Rosa Mae 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...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ William Hinshaw (c1772-?) m Jane Hamm 
 9......... Thomas Hinshaw (1797-1869) m Elizabeth - (1809-1849)
10.......... George Washington Hinshaw (1822-1907) m Elizabeth Jane Robertson (1824-1893)
11........... Robert Tribble Henshaw (1863-1948) m Isabella Putman (1868-1952)
12............ Rosa Mae Henshaw (1899-1999)
               +John David Swearengin (1897-1980)
13.............  John Albert Swearengin (1922-) 1,2
Rosa Mae Henshaw     [ID 07107] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Aug 2 1899, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama.1,3,4,5,6  

She married John David Swearengin, Aug 8 1919, Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama.4  John, son of Albert David Swearengin & Wade Hampton (Bishop) Sanders, was born Mar 13 1897, Estillfork, Jackson County, Alabama.1,3,5,7,8,9  (Mar 13 1896).2,6,10  Note that Rosa's brother Ernest married John's sister, Amanda Lou Swearengin.  

John was a veteran of World War I.2,4  On Jun 5 1918 John David Swearengin, age 21, registered for the World War I draft in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama.  He declared he was born March 13 1896 in Swaim, Alabama, and was then still residing in Swaim where he was employed by Albert Swaim of Swaim.  He declared his nearest relative was his father [sic], Wade Swearengin, of Swaim.  He was recorded as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.10  


James Buis Swearengin, born Apr 24 1920; died Aug 17 2009, buried Henshaw Cemetery; married Edna May Bartley, Jan 6 1947 (children: John Bartley and Leslie Wade).
John Albert Swearengin, born Jun 2 1922; married Geneva Anne Henshaw.
Jewell (Ida J.) Swearengin, born Jul 12 1924 (Jul 12 1925); died Apr 28 2005; married Auburn Clark. 6,11
Mary Ruth Swearengin, born Sep 24 1929; married John B. Baker.
Rose Sybil Swearengin, born 1932; died 1932, buried Bouldin Cemetery.
Robert Clyde "Clyde" Swearengin, born May 6 1932; died Aug 27 2000, buried Henshaw Cemetery; married Ida Lou Farris (children: David, Rickey, Mickey, Mark Lloyd and Rosemary Swearengin).
Peggy R. Swearengin, born Jan 8 1944; married Johnnie R. Gifford, Jan 1962, Jackson County, Alabama. 12

Rosa and John were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 14 1920), Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama:5

Swearengin, John D., head-of-household, age 22, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; rented home; occupation: farmer, general farm.
Swearengin, Rosie, wife, age 20, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Living next door in 1920 was John's widowed mother and family.13  

Rosa and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 10 1930), Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama:2

Swearengin, John D., head-of-household, age 34, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; first married at age 23; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; World War I veteran.
Swearengin, Rosa M., wife, age 28, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; first married at age 17.
Swearengin, James B., son, age 9, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; attended school.
Swearengin, John A., son, age 7, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama; attended school.
Swearengin, Ida [unclear] J., daughter, age 5, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.
Swearengin, Mary G., daughter, age 5 months, born in Alabama; parents born in Alabama.

John died Mar 2 1980, Woodville, Jackson County, Alabama; buried Henshaw Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama.1,3,4,6  

In 1999 Rosa was living in/near Bridgeport, Jackson County, Alabama.6  

Rosa Mae Henshaw died Nov 4 1999, North Jackson Nursing Home, Woodville, Jackson County, Alabama; age 100.4,6,14  

Rose's obituary was published in the "Huntsville Times" (Huntsville, Alabama) on November 6, 1999:4,15

Rose H. Swearengin

WOODVILLE - Rose Henshaw Swearengin, 100, died Thursday at North Jackson Nursing Home.  The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bostick Hill United Methodist Church with the Revs. AL Helton and Tim Gifford officiating.  

Burial will be in Henshaw Cemetery with Scottsboro Funeral Home in charge.  

Mrs Swearengin was preceded in death by her husband, John Swearengin; and one daughter, Rose Sybil Swearengin.  

Survivors include three daughters, Jewel Clark, Ruth Baker and Peggy Gifford, all of Woodville; three sons, James Buis Swearengin of Woodville, John A. Swearengin of Tavares, Fla., and Clyde Swearengin of Huntland, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

(photo)Photo: Rosa Mae Henshaw 4

(photo)Photo: Rosa Mae Henshaw & John David Swearengin gravestone Henshaw Cemetery 4

Social Security information for Rosa Mae Henshaw: 416-86-2234

Social Security information for John David Swearengin: 416-22-0677


  1. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  2. 1930 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-20, ED 23, page 3B, line #91, dwelling #70, family #70.
  3. Robert and Bell Henshaw Cemetery burials; USGenWeb Archives:
  5. 1920 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T625-19, ED 40, page 7B, line #79, dwelling #15, family #16.
  6. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  7. Contribution from Joanie (Morris) Fisher.
  8. 1900 census, Collins Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T623-20, ED 36, page 2B, line #71, dwelling #30, family #30.
  9. 1910 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T624-16, ED 38, page 4A, line #5, dwelling #60, family #60.
  10. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  11. Obituary of Jewel Swearengin Clark; "The Herald-Chronicle" (Winchester, Tennessee), May 3 2005; "Obituary Collection",
  12. Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969;
  13. 1920 census, Bishop Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T625-19, ED 40, page 7B, line #75, dwelling #14, family #15.
  14. Contribution from George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  15. Obituary Daily Times:

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