Biography of W. H. Henshaw


Henshaw W. H., Aurora, p. o. Willink, born on the farm he now owns, January 10, 1842, is a son of Isaac and Eunice (Scott) Henshaw, he born in Aurora, June, 1809, and she in Vermont, in November of the same year. Mr. Henshaw was a farmer and stone mason and he and his wife died in Aurora. The father of Isaacwas James Henshaw, born in Middlebury, Vt., August 20, 1778, and came to Caynga county when twelve years old with his parents. In 1806 the grandfather of W. H. came to Buffalo, and then to Aurora, where he purchased 560 acres of land, on a part of which he lived until his death, except one or two years in Buffalo, after the panic of 1837. He served in the war of 1812, was a Whig and justice many years and afterward known as Squire Henshaw.

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