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Francis Hanshaw

                     ┌── Francis Hanshawc1802-1870 
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Francis Hanshaw ─────┤
B: 1831              │
D: 1914              │
                     └── Mary Ann Obrion Simmons
                         c1801-?    
M: Polly Ann Bloomer
   ├── Mary J. Hanshaw,  1868-1927 
   ├── David C. Hanshaw,  1868-1943 
   ├── Robert Hanshaw,     ?-<1911
   ├── (infant son) Hanshaw,     ?-<1911
   ├── Josephine Hanshaw,  1870-<1911
   ├── James Edward Hanshaw,  1871-1951 
   ├── Elmira Ann Hanshaw, c1874-<1911
   ├── Margaret Hanshaw, c1877-?    
   ├── Amos Isaiah Hanshaw,  1878-1961 
   ├── William Wallace Hanshaw,  1881-1965 
   ├── George Hanshaw,  1885-?    
   └── Bertha Ellen Hanshaw,  1888-1943 

Francis Hanshaw     [ID 03553] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Jul 11 1831, Elk River, Clay County, Virginia.a    (Jun - 1835).b,c,d,e,f    (c1833).g

Francis was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 14 1860), living with the family of William Stone in Clay County, Virginia,h,i [Francis' half-sister, Elizabeth Simmons, had married William Stone]:j

Wm Stone, age 30, born in Virginia; laborer; $10 personal property; cannot read or write.
Elizabeth Stone, age 36, born in Virginia; cannot read or write.
Lemuel Stone, age 1, born in Virginia.
Wm Simmons, age 11, born in Virginia.
Francis Hanshaw, age 26, born in Virginia; laborer; $1000 real estate; $75 personal property.

On Sep 1 1862, at Gauley, Virginia, Francis Hanshaw, age 27, joined as a Private in Company F, 45th Infantry Regiment, Virginia Confederate Army.k,l,a    Taken prisoner on Sep 19 1864 at Winchester, Virginia; confined on Sep 21 1864 at Point Lookout, Maryland; exchanged on Feb 18 1865; hospitalized on Feb 25 1865 at Richmond, Virginia; paroled on Mar 13 1865.l    His military record described him as 5' 8" tall, having "light" hair, black eyes.m,l

He married Polly Ann Bloomer, Jan 11 1866, Clay County, West Virginia.n,o,p,a,b    (Mary Ann Bloomer)q    Polly, daughter of Christopher Bloomer & Mary Jane Williams, was born Nov 12 1845, Owen County, Kentucky.a,q,g,f    (c1849).c,d,n    (Nov - 1850).e

Frances and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 11 1870), Clay County, West Virginia:c

Hanshaw, Frances, age 34, born in Virginia; farmer; $400 real estate; $168 personal property.
Hanshaw, Polly A., age 20, born in Virginia; keeping house; can read, cannot write.
Hanshaw, Mary J., age 3, born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, David C., age 2, born in West Virginia.
Hanshaw, Josephine, age 2 months, born Mar [1870] in West Virginia.
Living next door in 1870 was the family of brother James.r

Frances and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 23 1880), Clay County, West Virginia:s,d

Hanshaw, Frances, age 45, born in Virginia; [father's birthplace blank]; mother born in Virginia; farmer; cannot read or write.
Hanshaw, Polly A., wife, age 31 [or 30 - unclear], born in Indiana; parents born in Indiana; keeping house; cannot read.
Hanshaw, Sarah J., daughter, age 13, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Indiana; attended school; cannot read.
Hanshaw, David C., son, age 12, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Indiana; attended school; works on farm; cannot read.
Hanshaw, Josephine, daughter, age 11, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hanshaw, James E., son, age 9, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Indiana; attended school.
Hanshaw, Elmira A., daughter, age 6, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Indiana.
Hanshaw, Amos, son, age 2, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Indiana.
Hanshaw, Margret, daughter, age 3, born in West Virginia; father born in Virginia; mother born in Indiana.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of brother Silas.t    Also living very nearby was Francis' widowed mother and siblings.u

Frances and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 22 1900), Elk District, Kanawha County, West Virginia:e

Hanshaw, Francis, head-of-household, age 64, born June 1835 in West Virginia; father born in England; mother born in West Virginia; married 34 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Hanshaw, Polly A., wife, age 49, born Nov 1850 in Kentucky; parents born in Ohio; married 34 years; 12 children, 8 living; cannot write.
Hanshaw, David, son, age 32, born Mar 1868 in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single; occupation: farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Hanshaw, Amos I., son, age 22, born Sept 1877 in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single; occupation: farm laborer.
Hanshaw, George, son, age 15, born Jan 1885 in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single; occupation: farm laborer; attended school 1 month.
Hanshaw, Bertha, daughter, age 12, born Jan 1888 in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single; attended school 1 month.
Kesler, Edmond, grandson, age 7, born Jan 1893 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia.

Frances and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 27 1910), Sugar Creek Road, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia:g
Hanshaw, Francis, head-of-household, age 77, born in West Virginia; father born in England; mother born in West Virginia; first marriage, married 42 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; rented farm.
Hanshaw, Polley A., wife, age 65, born in Kentucky; father born in Ohio; mother born in Kentucky; first marriage, married 42 years; 12 children, 8 living.
Hanshaw, David, son, age 41, born in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single; occupation: farm laborer, home.
Hanshaw, Bertha E., daughter, age 22, born in West Virginia; father born in West Virginia; mother born in Kentucky; single.
Hanshaw, Evert L., grandson, age 9, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Howard J., grandson, age 7, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school.

Francis Hanshaw died Sep 22 1914, age 83y 3m 9d; buried Mace Cemetery, Mile Fork Road, Big Chimney, Kanawha County, West Virginia.b,f

Polly died Dec 26 1914, age 69 1m 14d; buried Mace Cemetery, Mile Fork Road, Big Chimney, Kanawha County, West Virginia.f

The following biographical sketch of Francis Hanshaw was published in "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens":a,v

FRANCIS HANSHAW, whose excellent farm of sixty-eight acres lies in Union District, Kanawba County, W. Va., six miles north of the city of Charleston, is a native of this state, born July 11, 1831, on Elk River, in Clay County.    Until he was twenty years of age, Mr. Hanshaw had few business responsibilities, attending school the greater part of this time.    He then became interested in farming and when the Civil War broke out he enlisted in Clay County, as a private in Co. F, 45th W. Va. Vol. Inf., under Captain Newberry.    While in the Virginia Valley he was taken sick and resigned, being confined three months at Fort Lookout, and was then paroled and returned home, the war closing soon afterward.    In 1866 he was married and for fifteen years afterward lived in Clay County, thirty-eight miles above Charleston, and then moved to the mouth of Cupper Creek, in Kanawha District, Kanawha County, afterward living three years in Texas.    Mr. Hanshaw and family then returned to Kanawha County and he has occupied the present farm ever since, which he owns in association with his two sons, Amos and George Hanshaw.    Mr. Hanshaw has done a large amount of work on this place, clearing and fencing it and has made many improvements.    GeneTal agriculture is carried on and cattle and hogs are raised.    On January 11, 1866, Mr. Hanshaw was married to Miss Polly Ann Bloomer, who was born November 12, 1845, in Owen County, Ky., a daughter of Capt. Christopher and Mary Jane (Williams) Bloomer, the former of whom was commander of vessels on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the greater part of his life.    Mrs. Hanshaw is one of a family of nine children and is the only one living in Kanawha County.. her one sister and two brothers being residents of Texas.    To Mr. and Mrs. Hanshaw the following children were born: Mary, who is the wife of William Tellie, of Point Pleasant; David, who lives on the home farm; Josephine, now deceased, who was the wife of Clinton Copen; Eddie, who operates a meat market in the city of Charleston; Annie, who is deceased; Amos, part owner of the home farm, who lives on Chandler's Branch, Union District, married Myrtle Daniels; Maggie, who lives in Union District, is the wife of Alfred Rodgers; William, who lives at Charleston, married Annie Gay; George, who is a resident of Charleston, married Minnie Hubner; Bertha, who lives at home; and Robert and an infant son, both of whom are deceased.    Mrs. Hanshaw is a member of the Baptist church.    In politics Mr. Hanshaw and sons are Republicans but none have ever desired to hold office.    All are good citizens, honest and industrious, self respecting and law abiding.    The family is well known all through this section.


SOURCES

(a) W.S. Laidley. "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens";
Richmond Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, ILL. 1911; pg 465.

(b) Contribution from Gary Dudding.

(c) 1870 census, Clay Court House P.O., Union Township, Clay County, West Virginia; roll M593-1685, page 695, line #25, dwelling #70, family #67.

(d) 1880 census, Union District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T9-1401, ED 24, page 312B, line #24, dwelling #43, family #43.

(e) 1900 census, Elk District, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T623-1762, ED 51, page 12B-13A, line #96, dwelling #229, family #229.

(f) Burials in Mace Cemetery, Kanawha County, West Virginia; USGenWeb Archives:
http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/kanawha/cemeteries/mace.txt.

(g) 1910 census, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T624-1684, ED 57, page 11B, line #90, dwelling #151, family #156.

(h) USGenWeb Archives: Clay County WVA - http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvclay/clacen2.htm.

(i) 1860 census, Clay County, Virginia; roll M653-1340, page 103, line #21, dwelling #232, family #227.

(j) Contribution from Diana L. Simmons Clark ().

(k) "The American Civil War Research Database", Ancestry, Inc.

(l) "American Civil War Soldiers"; http://www.ancestry.com.

(m) "Civil War Research Database", http://www.ancestry.com.

(n) USGenWeb Archives: Clay County WVA - http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvclay/claymar.htm.

(o) Dodd, Jordan. "West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900". Orem, UT: Liahona Research, 2000.

(p) West Virginia, 1863-1900 Marriage Index; http://www.genealogy.com.

(q) Contribution from Neva P. Adams ().

(r) 1870 census, Clay Court House P.O., Union Township, Clay County, West Virginia; roll M593-1685, page 695, line #30, dwelling #71, family #68.

(s) 1880 census, Clay County, West Virginia; USGenWeb archives.

(t) 1880 census, Union District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T9-1401, ED 24, page 312B, line #16, dwelling #42, family #42.

(u) 1880 census, Union District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T9-1401, ED 24, page 312B, line #9, dwelling #40, family #40.

(v) Biography of Francis Hanshaw; USGenWeb Archives.


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