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James Marion Handy and Sarah M. Stovall

HUSBAND:
[F24]. James Marion HANDY. [PC C1] [Family Tree].
Born 16 March 1840 at Jameson, Green County, Kentucky; son of Robert A. HANDY [F48] and Rosanna (Rosa) DALE [F49].

He married Sarah M. STOVALL [F25] on 22 February 1866 in Barren County, Kentucky. On the marriage certificate, she is named Sarah M. Jones.

Shortly after their marriage they were living in Missouri. They stayed there during the years that their children were born.

In the 1870 Census in Albany, Gentry County, Missouri:
James M. Handy. Age 30.
Sarah M. Handy. Age 28.
Samuel F. Handy. Age 4.
Richard S. Handy. Age 2.
William J. Handy. Age 1.

In the 1880 Census in Athens, Gentry County, Missouri:
Jas. M. Handy. Age 40.
Sarah M. Handy. Age 37.
Sam'l F. Handy. Age 13.
Richard S. Handy. Age 11.
William J. Handy. Age 10.
Mary B. Handy. Age 9.
James B. Handy. Age 8.

They are in the 1900 Census in Glenwood, Philips County, Kansas:
James M. Handy. Age 60.
Sarah M. Handy. Age 58.
Richard S. Handy. Age 32.
James B. Handy. Age 28.

His wife Sarah died on 23 September 1903 in Phillips County, Kansas. She was buried in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas.

Husband James has also been said to have died on 13 May 1907, but she is listed as a widow in the 1900 Census.

He married Emma Lydia Chandler, widow Gordon, sometime between 1905 and 1910.

In the 1910 Census, he and Emma are in Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri.
1910 United States Federal Census
Household Members:
James Handy. Age 70.
Emma L Handy. Age 51.
Clarence E Gordon. Age 29.

J. M. Handy died suddenly in a hotel at Smith Center, Kansas, Saturday night [January 21, 1911]. Mr. Handy left this city Friday evening for Smith Center, where he intended to make his home. His son, Scott Handy who resides a few miles north of town, left Saturday with the car containing his father's household goods. He was informed when he reached Springfield of his father's death and boarded a passenger train for Smith Center. J. M. Handy traded a stock of merchandise for a farm a few miles southwest of Mountain Grove about a year ago. Last Spring a cancerous growth developed in his right temple and this had given him much concern and trouble. He had it removed several times, but it soon made its appearance again. It was this trouble that was inducing him to move to Kansas, where he hoped to get medical treatment that would relieve him of the trouble. Source: Births, Marriages, Deaths and Other Events from "The Mountain Grove Journal" for January 25, 1911. Rootsweb.ancestry.com.

He may have been buried in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, or in Smith County, Kansas.

WIFE:
[F25]. Sarah M. STOVALL. [Family Tree].
Born in 1835 (1836)(1841-S4)(1842)(1843) in Barren County, Kentucky, daughter of George STOVALL [F50] and Maria SCOTT [F51]

The 1900 Census says she was born in September 1841.

Sarah's father, George Stovall, died on 20 August 1849 in Barren County, Kentucky. In 1850, Sarah and her brother William H. Stovall, are living with their grandparents, John & Anna Scott in Green Co, Kentucky. {S4}.

She married (1) Robert A. JONES on 17 June 1858 in Hart County, Kentucky. Robert was born in 1835 in Green County, Kentucky. (S4).

Robert A. Jones. Private, Co C, 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (Union). Organized at Camp Boyle, Adair County, KY, and mustered 20 November 1861. (S4,S5,S6).

The 9th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 9th Kentucky Infantry was organized at Camp Boyle, Adair County, Kentucky and mustered in for a three year enlistment on November 20, 1861. The regiment was attached to Thomas' Command, Army of the Ohio, November 1861. 11th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December 1861. 11th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March 1862, 11th Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. 11th Brigade, 5th Division, II Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XXI Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, IV Corps, to December 1864. The 9th Kentucky Infantry mustered out of service on December 15, 1864. (S5).

The 9th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment:
Duty at Columbia, Ky., until February 1862. March to Bowling Green, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 15-March 8. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Engaged May 21, 28, and 29. Occupation of Corinth May 30, and pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 1. March to Stevenson, Ala., via Iuka, Miss., Tuscumbia, Florence, Huntsville and Athens, Ala., June 12-July 24; thence to Battle Creek, Tenn., and duty there until August 20. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to London, Ky., October 1–22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (reserve). Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7 and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26–30. Battle of Stones River December 30–31, 1862 and January 1–3, 1863. At Murfreesboro until June. Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. At McMinnville until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19–20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23–27. Orchard Knob November 23–24. Missionary Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26–27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in eastern Tennessee December 1863 to April 1864. Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8–13. Battle of Resaca May 14–15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18–19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22–25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11–14. Lost Mountain June 15–17. Assault on Kennesaw June 27, Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6–17. Peachtree Creek July 19–20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy's Station September 2–6. Operations against Hood in northern Georgia and northern Alabama October 1–26. Moved to Nashville, thence to Pulaski, Tenn. Ordered to Kentucky November 22. (S5).

The regiment lost a total of 357 men during service; 8 officers and 96 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 250 enlisted men died of disease. (S5). Robert probably died during the Civil War in 1863. (S4).

She married (2) James Marion HANDY [F24] on 22 February 1866 in Barren County, Kentucky. On the marriage certificate, she is named Sarah M. Jones.

Sarah died 23 September 1903 in Phillips County, Kansas; and was buried near Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas.

CHILDREN of James Marion HANDY [F24] and Sarah M. STOVALL [F25]:
  1. Samuel F. HANDY. Born 1866 (1867) in Missouri. In the 1870 and 1880 Census, he is with his family in Athens, Gentry County, Missouri. In the Kansas Territorial Census in 1885, he is a worker in his uncle, Robert Albert Handy Junior's lumberyard in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas.
  2. Richard Scott HANDY. Born 2 March 1868 in (Missouri)(Hays, Kansas-S8). In the 1870 and 1880 Census, he is with his family in Athens, Gentry County, Missouri. In the Kansas Territorial Census in 1885, he is a worker in his uncle, Robert Albert Handy Junior's lumberyard in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas. He married (Manerva J. Hardy)(Manerva Paramore-S8). He died on 14 June 1950 in Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri; and was buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri.
  3. [F12]. William Joseph HANDY. [Family Tree] . Born 8 April 1869 at Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri. He married Birdie Alice Pearl HENTZE [F13]. He died 8 MAY 1933 in West Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma; and was buried 11 MAY 1933 at Red Fork Cemetery.
  4. Mary B. HANDY. Born about 1871 at Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.
  5. James B. HANDY. Born in June 1872 (S7) at Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.
  6. Hettie HANDY. Born about 1884 in Missouri.
  7. James Marion HANDY Jr.


WIFE (2):
Emma Lydia Chandler.
Born in January 1859 in Missouri; daughter of Milo Jones Chandler and Nancy A.

She is said by some to be the daughter of Edward Chandler and Jane Marsh. It appears more correct that she is their granddaughter. This is born out by the 1900 Census of Banner, Smith County, Kansas; which names her son Gordan as the granddaughter of Milo and Nancy.

On the other hand, she is not listed in the 1860 Census with Milo and Nancy, when they are enumerated at Big Creek, Cass, Missouri. Since she was born just the year prior, she should have been listed with them.

NOTE: 1860 United States Federal Census Name: Miles J Chandler. Age in 1860: 28 Birth Year: abt 1832 Birthplace: New York Home in 1860: Gender: Male Post Office: Pleasant Hill Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Miles J Chandler : Age 28. Farmer. Value of personal estate: 300. Born in NY. Nancy Chandler : Age 22. Born in O. Robt Chandler . Age 18. Farmer. Born in Io. Note that Emma is not listed. If she was the daughter of Milo and Nancy, she should have been with them at this time, having been born the year prior. She moved with her family to Iowa at least by 1860.

Emma Chandler is in the 1860 Census in New London, Henry County, Iowa; enumerated 21 July 1860. Household members are:
Name: E Chandler.
Birth Year: abt 1793
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1860: New London, Henry, Iowa
Gender: Male
Post Office: New London
Value of real estate: 1000
Value of personal estate: 100
Household Members:
E. Chandler . Age 67. Farmer.
Lucy Chandler. Age 36. Born in NY,
Emma Chandler. Age 13. Born in Iowa.
James Chandler. Age 1. Born in Mo.

It is not certain that this is the correct Emma Chandler. The location seems correct, but not the family relationships, or the age of Emma. E. Chandler could be her Grandfather, but this is not certain.

Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, lists Edward Chandler and Ebenezer Chandler in New London, Henry County, Iowa (year?).

She is with her family in the 1870 census in New London, Henry County, Iowa; enumerated on 18 July 1870, listed as the Mount Pleasant Post Office. In the household are:
Milo J Chandler. Age 38. Farmer. Value of Personal Estate: 200. Born in New York.
Nancy Chandler. Age 34. Born in Ohio.
Emma Chandler. Age 11. Born in Missouri.
Edgar Chandler . Age 9. Born in Iowa.
Kate Chandler . Age 7. Born in Iowa.
William Chandler. Age 5. Born in Iowa.
Frank Chandler. Age 2. Born in Iowa.
Edward Chandler. Age 70. Farmer (retired). Born in New York.

Here Emma is listed correctly with her parents and her grandfather. This also seems to indicate from her siblings who were born in Iowa, that the family moved to Iowa sometime between 1859 and 1861.

She moved with her family to Nebraska.

She moved with her family to Smith Center, Smith County, Kansas in 1876.

She married James L. Gordon on 7 October 1879 in Smith Center, Smith County, Kansas.

She is with her husband James L. Gordon in the 1880 United States Federal Census Name: Emma L. Gordon
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1880: Center, Smith, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: James L. Gordon
Occupation: Keeping House
Household Members:
James L. Gordon. Age 28. Plasterer. Born about 1852, Missouri.
Emma L. Gordon. Age 21.

Sons, twins, Clarence Gordon and Thomas Gordon born on 19 August 1880.
Son George Gordon born in March 1882.
Daughter Ethel Gordon born about 1885.
Ancestry.com Family Files say James L. Gordon died on 13 May 1897.

1900 United States Federal Census, Banner Township, Smith County, Kansas, enumerated 16 June 1900.
Name: Emma L Gordon
Age: 41
Birth Date: Jan 1859
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Banner, Smith, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 4
Occupation:
Household Members:
Emma L Gordon. Age 41.
Thomas H Gordon. Age 19. Son. Born in Kansas.
Ethel M Gordon. Age 15. Daughter. Born in Nebraska.
Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, about Emma Gordon
Name: Emma Gordon
Census Date: 1905
Residence County: Smith
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Banner
Birth Location: Missouri
Family Number: 29
Gender: Female
Estimated birth year: abt 1860
LINE: 2
Roll: ks1905_157
Household Member(s):
T H Gordon. Age 24.
Emma Gordon. Age 45.

Husband James has also been said to have died on 13 May 1907, but she is listed as a widow in the 1900 Census.

She married James Marion Handy sometime between 1905 and 1910.

In the 1910 Census, she and her husband James are in Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri.
1910 United States Federal Census, about Emma L Handy
Name: Emma L Handy
Age in 1910: 51
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1910: Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: James Handy
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Household Members:
James Handy. Age 70.
Emma L Handy. Age 51.
Clarence E Gordon. Age 29.

NOTE: Everything fits here except that the Father’s and Mother’s birthplace is said to be in England.

In 1915 she appears as a widow in Banner, Smith County, Kansas.
Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, about Emma L Handy
Name: Emma L Handy
Census Date: 1915
Residence County: Smith
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Banner
Birth Location: Missouri
Family Number: 97
Gender: Female
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Race: White
LINE: 28
Roll: ks1915_239
Household Member(s):
Lucy Chandler. Age 43.
Emma L Handy. Age 56.

Also listed in this 1915 Census are:
Frank Chandler. Age 47.
Emma Chandler. Age. 41.
Ardne Chandler. Age 9. Male.
Fred Chandler. Age 3. Male.

Is this possibly a brother?

She is in the 1920 Census, a widow, in Banner Township, Smith County, Kansas; enumerated 20, 21 and 22 January 1920 by Edna Chandler.
1920 United States Federal Census, about Emma L Handy
Name: Emma L Handy. [Evans L Handy]
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1920: Banner, Smith, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Sister
Marital Status: Widowed [Widow]
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Household Members:
Lucy Chandler. Age 48. Born in Iowa.
Emma L Handy. Age 60. Sister.
Clarence E Gordon. 39. Nephew. Born in Kansas.

William Chandler and his wife Harriet are also listed in this census. It is probably their daughter Edna who was the enumerator for this census.

Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, about Emma L Handy
Name: Emma L Handy
Census Date: 1925
Residence County: Smith
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Smith Center
Birth Location: Missouri
Family Number: 39
Marital Status: Widow
Gender: Female
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Race: White
Relation: Head
LINE: 17
Roll: KS1925_153
Household Member(s):
Emma L Handy. Age 66.
Clarence E Gordon. Age 44.

NOTE: Lucy Chandler is also listed in this census, as age 53, born in Iowa.

Emma died on 18 May 1926, probably in Smith County, Kansas.

Memorial:
U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, about Emma L. Gordon
Name: Emma L. Gordon
Birth Date: 1859
Death Date: 1926
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery
Burial Place: Smith Center, Smith County, Kansas
URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123377065&ref=acom

CHILDREN of James L. Gordon and Emma Lydia Chandler:
  1. Clarence Gordon. (twin). Born on 19 August 1880 in Kansas.
  2. Thomas H. Gordon . (twin). Born on 19 August 1880 in Kansas.
  3. George Gordon. Born in March 1882 in Nebraska.
  4. Ethel M. Gordon born in 1885 in Nebraska. She married J. M. Randy on 26 April. Ethel died on 18 May 1926. JM RANDY died in Jan 1911. He was born in Phillipsburg, KS.


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