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Minerva Ann Hanshaw

                       ┌── Francis Hanshawc1802-1870 
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Minerva Ann Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1846                │
D: ?                   │
                       └── Mary Ann Obrion Simmons
                           c1801-?    
M: William H. Jeffers

Minerva Ann Hanshaw     [ID 07811] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

    (Minerva Ann Hanshaw)a,b,c    (Manerva Ann Hanshaw)d,e,f

Born 1846, Nicholas County, West Virginia.c,d,a,b,f

Minerva was shown in the 1860 census (Jun 26 1860), living (or staying) with the family of her sister Sarah Jane in Clay County, Virginia:a,b

Wm Odell, age 25, born in Virginia; laborer; $30 personal property.
Sarah J. Odell, age 19, born in Virginia; Hse wife.
Cenith Odell, age 1, born in Virginia.
Minerva A. Hanshaw, age 14, born in Virginia; attended school.

She married William H. Jeffers, Nov 11 1865, Clay County, West Virginia.d,c,e,g,h    William, son of James J. A. "Andy" + Katy A. Jeffers, was born Feb 16 1844, Nicholas County, West Virginia.d,i,j,f,k,l    (Jan - 1846).m

Children:

Perry Columbus Jeffers, born Nov 10 1866, Charleston, West Virginia; died May 22 1911; married Mary Frances Mart[..name unclear..], Dec 25 1888. i,j,f,n
Lyda/Lydia V. Jeffers, born c1869, West Virginia; married Thomas Jackson Arbogast. i,j,f,n
Paul Raymond Jeffers, born Aug 3 1871, West Virginia; died May 28 1954, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; married Emma Perzena Hayes, Apr 22 1894. i,f,o,p,n
Mary J. Jeffers, born c1873, West Virginia; died as a child. i,f,n
Norman McGinnis Jeffers, born Jun 8 1876, Falling Rock, Clay County, West Virginia; died Feb 28 1948, Fola, Clay County, West Virginia, buried Keith Cemetery; married 1) Arie Jane Keith, May 12 1901 [died Feb 13 1924]; 2) Sada "Sadie" Brown, Oct 19 1929. i,f,q,r,n
General Preston (P.I.) Jeffers, born Jul 12 1878, Clay County, West Virginia; died Sep 16 1935, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, buried Springhill Cemetery; married Caroline Catherine "Carrie" Thum/Thumm (1876-1935), Aug 7 1898. i,f,s,t,n
Maud Jeffers, born Jun 2 1883, Clay County, West Virginia; died Sep 1961, Huntington, West Virginia; married Augustus McAfee, Jul 18 1900. f,n

William was a Civil War veteran, having served as a bugler in Company K, 7th West Virginia Cavalry, from Nov 1 1862 to Aug 1 1865; 2 years 9 months of service.u,v

Manerva and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 4 1870), Pleasant Township, Clay County, West Virginia:j

Jeffers, Wm H., age 25, born in Virginia; farmer.
Jeffers, Manervia, age 22, born in Virginia; keeping house; can read or write.
Jeffers, C. J., age 3, born in West Virginia.
Jeffers, Lyda V., age 1, born in West Virginia.
Living next door in 1870 were William's parents and family, J.J.A. & Katy A. Jeffers.w

Manerva and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 19 1880), Union Township, Clay County, West Virginia:f

Jeffers, William H., age 36, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Jeffers, Manerva Ann, wife, age 34, born in Virginia; father born in England; mother born in Ohio; keeping house.
Jeffers, Collumbus P., son, age 13, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; works on farm; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Jeffers, Lyda V., daughter, age 11, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Jeffers, Paul R., son, age 9, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Jeffers, Mary J., daughter, age 7, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Jeffers, Norman M., son, age 5, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Jeffers, General P., son, age 2, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.

Manerva probably died before 1888,x as William remarried c1888 to an Elizabeth Murphy.m    Manerva is buried at Samples Cemetery, Dulls Creek, Clay County, West Virginia.n

On Nov 14 1894 [date unclear], William H. Jeffers applied for a pension as an invalid veteran of Company K, 7th West Virginia Cavalry, and also Company H, 8th West Virginia Infantryy [the same unit].z    On June 8 1910 [date unclear], Elizabeth Jeffers applied for a widow's pension.y

William and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 18 1900), Elk District, Kanawha County, West Virginia:m

Jeffers, William H., head-of-household, age 54, born Jan 1846 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; married 12 years; occupation: farmer; owned farm (free).
Jeffers, Elizabeth, wife, age 52, born Sept 1847 in West Virginia; married 12 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Jeffers, Norman, son, age 23, born June 1876 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; occupation: coal miner.
Jeffers, Maud, daughter, age 16, born June 1883 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; attended school 3 months.
Murphy, Marion, step-son, age 14, born Mch 1886 in West Virginia; parents born in West Virginia; single; attended school 3 months.
Living next door in 1900 was the family of son Paul Raymond Jeffers.o

William died May 19 1923, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia; age 79y 3m 3d; buried May 21 1923, Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, West Virginia.l

(photo)Photo: William H. Jeffers Death Certificate l


SOURCES

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

(b) 1860 census, Clay County, Virginia; roll M653-1340, page 84, line #36, dwelling #107, family #107.

(c) Contribution from Gary Dudding.

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

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

(f) 1880 census, Union Township, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T9-1401, ED 24, page 310B, line #12, dwelling #10, family #10.

(g) West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900; http://www.ancestry.com.

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

(i) Clay County WVA USGenWeb query from S.J. Fain ():
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvclay/cljun97.htm.

(j) 1870 census, Big Sycamore P.O., Pleasant Township, Clay County, West Virginia; roll M593-1685, page 685, line #34, dwelling #56, family #56.

(k) Posting Jan 12 2001 by Theresa Brown to the Hanshaw message board:
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/surnames.hanshaw/47.

(l) W.H. Jeffers death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1425467&Type=Death.

(m) 1900 census, Elk District, Upper Pinch, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T623-1762, ED 49, page 11B, line #58, dwelling #185, family #187.

(n) Contribution from Wayne Jeffers ().

(o) 1900 census, Elk District, Upper Pinch, Kanawha County, West Virginia; roll T623-1762, ED 49, page 11B, line #63, dwelling #186, family #188.

(p) Paul Raymond Jeffers death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=2615419&Type=Death.

(q) Norman M. Jeffers death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1480022&Type=Death.

(r) Arie Jeffers death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=418249&Type=Death.

(s) General Preston Jeffers death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1954897&Type=Death.

(t) Carrie Thum Jeffers death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1950761&Type=Death.

(u) Civil War Service Records; http://www.ancestry.com.

(v) 1890 Veterans Schedules, Elk Districy, Kanawha County, West Virginia; ED 63, SD 2, page 3, house #138, family #139.

(w) 1870 census, Big Sycamore P.O., Pleasant Township, Clay County, West Virginia; roll M593-1685, page 685, line #29, dwelling #55, family #55.

(x) Speculation.

(y) Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; http://www.ancestry.com.

(z) http://www.wvcivilwar.com/wv7thcav.


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