|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1804|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1878|
The Handleys and Lowrys came to this country in 1735, and 1737. The Handleys moved into North Carolina the Lowrys stayed on the coast and were slave holders. The Handleys freed their slaves and went North to get away from General Tarleton. John Handley was a blonde.
They moved to Paoli, Orange County, Indiana soon after marriage, living there until 1852. They were in French Lick Township for the 1850 census. They then moved to Bible Grove, Clay County, Illinois on the Hardin farm 1 1/2 miles East of Bible Grove then south. John Handley raised tobacco and hauled it to Saint Louis with four oxen. The Handleys are buried In Bible Grove Cemetery.
For the 1830 census he was with his wife and two children in Montgomery County, Indiana.
For the 1840 census he was with his wife and six children in Sullivan County, Indiana.
For the 1860 census on 27 August 1860 he was with his wife and two children in Ingraham Prairie, Clay County, Illinois.
The obituary of Linaford Handley Kershner gives this history. "Mr. Handley, the deceased father taught many terms of school in the neighborhood of Mount Zion church. He was a faithful member of the M. E. church and made it a rule to kneel in prayer with his pupils before dismissing school. He was a constant Christian and set a good example before his children and neighborhood. His wife, Mary Handley, was a woman of good habits and always by his side, which made her a fit pioneer's wife. She (Mary Handley) was also a member of the M. E. church from her girlhood days. Mr. and Mrs. Handley lived to a ripe old age and now rest in the Bible Grove Cemetery. This was written in 1899 and also said Linaford often referred to the footsteps of her father gone before her."
From the obituary of Eli Jerints written by Dr. J. Kershner, Eli's half brother is this history written in 1829.
Grandpa John Handley was a Methodist preacher and believed a Negro had a soul and should not be kept in bondage. Grandma Handley`s people, the Lowry`s, were large plantation and slave owners In North Carolina and Kentucky where Grandpa and Grandma Handley then lived.
On account of the agitation of the slave question. Grandpa Handley could not speak his true sentiments and remain in the bonds of slavery. He was forced to load his family and belongings in covered wagons and move across the state line into the state of Indiana, where, in his religious belief he would not be molested. Grandpa Handley settled near the town of Paoli, Indiana where Linaford, the mother of the deceased was born.
Mary A. Lowry Handley (1808 - ____)*
Mary Ann Handley Monical (1828 - 1916)*
Elizabeth Nicholis Handley Alexander (1829 - 1910)*
Linaford Lowry Handley Jerints (1836 - 1899)*
William McGinnis Handley (1840 - 1862)*
Amanda Jane Handley Alexander (1843 - ____)*
Frances Matilda Handley Boose (1845 - 1916)*
Bible Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 09, 2009
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