John Hand

Brief Life History of John

When John Hand was born on 22 March 1842, in Warrensville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Job Hand, was 35 and his mother, Mabel Benjamin, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Sarah Ann Maines. He lived in Richland Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 15 October 1898, in Metz, York Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Metz Cemetery, Metz, York Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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John Hand
Sarah Ann Maines
Edward Hand

Sources (5)

  • John Hand, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Hand, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Pvt Hand, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


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

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English, German, and Dutch: nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the hand or perhaps to skill in its use, from Middle English hond(e), hand(e), Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Johan metter hant (Rijkhoven 1284), Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1 above).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh (see Guthrie ), as a result of association with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, such as Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

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

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