William Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. William Henshaw (1767-1822)
     +Jerusha Brace (?-1822)
 3...  Polly Henshaw (1789->1865) 1,2,3
 3...  Julia Henshaw (1791-1838) 1,2,3
 3...  Joseph M. Henshaw (1794-1869) 1,2,3,4
 3...  William Henshaw (1796-1884) 1,2,3
 3...  Ester Henshaw (1798-1852) 1,2,3,5
 3...  Jerusha Henshaw (1801-1871) 1,2
 3...  John Henshaw (1801-?) 3
 3...  John Brace Henshaw (1803-1875) 1,2,3
 3...  Harriet Henshaw (1807-1855) 1,2,3
 3...  Ursala Henshaw (1809-1860) 1,2,3
 3...  Horace W. Henshaw (1811-1898) 1,2,3
 3...  Elizabeth Henshaw (1814-?) 1,2,3
William Henshaw     [ID 04484] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Sep 10 1767, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.2,3,4,5,6  

William served as a boy with his father in the Continental Army during the Revolution.5  

William lived in Wells, Connecticut.7  

He married Jerusha Brace, Jan 11 1787, New Haven Second Church, New Hartford, Litchfield County, Connecticut.1,4,6,7  Jerusha was born near Sincoe, Townsend, Ontario, Canada.  

William and family were shown in the 1790 census, Wells, Rutland County, Vermont:8

Henshaw, Wm Jur:
1 Free Male over age sixteen (William).
2 Free Females (Jerusha and daughter Polly)

William Henshaw died Aug 5 1822, Townsend, Upper Canada.2,3,4,5,6  

Jerusha died 1822, Canada.9  

William and Jerusha both died of typhus fever in Canada while en route to Michigan.9  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  3. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  4. John Banes database: http://www.eskimo.com/~banes.
  5. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  6. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  7. "Connecticut Marriages to 1800" (www.ancestry.com).
  8. 1790 census, Wells, Rutland County, Vermont; roll M637-12, page 46.
  9. Posting Apr 28 1999 to the Michigan GenWeb Kent County Biographies:

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