) m Jane Weatherby (1817-1847)
 5..... Nathaniel Greene Henshaw (1847-?)
        +Lourinda E. Stapleton (1844-?)
 6......  Maggie Dean Henshaw (1870-?) 1,2,3,4
 6......  Edward Henshaw (1872-?) 1,3
 6......  Laura Belle Henshaw (1874-?) 1,3,4
 6......  Mary Alice Henshaw (1877-?) 1,3,4
 6......  Daisy Henshaw (c1878-?) 1,3,4
 6......  Cora Henshaw (1880-?) 1,3,4
 6......  Jennie Henshaw (1884-?) 1,4,5
Nathaniel Greene Henshaw     [ID 02807] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Nathaniel Greene Henshaw1 [Nathaniel George Henshaw6].

Born Jan 4 1847, Effingham County, Illinois.1,2,4,5,7,8  

Nathaniel was shown in the 1850 census (Aug 26 1850), Clay & Richland District, Clay County, Illinois, living in the household of a Jacob & Catharine Trober.8  

Jacob Trober, age 53, born in North Carolina; farmer; $100 real estate; cannot read or write.
Catharine Trober, age 56, born in Virginia; cannot read or write.
Elizabeth Trober, age 22 [unclear], born in Illinois; cannot read or write.
Martha A. Trober, age 16, born in Illinois.
Wm J. Trober, age 12, born in Illinois.
Nathaniel G. [or F. - unclear] Henshaw, age 3, born in Illinois.
James Baker, age 23, born in Kentucky; farmer; cannot read or write.

He married Lourinda E. Stapleton9 [Lurinda Stapleton1, Melinda Stapleton4], Mar 10 18689, Madison County, Illinois9.  Lourinda, daughter of Elisha Stapleton, was born Aug - 1844, Illinois.1,4,5  

Nathaniel and family were shown in the 1870 census (Sep 1 1870), Madison County, Illinois:2

Henshaw, Nat, age 23, born in Illinois; farmer; $500 personal property.
Henshaw, Lurinda, age 26, born in Illinois; keeps house.
Henshaw, Maggie, age 1 month, born Apr [1870] in Illinois.

Nathaniel and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 19 1880), Mound Valley Township, Labette County, Kansas:3

Hinshaw, N.G., age 32, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; farmer.
Hinshaw, Larinda, wife, age 34, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Maggie, daughter, age 10, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; attended school.
Hinshaw, Eddie, son, age 8, born in Kansas; parents born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Belle, daughter, age 6, born in Kansas; parents born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Alice, daughter, age 3, born in Kansas; parents born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Daisy, daughter, age 2, born in Kansas; parents born in Illinois.
Hinshaw, Cora, daughter, age 27 days, born May 1880 in Kansas; parents born in Illinois.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of a widow Mary Stapleton, age 54,10 probably Lorinda's mother.11  

Nathaniel and family were again shown in the 1900 census (Jun 7 1900), Mound Valley Township, Labette County, Kansas:4

Henshaw, Nathaniel, head-of-household, age 53, born Jan 1847 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married 32 years; farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Melinda, wife, age 55, born Aug 1844 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married 32 years; 6 children, 6 living.
Henshaw, Maggie, daughter, age 30, born April 1870 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; single.
Henshaw, Belle, daughter, age 26, born April 1874 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; dressmaking.
Henshaw, Alice, daughter, age 23, born Feb 1877 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Daisy, daughter, age 21, born Feb 1879 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Jennie, daughter, age 15, born Aug 1884 in Illinois; parents born in Illinois.

Nathaniel and family were again shown in the 1910 census (Apr 29 1910), Mound Valley Township, Labette County, Kansas:5

Henshaw, N.G., head-of-household, age 63, born in Illinois; married 42 years; farmer; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, L.E., wife, age 65, born in Illinois; parents born in Illinois; married 42 years; 6 children, 6 living.
Bellaire, E.E., daughter, age 25, born in Kansas; parents born in Illinois; widow; 2 children, 2 living.
Bellaire, Emerson, grandchild, age 3, born in Kansas; parents born in Kansas.
Bellaire, Ethel, grandchild, age 11 months, born in Kansas; parents born in Kansas.

A biographical sketch of Nathaniel appeared in the 1901 "History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens", as follows:1

NATHANIEL GREENE HENSHAW, one of the pioneer settlers of Mound Valley, Labette county, Kansas, has lived for many years at his present home, in section 36, township 32, range 17.  He was born, January 4, 1847, in Effingham county, Illinois, and is a son of Nathan G. and Jane (Weatherby) Henshaw.  

Nathan G. Henshaw died on a mail packet at New Orleans, in the spring of 1850.  His death was caused by cholera.  Mrs. Henshaw died when her son, Nathaniel, was but one week old.  She left two other children, namely: William, now conducting a nail factory at Belleville, Illinois; and Maggie, the wife of Stephen Apperson, of St. Louis, Missouri.  

Nathaniel Greene Henshaw, whose name opens this sketch, was reared by a kind-hearted Pennsylvania-Dutchman, whose name was Trober.  He remained with him until he reached the age of sixteen years, when he enlisted in Company E, 11th Reg., Ill. Vol. Inf., and later was transferred to the 8th Reg., Ill. Vol. Inf., and assigned to Company B.  He served in the army very nearly three years, and was mustered out at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1866.  After that, he returned to Illinois, where he farmed until he located in Labette county, Kansas.  

Mr. Henshaw moved to Labette county, October 23, 1870.  He settled on the farm where he now lives, and for eight or ten years was in litigation with the railroad company.  He sold 80 acres of his farm, and now has 86 acres of finely improved land.  When he located in Kansas, he was accompanied by his brother-in-law.  He built a log house, and brought his family here to live.  In 1872, a cyclone swept through that part of the county, devastating a space about 200 yards wide, and finally reaching Iowa, where it did much damage.  Mr. Henshaw's farm is situated at the head of two creeks, or draws, one going north and one south.  The storm followed these draws, and while no one was injured, everything was badly shaken up, and distributed over a large area.  The log house was destroyed, but Mr. Henshaw soon built another, which is now standing.  A stone hen-house was also destroyed by the cyclone.  Mr. Henshaw is very proud of a large elm tree which stands back of his house, and which is nine feet in circumference.  He carried the switch from which it grew in his pocket.  He has some very large maple trees, which add greatly to the appearance of his farm.  In 1876, he set out some hedges, which divide the farm into seven parts.  When he first located on this farm, he broke some land, and raised sod-corn, oats and buckwheat.  He now gives much attention to the raising of Poland-China hogs.  His home is a very comfortable one, and he has one of the best farms in the section.  The buildings are all, commodious and substantial, and the orchard and grounds are in fine condition.  

Mr. Henshaw was united in marriage, in Illinois, with Lurinda Stapleton.  She was born in Illinois, in 1845, and is a daughter of Elisha Stapleton.  Elisha Stapleton held the first justice court in the western part of the county, - serving a number of years.  He died in 1875, in Labette county, and his wife died in 1885.  Mr. and Mrs. Henshaw have six children living, and had one, who died when an infant.  The living are: Maggie Dean; Edward, who married Miss Cooper, lives on the old Potter farm, and has two children, Carrie and Mabel; Laura Belle; Mary Alice; Daisy (Gillett), who lives near her father's farm; and Jennie.  

Mr. Henshaw has always voted the Republican ticket.  He has served on the school board in District No. 68.  He is a member of the G. A. R. Post, of Mound Valley.  He was formerly a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association.  Religiously, he belongs to the Christian church.


Sources

  1. "History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens",
    ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case; Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill, 1901:
    http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/labette/1901/h/henshang.shtml.
  2. 1870 census, Township 4 Range 6, Madison County, Illinois; roll M593-251, page 84, line #21, dwelling #55, family #56.
  3. 1880 census, Mound Valley Township, Labette County, Kansas; roll T9-0385, ED 113, page 349C, line #10, dwelling #191, family #191.
  4. 1900 census, Mound Valley Township, Labette County, Kansas; ED 116, page 138A, line #14, dwelling #82, family #83.
  5. 1910 census, Mound Valley Township, Labette County, Kansas; ED 136, page 118A, line #8, dwelling #119, family #122.
  6. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Eugene James Weatherby ().
  7. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Eugene James Weatherby (), citing:
    "Weatherbee Round-Up", Volume XVII, Number 5, Sep/Oct 1994, page 169.
  8. 1850 census, Clay & Richland District, Clay County, Illinois; roll M432-100, page 290B, line #13, dwelling #162, family #160.
  9. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book 6, page 218):
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  10. 1880 census, Mound Valley Township, Labette County, Kansas; roll T9-0385, ED 113, page 349C, line #5, dwelling #190, family #190.
  11. Speculation.


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