Smith M. Hanshaw

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) m Sarah Caudy (1739-1807)
 3... William Hancher  m Ann Dunn (c1756-?)
 4.... Smith Hancher (c1798-1865) m Mary Steward (?-1842)
 5..... Smith M. Hanshaw (1833-1914)
        +Mary Ellen Creighton (1835-1886)
 6......  Mary E. Hanshaw (c1855-1928) 1,2,3
 6......  Sarah Olive Hanshaw (1857-1919) 1,2,3
 6......  Eliza J. Hanshaw (c1859-1875) 1,2,3
 6......  Emily Gertrude Hanshaw (1860-1926) 3
 6......  Harriette Almeda Hanshaw (1863-1923) 2,3,4
 6......  Hiram Ulysses Hanshaw (1865-1894) 2,3,4
 6......  Thomas C. Hanshaw (1867-1933) 2,3,4
 6......  William Ross Hanshaw (1871-1917) 2,3,4
 6......  Elvira Lurenna Hanshaw (1873-1902) 2,3,4,5,6
        +Sarah Wiley (1853-?)
Smith M. Hanshaw     [ID 10518] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Smith M. Hanshaw2,7 [Smith Henshaw8, Smith Hinshaw9].

Born Jun 28 1833, Harrison County, Ohio.1,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,13,14  

He married Mary Ellen Creighton, Jun 30 1853, Belmont County, Ohio.2,15,16  Mary was born Dec 9 1835, Virginia.1,2,4,5,14  

Smith and Mary moved to Iowa in 1854, settling first in Van Buren County, then Jefferson County, and finally, in 1865, in Wapello County.7,14  

Smith was a farmer, and also a lawyer/attorney in Eldon, Iowa.7,14  

Smith was shown in the 1856 Iowa State Census, Lick Creek Township, Van Buren County, Iowa:9

Hinshaw, Smith, age 22.

Smith and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jun 4 1860), Van Buren County, Iowa:1

Smith Hanshaw, age 26, born in Ohio; laborer; $300 personal property.
Mary Hanshaw, age 24, born in Virginia.
Mary E Hanshaw, age 5, born in Iowa.
Sarah Hanshaw, age 3, born in Iowa.
Eliza J Hanshaw, age 1, born in Iowa.

Smith and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 9 1880), Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa:4

Hanshaw, Smith, age 46, born in Ohio; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Hanshaw, Mary, age 44, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeping house.
Hanshaw, Harriette A., daughter, age 17, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia.
Hanshaw, Hyram U., son, age 15, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; farm labor; attended school.
Hanshaw, Thomas, son, age 13, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; farm labor; attended school; can read, cannot write.
Hanshaw, Wm, son, age 8, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; attended school.
Hanshaw, Lurenna, daughter, age 6, born in Iowa; father born in Ohio; mother born in Virginia; attended school.

Mary died Mar 25 1886, buried row 7, Bethlehem Cemetery, Salt Creek, Davis County, Iowa.5,11,17  

He then married Sarah Wiley2 [Sarah Baker2, Sarah M. Fisher12,13], Apr 19 18912, Wapello County, Iowa2.  Sarah, daughter of John Wiley & Ann Allen2,13, was born 18532,13 [Feb - 185412, 185314], Keokuk, Wapello County, Iowa2,13 [Indiana14].  Sarah had been previously married,13 May 2 1875, to a Charles Baker, by whom she had a son, Charlie Baker.2,14  She also seems to have been married to a -- Fisher, as she had two children, Mary and Esther E. Fisher.12,13  

Smith and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 20 1900), Eldon, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa:12

Hanshaw, Smith, head-of-household, age 66, born June 1833 in Ohio; father born in Virginia; mother born in Ohio; married 10 years; occupation: lawyer attorney; owned farm (mortgaged).
Hanshaw, Sarah M., wife, age 46, born Feb 1854 in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Pennsylvania; married 10 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Hanshaw, Mary H., daughter, age 7, born Sept 1892 in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school 8 months.
Hanshaw, Esther E., adopted, age 5, born May 1895 in Iowa; parents born in Iowa.
Scott, George W., age 49, born Aug 1850 in Indiana; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Ohio; single; occupation: farm laborer.

The following article was published in "The Ottumwa Courier" (Ottumwa, Iowa) on Friday, July 24, 1903:18

Mrs. S. M. Hanshaw of Eldon arrived in the city on the noon Rock Island and will be a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Baker, 1028 Lincoln street.

Smith and family were shown in the 1910 census (Apr 20 1910), Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa:13

Hanshaw, Smith M., head-of-household, age 77, born in Ohio; father born in Virginia; mother born in England; second marriage, married 20 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; owned farm (mortgaged).
Hanshaw, Sarah M., wife, age 57, born in Iowa; father born in Indiana; mother born in Pennsylvania; second marriage, married 20 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Fisher, Mary A., boarder, age 17, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.
Fisher, Esther E., boarder, age 15, born in Iowa; parents born in Iowa; attended school.

Smith M. Hanshaw died Mar 1 1914, Eldon, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa; age 80 years 7 months 3 days.5,10,11,17  Medical: Smith died from pneumonia.10  Will probated Oct 12 1914, Wapello County, Iowa.19  

A biographical sketch of Smith M. Hanshaw was published in the 1901 "History of Wapello County, Iowa and Representative Citizens":14

Smith M. Hanshaw, a gentleman of considerable prominence at the bar of Wapello county, whose portrait is herewith shown, is engaged in practice at Eldon, Iowa.  He was born in Harrison county, Ohio, in 1833, and is a son of Smith Hanshaw.  

Smith Hanshaw was born in Virginia, and went to Ohio about 1823, where he engaged in farming.  He married Mary Stewart, who was born in Virginia, and they reared the following children: Lovinia; Harriet; William R.; Elizabeth A.; John; Richard H.; Smith M.; Vail; Stewart; and Eliza J.;

Smith M. Hanshaw attended school in Ohio, and came to Iowa in 1854, locating in Van Buren county, and later, in Jefferson county.  In 1865, he came to Wapello county, where he has since lived.  He first made his home at Eldon.  During the early part of his life he followed farming and later studied law.  He first engaged in practice at Ashland, Iowa, and was justice of the peace in Washington township for five years.  He was admitted to the bar at Otumwa [sic], and located his present farm in 1890.  He rents his land.  He has a law office at Eldon, where he is a member of the well known firm of Hanshaw & Daugherty.  He has great natural ability as a lawyer, is well read, and has established a large clientage.  He has the utmost confidence of his clients, and is a highly respected member of the community.  

Mr. Hanshaw was united in marriage in Belmont county, Ohio, with Mary Creighton, who was born in that county, in 1835, and is deceased.  By her union with Mr. Hanshaw she had the following children: Mary E.; Sarah O.; Eliza J.; Emily G.; Harriet E.; Harrison V., deceased; Thomas E.; William R.; and Lorena.  Mr. Hanshaw's second wife was Sarah (Wiley) Baker, who was born in Indiana, in 1853.  By her union with Charles Baker (deceased), she had one child, Charlie Baker of Ottumwa.  The subject of this sketch is a Democrat in politics, and has served on the school board of his township for a number of years.

(photo)Photo: Smith M. Hanshaw 20

(photo)Photo: Smith Hanshaw gravestone Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa 11

(photo)Photo: Mary Creighton Hanshaw gravestone Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa 11

(photo)Photo: Biographical sketch of Smith M. Hanshaw 14


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Business Corners P.O., Village Township, Van Buren County, Iowa; roll M653-342, page 259, line #5, dwelling #121, family #121.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by Jackie L. Wolfe.
  3. Biographical sketch of Smith M. Hanshaw.
  4. 1880 census, Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa; roll T9-0335, ED 43, page 44A, line #27, dwelling #115, family #118.
  5. Iowa Cemetery Records. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.
  6. Burials in Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~iawagon/Bethlehem%20Cemetery%20index.htm.
  7. Contribution from Lori Lei Knapp ().
  8. 1850 census, Smith Township, Belmont County, Ohio; page 268, dwelling #2291, family #2318.
  9. 1856 Van Buren County Iowa State Census Index; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~iavanbur/1856-VanBurenCoIACensus-G-O.htm.
  10. Contribution from Lori Lei Knapp () citing: Smith M. Hanshaw death record.
  11. USGenWeb Archives, Iowa Gravestone Photo Project.
  12. 1900 census, Eldon, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T623-463, ED 138, page 11A, line #19, dwelling #230, family #230.
  13. 1910 census, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa; roll T624-426, ED 160, page 173B, line #69, dwelling #46, family #46.
  14. Biographical sketch of Smith M. Hanshaw; contributed by Jackie L. Wolfe, citing:
    "History of Wapello County, Iowa and Representative Citizens", 1901.
  15. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  16. "Belmont Co., OH Marriages, 1850-1870", pg. 28, by Wes Cochran;
    posted Jun 11 2008 by Bonnie Burkhard to the Belmont County, Ohio message board:
    http://boards.rootsweb.com:80/localities.northam.usa.states.ohio.bcgs/1948.1/mb.ashx.
  17. Burials in Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadavis/Cemeteries/bethlehem_cemetery.htm.
  18. "The Ottumwa Courier", Jul 24 1903; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. Wapello County, Iowa probate records; USGenWeb Archives:
    http://iagenweb.org/wapello/PROBATE-G.htm.
  20. Photo courtesy of Jackie L. Wolfe.


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