Benjamin Franklin Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... John Hinshaw (c1660->1768) m Elizabeth Belshaw 
 6...... Jesse Hinshaw (1720-1797) m Abigail Marshall (1724-1806)
 7....... John Hinshaw (1747-1800) m Ruth (Pike) Weisner (1744-1795)
 8........ Benjamin H. Hinshaw (1782-1866) m Annas Bowman (1790-1865)
 9......... Benjamin Franklin Henshaw (1820-1887)
            +Margaret Jane Morgan (1824-1898)
10..........  Albert E. Hinshaw (1846-1881) 1,2,3,4,5
10..........  Lenora Hinshaw (c1849-1928) 1,2,3,4,5,6
10..........  Elizabeth Henshaw (c1851-?) 1,2,4,6
10..........  Angeline Hinshaw (1858-1929) 1,2,4,6,7
10..........  Arthur Morgan Hinshaw (1860-1945) 1,2,4,6,7,8
10..........  Logan Hinshaw (1864-1941) 1,2,7,8
Benjamin Franklin Henshaw     [ID 00397] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Benjamin Franklin Henshaw1,3 [Benjamin Franklin Hinshaw9,10,11, Franklin Hinshaw12].

Benjamin and his family spelled their surname "Henshaw".1  

Born 8-6-1820, Marlborough MM, Randolph County, North Carolina.2,3,4,7,8,11,13,14  

He married Margaret Jane Morgan, Sep 27 1842, Henry County, Indiana.1,8,9,10,14,15  Margaret, daughter of Michael Morgan & Mary Goddard, was born 6-1-1824, Camden County, New Jersey.1,2,3,4,7,8,15  

Benjamin was a merchant in Dunreith, Indiana.1  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 3 1850), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:3

Benjamin F. Henshaw, age 30, born in North Carolina; blacksmith; $2000 real estate.
Margaret Henshaw, age 25, born in New Jersey.
Albert Henshaw, age 4, born in Indiana.
Leonorah Henshaw, age 1, born in Indiana.
Angeline Lewis, age 14, born in Indiana.
Elias Henshaw, age 19, born in North Carolina; blacksmith.
John Morgan, age 16, born in New Jersey; attended school.
George H. Swain, age 18, born in North Carolina; attended school.
Living next door in 1850 was the family of first cousin Mary Ellen Hinshaw.16  

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1860 census (Aug 9 1860), Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana:4

Benjamin Hinshaw, age 40, born in North Carolina; dry goods mcht; $5000 real estate; $3000 personal property.
Margaret Hinshaw, age 36, born in New Jersey.
Albert Hinshaw, age 14, born in Indiana; attended school.
Lenara Hinshaw, age 11, born in Indiana; attended school.
Elizabeth Hinshaw, age 9, born in Indiana.
Angeline Hinshaw, age 2, born in Indiana.
Arthur Hinshaw, age 4 months, born in Indiana.

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 12 1870), Spiceland Township, Henry County, Indiana:2

Hinshaw, Benj'n F, age 49, born in North Carolina; farmer; $21,000 real estate; $12,500 personal property.
Hinshaw, Margaret, age 46, born in New Jersey; house keeper.
Hinshaw, Albert, age 24, born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Nora, age 21, born in Indiana.
Hinshaw, Elisabeth, age 18, born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Angeline, age 12, born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Arthur, age 10, born in Indiana; attended school.
Hinshaw, Logan, age 6, born in Indiana; attended school.

Benjamin and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 5 1880), Spiceland Township, Henry County, Indiana:7

Hinshaw, Benja F, age 59, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; dry goods merch.
Hinshaw, Margaret, wife, age 56, born in New Jersey; parents born in New Jersey; keeping house.
Hinshaw, Anjeline, daughter, age 22, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in New Jersey; divorced.
Hinshaw, Arthur, son, age 20, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in New Jersey; single; farmer; attended school.
Hinshaw, Logan, son, age 16, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in New Jersey; single; farmer; attended school.
Young, Frank, grandson, age 6, born in Indiana; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Indiana; attended school.

Benjamin Franklin Henshaw died Dec 15 1887, age 67y 4m 9d.1,14,17  

At Spiceland MM on 4-7-1894, Margaret was received in membership.8  

At Spiceland MM on 1-4-1896, Margaret and son Logan were granted a certificate to New Castle MM.8  

Margaret died Mar 19 1898, age 79y 3m 19d.1,17,18  

Benjamin's biography was published in the 1884 book "History of Henry County, Indiana":15

Benjamin F. Henshaw, merchant, Dunreith, Ind., has been for more than forty years prominently identified with the business interest of Henry County.  He was born in Randolph County, N. C., Aug. 6, 1820, a son of Benjamin and Anice (Bowman) Henshaw, natives of North Carolina, the former of Irish and the latter of English descent.  Benjamin Henshaw, Sr., was a farmer and cabinet-maker in his native State.  In 1832 he moved to Indiana and lived in Wayne County one year.  He then purchased a farm in Greensboro Township, Henry County, where he lived till his death in 1866, aged eighty-four years.  His wife died in 1865, aged seventy-five years.  They reared a family of twelve children, nine of whom are living.  They were active members of the Friends Society till the agitation of the slavery question, when they took a prominent part on the side of abolition.  They were well-known and esteemed throughout the entire county.  Benjamin F. Henshaw remained with his parents till eighteen years of age and then went to Knightstown and served an apprenticeship of three years at the blacksmith's trade.  He then engaged in business for himself twelve years, and in 1853 went to Greensboro and engaged in the mercantile business twelve years, and at the same time carried on a large farm.  In 1865 he moved to Dunreith where he has a large stock of general merchandise, being the leading merchant of the town.  He also has a landed estate of 325 acres.  Mr. Henshaw was married Sept. 27, 1842, to Margaret Morgan, a daughter of Michael and Mary (Goddard) Morgan, who came from New Jersey to Henry County in 1840.  They have had nine children; but four are living -- Albert E., Nora L., Elizabeth and Angie.  Arthur M., Logan and three infants are deceased.  Mr. Henshaw is a member of Dunreith Lodge, No. 341, I. O. O. F.


Sources

  1. "Hinshaw-Bernard and Related Families" by Cordelia E. Bogue Wright, in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), microfiche #6019151.
  2. 1870 census, Dunreith P.O., Spiceland Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M593-323, page 236A, line #16, dwelling #151, family #156.
  3. 1850 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M432-151, page 295, line #11, dwelling #639, family #639.
  4. 1860 census, Greensboro P.O., Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M653-266, page 426, line #15, dwelling #1529, family #69.
  5. 1850 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll 151, page 295; dwelling #639.
  6. Biographical sketch of Benjamin F. Henshaw; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://members.tripod.com/~debmurray/henry/henbioref-52.htm#bhenshaw.
  7. 1880 census, Spiceland Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll T9-284, ED 14, page 245A, line #43, dwelling #136, family #141.
  8. "Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana", Part 4, subtitled "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII", (a compendium of many of the records left by William Wade Hinshaw on his death), edited by Willard Heiss; GS929.3 H47 in a local library.
  9. "Index of Indiana Marriages Through 1850", Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division: http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm
  10. "Indiana Marriages to 1850" (www.ancestry.com).
  11. Seth Hinshaw family bible, from "Hinshaw Family Bible Records",
    LDS microfilm 1906029, Item 1.
  12. Posting Jan 9 2001 by Lora Radiches () to INDIANA-L, citing:
    biography of Elias Hinshaw:
    "Compendium of Biography of Henry County, Indiana" by B.F. Bowen; pg 638.
  13. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
  14. "Webster Parry's Abstracts of Quaker Records", LDS microfilm #0367987
  15. Biographical sketch of Benjamin F. Henshaw; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://members.tripod.com/~debmurray/henry/henbioref-52.htm#bhenshaw.
  16. 1850 census, Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana; roll M432-151, page 295, line #8, dwelling #638, family #638.
  17. Greensboro Friends Cemetery burials; Henry County Genealogical Services:
    http://www.hcgs.net/greenscem.html.
  18. "Hinshaw Family": a collection of family group sheets by Edna Harvey Joseph; LDS FHL microfilm #1572018 items 8-10 and #1572019 items 1-4


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