|It appears that the Handys have Scottish ancestry.|
|William Henry Handy (1881-1947)|
|SSN Application of William Henry Handy|
|DC of Owen Handy (1862-1916)|
|Marriage Cert of Owen Handy and Emma Lanius.|
|Emma Lanius aged 16 and Family|
Notice two things before we move on. First - Jane Curd-Lanius was designated as being mulatto. In the old days back in the south, the term "mulatto" loosely meant that your father was European and mother was Negro. Second - Jane Curd's father was born in Tennessee. We will see why that's important shortly. As a side note, Matthew Lanius's mother - Sallie Lanius (aged 50) is shown as well.
|Curd Relatives and Neighbors|
|DNA Evidence linking Curd and Handy Families|
As you can see, one of the shared common surnames is Curd.
One of MidgeEstes ancestors was Elizabeth "Betsy" Curd (1738-1821). Elizabeth Curd was the great-grand aunt of Price Curd. Price Curd's great-grand father, John Curd, and Elizabeth Curd, were siblings. This means that their father - Edward Curd (Bet 1650-1670) is the common ancestor to MidgeEstes and myself.
|Pedigree Of Edward Curd|
For MidgeEstes and myself to possess these type of autosomal DNA segments from an ancestor that lived over a 400 year period is amazing.
|1860 Slave Census Record of Price Curd|
In this photo shown toward the right, Price Curd owned 19 slaves alone.
|1840 Slave Census Record of Price Curd|
As a side note - Price Curd's In-Laws were the Eatherlys. Price Curd's daughter - Emily Curd, married a James J Eartherly. On the 1882 marriage certificate of Owen Handy and Emma Lanius, there is a John Eatherly whom married and signed the certificate. It's very likely both James and John Eartherly were related.
As always - it has been a pleasure. Please leave all comments below.