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Descendants of Samuel Handley



Generation One


1. SAMUEL1 HANDLEY was born circa 1776 at Pennsylvania. He married Mary Ripple, daughter of Michael Ripple, on 4 Sep 1804 at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He died in the spring of in 1852 at Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, at age 85.
A land grant was issued to him 10 Oct 1839 for the following land: the West half of the South West quarter of Section 20, in the Township twelve North of Range twelve West in the District of lands subject to sale at Palestine, Illinois, containing eighty acres.

Children of Samuel1 Handley and Mary Ripple were as follows:

Generation Two


2. MATTHEW2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born circa 27 Aug 1803 at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Hyden on 29 Oct 1831 at Edgar County, Illinois. He died on 15 Mar 1882. He was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Kansas Township, Edgar County, Illinois.
He and Elizabeth Hyden appeared on the census of 1850 at Grandview, Edgar County, Illinois. He was farming in Dec 1850. He and Elizabeth Handley appeared on the census of 1860 at Kansas Township, Edgar County, Illinois. He and Elizabeth Handley appeared on the census of 1880 at Kansas Township, Edgar County, Illinois.

Children of Matthew2 Handley and Elizabeth Hyden were as follows:
3. MARY2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born on 17 Oct 1807 at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. She married Robert Craig on 23 May 1830 at Clark County, Illinois. She married Henry Stephens on 18 Dec 1849 at Clark County, Illinois. She married Henry T Routt on 27 Nov 1851 at Clark County, Illinois. She died on 26 May 1905 at Melrose Township, Clark County, Illinois, at age 97.
She and Henry T Routt appeared on the census of 1860 at Anderson Township, Clark County, Illinois.

Children of Mary2 Handley and Robert Craig were as follows:

There were no children of Mary2 Handley and Henry Stephens.

There were no children of Mary2 Handley and Henry T Routt.
4. MICHAEL2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born say 1809. He married Susannah G. Griffin on 5 Dec 1841 at Clark County, Illinois. He died in Jul 1848 at Clark County, Illinois. His estate was probated in Jul 1848 at Clark County, Illinois. He "died intestate on or about the __ day of July, 1848" and Austin Griffin was appointed administrator of his estate. (Letters of Administration dated July 10, 1848). His wife, Susannah Handley, relinquished rights of administration.

Children of Michael2 Handley and Susannah G. Griffin all born at Illinois were as follows:
5. DAVID2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born on 5 Jul 1818 at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He married Hannah Patterson, daughter of William Patterson and Nancy Hamilton, on 5 May 1842 at Clark County, Illinois. He died on 19 Nov 1894 at age 76.
He and Hannah Patterson appeared on the census of 1850 at Edgar County, Illinois. He and Hannah Patterson appeared on the census of 1860 at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. He was a farmer in 1860. He and Hannah Patterson appeared on the census of 1870 at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois.

Children of David2 Handley and Hannah Patterson were as follows:
6. JOHN2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born circa 1820 at Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He married Rhoda Emeline Baker on 27 Jun 1849 at Clark County, Illinois. He died in 1902. He was buried at Elbridge Township, Edgar County, Illinois.

Children of John2 Handley and Rhoda Emeline Baker were:
7. EPHRAIM2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born say 1816. He married Sarah J. Biddlecome, daughter of Asher Biddlecome and Sarah (--?--), on 13 Nov 1838 at Edgar County, Illinois. He married Mary Ann Myers on 29 Jan 1840 at Edgar County, Illinois. He married Mary Jane Westerfield on 3 Apr 1843 at Edgar County, Illinois.

There were no children of Ephraim2 Handley and Sarah J. Biddlecome.

There were no children of Ephraim2 Handley and Mary Ann Myers.

Children of Ephraim2 Handley and Mary Jane Westerfield were as follows:
8. SARAH J.2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born on 7 May 1825. She married Joseph B. Dickson on 17 Mar 1844 at Edgar County, Illinois. She married Joseph Clapp, son of John Clapp Jr. and Catherine Turknett, on 21 Sep 1873 at Edgar County, Illinois. She died on 26 Nov 1887 at age 62. She was buried at Knight/Quinn Cemetery, Symmes Township, Edgar County, Illinois.
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Children of Sarah J.2 Handley and Joseph B. Dickson all born at Illinois were as follows:

There were no children of Sarah J.2 Handley and Joseph Clapp.
9. SAVILLA2 HANDLEY (Samuel1) was born circa 1827 at Edgar County, Illinois. She married Elza Walls on 18 Nov 1846 at Edgar County, Illinois. She married John Montgomery Parrish on 29 Nov 1860.
She and Elza Walls appeared on the census of 1850 at Edgar County, Illinois. She appeared on the census of 1860 at Paris, Edgar County, Illinois.

Children of Savilla2 Handley and Elza Walls were as follows:

Children of Savilla2 Handley and John Montgomery Parrish all born at Illinois were as follows:

Generation Three


10. SAVILLA3 HANDLEY (Matthew2, Samuel1) was born circa 1832 at Crawford County, Illinois. She married Samuel Peoples on 8 Dec 1853 at Edgar County, Illinois. She married Lorenzo Edwards, son of Elijah Edwards and Ruth Young, on 29 Oct 1868 at Coles County, Illinois. She died after 1880.
She appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Matthew Handley and Elizabeth Hyden at Grandview, Edgar County, Illinois. She appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Matthew Handley and Elizabeth Handley at Kansas Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She and Lorenzo Edwards appeared on the census of 1870 at Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois. She and Lorenzo Edwards appeared on the census of 1880 at Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois.

Children of Savilla3 Handley and Samuel Peoples were:

Children of Savilla3 Handley and Lorenzo Edwards all born at Illinois were as follows:
11. JESTINE H.3 HANDLEY (Michael2, Samuel1) was born circa 1845 at Illinois. He married Lucinda J. Shields, daughter of John Shields and Sarah Sublet, on 29 Sep 1867 at Edgar County, Illinois.
He appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of William Tinsley and Susan Tinsley at East Oakland Township, Coles County, Illinois. He was Sheriff of Edgar County in 1887.

Children of Jestine H.3 Handley and Lucinda J. Shields were:
12. SAVILLA3 HANDLEY (David2, Samuel1) was born circa 1844 at Edgar County, Illinois. She married Stephen Jump on 22 Jan 1867 at Edgar County, Illinois.
1850 census (census date June 1, enumeration date Dec 4) age 6. She appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Edgar County, Illinois. She appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She and Stephen Jump appeared on the census of 1870 at Embarras Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She and Stephen Jump appeared on the census of 1880 at Embarras Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She lived in Oct 1904 at Brocton, Edgar County, Illinois.

Children of Savilla3 Handley and Stephen Jump both born at Illinois were as follows:
13. MARTHA CAROLINE3 HANDLEY (David2, Samuel1) was born in Dec 1849 at Edgar County, Illinois. She married George W. Coffer on 2 May 1867 at Edgar County, Illinois. She died after Oct 1904.
The 1850 census lists her age as 11/12, the 1860 census lists her age as 10, the 1870 census lists her age as 21, the 1880 census lists her age as 29, and the 1900 census lists her age as 47 (born Dec 1852). I would bet that she got the month correct in 1900. Since their family in 1850 census in Edgar County was not enumerated until December, 1850, it appears that the 11/12 was meassured from the enumeration date and not the official census date (June 1, 1850), making her birthdate in December, 1849. She appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Edgar County, Illinois. 1850 census (census date June 1, enumeration date Dec 4) age 11/12. She appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She and George W. Coffer appeared on the census of 1870 at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She filed widow's pension application number 246,487 and was issued certificate number 313,720 on 6 Jan 1879? She was a housekeeper in 1880. She appeared on the census of 1880 at Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas. She lived in 1889. She appeared on the census of 1900 at Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas. She lived in Oct 1904 at Baxter Springs, Kansas.

Children of Martha Caroline3 Handley and George W. Coffer all born at Illinois were as follows:
14. ELLEN M.3 HANDLEY (David2, Samuel1) was born in 1854 at Illinois. "John B. Massie" married "Mary E. Hanley" on 8 Jun 1874 at Edgar County, Illinois. John Benjamin Massey was the, son of Green Fortner Massey and Louisa Jane Eaton. She died before Nov 1879.
She left 3 children (according to the Portrait & Biographical Album, p 1038), but only two were listed in the 1880 census and neither Myrtle Massey nor Raymond Massey were aware of any other step brother or sister besides Alva and David Massey. She appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois.

Children of Ellen M.3 Handley and John Benjamin Massey both born at Illinois were as follows:
15. LEANDER (LEE) JACKSON3 HANDLEY (David2, Samuel1) was born on 12 Jan 1857 at Edgar County, Illinois. He married Amanda Latta on 29 Apr 1891 at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). He died on 6 Oct 1938 at Fargo, Oklahoma, at age 81.
He appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. He appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. He was a house carpenter. He lived in 1889 at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. He lived in Oct 1904 at Greenwood, Oklahoma.

Children of Leander (Lee) Jackson3 Handley and Amanda Latta were as follows:
16. HENRY A.3 HANDLEY (David2, Samuel1) was born between 1858 and 1859 at Illinois. He married Emma (--?--) c. 1905-1906 (?). He married Ida Horsely on 23 Dec 1884 at Edgar County, Illinois. He died on 5 May 1936.
He appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. He appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. He was a farmer in 1889 at Crocker County, Kansas. He lived in Oct 1904 at Bond, Oklahoma. He and Emma (--?--) appeared on the census of 1920 at Kansas City, Missouri. He was a farmer in 1920. He and Emma (--?--) appeared on the census of 1930 at Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. He was a truck driver for a rock crusher in 1930 at Kansas City.

There were no children of Henry A.3 Handley and Emma (--?--).

Children of Henry A.3 Handley and Ida Horsely were as follows:
17. EMMA CATHERINE3 HANDLEY (David2, Samuel1) was born on 19 Mar 1863 at Edgar County, Illinois. She married John Benjamin Massey, son of Green Fortner Massey and Louisa Jane Eaton, on 27 Nov 1879 at Douglas County, Illlinois. She died on 7 Oct 1948 at Clark County, Illinois, at age 85. She was buried at Fairfield Chapel Cemetery, Douglas County, Illinois.
She appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. She lived in Oct 1904 at Dolson Township, Clark County, Illinois. She and John Benjamin Massey appeared on the census of 1930 at Raymond Township, Champaign County, Illinois.

Children of Emma Catherine3 Handley and John Benjamin Massey were as follows:
18. HANNAH3 HANDLEY (David2, Samuel1) was born in 1868 at Illinois. She married John Abner Russell, son of Johnathon T. Russell and Mary York, on 24 Aug 1886. She died on 11 Dec 1959 at Beaver County, Oklahoma. She was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Balko, Beaver County, Oklahoma.
She appeared on the census of 1870 in the household of David Handley and Hannah Patterson at Buck Township, Edgar County, Illinois. In 1889, they occupied the "home farm." She and John Abner Russell appeared on the census of 1900 at Brocton, Edgar County, Illinois. She lived in Oct 1904 at Greenwood, Oklahoma. She appeared on the census of 1930 at Hatfield, Polk County, Arkansas.

Children of Hannah3 Handley and John Abner Russell were as follows:

Generation Four


19. DAVID4 MASSEY (Ellen3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born on 12 Dec 1876 at Illinois. He married Myrtle Cook on 26 Feb 1903 at Clarksville, Illinois. He died on 18 Oct 1949 at Edgar County, Illinois, at age 72. He was buried at Brocton, Edgar County, Illinois.
He died of injuries sustained "last summer shelling corn."

Children of David4 Massey and Myrtle Cook were as follows:
20. ETHEL A.4 HANDLEY (Henry3, David2, Samuel1) was born between 1888 and 1889 at Indiana. She married (--?--) Ausburn circa 1907? She married Lynn S. Grant say 1918. She died after 1930.
She and Lynn S. Grant appeared on the census of 1920 at Kansas City, Missouri. She was a saleslady in a mercantile store in 1930. She appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Henry A. Handley and Emma (--?--) at Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Children of Ethel A.4 Handley and (--?--) Ausburn were:

Children of Ethel A.4 Handley and Lynn S. Grant both born at Missouri are as follows:
21. BESS M.4 HANDLEY (Henry3, David2, Samuel1) was born in 1892 at Oklahoma. She married Oscar H. Hulme circa 1914. She died after 1930.
She and Oscar H. Hulme appeared on the census of 1920 at Thomas, Oklahoma. She and Oscar H. Hulme appeared on the census of 1930 at Thomas, Oklahoma.

Children of Bess M.4 Handley and Oscar H. Hulme are as follows:
22. GERTRUDE4 MASSEY (Emma3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born on 5 Jul 1882 at Illinois. She married Charles S. Walker. She died in 1909 at Illinois.

Children of Gertrude4 Massey and Charles S. Walker all born at Illinois were as follows:
23. EVERETT BENJAMIN4 MASSEY (Emma3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born in Aug 1886 at Illinois. He was born on 3 Oct 1887 at Illinois. He married Stella E. Fitzgeralds on 22 Apr 1906. He died on 11 Jun 1954 at age 66. He was buried at Richwoods Cemetery, Westfield, Clark County, Illinois.
According to Glenn R. Hammond (4 Aug 1997), Everett Massey died of bone cancer.

Children of Everett Benjamin4 Massey and Stella E. Fitzgeralds were:
24. EVA JANE4 MASSEY (Emma3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born in Aug 1886 at Illinois. She was born on 3 Oct 1887 at Broadlands, Illinois. She married Arch L. Walker. She died on 26 Aug 1950 at Champaign County, Illinois, at age 62. She was buried at Broadlands, Champaign County, Illinois.
She and Arch L. Walker appeared on the census of 1930 at Ayers Township, Champaign County, Illinois.

Children of Eva Jane4 Massey and Arch L. Walker were as follows:
25. MYRTLE4 MASSEY (Emma3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born in Oct 1888 at Illinois. She was born on 4 Oct 1889 at Champaign County, Illinois. She married Roy Clayton Hammond, son of Albert Clark Hammond and Martha Jane Hurst, on 15 Oct 1905 at Clark County, Illinois. She died on 6 Sep 1969 at Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, at age 79. She was buried at Bean Cemetery, Parker Township, Clark County, Illinois.
Myrtle was active in the Order of the Eastern Star. She met Roy while her family owned and farmed a small farm 3 miles north of Hammond's farm.

Children of Myrtle4 Massey and Roy Clayton Hammond both born at Dolson Township, Clark County, Illinois, were as follows:
26. GRACE MAY4 MASSEY (Emma3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born on 4 Jan 1893 at Illinois. She married Charles A. Cook on 25 Oct 1911 at Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.
She and Charles A. Cook appeared on the census of 1930 at 114 Nicklas Avenue, Danville, Illinois.

Children of Grace May4 Massey and Charles A. Cook both born at Illinois were as follows:
27. BRUCE HANLEY4 MASSEY (Emma3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born on 31 Jul 1905 at Illinois. He married Jessie (--?--) on 30 Nov at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He died in Apr 1968 at Detroit, Michigan, at age 62.
He lived in 1949 at St. Louis, Missouri.

Children of Bruce Hanley4 Massey and Jessie (--?--) are as follows:
28. BERTHA PERL4 RUSSELL (Hannah3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born in Aug 1891 at Illinois. She married Robert Porter Albin, son of James Ervin Albin and Mary A. Johnson, on 15 May 1908. She died in 1938 at Beaver County, Oklahoma. She was buried at Row B, space 15b, Capitol View Cemetery, Beaver County, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Bertha Albin became the postmaster of Elmwood post office on September 15, 1927 and served until her death in 1938. James A Albin was given the appointment on March 20, 1938. Soon after Mr. Albin's appointment, the office was moved to the present site of Elmwood at the intersection of highways 270 and 3, a location known as Hibb's Corner. James was called into the Navy so he was replaced in 1947. . The 1900 census gives her birth date as August, 1891, but her grave marker gives her birth year as 1892. She appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of John Abner Russell and Hannah Handley at Brocton, Edgar County, Illinois. She and Robert Porter Albin appeared on the census of 1930 at Elmwood Township, Beaver County, Oklahoma.

Children of Bertha Perl4 Russell and Robert Porter Albin were as follows:
29. ELMER HERBERT4 RUSSELL (Hannah3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born on 17 Jun 1893 at Garland, Edgar County, Illinois. He married Jennie Valentine before 5 Jun 1917. He married Gladys Fontelle Long, daughter of Leslie Melvin Long and Cora Belle Coach, on 31 Aug 1919 at Balko, Beaver County, Oklahoma. He died on 19 Dec 1960 at Booker, Texas, at age 67. He was buried on 23 Dec 1960 at Heart Cemetery, Booker, Texas.
He was an Evangelist. Russells buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Beaver Co., OK were:

Russell, Florence (19 Jun 1920 - Apr 4 1925) "Daughter" D 75
Russell, Wilma Belle (2 Oct 1900 - 24 Oct 1988) "Mother" D 75

possibly unrelated to Abner Russell. He appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of John Abner Russell and Hannah Handley at Brocton, Edgar County, Illinois. He was described as tall, medium build, dark eyes and black hair on 5 Jun 1917. He was a farmer on 5 Jun 1917. He and Gladys Fontelle Long appeared on the census of 1920 at Elmwood Township, Beaver County, Oklahoma. He was a farmer, renting a farm in Jan 1920 at Elmwood Township, Beaver County, Oklahoma. He and Gladys Fontelle Long appeared on the census of 1930 at Kokomo, Beaver County, Oklahoma. He was a farmer, renting a farm in Apr 1930 at Kokomo Township, Beaver County, Oklahoma.

There were no children of Elmer Herbert4 Russell and Jennie Valentine.

Children of Elmer Herbert4 Russell and Gladys Fontelle Long are as follows:
30. ELSIE4 RUSSELL (Hannah3 Handley, David2, Samuel1) was born on 15 Feb 1904 at Oklahoma. She married John H. Lynn, son of John Lynn, circa 1926. She died on 8 Oct 1994 at age 90.
She and John H. Lynn appeared on the census of 1930 at Eagle Township, Polk County, Arkansas. The Social Security Death Index lists her last residence at 74030 ( Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma).

Children of Elsie4 Russell and John H. Lynn are as follows:
31. WILMA E.4 RUSSELL (Hannah3 Handley, David2, Samuel1).

Children of Wilma E.4 Russell and Oliver Rowland are:
32. NELLIE M.4 RUSSELL (Hannah3 Handley, David2, Samuel1).

Children of Nellie M.4 Russell include:



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