Hannah Henshaw

 1. Thomas Henshaw (c1650-1700) m Hannah Cleveland (1653-1737)
 2.. Thomas Henshaw (1680-1726) m Mary Brooks (1688-?)
 3... William Henshaw (1715-1801) m Priscilla Reed (1715-1748)
 4.... William Henshaw (1742-1817) m Mehitable Moffet (1746-1839)
 5..... Hannah Henshaw (1786-1877)
        +Donald McKenzie (1785-1861)
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Hannah Henshaw1 [Hannah Hincher1,2, Hannah Hencher3,4].

Born Sep 26 17862,4,5,6,7,8,9 [about 178910], Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts2,4,5,6,7,8,9.  

She married Donald McKenzie1,6 [Daniel McKenzie7,8], Aug 3 18041,6 [18092,3], Charlotte, Genesee (now Monroe) County, New York1,6.  Donald, son of William McKenzie6,7,10,11, was born Mar 15 17856,7,10,11 [about 17838], Strath Nairn, Bal Dru, Scotland6,7,10,11.  [Mar 15 1784/5 by the old calendar].2,6  


Janet/Jennet McKenzie, born Aug 10 1810, Mumford, Monroe County, New York; died May 23 1886; married Donald McNaughton, Dec 4 1838.
William McKenzie, born Mar 7 1812; died Nov 1885, Oakland, California; married Susan McKay.
Mary Elizabeth McKenzie, born Feb 19 1814; died Apr 17 1895; married Hector McLean, 1838. 2
Mehittable McKenzie, born Mar 1 1816; died Jul 15 1843, Pellsfoul, Monroe County, New York; married Herman Lusk, Jun 1 1843.
David Rowe McKenzie, born Jan 15 1818, Genesee County, New York; died Aug 8 1891; married Adeline Travis.
John McKenzie, born Oct 22 1820, Mumford, Monroe County, New York; died Jul 3 1877; married Frances Crowner.
Simon D. McKenzie, born Nov 19 1822, Brookfield Farm, Livingston County, New York; died Jun 9 1879.
Sarah McKenzie, born Dec 11 1824, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; died Sep 22 1832.
Joseph Sheppard McKenzie, born Mar 14 1827; died Sep 25 1857, killed in action in Kansas.
Elizabeth McKenzie, born Jun 31 1829, Brookfield Farm, Livingston County, New York; living as of 1911.

The following is a biographical sketch of Donald McKenzie (source unknown):11


Donald McKenzie was prominent early settler and may be regarded as the earliest resident pioneer of this locality.  Came to America in 1804 and remained a short time in New York as a clerk; then removed to Connecticut and in the fall of 1806 came to Honeoye Falls.  For a short time he was employed in a cloth dressing and carding shop on Honeoye Creek in Lima and in fall 1807 he erected a log building on present site of Mumford Village, where he became pioneer in the business of cloth dressing West of the Genesee River.  His customers included all the people of a territory now included in 10 counties.  A carding machine (the second in the region) was added to his business in 1809.  In 1827 he erected a large grist mill on Allen's Creek and conducted business 12 years, but which he lost through some business misfortune.  He built a large saw mill near his home on Spring Creek.  He was a ruling elder in the first church organized in Wheatland and it was also first Presbyterian Church West of Genesee River in 1805.

Hannah and family were shown in the 1830 census, York, Livingston County, New York:12

Daniel McKenzie household:
1 male under age 5 [Joseph].
1 male age 5-10 [Simon].
1 male age 30-40 [Donald].
1 female under age 5 [Elizabeth].
1 female age 5-10 [Sarah].
1 female age 30-40 [Hannah].
Living next door (or nearby) in 1830 was the family of a Catherine McKenzie, age 80-90, possibly Donald's mother.13  Catherine McKenzie's household included several young children, some of whom might have been Hannah's children.13  

Hannah and family were shown in the 1840 census, Caledonia, Livingston County, New York:7

Danl McKenzie household:
2 males age 10-15 [Joseph and ??].
2 males age 15-20 [Simon and John].
2 males age 20-30 [Daniel and William].
1 male age 50-60 [Donald].
1 female age 10-15 [Elizabeth].
1 female age 20-30 [Mary Elizabeth or Mehittable].
1 female age 50-60 [Hannah].
10 persons total in household.
5 persons engaged in agriculture.

Hannah and family were shown in the 1850 census (Aug 19 1850), Caledonia, Livingston County, New York:10

Donald McKenzie, age 65, born in Scotland; farmer; $15,000 real estate.
Hannah McKenzie, age 61, born in Massachusetts.
John McKenzie, age 29, born in New York; farmer.
Simon McKenzie, age 27, born in New York; farmer.
Joseph McKenzie, age 23, born in New York; farmer.
Elizabeth McKenzie, age 21, born in New York.
James Donegan, age 40, born in Ireland; laborer; cannot read or write.
Peter Cabe, age 18, born in Ireland; laborer; attended school.
Catherine Quinn, age 21, born in Ireland.
Alexander Quinn, age 22, born in Scotland; laborer.

Hannah and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 7 1860), Caledonia, Livingston County, New York:8

Daniel [sic] McKenzie, age 77, born in Scotland; retired farmer.
Hannah McKenzie, age 74, born in Massachusetts.
Elizabeth McKenzie, age 30, born in New York.
Mary Ann Wheland, age 12, born in New York.

Donald died 1861.2,14,15  

Widow Hannah and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 21 1870), Caledonia, Livingston County, New York:9

McKenzie, Hannah, age 83, born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
McKenzie, Simon, age 47, born in New York; father foreign-born; farmer; $10,000 real estate; $1,190 personal property.
McKenzie, Elizabeth, age 39, born in New York; father foreign-born; artist.
Tygeal [unclear], Mina, age 24, born in Canada; parents foreign-born; domestic.

Hannah Henshaw died 1877.16  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution,
    Lineage Books, Volume 88.
  3. "History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham's Purchase and
    Morris Reserve". O. Turner; published by William Alling, Rochester; 1851;
    Cornell University Library "Making of America" Collection:
  4. Contribution from Mark Hoy Henshaw citing:
    "History of Monroe County New York"; Everts, Ensign, and Everts Publishers, Philadelphia, 1877.
  5. Contribution from Tom Henshaw citing:
    Vital Records, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 126.
  6. Contribution from Mardella Brown (), citing:
    Letter from Millard F. Hincher dated Oct 22 1931.
  7. 1840 census, Caledonia, Livingston County, New York; roll 294, page 219.
  8. 1860 census, Caledonia, Livingston County, New York; roll M653-779, page 561, line #18, dwelling #304, family #284.
  9. 1870 census, Caledonia, Livingston County, New York; roll M593-965, page 62, line #9, dwelling #327, family #331.
  10. 1850 census, Caledonia, Livingston County, New York; roll M432-524, page 346, line #17, family #122.
  11. Contribution from Mardella Brown ().
  12. 1830 census, York, Livingston County, New York; roll 93, page 48.
  13. Speculation.
  14. http://files.usgwarchives.net/ny/livingston/wills/indexes/testators/v4.txt.
  15. http://files.usgwarchives.net/ny/livingston/wills/indexes/testators/v5.txt.
  16. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).

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