1. Samuel Henshaw (c1661-c1719) m Keziah Pell (c1670->1721) 2.. Samuel Henshaw (?-c1758) m Martha Noell (c1689-?) 3... John Henshaw (c1728-1790) m Rachel Lee Boulware (c1730-1794) 4.... Charles Lee Henshaw (c1776-1829) m Elizabeth Gatewood (c1770-1826) 5..... George W. Henshaw (c1808-<1850) m Susan S. Chenault (c1815-?) 6...... Eugene Henshaw (1832-1915) +Willie Ann Saunders (c1832-1878) 7....... Maria Louise Henshaw (1854-1934) 1,2,3,4,5 7....... William Thomas Henshaw (1856-1932) 1,2,3,4,5,6 7....... Lucy Ann Henshaw (1858-1958) 1,2,3,4,7 7....... Betty Jean Henshaw (1861-1907) 1,2,3,8 7....... Georgianna Henshaw (1865-1951) 1,2,3,4 7....... John Rawling Henshaw (1867-1954) 1,2,3,4,7 +Susan Davis Chenault (1839-1927) 7....... George Edgar "Buck" Henshaw (1860-1930) 1,2,3,4,5,9 7....... Charles Edward Henshaw (1863-1938) 1,2,3,4,5,9,10 7....... Eugene Henshaw (1866-1960) 1,2,3,4,5,9,11 7....... Robert Scott Henshaw (1869-1960) 1,2,3,5,9,12 7....... Cora Lee Henshaw (1872-1943) 1,2,3,4,9 7....... Ida Jane Henshaw (1876-1969) 1,2,3,4,9 7....... Naomi Henshaw (1878-1958) 1,2,3,4,9,13 7....... Mollie Grant Henshaw (1881-1978) 1,2,3,4,12
|Eugene Henshaw [ID 06838]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
Born Nov 8 1832, Truman Store, Caroline County, Virginia.1,3,14,15 (c1834).5,16 (King and Queen County, Virginia).2,3
He married Willie Ann Saunders1 [Willie Ann Garnett3,10, Willie Ann Garnitt17], Aug 26 18561. Willie, daughter of William + Susan Saunders, was born about 1832, King and Queen County, Virginia.1,2 (James + Jane Garnett).3 (James + Jane Garnitt).17
Note: On Willie Ann's death certificate, Eugene Henshaw listed her parents as James and Jane Garnett. However, Willie Ann is listed in the census as part of the household of William R. and Susan Saunders.1 Family folklore is that Willie Ann was born in the Garnett family but raised by the Saunders family.
Eugene was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 26 1860), living (or temporarily staying) in the household of a Sarah Turner in Newtown, King and Queen County, Virginia:16
Willie died Sep 2 1878, King and Queen County, Virginia; age 40.2,3,17
He then married Susan Davis Chenault1,2,3 [Rubie Chenault18], Oct 5 18601,2,3, Belleville, Henrico County, Virginia1,2,3. Susan, daughter of Brooking Chenault & Aquilla Farmer, was born Dec 25 1839, King and Queen County, Virginia.1,2,12 (c1835).5
Note: Eugene was married to Willie Ann and Susan simultaneously. According to family history, the two households were next-door neighbors, and the two wives did not get along.1
Eugene Henshaw enlisted in the Confederate Artillery (2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery). He was a Private in this regiment which became the 22nd Batallion of Virginia Infantry. He was mustered at Gloucester Point, Virginia in March, 1862 by Captain Johnson. According to the company muster roll, he deserted March 22, 1863. But he was actually a prisoner of war in Charles County, Maryland on September 7, 1864 and was later released (exact date unknown).2
Eugene and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 15 1870), Newtown Township, King and Queen County, Virginia:5
Eugene and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), Newtown, King and Queen County, Virginia:9
On Aug 3 1903 Eugene Henshaw was ordained a priest by Anders Mortensen. He was living at Swansboro, Chesterfield County, Virginia, and was later ordained an Elder March 6 1905.2
Eugene and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 18 1910), Chesterfield County, Virginia:18
Eugene Henshaw died Nov 28 1915, Chesterfield County, Virginia; buried Nov 30 1915, Vaughan/Henshaw family cemetery (now Bermuda Golf Course), Burmuda, Chesterfield County, Virginia.1,2,14,21
Eugene's obituary was published in "The Richmond News Leader" (Richmond, Virginia) on Tuesday, November 30, 1915:4
Funeral of Eugene Henshaw
Funeral services for Eugene Henshaw, 82 years old, father of Mrs. Naomi Snead and Mrs. Cora L. Snead, of RICHMOND, were conducted this morning at Ochre, Chesterfield county. The burial was in the family burying ground.
Mr. Henshaw, who was twice married, leaves thirteen children, fifty-six grand children and thirty-nine great-grandchildren. His children by the first marriage are: Mrs. Marie L. Martin [sic], William L. Henshaw [sic], Mrs. Lucy A. Martin, Mrs. Georgianna Sirles and John Henshaw. Those by the second marriage are: George E. Henshaw, Charles E. Henshaw, Eugene Henshaw, Jr., of Chesterfield county; Mrs. Cora L. Snead, Mrs. Naomi Snead, of RICHMOND; Miss Ida J. Henshaw and Miss Mollie G. Henshaw.
Widow Susan and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 10 1920), Chesterfield County, Virginia:12
Susan died Jun 29 1927, Chesterfield County, Virginia; buried Jul 1 1927, Dale Memorial Park, 10201 Newbys Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia.2,3,22
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