James Hand Sr

1760–15 October 1834 (Age 74)

The Life of James

James Hand Sr was born in 1760. He married Sarah Edmondson on 3 November 1803, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Washington, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 October 1834, at the age of 74.

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James Hand Sr
1760–1834
Sarah Sally Edmundson
1760–1803
Thomas Hand
1784–
John Hand
1789–
James Hand Jr.
1792–1872
Elizabeth "Betsy" Hand
1800–
Nancy Hand
1800–
Polly Mary Hand
1800–
Rebecca Hand
1803–

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 16

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 20

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383 ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh ( see Guthrie ), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Hand, "United States Census, 1810"
  • James Hand Sr, "United States Census, 1820"
  • James Hand in entry for James Hand, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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