John Hand

Male17 March 1825–12 July 1910

Brief Life History of John

When John Hand was born on 17 March 1825, in Butler, Ohio, United States, his father, Elijah Hand, was 26 and his mother, Anna Gray, was 26. He married Jane Skillman on 7 October 1847, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Addison Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Brandywine Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 12 July 1910, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Addison Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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John Hand
Jane Skillman
Marriage: 7 October 1847
Oscar Hand
Armilda Hand
Elijah Hand
Townson Hand

Sources (14)

  • John Hond, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Hand, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • John Hand, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1847Shelby, Indiana, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries 1843: Shelby, Indiana, United States

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 35

    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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