Person:Blucher Hansbrough (1)

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Blucher Wellington Hansbrough
d.BEF 15 DEC 1873 Culpeper, Co., VA
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Name Blucher Wellington Hansbrough
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1817 Coles Hill, Stevensburg, Culpeper Co., VA
Marriage 21 JUN 1838 Culpeper Co., VAto Martinette Nalle
Death? BEF 15 DEC 1873 Culpeper, Co., VA
Reference Number? JWH #310

310. BLUCHER W. HANSBROUGH: (243 Peter) Born at "Coles Hill" about 1814; died intestate in Culpeper before December 15, 1873. About the time of his birth, news was received in this country of the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, and he was probably named after the Prussian General who contributed to that defeat. Perhaps the W. stands for Wellington. This is an interesting theory. Dr. Brodie S. Herndon, of Fredericksburg, in his diary under the date of October 14, 1847, wrote:- "Blucher Hansbrough meets with a great loss in the burning of his barn and all of his wheat - is compelled to sell 6 of his slaves, Jacob amongst the number. Kitty goes down to the cars. Jacob seems to bear a stout heart. Kitty wept a good deal. (Lucy went down to the cars to see Mrs. Cooke and Mrs. Noland on their way through.) Lucy's eyes wet too at the parting of Jacob and Kitty. Oh, the awful evils of slavery!! The other boys seemed indifferent." In 1860, the "Arena," of Troy, New York, on telling about the return of Charles Nale, a fugitive slave, whose rescue at Troy on the 27th of April, and subsequent purchase from his owner, B. W. Hansbrough, of Stevensburg, Virginia, says that he arrived at Troy on Friday from Canada, whither he fled after his rescue. That he is 37 years of age, a bright mulatto, and has a wife and six children residing in Pennsylvania, where they were sent about four years ago, together with 28 other slaves, after the death of Colonel George S. Thom of Culpeper County, Virginia, by whom they were manumitted. Nalle spoke very favorably of Mr. Hansbrough's habitual kindness, and says he never knew him to strike one of his slaves. On June 21, 1838, Blucher was married in Culpeper by the Rev. John W. Woodville, rector of St. Marks Parish, to Martinette Nalle, daughter of Martin and Eleanor Nalle. There were three children.

Children (HANSBROUGH) 399. Elizabeth B. - lived at "Cole's Hill." On June 5, 1860, her father, by deed of gift, "for natural love and affection," conveyed to his daughter, Elizabeth B., "one negro woman named Lucinda and her children; Rose, Frank, Ned, Jinnie, and an infant about five months old." NFI. 400. Ella Vivion - lived at "Cole's Hill." Married John C. Gordon on October 10, 1855. NFI. 401. William L. - living in Culpeper in 1891 when he gave consent to the marriage of his niece, Nellie S. Terrell Hansbrough, to J. S. Clutterbuck. NFI.

References
  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
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    310. BLUCHER W. HANSBROUGH: (243 Peter) Born at "Coles Hill" about 1814; died intestate in Culpeper before December 15, 1873. About the time of his birth, news was received in this country of the defe at of Napoleon at Waterloo, and he was probably named after the Prussian General who contributed to that defeat. Perhaps the W. stands for Wellington. This is an interesting theory. In 1860, the "Arena," of Troy, New York, on telling about the return of Charles Nale, a fugitive slave, whose rescue at Troy on the 27th of April, and subsequent purchase from his owner, B. W. Hansbr ough, of Stevensburg, Virginia, says that he arrived at Troy on Friday from Canada, whither he fled after his rescue. That he is 37 years of age, a bright mulatto, and has a wife and six children resi ding in Pennsylvania, where they were sent about four years ago, together with 28 other slaves, after the death of Colonel George S. Thom of Culpeper County, Virginia, by whom they were manumitted. Na lle spoke very favorably of Mr. Hansbrough's habitual kindness, and says he never knew him to strike one of his slaves. On June 21, 1838, Blucher was married in Culpeper by the Rev. John W. Woodville, rector of St. Marks Parish, to Martinette Nalle, daughter of Martin and Eleanor Nalle. There were three children. Children (HANSBROUGH) 399. Elizabeth B. - lived at "Cole's Hill." On June 5, 1860, her father, by deed of gift, "for natural love and affection," conveyed to his daughter, Elizabeth B., "one negro woman named Lucinda an d her children; Rose, Frank, Ned, Jinnie, and an infant about five months old." NFI. 400. Ella Vivion - lived at "Cole's Hill." Married John C. Gordon on October 10, 1855. NFI. 401. William L. - living in Culpeper in 1891 when he gave consent to the marriage of his niece, Nellie S. Terrell Hansbrough, to J. S. Clutterbuck. NFI.