A Hannah Family of West Virginia

by Wayne and Maureen (Dorcy) Hannah

Copyright 2000. Wayne and Maureen (Dorcy) Hannah
All Rights Reserved
Published by the authors

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COVER and FRONT MATTER (including copyright and sketch of Sorbie Tower)




PREFACE (with sketch of Hannay Coat of Arms)


CHAPTER 1: Ancient History of the Hannahs

The Earliest Hannahs

The Coat of Arms of Hannay of Sorbie

The Clan Hannay Society

Sorbie Tower

The Feud with the Murrays

A Poet

Men of the Cloth

Janet Geddes' Prayer Stool

The Ship Nancyand Captain Hannah


CHAPTER 2:  The People Called Scotch-Irish


CHAPTER 3: Robert C  Hannah Pedigree Chart


CHAPTER 4: First Generation - Joseph Hannah and Anna


CHAPTER 5:  Second Generation - David Hannah,  Sr.  and Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gibson


CHAPTER 6: Third Generation - David Hannah & Margaret Burnside


CHAPTER 7: Fourth Generation  - David Hannah and Sarah McClure


CHAPTER 8: Fifth Generation - Joseph R. Hannah and Nancy Jane Woolsey


CHAPTER 9: Sixth Generation - Robert C. Hannah and Ethel May Johnson


CHAPTER 10: The Burnside and Mayes Families




CHAPTER 11: The Walker Family


CHAPTER 12: The  McC l u r e Family


CHAPTER 13: The Woolsey Family

Nancy Jane Woolsey

The Woolsey Family in America

The Osborne Family

The Livingston Family

The Murder of Rebecca (Briggs) Cornell

Cornell University



Descendancy Charts

Family Group Sheets




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