Barney Orrick Hancher

                                                  ┌── William Hancher
                                                  │              
                         ┌── John Hancher ────────┤
                         │    1796-1853           │
                         │                        └── Ann Dunn
                         │                            c1756-?    
Barney Orrick Hancher ───┤
B: 1831                  │
D: 1911                  │
                         └── Nancy Ann O'Rourke
                              1807-1882 
M: Margaret Ellen Thomas
   ├── John Henry Hancher (1867-?) 1,2
   ├── Susanna Hancher  2
   ├── Alva G. Hancher (1872-1924) 2
   └── Frank Wesley Hancher (1876-1952) 2,3

Barney Orrick Hancher     [ID 09374] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Barney Orrick Hancher1,4,5,6 [Barney Henshaw7].

Born Feb 8 1831, Harrison County, Ohio.1,4,6,7  

Barney was shown in the 1860 census (Jul 26 1860), Ohio Township, Bureau County, Illinois, living in the household of his sister Julia:8

Basel Young, age 33, born in Ohio; farmer; $250 real estate.
Julia Young, age 26, born in Ohio.
Miles Young, age 6, born in Illinois.
Sarah F. Young, age 4, born in Illinois.
Marah J. Young, age 1, born in Illinois.
Barney Hancher, age 27, born in Ohio; farm laborer.
Living nearby in 1860 were his widowed mother, Nancy Hancher,9 and his brother Thomas.10  

He married Margaret Ellen Thomas4 [Margaret Ellenor Thomas1, Margaret Ellinor Thomas3, Ellen Thomas11], 18624.  Margaret, daughter of Henry "Yancy" Thomas & Susannah Bayliff, was born Mar 9 1842, near Xenia, Greene County, Ohio.6,12,13,14  

In 1863 Barney, along with his brother-in-law Jerry Young, moved to Iowa, wintering at McKnight's Point11 (Davis County, Iowa).  In May of 1864, Barney turned the first furrow in Powhatan Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa.2,15  He served as one of the first judges at the first election in Powhatan and later three years as a trustee.2  

Barney and family were shown in the 1895 Iowa State Census, Clinton Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa:16

Hancher, Barney, age 63, born in Ohio; occupation: farmer; religion: Methodist.
Hancher, Margaret, age 52, born in Ohio; religion: Methodist.
Hancher, Frank, age 17, born in Pocahontas County, Iowa; religion: none.

Barney Orrick Hancher died Feb 14 1911, buried Powhatan Township Cemetery, Plover, Pocahontas County, Iowa.6  

Margaret died 1918, buried Powhatan Township Cemetery, Plover, Pocahontas County, Iowa.6

(photo)Photo: Barney Orrick Hancher family 17


Sources

  1. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Iowa.
  2. "Leading Citizens of Plover and Powhatan Twp."; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/pocahontas/citizen2.html.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  4. Contribution from Larry Hancher.
  5. 1860 census index, Illinois.
  6. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  7. 1850 census, 2nd District, Campbell County, Kentucky; roll 195, pg 109, family #562.
  8. 1860 census, Ohio Township, Bureau County, Illinois; page 491, line #22, dwelling #3370, family #3412.
  9. 1860 census, Ohio Township, Bureau County, Illinois; page 493, line #31, dwelling #3385, family #3427.
  10. 1860 census, Ohio Township, Bureau County, Illinois; page 493, line #19, dwelling #3382, family #3424.
  11. Obituary of Abel Hicks Hancher.
  12. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  13. LDS "Pedigree Resource File".
  14. 1850 census, Silver Creek Township, Greene County, Ohio; roll M432-683, page 411, line #38, dwelling #862, family #862.
  15. Obituary of Charles Everett Hancher.
  16. 1895 Iowa State Census, Clinton Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; page 16, line #60, dwelling #85, family #90; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iagenweb.org/census/counties/pocahontas/1895/po95clinton.txt.
  17. Photo courtesy of Tom Miller () and Elaine Koehn.


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