Biographical Sketch of D. W. Handy

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now

D. W. Handy was born in Barren county, Kentucky, in 1826, and is a son of Robert A. and Rosana Handy. Mr. Handy lived in Kentucky until the year of 1865 when he moved to Daviess county, Missouri, settling on a farm three miles south of Salem. He remained on the farm three years, when he sold his farm and went into the mercantile business at Bancroft in this county. Here he remained about a year when he sold out and moved to Salem, buying out the store of his brother, R. W. Handy. He remained in business at. Salem until 1879, when he sold out again, and since that time has been engaged in farming and raising and dealing in stock. He recently sold his farm of 500 acres adjoining the town of Salem for $9,000, and now thinks of resuming the mercantile business at the first favorable opportunity. Mr. Handy is now holding the office of trustee and treasurer of Salem township, to which office he was elected in April, 1881. He has been a member of the Baptist Church for twenty-two years.

In 1848, Mr. Handy was married to Miss Mary J. Cook, of Kentucky. They have seven children living, as follows: Maggie, wife of J. I. Weldon of Salem; James B., Aaron, William F., Ida B., Olley and Charles M. One child, a boy, named John, died in 1858 at the age of one year.

MLA Source Citation:

The History of Daviess County, Missouri. Daviess County, Missouri: Birdsall & Dean. 1882. Web. 20 December 2014. - Last updated on Jul 31st, 2012

Locations: ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!