He came from North Ireland with his brother John and landed at New Castle, Chester Co., Penn. They were a part of that great exodus of Presbyterians of Scottish descent who left their adopted country and came to America. William brought his wife and two small children with him. They went to South Carolina in 1744, thence to North Carolina. In 1746, they settled on the Staunton River near Botecourt, Monroe Co., Va., and later to Augusta Co., Va. in 1753.
Drawn from Randall J. Handly http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~vlwest/ha-10.htm
|Archibald Handley (1730-1796)||1730||1796|
|William Handley (?-?)|
|James Handley (?-?)|
|Alexander Handley (?-1781)||1781||
|John Handley (1746-1811)||1746||Jan 18, 1811|
|Nancy Handley (?-?)|| She was held captive by Indians for 5 years and was never normal after her return from captivity, as the result of Indian ill-treatment.
|Samuel Handley (1751-1840)||Sep 17, 1751 -||Oct 31, 1840||Mary Adams (?-1779)|
|Susannah Cowan (?-?)||Susannah was the dau. of Robert Cowan and Susan Woods; Robert and Susan are identified by some as the parents of Major John Cowan|
|Margaret Handley (1753-1842)||Feb 28, 1753||Jun 03, 1842|