1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806)
3... Jonathan Seman Henshaw (1773-?) m Elizabeth Stafford
4.... George Henshaw (1795-1882) m Sarah "Sally" Pool (1806-1855)
5..... John Ezekiel Henshaw (1824-1890) m Sarah E. Rowley St. Aubin (1828-1869)
6...... James Major Henshaw (1856-1912)
+Susan "Sudie" Morris (1861-1914)
7....... Herbert Lee Henshaw (1880-1944) 1,2
7....... Ethel Henshaw 1
7....... John T. Henshaw (1885-?) 1,2,3
7....... Virgie S. Henshaw (1887-1899) 1
7....... Alma Bell Henshaw (1890-1987) 1,2,3
7....... Gertrude Ellen Henshaw (1893-1967) 1,2
7....... Natalie Susan Henshaw (1896-1951) 1,2,3
7....... Amy Ruth Henshaw (1897-1958) 1,2,3
James Major Henshaw [ID 05362]
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Born Dec 8 1856, Union County, Kentucky.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 James' gravestone shows he was born Dec 1 1855, but the family bible shows Dec 8 1856,1 and the 1900 census shows Dec 1856.2 Although his death certificate shows he was born Dec 8, the year is unclear (185?);7,8 from the age shown on his death certificate his birthdate would compute to Dec 8 18557,8,9 (probably a computational error with the death certificate).
He married Susan "Sudie" Morris, Sep 10 1879.1,10 Susan, daughter of Thomas Morris & Mary Ann Shipp, was born Mar 28 1861, Woodford County, Kentucky.1,2,3,6,7,9
James was a farmer in Shiloh Precinct, Union County, Kentucky.10
James and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4 1880), Union County, Kentucky:6
, age 27, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; farmer; widower.
, daughter, age 2, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
Henshaw, James, brother, age 23, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; works on farm.
Henshaw, Sada, sister-in-law, age 18, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; keeping house.
Burshears, James, boarder, age 24; laborer.
Gizer, Fred, boarder, age 27; laborer.
Smith, Patrick H., boarder, age 36; laborer.
Stringfield, Martin, boarder, age 16; laborer; cannot write.
Hill, Henry, boarder, age 30; laborer; black; cannot read or write.
Grundy, Handy, boarder, age 19; laborer; black; cannot read or write.
On May 21 1891, James purchased a 137.5 acre tract of land from his brother William and others.1
James was the administrator of the estate of Gustavis Rowley (died 1896), his uncle and the brother of his mother, Sarah E. Rowley.1
James and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 16 1900), Union County, Kentucky:2
Henshaw, James, head-of-household, age 43, born Dec 1856 in Kentucky; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Virginia; married 20 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Henshaw, Susan M., wife, age 39, born Mar 1861 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; married 20 years; 8 children, 2 living [sic].
Henshaw, Herbert L.
, son, age 19, born June 1880 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; occupation: farmer.
Henshaw, John T.
, son, age 15, born Jan 1885 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; attended school 4 months.
, daughter, age 9, born Aug 1890 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; attended school 5 months.
, daughter, age 6, born June 1893 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; attended school.
, daughter, age 4, born Apr 1896 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
, daughter, age 2, born Nov 1897 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
, niece, age 20, born July 1879 in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
James and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 29 1910), Union County, Kentucky:3,11
Henshaw, Jame M., head-of-household, age 53, born in Kentucky; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Virginia; first marriage. married 30 years; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Susan, wife, age 49, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky; first marriage. married 30 years; 8 children, 6 living.
, son, age 25, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
, daughter, age 19, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
, daughter, age 12, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
James Major Henshaw died Jan 21 1912, Union County, Kentucky; age 56 years 1 month 13 days.1,7,8,9,12 Death certificate #2742; informant was wife "Suda Henshaw" of Henshaw, Kentucky.7,8 Medical: James died from cardiac asthma (shortness of breath usually due to congestive heart failure).7,8 James died intestate (without a will) from heart failure.1
Susan died Jul 14 1914, Henshaw, Union County, Kentucky; age 53 years 3 months 12 days.1,7,9 Death certificate #22592; informant was son J.T. Henshaw of Henshaw, Kentucky.7 Medical: Sudie died of a paralytic stroke of the right side.1,7
Photo: James Major Henshaw death certificate
- Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930;
updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
- 1900 census, Henshaw Precinct, Union County, Kentucky; roll T623-553, ED 80, page 9A-B, line #45, dwelling #163, family #166.
- 1910 census, Magisterial District No. 3, Union County, Kentucky; ED 119, sheet 8B, line #91, dwelling #166, family #168.
- 1860 census, Union County, Kentucky; roll M653-398, page 66, line #7, dwelling #516, family #516.
- 1870 census, Raleigh P.O., Raleigh Precinct, Union County, Kentucky; roll M593-501, page 360, line #4, dwelling #108, family #108.
- 1880 census, Shiloh District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T9-0444, ED 39, page 674A, line #16, dwelling #32, family #32.
- Death certificate, Commonwealth of Kentucky, State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics; contributed by Joy Bliss Gerber
- James Major Henshaw death certificate; Kentucky Vital Records Project:
- "Kentucky Vital Records Index", University of Kentucky:
- Contribution from Patricia M. Gibson () citing:
"The History Of Union County", by Charles O'Malley, published 1886.
- Kentucky 1910 Census Miracode Index; http://www.ancestry.com.
- "Kentucky Death Index 1911-1996" (www.ancestry.com).
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