James J. Henshaw

 1. William Henshaw (1742-1796) m Elizabeth Gilbert (1746-1826)
 2.. Nathaniel Henshaw (1769-1838) m Mary Redmond (c1770-1814)
 3... Harry Henshaw (1792-?) m Minerva Fuller (c1792-?)
 4.... Harry Henshaw  m Julia Ann Risley (1821-1900)
 5..... James J. Henshaw (1842-1919)
        +Emma Isabella Steele (1844-1921)
 6......  Agnes Isabella Henshaw (1866-1904) 1,2
 6......  Emma Henshaw (1868-1869) 3
 6......  Ida Belle Henshaw (1869-1935) 4
 6......  John H. Henshaw (1870-1873) 1,3
 6......  Ella Henshaw (1873-?) 2,5
 6......  (premature infant) Henshaw (1877-1877) 3
 6......  Jinnie Henshaw (1881-?) 5
 6......  Cora Henshaw (1883-?) 5
James J. Henshaw     [ID 05165] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Dec - 18421,2,5 [about 18453,6], 3937 Hazel Ave., Norwood, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio1,2,5.  

During the Civil War James served in Company D, 73rd Ohio Infantry;7,8,9 enlisted as a private on Nov 15 1861, age 19; joined Company D, 73rd Infantry on Dec 30 1861; promoted to full corporal on Apr 1 1862; promoted to full sergeant on Mar 23 1863; wounded May 15 1864 at Resaca, Georgia; mustered out Jul 20 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky; noted for Distinguished Service.7,8,9  

He married Emma Isabella Steele, about 1865.3,5  Emma, daughter of John Steele & Elizabeth Bolander, was born Apr - 1844, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,2,3,5,10  

James and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 23 1870), Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio:1

Henshaw, James, age 27, born in Ohio; policeman; $600 real estate.
Henshaw, Emma, age 26, born in Ohio; keeping house.
Henshaw, Agnes, age 4, born in Ohio.
Henshaw, John, age 3 months, born Mch [1870] in Ohio.

In Ohio on Sep 3 1874 James J. Henshaw applied for an invalid pension as a veteran sergeant of Compand D, 73rd Ohio Infantry.9  

James and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), 473 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio:2

Henshaw, James, age 37, born in Ohio; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio; policeman.
Henshaw, Emma, wife, age 35, born in Ohio; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Bavaria; keeping house.
Henshaw, Agnes, daughter, age 13, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; attended school.
Henshaw, Ella, daughter, age 6, born in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; attended school.

James was shown in the 1890 census Veterans Schedule, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio:11

James J. Henshaw, sergeant, Company D, 73rd Ohio Infantry; enlisted Nov 15 1861; discharged July 20 1865; served 3 years, 8 months; address: 473 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio; [no disability listed].

James and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 8 1900), Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio [page smudged and unclear]:5

Henshaw, James J., head-of-household, age 57, born Dec 1842 in Ohio; father born in New York; mother born in Ohio; married 35 years; occupation: teamster; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Emma, wife, age 56, born Apr 1844 in Ohio; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Germany; married 35 years; 7 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Ella, daughter, age 26, born May [unclear] 1873 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single.
Henshaw, Jinnie [unclear], daughter, age 19, born Mch [unclear] 1881 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single; occupation: saleslady.
Henshaw, Cora, daughter, age 16, born July 1883 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; single.

James J. Henshaw died May 26 1919, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; buried May 29 1919, section 43, lot 37, Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.3  

In Ohio on Jun 21 1919 Emma I. Henshaw applied for a widow's pension as widow of James J. Henshaw, veteran sergeant of Compand D, 73rd Ohio Infantry.9  

Widow Emma was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6 1920), living alone at 3957 Hazel, Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio:10

Henshaw, Emma, head-of-household, age 75, born in Ohio; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Bavaria, Germany; widow; owned home (free); occupation: none.

Emma died Apr 20 1921, at her home, 5339 Chapman St., Madv., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; buried Apr 23 1921, section 43, lot 37, Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.3  


Sources

  1. 1870 census, 9th Ward, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll M593-1212, page 420, line #28, dwelling #157, family #775.
  2. 1880 census, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T9-1024, ED 116, page 211D, line #16, dwelling #106, family #194.
  3. Burials in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio:
    http://www.springgrove.org/SpringGrove/genealogy_query.asp.
  4. Contribution from Debbie Hodge ().
  5. 1900 census, 27th Ward, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T623-1280, ED 233, page 15A, line #43, dwelling #199, family #339.
  6. Riggenbach database: http://www.riggenbach.org.
  7. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. Civil War Service Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. 1920 census, 2nd Ward, Norwood, Columbia Township, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T625-1395, ED 466, page 4A, line #1, dwelling #60, family #78.
  11. 1890 Veterans Schedule, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll 66, ED 151, page 1, line #2, dwelling #11, family #22.


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