Hannah Colaw

about 1834–1916 (Age 82)
Highland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Colaw was born about 1834, in Highland, Virginia, United States, her father, George Colaw, was 49 and her mother, Elizabeth Wimer, was 43. She married David William Smith on 22 December 1852, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Collins Settlement District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died in 1916, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Walkersville, Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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David William Smith
Hannah Colaw
Marriage: 22 December 1852
George Colaw Smith
Albert B. Smith
Amanda Jane Smith
Amos Elbridge Smith

Spouse and Children

22 December 1852
Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1848 · Established and chartered

Age 14

Monterey was established and chartered in 1848. Highland County was organized in 1847.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 27

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Kohlhaw, a variant of Kohlhoff .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah Smith in household of Albert B Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hannah Smith in household of Albert B Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hannah Smith in household of David Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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