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Posted by: Barbara Frakes Dossett Date: November 06, 1999 at 13:02:56
In Reply to: GENERATION OF THE HANDS by Barbara Frakes Dossett of 3484

This is a record of the Generations of Thomas Hand (6), who settled in New Albany, Indiana, in 1818. It was compiled largely from memory by Mrs. Anna Laura Brown nee Hand; Granddaughter of said Thomas Hand (6). Dates and names have been verified from family bibles, Cemetery records and information in the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties History as far as possible. The complication was started in 1937 and finished this 15th day of February 1951.

Generation marking maybe identified as follows: Thomas Hand (6) his children (7) and so on for each succeeding generation. For further information see copies of correspondence attached to this record.

The Hand Family Tradition is that their forefathers were originally from Germany, migrating to the British isles, Cornwall County, Wales, Where they remained several hundred years, Thence to England as the records show that they came to America from Maid Stone County, Kent, England. In the year of 1690 they moved to Cape May County New Jersey, Where Thomas Hand (6) was born in the year of 1783. They lived near the seashore and gathered oysters. They left Cape May County, New Jersey, early in the year of 1818 traveling in a covered wagon train with seven other families, (five families were named Hand but no relation) bringing their five children with them and arriving in the Fall of 1818 at New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana. It was a six-month trip.

Thomas Hand (6) bought a farm on the Daisy Lane (Hamilton Road as it was known then) where They lived in their covered wagon until he finished building a five room log cabin and out buildings from the logs he cut and hewed from the trees off his land. He dug a well and walled it with native rock off the farm. The well is still in use today. They reared their family and died her; were buried in the family cemetery on the same farm. They rested there until removed to Mt. Tabor Cemetery about June 1916, When Floyd County put in a through road.

Thomas Hand (6) born February 10, 1783, Died January 17, 1845, married July 10,1803 In Cape
May County, New Jersey, to Sarah Stites born July 11,1783, died May 4,1849. They had five

Jacob S. Hand (7) born July 2, 1806, died July 25, 1899, married April 27,1828 Sally H.
Graves born August 27, 1807, died December 2,1890. The following taken from page
555 of Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties History: “Jacob S. Hand was born in New
Jersey July 2, 1806; located in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, in 1818 with his
Parents. Mr. Hand was raised upon his father’s farm. His father lived to the age of 63.
Mr. Hand is one of the oldest families in Floyd County. He was married to Miss Sallie H.
Graves of New Albany, Indiana April 27,1828. Out of a family of eight children five are
They had eight children:
Thomas C. Hand (8) born February 14, 1829, died April 25, 1893, buried at Mt.
Tabor. Married Martha Dempster. They had six children:
Lynn Hand (9) married Florence McElvane. They moved to Kansas
where their three children were born

Harry Hand (10) Married had one Daughter
Harriett Hand (11)

Edna Hand (10)*
Enda Hand (10)* twins

Edna married Walter Overhalt. The had one son. She died
leaving her husband and son living in Kansas.

Enda Married Arthur Rogers. They and one son. They live
in Cassoday, Kansas

Ada Hand (9) born June 10,1864, died December 25 1945, married
William Ambrose Farabee November 2, 1883. He was born February
11, 1861, died June 20,1918. They had four children.

Walter Kent Farabee (10) born August 28,1884 died
October 15, 1885

Thomas Virgil Farabee (10) born June 28,1888, married June
26,1912, Mary Urusla Bottorff born November 7,1892.
No children

Neva Farabee (10) born September 25, 1893, married
February 2, 1946, to Carl Muller born September 10, 1890.
No children

Martha Ellen Farabee (10) born October 18, 1898,
died July 19 1899

Andrew Wilson (Andy) Hand (9) born November 25,1864 died April
25, 1934, married January 27, 1887 Carrie Schaffer born December 17,
1864 died October 13, 1933. They had six children

Bertha May Hand (10) born February 18, 1888 married
September 15,1909, Edward Utrecht born August 30, 1886,
died November 9, 1916. They had one daughter

Ethel Louise Utrecht (11) born August 25, 1910.
Married Roger Dunn born May 24,1907. They had
one daughter:

Margaret Louis Dunn (12) born September
8,1937. Live in Warsaw, Indiana

Theresa Elnora Hand (10) born August 9, 1889. Single

Edward Kelley (Edgar) Hand (10) born February 21, 1892
married June 5, 1917, Ester Robertson born April 28__.
They have one son:

Edward Kenneth Hand (11) born march 12, 1924.
Graduated from U of L School of Medicine.
Practicing in Louisville Ky. married Dorothy Farrell.
They have one Daughter:

Linda Kay Hand (12) born December

Blanch Jeanette Hand (10) born February 4, 1894, married
John Sherlock. Lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana. No children

Alva Hand (10) born August 3, 1900, married June 14, 1923,
Dora Bell Robinson born July 12, 1899. They had three

Norma Jane Hand (11) born August 20,1924
Died in infancy.

Robert Lewis Hand (11) born September 8, 1926,
married February 21, 1948 Doris Jeannine Condra.
They have one son:

Robert Lewis Hand Jr. (12) born August 15,

Elva Mae Hand (11) born February 22, 1928.
Died in infancy

Hugh Wilson Hand (10) born December 11, 1905 married
Elza Board August 17,1826 they have one daughter.

Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Hand (11) born June 8,
1927, married September 5, 1845, William Stevens.
They have two children:

Pamela Jean Stevens (12) born May 25,

Danny Hugh Stevens (12) born November
14, 1947

Sallie Helen (Ella) Hand (9) born September 25, 1869 died march
31,1948. Married Albert Priestley August 27, 1890. He was born
October 14, 1867, died October 29, 1944. They had three sons:

Garner Hand Priestley (10) born August 1, 1891 died March 1,

Guy Thomas Priestley (10) born November 15, 1899, married
October 15, 1925, Mary Delphene Brown born November 6,
1904 They have one son:

Guy Thomas (G. T.) Priestley, Jr. (11) born June

Eva Ann Hand (9) born ----- died ----- , married James Patmore born
. They had two Children:

Charles Patmore (10) Born 1897 died 1920

Amy Patmore (10) born August 2, 1899, died 1940. Married
-----Charles Emery. They had nine Children:

Martha Emery (11) born July 16, 1921 married
August 30,1941 Amzie Woodward. They have
one son

Ronald Lee Woodward (12) born April 8,

Mildred Emery (11) born October 4,1922 married
January 23, 1943 Homer Mathews. They have two

Jane Mathews (12) born June 9,1944

Jean Mathews (12) born January 7,1948

William Gordon Emery (11) born October 18, 1934
Married February 14, 1948 Bernice Gatchel. No

Helen Emery (11) born March 13, 1926 married
September 20, 1974 Walter Morris. They have two

Steven Morris (12) born October 16, 1948

Helen Ann Morris (12) born December 2,

Betty Emery (11) born September 27, 1927 married
July 14, 1945 Kenneth William Frakes. They have
two children;

William Joseph Frakes (12) born June 24,

Barbara Jean Frakes (12) born September 7,

Charlotte Emery (11) born February 14, 1929 died in

Charles D. Emery, Jr. (11) born July 5, 1930

Eva Ann Emery (11) born February 1, 1932

Raymond Edgar Emery (11) (goes by the Name of
James) born March 5, 1939

Johnny Hand (9) died in infancy

Esther H. Hand (8) born July 1, 1831 died August 1, 1834

Jacob S. Hand , Jr. (8) born February 14, 1842, married Elizabeth Jones. They
moved to Kansas where they reared their family. The following Obituary is
taken from an old newspaper clipping “ Mr. Jacob S. Hand Jr., a native of
Floyd County, Indiana, died at his home in Newton, Kansas, several days ago.
He was born near Mt. Tabor, three miles north of New Albany, February 14,
1842 and lived in Floyd County until about nineteen years ago, when he moved
to Kansas and engaged in farming. During the Civil war he served in the Marine
Brigade. He was a brother of Mr. Thomas C. Hand of Floyd County. The funeral services were held at Newton under the auspices of the Masons and Odd
Fellows.” We have no further record of his family

Lydia Isabell Hand (8) married Thomas Drillette. They had ten children:

Charles Drillette (9) married Adaline Hite

Sally Drillette (9) married Fred Wolpert

Emma Drillette (9) died

Orange Drillette (9) married Pearl Kessinger they had several children.
Could not obtain information. Know of one daughter:

Dorcas Drillette (10) married Malcolm Mitchell. They have
three children.

Edward Drillette (9) married Gertie Harmon

Walter Drillette (9) died

Frank Drillette (9) single

Harry Drillette (9) married Pearl Penn

Clara Duck Drillette (9) born November 17,1885 married December
27, 1913, William Kunzie born August 12, 1884. They had two

Victor T. Kunzie (10) born September 21, 1914. He and his
widowed Mother live in Florida

Helen Elizabeth Kunzie (10) born September 8, 1916 died
December 18, 1917

Martha Lanora Drillette (9) born April 5, 1887 married January 27,
1914, Clarence T. Stamper, born November 18, 1888. They had two

Clarence T. Stamper, Jr.(10) born July 26, 1918 died July 20,

Martha Eileen Stamper (10) born February 29, 1924, married
August 7, 1942, James Austin Williamson born November 9,
1935. They have one son:

James Allen Williamson (11) born July 26, 1949.

Sarah Hand (8) married Charles Hildebrand. They lived in Elizabeth, Indiana.
They had six children:

Isaac Hildebrand (9) married Sadie Barkley. They had five children

Louis Hildebrand (10) married Addie Onion. They had one

Kenneth Hildebrand (11) married and has a child.

Ida Hildebrand (10) married guy Evans. Lived in
Chattanooga, Tennessee. They had one daughter:

Sadie Evans (11) married and has three children. One
child is called Collie (12)

Mable Hildebrand (10) died single

Marshall Hildebrand (10) married Bernice Hickman. They
had one child-

M. Kenneth Hildebrand (11) married and had one

Baby (10) died in infancy

Isaac Hildebrand (9) second marriage Catherine Browning. They had
no children

Emma Hildebrand (9) married Charles Inman. They had three children:

Walter Inman (10) died in infancy

Esty Inman (10) died in 1918 about 20 years of age.

Harry Inman (10) married Margaret Klein. They had three

Charles Inman (11) married

Ann Inman (11) died at about 18 years old

Harry Inman, Jr. married

Lavina Jane Hildebrand (9) married Dr. William Wolpert. They had
one child:

Mary Wolpert (10) married Rev. Guy Herbert Wayne. He has
a church just outside Boston Massachusetts. They have three

Guy Herbert Wayne, Jr. (11) married Faye. They
have one son;

Guy Herbert Wayne, III (12)

Emma Jane Wayne (11) married. Lives in
Schenectady, New York

Billy Wayne (11) – in college

William Hildebrand (9) married Laura Wolpert. They had three

John Hildebrand (10) married Rachel Ferree. They lived in
Elizabeth, Indiana. They had one daughter:

Sarah Catherine Hildebrand (11) married Michael
Duncan. No children

Sarah Hildebrand (10) married Wayne Kirkham. They had
one son:

Price Kirkham (11) died in infancy

William Ishma Hildebrand (10) married twice. Second
marriage to Opal Watson. They have two children:

Billy Hildebrand (11)

John Hildebrand (11)

Frank Hildebrand (9) married Amelia McElfresh. They have three

Genevive Hildebrand (10) died

Madelyn Hildebrand (10) married Burnett Leist she died in
1935. No children

Gladys Hildebrand (10) married Robert parson. They live in Dayton, Ohio. They have one daughter:

Joanne Lea Parson (11) Student in I U

Alice Ellen Hildebrand (9) born 1874 married in 1894 Charles Detrick.
They had three children:

Ernest Detrick (10) married Hettie McKaney –Divorced.
Second marriage Ruth Bookout, They live in Fort Wayne,
Indiana. No children

Herman Arthur Detrick (10) born November 18, 1898.
Married November 19, 1924 Margaret Louise Kelley born
August 20, 1903. They had three children:

Catherine Alice Detrick (11) born January 13, 1926,
married February 10, 1945, Charles Norbert Endris
born January 8, 1924. They have two children:

Stephen Charles Endris (12) born August

Dale Detrick Endris (12) born September

Charles William Detrick (11) born April 13, 1930

Herman Kelley Detrick (11) born August 18, 1935

Joseph K. Detrick (10) born mach 30, 1903. Married
Josephine Scott January 10, 1828. She was born December 10,
1908. They have one Daughter:

Joan Detrick (11) born October 9, 1931

Laura Hildebrand (9) born June 23, 1877 married April 28, 1897 John
Scales born November 2, 1875. They lived in Louisville, Kentucky.
Laura has in her possession the Hildebrand Family Bible. They have
one son:

Charles Scales (10) born September 12, 1900 married
September 12, 1930 Bertha Osborne born February 23, 1910.
They have four children:

Ann Lewis Scales (11) born April 14, 1932 married
October 1950 William Langford born 1930

Jack Scales (11) born April 4,1933

Jane Scales (11)
Twins Jean Scales (11) born October 26, 1939

Sarah Hand (7) married -----Hagan. They had two sons: Sarah Hand Hagan(7) died
leaving her two sons who were reared by their Uncle Thomas Stites (7) and Margaret
Matilda Hand.

Harry Hagan (8) married a girl from New Orleans, Louisiana. They lived in
New Albany, Indiana where their six children were born. They moved to the
State of Illinois in the Fall of 1877. Harry was a school teacher and during the
summer months he farmed. Six more children were born in Illinois

Handy Hagan (8) was named Handy, which was taken from the family name of
Hand. He married a girl from Mt. Tabor in 1879 they moved to Illinois and
located on a farm where their three sons were born. This is the last record I have
of the Hagan boys

Lebbeus Hand (7) married Elizabeth. Thy had two Children:

Charles Hand (8) married. Lived in Logansport, Indiana. He was an engineer on
the Pennsylvania Railroad. They had two children

Earl Hand (9) lived in Chicago, Illinois. Worked for the railroad.

Myrtle Hand (9) married. They had four children, lived in Logansport,

Thomas Stites Hand (7) born April 10, 1815 at Cape May, New Jersey, Died January 14,
1935. He married three times:
First to – Julia Ann D. Hunter born February 28, 1818, died June 29, 1845. Married
March 9, 1837
Second to – Sarah C. Meriweather born September 15, 1817, died April 17, 1861.
Married January 27, 1846
Third to – Margaret Mitilda Nicholson Born February 10, 1837, died August 4, 1889.
Married December 17,1863

Thomas Stites Hand (7), my father, was three and one-half years old and one of the five children who cam with their parents by covered wagon train from Cape May County, New Jersey, to Floyd county Indiana. There were seven families that came by covered wagon train. Five families were named Hand but were no relation. My father could not remember the names of the other two families. The site of the original homestead is now known as the Fred Ramsier farm on Daisy lane. (Recently the ground has been sold in four building sites and the remainder of the ground belonging to W K L O broadcasting Station). At that time they could hear wolves howling and often see panther and wild deer near the house. My son, Hover Alva Brown, has in his possession an antique powder horn, that his grandfather (my father) made from one of his cows’ horns. My father carried this powder horn when he killed several wild deer on his father’s place. Besides being a farmer, my father was a shoemaker, a cooper and a teamster. He helped in cutting trees and clearing the ground in New Albany, Indiana, where the business section is now located at Spring, Pearl and State Streets, where the Court House, Jail, Post office and Elsby Building stand today. March 9, 1837, He married Julia Ann D. Hunter (she was a native of Clark County, Indiana). He bought a two hundred-acre farm located on the Grant Line Road and Monon Railroad which is known as the Coffman farm. The land was purchased at two dollars per acre, and was a part of the Illinois Grant. When he moved from the farm, he sold it to Jonah Coffman, who was a nephew of Margaret Matilda Nicholson. He built a log cabin and outbuildings from the logs he cut and hewed from the trees from his farm. He was a very prosperous farmer, raised all kinds of vegetables, grain, fowl, live stock and honeybees. He was known as the best cradler in Floyd County. He helped in cutting trees and clearing the ground for Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The families worshipped at the Third Presbyterian Church in New Albany under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Charles W Hutchinson, until the Presbyterian Church built Mt. Tabor Church (the Evergreens at the Left of the entrance of the Cemetery, today, were placed there by the descendents in memory of Thomas Stites Hand in 1949). My father donated money toward the building fund and helped build this first Mt. Tabor Church A. D. 1838 where he and his family were charter members. He was buried from this church and interred in the church cemetery. Mr. Hutchinson officiated for the funeral service. The following is taken from a newspaper clipping at the time of his death – “Thomas Hand, one of the old an highly esteemed residents of Floyd County, died at 9 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Brown, at North Park. Deceased was 82 years of age having been born at Cape May, New Jersey in 1815. He has resided in this county for years, all of which time he spent in general usefulness to himself and the community. He leaves two daughters and six sons and one brother, the latter being 92 years of age and enjoying good health. The departed was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and the funeral will take place from Mt. Tabor Church.” ( Mt. Tabor was under the supervision of the Third Presbyterian Church.)

Thomas Stites Hand (7) married March 9, 1837 to Julia Ann D. Hunter. They had Three Children:

Sarah Ann Hand (8) born April 23, 1838 died August 24, 1880, married February 19,
1863 George Devinish born August 30.1837 died May 19, 1922. They had four

Leanna Devinish (9) born 1864 died February 17, 1938. Married Joseph Schell
born 1857 died February 22,1935. They had one daughter:

Victoria Schell (10) married a Mr. Harmeling. Victoria Schell
Harmeling (10) died in Childbirth leaving no heirs

Delia Devinish (9) born December 29, 1866 died September 25, 1867

Myrtle (Mertie) Devinish (9) born March 9, 1869 died April 26, 1907. Had one

Oliver Devinish (10) born March 28,1888 died 1944 in Allen,
Oklahoma. Married 1906 to Louise Frentz born September 13, 1887.
They had five Children:

Charles Devinish (11) born April 4, 1908 in New Albany,

Myrtle Devinish (11) born March 19, 1910 in Kansas. Single
– is a nurse at the VA Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Raymond Devinish (11) born march 18, 1912 Married Grace Scheiver. They have two daughters: Live in Salinia, Kansas.

Rose Marie Devinish (12) in Nurse’s training.

Virginia Devinish (12)

Arnold Devinish (11) born June 30, 1914 married Marie ---
They live on Dey Street in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have two children:

Jane Devinish (12) born in 1944.

Tommy Devinish (12) born in 1947

Rose Marie Devinish (11) born August 1916 died 1918

Oliver Devinish (10) and Louise Frentz were divorced in 1927. Louise
second marriage Gilbert Still march 14, 1929 in Oklahoma. Later
moved to New Albany, Indiana.

Myrtle Devinish (9) married Henry J. Werncke. She died in Childbirth leaving
the one son Oliver Devinish.

Carrie Devinish (9) died April 29, 1924 married Charles Rusk died December
23. 1942. They lived in new Albany where their family was from. After their
family was grown, Carrie Rusk received and inheritance. Later they bought a
home in Georgetown, Indiana, where they lived and died. They had seven

George Rusk (10) born September 20, 1887 married October 4,1910,
Lula Brenningsen. They had two Children:
First child (11)living only a few hours

Marvin Rusk (11) born June 23,1916 married July 1, 1939,
Dorcas Lee born July 12, 1916. They have two sons;

Harry Lee Rusk (12) born October 24, 1942

Marvin Dave Rusk (12) born February 24, 1944.
They live in Worthington, Ohio

Perry Rusk (10) born May 19, 1889 married March 9, 1910 Bessie
Lomax. They had five children:

Roy Earl Rusk (11) born February 10, 1911. Married October
12, 1940 Lucille Moser. They have three Children:

Norma Jean Rusk (12) born May 31, 1942

Robert Irvin Rusk (12) born April 4, 1944

Thomas James Rusk (12) born April 4, 1946

Virginia Rusk (11) born November 27,1912 married June
1, 1933 to Horace Townsend. They have two children:

Walter Townsend (12) born January 28, 1934

Clarence Townsend (12) born July 26, 1944

Vada Rusk (11) born September 33, 1914, married February
14, 1941 Walter Stucky. No children:

Clarence Rusk (11) born January 21, 1923 died February

Perry Rusk, Jr. (11) born October 6, 1926 married November
1, 1946 Betty Ebling. No children.

Alice Rusk (10) born July 8, 1891 married February 28, 1910 August
Rochner. They had two daughters:

Edna Rochner (11) Born march 17, 1911, Married December
31, 1936, Kendal Hottell. They had Two Children:

Darla Rae Hottell (12) born September 23, 1938.

Kendal Leroy Hottell, Jr. (12) born April 1, 1940

Ozena Rochner (11) born December 13, 1915 married August
7, 1937, Millard Ray. They have two children:

Don Allen Ray (12) born September 29, 1942

Sue Ann Ray (12) born April 19, 1948.

Raymond Rusk (10) born July 30, 1893, married may 24, 1916 Lillian
Emery. They have two sons:

Raymond Arthur Rusk (11) born July 21, 1917 married may
6, 1942, Gladys Janes. They have two children:

Betty Marie Rusk (12) born may 22, 1945

Edward Allen Rusk (12) born June 7, 1947

Melvin Rusk (11) born April 10, 1920. Single

Charles Rusk (10) born January 30, 1895, married march 28, 1914,
Lillian. They had two children:

Kenneth Rusk (11) born July 16, 1915, married in
Indianapolis, Indiana. Later moved to California. They have
one son.

Isabell Rusk (11) born may 9, 1918 married September, 1940,
James Spellman. They had one daughter:

Kathleen Spellman (12) born January 29, 1947

Charles Rusk (10) divorced Lillian. Second marriage 1936 Lydia
Jenks. No children:

Andy Rusk (10) born may 2, 1898 married July 23, 1918, Elma Harper.
Andy died October 28, 1918, leaving no heirs.

Hazel Rusk (10) born December 29, 1912, married October 6, 1932,
Lloyd Byrne. They had two children:

Levi Thomas Hand (8) born July 9, 1841 died March 20, 1908, married November 18,
1866 Sarah A. Brill, born June 13, 1846, died February 24, 1917.
Levi Thomas Hand was a Union soldier in the War Between the States. He was
a corporal in Co. K 93rd Indiana Vol. Infantry. The following is copied from the
History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties (page 128-9). “This 93rd
Regiment was raised in the 3rd congressional District and mustard in at Madison,
Indiana, in the Fall of 1862. It served in Sherman’s Army in Northern
Mississippi and Tennessee and on railroad guard duty the next February and
March near Memphis, Tennessee. August 10, 1865, it was mustard out at
Memphis. Of its original 923 it had 18 officers and 200 men left. Companies I
and K were detained in service until October 1865****”
After the War he married Sarah Brill and they run a grocery at Fourth and Oak
Streets in New Albany, Indiana. Later he sold out and moved tot the fifteen acre
farm located on Grant Line Road and Monon Railroad which his father, Thomas
Stites Hand (7) , had given him. After several years he bought additional
acreage which they farmed and where they reared their family. Thy lived here
until after his death. They had three sons

Edward L. Hand (9) born September 26, 1867, died December 9, 1942. Married
1892 Sophia Hollis. They had one daughter:

Edna Hand (10) born 1893

In 1893 Edward L. Hand (9) divorced Sophia Hollis. Second marriage October
17, 1917, Mary L. Divine born February 5, 1890. They had one daughter:

Sarah Catherine Hand (10) born February 23, 1922

Sherman T. Hand (9) born January 9, 1870, died July 16, 1870.

Fred B. Hand, M. d. (9) born June 4, 1873, died may 26, 1912. The following is
taken from an old newspaper clipping: “A telegram received in New Albany
announced the death of Dr. F. B Hand formerly of that City, who died suddenly
at his home in Lake City, Florida, on Sunday. Further, than the death was
sudden, no particulars were given in the message. Dr. Hand was 37 years of age
and was a son of Mrs. Levi T. Hand, who lived on the Grant line Road near New
Albany, Indiana. He was born and reared in New Albany Township and after
graduating from one of the Medical Colleges of Louisville 12 years ago, he
located in Florida to engage in the practice of his profession. During his
residence in Florida he was married and he is survived by his wife. The body
will be taken to New Albany for Burial.”

Julia Ann Hand (8) born may 31, 1845, died in Texas. Married James Calhoon. They
had three Children:

George Archie Calhoon (9)

Nora Calhoon (9)

James Calhoon, Jr. (9)

They were married in New Albany, Indiana. After the birth of their three
Children , they moved to Texas where they reared their family. Following the
death of his wife, Julia Ann, and two children, George Archie and Nora, he and
his son James, Jr. returned to Harrison County, Indiana, where he died and was
buried. James Jr., married in Harrison County and had several children. This is
all the record I have of Julia Ann Hand and Family.

After the birth of the third child, Julia Ann Hand (8) my father’s first wife, Julia Ann D.
Hunter, died before the baby was a month old. I can recall my father telling us how
depressed he was after loosing his wife and father in less than six months, leaving him
with three small children and a large farm to look after. The following January 27, 1846,
he married his second wife, Sarah C. Meriweather, Who was a former sweetheart. She
was native of Floyd County. For her wedding gift, her father fell the cherry tree, which
she played beneath as a child, and had a bureau and chest of drawers made. These two
pieces of furniture have been Handed down through the generations. The chest of
drawers is now in possession of Edyth Jenson, who is a great, great granddaughter. It is
as beautiful today as it was the day it was made. The original bone keyhole lining is still

Thomas Stites Hand (7) second marriage January 27, 1846, Sarah C. Meriweather. They had six

John Meriweather Hand (8) born February 27, 1846, died November 9, 1929, married
March 14, 1866, Mary Sealy born September 15, 1849, died February -- , 1935. John
Meriweather Hand (8) being the eldest son of Sarah C. Meriweather Hand received the
cherry chest of drawers at his mother’s death.

In the year of 1882, John and family traveled by covered wagon to Sedalia, Missouri,
where ha and his brother George farmed. Their eighth child, John (Johnny Hand was
born. Later they returned to New Albany where they reared their family and died. They
had eleven children:

Sarah Elizabeth Hand (9) born December 16, 1866 died July 28, 1867.

James F. Hand (9) born may 18, 1868 died December 2, 1892, married Elizabeth
`McCoy. They had one daughter, who died at the age of three months, just six
weeks after the death of her father, James F. Hand. Elizabeth McCoy Hand
second marriage a Mr. King of Louisville, Kentucky. She died December 16,
1935. All three are buried in Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, KY.

Mammie Mary Hand (9) born May 8,1870, died October 24, 1870.

Stella LeZolia Hand (9) born August 28, 1872, died February 19, 1887. Married William Louis Tuell. She died six months after her marriage of typhoid fever.

Carrie Jane Hand (9) born November 25, 1874, died October 9, 1875.

Nora LaVada Hand (9) born October 15, 1876, died October 2, 1944, married May 1, 1892, John Barton Tuell, born February 18, 1867, died September 7, 1937. They had one son:

Elmer Richard Tuell(10) born November 28, 1897, married June 30,
1927, Josephine Fawcett Peters born November 19, 1902. They had
one daughter:

Edyth LaVada Tuell (11) born April 16, 1930 married Donald
Marion Jensen born March 9, 1929
After the marriage of Edyth LaVada Tuell her father, Elmer R.
Tuell, Handed the Cherry chest of drawers, she being the fifth
generation to possess it. They have two daughters:

Judith Marie Jensen (12) born November 18, 1948

Janet Lou Jensen (12) born march 2, 1951

Emily Florence Hand (9) born July 18, 1882, died March 23, 1932, married
October 1898 Louis Voignier born April 16, 1875, Died October 26, 1911.
They are buried in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery on Green Valley Road.
They had five children:

First Child (10) living only a few hours.

Loretta Voignier (10) born 1899 died 1899.

Edwin Francis Voignier (10) born August 21, 1901 married November
27, 1921, Jeanette Stewart born August 27, 1900. They had nine

Mary Laverne Voignier (11) born October 17, 1922, Married
Albert Hines. They had one daughter:

Janet Rose Hines (12) born August 24, 1939.

Mary Laverne Voignier (11) Albert Hines. Second marriage
William Wallace Phillips. They have four children:

William Wallace Phillips, Jr. (12) born August 30,

Nora Louise Phillips (12) born January 3, 1944.

Patsy Jeanne Phillips (12) born June 4, 1945

David Phillips (12) born July 7, 1946

Wilma Marie Voignier (11) born April 2, 1924. She served in
WAVES in World War II. Now lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Virginia Eileen Voignier (11)born October 1,1925, married
Grover Oliver. They had one son:

Charles Oliver (12) born August 25, 1942.

Virginia Eileen Voignier (11) divorced Grover Oliver. Second
marriage Robert Thomas (Jack) DeMent. They have one son:

Robert Thomas DeMent, Jr. (12) born July 1950

Robert Louis Voignier (11) died at four months.

Edwin Eugene Voignier (11) born July 23, 1928. Single

Margaret Jeanne Voignier (11) born October 27, 1929,
married Charles Wesley Stults. The have two children:

Sue Ann Stults (12) born February 12, 1948.

Shirley Marie Stults (12) born December 3, 1949

Marilyn Faye Voignier (11) born July 28, 1932, married
Thomas Franklin Lynch. They have one son:

Michael Thomas Lynch (12) born August 7, 1949.

James Albert Voignier (11) born April 20, 1934.

Clifford Francis Voignier (11) born October 23, 1937

Albert Eugene Voignier (10) born August 5, 1903. Died November 9,
1947, married August 15, 1930 Beatrice Dowell born November 12,
1909. The lived in Louisville, Kentucky. He is buried in Evergreen

Herman Paul Voignier (10) born May 1905. Lived eight days.

John Henry (Johnny0 Hand (9) born April 25, 1884 died November 8, 1899

Hiram Richard Hand (9) born February 28, 1886, died March 1913. Married
September 12, 1911 Zerelda Woodfill born April 2, 1892. They had one

Estelle Hand (10) born July 16, 1912, married December 3, 1938,
Fredrick George Bourne born May 23, 1910. They have one son:

Fredrick Gary Bourne (11) born August 22, 1942. They live
in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hiram Richard Hand’s Widow Zerelda Hand lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ida L. Hand (9) born July 6, 1890 died October 6, 1896

James Lebbeus Hand (8) born December 13, 1848, died July 10, 1899. Married June 24,
1870, Emilie Elizabeth Emory born January 22, 1849, died January 29, 1899. They lived
in Louisville, Kentucky, where they reared their family. They had eight children:

Asa Levi (Albert) Hand (9) born November 22, 1870, died June 15, 1936,
married April 1900 Anna Margaret Haase born 1867 died February 1908. They
lived in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, where they died and were buried. They had one

Naomi Madeline Hand (10) born November 14, 1901, married
December 19, 1923, Raymond Clifford Warner born July 13, 1901.
Lived at Mt. Vernon, Illinois. No children.

Archie Emmett Hand (9) born October 19, 1872, married Mayme Roemley. No

Elnora Blanch Pearl Hand (9) born July 17, 1874 died June 4, 1943 married
September 4, 1895 Harry Beharrel Lawrey born October 28, 1871, died April
11, 1947. They had four children

Charles Leonard Lawrey (10) born July 1, 1896, died October 7, 1948,
married June 28, 1916 Nannetta Kreamer born October 5, 1897. They
moved in 1925 to Vera Beach , Florida, where they reared their family.
Charles Leonard Lawrey served in Would War II being a CPO in the
SeaBees. He was wounded in Okinawa.

Three years later he died at Vera Beach Florida and was buried with
high Military Honors. They had three children:

Lydia Nannetta Lawrey (11) born January 18, 1918, married
Fredrick Baker from Gordon City, New York. They had three

Cynthia Baker (12)

Ursula Baker (12)

Sonny Baker (12)

Lydia Nannetta Lawrey divorced Fredrick Baker,
he taking the boy, Sonny Baker, to New York and leaving the
girls with their mother in Vera Beach, Florida.

Charles Leonard Lawrey, Jr. (11) born October 25, 1922.
Married April 29, 1946 Althea Marie Bowman.

Joseph Harry Lawrey (11) born July 8, 1925 married Bernice
They Had one daughter:

Rebecca Lawrey (12)

Joseph Harry Lawrey (11) divorced Bernice. Second marriage
Easter Sunday 1946 Janice Garling from Tarboro, North
Carolina. They have one daughter:

Jacquline Lawrey (12) born 1947

Jessie may Lawrey (10) born October 28, 1897, married September 25,
1919, Daniel Lung born September 26, 1896. Having no children of
their own, they legally adopted a son January 6, 1930:

Donald Jack Lung (11) born February 16, 1927, married
February 18, 1950 Vivian Brown. Donald jack lung (11) was a
Pfc. in the 189 inf. Of 8th Army. He entered Japan with the
first occupational troops and served 13 months in Japan. He
returned Home December 1946. They have –note nothing
written for this couples children.

Ruth Lucelia Lawrey (10) born March 24, 1906, married June 7,1930
Clarence Douglas Martin of Cullen, Virginia, born April 27, 1900. No

Jacquline (Georgia ) Lawrey (10) born February 23, 1910, married
September 30, 1928, Theodore D. (Ted) Faith, born February 11, 19--.
They live in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They have one son:

Theodore D. (Teddy) Faith, Jr. (11) born April 27,1929,
married September 30, 1949, Dorothy Carpenter

Guy James Hand (9) born January 30, 1881, died April 1906. Single

Jesse Oliver Hand (9) born January 30, 1883, married Etta Brachey. They had
two sons: Now live in Whittier California

Jesse Oliver Hand, Jr. (10) died at the age of nine months

Charles Richard Hand (10) born October 1916, married Gladys Hatch.
Charles Richard Hand served in the armed forces in World War II.
They live in Whittier, California, where he practices law. They have
three children:

Charles Richard Hand, Jr. (11)

Patricia Ann Hand (11)

--------------Hand (11)

Della Kathleen Hand (9) born march 5, 1885, died July 16, 1943, married Frank
C. Wilson. Thy had two Children:

Archie Emmett Wilson (10) died at the age of two years.

Guy Creamer Wilson (10) married Doris Schnable. Live in Louisville,
Kentucky. No children.

Charles Louis (Jack) Hand (9) born July 28, 1887, died 1906

Olive Emilie Hand (9) born February 6, 1890, married J. Calvin Brown born
June 13, 1886. They live in Louisville, Kentucky. They had two children:

William Dudley Brown (10), 1913 married October 6, 1935, Lydia
Lutz born January 11, 1909.
William Dudley Brown served in the Navy in World War II. They
have two children:

Ann Dudley Brown (11) July 16, 1936.

James Calvin Brown (11) born March 17, 1939.

Marvin Carter Brown (10) born May 27, 1916, married June 22, 1940,
Mildred Schipper born August 31, 1915. They have one son:

Ronald Lee Brown (11) born August 26, 1941

Priscilla Ameliia (Sis) Hand (8) born November 18, 1850, died November 10, 1939,
married January 13, 1867, William Robert Calhoon born December 3, 1834, died October
19, 1892.
Priscilla Amelia Hand being the only daughter of Sarah C. Meriweather Hand, received
the Cherry bureau at her mothers’s death.. They had five children:

Charles Calhoon (9) born October 28, 1867, died January 1931, married August
10, 1889, Jennie Swarens born 1861 died 1937. They lived at Ramsey, Indiana.
No children.

Mary Elizabeth Calhoon (9) born March 6, 1869, died July 6, 1918.
Buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Married April 29. 1892 Oran
Arganbright. They moved to Kansas where their children were born .
They had seven children:

Ira R. Arganbright (10)

Ada Dell Arganbright (10) married a Mr. Roe. In 1921 he was a
pharmacist in the Navy stationed at Washington, D. C. They had
several children:

Ora R. Arganbright (10)

Ara R. Arganbright (10)

Iva V. Arganbright (10)

Asa Samuel Arganbright (10)

William Arganbright (10)

Martha Marie Calhoon (9) born May 11, 1874, married September 8, 1898,
William Jefferson McDaniel born February 2, 1871, died 1944. They lived in
Louisville, Kentucky. They had six children:

Roscoe McDaniel (10) born April 10, 1900. Single

Norville McDaniel (10) born July 11, 1905 married December 30,
1902, died January 10, 1903

Pearl Amelia McDaniel (10) born July 11, 1905 married December 30,
19-2, Roscoe Johnson Pope born march 18, 1901. They have two

Anna LaVern Pope (11) born January 15, 1923 married John
Miller born December 10, 1918 they have one child:

Terry Lynn miller (12) born July 28, 1945

Anna LaVern Pope divorced John Miller Second marriage to
Daniel Hogue born February 15, 1923. No Children.

Roscoe Marvin Pope (11) born May 30, 1924 married July 2,
1949, Doris Bitt born June 18, 1930. No children.

Kenneth Wilbert McDaniel (10) born February 2, 1907, died in 1922
when fatally injured by a Monon train.

James William McDaniel (10) born October 11, 1910. Single

Ruth Elizabeth McDaniel (10) born December 30, 1912, married
November 23, 1931, James Harold Dant, born August 6, 1909. They
have three Children:

James Harold Dant, Jr. .(11) born June 6, 1934

Joan Dant (11) born November 18, 1936

Shirley Jane Dant (11) born September 11, 1938.

Joseph Calhoon (9) born April 29, 1878, died April 25, 1943, married June 27,
1905, Celiatia Cecila Fletcher born April 9, 1882, died October 15, 1930.
Joseph Calhoon was a veteran of the Spanish American War. He was buried in
the national Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana. They lived in Jeffersonville,
Indiana. They had one son:

Fletcher Calhoon (10) Served in Army in World War II. The last heard
of he was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

William Calhoon (9) born January 22, 1886, died September 6, 1946, married
December 23, 1915 Cleatis Enola Staniford born April 20, 1884, died September
27, 1935. They had five children:

Bernice Calhoon (10) born October 15, 1916 married June 30, 1939,
John Joseph Herman born December 11, 1918. John Joseph Herman
was a t/s in the Army in World War II serving from September 1943 to
April 1946. They have one son:

Chris Herman (11) born August 17, 1947.

Lillian Calhoon (10) born March 29, 1920, married December 15,
1942, Bruce Florian Veron born July 31, 1915. Bruce Veron was a
corporal in the Army in World War II entering service in 1941.
Arrived in Ireland 1944, Sailed for home from France October 1945.
They have one Daughter:

Lynda Rae Veron (11) born November 10, 1947

William Calhoon, Jr. (10) born April 7, 1921, married April 26, 1945, Marjorie Marie Fox born June 4, 1823
William Calhoon, Jr. was an Ensign in the navy in World War II
serving from February 1942 to November 1945. Now taking post
graduate work at IU in Bloomington, Indiana. Has been recalled for
Korea Service 1951. No children.

Harry Calhoon (10) born November 15, 1922, died may 12, 1930

Melvin Calhoon (10)born March 7, 1924. He was a Pfc. in World War
Arrived in England 1943. Sailed for Philippine Islands June 1945.
Returned to the states November 1945. Single. Lives with
sister Lillian.

Isaac Bien Hand (8) born December 4, 1852, died June 15, 1918, married March 12, 1882, Mattie Todd (descendent of the family of Mary Todd Lincoln) born July 20, 1866.
Isaac Bien Hand left New Albany, Indiana, at the age of 24 years and went West. He settled near Weatherford, Texas, on a ranch. He tilled the land and worked for the Texas and pacific Railroad until oil was struck on his ranch. He was in the oil fields watching when an explosion occurred causing his death and two other men. This was very unfortunate as it was his last night of work. He had planned retirement. He left his widow and seven children surviving him:

Ida Bell Hand (9) born August 6, 1885, married April 11, 1909, Charles Edward Sikes born April 7, 1873, died --------. They lived in Ranger, Texas, and reared their family. They had four children:

Janie Maydelle Sikes (10) born may 3, 1910 married August 10, 1938,
Walter A. Melear born June 30, 1905. They have three children:

Elizabeth Ann Melear (11) born April 21, 1940.

Robert Edwin Melear (11) born January 26, 1942

Charles Ray Melear (11) born June 18, 1946

Charles Edwin Sikes (10) born February 23, 1913, married August 31,
1947, Mary Dean Underwood born January 20, 1922. No children:

Ruby Nell Sikes (10) born August 13, 1915 married February 11, 1940
John Johnson, Jr. born march 17, 1917. They have two children:

Edward Sikes Johnson (11) born December 9, 1943

Vickie Lynn Johnson (11) born August 28, 1946.

Robert Hand Sikes (10) born November 19, 1918, married December
31, 1944. Edna Allen born October 24, 1924. They have one son:

Robert Allen Sikes (11) born November 29, 1946.

Ida Bell Hand Sikes, after the death of her husband moved in 1950 to
Breckenridge, Texas

Nellie Vinson Hand (9) born January 27, 1888, married October 1906 John
Todd Line born July 30, 1874, died October 6, 1942. No children

William Thomas Hand (9) born April 30, 1891 died August 23, 1938, married
October 7, 1917, Mae Brookman born may 31, 1938. They had one son:

Isaac Bien (called IB) Hand (10) born July 10, 1918, married
December 25, 1942, Helen miller born October 9, 1929. They have
one daughter:

Nancy Mae Hand (11) born January 20, 1945.

Lula Priscilla (Sis) Hand (9) born July 3, 1894, married July 3, 1912, Thomas
Marvin Vick born march 17, 1891 died may 17, 1950. They lived in Dallas,
Texas. They have one son:

Thomas Marvin Vick, Jr. (10) born June 15, 1916, married August 27,
1938, Catherine Gansvoort Allen born November 30, 1914. They have
three children:

Thomas Marvin Vick, III (11) born July 16, 1941.

Paul Allen Vick (11) born October 26, 1944.

Catherine Ann Vick (11) born November 25, 1947

Richard Dean Hand (9) born August 5, 1900, died may 15, 1910.

Anna Lena Hand (9) born December 23, 1903. Single. Anna Lena Hand and
sister Nellie Vinson Hand Line live with their invalid mother in Weatherford,

Johnie Nedra (TT) Hand (9) born August 2, 1907, married June 11, 1933,
Richard Raymond Dixon born September 20, 1903. They have two children:

Richard Thomas Dixon(10) born August 24, 1934.

Betty Ann Dixon (10) born October 9, 1938.

Jacob Smith Hand (8) born October 25, 1854, died February 17, 1864

George henry Hand (8) born September 22, 1856, died November 24, 1927. George
Henry Hand went west when he was 21 years of are, living in Missouri, Oklahoma and
Texas. Many stories are told of his kindness toward others. The following is a story told
by Mrs. Mongo Hill Saam: “Her father, Will Hill, and husband of Annie Dempster Hill
was killed leaving her mother and one child, age four years, to accompany his body back
to New Albany, Indiana, from Fort Worth, Texas. Although, a young bachelor, George
Henry Hand, a life long friend of the Depmster family paid his own train fare and came
back with them taking complete charge of the child for the four days trip, thus relieving
the expecting, bereaved mother. Mrs. Saam quotes her mother as saying she could not
have survived the trip otherwise.” George Henry Hand returned to New Albany at the age
of 65 years. He made his home with his half-sister, Anna Laura Brown and his sister,
Priscilla Calhoon, where he died a bachelor at the age of 71 years.

After the death of Sarah C. Meriweather, my father’s second wife, he continued living on the farm
trying to be both father and mother to his nine children.

In the fall of 1863, he met Margaret Matilda Nicholson and in less than four months they were
married. Two months to the day after they were married, my father lost his son (by his second
wife) Jacob Smith Hand, at the age of ten years with spotted fever.

My father and mother (Margaret Matilda) lost their first son, spear Coffman Hand, at the age of
three years. Their third child, Joseph Lamaul Hand lived only a few hours. And their fifth child,
William Riley Hand, lived to be one year old. These three children were buried in the family
cemetery on my grandfather’s farm on Daisy lane. They rested her until they were moved to Mt
Tabor Cemetery when Floyd County put in a through road about June 1916.

Besides the eleven living children of my father, my parents reared his two nephews, Harry and
Handy Hagan (his sister, Sarah Hand Hagan’s sons).

Thomas Stites Hand (7) third marriage December 17, 1863, Margaret Matilda Nicholson. They
had six children:

Spear Coffman Hand (8) born January 18, 1865, died May 9, 1868

Clara Bell Hand (8) born October 23, 1866, died January 8, 1896, married January 14, 1885, John Adam Sand born February 7, 1858, died June 24, 1931. They had three children:

Clara Bell Hand (8) and John Adam Sand were born in New Albany, Indiana. John’s parents were members of the Lutheran Church. They were married in the brides home by Rev. Charles Hutchinson, DD., of the Third Presbyterian Church were the bride’s parents and family were members. After marriage they made their home with the bride’s parents on Monon Ave. Their first child Clara Abigail Sand, was born here. In the spring of 1886, they moved into their new two room home which John built on green Valley Road on the ground his widowed mother had given him adjoining her farm. It was here Bertha Mae Sand was born (their second child)

John’s father , Mr. Sand, was killed by being hit with a brick thrown by one of the brick workers in front of the brick kilns during an altercation between the man who was hitch-hiking a ride home with him, and one of the workers at the brick yard. Mr. Sand was returning from the market where he had taken a load of vegetables, when the man, who was riding with him and being drunk, started calling the Irish brick workers names. Mr. Sand left his widow and two young children, Hon Adam and Annie Sand. Mrs. Sand continued running the farm and rearing her two children.

November 6, 1888, John Adam Sand and wife Clara Bell, left New Albany, Indiana, with their two daughters Clara Abigail and Bertha Mae and his widowed mother fo


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