George Richard 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........... David Franklin Henshaw (1860-1942) m Martha Jane Vandiver (1866-?)
12............ George Richard Henshaw (1887-1918)
               +Josephine Isabella Martin (1889-1965)
13.............  Bobbie Lee Henshaw (1915-2001) 1,2,3
13.............  Edith Marie Henshaw (1917-2001) 1,2,3
13.............  George Richard Henshaw, Jr. (1918-1923) 1,4
George Richard Henshaw     [ID 09251] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born May 17 1887, Milan, Jackson County, Alabama.5  (Texas).1,4,6  (Tennessee).7  (May - 1888).8  

He married Josephine Isabella Martin.1,9  Josephine, daughter of James Alexander Martin & Martha Pearl Leach, was born Feb 26 1889, near Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas.1,4,10  (Feb - 1888).11,12,13  (c1893).2,14  

On Jun 5 1917 George R. Henshaw, age 30, registered for the World War I draft in McIntosh County, Oklahoma.  He declared he was born May 17th 1887 in Milan, Alabama, and was then residing in Eufaula, Oklahoma.  where he was married with two children under three years old.  He claimed an exemption due to "wife and 2 children".  He was recorded as medium height, slender, brown eyes, black hair.5  

George Richard Henshaw died Oct 16 1918, buried row 35 section A, Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma.4,6  George was a victim of the 1918 influenza epidemic.3  George's gravestone is inscribed with "Thy trails ended, thy rest is won".4  

Josephine and children were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 19-20 1920), 500 Elm Ave., Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma:1

Henshaw, Josephine, head-of-household, age 30, born in Texas; parents born in Texas; widow; occupation: none.
Henshaw, Bobby, daughter, age 4, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Texas.
Henshaw, Edith, daughter, age 2 years 1 month [unclear], born in Oklahoma; parents born in Texas.
Henshaw, George, Jr., son, age 1, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Texas.

Josephine and children were shown in the 1930 census (Apr 11 1930), E Street, Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma:2

Henshaw, Josephine, head-of-household, Indian, age 37, born in Texas; father born in Texas (mixed); mother born in Texas (mixed Cherokee); widow; owned home ($2,500 value); no radio in home; occupation: county clerk, courthouse.
Henshaw, Bobbie, daughter, Indian, age 14, born in Oklahoma; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Texas; attended school.
Henshaw, Edith M., daughter, Indian, age 13, born in Oklahoma; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Texas; attended school.

Josephine was shown in the 1940 census (Apr 5 1940), 500 Elm, Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma:14

Hinshaw, Josephine, head-of-household, Indian, age 47, born in Texas; completed 2 years of college; on Apr 1 1935 was living in the same house; owned home ($2000 value); $145 wages in 1939, plus other income.

About 1948 Josephine remarried to Cleo A. Rusk.3,4,13  

Josephine died Nov 1 1965, buried row 35 section A, Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma.4,10,13  Josephine's gravestone is inscribed with "my beloved wife".4,13  

George's family home in Eufaula is still in the family, as well as a 1947 Ford Business Coupe which was a "honeymoon car" purchased by Cleo A. Rusk when he married Josephine about 1948.  As far as is known, the car left the state only once, on the honeymoon trip.3

(photo)Photo: Josephine Isabella Martin about 1902 10,12

(photo)Photo: George Richard Henshaw World War I draft registration card 5

(photo)Photo: George Richard Henshaw gravestone Greenwood Cemetery 6,13

(photo)Photo: Josephine Isabella Martin gravestone Greenwood Cemetery 10,13


  1. 1920 census, Eufaula, Eufaula Township, McIntosh County, Oklahoma; roll T625-1471, ED 47, page 12A, line #11, dwelling #41, family #42.
  2. 1930 census, Eufaula, Eufaula Township, McIntosh County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1914, ED 11, page 4B, line #86, dwelling #102, family #105.
  3. Contribution from Randall Henshaw Smith.
  4. Greenwood Cemetery burials, McIntosh County, Oklahoma; USGenWeb Archives:
  5. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918;
  7. 1910 census, Turner Township, McIntosh County, Oklahoma; roll T624-1260, ED 79, page 320B, line #73, dwelling #42, family #45.
  8. 1900 census, 16th District, Franklin County, Tennessee; page 237B (sheet 8B), line #53, dwelling #143, family #145.
  9. Posting May 24 2002 by Sheila G Clark-Carpenter () to the Henshaw message board:
  11. 1900 census, Oolapah, Township 23, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory; roll T623-1844, ED 21, sheet 9, line #30, dwelling #66, family #66.
  12. Contribution from Melba C. Stewart ().
  13. Ancestry Family Tree data posted by "sooners711".
  14. 1940 census, Eufaula, Eufaula Township, McIntosh County, Oklahoma; roll T627-3310, ED 46-12B, page 4A, line #16, household #70.

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