Martha J. Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... William Hinshaw (1715-1803) m Mary Courtney 
 7....... John Hinshaw (1755-?) m Mary Martin (1763-?)
 8........ John Hinshaw (1792-?) m Patsey Booths (1791-c1850)
 9......... Martha J. Henshaw (1833-c1875)
            +John Alexander Fennell (1815-?)
Martha J. Henshaw     [ID 05704] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Martha J. Henshaw1 [Martha Hinshaw2,3].

Born 1833, Tennessee.1,2  

She married John Alexander Fennell, Dec 12 1856, Grainger County, Tennessee.2,3,4  Marriage bond dated Oct 27 1856.3  John Alexander Fennell was born 1815, Rowan County, North Carolina.4  

This was John's second marriage - his first wife had died in 1855.4  

Note that Martha's brother George married Mary Ann Fennell, daughter of John A. Fennell by his first marriage.  So Martha became step-mother to her own sister-in-law.  

Children:4

Eliza Cordelia Fennell, born 1858.
Sarah Fennell, born 1859.
Melissa Caldonia Fennell, born Feb 1863; married Alexander McGee (child: Ethel McGee, 1889). 5
James Fennell, born 1863.
Josephine Alice Fennell, born 1865.
Orlena Fennell, born 1869.
Octavia Fennell, born 1874.

Martha and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 31 1860), Grainger County, Tennessee:6

John A. Fennel, age 42, born in North Carolina; master carpenter; $350 personal property.
Martha Fennel, age 25; cannot read or write.
John Thomas Fennel, age 20; farm laborer.
Margaret Fennel, age 14; attended school.
William Fennel, age 12; attended school.
Harmon Fennel, age 7; attended school.
Samuel Fennel, age 6.
Eliza C. Fennel, age 2.
Sarah Fennel, age 1.
John L. Gentry, age 35, born in Tennessee; cannot read or write; blind.
Genetha Gentry, female, age 53, born in North Carolina.

Martha and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jun 16 1870), Grainger County, Tennessee:7

Fennel, John A., age 55, born in North Carolina; carpenter; $150 personal property.
Fennel, Martha, age 34, born in Tennessee; keeping house; can read, cannot write.
Fennel, Samuel, age 17, born in Tennessee; farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Fennel, Cordelia, age 12, born in Tennessee; cannot read or write.
Fennel, Malissa, age 9, born in Tennessee.
Fennel, James, age 7, born in Tennessee.
Fennel, Josephine, age 5, born in Tennessee.

Martha J. Henshaw died about 1875.2,4  Martha died sometime after 18744 but before 1880.1  

Widower John Fennell and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), Grainger County, Tennessee:1

Fennell, John A., age 61, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widower; carpenter.
Fennell, Eliza C., daughter, age 21, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; keeping house.
Fennell, Caldonia, daughter, age 18, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; attended school.
Fennell, Alice, daughter, age 16, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; attended school.
Fennell, Orlena, daughter, age 11, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; attended school.
Fennell, Octava, daughter, age 6, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of Martha's brother George.8  Also living nearby in 1880 was Martha's widowed father and sister Anna.9  

John Alexander Fennell died in early 1900 in Warren County, Tennessee; buried Nashville, Tennessee.4

(photo)Photo: Martha J. Henshaw and John Alexander Fennell 10


Sources

  1. 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T9-1257, ED 98, page 456C, line #27, dwelling #249, family #260.
  2. "East Tennessee Roots", Volume I, Issue 3, September, 1984; Tennessee Valley Publications.
  3. "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
  4. Contribution from Trent Hill ().
  5. Contribution from Trent Hill () citing:
    1900 census, District 7, New Market, Jefferson County, Tennessee (page 85B).
  6. 1860 census, 8th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; page 120, line #26, dwelling #861, family #861.
  7. 1870 census, 8th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; page 86B, line #9, dwelling #74, family #71.
  8. 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T9-1257, ED 98, page 456C, line #17, dwelling #248, family #259.
  9. 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T9-1257, ED 98, page 456C, line #10, dwelling #247, family #257.
  10. Photo courtesy of Trent Hill ().


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