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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/

William Handy (1762-1856) of Sandwich, MA

 

 

Attached below as a downloadable Word document is an article about my mother’s ancestor William Handy (1762-1856), sea captain, whaler and, ship owner.
— Roger W. Smith

 

 

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Ancestral connection between spouses: Ralph Ellis Handy (1893-1947) and Annie Congdon (Hart) Handy (1894-1972)

 

 

Posted below as a downloadable Word document is a brief article discussing the fact that my maternal grandparents  Ralph Ellis Handy (1893-1947) and Annie Congdon (Hart) Handy (1894-1972) had a common ancestor.

 
— Roger W. Smith

 

 

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