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Robert Albert HANDY and Rosanna DALE

HUSBAND:
[F48]. Robert Albert HANDY. [PC H1.
Born 31 January 1804 in Green County or Barren County (probably Green County), Kentucky; son of Jesse HANDY and Elizabeth HALL.

(Ancestry.com entries say he is Robert Albert Handy. Ancestry correspondent WWarner316 says: Bob Handy (Robert J. Handy) was married to my wifes cousin Brenda Broker. When he passed away, she allowed me access to his family tree. the name in that tree was put there by him. Bill). We also see a grandson with the middle name Albert: James Albert Handy, son of William F. Handy and America Jane Renfro

He married (1) Rosanna DALE (Rosy Dayle-S9,S11,S26) on 1 February 1821 in Adair County, Kentucky. They were married (by Manoah Lassley, Pastor of the Pleasant Ridge Meeting House)(by John Dever-S9).

They lived in Green County, Kentucky.

They are in the 1830 Census in Barren County, Kentucky (S12):
Name: Robert Handy
Event Place: Not Stated, Barren, Kentucky
Males Under 5 years of age: 2
Males between 20 and 30: 1
Females Under 5 years of age: 1
Females between 20 and 30: 1

They are in the 1840 Census in Barren County, Kentucky (S13):
Name: Robert Handy
Event Place: East of Barren, Barren, Kentucky
Males Under 5 years of age: 3
Males between 5 and 10: 2
Males between 10 and 15: 2
Males between 30 and 40: 1
Females Under 5 years of age: 1
Females between 10 and 15: 1
Females between 30 and 40: 1
Free Colored Persons:
Males Under 10: 1
Females between 10 and 24: 1

He married (2) Elvira H. BIRCH on 29 February 1850.

He and Elvira are in the 1850 Census in Barren County, Kentucky, enumerated on 27 July 1850. (S10):
Name: Robert A Handy
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farming
Birthplace: Kentucky
Birth Year (Estimated): 1804
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Robert A Handy M 46 Kentucky
Elvira Handy F 21 Virginia
Richard A Handy M 18 Kentucky
William Handy M 17 Kentucky
John Handy M 15 Kentucky
Joseph Handy M 13 Kentucky
Elizabeth Handy F 11 Kentucky
James Handy M 10 Kentucky
Mansfield Handy M 8 Kentucky
Robert Handy M 5 Kentucky

He and Elvira are in the 1860 Census in District 1, Barren County, Kentucky. (S24):
Robt A. Handy. Age 55.
Evria H. Handy. Age 34.
Claborn D. Handy. Age 18.
Robt A. Handy. Age 16.
Jerome B. Handy. Age 5.
Maneva B. Handy. Age 8.

They are in the 1870 Census in Hiseville, Barren County, Kentucky (S23):
Value of Real Estate: $8000
Value of Personal Estate: $2000
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Robert Handy M 64y Kentucky
Elvira Handy F 42y Kentucky
Belle Handy F 18y Kentucky
Jerome Handy M 15y Kentucky
James Farris M 1y Kentucky
James Davis M 9y Kentucky
Florence Davis F 6y Kentucky

So they moved to Missouri after this date. His son James Marion Handy had moved to Missouri earlier, so he probably moved to Missouri to join his son.

They are listed in the 1880 Census in Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri; enumerated 5 June 1880. Note the spelling variations:
Household. Age. Relationship. Occupation.
Robert A. Handz. 75. -- Dry Goods Merchant.
Alvira Handz. 55. Wife. Keeping House.
Jerome B. Handz. 23. Son. Dry Goods Merchant.
Minerva B. Stevens. 27. Daughter. Clerk in Store.
Willard Stevens. 7. Grandson. --
Robert Lile. 23. Nephew. Clerk in Store.
Amanda Swingart. 18. Employee. Servant.
He died on 3 February 1881 at Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, and is buried in the Packard Cemetery, in Block 2, in either lot 4 or lot 5.

WIFE (1):
Rosanna DALE. (Rosa)(Rosy)
Born 11 August 1806 in Barren County, Kentucky; daughter of Isaac M. DALE and Margaret FRAZIER.

She married Robert A. HANDY [F48] on 1 FEB 1821. They were married (by Manoah Lassley, Pastor of the Pleasant Ridge Meeting House)(by John Dever-S9).

She is called Rosy Doyle on Adair County, Ky., Marriage Bonds, page 18 (S26). This record, and spelling of the name as Doyle, has caused much confusion. It is probably the source of her being called Rosy Doyle Moss by the publication Methodist History of Adair County, Kentucky, 1782-1969. It is believed that the name Moss is attached by this record because in the place in the publication where this name is found, it is directly among a list of other Moss family members, and the recorder was confused and attached the Moss name to Rosy along with the other Moss family members. Confusion is also indicated in that she is mentioned as married to Robert Handy, implying that it is the early area settler Robert Handy of his grandfather's generation.
One additional note from this record: This record is a record of marriage bonds. This means the marriage could have been performed on the same day as the bond, or it could have been performed on a later date. Pending further information as to the actual marriage day, we will continue to use 1 February 1821 as the marriage day until further confirmation of the actual day is found.
She is called Rosy Dayle in her marriage record. This marriage record has apparently been transcribed several times, and it appears that Doyle is an incorrect transcription of Dayle. The following transcriptions are found from the record, Kentucky County Marriages, 1783-1965 (S26):
* Rosy Dayle. FHL Film Number 000469187.
* Rosy Dayle. FHL Film Number 001904582.
* Rosy Dayle. FHL Film Number 000830575.

That her name is correctly Rosanna Dale is indicated in the will of her father, Isaac M. Dale, who wrote his will on 19 September 1816, in which he names his family members including his daughter Rosanna Dale. (S28).

She died 10 July 1849, probably in Kentucky, though some sources say Missouri. Since her last child was born on 4 July 1849 in Green County, Kentucky, it is probable that she died there, and likely of complications due to the birth.

CHILDREN of Robert A. HANDY [F48] and Rosanna DALE [F49]:


WIFE (2) of Robert A. HANDY:
Elvira H. BIRCH.
She was born 10 September 1826 in Virginia or Kentucky. Note that her cemetery record says that she was born on 18 September 1823.

She married Robert A. HANDY on 29 Feburary 1850 in Kentucky.

On 19 June 1900 she is enumerated in the 1900 Census as living with her daughter Minerva Belle's household in Phillipsburg Township, Phillips County, Kansas.

She died on 20 September 1900, and was buried in the Packard Cemetery, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri.

CHILDREN of Robert A. HANDY and Elvira H. BIRCH:


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