Sarah Jane Beard Handley
John A. Handley married Sarah Jean Beard, daughter of William and Peggy (McNeel) Beard, on October 24, 1867. She was an invalid all her life, and a devout Christian woman. She died March 21, 1910.
|Death Certificate : John A Handley, 13 Feb 1920|
History of Greenbrier County
There were four children horn to this union, namely: Launa Kate, wife of
Charles E. Conner. Their daughter, Ruth, is in the Lewisburg Seminary.
William Law, who died in infancy.
Sarah McNeel and
Lucy Austin, wife of
James George, a farmer.
John A. Handley and George Law built many houses in Lewisburg during
their partnership of long standing. As an under-taker for thirty-five years,
most of those lying at rest in the old grave yard of the Stone Church were
taken care of by Mr. Handley. He was a member of the town council for ten
years; has been a steward in the Methodist Episcopal church for fifty years
and a standing member of the conference committee during the past ten years.