Samuel 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..... Samuel Henshaw (1682-1761) m Waitstill Topliff (1684-1737)
 6...... Samuel Henshaw (1723-1778) m Submit Woodward (c1726-1788)
 7....... Samuel Henshaw (1744-1809) m Martha Hunt (1755-1842)
 8........ Samuel Henshaw (1789-1863)
           +Eliza Lyman (1792-1876)
 9.........  Joseph Lyman Henshaw (1819-1873) 1,2
 9.........  Joshua Henshaw  2
 9.........  John Hunt Henshaw (1826-1905) 2,3,4,5,6
 9.........  Anna B. Henshaw (c1830-1888) 2,3
 9.........  Francis B. Henshaw (1831-1884) 3,7
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Born Apr 22 17891,2,7,8 [Apr - 17909], Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts1,2,7,8.  

He married Eliza Lyman1,8,10,11 [Elizabeth Lyman7, Anna Lyman2, Abigail Lyman4], Sep 23 18141,8,10,11, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts1,8,10,11.  Eliza, daughter of Joseph + Elizabeth Lyman12, was born 179212 [Oct 16 17993,7], Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts12.  

Samuel and family are shown in the 1850 census, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts:3

Sam Henshaw, age 52 [sic], born in Massachusetts; merchant; $12000 real estate.
Elizabeth Henshaw, age 52, born in Massachusetts.
John H. Henshaw, age 21, born in Massachusetts; clerk; attended school.
Anna B. Henshaw, age 20, born in Massachusetts; clerk; attended school.
Francis B. Henshaw, male, age 19, born in Massachusetts; clerk; attended school.
Sarah Hill, age 60, domestic.
Abby L. Hill, age 33, born in Massachusetts; domestic.
E.A. Hill, age 24, born in Massachusetts; domestic.
Living nearby was son Joseph.13  

Samuel Henshaw died Mar 3 1863, Norfolk County, Massachusetts; buried Narcissus Path Lot 354, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.7,9  

Eliza and family were shown in the 1869 city directory of Boston, Massachusetts:14

Henshaw, Brigham & Co. (Geo. Henshaw, C. L. Brigham, and J. H. Burt), drugs, paints and oils, 154 State
Henshaw Brothers & Co. (Isaac M. and Edward Henshaw), shoe machinery and findings, 83 Milk
Henshaw Charles Mrs. house 32 Shawmut avenue
Henshaw Charles C. Mrs. house 52 E. Chester Park
Henshaw Edward (Henshaw Bros. & Co.), 83 Milk, boards 32 Shawmut avenue
Henshaw Francis (Henshaw & Bro.), 5 Merchants' Exchange, house 37 West Cedar
Henshaw George (Henshaw, Brigham, & Co.), 154 State, boards 52 East Chester Park
Henshaw Isaac M. (Henshaw, Bros. & Co.), shoe findings, 83 Milk, boards 32 Shawmut avenue
Henshaw Joseph L. (Henshaw & Brother), 5 Merchants' Exchange, house 56 Chestnut
Henshaw Mary, widow, house 86 Hampshire
Henshaw Richard W. house 85 Revere
Henshaw Samuel Mrs. house 124 Charles
Henshaw Sarah A. assistant Chapman school, bds. 4 Marion, E. B.
Henshaw Thomas, marble-cutter, bds. 86 Hampshire
Henshaw Thomas A. (Henshaw & Co.), 31 Exchange, boards 85 Revere
Henshaw Wm. book-agent, 149 Washgton, house at Cambridge
Henshaw Wm. O. (A. S. & J. Brown), 110 State, house at Jamaica Plain
Henshaw & Brother (J. L. and F.), auctioneers and stockbrokers, 5 Merchants' Exchange
Henshaw & Co. (Thomas A. Henshaw and Edwin Fleming), saw manufacturers, 31 Exchange

Eliza died Feb 9 1876, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; buried Narcissus Path Lot 354, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.7,12  


  1. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  2. Wyman, T.B., "The Hunt Family". Garnier & Company, Charleston 1969.
  3. 1850 census, Boston 6th Ward, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; roll 336, page 330, dwelling #79.
  4. John Hunt Henshaw death certificate.
  5. LDS IGI, citing: member submission.
  7. Contribution from John C. Codman () or ().
  8. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  10. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  11. "Northampton, MA Marriages from first record to 1840"; USGenWeb Archives:
  13. 1850 census, Boston 6th Ward, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; roll 336, page 330, dwelling #69.
  14. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995;

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