Jane Handy

February 1831–before 1870 (Age 38)
Chenango, Broome, New York, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Handy was born in February 1831, in Chenango, Broome, New York, United States, her father, Horace Handy, was 36 and her mother, Salome Sawyer, was 36. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Samuel Leonard. She lived in Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States in 1855. She died before 1870, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Leonard
Jane Handy
George Adelson Leonard
Noah J. Leonard
Elva Adella Leonard

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Leonard





    George Adelson Leonard


    Noah J. Leonard


    Elva Adella Leonard


Parents and Siblings

    Horace Handy


    Salome Sawyer




    Sarah Handy


    Electa Handy


    Leonard Damon Handy


    Laura Ann Handy



+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jane Handy in household of Horace Handy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Leonard in household of Samuel Leonard, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • June Hanby in entry for Elva Gummow, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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