Warner Lewis Hanshaw

Warner Lewis Hanshaw
B: c1817
D: ?    
M: Rachel E. Roark
   ├── Elizabeth Hanshaw (c1847-<1900) 1,2
   ├── Frances Hanshaw (1849-1930) 1,2
   ├── S. M. J. Hanshaw (c1853-?) 2
   ├── M. C. Hanshaw (c1855-?) 2
   ├── M. E. Hanshaw (c1859-?) 2
   └── Gideon W. Hanshaw (1860-?) 2,3

Warner Lewis Hanshaw     [ID 06732] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born about 1817, Virginia.1,3  

About 1834 Warner settled in Perry County, Alabama, near the town of Woodville (now Uniontown).4  

He married Rachel E. Roark, Jul 2 1846, Dallas County, Alabama.3,4,5  Rachel, daughter of Jesse Roark & Nancy Ann Morris, was born about 1825, Alabama.1,3  (c1831).2  

Warner's marriage license was recorded in Dallas County, Alabama Marriage Book A, page 33:5

The State of Alabama Dallas County to any Licensed Minister of the Gospel Judge of the Circuit or County Court or Justice of the Peace of said county.  You are hereby authorized to celebrate the Rites of Marriage between W. L. Hanshaw and Miss Rachel Roark and join them together in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant given under my hand at office the 29th day of June 1846
E. Whitted Clerk

I celebrated the nuptials on this within named parties on the 2nd July 1846
Elijah Bell M. G.  

Recorded 11th March 1847
Thos G. Raines, Clerk

Warner and family were shown in the 1850 census (Nov 23 1850), Rascoes Beat, Dallas County, Alabama:1

W.L. Hanshaw, age 33, born in Virginia; wagonmaker.
Rachel Hanshaw, age 25, born in Alabama.
Elizabeth Hanshaw, age 3, born in Alabama.
Frances Hanshaw, age 1, born in Alabama.
1 black female, age 60.
1 black female, age 25.
Living next door in 1850 were Rachel's parents and family, Jesse & Nancy Roark, both age 66.7  

Rachel (apparently widowed) and children were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 9 1860), Pences Beat, Dallas County, Alabama:2

Racheal Hanshaw, age 29, born in Alabama; $4000 personal property.
Elizth Hanshaw, age 13, born in Alabama; attended school.
Sarah F Hanshaw, age 11, born in Alabama; attended school.
S M J [unclear] Hanshaw, female, age 7, born in Alabama.
M C Hanshaw, female, age 5, born in Alabama.
M E Hanshaw, female, age 1, born in Alabama.
Gideon W Hanshaw, male, age 4 months, born in Alabama.

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  1. 1850 census, Rascoes Beat, Dallas County, Alabama; roll M432-4, page 291, line #1, dwelling #882, family #882.
  2. 1860 census, Pences Beat, Dallas County, Alabama; roll M653-8, page 918, line #32, dwelling #312, family #304.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Alabama.
  4. Contribution from Ralph Hare ().
  5. Posting Dec 27 2000 by Alma () to ROARK-L citing:
    marriage records from the Dallas County, Alabama courthouse, Selma, AL.
  6. 1850 Slave Schedule, Rascoes Beat, Dallas County, Alabama.
  7. 1850 census, Rascoes Beat, Dallas County, Alabama; roll M432-4, page 291, line #5, dwelling #883, family #883.

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