Capt James Hanna

Capt James Hanna

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death 6 May 1867 (aged 67)
Henderson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Sardis, Henderson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 52842623 · View Source
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James Hanna is a son of Pioneers John Hanna Sr. and Rebecca Cunningham/Hanna

Married April 14, 1825, Hardin Co, TN
He settled on his land grant in Henderson Co in the area that became Sardis about 1825.
He was commissioned as a Captain of the 125th Regiment, Tennessee Militia on June 25, 1834 (Commission Book Six pg.88)
Capt. James and his wife raised many children in the Sardis area. Before the Civil War, Captain Hanna provided a way station where Springhill Cemetery is now located. It was on the stage coach road that went from Bolivar through Sardis to Clifton on the Tennessee River. He provided stables with food and water for the horses and bed and board for the people.
It is documented in the History of Henderson County that in 1867 the Governor of the state, William Brownlow, came by stagecoach on a visit to Sardis and had dinner with Captain James Hanna.

Other Children:
Martha Patsy Hanna 1826-1917
Rebecca March Hanna 1829-1919
John Mark Hanna 1832-1872
Elizabeth Bettie Hanna 1839-1927
Albert D Hanna 1841-1864
James Anthony Hanna 1848-1915

He was the father-in-law of Etheldread Smith, husband of his daughter Mary Ann.



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  • Maintained by: Jacque Brandau
  • Originally Created by: Mary Jo
  • Added: 25 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52842623
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Hanna (17 Jun 1799–6 May 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52842623, citing Sardis Cemetery, Sardis, Henderson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jacque Brandau (contributor 48056828) .