James Rafter Henshaw

James Rafter Henshaw

Ohio, USA
Death 20 Jan 1864 (aged 48–49)
Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky, USA
Plot D, 0, 1343
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Son of Henry Hanshew and Barbary Thomas.

He was born about 1815 in OH. His parents later moved to IN where they remained and died in Madison Co, IN.

James married Mary Trullinger on 12 June 1840 in Fountain Co, IN. They were parents of 6 children, Caroline F. Hanshew[married Aaron Ogden], Margaret Ellen Hanshew[married George L. Pottorff], William Trullinger Hanshew[married Charlotte Edwinnie "Edwene" Stella Bates], Sarah Hanshew[no other info], Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Hanshew[married George Eugene Rama and James Brogan Miller] and Marietta Hanshew[married Marion Merritt].

James and Mary later separated. He had a son Edward Hanshew but I do not know who the mother was or if they were married. Our family history is that son William Trullinger Hanshew complained about having had to watch this baby brother. William left for Civil War before age 16 in 1863 so Edward would have been born prior to that date.

In 1860 census James and Mary are living in Davis Co, IA. He is a farmer and carpenter. I have not been able to locate him on later census but family record has him dying in 1892. And Mary died 1895. In 1870 she was living with her daughter Marietta.

Bio by: Jeanne Gaumer

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