Matilda E. "Tillie" Hanshaw

                               ┌── Hiram B. Hanshawc1810-1870 
Matilda E. "Tillie" Hanshaw ───┤
B: c1847                       │                      ┌── Burket Minerd
D: 1880                        │                      │
                               └── Catherine Miner ───┤
                                    1814-1879         │
                                                      └── Frances Skinner
M: Thomas L. Purinton

Matilda E. "Tillie" Hanshaw     [ID 15859] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1847, Preston County, Virginia.1,2  

She married Thomas L. Purinton, Jul 1 1866, Independence, Preston County, West Virginia.2  Thomas was born Jul 14 1841, Cortland County, New York.2  

Thomas was a Civil War veteran, having served in Company F, 6th West Virginia Infantry.  He had been discharged Jun 10 1865.2  

Four daughters:2

Helen Purinton, born 1867; married M.H. Liady. 3
Martha 'Mattie' Purinton, born 1868; married J.W. Wyandt/Wiant. 4
Jessie Purinton, born 1871; married A.E. Van Zandt. 5
Katharyn 'Kate' Purinton, born 1873; died c1942; married 1) C. Haller, 2) - Tower. 6

Matilda E. "Tillie" Hanshaw died May 17 1880.2  

Thomas died Sep 8 1919, Bryan, West Virginia.2  

A biographical sketch of Matilda E. Hanshaw can be seen at:,_matildapurinton.htm


  1. 1860 census, Evansville P.O., Evansville District, Preston County, Virginia; roll M653-1372, page 273, line #6, family #1580.
  2. Minerd-Miner-Minor National Family Reunion and Research:,_matildapurinton.htm.
  3. Minerd-Miner-Minor National Family Reunion and Research:,_helenliady.htm.
  4. Minerd-Miner-Minor National Family Reunion and Research:,_marthawyant.htm.
  5. Minerd-Miner-Minor National Family Reunion and Research:,_jessievanzandt.htm.
  6. Minerd-Miner-Minor National Family Reunion and Research:,_katharynhallertower.htm.

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