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Jesse Handy and Elizabeth Hall

HUSBAND:
Jesse HANDY. [PC H1].
Born (12 MAY 1770)(in 1771) in Virginia; son of William HANDY [F192].

He married Elizabeth HALL on 26 June 1797 in Green County, Kentucky.
Consent signed by Thomas Hall.
Green Co., KY Marriage Bonds Not Included in the Published Marriage Records by Ruth Perkins.

Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 (Ancestry.com) shows the marriage on 23 June 1797. [Could it be that the bonds were posted on 23 June and the marriage performed on 26 June?].

All Jesse and Elizabeth's children were born in the vicinity of their home in present day Metcalfe County (listed variously as Adair, Hart, Barren, Green, and later Metcalfe). (S4).

Kentucky Land Grants CHAPTER 4
Grantee: Handy, Jesse
Acres: 200
Book: 7
Survey Date: 7- 5-1799
County: Green
WaterCourse: Adams Cr
Reference: THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS Volume 1 Part 1 CHAPTER IV GRANTS SOUTH OF GREEN RIVER (1797-1866) THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY page 331
More Info: Grantee: Handy, Jesse Acres: 200 Book: 7 Page: 507 Date Survey: 7- 5-1799 County: Green Watercourse: Adams Cr

Name: Jesse Handy
State: KY
County: Green County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1800
Record Type: Tax list
Database: KY Early Census Index
Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890.

ADAIR COUNTY DEEDS 10 OCT 1808 PAGE 163.
JESSEE HANDY AND WIFE ELIZABETH OF ADAIR COUNTY TO JOHN HANDY OF ADAIR...200 ACRES IN ADAIR ON THE HEAD OF ADAMS CREEK, SURVEYED AND PATENTED IN THE NAME OF WILLIAM HANDY SIGNED... WITNESSES THOMAS HALL, SARAH ALFORD AND JAMES HANDY.

20 FEB 1810 ADAIR CO., DEEDS. PAGE 317.
JESSEE HANDY OF BARREN CO.., TO WILLIAM ROGERS OF ADAIR "A HEADRIGHT OF 200 ACRES GRANTED TO SAID JESSEE HANDY BY THE COMMISSION- ERS SURVEYED AND PATENTED IN THE NAME OF SAID HANDY" LYING IN ADAIR ON THE HEAD OF ADAMS CREEK, WATERS OF LITTLE BARREN RIVER. BOUNDS: CORNER OF A MILITARY SURVEY. SIGNED JESSE AND ELIZABETH.

He is in the 1810 Census in Barren County, Kentucky.
Name: Jessee Handy
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Barren, Kentucky
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 9

He was a private in the war of 1812. (S5).

JESSE SERVED IN THE WAR OF 1812 AS A PRIVATE IN THE 14TH REGIMENT (MITCHISSON'S) KY MILITIA
U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815.

WAR OF 1812 MUSTERED IN 20 NOV 1814 RUSSELLVILLE, KY TO MAY 20 1815 PRIVATE IN THE COMPANY OF SAMUEL P MALONE INF. 14 REG'T KY DETACHED MILITIA. NOV 2O THRU FEB 28 1815 IN CAMP JACKSON LOUISIANA. STATE OF KENTUCKY COUNTY OF GREEN: ON THIS 23 DAY OF APRIL PERSONALLY APPEARED BEFORE ME THE UNDERSIGNED A JUSTICE OF THE IN AND FOR SAID COUNTY,JESSEE HANDY AGED 75 YEARS A RESIDENT OF GREEN COUNTY IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY, WHO BEING DULY SWORN DOTH ON HIS OATH DECLARE THAT HE IS THE IDENTICAL JESSEE HANDY WHO WAS A PRIVATE SOLDIER IN THE COMPANY COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN SAMUEL P. MALONE IN THE REGIMENT OF KENTUCKY MILITIA COMMANDED BY COLONEL PARKER IN THE WAR WITH GREAT BRITTEN DECLARED BY THE UNITED STATES THE 18TH JUNE 1812 FOR THE TERM OF SIX MONTHS CONTINUED IN ACTUAL SERVICE IN THE SAID WAR FOR UPWARD OF 14 DAYS. THAT THE WAS HERETOFOR MADE APPLICATION FOR BOUNTY LAND UNDER THE ACT OF SEPT. 28TH, 1850 AND RECEIVED ALOTTMENT NUMBER___ FOR 80 ACRES WHICH HE HAS LEGALLY DISPOSED OF AND CANNOT NOW RETURN. HE MAKES THIS DECLARATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTAINING THE BOUNTY LAND TO WHICH HE MAY BE ENTITLED UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 1855. HE ALSO DECLARES THAT HE HAS NEVER APPLIED FOR OR RECEIVED UNDER THIS OR ANY ACTION OF CONGRESS ___ BOUNTY LAND WARRANT EXCEPT THE ONE ABOVE MENTIONED. JESSE HANDY.

DEED BOOK 16 PAGE 136 GREEN CO.,KYv [Year?].
WILLIAM HANDY SELLS TO JESSE HANDY HIS SHARE OF LAND IN GREEN CO., BOTH MEN ARE OF HART CO., KY.

1820 Census:
Name: Jesse Handy
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Barren, Kentucky
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 4
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 16: 9
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 12
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 12

1830 Census in Barren County:
Name: Jesse Handy
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Barren, Kentucky
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8

He is in the 1840 Census in Hart County, Kentucy.
Name: Jepe Handy [Jesse Handy]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Hart, Kentucky
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

1860 Census:
Name: Jessee Handy
Age: 90
Birth Year: abt 1770
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Virginia
Home in 1860: District 2, Green, Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Value of Real Estate: 200
Post Office: Center
Family Number: 293
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: (Name) (Age)
Jessee Handy 90
Elizabeth Handy 80

Green Co., KY Will Book 3 Page 271-173:
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD JUNE 24, 1862, THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JESSE HANDY OF GREEN CO., KY. CONSIDERING THE UNCERTAINTY OF THIS MORTAL LIFE AND BEING OF SOUND MIND AND MEMORY DO MAKE AND PUBLISH TO ALL WHO THIS MY CONCERN IN MANNER AND FORM FOLLOWING . THAT IS TO SAY FIRST THAT I APPOINT R.A. HANDY MY ONLY EEXECUTOR TO PAY ALL MY DEBTS AND COLLECT ALL OWING TO ME AND ALL MY ESTATE IS TO BE USED TO SUPPORT ME AND MY WIFE ELIZABETH HANDY.. THE LAND IS TO BE SOLD AND AFTER OUR DEATH AND ALL EXPENSES ARE PAID IF ANYTHING IS LEFT ALL MY CHILDREN IS TO HAVE ONE DOLLAR OUR OF MY ESTATE AND THE BALANCE IS TO BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN RACHEL TOLY AND SALLY MCCINNY. JESSE (X) HANDY. ATTEST ROBERT A. HANDY, JAMES HANDY, J.C. GOFF. PROVEN 16 NOV 1863 BY D. T. TOWLES.

He died probably about OCT or NOV 1863. His will was dated 24 JUN 1862 in Green County, Kentucky and was proved 16 NOV 1863 in Green County, Kentucky.

WIFE:
Elizabeth HALL. [PC H1].
Born about 1788 in Maryland, daughter of Thomas HALL and Ann WHEELER.

She married Jesse HANDY on 26 June 1797 in Green County, Kentucky.

CHILDREN of Jesse HANDY and Elizabeth HALL:
  1. Polly (Mary) HANDY. Born (in 1799-S4,S5)(probably about 1800) in Green County, Kentucky. She made a bond to be married on 2 SEP 1816, and married Willroy (or Will Roy) STONE on 12 SEP 1816. (S6).
  2. Thomas H. HANDY. Born about 1802 in Adair County, Kentucky. He married Mary. (S?). He married Polly Watson on 7 September 1823 in Barren County, Kentucky. (S6). They are in the 1830 Census in Barren County, Kentucky. (S8). He died in 1870.
  3. Robert A. HANDY. [PC H1]. Born 31 January 1804 in Green County, Kentucky. He married Rosanna DALE on 1 February 1821 in Adair county, Kentucky. He died on 3 Febuary 1881 at Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri. He was buried in the Packard Cemetery in Cameron, in Block 2, lot 4.
  4. Caleb Washington HANDY. Born (about 1803)(on 4 April 1805-S4,S5) in Adair County, Kentucky. He married Nancy HALL on 22 October 1827. (S6). They had child Elzy HANDY. He died in December 1872.
  5. Susan L. HANDY. (S4). Born on 12 January 1807.
  6. Nancy S. HANDY. Born (24-S4)(25) January 1808)(1816-S5). She married William GOFF on 6 December 1827. (S6). She died 9 September 1882.
  7. Clairborne D. HANDY. (S4,S5). Born (about 1810-S4)(1810 or 1815-S5). He married Ruthy Hall on 22 January 1835. (S6). He died about 1840.
  8. James A. HANDY. Born about 1810. (S4).
  9. Elizabeth S. HANDY. (S4). Born about 1811. She married Alexander LILE on 5 November 1829. (S6). Marriage bond Barren Co., KY, file 6, Know all men by these presents that we Jesse G Handy, Andrew Jewell and Jeremiah Bunnel are held and bound unto the commonwealth of KY......30th day of Jan 1836....marriage shortly to be celebrated between the above Jesse G Handy and Harriett Houk. Parents marriage consent, Mr William Logan Sir I do certify that I am willing for my daughter Harriett should marry Jessy G Handy. Michael Houk, Elender Houk. Witnessed by Jeremiah Bunnel and Andrew Jewell. (S7).

  10. John W. HANDY. Born 12 March 1812 in Kentucky.(S4). He married (1) (unknown). They had children Jasper Newton HANDY (b.1837), Rebecca HANDY (b.1840), Claiborn HANDY (b.1841), and William HANDY (b. 1843). He married (2) Mary Polly Smith on 16 November 1843 in Hart County, Kentucky. They moved from Kentucky to Jackson County, Missouri, near Fort Osage or Sibley between then and in the 1850's. They had children Catherine HANDY, Thomas HANDY (b. 1845), Esther Jane HANDY (b. 1846), and George H. HANDY (b. 1849). John died on 26 March 1892, and is buried in Wyandotte Cemetery, Linn County, Missouri. (S4).
  11. Jesse G. HANDY. Born (in 1811)(about 1811-S7)(1814-S5). He married Harriet HOUK on 30 January (1836-S7)(1838-S6) in Barren County, Kentucky. Harriett was born in 1815, daughter of Michael Houk and Elinor Donan. He died in Indiana.

  12. Rachel HANDY. Born in 1817. She married Saulley TOTY. (Toly).
  13. Sarah HANDY. (S4). Born in 1820.
  14. Sally HANDY. Married McGINNEY.
  15. (dau.) HANDY. Married J.C. GOFF.


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