Samuel Hanna and his wife Mary Cassiday Hanna with their children were early arrivals in Washington Co. Their daughter Margaret married Jonathan Stout. Samuel and Mary had migrated first from Floyd County, Kentucky to Vermillion County, Illinois, then to Washington County.
Calculations made from Samuel's enumeration on the US Census Floyd County, Kentucky (1810 & 20) and Vermillion County, Illinois (1830) show that his birth year period was 1775-80. His 1796 marriage (next item) required that he be at least 21 (there were many exceptions.) If true, his birth year was about 1775.
These calculation precludes him from being the claimed Revolutionary Soldier of the Samuel Hanna, DAR Patriot list. (however, Samuel the Patriot MAY well turn out to be the father of Samuel of Floyd County, Kentucky.)
Samuel Hanna (also Hannah) and Eleazor Piper signed a marriage bond in Bourbon Co, Kentucky on 15 May 1796 for Samuel to marry Mary Elizabeth Cassiday (also Casaidy, Cassidy, Cassady). The marriage subsequently was recorded as having occurred 18 November 1796 under the names: Sam Hamnor and Elizabeth Cassady. Other Hannah grooms and a Cassidy groom before 1800 were: Joseph Hannah Sally Wright 20 April 1793 William Cassidy Honor Wills 15 March 1794 Robert Sample Mary Hanna 22 November 1796
Samuel Hanna payed Bourbon Co taxes in 1796 and 1797. Other Hannastaxed in Bourbon County were: William, John, and Joseph - 1793; Joseph and William - 1795; William - 1796; and Josiahas Hanaha - 1798. Possible relatives of Samuel's wife taxed at that time were Daniel Casedy - 1793, David Casaday - 1795, Daniel Caseday - 1796, and Daniel Cassidy - 1797.
Relationships to Samuel and Mary, if any, among the various pre-1800 Hanna and Cassiday Bourbon Co surnamed-individuals are currently unknown.
Records for Samuel were next found for 1809-25 in Floyd Co. Also found in the Floyd 1809-20 records was an apparently older Ebenezer Hanna. Ebenezer had first been noted in Kentucky records as being in Bourbon County in 1791 and was from Pennsylvania. No relationship between Samuel and Ebenezer has yet been found but there is circumstantial evidence they were related, perhaps brothers.
Sometime before 1830 Samuel and Mary migrated to Vermillion County, Illinois and later to Washington County, Arkansas where Samuel died in 1837 and Mary in 1844.
No record of Samuel and Mary's pre-1796 origins was found among the records of Bourbon, Floyd, Vermillion, and Washington Counties.
A Samuel Hanna of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania died about April 1789. He married Mary Brady and the couple had among their children, a Samuel and Ebenezer. Samuel identified his two sons as minors in his 1785 will.
Hanna and Brady genealogists have long believed that the Samuel and Ebenezer of Floyd County were the sons of Samuel and Mary Brady Hanna of Hopewell Township but have discovered no evidence of this relationship.
Question: Does anyone have information about the Samuel and Mary's pre-1796 existence? County(ies) in which they were born (if either or both were born in US), or lived? Any documentation on the parent sets for either?