Frances Aurelia Henshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... William Henshawe (c1608-1644) m Katherine Houghton (1615-1651)
 4.... Joshua Henshawe (1643-1717) m Elizabeth Sumner (?-1728)
 5..... Samuel Henshaw (1682-1761) m Waitstill Topliff (1684-1737)
 6...... Samuel Henshaw (1723-1778) m Submit Woodward (c1726-1788)
 7....... Samuel Henshaw (1744-1809) m Martha Hunt (1755-1842)
 8........ Frances Aurelia Henshaw (1796-1821)
           +Charles Augustus Dewey (1793-1866)
Frances Aurelia Henshaw     [ID 06010] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Frances Aurelia Henshaw1,2,3 [Frances Aurdin Henshaw4].

Born Oct 24 1796, Northampton, Massachusetts.1,4  

She married Charles Augustus Dewey, May 16 1820, Northampton, Massachusetts.1,2,3,5,6  Charles, son of Daniel Dewey, was born Mar 13 1793, Williamstown, Massachusetts.1  

Charles graduated from Williams College in 1811; he pursued his legal studies under the direction of his father; he practiced his profession at Williamstown, 1814-26, and at Northampton, Mass., 1826-37; he was district attorney for the western district of Massachusetts, 1830-37, and was from 1837 until his death one of the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; he was a member of the Senate and House of Massachusetts; in 1840 he received the degree of LL. D. from Harvard; his rank as a lawyer and judge was very high; over fourteen hundred of his written opinions are found in the Massachusetts reports and are authority throughout the United States; was a trustee of Williams College for forty-two years; his homestead is now owned by Smith College.1,2  


Francis Henshaw Dewey, born Jul 12 1821, Williamstown, Massachusetts; died Dec 16 1887, Worcester, Massachusetts; graduated Willaims College, 1840; Yale and Harvard Law Schools; married 1) 1846, Frances Amelia Clarke, 2) 1853, Sarah Barker Tufts (children: Francis H., John C., George T. and Frances Dewey). 2,7,8,9,10

Frances Aurelia Henshaw died Jul 20 1821, Williamstown, Massachusetts; age 24.1,2,3,11  Click here to see the tombstone inscription: Henshaw Tomb

After Frances died, Charles remarried Jul 28 1824 to Caroline Hannah Clinton.1,2  

Charles died Aug 22 1866, Northampton, Massachusetts; age 73.1  


  1. "Dewey genealogy and family history". Compiled by Louis Marinus Dewey,
    Westfield, Massachusetts, 1898.
  2. "Life of George Dewey Family History", by Adelbert M. Dewey.
  3. Wyman, T.B., "The Hunt Family". Garnier & Company, Charleston 1969.
  4. Contribution from Kristen Wagner-Henshaw.
  5. Henshaw genealogical chart, author unknown; Contributed by Donald Craig Henshaw.
  6. "Northampton, MA Marriages from first record to 1840"; USGenWeb Archives.
  7. "Worcester Its Past and Present", Oliver B. Wood, 1888;
  8. 1860 census, 8th Ward, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M653-527, page 255, line #18, dwelling #1429, family #1429.
  9. 1880 census, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll T9-568, ED 902, page 573D, line #42, dwelling #235, family #304.
  10. "Abridged Compendium", by Frederick Virkus.
  11. Henshaw Tomb gravestone inscriptions.

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