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Captain William Henshaw[1]

Male 1736 - 1799  (63 years)


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  • Name Captain William Henshaw  [2, 3, 4
    Title Captain 
    Born 6 Mar 1736  Mill Creek, Albemarle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jul 1799  , Berkeley, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried Bunker Hill Cemetery, Berkeley, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James Henshaw served as an office under Gen. Anthony Wayne in all his campaigns against the Indians.

      On 4 Mo. 1762 at Hopewell Friends MM, William was complained of for having assisted his sister Hannah in her marriage out of unity. On 8 Mo. 1762 at Hopewell Friends MM Quaker Church, William was disowned for having assisted his sister Hannah in her marriage contrary to discipline and having danced at weddings.

      He married Agnes Ann Anderson, Jan 30 1768, Mill Creek Twp., Frederick County, Virginia. (Ann Anderson) (Nancy Anderson) Agnes, daughter of William Anderson & Mary Lauren, was born c1745, Anderson's Bottom, Hampshire County, Virginia. She was familiarly known as "Ann" or "Nancy".

      Mr. William Hancher, Merchant of Berkeley County, Virginia, was listed 1771-1772 as a subscriber to "Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England" (Philadelphia), reprinted from British copy and printed for the subscribers by Robert Bell at the Union Library, 3rd St., Philadelphia.

      William was one of the most active agents in having the new county of Berkeley established in 1772, and was prominent in its early civil and judicial history. He was a man of wealth, as evidenced by his being bondsman for General Adam Stephens, the first sheriff of Berkeley County.

      (DAR ID number 17965, Mrs. Bessie Scott Henshaw Keller):
      " William Henshaw, (1736-99) was in the battle of Point Pleasant and was present at the signing of the Treaty of Peace with the Indians at Camp Charlotte, near Chillicothe, Ohio, 1774. He was lieutenant in the volunteers raised by Capt. Hugh Stephenson in the first call for troops in Virginia, June 1775. The company marched to Boston, did valiant service in its defense. He was prominent in civil and judicial history of Berkeley County, where he died and is buried in the old graveyard of Christ Church, Bunker Hill, Virginia. A chapter isnamed in honor of this patriot."

      The will of William Henshaw:
      I William Henshaw of sound Mind and Memory as the Almighty God has blessed me with some property in this World and as all men are mortal and I being some what advanced in years and having a large family of children some of which I have provided for as for my fortune would admit the other part of my Estate I wish to devise as followeth. First that I should be buried in the earth decently and all my just debts paid then I devise my Estate as followeth the whole of my Estate both real and personal to be sold as soon as convenient after my Death, five hundred pounds of which I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy for her proper use, likewise one feather bed, bed and bedding fornortore, [sic] horse and saddle with thirty pounds. The other part of my estate to be equili devide between my seven sons to wit, Levi, Hiram, A Stephan, Jnomon, [sic] Washington, Wm Slough, & Uriah Henshaw. My reason is this as I have given my son Nicholas a tract of land in Readstone Settlement some years ago, I now will him Five Shillings. Also my three daughters Rachel, Rebecca & Rhuomey having Given them what my Circumstances would admit of, I will and bequeath unto each of them Five Pounds each, the Moveable Estate will be brought forth by my Execu'rs my negroes except obliged to be Sold to pay my Debts, Easter & Patrick to Serve no person by their Mistress. I now wish to give a detail of my real property my Lands on Mill Creek containing two Surveys and parts of three. Also one entire tract on Readstone called Mount Tonner and part of another purchased from one McIntyre but this is business.

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    Person ID I1444015  7_families
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2005 

    Family Agnes Ann Anderson,   b. 1745, , Hampshire, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1806  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1768  Mill Creek, Albemarle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F523884  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jul 1799 - , Berkeley, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bunker Hill Cemetery, Berkeley, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8341] Hinshaw Family Association website, The Hinshaw Family Association a collection of Hinshaw and Henshaw descendants, (Online ).

    2. [S8188] Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson's Bottom, W. Va., Olive I. McFarland, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 940943, item 14., 1 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S8333] Anderson - Silver Family Website, Silver Family Association, (Online ).

    4. [S8204] West Virginia, Hampshire, Romney - William Anderson Will, State of West Virginia, Hampshire County Clerk, (Made 10 September 1786. Proved 9 Apr 1796. Copy in posession of Lee Drew), 129 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S8342] Hinshaw and Henshaw families, William Hinshaw, (Washington, D.C. : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, [1984?] Film #1402822), 1402822..

    6. [S8188] Descendants of William Anderson of Anderson's Bottom, W. Va., Olive I. McFarland, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. Film #940943, item 14), 940943, item 14., 2 (Reliability: 3).