date(s):
1805-1903
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0645 Hand Family Papers Inventory of Hand Family Papers A0645 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:32:20 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Hand Family Papers Hand family Hand, Henry, Jr., 1810-1883 A0645 0.25 Cubic Feet (34 items) 1805-1903 Processing Information Processed by Molly Kodner, December 1999. Donor Information Donated by the Arizona Historical Society, 1999. Biographical Sketch Henry Hand, Sr., settled in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, in 1798 with his wife, two sons (William and John), and two daughters. William (circa 1783-1825) married Elizabeth Griffin (circa 1790-1814) on March 16, 1809, in the Louisiana Territory. They had two sons, Henry and Edward. Henry Hand, Jr., son of William and Elizabeth, was born in Smithland, Kentucky, on December 4, 1810. He married Felicia Bogard near Waidsboro, Kentucky, on January 1, 1837. He worked as a businessman in Smithland and Waidsboro, and held various public offices, including county clerk of Marshall County, Kentucky. In 1861, he moved to Randolph County, Arkansas, where he served as postmaster general. At the end of the Civil War he returned to Kentucky. He died August 24, 1883, in Paducah. Scope and Contents The Hand Family Papers consists primarily of the correspondence of Henry Hand, Jr., and family. The collection also includes two Bible records of the Hand family with dates and locations of births, deaths, and marriages; receipts between family members for money from estates; and Henry Hand, Jr.'s, copybook containing copies of his business correspondence, poems, and speeches. Arrangement The papers are arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Hand Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Families -- Kentucky Hand family -- Genealogy Real property -- Missouri -- Cape Girardeau Slaveholders -- Kentucky Reference file . Obituary of Henry Hand, Jr., from the Paducah Daily News . 1883 Aug 25 1 1 Letter signed Samuel Harris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Henry Hand, [Sr.], near Cape Girardeau in the upper district of Louisiana, regards a piece of land near the fork of Mill Creek. (1 page) 1805 Nov 18 1 2 Letter signed Robert and Nancy Hand to brother and sister discusses farm news and building of house. (2 pages) 1805 Nov 19 1 3 Letter signed William and Dinah Hand, Frederick County, Virginia, to Henry Hand, [Sr.], Birds Settlement, Louisiana Country, regards family news of deaths and marriages. (2 pages) 1808 Mar 8 1 4 Letter signed Robert Hand to brother and sister reports progress on a lawsuit and mentions death of Negro girl left in his care. (2 pages) 1808 Aug 10 1 5 Letter signed Robert and Nancy Hand to Henry Hand, [Sr.], Cape Girardeau district, Upper Louisiana, informs him that the lawsuit was settled in his favor. Also includes notes of Polly and Lucy Hand to their cousins Billy, Johnny and Polly. (3 pages) 1808 Oct 8 1 6 Bible record of marriages and births of members of the Hand family. (2 pages) 1809-1876 1 7 Letter signed William Hand, Frederick County, Virginia, to brother regards family news. (2 pages) 1812 Jan 24 1 8 Bible record of births and deaths in the Hand family. (2 pages) 1814-1910 1 9 Letter signed Enoch Prince to William Gordon, postmaster, Smithland, Kentucky, includes copy of will of Allen Killough. (2 pages) 1816 Aug 1 1 10 Letter signed Robert and Nancy Hand to Henry Hand, [Sr.], Upper Louisiana, provides information on weather. (2 pages) 1818 May 13 1 11 Letter signed Henry Hand, [Jr.], Smithland, Kentucky, to grandfather Henry Hand, [Sr.], Jackson, Missouri, reports the death of his father, William Hand. (3 pages) 1825 Mar 18 1 12 Letter signed Henry Hand, [Jr.], Smithland, Kentucky, to grandfather Henry Hand, [Sr.], Jackson, Missouri, regards family news. (2 pages) 1825 Apr 30 1 13 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Smithland, Kentucky, to Henry Hand, Sr., Jackson, Missouri, reports death of his maternal grandfather Griffin on January 6, 1826. (1 page) 1826 Jan 9 1 14 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Smithland, Kentucky, to Henry Hand, Sr., Jackson, Missouri, discusses his job. (3 pages) 1827 Feb 24 1 15 Letter signed Erasmus Mantz, Smithland, Kentucky, Henry Hand, Sr., Jackson, Missouri, requests information on his nephew Henry Hand. (2 pages) 1829 Apr 26 1 16 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Smithland, Kentucky, to grandmother Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, discusses his job prospects. (3 pages) 1830 Nov 29 1 17 Copybook of Henry Hand, Jr., contains verses, contemporary copies of correspondence, and speeches. Includes ALS Henry Hand, Vallonia, Randolph County, Arkansas, to J.H. Reagan, postmaster general, Confederate States of America, June 10, 1861, regarding mail for Union states. (68 pages) 1831-1869 1 18 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Smithland, Kentucky, to grandmother Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, reports that he received word of his grandfather's death. (1 page) 1831 Mar 12 1 19 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., New Madrid, Missouri, to grandmother Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, tells of business venture with stepmother's relative. (2 pages) 1832 Aug 29 1 20 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Waidsborough, Kentucky, to grandmother, Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, reports that he has started a new business. (2 pages) 1834 Mar 20 1 21 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Waidsborough, Kentucky, to grandmother Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, reports more on his business and that he was appointed postmaster. (2 pages) 1834 July 15 1 22 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Waidsborough, Kentucky, to grandmother Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, reports on his merchandising business and price of public lands in his county. (1 page) 1835 Mar 7 1 23 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Waidsborough, Kentucky, to grandmother Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, reports on his marriage and end of his business. (4 pages) 1838 Mar 15 1 24 Letter signed Henry Hand, Jr., Waidsborough, Kentucky, to grandmother Sarah Hand, Jackson, Missouri, requests that she send his books and mentions family news. (2 pages) 1838 July 21 1 25 Deed transferring land in Kentucky from Robert and Mary Ann Wade of Tennessee to Henry Hand. In 1850, Henry Hand, county clerk of Marshall County, Kentucky, recorded the deed. (3 pages) 1848 Aug 28 1 26 Letter, Paducah, Kentucky, to father describes auction of family land and slaves. (4 pages) [Incomplete] 1860 Nov 9 1 27 Letter from unknown author, Paducah, Kentucky, to father, November 9, 1860 Letter signed Henry Hand, [Jr.], Paducah, Kentucky, to [James Bethshares] grants permission for James to marry his daughter Felicia Anne Hand. Also includes note of T.S.W. on the back. (2 pages) 1869 Aug 19 1 28 Letter signed Henry Hand, [Jr.], Paducah, Kentucky, to Hon. Edward Crossland, Washington, D.C., requests assistance in establishing his right to land granted his grandfather Henry Hand in Missouri before the Louisiana Purchase. Also includes Edward Crossland's response and Hand's statements of his family history on the land. All contemporary copies. (4 pages) 1872 Feb 1 1 29 Letter signed Willis Drummond, commissioner, General Land Office, Washington, D.C., to Edward Crossland, House of Representatives, states that the land claims of Henry Hand's ancestors were recorded, but not patented. (4 pages) 1872 Feb 19 1 30 Receipts of Anne B. and Fred H. Hisey for money received from J.L. Bethshares, trustee of their mother's estate. (2 pages) 1899 Nov 1 1 31 Three receipts of F.A. Bethshares for money received from J.L. Bethshares, trustee for Hallie Hisey. Money to be used for the benefit of Hallie Hisey. (3 items) 1900-1902 1 32 Receipt of Hallie Hisey for money received from J.L. Bethshares, trustee of his mother's estate. (1 page) 1903 Aug 15 1 33