Person:John Handley (18)

John Handley, of Augusta and Greenbrier County, VA
m. ABT 1747
  1. William HandleyABT 1749 - 1836
  2. John Handley, of Augusta and Greenbrier County, VA1752 - 1834
  3. Margaret Handley1762 - 1835
  • HJohn Handley, of Augusta and Greenbrier County, VA1752 - 1834
  • WSarah Campbellabt 1757 - 1825
m. ABT 1776
  1. William H. Handley1777 - 1833
  2. Isaac Handley1778 - 1841
  3. John Campbell Handley1781 - 1782
  4. Mary Handley1783 - 1876
  5. Grisel Handley1785 - 1842
  6. Rebecca Handley1788 - 1811
  7. John Handley1790 - 1824
  8. Robert H. Handley1792 - 1845
  9. Samuel Handley1794 - 1814
  10. Joseph Handley1796 - 1872
Facts and Events
Name John Handley, of Augusta and Greenbrier County, VA
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1752 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1776 Virginiato Sarah Campbell
Burial[1] 1834 Falling Spring Cemetery, Falling Spring, Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Death[1] 25 MAR 1834 Falling Spring, Greenbrier County, West Virginia

John Handley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Not to be confused with John Handley of Greenbrier County, Virginia that married Jane Britt in Greenbrier County, Virginia [later WV] on 14 October, 1790. The other John Handley is possibly a nephew or cousin of this John Handley, needs additional research.

Will of John Handley

Will Abstract:
John Handley, Sr.'s Will, probated June Court 1834
bequests to sons, Joseph, Isaac and Robert; to daughters Grozilla Caraway and Mary Livesay, and to the heirs of sons, John and William. Witnesses to the Will were George R. Gilliland and Michael B. Gilliland. Joseph Handley was named Executor, and his bondsman was Moscy McClintic. The estate was appraised by Franklin Renick, Robert Calhoun, Archibald Handley (Nephew) and John S. Wilson (Husband of Sarah Handley, a niece of the deceased).
[Source: Greenbrier County Records, Will Book #2, page 26].
Will Transcript:
I, John Handly, of the County of Greenbrier do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form followings that is to say 1st I desire and bequeath to my son Joseph Handly three head of horses beasts namely one horse named Ned one bay mare and one gray and waggon and a bond on Robert Calhoun of three hundred dollars with its interest a bond on John Willson one hundred forty seven and fifty cents with its interest a bond on Archabald Handley of $90.00 with a credit of $10.00 and all the remaining debts due to me and out of the moenys ariseing from the above named bonds my son Joseph Handley is to pay all my just debts and funeral expences and to pay to the other heirs herin after named.
2nd. I bequeathe to my son Isaac Handley three head of horses beasts namely one bay mare and colt and two year old horse colt.
3rd. I bequeath to my son Robert Handley two hundred dollars which moneys my son Joseph Handley is to pay Robert Handley one year after the death of Joseph McClintic senior.
4th. I bequeath to my daughter Grozilla Caraway one bay two year old filly.
5th. I bequeath to the heirs of my son John Handley five dollars which my son John Handly is to pay.
6th. I bequeath to heirs of my son William Handley five dollars which Joseph Handley is to pay.
7th. I bequeath to my daughter Mary Livesay three hundred dollars which my son Joseph Handley is bound to pay her by an article which is on record in the clerks office in Greenbrier county.
And lastly I do hereby appoint my son Joseph Handley Executor of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by one heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of March in the year of our Lord 1834.
(signed) John Handley (SEAL)
Signed sealed published and declared John Handley as and for his last will and testatment in the presence and hearing of us who at this request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses
Teste: George Gilliland, Michael B. Gilliland
Greenbrier County Court June Term 1834
Proven by witnesses, July 1834. Joseph Handley qualified as Executor, and entered bond with Mary McClintic his security.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - Argenbright vs. Campbell--O. S. 97; N. S. 33--Bill, 1804. Refers to a former suit between the parties in Augusta County, and High Court of Chancery. This is a bill by Augustine Argenbright vs. the heirs of John Campbell of Augusta. Writ to Greenbrier County, 1803, to summon Hanna Campbell, devisee and executrix of John Campbell, Jane Smith and John Handley. Deed by John of Augusta County, 1794. Answer by Hanna Cottle, late Campbell, daughter of John. John Handley married a daughter of John Campbell. Jane Smith was one of John Campbell's daughters. Andrew Campbell married Rebecca, a daughter of John.

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    John Handley
    Birth: 1752
    Augusta County
    Virginia, USA
    Death: Mar. 23, 1834
    Greenbrier County
    West Virginia, USA

    Family links:
    Sarah Handley (1757 - 1825)*