William Ross Hanshaw

                                            ┌── William Hancher
                                            │              
                        ┌── Smith Hancher ──┤
                        │   c1798-1865      │
                        │                   └── Ann Dunn
                        │                       c1756-?    
William Ross Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1825                 │
D: 1894                 │
                        └── Mary Steward
                                ?-1842 
M: Mary Ann Jackson
   ├── Lewellen Hanshaw (1854-1868) 1,2
   ├── Alvin Carfield Hanshaw (1855-1931) 1,2,3
   ├── Charles Richner Hanshaw (1858-1930) 1,2,3
   ├── Elmer Elleworth Hanshaw (1860-1947) 2,3,4
   ├── Earl Edwin Hanshaw (1860-1860) 2
   ├── William Ulysses Grant Hanshaw (1863-1950) 2,3,4,5
   ├── Oscar Erskine Hanshaw (1865-1930) 2,3,4,5
   └── Thaddeus Jackson Hanshaw (1872-1953) 2,4,5

William Ross Hanshaw     [ID 10520] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 4 18253,6,7 [about 18275,8,9, about 182510, about 18241], Virginia3,6,7 [Ohio2,8].  

He married Mary Ann Jackson, Jan 26 1853, Brighton, Washington County, Iowa.2  Mary, daughter of William Jackson & Margarett Beale, was born Aug 24 1833, Ohio.2,3,4,5,6,7  

William was shown in the 1856 Iowa State Census, Lick Creek Township, Van Buren County:9

Hanshaw, William, age 29.

William and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 4 1860), Van Buren County, Iowa:1

Wm Hanshaw, age 36, born in Ohio; farmer; $200 real estate; $400 personal property.
Mary A Hanshaw, age 25, born in Ohio.
Lewis E Hanshaw, age 5, born in Iowa.
Alvin Hanshaw, age 3, born in Iowa.
Charles Hanshaw, age 1, born in Iowa.
Living next door in 1860 was the family of brother John;11 one more house away was the family of brother Vail;12 living nearby was the family of brother Smith.13  

William and family were shown in the 1870 census, Van Buren County, Iowa:3

Hanshaw, William R, age 44, born in Virginia; farmer; $2800 real estate; $730 personal property.
Hanshaw, Mary Ann, age 38, born in Ohio; keeping house.
Hanshaw, Alvin C, age 15, born in Iowa; laborer; attended school.
Hanshaw, Charles R, age 12, born in Iowa; attended school.
Hanshaw, Elmer E, age 9, born in Iowa; attended school.
Hanshaw, Willie U G, age 7, born in Iowa; attended school.
Hanshaw, Oscar E, age 4, born in Iowa.
Also living in Van Buren County, Iowa in 1870 were brothers Stewart14 and Vail.15  

William and family were shown in the 1880 census, Van Buren County, Iowa:4

Hanshaw, W. R., age "(60)", born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Hanshaw, Mary A., wife, age 46, born in Ohio; parents born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Hanshaw, Elmar E, son, age 19, born in Iowa; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; works on farm; attended school.
Hanshaw, Wm G., son, age 16, born in Iowa; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; works on farm; attended school.
Hanshaw, Oscar E, son, age 14, born in Iowa; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; attended school.
Hanshaw, Thaddes J., son, age 7, born in Iowa; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; attended school.
Shelton, M. E., cook, age 8, born in Missouri; father born in Illinois; mother born in Missouri; "to bring up"; attended school.

William and family were shown in the 1885 Iowa State census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa:5

Hanshaw, William R., age 58, born in Virginia.
Hanshaw, Mary A., age 52, born in Ohio.
Hanshaw, Oscar E, age 19, born in Van Buren County, Iowa.
Hanshaw, Thaddeus J., age 12, born in Van Buren County, Iowa.
Hanshaw, William G., age 21, born in Van Buren County, Iowa.

Mary died Dec 3 1893, Van Buren County, Iowa; buried Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa.2,6,7  

Widower William and family were shown in the 1895 Iowa State census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa:8

Hanshaw, Elmer E., age 34, born in Van Buren County, Iowa; married.
Hanshaw, Mary A., age 31, born in Van Buren County, Iowa; married.
Hanshaw, Emett, age 9, born in Van Buren County, Iowa; single.
Hanshaw, Eva A., age 8, born in Van Buren County, Iowa.
Hanshaw, T.J., age 22, born in Van Buren County, Iowa; single; farmer; Baptist.
Hanshaw, William, age 68, born in Ohio; widower.
Hanshaw, Grant, age 31, born in Van Buren County, Iowa; married; farmer.
Hanshaw, Winniefred, age 21, born in Van Buren County, Iowa; married.
Hanshaw, Alma, age 0, born in Van Buren County, Iowa.
Living nearby in 1895 was the family of son Charles.16  

William Ross Hanshaw died May 13 1894, Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa; buried Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Douds, Van Buren County, Iowa.2,6,7

(photo)Photo: William Ross Hanshaw 17

(photo)Photo: William Ross Hanshaw 18

(photo)Photo: Mary Ann Jackson 18


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Business Corners P.O., Village Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll M653-342, page 255, line #34, dwelling #100, family #101.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Jackie L. Wolfe.
  3. 1870 census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; page 217, line #9, dwelling #46, family #46.
  4. 1880 census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll T9-0367, ED 28, page 404A, line #42, dwelling #99, family #99.
  5. 1885 Iowa State census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; page 108, line #21, dwelling #130, family #129; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  7. WPA Iowa Graves Registration Survey; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php.
  8. 1895 Iowa State census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; page 94, line #30, dwelling #25, family #25; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~iavanbur/1895/1895-IA-vanburen-chequest.txt.
  9. 1856 Van Buren County Iowa State Census Index; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~iavanbur/1856-VanBurenCoIACensus-G-O.htm.
  10. 1850 census, Smith Township, Belmont County, Ohio; page 268, dwelling #2291, family #2318.
  11. 1860 census, Business Corners P.O., Village Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll M653-342, page 255, line #39, dwelling #101, family #102.
  12. 1860 census, Business Corners P.O., Village Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll M653-342, page 256, line #1, dwelling #102, family #103.
  13. 1860 census, Business Corners P.O., Village Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll M653-342, page 259, line #5, dwelling #121, family #121.
  14. 1870 census, Lick Creek Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; page 293, line #22, dwelling #40, family #39.
  15. 1870 census, Village Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; page 397, line #22, dwelling #269, family #259.
  16. 1895 Iowa State census, Chequest Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; page 101, line #28, dwelling #67, family #67; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~iavanbur/1895/1895-IA-vanburen-chequest.txt.
  17. Photo courtesy of Jay & Barbara Rogers ().
  18. Photo courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.


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