|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1819|
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 1844|
"Wife of Samuel Handy, Born at Bayou DeSara, La."
The headstone was recorded in the 1950s by Mrs. H. Flood Madison for the DAR's "Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions" series, Vol. 6, Page 147.
According to Dr. E. Russ Williams' book "Founding Families of the Ouachita Valley", Harriet was the first wife of Samuel Handy. They were married May 15, 1828 in Feliciana Parish. This conflicts with the date of birth recorded above, since Harriet would have been 11 years old! The above date recorded by the DAR may be a mistaken transcription, possibly 1809 instead of 1819. Samuel states in the Succession records that she died August 9, 1844, which again conflicts with the above dates. They had the following children: Charles C., Emily P., George M., Henry F. and Samuel.
Samuel Handy (1803 - 1870)
Created by: Lora Peppers
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78318159
Harriet's maiden name was Flower not Flowers. Her father was Henry Flower Her mother was Pamela Weeks. Harriet was born in 1805. Her children were: Charles Custis Handy 1829-1900, Emily Pamela 1st husband Hugh N. Lindsey second husband Thomas B. Waters, G...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 18, 2015