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John T Hand
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Birth: Feb., 1835
Georgia, USA
Death: May 13, 1907
Cleburne
Johnson County
Texas, USA

He graduated Mercer University, Macon, GA in 1856 and taught one year in Georgia. He then moved to Tyler, Texas where he taught 17 years. He moved to Texas A&M College, College Station, where he was professor of "dead languages," and then became superintendent in Brenham, Corsicana (1882) and Dallas City Public Free Schools (1887-1891).

His parents were Isaiah Hand (South Carolina) and Hannah Louisiana Henderson (North Carolina). He married Helen Jane Spurlin (Georgia) on 17 Dec 1857 in Troup County, Georgia.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. J. T. Hand and children: Mrs. J. W. Lambard, Cleburne; Bartow B. Hand, Cleburne; Mrs. H. L. Reed, Omaha, Neb; and Mrs. S. M. Kerr, Corsicana. Daughter Lula (Telulah) Corinne Hand, first married Jack Baker and later Henry L. Reed.

(Sources: Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, containing a history of this important section of the great state of Texas, from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and also of prominent citizens of to-day, (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892), p. 455-56.
Obituary: "Death of Prof. Hand". The Dallas Morning News, 14 May 1907, p. 7, col. 4.)


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Hannah Louisiana Henderson Hand (1808 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Jane Spurlin Hand (1833 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Flora Philo Hand Lambard (1858 - 1951)*
  Bartow B Hand (1862 - 1917)*
  Telulah Corinne Hand Reed (1864 - 1934)*
  Lilly Belle Hand Kerr (1866 - 1940)*
 
 Sibling:
  John T Hand (1835 - 1907)
  Elizabeth Ann Hand Whatley (1838 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
Cleburne
Johnson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 50, Lot 28
 
Created by: Barbara Ware
Record added: Oct 17, 2011
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John T Hand
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John T Hand
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