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Robert H. Hanna
Birth: 1780
Williamsburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb., 1875
Anson County
North Carolina, USA

Robert H. Hanna was one of six children born to James Hannah and his wife Faithy, both of South Carolina. He was likely born sometime around 1780. About 1810 Robert married Lydia Stone (1792-1889), daughter of W. Austin (17748-1818) and Elizabeth Singletary Stone (1751/52-1819) of Marion (later Florence) Co., SC. The family moved across the North Carolina border to Anson Co. where Robert purchased a farm. The couple had nine children: James H. (b. 1811), William Austin (b. 1813), Margaret J. (b. ca. 1815), Andrew Jackson (b. 1816), Emaline (b. 1816/20), Lydia Ann Cornelia (b. 1823), Adeline (b. 1831/32), Robert Alexander (b. 1835), and Eugenia (b. ca. 1840).

Robert Hanna lived to an advanced age, dying in early 1875. (His will, dated June 11, 1873, was filed April 26, 1875.) His grave marker boasts that he lived to be 106 years old. However, Federal Census records for 1850, 1860, and 1870 note his ages as 68, 80, and 91 years respectively. Therefore, it is probable that Hanna died a few years short of his centennial. Whether 106 or 96, Hanna's advanced age provoked a postmortem jest from a Charlotte newspaper:

Mr. Robert Hanna, the oldest citizen of Anson county, died the other day, aged 106 years. The use of tobacco no doubt killed him.
[Daily Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), February 21, 1875, 2.]

Family links: 
  Lydia Stone Hanna (1792 - 1889)*
  William Austin Hanna (1813 - 1894)*
  Andrew Jackson Hanna (1816 - 1910)*
  Lydia Ann Cornelia Hanna Tice (1823 - 1913)*
  Robert Alexander Hanna (1835 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Hanna Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: John W. Coffey
Originally Created by: Julious
Record added: Jul 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39698194
Robert H. Hanna
Added by: Julious
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- LeAnne
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014

- Julious
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013
Believe this is my Great-Great-Great Grandfather.
- Ann Hanna-Carr
 Added: Mar. 12, 2013
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