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Silas Smith Hanshaw

                         ┌── Francis Hanshawc1802-1870 
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Silas Smith Hanshaw ─────┤
B: c1839                 │
D: <1910                 │
                         └── Mary Ann Obrion Simmons
                             c1801-?    
M: Elizabeth Ann Pierson
   ├── Lily J. Hanshaw, c1867-?    
   ├── James Luther Hanshaw,  1867-1943 
   ├── George Homer Hanshaw,  1870-1953 
   ├── Emma May Hanshaw,  1871-1926 
   ├── Joseph Franklin Hanshaw,  1877-1960 
   ├── William Ogden Hanshaw,  1879-?    
   └── H. T. Hanshaw,  1880-1890 

Silas Smith Hanshaw     [ID 03556] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

    (Silas Smith Hanshaw)a,b,c,d    (Smith Hanshaw)e,f

Born about 1839, Virginia.f    (Feb - 1843).b,c    (Feb - 1840).a

Smith was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 26 1860), living (or working) with the family of Timothy Cook in Clay County, West Virginiag,f (presumably he was a hired worker with the Cook family):

Timothy Cook, age 26, born in Virginia; laborer; $10 personal property.
Cloe Cook, age 28, born in Virginia; Hse wife; cannot read or write.
Noah Cook, age 5, born in Virginia.
Smith Hanshaw, age 21, born in Virginia; laborer.

He married Elizabeth Ann Pierson, Jul 14 1866, Nicholas County, West Virginia.h,a,d,i    (c1871).c    Elizabeth, daughter of David Pierson & Margarett Summers, was born Oct 20 1837, Virginia.j    (c1842).h,b,k    (Jul - 1845).c    (c1844).l

Silas and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 23 1880), Clay County, West Virginia:m,b

Hanshaw, Silas S., age 37, born in Virginia; [father's birthplace blank]; mother born in Virginia; farmer.
Hanshaw, Elizabeth A., wife, age 38, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeping house.
Hanshaw, Lily J., daughter, age 13, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school; cannot read.
Hanshaw, James L., son. age 11, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school; cannot read; works on farm.
Hanshaw, Ema M., daughter, age 8, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Hanshaw, George H., son. age 6, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Hanshaw, Joseph M., son. age 4, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Hanshaw, William O., son. age 2, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of brother Francis.n    Also living very nearby was Silas' widowed mother and siblings.o

Silas S. Hanshaw was shown in the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Glen Elk, Kanawha County, West Virginia.p

Silas and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 2 1900), Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia:c

Hanshaw, Silas S., head-of-household, age 57, born Feb 1843 in West Virginia; father born in England; mother born in West Virginia; married 29 years; occupation: day laborer; rented home.
Hanshaw, Elizabeth, wife, age 54, born July 1845 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 29 years; 7 children, 6 living.
Hanshaw, Joseph F., son. age 22, born Oct 1877 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; occupation: day laborer.
Hanshaw, William O., son. age 21, born Feb 1879 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; occupation: teamster.
Hanshaw, Hayman T., grandson. age 6, born May 1894 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; attended school 3 months.
Living next door in 1900 was the family of son James.q

Silas Smith Hanshaw died before Apr 19 1910.l,j

Widow Elizabeth was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 19 1910), living alone at 611 Delaware Avenue, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia:l

Hanshaw, Elizabeth, head-of-household, age 66, born in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; widow; 7 children, 6 living; occupation: none; rented home; cannot read or write.

Elizabeth was shown in the 1915 city directory of Charleston, West Virginia:r
Hanshaw Bettie (wid Smith), h Oakwood Hts, W C.
Hanshaw Elizabeth (wid Silas), propr Hotel Hanshaw, 402 Kanawha.
Hanshaw Mabel B, res Oakwood Hts, W C.

Elizabeth was shown in the 1920 census (Jan 6 1920), living alone on Costello Street, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia:k
Hanshaw, Elizabeth, head-of-household, age 79, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow; rented home; occupation: none; cannot read or write.

Elizabeth died Nov 23 1929, at her home, 1402 Crescent Rd., Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; age 92y 1m 3d; buried Nov 24 1929, Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, West Virginia.j

(photo)Photo: Silas Smith Hanshaw marriage record h

(photo)Photo: Elizabeth A. Pierson death certificate j


SOURCES

(a) Contribution from Gary Dudding.

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

(c) 1900 census, 2nd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T623-1762, ED 45, page 19A, line #30, dwelling #384, family #395.

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

(e) Contribution from Melissa Kay Hanshaw McLain.

(f) 1860 census, Clay County, Virginia; page 85, line #40, dwelling #114, family #114.

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

(h) Silas Smith Hanshaw marriage record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11431482&Type=Marriage.

(i) Nicholas County, West Virginia marriages; USGenWeb Archives:
http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/nicholas/vitals/marriage/grooms.txt.

(j) Elizabeth Hanshaw death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1048381&Type=Death.

(k) 1920 census, 5th Ward, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T625-1958, ED 95, page 7A, line #40, dwelling #131, family #139.

(l) 1910 census, 2nd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T624-1684, ED 61, page 6A, line #3, dwelling #78, family #90.

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

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

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

(p) 1890 Veterans Schedule index, Kanawha County, West Virginia; pg 5.

(q) 1900 census, 2nd Ward, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T623-1762, ED 45, page 19A, line #35, dwelling #385, family #396.

(r) U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; http://www.ancestry.com.


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