William Ward

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... David Henshaw (1744-1808) m Mary Sargent (1755-1831)
 8........ Sarah Henshaw (1787-1863) m Andrew Henshaw Ward (1784-1864)
 9......... William Ward (1812-1860)
            +Mary Leffingwell Henshaw (1818-1868)
William Ward     [ID 03111] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 16 1812, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.1,2  

William was educated in the district school at Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and at the Academy at Leicester.  In 1826 he entered the store of David and John Henshaw of Boston, druggists, and under them and subsequent partners he learned the business, and when of age he opened a store for himself in Boston.  In 1837 he took his brother, Joseph W. Ward, into partnership and continued there until he became a partner with John Henshaw.2  

He married Mary Leffingwell Henshaw1,3,4,5, Sep 11 18381,3,4,5 [Sep 4 18382].  Mary Leffingwell Henshaw, daughter of Joshua Henshaw & Rebecca Leffingwell, was born Dec 16 1818.3,4,5  William and Mary were first cousins.  


Elizabeth Ward, born Jul 15 1839; lived only a few hours.
William Leffingwell Ward, born Jun 25/28/29 1841; died Feb 26 1902.
Florence Ward, born Aug 11 1843; died Dec 11/20 1844/1845.
Florence Ward, born Mar 8 1847; died Jul 20 1899.
Mabel Henshaw Ward, born Jun 17 1857/1858; died Jul 22 1897.

William Ward died Nov 26 1860.2  

Mary Leffingwell Henshaw died Feb 2 1868.5  


  1. "Denny Genealogy in England and America", Denny, C.C. Leicester, Massachusettes, 1866.
  2. "Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts : 1638-1900";
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  4. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  5. Contribution from Sabra Serrin Fawcett (), citing:
    The old family bible belonging to Joshua Henshaw.
  6. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  7. http://www.gendex.com/users/kline/rck/d0024/g0000047.html#I14584.

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