Name: George Harper HAND
Birth: 9 AUG 1837 in Akron, Ohio 1 2 3
Death: 10 MAR 1891 in Pierre, South Dakota 1 2
Occupation: Dakota Territory Attorney General, U.S. District Attorney for Dakota Territory, Secretary of Dakota Territory 1
Residence: AFT 1866 Yankton, Dakota Territory
 Hand, George H. (1837-1891) Born in Ohio, 1837. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Dakota territory attorney general, 1866-69; U.S. District Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1866-69; secretary of Dakota Territory, 1874-83. Died in 1891. Burial location unknown. Hand County, SD is named for him.
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Change Date: 31 OCT 2008 at 11:24:53
FILE: Census Listing\Hand, George 1870 Yankton City Yankton Dakota.jpg
Title: 1870 Census Yankton, Yankton Co, Dakota
Note: George Hand Family
 Source for the decendants of George H. Hand and ancestors of Helen Ketchum
 1850 US Census, Akron Portage Twp, Summit Co, OH (detail - see father)
The record shows George H. Hand living with his parents, grandmother and seven siblings. George was born in Ohio and was 12 years old at the time of the census on August 1st., placing his birthdate around 1838.
 1870 US Census, Yankton City, Yankton Co, Dakota Territory F7, Page 152
The record shows George Hand living with his wife Helen (H.M.) and five children: Carl (11y), Josie (9y), Stella (8y), Eddy (7y), Arthur (5y), Grace (2y). and Lulu (11 months). George was 33 years old at the time of the census on August 16th. He was a lawyer with real estate valued at $13,000 and personal estate valued at $500. The record also shows he was born in Ohio.
 1880 US Census, Yankton, Yankton Co, Dakota Territory ED105, F1, Page 440A
The record shows George H. Hand living with his wife Helen M. (40y) and children: Carlton H. (20y), Helen J. (19y), Stella K. (17y), Edgar M. (16y), Arthur W. (14y), Grace A. (12y). and Lulu E. (10y). Nettie Thompson (20y) worked as a servant and lived with the family. George was 42 years old at the time of the census on June 1st. He was the Secretary of the Dakota Territory. The record also shows he was born in Ohio, his father in New York, and his mother in Ohio.
 GEORGE A. HAND, secretary of Dakota territory and acting governor from the illness of Governor Howard until the appointment of his successor, a period of almost one year, was born at Akron, Ohio, on the 9th of August, 1837. He was a lawyer and served in the Civil war as a member of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery. He came to Dakota and settled at Yankton in 1865 and was two years later appointed United States attorney. Later he was register of the land office and in 1874 was made secretary of the territory, a position he filled for eight years. After closing his official career he became the counsel for the Northwestern Railway for Dakota and served until his death, which occurred while attending a session of the legislature at Pierre on March 10, 1891.
Father: Alvah HAND b: ABT 1800 in New York
Mother: Margaret WHEELER b: 18 MAY 1806 in Ashtabula Co, OH
Helen M. KETCHUM b: ABT 1840 in Madison Co, NY
- Carlton Harper HAND b: ABT 1859 in Wisconsin
- Helen Josephine HAND b: 1861 in Iowa
- Stella Ketchum HAND b: 1862 in Illinois
- Edgar Milton HAND b: 1863 in Illinois
- Arthur Wheeler HAND b: ABT 1865 in Wisconsin
- Addie Grace HAND b: 1868 in Yankton, Dakota Territory
- Lulu Eldridge HAND b: SEP 1869 in Yankton, Dakota Territory
- Title: The Political Graveyard
Author: Lawrence Kestenbaum
Abbrev: Lawrence Kestenbaum
Abbrev: The Political Graveyard
- Title: Descendants of George Hand
Author: James McVoy (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abbrev: James McVoy (email: email@example.com)
Abbrev: Descendants of George Hand
- Title: United States Census Images Online
Author: US Census Bureau
Abbrev: US Census Bureau
Publication: MyFamily.com Inc - Ancestry.com
Abbrev: United States Census Images Online
- Title: History of South Dakota, Vol. 1
Author: Doane Robinson
Abbrev: Doane Robinson
Publication: 1904 (http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/sd/sdfiles.htm)
Abbrev: History of South Dakota, Vol. 1
- Title: The Descendants of Henry Doud
Author: Rev. W.W. Doud A.M.
Abbrev: Rev. W.W. Doud A.M.
Publication: Hartford Court Press, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1885
Abbrev: The Descendants of Henry Doud
Note: page 108