1. Thomas Henshaw (c1780-c1840) +Elizabeth Lewis (1786-?) 2.. Sarah Henshaw 1 2.. Mary Henshaw 1 2.. Francis Henshaw (1807-1899) 1,2 2.. Catherine Henshaw (1808-c1842) 1,3 2.. Eliza Ann Henshaw (1821-1884) 1 2.. Elizabeth Henshaw (c1825-?) 1,3 2.. Malisia Henshaw (c1831-?) 1,3
|Thomas Henshaw [ID 03529]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born about 1780, probably in Virginia.3
Thomas was in Person County, North Carolina as early as 1799. On Jan 3 1799 Thomas Henshaw was recorded as a witness to a deed: Jeremiah McIntire sold 100 acres to Cochran, Haralson, & Co. for $100.4
He married Elizabeth Lewis, about 1803, Caswell County, North Carolina.3 Elizabeth, daughter of Fielding Lewis, was born Sep 28 1786, Person County, North Carolina.3,5,6
The following was recorded in Person County, North Carolina "Record Books", Book 3, pages 262-263:6
March Court 1804
Guardian accounts for orphans of Fielding Lewis by Hiram Lewis, guardian, and John McFarland, former guardian.
John McFarland, guardian account for Elizabeth Lewis, now the wife of Thos. Henshaw. 10 Dec. 1803. /s/ James D. Henley, William Trotter.
On Mar 3 1806, Thomas Henshaw was recorded as Bondsman for the marriage bond of Hiram Lewis and Agness Cearney, Caswell County, North Carolina.7 It is unknown how this Hiram Lewis might have been related to Elizabeth Lewis, but she did have an uncle named Hiram Lewis.
Thomas and family were shown in the 1810 census, Caswell County, North Carolina:8
Thomas and family were shown in the 1820 census (Aug 7 1820), Caswell County, North Carolina:9
Thomas and family were shown in the 1830 census, Caswell County, North Carolina:10
Thomas Henshaw died about 1840, Caswell County, North Carolina.3
Widow Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1840 census, Caswell County, North Carolina (census page extremely faded):11
Widow Elizabeth and family were shown in the 1850 census (Oct 1850), Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, as follows:5
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