Handasyde Family Genealogy
Handasyde Family Genealogy

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1. William H. Handasyde - was born in Scotland and died about 1849 .
William married Ellen Thynne. Ellen was born Jul 1814 in England. She died on 18 Oct 1867 in Peoria Co., Ill and was buried in Christ Church Cmty. .

Ellen - listed as a Farmer in Limestone Co., Peoria Co., Ill in 1860 Census. They had a farmhand, Joseph Taylor from Ireland in 1860.

Census: 1850 Peoria, Ill
name age occupation born in
Ellen Handysyde 36   England
John W. Handysyde 16 Farming England
Ellen E. Handysyde 11   Ill
Margaret L. Handysyde 9   Ill
Isabella M. Handysyde 7   Ill
Matilda E. Handysyde 5   Ill
Frederick T. Handysyde 2   Ill
Joseph G. Handysyde 1 Ill  

Census: 1860 Peoria Ill, Limestrome Twp, page 665
Ellen Handaside 47 Farming England
John Handaside 26   England
Ellen Handaside 21   IL
Margaret Handaside 19   IL
Isabella Handasyde 16   IL
Joseph Handasyde 11   IL
Joseph Taylor 16   England

funcing of Christ Church

The first letters to England were written in l842 from which ensued through 1843-44 an interesting correspondence, principally between the Lady Alicia Lambert (sister of the Earl of Caran) and Mrs. Euphemia Clark, detailing the progress of the work on both sides of the Atlantic. In the old Parish Register there are copies of some of the correspondence of these two "great ladies" of their times. In fact, it seems the ladies took over raising the money for their church. Following are the donations received as recorded in the Parish Register:
Mrs. Isabella Clark collected through Mrs. Galloway 25 pounds sterling, Mrs. Isabella Clark through Mrs. M. Holland 50 lbs., including 20 lbs. from Lord Kenyon (a friend of Bishop Chase for whom he later named a. college founded by him in Ohio). Mrs. Pennington 13 lbs., Mrs. Handagsyde 20 lbs. and 114 lbs by Mrs. Euphemia Clark through Lady Lambert, assisted by Mrs. A. P. Hamilton. 20 lbs of this was a gift of the Dowager Queen Adelaide who was much esteemed by her charitable nature.
(Sources: - 1)

William - Lord William is said to have hung himself from a tree and wasn't found until spring. Came to Ill about 1833. Listed in LaGrange Twp, Peoria Co., Ill. in 1840 census with 1 son 5-10, 1 daughter under 5)
William and Ellen were among the original parishioners of Christ Church in Limestone Twp, Peoria, Ill. in 1837. They were living in Jones Prairie. The church is about 1 1/2 miles north of Highway 116 on Old Stone Church Road and Fielding Hart, Ellen Thynne and George Norwood are all buried in the small cemetery in front of the church.
The HANDASYDES lived on what is now called Farmington Rd. about 1/2 mile east of the church. There is an apple orchard there now.

Christ Church, Limestone Township, Peoria County, Illinois

"A few families brought up a baptized members of the Church of England, emigrating from England in 1833, (many from around Alconsbury, England), and meeting in the summer of 1834 on Jones', now Limestone, Prairie formed the nucleus of the Parish of Christ Church, Limestone Prairie.
They sent letters to their friends in England and received a total of 114 pounds in donations to form a church. Mrs. Handasyde received 20 pounds. William Handasyde was among the persons signing the Articles of Parochial Association in 1837.
From "History of Christ Episcopal Church" Extracted from Original Records by: Gerald L. Kimzey Gerald's (and our) ancestor, Henry Jones, was the carpenter during construction of the church.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  John William Handasyde was born on 30 Jun 1833 in England.

John - A student, living at JULEVILLE in 1850.
John was the first person baptized at the Old Christ Church in Limestone Twp, Peoria Co., Ill on Mar 25, 1839.
ii.  George Frederick Handasyde was born on 19 Mar 1836 in Illinois and died on 1 May 1839 in Peoria Co., Ill and was buried in Christ Church Cmty .
iii.  Ellen Elizabeth Handasyde was born on 24 Nov 1838 in Peoria Co., Ill. and died on 5 May 1918 in Stratton Nebraska and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery .

Ellen - buried in location A25 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton, Hitchcock, Nebraska. Married to Anson E. Crow who died in Feb 1857.
iv.  Margaret Louisa Handasyde was born on 6 Mar 1842 in Peoria Co., Ill. and died in 1911 and was buried in Christ Church Cmty, Peoria Co., Ill. .
Margaret married Fielding Hart on 5 Nov 1863 in Peoria, Ill.. Fielding was born on 30 Aug 1841 in Fleming Co., Ky.. He was the son of Amaziah Hart and Louise Gooding. He died on 16 Apr 1891 in Peoria, Ill. and was buried in Christ Church .

Margaret - Lived in Peoria, (age 19) for 1860 Census, porobably attending school.
Washed by hand and ironed the Fay Hotel napkins and table cloths until Nord and Mabel were old enough to help. Lived on Liberty Street between Adams and Jefferson, later at 806 N. Monroe.
Joined the First Congregational Church in Peoria, Ill. in 1885.
Listed in 1891 Peoria Directory as: Mrs. Margaret L. Hart (wid. Fielding) - 201 Liberty - Peoria
See Hart family for children.
v.  Isabella Martha Handasyde was born on 22 Jan 1843 in Peoria, Co. Ill.. See #2. below.
vi.  Matilda Euphemia Handasyde was born on 26 Dec 1844 in Peoria Co., Ill..
vii.  Frederick Thynne Handasyde was born on 15 Jan 1847 in Peoria Co., Ill..
viii.  George Joseph Handasyde was born on 6 Apr 1849 in Peoria Co., Ill..

George - married Jennifer.
Image of Old Christ Church

Old Christ Church

Limestone Township, Peoria County, IL
Image of George Joseph Handasyde

George Joseph Handasyde

Image of Jennifer

wife of George Joseph Handasyde

----- Second Generation -----
2. Isabella Martha Handasyde - was born on 22 Jan 1843 in Peoria, Co. Ill.. She is the daughter of William H. Handasyde and Ellen Thynne.
Isabella married James Coffey on 16 Jun 1862 in Christ Church, Peoria, Ill. James was born in 1839/1840 in Ohio.

James -

1880 Census Peoria, Illinois page 288a
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
James Coffie self 40 OH Traveling Salesman KY OH  
Isabella Coffie wife 35 IL Keeping House SCO ENG  
Minnie Coffie dau 16 IL At School OH IL  
Edward Coffie son 14 IL App. Plating Works OH IL  

Isabella - married by Rev. John Benson at Isabella's home.
i.  Mary Ellen Coffey was born on 15 Sep 1862 in Peoria Co., Ill..
ii.  Edward Calvin Coffey was born in 1856/1866 in Illionois. See #3. below.
iii.  Minette Coffey was born in 1863/1864 in Illionois.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Edward Calvin Coffey - was born in 1856/1866 in Illionois. He is the son of James Coffey and Isabella Martha Handasyde.
Edward married Maude Burch.
i.  Burch E. Coffey
ii.  Isabelle Coffey was born on 4 Mar 1893 and died in 1975 . See #4. below.
----- Fourth Generation -----
4. Isabelle Coffey - was born on 4 Mar 1893 and died in 1975 . She was the daughter of Edward Calvin Coffey and Maude Burch.
Isabelle married Joseph H. Batchelder in 1916. He died in 1944 .
i.  Joseph H. Batchelder Jr.
ii.  Mark D. Batchelder
1 Christ Church - The History Web: http://genealogytrails.com/ill/peoria/church/cc/historycc.htm

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