William Hancher

 1. Nicholas Hancher (1705-1777) m Rebecca Smith (c1707-?)
 2.. John Hancher (1734-1793) m Sarah Caudy (1739-1807)
 3... William Hancher 
      +Ann Dunn (c1756-?)
 4....  Thomas Hancher (1773-1862) 1
 4....  Hiram Hancher (1779-?) 1
 4....  James Hancher (1781-?) 1
 4....  Jacob Hancher (1783-?) 1
 4....  Abner Hancher (1785-?) 1
 4....  Hannah Hancher (1787-?) 1
 4....  William Hancher (1788-1870) 1
 4....  John Hancher (1796-1853) 1,2
 4....  Smith Hancher (c1798-1865) 2
William Hancher     [ID 08753] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Frederick County, Virginia.  

He married Ann Dunn.3,4  Ann, daughter of William + Jane Dunn, was born about 1756, probably Chester County, Pennsylvania.5  

At Hopewell Friends MM on 9 Mo. 7, 1778, Ann (Dun) Handsher was disowned for her marriage contrary to discipline.4  

On 7-6-1778 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:6

At Our Monthly meeting of hopewell, held this 6th day of the 7 mo 1778.  The representative being Called they appeared
Women Friends request some assistance in Treating with Ann Hanshaw (formerly Dun) for her outgoing in Marriage.  Therefore Abel Walker & John Berry are appointed to assist them, and report of their care when called upon

On 8-3-1778 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:6

At our monthly meeting held at Hopewel the 3d day of the 8th month 1778.  The representetives being called they appeared
The friends appointed to assist the Women Friends in Treating with Ann Handsher, formerly Dun, performed the service, and produced a Testimony to this meeting, which was twice read approved & signed.  Abel Walker & David Ross, are to assist the Women Friends in reading it to Her, and inform her of her Liberty of appeal, and if she doth not appeal, that they read it at the close of a meeting for worship, and return it to the Clerk.

On 9-7-1778 Hopewell Friends MM recorded:6

At Our monthly meeting of Hopewell held the 7th day of the 9th mo, 1778.  The representatives being Called they appeared
The friends appointed to assist the Women Friends in reading and publishing of Ann Handsher paper report they have performed the service.

William was also disowned at Hopewell in 1792.7  

William apparently died about 1794, as his estate was appraised May 6, 1794 in Frederick County, Virginia.7  William left 110 acres of land to his children.7  

On Nov 20 1824, "Ann Hancher widow and relict of William Hansher dec'd."  was mentioned in the property sale indenture of that date which sold her son John's 1/10 undivided interest in the 110 acres left to his children by William.7  

Ann's estate was appraised Oct 17 1825.7  


  1. Contribution from Ron Jones ().
  2. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Virginia.
  3. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) computerized Ancestral File.
  4. "Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Frederick Co., Virginia",
    Genealogy Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, 1975.
  5. The WDC GenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~deschart/z0001253.html.
  6. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Contribution from Sandra Richardson ().

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