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Hanna - William

Source: 1850 Brown Twp, Montgomery Co Indiana #1055

Hanna, William 46 Farmer Ky
Mary 31 Ky
William G 20 Farmer Ind
Adam 18 Farmer Ind
Tyrie 16 Ind
Margaret 14 Ind
James 12 Ind
Linsey 10 Ind
Joseph 8 Ind
Henry C 6 Ind
Pendleton 4 Ind
Mary J 2 Ind
WRIGHT Adelaine 16 Ky
Source:  H.W. Beckwith History Montgomery County, Indiana p. 349

William Hanna, retired, Waveland. In writing sketches of old settlers of Montgomery County. we find William Hanna, who was born in Shelby Co Ky July 5, 1805. He remained at home working on his father's farm until a man grown.

In 1826 he came to Montgomery County and entered 80 acres of land in Brown Twp, and in 1827 moved to it and bought two eighties adjoining and added thereto until he owned 900 acres. He improved 300 acres, being the first stock farm in that part of the County.

When he began his life capital consisted of $200 but by hard work and economy he accumulated quite a property. He has always been a strong advocate of termperance and practiced what he preached, having never used tobacco or intoxicating drinks as a beverage. His first wife was Eliz. GLENN of Kentucky. She died in 1837. He married again, in 1839, Mary WATSON of Kentucky. She died in 1874. He has 6 children by his first wife: William G; Adam; Tyre L; James T; Lindsey and Margaret F; and by the second wife 8: Joseph T; Henry C; Philip P; Josephine; Nancy A; jennie; Daniel W; Albert A.

Mr. Hanna  is one of Montgomery County's most respected citizens and has been a constant member of the Baptist Church since his 16th year. He voted with the whig party until the organization of the republican, since which time he has cast his vote with the latter.

Source: acc. to Family Histories of Montogmery County, Indiana p 183 (Turner 1988) "William was a plantation/slave owner in Mercer Co Ky but after marr moved to Montgomery Co IN
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