John Nathaniel Henshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. William Henshaw (1736-1799) m Agnes Ann Anderson (c1745-<1806)
 3... Nicholas Henshaw (1763-1821) m Margaret McConnel (1753-1810)
 4.... William Henshaw (1786-?) m Ann Parker (1786-1845)
 5..... William Harrison Henshaw (1813-1886) m Elizabeth Foster (1824-1885)
 6...... John Morgan Henshaw (1849-1917) m Anna Maria Work (1855-1937)
 7....... Luther Alvin Henshaw (1877-1950) m Haddie Cornelia Porter (1878-1959)
 8........ John Nathaniel Henshaw (1915-2008)
John Nathaniel Henshaw     [ID 05440] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Oct 30 1915, Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio.1,2,3,4  

John was a graduate of Ohio State University.1,4  He was a farmer and never married.1  

In 2004 John was still living in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio.5  

John Nathaniel Henshaw died Jun 23 2008, buried Wayne Presbyterian Church cemetery, 7152 Burbank Road, Wooster, Ohio.4  

John's obituary was published in "The Daily Record" (Wooster, Ohio) on June 25, 2008:4

John Henshaw

WOOSTER -- John Nathaniel Henshaw, 92, of West Smithville-Western Road, died Monday, June 23, 2008, after a period of declining health.  

Memorial services will be Friday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Road, Wooster, with the Rev. Robert Meyer officiating.  Private burial will be in the church cemetery.  

The family will receive friends at the church following the services.  

McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster is handling arrangements.  

Those who wish may make contributions to Wayne Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 7152 Burbank Road, Wooster; or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.  

John was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Wooster to Luther and Haddie (Porter) Henshaw.  He was a 1935 graduate of Wooster High School and The Ohio State University School of Horticulture.  

He served in World War II with the 316th Troop Carrier Group in Northern Africa and Europe.  Following the war, he farmed the family homestead until retirement.  

He was a life member of Wayne Presbyterian Church.  

"Uncle John" is survived by nieces and nephews, Tom (Pat) Henshaw, Janet (Ben) Hickey, Joan (Ed) Millspaw, Doug (Cindy) Henshaw, John (JoAnne) Sleesman, Craig (Liz) Sleesman, Marsha (Tim) Waibel, David (Jane) Cottrell, Caroline (Stuart) Bell, Sara (Glen) Winston, Martha (Bill) Watkins, Maryanna (Don) Harley and Paul (Suzanne) Lawton; and a sister, Adelaide Lawton.  

He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Baker, Mary Cottrell and Helen Sleesman; a brother, William Henshaw; and a niece, Rachel (Dick) Troup.


  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. Contribution from Jerry Richmond () citing:
    data principally from a Porter genealogy manuscript prepared in 1934 by Charles J. Stewart & Eleanor Dunaway.
  3. 1920 census, Wayne Township, Wayne County, Ohio; roll T625-1448, ED 214, page #5A, line #1, dwelling #81, family #82.
  4. Obituary of John Nathaniel Henshaw; "The Daily Record", Jun 25 2008:
  5. Obituary of Helen Elizabeth Henshaw Sleesman.

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