John Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw (c1661-c1719) m Keziah Pell (c1670->1721)
 2.. Samuel Henshaw (?-c1758) m Martha Noell (c1689-?)
 3... Samuel Henshaw (1715-1788) m Martha Briggs 
 4.... John Henshaw (1762-1804) m Patty Newman (1757-1805)
 5..... John Henshaw (1781-1843)
        +Mary Bledsoe Weatherall (c1789-?)
John Henshaw     [ID 05145] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 5 1781, Madison County, Virginia.1  

He married Mary Bledsoe Weatherall, Aug 5 1814, Madison County, Virginia.1,2  Mary was born about 1789, Virginia.3,4,5  

John Henshaw died Dec 30 1843, Madison County, Virginia.1  

John prepared his will on Dec 23 1843, proved in Madison County, Virginia on Mar 28 1844:6

In the name of God Amen.  I John Henshaw of the County of Madison and State of Virginia Being in bad heath but of sound and disposing mind and memory and not knowing at what I may depart this life I hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say ----
Item 1st.  I give and bequeath to my wife Mary B. Henshaw all my personal and perishable property of every kind whatsoever to do as she may please with to her and to her heirs, forever.  The names of the Negroes I give to my wife are Charity, Menia (Asp) and her future increase if any, Robin and Ralph.  
Item 2nd.  I give to my wife Mary B. Henshaw all the profits ensueing from my estate, of every kind whatsoever, to do as she pleases with, to her and her heirs forever. --
Item 3rd.  I give and bequeath the whole of my landed estate, to my wife Mary B. Henshaw, for and during her remained life only to take the profits owing from the conditions
[sp] of the same to her own use to do as she may please with. --
Item 4th.  at the death of my wife Mary B. Henshaw I wish the whole of my landed estate to be equally divided between Frances E. Wetherall, daughter of George and Emma Wetherall of the State of Ohio, and Robert B. Henshaw son of my Brother James N. Henshaw, to them and their heirs forever.  
Item 5th.  A small portion of my land I swapped or exchanged with Daniel Field in his life time, for a small corner of his land, for the purpose of straightening a line between us, and it is my will that the line shall remain as it now exists between Aaron H. Carpenter who is now the owner of the land formerly owned by said Field.  
Item 6th.  It is my will that Frances E. Wetherall shall remain with and have a home with my wife, so long as she the said Frances E. Wetherall may remain single.  
Lastly I constitute and appoint my wife Mary B. Henshaw Executrix of this my last will and testament and it is my earnest wish and request that the Court will suffer to take my estate in hand without requiring her to give security.  All former wills or forms of wills at any time by me heretofore made I hereby revoke.  Given under my hand and seal this 23rd day of Dec. Eighteen hundred and forty three.  

John Henshaw (seal)

Signed Sealed published and declared,
ordered for the last will and testament of
John Henshaw in presence of us

Alex. H. Simms
Thomas Aylor
Martin Aylor
Wm. H. Twyman

At a Court held for Madison County the 28th day of March 1844 - The Last Will and Testament of John Henshaw deceased was proved by Alexander H. Simms, Thomas Aylor and Wm. A. Twyman, witnessed thereto and ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of Mary B. Henshaw Executrix therein named, who under Oath thereto, and entered into bond according to law, a certificate for obtaining a probate thereof as due form is granted her.  

Teste
Belfield Cave Clerk

Widow Mary was shown in the 1850 census (Aug 23 1850), Madison County, Virginia:3

Mary B. Henshaw, age 60, born in Virginia; $2,000 real estate.
Slaves:7
1 black female age 60.
1 black male age 54.
1 black male age 28.
1 black male age 24.
1 black male age 19.
1 black female age 50.
1 black female age 16.
1 black male age 80.
Living alone next door in 1850 was Mary's sister-in-law, Mary Ann Newman (Henshaw) Early;8 one more house away was the family of niece Patsey N. Henshaw and nephew Richard T. Early.9  

Widow Mary was shown in the 1860 census (Sep 14 1860), living alone in Madison County, Virginia:4

Mary B. Henshaw, age 70; $1790 real estate; $1125 personal property.

Widow Mary was shown in the 1870 census (Aug 12 1870), living alone in Madison County, Virginia:5

Hincher, Mary B., age 81, born in Virginia; $1200 real estate; $200 personal property.
Living three houses away in 1870 was the family of John's brother James.10  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Debra Henshaw Lawrence.
  2. "Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850", Ancestry, Inc.
  3. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M432-958, page 58, line #39, dwelling #42, family #42.
  4. 1860 census, Decapolis P.O., Madison County, Virginia; roll M653-1360, page 88, line #35, dwelling #745, family #745.
  5. 1870 census, Madison Courthouse, Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 95, line #5, dwelling #282, family #286.
  6. Contribution from Mary Ann McGuire citing:
    Will of John Henshaw, Dec 23 1843; Madison County, Virginia Will Book 7, pages 459-461.
  7. 1850 census Slave Schedule, Madison County, Virginia.
  8. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M432-958, page 58, line #40, dwelling #43, family #43.
  9. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M432-958, page 58-59, line #41, dwelling #44, family #44.
  10. 1870 census, Madison Courthouse, Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 95, line #15, dwelling #285, family #289-290.


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