He married Mariette Blakeslee October 16, 1850. Truman had a building business with his brother, Handy &
Bros.. He undertook to build an opera house and suffered losses, but went on to become a successful realtor. He also served on the Board of
Park Commissioners. (Isaac W. K. Handy, Annals & Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred; Matthew Wise, The Littleton Heritage)
Truman Bishop Handy and Mariette Blakeslee had the following children:
Helen Amelia9 Handy was born November 16, 1851.
Mariette Bishop Handy was born March 25, 1853.
Anna Pendleton Handy was born December 25, 1855. Anna died before 1864.
Charles Edward Handy was born July 1, 1859.
Jennie Handy was born October 31, 1861.
Ida Handy was born October 31, 1861.
Anna Williamson Handy was born July 15, 1864.