1. James Henshaw (<1770-?) m Sally Andrews (1777-1842) 2.. James Geary Henshaw (1815-1889) m Elizabeth Ann Kridler (1818-1902) 3... Eli John Simeon Henshaw (1842-1910) +Rebecca Jane Daniels (1845-1933) 4.... Sarah Elizabeth Henshaw (1866-1946) 1,2,3 4.... James Elmer Henshaw (1867-1956) 1,2,3 4.... John Franklin Henshaw (1869-1956) 1,2,3 4.... Serena Catherine Henshaw (1872-1891) 1,2 4.... (infant son) Henshaw (1875-1875) 1 4.... Gusta Jane Henshaw (1884-1958) 1,4
|Eli John Simeon Henshaw [ID 04881]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born Jun 20 1842, Steuben County, New York.1,4,5
On Dec 31 1863 Eli purchased a diary on which the fly leaf was written:6
E. J. S. Henshaw Book, bought December 31, 1863, South Dansville, Steuben County, NY. Daily transcript of Eli John Simeon Henshaw dated Friday January 1, 1864.
Eli's diary contains an entry:6
On Monday, Feburary 29..... I went to work for Meely in the forenoon and went out to the old place and then went to Daniel Henshaw and then to Lit Gruber and stayed there all night.
In another entry in his diary Eli wrote:6
On Monday, January 18..... I took Lydia Swick to her school and then brought the team home and then went to Uncle Daniel Henshaw and stayed there all day and came home with Uncle John.
On May 2 1864, Eli J. Henshaw, age 18, enlisted as a private in Company F, 141st Ohio Infantry Regiment.7 On the same day, Eli's brothers Edward and James also joined the very same Company.7
He married Rebecca Jane Daniels, Mar 29 1865, Gallia County, Ohio.1,4,8,9 Rebecca, daughter of David Daniels & Sarah Gilmore, was born Sep 20 1845, Jackson County, Ohio.1,4,10,11
Rebecca also kept a diary, in which she made the following entries regarding cousin Harvey Hulbert, son of Eli's aunt Feronia Henshaw and two of Harvey's children:12
Willie Hulbert died March 1st 1866. Frances M. Hulbert died July 27th 1867. Harvey Hulbert died August 2nd 1867.
On April 13, 1869 Eli and Rebecca and family moved to Appanoose County, Iowa, and lived with Rebecca's uncle Joseph Daniels for two years.1,5
Eli and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 8 1870), Appanoose County, Iowa:3
Eli and family were shown in the 1880 census, Appanoose County, Iowa:2
On Sep 11 1891 [date unclear], in Iowa, Eli J. Henshaw applied for a pension as an invalid, veteran of Company F, 141st Ohio Infantry.14
Eli and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 11 1900), Washington Township, Appanoose County, Iowa:4
Eli John Simeon Henshaw died Feb 13 1910, Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa; buried Oakland Cemetery, Moulton, Iowa.1,5
After Eli died, in Iowa [date unclear], Rebecca J. Henshaw applied for a pension as widow of veteran Eli J. Henshaw.14
Widow Rebecca was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 2 1920), living alone in Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa:16
Widow Rebecca was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 2 1930), living alone at 209 West First Street, Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa:17
Rebecca died Aug 25 1933, Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa; buried Oakland Cemetery, Moulton, Iowa.1,5
There are 18 pages of information on Eli and his descendents on the book "Daniels Family History" in the LDS FHL and also in the library in Moulton, Iowa.1
Photo: Eli John Simeon Henshaw & Rebecca Jane Daniels gravestone Oakland Cemetery 5
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