Mary Jane Henshaw

 1. (unknown) Henshaw  m Mary - 
 2.. Elias Cooley Henshaw  m Sarah Ann Dossett (1833-1911)
 3... Mary Jane Henshaw (1854-1912)
      +Frederick Morris (1840-?)
Mary Jane Henshaw     [ID 07097] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb - 1854, Knox County, Illinois.1,2,3,4,5  

She married Frederick Morris, Jan 17 1870, Knox County, Illinois.3,4,5,6,7,8  (marriage license number 1463).7  Frederick was born Oct - 1840, England.3,4,5  

Children:4,5

Bertha B. Morris, born Jun 1875, Iowa.
Evin W. Morris, born Jul 1877, Iowa.
Jesse Morris, born c1880, Iowa; married Walter W. Burks (child: Raleigh H. Burks). 8,9
Fredie G. Morris, born May 1882, Iowa.
Kittie B. Morris, born Aug 1886, Iowa.
John Morris, born Apr 1891, Iowa.

Mary Jane and Frederick were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 17 1870), Persifer Township, Knox County, Illinois:3

Morris, Fredrick, age 29, born in England; farmer; $900 personal property; parents foreign-born.
Morris, Mary J., age 16, born in Illinois; keeps house; married Jan [1870].

Mary and Frederick moved to Bedford, Iowa in 1875.8  

Mary Jane and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 21 1900), Clayton Township, Taylor County, Iowa:4

Morris, Fredick [sic], head-of-household, age 59, born Oct 1840 in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1854; married 30 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (mortgaged).
Morris, Mary J., wife, age 46, born Feb 1854 in Illinois; father born in Indiana; mother born in Virginia; married 30 years; 8 children, 6 living.
Morris, Bertha B., daughter, age 24, born June 1875 in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois; occupation: school teacher.
Morris, Evin W., son, age 22, born July 1877 in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois; occupation: farm laborer.
Morris, Fredie G., son, age 18 [unclear], born May 1882 in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois; occupation: farm laborer.
Morris, Kittie B., daughter, age 13, born Aug 1886 in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois; attended school 8 months.
Morris, Jonnie, son, age 9, born April 1891 in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois.

Mary Jane and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 16 1910), Clayton Township, Taylor County, Iowa:5

Morris, Fredrick, head-of-household, age 69, born in England; parents born in England; immigrated 1854, naturalized; first marriage, married 40 years; occupation: farmer, general farming; owned farm (mortgaged).
Morris, Mary Jane, wife, age 55, born in Illinois; father born in Ohio; mother born in West Virginia; first marriage, married 40 years; 8 children, 6 living.
Morris, Bertha, daughter, age 34, born in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois; occupation: teaching, country school.
Morris, Kitty, daughter, age 23, born in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois.
Morris, John, son, age 18, born in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois; occupation: farm laborer, home farm.
Henshaw, Ruby Pearl, niece, age 8, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois.
Living next door in 1910 was the family of daughter Jesse (Morris) Burks:9
Burks, Walter W., head-of-household, age 34, born in Iowa; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 11 years; occupation: farming, general farm.
Burks, Jessie M., wife, age 30, born in Iowa; father born in England; mother born in Illinois; first marriage, married 11 years; 2 children, 1 living.
Burks, Raleigh H., son, age 7, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.
Henshaw, Edith R., cousin, age 14, born in Iowa; father born in Illinois; attended school.

Mary Jane Henshaw died Sep 16 1912, Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas.1  

Mary's obituary was published in the Goodland, Kansas "Republican" on Sep 10 1912; another obituary appeared in the "Times Republican" (Bedford, Iowa) on Oct 3 1912.8

(photo)Photo: Mary Jane Henshaw with Frederick Morris 10


Sources

  1. Contribution from Sharon Hinshaw-Payne citing: family group sheet
    compiled by Mary Ann Ashley, citing death certificate.
  2. 1860 census, Knoxville, Persifer Township, Knox County, Illinois; page 598, line #4, dwelling #209, family #203.
  3. 1870 census, Knoxville P.O., Persifer Township, Knox County, Illinois; roll M593-241, page 379, line #28, dwelling #17, family #17.
  4. 1900 census, Clayton Township, Taylor County, Iowa; ED 116, page 40A, line #34, dwelling #184, family #184.
  5. 1910 census, Clayton Township, Taylor County, Iowa; roll T624-425, ED 129, page 31B, line #51, dwelling #15, family #15.
  6. Contribution from Donna (Francis) Thurman () citing:
    Knox County, Illinois, Marriages, Book 1, Vol. 6, No. 3.
  7. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (book E, page 75):
    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html.
  8. Contribution from Karla J. Maki ().
  9. 1910 census, Clayton Township, Taylor County, Iowa; roll T624-425, ED 129, page 31B, line #57, dwelling #16, family #16.
  10. Photo courtesy of Karla J. Maki ().


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