Roy Lester 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........... James N. Hinshaw (1847->1920) m Lydia A. Prince (1849-?)
12............ George Thomas Hinshaw (1865-1953) m Sarah Fannie Austill (1866-c1900)
13............. Arthur Jones Henshaw (1888-1974) m Willie Ida Jones (1894-1961)
14.............. Roy Lester Henshaw (1912-1982)
                 +Sylvia Swaim (1913-1983)
Roy Lester Henshaw     [ID 07982] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Roy Lester Henshaw1,2 [Lester R. Henshaw1,3,4].

Born Jul 14 1912, Alabama.1,2,3,4,5  

When Lester was a young child, his grandfather James "Handscale" was dying at Lester's father's home in Princeton, Alabama.  Lester wanted to know what was happening with his grandfather "Handscale".  When he was told "good people are sent to heaven when they die", he wanted to know where their shoes were sent!  The family still laughs at this one 79 years later.1  

He married Sylvia Swaim.2  Sylvia was born Dec 15 1913.2  (Dec 1 1913).5  

Lester settled in Gurley, Madison County, Alabama.1,5  

Roy Lester Henshaw died Jul 10 1982, buried Clay Cemetery, Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama.2,5  

Sylvia died Apr 30 1983, buried Clay Cemetery, Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama.2,5

(photo)Photo: Roy Lester Henshaw & gravestone Clay Cemetery 2

Social Security information for Roy Lester Henshaw: 424-09-7222

Social Security information for Sylvia Swaim: 418-28-2414


  1. Contribution from Marie Henshaw McCain.
  3. 1920 census, Princeton Precinct, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T625-19, ED 40, page 1A, line #1, dwelling #1, family #1.
  4. 1930 census, Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama; roll T626-21, ED 41, page 2A, line #4, dwelling #26, family #26.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:

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