James Wilson Hancher

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) m Sarah Caudy (1739-1807)
 3... Nicholas Hancher (c1768-1846) m Mary - (c1768-?)
 4.... William Hancher (1788-1857) m Mary Howe (1802-?)
 5..... James Wilson Hancher (1825-1876)
        +Mary Ann Cotterrel (1834-1881)
 6......  Emma Clarissa Hancher (1853-1932) 1,2,3,4
 6......  Denman Osburn Hancher (1855-1945) 1,2,4,5
 6......  Dudley Brucess Hancher (1857-1943) 1,2,3,4
 6......  Elizabeth P. Hancher (c1861-c1878) 2,3,4
 6......  Anna C. "Annie" Hancher (1863-1957) 2,3,4
 6......  Lulu Belle Hancher (1866-1957) 2,3,4
 6......  Ruth Ella Hancher (1869-1911) 2,3,4
 6......  Edyth M. Hancher (1873-1938) 3,4,6
James Wilson Hancher     [ID 13522] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born 18252,4,7,8,9 [about 18271], Winchester, Virginia2,4,7,8,9.  

James was a dancing instructor10 (probably in West Virginia).10  He was apparently also a physician.1,2,8,9,11  

James was a Civil War veteran.8,11,12  

James was shown in the 1850 census (Oct 3 1850), living in the household of a Chambers & Hannah Jane Hill in Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio:9

Chambers Hill, age 29, born in Ohio; cabinet maker; $325 real estate.
Hannah Jane Hill, age 22, born in Ohio.
James W. Hill, age 2, born in Ohio.
Wm R. Hill, age 1 month, born in Ohio.
James W. Hencher, age 24, born in Virginia; physician.
Living next door in 1850 was brother Archibald.13  

He married Mary Ann Cotterrel.1,2,4  Mary, daughter of John Cotterrel & Permelia Milliken1,3,4,14, was born Jan 1 18341,3,4,14 [about 18402, 18358], Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania1,3,4,14.  

James and family were shown in the 1860 census (Sep 14-15 1860), West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania:1

J.W. Hancher, age 33, born in Virginia; physician; $1400 real estate; $4000 personal property.
Mary Ann Hancher, age 30, born in Pennsylvania.
Emma C. Hancher, age 16, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Denman O. Hancher, age 4, born in Pennsylvania.
Dudley B. Hancher, age 2, born in Pennsylvania.
George W. Johnson, age 20, born in Pennsylvania; farm laborer; attended school.

James and family were shown in the 1870 census (Jun 28 1870), West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania:2

Hancher, James W., age 44, born in Virginia; physician; $5000 real estate; $1000 personal property.
Hancher, Mary A., age 30, born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Hancher, Emma [unclear], age 16, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Denman O. [unclear], age 14 [unclear], born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Dudley B., age 12, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Lizzy P., age 9, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Anna C., age 7, born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Lulu B., age 4, born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Ella R., age 1, born in Pennsylvania.

James Wilson Hancher died Mar 22 1876, Good Intent, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; buried May 24 1876, West Finley Cemetery, near Burnsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.4,7,8,11,12  

Widow Mary and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4 1880), West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania:3

Hancher, Mary, age 45, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow; keeping house.
Hancher, Emma, daughter, age 27, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Anna, daughter, age 17, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Lula B., daughter, age 12, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Ruth E., daughter, age 10, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Hancher, Edith, daughter, age 6, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Hancher, Dudly B., son, age 23, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; "prof. in common school".
Living next door in 1880 was the family of son Denman.15  

Mary died Sep 9 1881, Good Intent, Washington County, Pennsylvania; buried West Finley Cemetery, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.4,8  


Sources

  1. 1860 census, Good Intent P.O., West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll M653-1192, page 1022, line #14, dwelling #39, family #39.
  2. 1870 census, Claysville P.O., West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1463, page 418, line #16, dwelling #110, family #110.
  3. 1880 census, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1202, ED 268, page 542D, line #3, dwelling #59, family #65.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect GEDCOM from Mike Milliken ().
  5. Denman Osburn Hancher death certificate.
  6. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95199563.
  7. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by ().
  8. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78239900.
  9. 1850 census, Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio; roll M432-662, page 394, line #15, dwelling #247, family #261.
  10. Contribution from Robin Stacer ().
  11. Posting May 14 2002 by Rebecca Davis Pauley () to PAWASHIN-L citing:
    burials in West Finley Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
  12. Posting Nov 5 2003 by Jeff & Gina Nestor () to PAWASHIN-L citing:
    burials in West Finley Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
  13. 1850 census, Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio; roll M432-662, page 394, line #20, dwelling #248, family #262.
  14. 1860 census, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; page 1022, line #14, dwelling #39, family #39.
  15. 1880 census, West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1202, ED 268, page 542D, line #10, dwelling #60, family #66.


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