Person:Parmenas Hansbrough (1)

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Parmenas Hansbrough
b.15 MAY 1868 Shelby Co., KY
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Name Parmenas Hansbrough
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 MAY 1868 Shelby Co., KY
Death? 1949 Louisville, KY
Reference Number? JWH #90

90. PARMENAS HANSBROUGH: (58 Joshua) Born May 1868, in Shelby County, Kentucky; died in 1949; buried in Louisville, Kentucky; married Stella Thomas, born 1878, in Henry County, Kentucky, died 1955, buried in Louisville, Kentucky. He was magistrate and sheriff of Shelby County. They had three children.

Children (HANSBROUGH) 147. JESSIE OWEN - BORN November 27, 1919 148. Forest V. - born 1918 NFI. 149. Frances L. - born 1917; married Gene L. Hansford. NFI.

(The following was extracted from "A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians," by E. Polk Johnson.)

"PARMENAS HANSBROUGH. - The American people are prone to show their appreciation of the Christian precepts which so often names self control as one of the foundation virtues, which is vital to the advancement of the Master's cause. They evince this appreciation in their homage to the character of strong passions who has them well in hand, and to the self-centered and well balanced member of their community whose life is a shame to disorder and evil doing. In the matter of public honors, the people come with their gifts to their fellow citizen who can furnish them an example of self-control, and this is particularly true of any judicial office in our rural districts, as its exercise brings the incumbent into specially intimate relations with all the affairs of life. This is particularly true of Parmenas Hansbrough, magistrate of Shelby County, and a well known farmer and live stock dealer of that section of his native Kentucky."

"Mr. Hansbrough was born in the county mentioned, May 15, 1868, son of Joshua and Flora (Saunders) Hansbrough. The families on both sides of the genealogical house having been founded several generations ago in that region of the Bluegrass state. They are also both of Virginia ancestry. The grandfather, Parmenas Hansbrough, was born in Shelby County in 1796, and died not far from his birth place at the early age of forty-two. The father's birthday was August 15, 836; the mother's November 21, 1840; and they are still honored residents of their native county. Mrs. Joshua R. Hansbrough is a daughter of Robert and Louisa (Jessie) Saunders, both also born in Shelby County, of Virginia ancestry, so that every genealogical line traced from Mr. Hansbrough in the United States is directed to the Old Dominion. He was the second child to be born in the family whose other children were Jessie, and George and Richard (twins)."

"The subject of this sketch was reared and educated in Shelby County, completed his higher courses at Home College, Connellsburg, Henry County. Since that time, he has continuously engaged in farming, the raising of live stock, and in the private and public performance of his duties as a citizen. His homestead of fifty-seven acres furnished an object lesson in thrift, scientific husbandry, and comfortable living. He has been a busy and honored magistrate of Shelby County since November 1909."

References
  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
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    90. PARMENAS HANSBROUGH: (58 Joshua) Born May 1868, in Shelby County, Kentucky; died in 1949; buried in Louisville, Kentucky; married Stella Thomas, born 1878, in Henry County, Kentucky, died 1955, bu ried in Louisville, Kentucky. He was magistrate and sheriff of Shelby County. They had three children. Children (HANSBROUGH) 147. JESSIE OWEN - BORN November 27, 1919 148. Forest V. - born 1918 NFI. 149. Frances L. - born 1917; married Gene L. Hansford. NFI.