Charles Ruffin Henshaw

 1. Samuel Henshaw (c1661-c1719) m Keziah Pell (c1670->1721)
 2.. Samuel Henshaw (?-c1758) m Martha Noell (c1689-?)
 3... John Henshaw (c1728-1790) m Rachel Lee Boulware (c1730-1794)
 4.... Charles Lee Henshaw (c1776-1829) m Elizabeth Gatewood (c1770-1826)
 5..... George W. Henshaw (c1808-<1850) m Susan S. Chenault (c1815-?)
 6...... Eugene Henshaw (1832-1915) m Susan Davis Chenault (1839-1927)
 7....... Charles Edward Henshaw (1863-1938) m Maryann Margaret Mills (1859-1938)
 8........ Charles Ruffin Henshaw (1898-1971)
           +Hester Fisher (1901-1975)
 9.........  Charles Ruffin Henshaw, Jr. (1930-) 1
 9.........  Lois Carlyn Henshaw (1931-2005) 1,2
 9.........  Elva Victoria Henshaw (1932-) 1,2
 9.........  Julia Ann Henshaw (1936-1936) 1,2
 9.........  Robert William Henshaw (1937-) 1,2
 9.........  May Michelle Henshaw (1944-) 1
Charles Ruffin Henshaw     [ID 07891] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Charles Ruffin Henshaw1,3,4 [Ruffin Henshaw1].

Born Oct 17 1898, Walthall, Chesterfield County, Virginia.1,4,5,6  

Charles served in the U.S. Navy during WWI.1,6  

He married Hester Fisher, Sep 29 1926, Richmond, Chesterfield County, Virginia.1,3  Hester, daughter of Robert William Fisher & Victoria Carr, was born Sep 4 1901, Halifax County, Virginia.1,2,5,6  

Hester had been previously married to Tommy Coles Farmer, by whom she had a son, Delma Coles Farmer.2,6  

Charles and family were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 22 1930), Chesterfield County, Virginia:6

Henshaw, Charles R., head-of-household, age 31, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 28; rented home; no radio in home; occupation: farmer, general farm; World War I veteran.
Henshaw, Hester, wife, age 28, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 25.
Farmer, Delma, step son, age 9, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.

Charles and family lived in Chesterfield County, Virginia, on Belmont Rd. about 150 yards west of the intersection with Cogbill Rd.  About 1934 Charles was working for Dupont and was transferred to Waynesboro, Virginia.  He was later transferred back to Richmond where he tried his hand at running a store at Granite, which was outside of Richmond on Forst Hill Ave. (which was out in the country at that time).  He gave up the store in 1937 and the family moved back to a farm, there being a place out on 360 west of Richmond where they lived for awhile (about a year), later moving to his father Charles Edward Henshaw's farm after he died in 1938.  The family lived in Virginia until the summer of 1941, then moving to Cleveland, Ohio where they lived for five years, moving back to Virginia in the summer of 1946.1  

Charles Ruffin Henshaw died Jul 2 1971, Chesterfield County, Virginia; buried Jul 5 1971, Chester, Chesterfield County, Virginia.1,5  

Hester died Dec 4 1975, Chesterfield County, Virginia; buried Dec 6 1975, Chester, Chesterfield County, Virginia.1,5  

Social Security information for Charles Ruffin Henshaw: 228-03-9223

Social Security information for Hester Fisher: 224-56-9160


  1. Contribution from Charles Ruffin Henshaw Jr..
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Charles Ruffin Henshaw Jr..
  3. Contribution from Jane Bennett ().
  4. 1900 census, Bermuda District, Chesterfield County, Virginia; roll T623-1705, ED 1, page 13B-14A, line #100, dwelling #238, family #262.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  6. 1930 census, Dale District, Chesterfield County, Virginia; roll T626-2440, ED 5, page 13A, line #37, dwelling #240, family #253.

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