George Henshaw

 1. Edward Henshaw  m Elizabeth Lutmann 
 2.. George Henshaw (1805-1881)
     +Ann Oldenburg (1808-1883)
 3...  Edward Henshaw (1828-1902) 1,2
 3...  Lida Henshaw  1
 3...  Ann Henshaw (c1830-?) 1
 3...  George I. Henshaw (1832-1919) 1,2,3
 3...  Samuel Henshaw (1835-1880) 1,2
 3...  Martha Henshaw (c1837-1899) 1,2,3,4,5,6
 3...  Henry Henshaw (c1838-1902) 1,3
 3...  Sarah Henshaw (1841-1920) 1,2,3
 3...  William Henshaw (1846-1916) 1,3
George Henshaw     [ID 07341] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Jul 17 1805, Croydon (now within the city of London), England.1,2,4,5,6,7  Christened Aug 11 1805, St. George The Martyr, Southwark, London.8  

George was apprenticed in England at age 15.1  

He married Ann Oldenburg2 [Ann Oldenberg1].  Ann, daughter of Lewis + Ann Oldenburg, was born Aug 15 1808, London, England.2,4,5,6,7  

George traveled from England to Albion, Illinois, but then returned to England.1  In late 1844 George again emmigrated with his wife and children, departing from London and arriving at the port of New Orleans on January 7, 1845 on the ship "Espindola".7  The ship's passenger manifest recorded:7

George Henshaw (39, M, Laborer, England)
Ann Henshaw (36, F, Laborer, England)
Edward Henshaw (16, M, Laborer, England)
Ann Henshaw (14, F, Laborer, England)
George Henshaw (12, M, Laborer, England)
Samuel Henshaw (9, M, Laborer, England)
Henry Henshaw (7, M, Laborer, England)
Sarah Henshaw (5, F, Laborer, England)

The family settled in Covington, Kentucky (just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio).9  

George and family were shown in the 1850 census living in Covington City, Kenton County, Kentucky:5

George Henshaw, age 45, born in England; cabinet maker, $2500 real estate.
Ann Henshaw, age 42, born in England.
Edwin Henshaw, age 22, born in England; laborer.
George Henshaw, age 17, born in England.
Samuel Henshaw, age 15, born in England.
Martha Henshaw, age 13, born in England.
Henry Henshaw, age 11, born in England.
Sarah Henshaw, age 9, born in England.
William Henshaw, age 4, born in Ireland.
Note that young son William was shown born in Ireland.  If this is accurate then it appears the family might have spent some time in Ireland as part of their emmigration.  

George later moved to College Hill, just north of Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio.1  

George and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 26 1860), Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio:3

George Henshaw, age 54, born in England; furniture dealer, $30,000 real estate; $50,000 personal property.
Anne Henshaw, age 53, born in England.
George Henshaw, age 27, born in England; occupation: furniture dealer.
Martha Henshaw, age 23, born in England.
Henry Henshaw, age 21, born in England; occupation: "chair mk".
Sarah Henshaw, age 19, born in England.
William Henshaw, age 14, born in Ohio.
Anne Egbask, age 19, born in Hanover; occupation: "serv".

George and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jul 11 1870), Mill Creek Township, Hamilton County, Ohio:4

Henshaw, George, age 65, born in England; parents foreign-born; dealing furniture; $60,000 real estate; $40,000 personal property.
Henshaw, Annie, age 62, born in England; parents foreign-born; keeping house.
Henshaw, Martha, age 25, born in England; parents foreign-born; [..unclear..] keeping house.
Meyers, Babe, age 16, born in Hanover; parents foreign-born; domestic.

George and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 10 1880), College Hill, Hamilton County, Ohio:6

Henshaw, George, age 74, born in England; parents born in England; occupation: retired furniture many.; sickness/disability: [..unclear..] of brain.
Henshaw, Ann, wife, age 71, born in England; father born in Hanover; mother born in England; keeping house.
Henshaw, Martha, daughter, age 31, born in England; parents born in England; single; at home.
Swartz, Kate, servant, age 26, born in Ohio; parents born in Germany; single; occupation: servant.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of son Edward.10  

After settling near Cincinnati, he opened "G. Henshaw & Sons" fine furniture dealership, which remained until closing during the Depression of the 1930s.1  

George Henshaw died Feb 20 1881, College Hill, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; buried Feb 23 1881, section 105, lot 47, Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.2  

Ann died Oct 16 1883, Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; buried Oct 19 1883, section 105, lot 47, Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.2  


Sources

  1. Contribution from Frank Apgar ().
  2. Burials in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio:
    http://www.springgrove.org/SpringGrove/genealogy_query.asp.
  3. 1860 census, 8th Ward, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; page 654B-655A (327B-328A), line #40, dwelling #1088, family #2243.
  4. 1870 census, Cumminsville P.O., Mill Creek Township, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll M593-1208, page 539-540, line #39, dwelling #112, family #108.
  5. 1850 census, Kenton County, Kentucky; roll 208, page 261, dwelling #752.
  6. 1880 census, College Hill, Millcreek Township, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T9-1022, ED 95, page 314D, line #39, dwelling #59, family #63.
  7. "New Orleans Passenger Lists 1845 & 1847", compiled by Joe Beine from:
    "Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, LA 1820--1875"
    (NARA Microfilm Series M272 - 17 Rolls). Roll 2
    http://www.genesearch.com/neworleans/espindola1845.html.
  8. LDS IGI.
  9. Contribution from Frank Apgar () citing: 1850 census.
  10. 1880 census, College Hill, Millcreek Township, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T9-1022, ED 95, page 314D, line #24, dwelling #58, family #62.


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