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Henry Hanford
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1784
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1866
Lebanon
Boone County
Indiana, USA

HENRY HANFORD, farmer, late Washington Tp., was born Dec. 22, 1784, at New Canaan, State of Connecticut; emigrated to Hamilton Co., O., in 1806 ; made his home with his brother, Thaddeus Hanford, who had preceded him to the then new country, and settled at Columbia, on the Ohio river, the site of Cincinnati, and while living at Columbia he was engaged in running a provision boat from Columbia to Natchez. In 1810 he married Miss Harriet Chamberlin, daughter of Judah Chamberlin, who had come out to the new country some years previously from Chatauqua Co., N. Y., and settled at Marietta, Ohio. She was born July 18, 1791. After their marriage in 1812, he and his father-in-law, with their families, moved to what was then Champaign Co., now Clarke Co., O.; settled on Congress land five miles east of Springfield, where they continued to reside until the Indians disposed of their reservation on the Miami river, in Logan Co., Ohio. Mr. Hanford then sold his farm in Clarke Co., and purchased a large tract of land at the government sales at Wapakannetta, a part of which is now owned by his youngest child, Lottie ( Hanford) McKinnon - the homestead-and where Mr. Hanford lived until after the death of his estimable wife, which occurred on the 27th of November, 1865, aged 74 years 4 months and 9 days, after which Mr. H. spent much of his time visiting among his children, and finally died at the house of his son-in-law, Robert Newell, at Lebanon, Indiana, on the 31st day of December, 1866, aged 82 years and 9 days. He never sought for public office, and thoroughly despised the tricks of the professional politician; He was an "Abolitionist " when the name was odious, and continued to battle against negro slavery till it was abolished. Then he was conservative, desiring peace between the sections, and was in favor of the most liberal terms to those who had rebelled against the government. His politics consisted only in a desire to see the negro free, and when that was accomplished he said, "There was nothing more in politics worth contending, save the loaves and fishes," for which he cared nothing.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ebenezer Hanford (1756 - 1833)
  Lucretia Hanford Hanford (1761 - 1829)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Chamberlin Hanford (1791 - 1865)
 
 Children:
  Sophronia Bouton Hanford Chamberlin (1814 - 1905)*
  George Elbridge Hanford (1822 - 1869)*
  Lottie D. Hanford McKinnon (1839 - 1909)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thaddeus Hanford (1780 - 1850)*
  William Hanford (1782 - 1870)*
  Henry Hanford (1784 - 1866)
  Lucretia Hanford Seymour (1790 - 1849)*
  Deborah Hanford Conley (1793 - ____)*
  Mary Hyatt Hanford (1796 - 1814)*
  George Hanford (1798 - 1838)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: aged 82y 9d
 
Burial:
Lewistown Cemetery
Logan County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: May 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19248511
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- Jim Henwood
 Added: Apr. 21, 2013
Rest in Peace Henry. Gone, but not forgotten.
- William Peel
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011
 
 
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