1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?) 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) +Sarah Caudy (1739-1807) 3... William Hancher 3... Mary Hancher (1754-1840) 3... Nicholas Hancher (c1768-1846) 3... Margaret Hancher (c1775-1825) 3... Susannah Hancher (<1775-1803) 3... Lydia Hancher (1776-1856) 3... Elizabeth Hancher (<1778-?) 3... Sarah Hancher (<1780-?) 3... David Hancher (<1782-?) 3... Rhuannah Hancher (<1784-?) 3... Elloner Hancher (<1786-?) 3... Rebekah Hancher (<1788-?)
|John Hancher     [ID 00303]||Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view:|
(John Hancher)a,78    (John Henshaw)
Born 1734, Frederick County, Virginia.1,70,b
At Hopewell Friends MM (Virginia) on 8 Mo. 20 1759, John Handcher condemned his marriage out of unity (or marriage contrary to discipline).2    Assuming this Quaker record refers to this particular John, then he apparently married about 1759, but the exact marriage record is not yet known.
He married Sarah Caudy, Sep 11 1768, Frederick County, Virginia.b,a,c    Sarah, daughter of James Caudy & Mary Hutchison, was born in 1739, Capon Valley, Hampshire County, Virginia.78,a    Sarah's parents were Dutch (they were both born in Holland about 1708).78
On 3 Mo. 21 1771 at Hopewell Friends MM, John Handcher witnessed and signed the marriage certificate of Henry Lewis and Lydia Barrett.d
In 1766, a John Hancher purchased land in Virginia from Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron.    Valley Virginia Henshaw attributed the land purchase to another John Henshaw, but it is more likely that it was this John Hancher/Henshaw who made this purchase:132,e
He also bought out some settlers, and located on Mill Creek, Frederick County, Virginia, about 13 miles west of Winchester.132,133    John and Nicholas built two houses on this land, one of which survived into the 1900s (and may still be standing).    They also built a log grist mill and a saw mill.132
THE RIGHT HONORABLE THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX, Baron of Cameron that part of Great Britain called Scotland; PROPRIETOR OF THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA, To all to whom this present writing shall come sends GREETING.
Know ye that for good causes for and in consideration of the composition to me paid and for the annual rent hereinafter reserved I have given, granted and confirmed to John Hancher of Frederick county, a certain Tract of Waste and ungranted Land on a Drain of the Opeckon in the said County and bounded as by a survey thereof made by William Baylis.
Beginning at a Red Oak and Hickory Corner to William Jolliffe, Thence leaving the said Jolliffe's Corner and running N. 41 E. One hundred and twenty poles to a Hickory on the brink of a Hill, Thence N. 49 W.    One Hundred and forty Poles to a large Spanish Oak in a Valley.    Thence S. 41 W. Two hundred and twenty Poles to a Spanish Oak on a level.    Thence S. 49 E. Ninety Poles to a Locust stake near a marked Spanish Oak in William Jolliffe's line and thence with his Line N. 69 E. One hundred and twenty Poles to the Beginning containing One Hundred and Seventy Two acres of Land Together with all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging Royal Mines excepted and a full third part of all lead Copper, tin Coals Iron mine and Iron ore that shall be found thereon To have and to hold the said One Hundred and seventy two acres of Land together with all rights Profits and Benefit to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining Except before Excepted.    To him the said John Hancher his Heirs and Assigns Forever.    He the said John Hancher his Heirs and Assigns therefore Yielding and Paying to me my Heirs and Assigns or to my certain Attorney or Attornies Agent or Agents or to the certain Attorney or Attornies of my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors of the said Northern Neck yearly and every year on the Feast Day of St. Micheal the Archangel The Fee Rent of One Shilling Sterling money for every Fifty Acres of Land hereby Granted and so proportionally for a greater or lesser quantity Provided that if the said John Hancher his Heirs and Assigns shall not pay the reserved annual Rent as aforesaid so that the same or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid by the Space of two whole years after the same shall become due If Legally demanded that then it shall and may be lawful for me my Heirs or Assigns Proprietors as aforesaid my or their certain Attorney or Attornies Agent or Agents into the above granted Premises to re-enter and hold the same as if this grant had never Passed.    Given at my office in the County of Frederick under my Hand & Seal, Dated the Tenth Day of September in the Sixth Year of His Majesty King George the Third's Reign A. D. 1766.
John Hancher died Dec 2 1793, Frederick County, Virginia.b
After John died his estate was divided as follows:f Frederick County Virginia Deed Book 27:333, 2 Sept 1801.    Division of estate of 172 acres, granted to John Hancher 10 Sept 1766 (after survey 193 acres - each heir received 19 acres, 1 rod, 18 poles).    Receipts: Rebecca Minson, Eleanor Cooper, Mary Gard, Susannah Chew, David Hansher, Nicholas Hansher, Sarah Ellis, Margaret McGinnis, Elizabeth Johnson, Lydia Hansher.
John was a Private in the 8th Virginia Militia Regiment, Continental Army, during the Revolutionary War and is listed as a Patriot in the DAR Patriot Index (1990 edition).145,g
Sarah died Sep 30 1807, Frederick County, Virginia.78
1. "The Hinshaw and Henshaw Families", by William Hinshaw; edited by Milo Custer; private printing, Bloomington, Illinois, 1911; Frank I. Miller Co., printers. LDS microfilm number 1402822.
2. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy", by William Wade Hinshaw, in many well-stocked libraries.
70. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
78. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
132. "The West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly", Vol. 4, No. 2, April 1904. The West Virginia Historical and Antiquarian Society, Charleston, W.VA. Article "The Henshaw Family" by Valley Virginia Henshaw. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
133. "Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania", Volume II. John W. Jordan & James Hadden, editors. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1912. Contributed by David H. Henshaw ().
145. Family group sheets created by Frances G. Brumley, citing Henshaw family bible records, Greene County, TN court & cemetery records, and several secondary sources. Contributed by Ruth Jenkins ().
(a) http://www.ancestry.com GEDCOM archives.
(b) Contribution from Tommy Karns (), citing:
Information provided by Christine McCormick.
(c) Contribution from Bruce Young ().
(d) "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick Co., Virginia",
Genealogy Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, 1975.
(e) Contribution from Ed Arntzen ().
(f) Contribution from Betty Carson ().
(g) Contribution from Tommy Karns ().
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