C Handy

C Handy

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C J. Handy
Born 1970s.
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Son of [private father (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
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Account confirmed 7 Jul 2014 | C's 5671 contributions | 212 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 23 Nov 2018
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My interest in genealogy began by chance, when I was idly browsing the web one day sometime around 2002 or 2003 and came across the familysearch.org site. I entered in my surname and my father's birth location, and found my great-grandfather, and his wife, and parents and grandparents, and a new interest was born.

Family surnames, below:


This is my father's surname; my line is descended from Samuel Handy, who emigrated as an indentured servant to Northampton County, Virginia, by 1665 and later settled in Somerset County, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There are at least four or five unrelated groups of Handys in the US: there are the descendants of Samuel, who settled in Maryland (my line); there are the descendants of Robert Handy, who arrived in Massachusetts in the 1640's; the descendants of a Samuel Handy, of Alveston, Warwickshire, who converted to Mormonism and came to America with his family in the mid-1800's; and a group of Handys of unknown origin who were in Virginia in the 1700's and later settled in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. There were several 17th and early 18th century immigrants to the colonies with the surname "Handy" or one of its variants and there's no indication that there's any relation between them. The image below shows the locations of baptisms of children surnamed Handy in England between 1600-1700; the name, while not common, is fairly widely distributed, and there's nothing to suggest a relationship between any two 17th and 18th century American colonists of the name.

Handy, 1600's


My mother's paternal line; descended from a Henry Childs, a Quaker from England who came to Pennsylvania in the late 17th century and whose descendants settled in Maryland and later Kentucky.


My paternal grandmother's paternal line, descended from a Robert M. Sims who was born in South Carolina and died in Georgia. DNA suggests a connection with a Sims family of Virginia, but I haven't yet been able to establish a definitive link.


My paternal grandmother's maternal line, descended from William Dodd (known to his descendants as "William the Quaker"). Earliest settlers in Virginia, later in the Carolinas and Georgia.


My maternal grandmother's father's line; most likely descended from a Johannes Waggoner or Wagner who emigrated to Baltimore c. 1750 from the Rhineland Palatinate; descendants settled in Coffee County, Tennessee and Graves County, Kentucky.


My maternal grandfather's mother; this line on her father's side is a persistent brick wall--her father, David Dillon, was born in Ireland in 1845, son of Edward Dillon and Honora O'Flaherty, who emigrated to the US during the famine, arriving in New Orleans around 1848; Edward Dillon died the same year, probably of cholera, which was epidemic that year, and Honora and their children ended up in Louisville, Kentucky, where they appear on the 1860 census in the hosuehold of Michael Flaherty, who was probably her brother.


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DNA Confirmation

Paternal relationship confirmed by DNA match with Handy-545, 3587 total cM, largest segment 263.7cM. Maternal relationship confirmed by DNA match with Childs-787, 3582.1 total cM, largest segment 281.5cM.

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Ann Arundel County, Maryland, and Kentucky
Somerset & Worcester Counties in Maryland, Washington DC
Areas of interest: early Catholic setters, especially Ark and Dove colonists; Eastern Shore
Colonial history and early settlement

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  • C Handy: Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R-U198
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On 27 Aug 2018 at 16:26 GMT Lynden (Raber) Rodriguez OCDS wrote:

Hi, C! I have entered the information per your instructions on profile Hoghton-26. lcr

On 29 Jan 2018 at 21:25 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the Southern Colonies project!

On 18 Nov 2017 at 05:35 GMT Teresa Langford wrote:

Thank you for your re0ly to my comment. I see your point. If you can reinstate the merge I can approve it. Again thank you.

On 17 Nov 2017 at 18:35 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Hi C.J.

I am trying to work through the Scarborough family and noticed that you cited the source http://www.esva.net/ghotes/scarb/scarb.htm

Your tree does not agree with this source. I am willing to help make the necessary changes, but would like you to agree with using that source consistently.

On 28 Jan 2017 at 19:28 GMT James Stratman wrote:

Hi C.J. There are two George Tattershall profiles that I'm trying to merge which is duplicates, George Tattershall and George Tattersall When you get some time could you merge them? I'm adding a lot of information and sources to the Tattershall lineage. I appreciate your help. Thank you.


On 6 Dec 2015 at 18:37 GMT K Van Fossen wrote:

A source to consider for Phillip Key is "Francis Scott Key" by Edward S. Delaplaine, copyright 1937 by The Biography Press.

On 2 Apr 2015 at 01:19 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


I noticed your new Club 100 badge.

Congratulations ☺

Keep up the nice work.


On 23 Sep 2014 at 00:44 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

HI, I see you are working on merges, you may want to review http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Matching_and_Merging_FAQ to understand your responsibilities in doing merges. Remember, after the merge you will want to clean up the text. During a merge, the text from the merged-away profile is simply appended onto the end of the text of the merged-into profile. You will want to integrate it into a single biography and a single sources section. If you have any questions, just let me know.

Robin Lee Wikitree Mentor

On 20 Aug 2014 at 16:43 GMT Samuel Johnson wrote:

Thanks a bunch for connecting Henry Mudd and Thomas Mudd! Family legend had said that Thomas, my 7th great grandfather, was the 2nd great grandfather Samuel Mudd, but we hadn't been able to actually make the connection until now. Thank you!

On 8 Jul 2014 at 17:37 GMT Paula J wrote:


Welcome to WikiTree. I am your WikiTree Mentor. If you have questions, you can also check out our Help Index. You can also ask questions on G2G.

If you need more help, please leave a message on my profile page and I will be glad to assist you!


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