Do you know what county in Kentucky William Hansford was from?
My Hansford line settled in the Pulaski/Wayne Co. area from Russell Co., Va.The first to settle there was (Rev.)Thomas Hansford, who helped establish Pulaski Co. around 1799. Town meetings were held in Somerset in his home until a city government was established.
William and Thomas were probably the two most common first names in the family at that time period. I know that Thomas had a son William, and had descendants by that name. Some descendants of Thomas ended up in southern Indiana and others moved on to Missouri.
I descend from the sister of Thomas, who was Mary Hansford Short. She was married to Patriot John Short, and hey led the way to the Lawrence Co. area of Indiana around 1818. Most of their children and grandchildren followed them there.Both my parents were born and raised in that region.