Foster Henshaw

 1. Thomas Henshaw (c1650-1700) m Hannah Cleveland (1653-1737)
 2.. Thomas Henshaw (1680-1726) m Mary Brooks (1688-?)
 3... William Henshaw (1715-1801) m Priscilla Reed (1715-1748)
 4.... Thomas Henshaw (1748-?) m Sarah Lamb 
 5..... Foster Henshaw (c1803-1888)
        +Paulina Newell 
        +Caroline D. - (1823-1903)
 6......  Ella P. Henshaw (c1850-?) 1,2
 6......  (child) Henshaw (?-1859) 3,4
 6......  Charles W. Henshaw (1855-1914) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 6......  Carrie Leneoln Henshaw (1861-1865) 3,4
Foster Henshaw     [ID 07322] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born about 1803, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.7,8  (c1800).1,2  (c1809).5  

He married Paulina Newell, Apr 16 1823, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.9  

Foster and family were shown in the 1840 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:10

Foster Henshaw household:
1 male age 10-15.
1 male age 40-50 [Foster].
1 female age 15-20.
1 female age 30-40 [apparently Paulina].

He then married Caroline D. -.1,5,7  Caroline was born Feb - 1823, Maine.5,6  (c1822)7 (c1826).1  (c1825).2  

Foster and family were shown in the 1850 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:7

Foster Henshaw, age 47, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $3500 real estate.
Caroline Henshaw, age 28, born in Maine.
Josephine Bird, age 8, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Living next door in 1850 was brother Dexter.  Also nearby were cousins Baxter and Hiram.  Note that Paulina was not shown in the 1850 census, so she had probably died before then.  

Foster was shown in an 1853 city directory of Washington, D.C., residing on the east side of 4 1/2 St. West, between C and Maryland Ave.  His occupation was recorded as "machinist".11  Also residing in Washington, D.C. in 1853 was Joshua Henshaw #9883.11  

Foster and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 1 1860), Washington, D.C.:1

Foster Henshaw, age 60, born in Massachusetts; pump maker; $1200 real estate; $100 personal property.
Caroline Henshaw, age 34, born in Maine.
Josephine Budd, age 18, born in Massachusetts.
Ella Henshaw, age 10, born in Massachusetts.
Charles Henshaw, age 5, born in Washington.

Foster was shown in the 1862 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12

Henshaw Foster, gatekeeper Capitol, h 463 Va ave
Foster was shown in the 1863 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Foster, watchman, h 463 Va ave
Foster was shown in the 1864 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Foster, pumpmaker, h 463 Va ave
Foster was shown in the 1865 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Foster, watchman Treas Dept, h 463 Va ave
Foster was shown in the 1866 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Foster. machinist, h 463 Va ave
Foster was shown in the 1868 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Foster, pumpmaker, 463 Va av
Henshaw Nellie, Cur Bur, 463 Va av

Foster and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 30 1870), Washington, D.C.:5

Henshaw, Foster, age 61, born in Massachusetts; pump maker; $3000 real estate; $300 personal property.
Henshaw, Caroline, age 46, born in Maine; keeping house.
Henshaw, Charles, age 15, born in Washington D.C.; attending school.
Bird, Josephine, age 27, born in Massachusetts; school teacher.

Foster was shown in the 1871 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12

Henshaw Foster, pumpmkr, 205 Va av se
Foster was shown in the 1873 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Foster, pump maker, 205 Va av se
Henshaw Chas, printer, 205 Va av se
Foster was shown in the 1874 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W. printer, 205 Va av se
Henshaw Foster, filter manuf, 205 Va av se
Foster was shown in the 1875 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles, printer, 205 Va av se
Henshaw Foster, machinist, 205 Va av se
Foster was shown in the 1878 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 205 Va av se
Henshaw Foster, machinist, 205 Va av se
Foster was shown in the 1879 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 613 B se
Henshaw Foster, machinist, B nr 6th se

Foster and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), 613 B Street S.E., Washington, D.C.:2

Henshaw, Foster, age 80, born in Massachusetts; parents born in Massachusetts.
Henshaw, Caroline, wife, age 55, born in Maine; parents born in Maine; keeping house.
Henshaw, Charles W., son, age 25, born in D.C.; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Maine; printer.
Henshaw, Annie, daughter-in-law, age 23, born in D.C.; parents born in D.C.
Richardson, Ella P., daughter, age 29, born in Massachusetts; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Maine; married.
Richardson, Jennie H., granddaughter, age 4, born in Colorado; father born in New York; mother born in Massachusetts.
Richardson, Josie M., granddaughter, age 2, born in Colorado; father born in New York; mother born in Massachusetts.

Foster was shown in the 1881 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12

Henshaw Charles W, printer, 613 B se
Henshaw Foster, 613 B se
Foster was shown in the 1884 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 615 [sic] B se
Henshaw Foster, 613 B se
Foster was shown in the 1885 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 613 B se
Henshaw Foster, 613 B se
Foster was shown in the 1886 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, clk, 613 B se
Henshaw Foster, 613 B se
Foster was shown in the 1887 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, g pr o, 613 B se
Henshaw Foster, 613 B se
Foster was shown in the 1888 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 613 B se
Henshaw Foster, 613 B se

Foster Henshaw died Dec 24 1888, age 88.3,4  

Foster's death was noted in a Washington, D.C. area newspaper, as follows:4

Henshaw.  On Monday, December 24, 1889 [sic], Foster Henshaw, in the 89th [sic] year of his age.  Funeral on Thursday, December 27th, at 2 o'clock p.m.

Foster was shown in the 1889 city directory of Washington, D.C.  (after his death):12

Henshaw Charles W, printer, 613 B se
Henshaw Foster, 613 B se
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1890 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12,13
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 613 B se
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 613 B se
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1891 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 613 B se
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 613 B se
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1892 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 613 B se
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 1101 N C av se
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1893 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 1101 N C av se
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 1101 N C av se
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1894 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 1105 E Cap
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 1105 E Capitol
Son Charles was shown in the 1895 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 1105 E Capitol
Son Charles was shown in the 1896 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Charles W, 1105 E Capitol
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1897 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline, wid Foster, 1105 E Cap
Henshaw Charles W, compositor, 1105 E Capitol
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1898 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline, wid Foster, 1105 E Capitol
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 1105 E Capitol
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1899 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 1105 E Capitol
Henshaw Charles W, compositor, 1105 E Capitol

Widow Caroline was shown in the 1900 census (Jun 9 1900), living in the household of son Charles at 1105 Lincoln Square, Washington, D.C.:6

Henshaw, Charles W., head-of-household, age 45, born Jan 1855 in District of Columbia; father born in Massachusetts; mother born in Maine; married 20 years; occupation: compositor, govt.; owned home (free).
Henshaw, Annie E., wife, age 42, born June 1857 in District of Columbia; father born in District of Columbia; mother born in Maryland; married 20 years; no children.
Henshaw, Caroline D., mother, age 77, born Feb 1823 in Maine; parents born in Maine; widow; 1 child, 1 living.
Cunningham, George F., father-in-law, age 73, born June 1826 in District of Columbia; father born in Scotland; mother born in District of Columbia; married 53 years; occupation: machinist, govt.
Cunningham, Mary R., mother-in-law, age 72, born Jan 1828 in Maryland; father born in Holland; mother born in Maryland; married 53 years; 11 children, 4 living.
Cunningham, James F., brother-in-law, age 48, born Oct 1851 in District of Columbia; father born in District of Columbia; mother born in Maryland; single; occupation: machinist, govt.

Widow Caroline was shown in the 1900 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12

Henshaw Caroline, wid Foster, 1105 E Capitol
Henshaw Charles W, g pr o, 1105 E Capitol
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1901 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 1105 E Capitol
Henshaw Charles W, printer, 1105 E Capitol
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1902 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, 1105 E Capitol
Henshaw Charles W, compositor, 1105 E Capitol
Widow Caroline was shown in the 1903 city directory of Washington, D.C.:12
Henshaw Caroline D, wid Foster, h 1105 E Capitol
Henshaw Charles W, printer, h 1105 E Capitol

Caroline died May 29 1903, buried Range 3, Site 36, Historic Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE, Washington, D.C.3  


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Ward 4, Washington, D.C.; roll M653-103, page 524, line #8, dwelling #922, family #863.
  2. 1880 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T9-0124, ED 74, page 114B, line #12, dwelling #447, family #519.
  3. Contribution from Sandra Schmidt, Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery: http://www.congressionalcemetery.org.
  4. Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery:
    http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/PDF/Obits/H/Obits_Henshaw.pdf.
  5. 1870 census, Ward 5, Washington, D.C.; roll M593-125, page 118, line #29, dwelling #1788, family #1924.
  6. 1900 census, Washington, D.C.; roll T623-163, ED 124, page 19A, line #35, dwelling #285, family #308.
  7. 1850 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll 343, page 56, dwelling #60.
  8. Cleveland/Graham database: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/c/l/e/richard-w-cleveland/index.html.
  9. "Vital Records of Sturbridge, Massachussetts To the Year 1850",
    "Sturbridge Marriages to the Year 1850", New England Historic Genealogical Society,
    Boston, MA, 1923.
  10. 1840 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M704-200, page 197.
  11. "The Washington and Georgetown Directory, Strangers' Guide-book for Washington, and Congressional and Clerks' Register",
    1853. Compiled and Published by Alfred Hunter; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/dc/misc/georgetown2.txt.
  12. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta); http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. Washington, D.C. City Directory, 1890; http://www.ancestry.com.


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