Elenor Henshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. Elenor Henshaw (1737-?)
     +Jeremiah Archer (?-c1761)
     +Robert Brownfield 
Elenor Henshaw     [ID 00305] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Elenor Henshaw1,2,3,4 [Eleanor Henshaw5,6, Elinor Hancher6].

Born 1737, Orange County, Virginia.1,2,5  

She married Jeremiah Archer, before 1756, probably Frederick County, Virginia.6  

Children:6,7

William Archer, born c1750, Frederick County, Virginia; married Mary - (daughter: Mary Archer, born c1781).
Benjamin Archer, born c1751, Frederick County, Virginia (son: Simeon Jeremiah Archer, Sr., b c1792, South Carolina). 8

Jeremiah Archer was in the Colonial Militia, 1754-1755, Frederick County, Virginia.6,8  His military service is mentioned in "Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines", 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey.  Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):19.9  

Jeremiah died about 1761, Nineveh, Stephens City, Frederick County, Virginia.6,7  Will probated May 1761; final settlement 1765.10  

After Jeremiah died, Elenor's brother William was named guardian of Jeremiah's minor children.11  

She then married Robert Brownfield12 [Robert Brumfield6, John Broomfield5].  Robert was the executor of the estate of Elenor's first husband, Jeremiah Archer.6  

At Hopewell MM on 9 Mo. 6 1762, Elenor Brownfield (formerly Archer) was disowned for her marriage contrary to discipline.13  

On 6-7-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:14

At our monthly meeting of Hopewell held the 7th Day of the 6th month 1762 the representitives being Cald they appear'd.  
...  
at this meeting there was a testimony signd against William Handcher and the meeting appoints William Dillon to read it to him and give a coppy if he incline to appeal but if not to read it at the Close of a first Days meeting and return it to be recorded

The Meeting appoints William Dillon to assist the women friends in Drawing a testimony against Elenor Brownfield formerly Archer She having gon out in marriage and produce to next monthly meeting for approbation

On 7-5-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:14

At our monthly meeting of Hopewell held the fifth Day of the Seventh month 1762 the Representitives being Call'd they appear'd.  
...  
at this meeting there was a testimony signed against ellenor Brownfield and the meeting appoints William Dillon to assist the women friends in reading it to her and give a copy if she incline to appeal but if not he is to read it at the Close of a first Days meeting and return it to be recorded

On 8-2-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:14

At our monthly meeting of Hopewell held the Second Day of the 8th month 1762 the representitives being Calld they appear'd.  
...  
The testimony Signd against William Handcher has been read at the Close of a first Days and is now returnd to be recorded
...  
William Dillon is to Continue his Care in assisting the women and publishing the testimony Signd against Elenor Brownfield

On 9-6-1762 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:14

At our monthly meeting of Hopewell held the Sixth Day of the ninth month 1762 the representitives being Calld they appear'd.  
...  
The testimony signd against Elenor Brownfield has been published at the Close of a first Days meeting and is returnd to be recorded

Elenor and family moved to Kentucky.5  

Elenor might have had a descendent (perhaps a grandson) named Nathaniel Beasley (or perhaps Nathaniel Beasley was just someone who purchased land patent rights), as Beasley was issued a federal land patent for 100 acres of land in Ohio on May 25 1803:15

Know ye, that, in consideration of military service performed by Jeremiah Archer (a soldier for three years) to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment ...  
... there is granted by the said United States unto Nathaniel Beasley assignee of Elenoer Archer assignee of the said Jeremiah Archer a certain tract of land, containing one hundred acres situate between the little Miami and Sciota Rivers, north-west of the River Ohio ...
The above land patent has an additional handwritten notation:
Jeremiah Archer was originally entitled to the Bounty land granted by the within patent to Nathaniel Beasley, who claims under the said Archer.  War office, May 25 1803.  
A. Dearborn,
Secy of War
Note that Nathaniel Beasley was also recorded as assignee for twelve such land patents in Ohio15 - it seems likely that he purchased land patent rights from others (perhaps he purchased the Jeremiah Archer rights after Elenor died).16  


Sources

  1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
  2. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  3. "The West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly", Vol. 4, No. 2, April 1904. The West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society, Charleston, W.VA. Article "The Henshaw Family" by Valley Virginia Henshaw. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  4. "Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania", Volume II. John W. Jordan & James Hadden, editors. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1912. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
  5. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  6. Contribution from Helen Austin ().
  7. RootsWeb WorldConnect data from Earle Copp ().
  8. Virginia Revolutionary War Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI); http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Contribution from Helen Austin () citing:
    Frederick Co, VA; Will-Probate Order books May 1761 #9, p304; #10, p147,
    May 1768 #14, p265, Feb 1771 #15, p265, Feb 1771, #15, p104;
    May 1792 #23-1, p457, #23-1, p458; Apr 1800 #33, p258.
  11. Contribution from Helen Austin () citing:
    Frederick Co. Records: Handley Library Archives, Julian Baker Papers 87 WFCH, Box 3;
    Also Clayton Library, Houston TX on Feb 1996, microfilm, Index to Wills #1,
    Frederick Co, VA 1743-1917; year 1765, Inventory 3, p 314, Acct 3, p 315.
  12. Contribution from Tommy Karns (), citing:
    Information provided by Edward Arntzen & J. Duling;
    Will of father Nicholas Henshaw, Sep 21 1774,
    Berkeley County VA Will Book 1, page 109, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WVA.
  13. Contribution from Helen Austin () citing:
    "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia", p. 497.
  14. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Official Federal Land Patent Records:
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  16. Speculation.


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