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Elias Hand (b. March 04, 1786, d. July 03, 1872)Elias Hand (son of Moses Hand and Mary Samson) was born March 04, 1786 in Essex, NJ, and died July 03, 1872 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, NY.He married Guin. or Gwin. Williams on Abt. 1811 in Quaker marriage - Copy of Certificate on File, daughter of Samuel Williams.
Notes for Elias Hand:
The ancestry of Elias Hand was difficult to determine because the name is very common in colonial times.The breakthrough came when I read the following on page 57 and 58 in the Hand, Sisson, Scott Book:
vi.Moses, b. Apr. 9, 1762; m. (1) Mary Samson, dau. of David, and had six children.He is said to have married also Hannah Bonnell and Hannah Crowell.
a.Daniel, m. --- Winans.
b.Elias, m. --- and lived near West Point, NY
c.Moses, m. ------
d. Nathaniel, d. unmarried.
Ref.Family Records of First Settlers of Passaic Valley, N.J., John Littell, p. 175.#4744,Jersey Genealogy, Newark Evening News, Newark Public Library, May 16, 1914.
The book states that Moses parents lived in Livingston Township, Essex, NJ.I knew Elias was from Essex, NJ according to the 1850 census for Orange County, NJ.I also found information on the 1820 census that Elias and Moses Hand had moved to Orange County, NY (near West Point, NY) after the 1810 census.Elias remained in Orange County with his wife, Guin. but there is strong evidence from the census records that Moses returned to NJ.
I have a note in my files that states that there is a will for a Moses Hand (Elias' brother or father?) in Newark, NJ.The listing is:
Hand, Moses, 12232GInv. 1831.I also have the following information:
Hand, Charles F., 17591G, Inv. 1872
Hand, David C., 26764G, W. 1897
More About Elias Hand:
Burial: 1872, Friends Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.
Emigration: Bet. 1810 - 1820, Elias emigrated from Essex, NJ to Orange County with his brother Moses.
More About Elias Hand and Guin. or Gwin. Williams:
Marriage: Abt. 1811, Quaker marriage - Copy of Certificate on File.
Children of Elias Hand and Guin. or Gwin. Williams are:
- +Elizabeth Hand, b. January 25, 1814, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, NY, d. January 01, 1876, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, NY or Stanford.
- Edward S. Hand, b. January 18, 1822, d. date unknown.
- Charles S. Hand, b. March 14, 1819, d. date unknown.
- William Titus Hand, b. December 02, 1812, d. Abt. 1873, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, NY or Stanford.
- Isaac W. Hand, b. May 28, 1816, d. date unknown.
- John Milton Hand, b. June 12, 1825, d. Abt. 1873, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, NY or Stanford.
- Gilbert Hand, b. April 08, 1831, d. date unknown.