Dexter 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..... Dexter Henshaw (c1811-?)
        +Nancy Nichols (c1814-?)
 6......  Jane M. Henshaw (c1838-?) 1
 6......  Clarissa Henshaw (c1846-?) 1,2
 6......  Mary E. Henshaw (c1856-?) 2,3
Dexter Henshaw     [ID 07325] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Dexter Henshaw1,4 [Dexter Henchaw5].

Born about 1811, West Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,3,4,6  

He married Nancy Nichols, about 1835.  Dexter Henchaw, of Brookfield, and Nancy Nichols published their intentions of marriage on Apr 25 1835 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.5  Nancy was born about 1814, Massachusetts.1,2,3,6  

Dexter and family were shown in the 1840 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:6

Dexter Henshaw household:
1 male age 30-40 [Dexter].
1 female under age 5 [Jane].
1 female age 20-30 [Nancy].

Dexter and family were shown in the 1850 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:1

Dexter Henshaw, age 39, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $2000 real estate.
Nancy Henshaw, age 36, born in Massachusetts.
Jane M. Henshaw, age 12, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Clarissa Henshaw, age 4, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Francis Bridges, age 12, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Also living in the same dwelling was the family of Harry & Mary Wood.
Living next door in 1850 was brother Foster.  Also nearby were cousins Baxter and Hiram.  

Dexter and family were again shown in the 1860 census (Jun 15 1860), Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:2

Dexter Henshaw, age 50, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $2000 real estate; $800 personal property.
Nancy Henshaw, age 47, born in Massachusetts.
Clarisa Henshaw, age 14, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Mary E. Henshaw, age 4, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Living nearby in 1860 were cousins Baxter and Hiram.  

Dexter and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Aug 19 1870), Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts:3

Henshaw, Dexter, age 59, born in Massachusetts; farmer; $2500 real estate; $300 personal property.
Henshaw, Nancy, age 56, born in Massachusetts; keeping house.
Henshaw, Mary E., age 13, born in Massachusetts; attended school.
Living nearby in 1870 were cousins Baxter and Hiram.  


Sources

  1. 1850 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll 343, page 56, dwelling #61.
  2. 1860 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; page 709, line #6, dwelling #446, family #508.
  3. 1870 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M593-651, page 508, line #32, dwelling #327, family #445.
  4. Cleveland/Graham database: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/c/l/e/richard-w-cleveland/index.html.
  5. "Vital Records of Sturbridge, Massachussetts To the Year 1850",
    "Sturbridge Marriages to the Year 1850", New England Historic Genealogical Society,
    Boston, MA, 1923.
  6. 1840 census, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts; roll M704-200, page 197.


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