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Re: Hansards of Fannin Co. Texas
Posted by: Elizabeth Hindle (ID *****6943) Date: May 10, 2004 at 23:01:36
In Reply to: Re: Hansards of Fanning Co. Texas by S. Green of 176

Henry Clay Hansard is listed as a "foundling" on the 1920 Census in Grayson Co., TX. He is living with Thomas Lawson Gaines Hansard and his 3rd wife, Alice R. Lovell. As far as I know Alice didn't marry till late in life and didn't have any children of her own. All of T.L.G. Hansard's children were by his 1st wife (Nancy Stover). (#2 was Mary R. Fetsch). Interestingly enough, T.L.G. Hansard had a cousin named Henry Clay Hansard (b.1843).

Henry Clay is listed as age 15 in 1920 but your dates say he was born in Dec 1901.

By 1930 T.L.G. was dead and Alice was living with 2 siblings in Grayson Co., TX : Her sister Addie Caylor (a widow) age 70 and her brother James Lovell(single) age 72. This family is driving me crazy too. I can't find James in any previous Census except perhaps 1880 in KY and I'm not sure it's him. I can't find Addie Caylor either. I find a William Caylor in 1920 in Grayson Co., TX but his wife's name is different and age different. I'm wondering if his wife died, he married Addie, and then he died before 1930. I can't even find Alice anywhere before 1920. The 1930 Census shows all 3 of them born in KY. This is posted on Ancestry (but no Census backup provided) and may be the family I'm looking for:

ID: I187
Name: Robert W. LOVELL
Given Name: Robert W.
Surname: Lovell
Sex: M

17 310 310 Lovel Robert 34 M Farmer 5,850 Virg
18 310 310 Lovel Susan 28 F Ky
19 310 310 Lovel George A. 9 F Ky
20 310 310 Lovel Mary 7 F Ky
21 310 310 Lovel John 5 M Ky
22 310 310 Lovel Sarah 4 F Ky
23 310 310 Lovel Ludwell 2 M Ky
24 310 310 Lovel Francis 75 F Virg

Birth: 18 MAY 1816
Death: 8 NOV 1868

Father: John LOVELL
Mother: Frances [LOVELL] b: ABT 1775 in VIRGINIA

Marriage 1 Susan Ann DALE b: 22 MAY 1822 in Kentucky
Married: 22 MAY 1839
Georgia Ann W. LOVELL b: 12 NOV 1840 in Spencer Co. KY
Mary Elizabeth LOVELL b: 4 JAN 1842 in Spencer Co. KY
John William LOVELL b: 21 DEC 1844 in Spencer Co. KY
Sarah Elizabeth LOVELL b: 25 MAR 1846 in Spencer Co. KY
Ludwell F. LOVELL b: 31 MAY 1848 in Spencer Co. KY
Frances Thomas LOVELL b: 7 AUG 1850
James Alexander LOVELL b: 6 JUN 1855
Harriet Catherine LOVELL b: 12 JAN 1857
Unknown LOVELL b: 29 MAR 1860
Alice Rebecca LOVELL b: 31 AUG 1862

Anyway, I'd love to discuss T.L.G. Hansard with you and all this puzzle.

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