Abner 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.... Abner Hancher (1805-?)
       +Lucy Ann Martin (<1810-?)
 5.....  Ann E. Hanshire (c1831-?) 1
 5.....  Joseph Hancher (c1832-1885) 1
 5.....  William Hanshire (c1835-?) 1
 5.....  Mary Ellen Hancher (1839-1923) 1,2
       +Mary Ann Donahue 
Abner Hancher     [ID 16685] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Abner Hancher2,3,4 [Abner Hanshire1, Abner Hanshaw5].

Born Mar 14 1805, Virginia.3,4  (c1804).1,6  

He married Lucy Ann Martin5 [Lucy Sarah Ann Martin3, Sarah Ann Martin2], Sep 17 18295, Frederick County, Virginia5.  Lucy was born before 1810.6  

Abner and family were shown in the 1830 census, Western District, Frederick County, Virginia:7

Abner Hansher household:
1 white male age 20-30 [Abner].
1 white female age 20-30 [Lucy Ann].
no slaves.
2 persons total in household.
Also living in Frederick County, Virginia in 1830 (apparently next-door) was the family of Nicholas Hanshier.7  Also living nearby were the families of a William Hansher, a Thomas Hansher, a John Hansher, and a John Hanshaw.7  

Abner and family were shown in the 1840 census, Hancock County, Indiana:6

Abner Hanshier household:
1 male under age 5.
2 males age 5-10 [Joseph and William].
1 male age 30-40 [Abner].
1 male age 40-50.
1 female under age 5 [Mary Ellen].
1 female age 5-10 [Ann].
1 female age 30-40 [Lucy Ann].
1 female age 60-70.
no slaves.
9 people total in household.
Also living in Hancock County, Indiana in 1840 (apparently next-door) was the family of Nicholas Hanshier.6  

Abner and family were shown in the 1850 census (Sep 12 1850), Centre Township, Hancock County, Indiana:1

Abner Hanshire, age 46, born in Virginia; farmer.
Ann E. Hanshire, age 19, born in Virginia.
Joseph Hanshire, age 18, born in Virginia; farmer.
William Hanshire, age 15, born in Illinois; farmer.
Mary Hanshire, age 11, born in Indiana.
Mary Hanshire, age 82, born in Pennsylvania.
Note that wife Sarah was not shown in the 1850 census, so it might be reasonable to conclude that she had probably died before then.8  

He then married Mary Ann Donahue.3  


  1. 1850 census, Centre Township, Hancock County, Indiana; roll M432-149, page 174, line #10, dwelling #144, family #147.
  2. Contribution from Christine McCormick ().
  3. Posting Jul 28 2005 by Marcia McClure () to the Henshaw message board:
  4. Nicholas Hancher family bible birth records.
  5. Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. 1840 census, Jones Township, Hancock County, Indiana; roll 82, page 227.
  7. 1830 census, Western District, Frederick County, Virginia; roll 190, page 114.
  8. Speculation.

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