Joseph Hand

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Hand was born on 21 January 1703, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Stephen Hand Sr, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Wright, was 28. He married Hannah Hurlbut on 31 August 1731, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 18 September 1798, in New Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Lebanon Springs, Columbia, New York, United States.

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Joseph Hand
1703–1798
Hannah Hurlbut
1709–1760
Marriage: 31 August 1731
Samuel Hand
1733–1733
Joseph Hand
1755–1833
Samuel Hand
1736–1829
Sarah Hand
1744–1774
Hannah Hand
1753–

Sources (9)

  • Joseph Hand, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Hand in entry for Hannah Hurlbut, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joseph Hand, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (3)

1760

Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1786

Historical Boundaries 1786: Columbia, New York, United States

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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