Person:William Hansbrough (3)

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William Hansbrough
d.JAN 1815 Culpeper Co., VA
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Name William Hansbrough
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1755 Amherst, VA
Marriage 05 NOV 1786 Culpeper, Co., VAto Sarah Vaughan
Death? JAN 1815 Culpeper Co., VA
Reference Number? JWH #10

10. WILLIAM HANSBROUGH: (8 William) Born in Amherst,Virginia, in 1755; died in Culpeper, January 1815; buried in the Baptist churchyard at Stevensburg. He is the author's great-great-great-grandfather. From the papers on file with his mother's application for a widow's pension, we learn that he was born in Amherst in 1755; that he enlisted from Amherst in 1775; that he was one of the first to enlist under the ordinance of convention or other accounts of legislation on power then in being, for raising and enlisting troops; that he was a resident of Amherst at the time of his enlistment, that he was a private in the 2nd Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, commanded by Captain William M. Fontaine; that he served two years in the 1st and 2nd Regiments; that he and his father and his brother, John, were members of the 1st Rifle Company of Virginia Volunteers. On May 18, 1780, he and 72 others signed a petition for an extension of time for paying the tax on grain, owing to scarcity and high price of grain, the petitioners being unable to secure it for paying the tax. On September 21, 1795, he gave a power of attorney to Nixon Long to perform interests in the state of Kentucky. When he moved to Culpeper is not definitely known, but we find him there on January 20, 1800, when his brother, John, deeded him his one-fourth part of the land (100 acres) in Amherst which was devised to said John by William, their father. In December, 1804, according to the Virginia Herald, he offered for sale, on the 18th, his plantation seven miles from the Court House; also his stock of horses, cattle, sheep, household and kitchen furniture, plantation utensils, corn, fodder and hay, and several valuable negroes. In January, 1808, Charles Urquhart of Germanna, advertised for sale the tavern in Stevensburg occupied by William Hansbrough, a large, convenient, two-story, modern building, renting for £32 per annum. Evidently, William purchased this property before December 23, 1815, for on that date he advertised it for lease or sale. It was bought by Sarah Hansbrough, his widow; the deed was witnessed by Peter Vaughan, probably a relative. The Virginia Herald tells us that he prepared an "elegant dinner" for his Mason's celebration of St. John's Day, 1809, at the Mason's Hall in Stevensburg. Inasmuch as the Will Book for 1813-17 is missing from the Culpeper County records, there is no known copy of William's Will. However, in Will Book H (page 57) the inventory of his estate, made April 19, 1816, is recorded on March 17, 1818; an account of sales is recorded on March 15, 1819 (page 120); George Vaughan being one of the purchasers; and the accounts of the administrator are recorded on September 20, 1824 (page 338) in Will Book I. On May 31, 1817, Peter Hansbrough, Jr., his administrator, offered for sale all his personal estate, and in July, 1818, Peter Hansbrough, Jr., as administrator, offered for sale the house and lots adjoining the town of Stevensburg of which he died seized and in possession of. On November 5, 1786, William was married, in Culpeper, by Rev. John Woodhill, to Sarah Vaughan, daughter of William Vaughan. She was born in 1768; died March 23, 1857; and is buried in the Baptist churchyard at Stevensburg. In her pension papers, she states that Peter Hansbrough, of "Cole's Hill," had lost her husband's discharge papers. They had eight children

Children (HANSBROUGH) 19. WILLIAM - born 1783. 20. Patsey or Martha - born 1788; married George Wale. NFI. 21. ELLEN - 22. Susan - married Alexander Allair. NFI 23. Mary (called Polly) - married Isaac Woodrow. They moved to Ohio. NFI. 24. PETER - 25. ELIZA - 26. JANET -

References
  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
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    10. WILLIAM HANSBROUGH: (8 William) Born in Amherst,Virginia, in 1755; died in Culpeper, January 1815; buried in the Baptist churchyard at Stevensburg. He is the author's great-great-great-grandfather . From the papers on file with his mother's application for a widow's pension, we learn that he was born in Amherst in 1755; that he enlisted from Amherst in 1775; that he was one of the first to enli st under the ordinance of convention or other accounts of legislation on power then in being, for raising and enlisting troops; that he was a resident of Amherst at the time of his enlistment, that h e was a private in the 2nd Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, commanded by Captain William M. Fontaine; that he served two years in the 1st and 2nd Regiments; that he and his father and his brother, John , were members of the 1st Rifle Company of Virginia Volunteers. On May 18, 1780, he and 72 others signed a petition for an extension of time for paying the tax on grain, owing to scarcity and high price of grain, the petitioners being unable to secure it for payi ng the tax. On September 21, 1795, he gave a power of attorney to Nixon Long to perform interests in the state of Kentucky. When he moved to Culpeper is not definitely known, but we find him there on January 20, 1800, when his brother, John, deeded him his one-fourth part of the land (100 acres) in Amherst which was devis ed to said John by William, their father. In December, 1804, according to the Virginia Herald, he offered for sale, on the 18th, his plantation seven miles from the Court House; also his stock of horses, cattle, sheep, household and kitche n furniture, plantation utensils, corn, fodder and hay, and several valuable negroes. In January, 1808, Charles Urquhart of Germanna, advertised for sale the tavern in Stevensburg occupied by William Hansbrough, a large, convenient, two-story, modern building, renting for £32 per annu m. Evidently, William purchased this property before December 23, 1815, for on t