Person:William Hansbrough (16)

Watchers
William Hansbrough
b.02 SEP 1781
d.15 DEC 1837
m. 10 SEP 1766
  1. Mildred Brown Hansbrough - 1835
  2. James Hansbrough1768 - 1853
  3. Peter Hansbrough1769 - 1843
  4. John Hansbrough1771 - 1814
  5. Betsey Hansbrough1774 -
  6. Amelia Hansbrough1776 - 1833
  7. Joseph Sumner Hansbrough1779 - Bef 1820
  8. William Hansbrough1781 - 1837
Facts and Events
Name William Hansbrough
Gender Male
Birth[1] 02 SEP 1781
Death? 15 DEC 1837
Reference Number? JWH #248

248. WILLIAM - born September 2, 1781. 248. WILLIAM HANSBROUGH: (223 Peter) Born September 2, 1779; died unmarried on December 15, 1837. On October 27, 1808, and October 17, 1810, he and George Tebbs were in charge of the Stevensburg Races. In 1812, George Tebbs advertised that he had given Mr. Hansbrough an interest in his school; that he would attend generally with him; that he had been with him for the past 12 years; that he was a young man of exemplary character, habits, and deportment; that he highly recommended him; that "in accomplishment of dancing he was excelled but by few." From his will executed May 13, 1836, it appears that William must have quarreled with his family, for the 14th Item of that instrument provides: "It is my will and desire that not one of my brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, or any relations, shall under any circumstances whatever possess and enjoy or inherit any part of my estate. . . " At the time of his death, he was a very wealthy man. He directed the freeing of his slaves under the law of Virginia, and directed his executors to purchase tracts of land in Ohio or any state "where they May choose to go in the United States" for certain named slaves. He also gave fairly large sums of money to several of his slaves, and directed that the balance of his estate be equally dived among the children of Betty Packer, who seems to have been his favorite slave.

(I do not know which date is correct. On p. 109, JWH lists both Joseph Sumner and William Hansbrough as being born September 2, 1779. Perhaps they were twins? MF)

References
  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
    102; 109.

    248. WILLIAM - born September 2, 1781. 248. WILLIAM HANSBROUGH: (223 Peter) Born September 2, 1779; died unmarried on December 15, 1837. On October 27, 1808, and October 17, 1810, he and George Tebbs were in charge of the Stevensburg Races. In 1812, George Tebbs advertised that he had given Mr. Hansbrough an interest in his school; th at he would attend generally with him; that he had been with him for the past 12 years; that he was a young man of exemplary character, habits, and deportment; that he highly recommended him; that "i n accomplishment of dancing he was excelled but by few." From his will executed May 13, 1836, it appears that William must have quarreled with his family, for the 14th Item of that instrument provides: "It is my will and desire that not one of my brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, or any relations, shall under any circumstances whatever possess and enjoy or inherit any part of my es tate. . . " At the time of his death, he was a very wealthy man. He directed the freeing of his slaves under the law of Virginia, and directed his executors to purchase tracts of land in Ohio or any state "wher e they May choose to go in the United States" for certain named slaves. He also gave fairly large sums of money to several of his slaves, and directed that the balance of his estate be equally dived a mong the children of Betty Packer, who seems to have been his favorite slave.