Wesley Hanna

27 July 1812–14 March 1895 (Age 82)
White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Wesley

When Wesley Hanna was born on 27 July 1812, in White, Illinois, United States, his father, John Hanna, was 47 and his mother, Mary Pryer, was 35. He married Tabitha Williams on 30 October 1833, in Carmi, White, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Henry, Marshall, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Zuma Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 14 March 1895, in Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hanna Cemetery, Hanna Township, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Wesley Hanna
Nancy Jane Crooks
Marriage: 1850
John Campbell
Clarence Wesley Hanna
Leslie Hanna

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (especially northeastern Ulster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnaigh ‘descendant of Annach’, a byname of uncertain meaning.2 English: from the medieval female personal name Hannah or Anna, ultimately from Hebrew Chana ‘He (God) has favored me’ (i.e. with a child). The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 1: 1–28), and there is a tradition (unsupported by Biblical evidence) that it was the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary; this St. Anne was a popular figure in medieval art and legend.3 Scottish: variant of Hannay .

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  • Wesley Hanna, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wesley Hanna, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wesley Hanna, "United States Census, 1880"

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