1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?) 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806) 3... Nicholas Henshaw (1763-1821) m Margaret McConnel (1753-1810) 4.... William Henshaw (1786-?) m Ann Parker (1786-1845) 5..... James Smith Henshaw (1809-1878) +Anna Maria Gray (1818-1850) 6...... Jonathan Gray Henshaw (1848-1867) 1,2,3,4,5 6...... William Henshaw (1850-1923) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 +Harriet Chalfant (c1816-1866) 6...... Abigail C. Henshaw (1853-1865) 1,5 6...... James Parker Henshaw (1854-1854) 1 6...... Clarissa F. Henshaw (1855-1904) 1,2,5,7,8 6...... Elizabeth Henshaw (1857->1889) 1,2,5,7 6...... Samuel Wilson Henshaw (1859->1889) 1,2,5,7,8 +Maria Jane McDougal (c1826-1904) 6...... Mary Margaret Henshaw (1871->1889) 1,2,8
|James Smith Henshaw [ID 03728]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born Nov 20 18091,3,5,6,7 [about 18124], North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania1,3,5,6,7.
James was educated in the public schools of Franklin Township.1 He was a farmer all his life, owning part of his grandfather's farm.1
He married Anna Maria Gray1,6,9 [Ann Gray2,3], May 24 18481,6,9, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania1,6,9. Anna, daughter of Nathan Gray & Hannah Reinier1,9, was born Oct 31 18181,9 [about 18154], Pennsylvania1,9.
James and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 25 1850), Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:4
Anna died Oct 31 18501,3,6,9 [Oct 29 185011,12], at the old Henshaw farm in North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania1,3,6,9; buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel Hills, near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania1,3,6,9.
He then married Harriet Chalfant1,3,9 [Harriet A. Olaphant13], May 4 18521,3,9. Harriet, daughter of George Chalfant & Abigail Parker, was born about 1816, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.3,5,14,15
The following newspaper notice appeared May 13, 1852 to announce their marriage:13
On the 4th inst., by Rev. Dr. Samuel Wilson, Mr. James S. Henshaw, of Laurel Hill, and Miss Harriet A. Olaphant, of Dunlap's Creek.
James and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 20 1860), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:5
Harriet died 1866.3
He then married Maria Jane McDougal1,9 [Maria Jane McDougle2], Jan 16 18681,9, Fayette County, Pennsylvania1,9. Maria was born about 1826, Pennsylvania.7,8
James and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 6 1870), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:7
James Smith Henshaw died Oct 20 1878, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel Hills, near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.2,3,6,12
Widow Maria and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 25 1880), North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania:8
A biography of son William appeared in the 1889 "Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County", in which the following is mentioned about James:3
James S. Henshaw was born November 20, 1809. He was a farmer - was a democrat - held various township offices and was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church at Laurel Hill for a number of years. He was first married to Miss Ann, daughter of Jonathan Gray, May 24, 1848. She died October 31,1850. They had two children: Jonathan G., deceased and William. His second wife was Miss Harriett, daughter of George Chalfant; she died in 1866. They had six children, of whom three are now living: Clarissa F., married to Samuel W Dunn; Elizabeth, married to Hiram Rankin; and Samuel W., married to Elizabeth Hankins. In 1860 he married Miss Maria Jane McDougle, who still survives him. They had two children, one of whom is now living: Mary Margaret, unmarried. He was a successful farmer and a steady, earnest man; he died October 20, 1878.
Maria died Oct 15 1904, buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel Hills, near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.11,12
Photo: James Smith Henshaw 21
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