Horace W. Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. William Henshaw (1767-1822) m Jerusha Brace (?-1822)
 3... Horace W. Henshaw (1811-1898)
      +Martha M. Montgomery (1812-1877)
 4....  Lydia Ann Henshaw (1832-1908) 1,2,3
 4....  Byron Henshaw (1834-1835) 1,2
 4....  Byron M. Henshaw (1837-1882) 1,2,3
 4....  Henry Howard Henshaw (1838-1919) 1,2,3,4
 4....  Charles J. Henshaw (1842-1876) 1,2,3,5,6
 4....  Ursula Henshaw (1844-1856) 1,2,3
 4....  Harriet H. Henshaw (1846-1918) 1,2,3,7,8
 4....  Horace William Henshaw (1852-1925) 1,5,6,9,10
 4....  Martha L. Henshaw (1855-1873) 1,2,6,11
      +Mrs. Sarah J. Kelsey (c1826-?)
Horace W. Henshaw     [ID 04807] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Horace W. Henshaw1,5,10,12 [Hiram Henshaw6].

Born Oct 12 1811, Aurora, Erie County, New York.1,5,6,7,10,12  

He married Martha M. Montgomery, May 1 1831.1,5,9,10  Martha was born Jul 23 1812, New York.1,6,13  Martha was probably Martha Murrett Montgomery, born in Aurelius, New York, daughter of Henry & Lydia Montgomery.14  Note that two of her children were named Henry and Lydia.  

Horace and Martha were both baptized in 1831 in Aurora, New York.1  

In 1837 Horace left New York for Ohio.12  

Horace and family were shown in the 1850 census, Stow Township, Summit County, Ohio:3

Horace Henshaw, age 38, born in New York; mill wright; $400 real estate.
Martha Henshaw, age 37, born in New York.
Lydia Ann Henshaw, age 18, born in New York; attended school.
Byron Henshaw, age 12, born in New York; attended school.
Henry Henshaw, age 11, born in Ohio; attended school.
Charles Henshaw, age 8, born in Ohio; attended school.
Ursula Henshaw, age 6, born in Ohio; attended school.
Harriet Henshaw, age 4, born in Ohio.

In 1857 Horace settled in Kent County, Michigan.12  

Horace and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 19 1860), Cascade, Kent County, Michigan:15

Horace Henshaw, age 48, born in New York; farmer; $2500 real estate; $400 personal property.
Martha N. Henshaw, age 48, born in New York.
Byron Henshaw, age 23, born in New York; farm laborer.
Henry Henshaw, age 21, born in Ohio; farm laborer.
Charles Henshaw, age 18, born in Ohio; farm laborer; attended school.
Hattie Henshaw, age 13, born in Ohio; attended school.
Horace Henshaw, age 8, born in Ohio; attended school.
Martha Henshaw, age 5, born in Ohio; attended school.
Also living in Kent County, Michigan in 1860 was the family of Albert Henshaw #4878.16  

In 1862-1864, and again in 1878, Horace Henshaw served as Supervisor for the township of Cascade, Kent County, Michigan17 In 1868 he served as Supervisor for the town of Paris.17  

On Oct 8 1865 "The Disciples Church" of Cascade, Kent County, Michigan was organized.  Among the charter members were Horace and Martha Henshaw.17  

Horace (Hiram) and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 10 1870), Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan:6,13

Henshaw, Hiram, age 58, born in New York; farmer; $3000 real estate; $3500 personal property.
Henshaw, Martha, age 58, born in New York; keeping house.
Henshaw, Charles, age 28, born in Ohio; physician.
Henshaw, Lotta, age 22, born in Ohio; keeping house.
Henshaw, Eva, age 1 month, born Apr [1870] in Michigan.
Henshaw, Hiram [unclear], age 17, born in Ohio.
Henshaw, Libbie, age 15, born in Ohio.

Martha died Jun 16 18771 [Jul 16 187612].  

He then married Mrs. Sarah J. Kelsey, Mar 31 1879.12  Sarah was born about 1826, Vermont.18  

Horace and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10-11 1880), Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan:18

Henshaw, Horace, age 68, born in New York; parents born in Connecticut; farmer.
Henshaw, Sarah J., wife, age 54, born in Vermont; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in New Hampshire; keeping house.
Kelsey, Charles B., step son, age 17, born in Michigan; father born in Ohio; mother born in Vermont; farmer; attended school.
Kelsey, Adelaide, step daughter, age 11, born in Michigan; father born in Ohio; mother born in Vermont.

Horace W. Henshaw died Dec 1 1898.1  

A biographical sketch of Horace was published in a history of Kent County, Michigan ("Chapman 1881", page 707):12,17

Horace Henshaw was born Oct. 12, 1811 in Erie Co., N.Y.  His parents, William and Jerusha (Brace) Henshaw, were natives of Connecticut, of English extraction.  Both died in Canada, in 1822, of typhus fever, while en route to this State.  Mr. H., of this sketch, left New York in 1837 for Ohio, and in 1857 located on sec. 17, this tp., purchasing 80 acres of land.  May 2, 1831 he was married to Martha M. Montgomery, of Auburn, N.Y.  From this marriage five children remain -- Lydia A., born April 3, 1832, now the widow of B. Davis, of Ohio; Byron M., born March 1, 1837, now living in Missouri; Henry H., born Dec. 6, 1838, now in the United States postal service, acting as Postoffice Inspector, with headquarters at Chicago; Harriet, wife of R. J. Stowe, of Grand Rapids, born Oct. 1, 1846, and Horace, born Aug. 20, 1852, now managing a commission house in Chicago.  Mrs. H. died July 16, 1876.  March 31, 1879, Mr. H. was married to Mrs. Sarah J. Kelsey, widow of Samuel Kelsey.  Her first marriage occured July 4, 1844.  Mr. Kelsey died April 6, 1871, leaving five children, born in the subsequent order: Theron A., May 1, 1845; Alice T., Oct. 8, 1851; Editha A., Jan. 22, 1855; Charles B., March 27, 1863; and Adelaide M., July 4, 1869.  Mrs. H. has a farm of 62 acrse on sec. 18.  Politically Mr. Henshaw is a Republican.  He has held the position of Supervisor four terms, and has been Justice during the past 16 years.  He is a man of tested integrity, justly esteemed by his fellow citizens, and descended from loyal and patriotic ancestry.  His father served in the wars of the Revolution and 1812 and his grandfather held a general commission, dated June 27, 1775.  He had two brothers in the battle of Lundy's Lane, in 1814.  Henry and Charles Henshaw served in the war of the Rebellion; the latter died of disease, contracted in camp.  The former served through the entire war.  Mr. and Mrs. Henshaw are members of the Christian Church.

(photo)Photo: Horace W. Henshaw noted on the back: "Grandpa Henshaw - his 80th birthday"; from a studio in Buffalo, New York 19


Sources

  1. Contribution from Gaill Snow () citing:
    Family bible of Martha M. (Montgomery) Hinshaw.
  2. Contribution from Gaill Snow () citing:
    Family bible of Martha M. (Montgomery) Hinshaw.
  3. 1850 census, Stow Township, Summit County, Ohio; page 466B-467A, line #37, dwelling #1049, family #1068.
  4. Henry Howard Henshaw death certificate.
  5. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  6. 1870 census, Cascade, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll M593-681, page 153A, line #2, dwelling #210, family #213.
  7. Harriet H. Henshaw death certificate.
  8. Posting Dec 14 1999 to Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project Biographies:
    http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/Mi/KentBios?read=1275.
  9. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  10. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  11. Michigan Department of Communty Health; Genealogical Death Index:
    http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.idc?UniqueID=113473.
  12. Posting Apr 28 1999 to the Michigan GenWeb Kent County Biographies:
    http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/Mi/KentBios/233.
  13. 1870 census, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll 681-682, page 153, family #213;
    http://envoy.libofmich.lib.mi.us/1870_census/.
  14. Plausible speculation by Andrew C. Pratt ().
  15. 1860 census, Cascade, Kent County, Michigan; roll M653-550, page 135, line #22, dwelling #1132, family #1003.
  16. 1860 census, Caledonia, Kent County, Michigan; roll M653-550, page 151, line #36, dwelling #1264, family #1125.
  17. "History of Kent County, Michigan : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil,"; http://www.ancestry.com.
  18. 1880 census, Cascade Township, Kent County, Michigan; roll T9-0587, ED 127, page 96A, line #43, dwelling #177, family #181.
  19. Photo courtesy of Mimi Benally ().


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