Elizabeth Bass 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....... Elizabeth Bass Henshaw (1737-1787)
          +Samuel Denny (1731-1817)
 8........  Elizabeth Denny (1760-1846) 1,2,3
 8........  Joseph Addison Denny (1777-1822) 1,2,3
Elizabeth Bass Henshaw     [ID 04565] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Sep 27 1737, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.4,5,6,7  

She married Samuel Denny, Sep 29 1757, Massachusetts.1,5,6,7,8,9  Samuel Denny, son of Daniel Denny & Rebecca Jones, was born May 20 1731.1,7  


Daniel Denny, married Harriet J. Gardner.
William Denny, married Ruth Swan.
Joseph Addison Denny, married his first cousin Phebe Henshaw.
Elizabeth Denny, married 1782, Thomas Walter Ward (their son Andrew Henshaw Ward married his cousin Sarah Henshaw). 2

Samuel Denny was a lieutenant colonel under Elizabeth's brother Colonel William Henshaw at the Lexington Alarm.  In 1766 he served as colonel.  He gave valuable service in the General Court and as chairman of the Committee of Safety of Leicester.1  

From Washburn's History of Leicester:7

"Samuel Denny held a prominent and leading place among the men of his day.  He was lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of minute-men which marched upon the Lexington alarm.  In Feb., 1776, he was elected colonel of the first regiment in the county of Worcester, and in Nov. was stationed with the army at Tarrytown.  He represented the town in the General Court in 1778, and was a member of the Convention which was called to act upon the ratification of the Constitution of the U. S. in Jan., 1788.  He lived upon Moose Hill in the north-west part of the town."

Elizabeth Bass Henshaw died Dec 27 1787, Leicester, Massachusetts.6  

Samuel Denny died Sep 20 1817.7  


  1. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  2. "Abridged Compendium", by Frederick Virkus.
  3. "Denny Genealogy in England and America", Denny, C.C. Leicester, Massachusettes, 1866.
  4. Contribution from David G. White () citing:
    "Ancestry of the Henshaws", by Olive White Murry, Sept. 1, 1928;
    DAR application letter for Marion Warren.
  5. "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.
  6. Manuscripts relating to William Henshaw, archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, including a handwritten family lineage.
  7. "Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America", Denny, Christopher Columbus; Leicester, Massachusettes, 1886.
  8. Contribution from David G. White ().
  9. "Massachusetts Marriages to 1800", pg. 60 (www.ancestry.com).

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