┌── Francis Hanshaw │ c1802-1870 │ │ 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
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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
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
Frances and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 23 1880), Clay County, West Virginia:s,d
Frances and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 22 1900), Elk District, Kanawha County, West Virginia:e
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.
(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:
(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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