Capt Woodford Robert Hanna

Capt Woodford Robert Hanna

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 15 Oct 1878 (aged 73)
Choccolocco, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Burial Chosea Springs, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 15806520 · View Source
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In Memory Of Early Pioneer To Alabama
Confederate Captain Woodford Robert Hanna

Woodford Robert Hanna was one of four children born to John Hanna and his wife Mary Hanna. Woodford Hanna was about 28 years old when he journeyed with his parents and some of his family from Tennessee to Benton County, Alabama, in 1832. Benton County became named Calhoun County in 1858, and will be referred to as Calhoun County. They settled in the valley below Chosea Mountain.

Robert Hanna was Justice of the Peace in Benton County (later became Calhoun County) Alabama from 1834 - 1847. Elected to the Legislature in 1848 he served the two year term until 1850.

Robert Hanna was a Captain in the Militia of Benton County, Alabama (present day Calhoun County). Robert Hanna served as Captain Co H 10th Infantry, Alabama, CSA. Capt. Robert Hanna fought in the Battles of Manassas, Williamsburg, and Gettysburg. One of his four sons who were enlisted in the Confederate Army, Pvt. Alexander Hanna Co H 10th Infantry, CSA was killed during the Battle of Dranesville, Virginia. Robert took a furlough for sometime, possibly to take his young son home to be buried. Capt. Robert Hanna was severely wounded later during the Battle of Williamsburg, the Peninsula Campaign, 1862, forcing him to resign mid year July 1862.

Jacksonville Republic October 19, 1878
Thanks to Bobby Couch Find A Grave Contributor #47035415

DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN
We were much pained Wednesday to learn of the death of Woodford H. Hanna of this county, who died suddenly near his home in Choccoloco Valley. He had complained of light pain in his side the morning of his death, but was going about the farm as usual when he suddenly fell to the ground and expired by the time help reached him. He was among the oldest citizens of Calhoun and once represented the court in the legislature and was much respected.

A grand man is gone! We tender the stricken family our most heartfelt sympathy in the hour of their great bereavement.

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Woodford Hanna's Parents John & Mary Hanna four children:

1. Woodford Robert Hanna: b Sepember 25, 1805 Tennessee - d October 15, 1878 Chosea Springs, Calhoun County, Alabama. Married Philadelphia "Delphie" Patterson in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Philadelphia Patterson: b December 12, 1809 - d September 24, 1886. Both Hanna Cemetery, Calhoun County, Alabama.

2. Mary Love Hanna: b Mar 3, 1810 Tennessee - d May 4, 1897 Hamilton County, Tennessee. Married Hiram Pendergrass in 1828 Hamilton County, Tennessee. Hiram Pendergrass: b March 9, 1828 Tennessee - d July 4, 1891 Hamilton County, Tennessee. Both Pendergrass Family Cemetery, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

3. Elizabeth "Betsy" Hanna: b 1814 Tennessee d unknown. (1st) Married Terry Riddle 1842 Calhoun County, Alabama. Terry Riddle: b unknown thought Tennessee - d October 24, 1844 Calhoun County, Alabama. (2nd) Married James G. Bice. All three burials unknown.

4. John Sevier Hanna: b June 24, 1815 Rhea County, Tennessee - d September 24, 1882 Iredell, Bosque County, Texas. (1)married Mary Olivia Adrain on January 28, 1836 Calhoun County, Alabama. Mary Olivia Adrain: b 1818 - d 1850 Alabama. John Sevier Hanna (2) Married Jane Riddle. Jane Riddle: b April 11, 1826 Tennessee - d February 5, 1911 Bosque County, Texas. John Sevier Hanna traveled to Texas with his and Mary's children and settled in Bosque County. Mary Oliva Adrain Hanna burial unknown. John and Jane Riddle Hanna at rest in Hanna Cemetery, Meridian, on Private Ranch Property, Bosque County, Texas.Jane may have been sister to Terry Riddle.

Robert Hanna was Justice of the Peace in Benton County (later became Calhoun County) Alabama from 1834 - 1847. Elected to the Legislature in 1848 he served the two year term until 1850.

Robert Hanna was a Captain in the Militia of Benton County, Alabama (present day Calhoun County). Robert Hanna served as Captain Co H 10th Infantry, Alabama, CSA. Capt. Robert Hanna fought in the Battles of Manassas, Williamsburg, and Gettysburg. One of his three sons who were enlisted in the Confederate Army, Pvt. Alexander Hanna Co H 10th Infantry, CSA was killed during the Battle of Dranesville, Virginia. Robert took a furlough for sometime, possibly to take his young son home to be buried. Capt. Robert Hanna was severely wounded during the Battle of Williamsburg, the Peninsula Campaign, 1862, forcing him to resign mid year July 1862.


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  • Added: 18 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15806520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Woodford Robert Hanna (25 Sep 1805–15 Oct 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15806520, citing Chosea Springs Community Cemetery, Chosea Springs, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by skyquest (contributor 46907373) .