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Complied by Carol Graley from History of the Great Kanawha Valley and the 1850-1860 census or Kanawha County, WV
Carroll Hansford was born 1836 at Paint Creek, West Virginia. He was the son of John Hansford, born January 1, 1798, and Maria Teays. Carroll's family moved to the Coals Mouth (now St. Albans) in 1840. He is buried in Teays Cemetery at St. Albans.
Carroll joined the Kanawha Riflemen in 1861. He was stationed a mile from his home at Coalsmouth. PWR say he was transferred to Company I 26th Battalion August 27, 1863 with the rank of Corporal. Promotion was ordered to Sgt. Captain at Cold Harbor, Virginia June 1864. Carroll was a POW at Pt. Lookout, Maryland. He was transferred to Elmiea, New York. He was released March 2, 1865.
John Hansford, Carroll's father, was first married to Elizabeth Teays. They had a daughter Mollie. Elizabeth died when Mollie was 6 months old. When Mollie was three years old, John married Maria Teays. Besides Carroll, Maria and John had Charles, Victoria and Cynthia Noyes Hansford. Maria died April 26, 1841 at age 34 years.
Mollie married Dr. John Walls and moved to Winchester, Virginia. Charles Teays was a school teacher. Victoria married Thomas Teays. Cynthia (1840-1885) married Richard Ellis Hughson (1831-1883).