William D. Henshaw

 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 Nancy Davidson (1770-1804)
 4.... William D. Henshaw (1803-1878)
       +Charlotte Cooper (1805-1868)
 5.....  Georgi Ann Henshaw (c1835-?) 1
       +Janetta Scott (1842-1924)
 5.....  James W. Henshaw (1871-1925) 2,3
 5.....  John Davison Henshaw (1873-1939) 2,4,5
 5.....  Lottie Henshaw (1874-?) 2,6
 5.....  Charles Christopher Henshaw (1876-1951) 2,6,7,8,9
William D. Henshaw     [ID 03714] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Apr 19 1803, Frederick County, Virginia.1,10,11,12,13,14  

He married Charlotte Cooper, Oct 20 1825, Frederick County, Virginia.11,12,13,15,16  Charlotte, daughter of Thomas Cooper, was born May 9 1805, Frederick County, Virginia.1,17,18  

Frederick County, Virginia marriage bond dated Oct 13 1825; Charlotte's father, Thomas Cooper, bondsman.18  

William settled in Kentucky.11,12,13  William received land in Kentucky deeded to him by his father Levi, who had received the land from Levi's father William.12  

William, along with brothers Washington, Charles and James, later settled in Clay County, Missouri19 [sic - Clark County, Missouri].  

On Oct 13 1835 "William D. Henshaw of Marion County, Missouri" purchased two tracts of land in Clark County, Missouri totaling 120.16 acres.20  On Oct 14 1835 "William D. Henshaw of Lewis County, Missouri" purchased an additional 81.32 acres of land in Clark County, Missouri.20  On Oct 21 1835 "William D. Henshaw of Lewis County, Missouri" purchased an additional 40 acres of land in Clark County, Missouri.20  On Aug 2 1838 "William D. Henshaw of Lewis County, Missouri" purchased an additional 80 acres of land in Clark County, Missouri.20  On Apr 1 1839 "William D. Henshaw of Lewis County, Missouri" purchased an additional 80 acres of land in Clark County, Missouri.20  

William G. Henshaw and family were shown in the 1840 census, Des Moines Township, Clark County, Missouri:21

William G. Henshaw household:
1 male age 30-40 [William].
1 female under age 5 [daughter Georgi Ann].
1 female age 10-15.
1 female age 30-40 [Charlotte].
1 female slave age 10-24.
5 persons total in household.
1 person engaged in agriculture.
Also shown in the 1840 census living nearby were brothers James22 and Charles.23  

William D. Henshaw was shown in the 1850 census, 19th District, Clark County, Missouri:1,24

William D. Henshaw, age 47, born in Virginia; farmer; $10,000 real estate.
Charlotte C. Henshaw, age 45, born in Virginia.
Georgi Ann Henshaw [unclear], age 15, born in Missouri; attended school.
Mary A.R. Jobe, age 35, born in Virginia.
William was also shown in the 1850 Slave Schedule holding the following slaves:25
William D Henshaw:
1 black female, age 9.
1 black male, age 6.
Also shown in the 1850 census living nearby was the family of brother James.26  

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 11 1860), Madison Township, Clark County, Missouri:27

Wm D Henshaw, age 54, born in Virginia; farmer; $6000 real estate; $5000 personal property.
Charlotte Henshaw, age 55, born in Virginia.
Jas S. Scott, age 7, born in Missouri.
Mary Jobe, age 48, born in Virginia.
William was also shown in the 1860 Slave Schedule holding the following slaves:28
Wm D Henshaw:
1 black female, age 20.
1 black male, age 16.

Charlotte died Dec 7 1868, Clark County, Missouri; age 63y 7m.17  

He then married Janetta Scott29,30 [Jannette Scott31], Jul 11 186929,30, Clark County, Missouri29,30.  Janetta, daughter of Dr. John R. Scott & Sarah Ann Durham2,3,6,8,31,32,33,34,35,36,37, was born Nov 25 18422,3,6,8,31,32,33,34,35,36,37 [about 18457], Hancock County, Illinois2,3,6,8,31,32,33,34,35,36,37 [Missouri14].  

William and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Aug 18 1870), Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri:14

Henshaw, Wm D., age 67, born in Virginia; farmer; $5600 real estate; $2000 personal property; married within the year (July).
Henshaw, Janetta, age 27, born in Missouri; keeps house; married within the year (July).
Scott, Sarah, age 15, born in Missouri.
Scott, Charity, age 15, born in Missouri; attended school.
Job, Mary, age 52, born in Virginia;
Taylor, Morgan, black male, age 22, born in Georgia; laborer; cannot read or write.
Taylor, Margaret J., mullato female, age 18, born in Missouri; keeps house; cannot read or write.
Taylor, Mary E., mullato female, age 3 months, born in Missouri.

William D. Henshaw died Nov 25 1878, Clark County, Missouri; buried Henshaw Cemetery, Wayland, Clark County, Missouri.10  

Widow Janetta and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri:2

Henshaw, Genette, age 37, born in Illinois; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; widow; keeping house; sickness or disability: "chill".
Henshaw, Jame W. [sic], son, age 8, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Henshaw, John D., son, age 7, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois; attended school.
Henshaw, Lottie, daughter, age 5, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois.
Henshaw, Charles, son, age 3, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois.
Scott, Charity, sister, age 25, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single; boarder.
Jobe, Mary, "sister to husband", age 65, born in Virginia; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Virginia; single; keeping house.

Widow Janetta and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 1900), Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri:6

Henshaw, Jennie [unclear], head-of-household, age 57, born Nov 1842 in Illinois; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; widow; 4 children, 4 living; rented farm.
Henshaw, Littie, daughter, age 25, born Oct 1874 in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois; single.
Henshaw, Charles C., son, age 23, born Aug 1876 in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois; married 0 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Henshaw, Maggie, daughter-in-law, age 26, born Feb 1874 in Missouri; father born in Germany; mother born in Pennsylvania; married 0 years; no children.
Joab, Mary A., boarder, age 85, born Oct 1814 in Virginia; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Virginia; single.

Widow Jenette and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 3 1910), Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri:7

Henshaw, Jenette, head-of-household, age 65, born in Illinois; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; widow; 4 children, 4 living; occupation: farming, general farm; owned farm (free).
Henshaw, Charles, son, age 34, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois; first marriage, married 11 years; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Maggie, daughter-in-law, age 35, born in Missouri; father born in Germany; mother born in Pennsylvania; first marriage, married 11 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Henshaw, Mathew, grandson, age 9, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school.
Henshaw, Dayman [unclear], grandson, age 6, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school.
Living three houses away in 1910 was the family of son John.38  

Widow Jeanette was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 24 1920), living in the household of son Charles in Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri:8

Henshaw, Charles O. [or A. - unclear], head-of-household, age 43, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Illinois; owned home; occupation: farmer, general.
Henshaw, Margaret, wife, age 48, born in Missouri; father born in Germany; mother born in Pennsylvania.
Henshaw, Nathan K., son, age 18, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; occupation: laborer, home farm.
Henshaw, Charles D., son, age 16, born in Missouri; parents born in Missouri; attended school.
Henshaw, Jeanette, mother, age 77, born in Illinois; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; widow.
Henshaw, Sarah E. [or C. - unclear], aunt, age 64, born in Missouri; father born in Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single [note: this was probably incorrectly recorded as Henshaw and was likely Jeanette Scott's sister].
The enumerator of the 1920 census was grandson Nate K. Henshaw.  Living nearby in 1920 was the family of son John.39  

Janetta died Jul 25 1924, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; age 81y 8m 2d.31,32  Medical: Janetta died from colon cancer.32

(photo)Photo: Janetta Scott death certificate Clark County, Missouri 32


Sources

  1. 1850 census, 19th District, Clark County, Missouri; pg 292/581, dwelling #709:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mackley/Mo1850Jpegs/Clark50/ClarkP581.jpg.
  2. 1880 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll T9-0681, ED 35, page 114A, line #43, dwelling #8, family #8.
  3. Death certificate of James W. Henshaw.
  4. John Davison Henshaw death certificate.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139697913.
  6. 1900 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll T623-848, ED 18, page 9A, line #27, dwelling #177, family #177.
  7. 1910 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll T624-776, ED 24, page 190B, line #91, dwelling #169, family #169.
  8. 1920 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll T625-910, ED 24, page 10A, line #22, dwelling #215, family #215.
  9. Death certificate of Charles Christopher Henshaw.
  10. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139698188.
  11. "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 ().
  12. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  13. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  14. 1870 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; pg 475, line #38, dwelling #127, family #136.
  15. "Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850", Ancestry, Inc.
  16. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  17. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139697983.
  18. Posting Jun 19 2006 by MJ Norton () to the Frederick County, Virginia message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/gAC.2ACE/3063.2.
  19. "Henshaw Family Chronicles", a family history and collection of memorabilia by Caroline May Henshaw, 1995. Contributed by Kristen R. Wagner-Henshaw ().
  20. U.S. Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
  21. 1840 census, Des Moines Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll M704-221, page 332.
  22. 1840 census, Jackson Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll M704-221, page 340.
  23. 1840 census, Jackson Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll M704-221, page 341.
  24. 1850 census, 19th District, Clark County, Missouri; roll M432-396, pg 292, line #28, dwelling #709, family #736.
  25. 1850 Slave Schedule, Clark County, Missouri; pg 398, line #29.
  26. 1850 census, 19th District, Clark County, Missouri; pg 290/577, dwelling #680:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mackley/Mo1850Jpegs/Clark50/ClarkP577.jpg.
  27. 1860 census, Watertor P.O., Madison Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll M653-614, page 581, line #19, dwelling #239, family #236.
  28. 1860 Slave Schedule, Madison Township, Clark County, Missouri; pg 173, line #30.
  29. "Missouri Marriages 1851-1900" (www.ancestry.com).
  30. "Missouri, 1851-1900 Marriage Index".
  31. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=139698227.
  32. Death certificate for Mrs. W.D. Henshaw; Missouri State Archives:
    http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1924/1924_00022046.PDF.
  33. 1850 census, District 19, Clark County, Missouri; roll M432-396, page 284, line #17, dwelling #605, family #631.
  34. 1860 census, Jackson Township, Clark County, Missouri; page 777, line #14, dwelling #1676, family #1654.
  35. 1930 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll T626-1182, ED 1, page 8A, line #5, dwelling #182, family #182.
  36. 1850 census, District 19, Clark County, Missouri; roll M432-396, page 284, line #13, dwelling #605, family #631.
  37. Contribution from Christopher S. Scott ().
  38. 1910 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll T624-776, ED 24, page 190B, line #78, dwelling #166, family #166.
  39. 1920 census, Clay Township, Clark County, Missouri; roll T625-910, ED 24, page 9B, line #22, dwelling #215, family #215.


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