David Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Joshua Henshaw (1672-1747) m Mary Hay Webster (1672-1747)
 6...... Daniel Henshaw (1701-1781) m Elizabeth Allen Bass (1703-1774)
 7....... David Henshaw (1744-1808)
          +Mary Sargent (1755-1831)
 8........  Mary Henshaw (1774-1790) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Mary S. Henshaw (1775-?) 2
 8........  Elizabeth Henshaw (1776-1861) 1,2,3,4,5
 8........  Anna Henshaw (1778-1854) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Joshua Henshaw (1779-1854) 1,2,3,4,6,7
 8........  David Henshaw (1781-1790) 2,4
 8........  Andrew Henshaw (1783-1853) 1,2,4,6,7
 8........  Fanny Henshaw (1785-1801) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Sarah Henshaw (1787-1863) 1,2,4
 8........  Charles Henshaw (1789-1864) 1,2,4,6,7,8
 8........  David Henshaw (1791-1852) 1,2,4,6,9
 8........  Catherine Henshaw (1793-1798) 1,2,3,4
 8........  Laura Henshaw (1795-?) 1,2,3,10
 8........  John Henshaw (1798-1859) 1,2,4,6,7
David Henshaw     [ID 04522] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 19 1744, Boston, Massachusetts.4,6,11,12,13,14  

He married Mary Sargent4,6,12,15,16 [Mary Sergeant1, Mary Sargeant17], Feb 17 17734,6,12,15,16, Massachusetts4,6,12,15,16.  Mary Sargent, daughter of Nathan Sargent & Mary Denny, was born Aug 22 1755.4  

In September, 1776, David was commissioned as Captain in Colonel Thomas Craft's regiment of artillery in the Continental Army.  His regiment, under the command of General Spencer, encountered the British at Tiverton.  David remained in the service for three years and then resigned and retired to his farm.6,14  

David was for many years an active magistrate in his county.6  "He was a man of strong and vigorous mind, resolute will, and independent judgement."6  

David Henshaw died May 22 1808, Leicester, Massachusetts.6,12,13,14  

Mary Sargent died Sep 9 1831.4,16,18  


  1. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  2. "History of Henshaws in Scotland, in England and in America to the Present Time", Edith Henshaw Kuntz, 1956; contributed by Don Henshaw.
  3. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  4. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  5. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. "New England Library of Genealogy and Personal History", New England Historical Publishing Company, Boston, 1902. Contributed by David Henshaw.
  7. Contribution from David H. Henshaw citing:
    "Dictionary of American Biography", Charles Scribner's Sons and
    "American Secretaries of the Navy", Navy Institute Press.
  8. Contribution from Shelley Anne Walton ().
  9. "Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans",
    Johnson, Rossiter, ed.; The Biographical Society, 1904.
  10. "Fletcher Family History", by Edward H. Fletcher; Rand, Avery, & Co., Boston, MA, 1881.
  11. Contribution from David G. White () citing:
    "Ancestry of the Henshaws", by Olive White Murry, Sept. 1, 1928;
    DAR application letter for Marion Warren.
  12. "History of the Henshaw Family", a handwritten manuscript identified as a copy of a letter written August 16, 1829 by Daniel Henshaw of Boston (probably #4588 to Joshua Henshaw Hayward of Boston (probably a son or grandson of Sarah Henshaw Hayward); part of the manuscript collection titled "Henshaw family Papers, 1757-1892" archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Manuscripts Department, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634.
  13. Manuscripts relating to William Henshaw, archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, including a handwritten family lineage.
  14. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  15. Contribution from David G. White ().
  16. "Colonial Families of the United States of America", Vol. 3
    New York: 1907; George Norbury Mackenzie, ed.
  17. "Massachusetts Marriages to 1800", pg. 61 (www.ancestry.com).
  18. Robert Kline database: http://www3.telus.net/robertkline, citing:
    Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. VII, p 628.

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