1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?) 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806) 3... Levi Henshaw (1769-1843) m Ann McConnell (1778-1839) 4.... Levi Henshaw (1815-1896) m Sarah Ann Snodgrass (1827-1899) 5..... Valley Virginia Henshaw (1863-1927) +Rev. Francis C. Berry (?-<1927)
|Valley Virginia Henshaw [ID 03609]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born Jan 23 1863, Mill Creek, Berkeley County, West Virginia.1,2,3
She married Rev. Francis C. Berry.3,4,5,6,7
On Apr 5 1899 in Hedgesville, West Virginia, Valley Virginia Henshaw organized the first chapter of the West Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, the William Henshaw chapter, and Valley Virginia became the first regent of the West Virginia DAR.8
Valley was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 17 1920), living with the family of sister Lillie in Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia:9
Francis died before Jun 4 1927.10
Valley Virginia Henshaw died Jun 4 1927, Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia; age 64.4,10
A short biography of Valley Virginia was published in the book "An Anthology of Berkeley":11
Prominent among the educators of Berkely County was Valley Virginia Henshaw who began her teaching in the rural schools of the county. Later she secured a position in the first grade of the grammer school in Hedgesville. She took an active part in establishing the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution within the State and formed the William Henshaw Chapter. During her regency, four other chapters were organized: the "Colonel Charles Lewis," June 11, 1901; the "Elizabeth Zane," July 21, 1902; the "James Wood," January 21, 1903; and the "Elizabeth Ludington Hagans," May 19, 1904. Miss Henshaw was the first Chapter Regent in the State of West Virginia. She married the Rev. Francis C. Berry and lived in Texas for several years. Failing in health, she returned to West Virginia and died June 4, 1927.
Photo: Valley Virginia Henshaw death certificate 10
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