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John Handy (1785 - abt. 1870)

John Handy
Born in VAmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married 26 Mar 1809 in Barren County, KYmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Gentry County, MO or IAmap
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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Name: John /Handy/[2]


Date: 1820
Place: not in Barren County, KY
Date: 1795
Place: Doesn't Show up in Barren County-maybe w/father
Date: 1810
Place: Doesn't Show up in Barren County-maybe w/father
Date: 1830
Place: Morgan County, IL (p. 71)[3]
Date: 16 SEP 1850
Place: Gentry Cty, MO (value of real estate $300)

Military Service

Military Service:
Date: 23 AUG 1812
Place: Private, 6 mos, Barbee's Regiment, KY Militia/[4]


Alias: /John "Harvey" Handy/


Date: 1850
Place: Hotel "Tavern" Keeper/


Type: Family Move
Date: ABT 1812
Place: KY to Morgan Cty, IL
Type: Wed
Date: 1809
Place: Barren County, KY
Type: Taxes
Date: 1845
Place: owned property in Athens, MO until 1854
Type: Pension Application
Date: AFT 1812
Place: "VA"...War of 1812-no details
Type: Land Purchase
Date: 23 JUN 1829
Place: Morgan County, IL[5]
Type: Land Sales
Date: 1829
Place: Morgan County, IL
Type: Family Move
Date: ABT 1841
Place: IL to Gentry Cty MO
Type: Land Purchase
Date: 1834
Place: Morgan County, IL[6]


Note: #N14


Husband: John Handy
Wife: Susannah Bunnel
Child: Samuel Preston Handy
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Date: 26 MAR 1809
Place: Barren County, KY[7]
Type: Marriage certificate
Place: Signed by John and Jessie (Older brother)


  1. Handy-699 was created by James Handy through the import of Handy_test_2013-07-14_01.ged on Jul 10, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S41
  3. Source: #S1 Page: Image 145, Roll m19-24, P.71 Data: Text: Township Unknown, note:extremely poor handwriting
  4. Source: #S40 Page: 76 Note: Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812/Bounty Lands-War of 1812, 76. (Roll of Field & Staff, Barbee's Regiment, Kentucky Militia, p.76)
  5. Source: #S33
  6. Source: #S30
  7. Source: #S24 Page: p.25 Note: First Marriage Book, aka The Little Marriage Book of Green County, p.25. Also, Barren County, KY Marriage Records (1799-1811)
  • Source: S1 Title: 1830 Fed Census
  • Source: S30 Title: IL Public Domain Land Sales Database
  • Source: S33 Title: Ill Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
  • Source: S40 Title: Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812/Bounty Lands-War of 1812
  • Source: S41 Title: Ltr from Nora Oaks w/info from Family Records


Note N14War of 1812 - 6 Month enlistment...(25,000 parcipated in the War of 1812- Ky provided 25% of the personnel and suffered 67% of the casualities)
1830 IL Census Index, p.24, John Handy, Morgan Cty, (Micro #MOR 071-21)
Soundex Code: H-530, Children born in Ky and IL...settled in Athens (Albany ), MO abt 1840
From the " History of Worth and Gentry Counties, MO-1882 "
Check 1840 census Morgan County, IL...M704-65 & M704-65... (MOR 467 and Jesse B.-MOR 471) "J.W. Hanley and Jesse B. Handley..extremly poor handwriting by the enumerator...sheets 457-478 "worst handwriting the complier has ever attempted to read"...turned out to be John (age 58 and his oldest son Jesse B. (age 28). Note: Montgomery County formed in 1817, then Sangamon (1821), then Morgan in 1823...also could have been listed as "Hardy or 'Haugy"
Gentry County, MO was organized in 1845 (first settled in the 1840s'), named for COL. Gentry (hero of Florida Wars, 1836-1838). First settlers came from KY and TN in 1834 and 1835...hunting and trappers (lots of wolves).
...good farm country; County Seat "Albany, formerly called Athens..Gentryville located 10 miles South.
"John Handy came from Montgomery(Morgan ?) County, Illinois, locating first in Howard Township, then built the next (second) house in the new town of Athens, on the lot where the Missouri House now stands, which he used as a hotel or as it was called in those days, a tavern." Gentry and Worth County History, 1882.
John Handy, a native of Kentucky, but from Illinois, pitched his tent near Muddy Creek on the 16th section (Howard Township)...Before building a house in Athens.
John of the first trusteesof Athens (Albany), MO -1851
1850 Census (Gentry County): microfilm #620 & 399...John (65) and Susan (62) have Farris, Elizabeth (18), born in IL, Alzada Handy (23) born in NY, Jasper N. Handy(4) born in MO, Rosan Handy (2) born in MO, and Jasper W. Handy (5/12) born in MO living with them.
Athens was first settled in the 1840s, incorporated in 1851 and changed to Albany in 1857...1st newspaper was the Albany Courier (1857) ...then many others...finally the Albany Ledger in 1868 to present..."good farm country"
War of 1812-Bounty Lands in IL) John Handy, father of J. Handy, private, Clay's 10th Infantry, p. 277, Jan 20, 1818, Warrant # 14134...had to be in Federal Service (In 1852, State Militia given land)
Actual Service ? : Barbee's Regiment-6th Company, Kentucky Militia, Capt John W. Shirley's Company, organized 23 Aug 1812..enlisted; 23 August 1812 for 6 months-discharged on  ?, Peace Treaty signed: 17 Feb, 1815
American Civil War military events: Total; 10,455...1st three states: VA-2,154--TN; 1,462--MO, 1,162.....maybe reason for moving to IA

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