William Handy, Love Swain marriage record

 

 

 

William Handy-Love Swain marriage record

 

 

William Handy-Love Swain marriage record

 

 

 

William Handy (1762-1856) of Sandwich, Massachusetts — sea captain, whaler, ship owner, farmer — was the grandfather of my mother’s grandfather Henry Thomas Handy (1845-1916). He served in the Revolutionary War.

He married Love Swain (1779-1857) on August 25, 1796 in Sandwich when he was 34 years old and she was about 17 years old. They had nine children. Love (Swain) Handy was a direct descendant of Daniel Swain, one of the founding purchasers of Nantucket.

Posted here is a copy of the marriage record, which I have transcribed as follows:

 

August 25th, 1796

William Handy and Love Swain both of Sandwich were married by Revd. Jonathan Burr.

 

Rev. Jonathan Burr was pastor of the First Church of Sandwich and preceptor of Sandwich Academy.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

    May 2018

 

 

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See also my posts:

 

William Handy (1762-1856) of Sandwich, MA

 

https://rogersgleanings.com/2015/11/04/handy-2/

 

 

“my Revolutionary War ancestor”

 

https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/04/18/my-revolutionary-war-ancestor/

About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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