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Moses Hand (d. date unknown)Moses Hand (son of Moses Hand and Mary Samson) died date unknown.He married HANNAH CROWEL on September 11, 1808 in Essex, NJ.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Jesse"
To: "Sue Mickley"
Cc: "Jackie S. Jesse"
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 10:36 PM
Subject: Hand Family
> Hi Sue:It was really nice to hear back from you so soon.I will tell you
> what I know about our Hand line.
> I have been researching for two years now.My second cousin David Hand who
> was the same age as I
> even though we were second cousins started the genealogy years and years
> ago.He had a TON of info.
> Plus old old photos, family journals, a boatload of stuff.Unfortunately
> he died very suddenly at age 48.
> From what the family could find out the person he was living with at the
> time destroyed EVERYTHING!
> It just breaks my heart everytime I think about it.Not only that we grew
> up like brother and sister and
> I was devastated with his death.The worst part of all was I did not even
> know about it until he was
> already gone and had been cremated.I didn't even get a chance to say
>Two years ago I decided I was going to try and finish what he started.
> As I said last night Moses
> Hand and Mary Sampson had a son named Moses also.He is my
> great-great-great-grandfather.He left
> Pennsylvania I do not know when but he moved to Ohio where he married Kesiah
> Busick.They had
> two sons there Jackson, and Paris (who is my great-great-grandfather).They
> then left Ohio and went
> to Indiana where they had another son David.They left there and moved to
> Illinois where they had
> their last son Anthony Wayne.They came to Illinois is the fall of 1838
> and on March14, 1839 Moses
> died.He is buried in a little cemetery called Pennell Cemetery in a very
> small town in McLean County,
> Illinois called Towanda, Illinois.Almost all of my Hand family is buried
> in that small cemetery.Moses's
> tombstone is still standing.Leaning badly and hard to read but still
> standing.My mother and I cleaned
> it up with shaving cream and now you can read it much better than before.
> We think Keziah is buried
> next to him because she never remarried but there is no stone.Either
> there never was or it has broken
> and been destroyed.For many years the cemetery was not taken care of very
> well and the records
> were pathetic.Now it is being taken care of very well and the records are
> much much better but that
> does not help when you want to go real far back.
>For a long time I could not get past Moses and Kesiah.It was like he had
> been hatched on a hot rock
> in the sun.I hit the proverbial "brick wall" and just could not get any
> farther.Then luckily I met a very
> very very distant cousin on the internet.She is descended from John The
> Emmigrant's son Jonathan and
> we are from Stephen.I gave her all the information I had and lo and
> behold in just a few days she had
> found my Moses as I refer to him.If it had not been for her I would still
> be wandering around in stacks
> of papers and trying every conceviable source other than a seance to find
> Moses's parents.With her
> help we traced him back to John The Emmigrant and back to the Unknown Hand
> who started this line.
>How about you?How did you trace your line?As far as photos I have
> tons of family photos from
> Paris my great-great-grandfather on down but as I told you all the really
> really old ones were destroyed.
> How about you do you have any old old photo's.I would dearly love to
> know what Moses looked like.
> Paris was not a particularly good-looking man but he was a very wealthy and
> very respected farmer and
> was quite well known for his excellent poultry.I have many obits and lots
> of other family info but as I
> said it is all from Paris on down.
>If there is anything else you would like to know feel free to ask.I
> will try to answer any questions you
> may have but it sounds like you have your line completely traced back as
>Hope to hear from you soon.
More About Moses Hand and HANNAH CROWEL:
Marriage: September 11, 1808, Essex, NJ.