Person:George Hansbrough (1)

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George Hansbrough
b.BEF 1780 VA
 
m. BEF 1779
  1. Susanna HansbroughBef 1771 -
  2. Joel Hansbrough1778 - 1844
  3. George HansbroughBef 1780 -
  4. John HansbroughBef 1780 - Aft 1804
m. 27 APR 1799
Facts and Events
Name George Hansbrough
Gender Male
Birth[1] BEF 1780 VA
Marriage 27 APR 1799 Shelby Co., KYto Nancy Howard
Reference Number? JWH #660

660. GEORGE HANSBROUGH: (7 Morias) Probably born in Virginia before 1780; married Nancy Howard in Kentucky on April 27, 1799. George was executor of his father's will, recorded August 1800. In December 1804, he and William Henton went security for John Lawrence and William Crow, executors of Davis Lawrence, of Shelby County, Kentucky, whose will dated November 10, was recorded in December 1804. George Hansbrough owned one of the "40 fine, two-story, log houses" which were built on the west side of the Shelbyville town square so as to provide "suitable housing in the newly developed town." The following paragraph was extracted from "Some Old Time History of Shelbyville and Shelby County," by Ed D. Shinnick; Blue Grass Press, 1974, Frankfort, Kentucky.

George Hansbrough, The Jailer.

"In the early part of the year, 1807, Aquilla Whitaker, a prominent farmer and mill-owner, the possessor of two thousand or more acres of land, and slaves, cattle, etc., to the value of thousands of dollars, became involved in a difficulty with and mortally stabbed a man by the name of Joseph Simpson. Whitaker was arrested and placed in jail. For further security, a guard of nine men was employed to watch him. Two days after he was placed in jail, he made his escape, and when the case was called, the jailer, George Hansbrough, was compelled to report that his prisoner had flown to parts unknown." No record has been found of any descendants of George and Nancy Hansbrough.

References
  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
    156-157.

    660. GEORGE HANSBROUGH: (7 Morias) Probably born in Virginia before 1780; married Nancy Howard in Kentucky on April 27, 1799.George was executor of his father's will, recorded August 1800. In Decemb er 1804, he and William Henton went security for John Lawrence and William Crow, executors of Davis Lawrence, of Shelby County, Kentucky, whose will dated November 10, was recorded in December 1804. George Hansbrough owned one of the "40 fine, two-story, log houses" which were built on the west side of the Shelbyville town square so as to provide "suitable housing in the newly developed town." The following paragraph was extracted from "Some Old Time History of Shelbyville and Shelby County," by Ed D. Shinnick; Blue Grass Press, 1974, Frankfort, Kentucky. George Hansbrough, The Jailer. "In the early part of the year, 1807, Aquilla Whitaker, a prominent farmer and mill-owner, the possessor of two thousand or more acres of land, and slaves, cattle, etc., to the value of thousands o f dollars, became involved in a difficulty with and mortally stabbed a man by the name of Joseph Simpson. Whitaker was arrested and placed in jail. For further security, a guard of nine men was employ ed to watch him. Two days after he was placed in jail, he made his escape, and when the case was called, the jailer, George Hansbrough, was compelled to report that his prisoner had flown to parts unk nown." No record has been found of any descendants of George and Nancy Hansbrough.