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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Appendix: Brief Outline of the Joseph Hanks Family' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Appendix: Brief Outline of the Joseph Hanks Family. [1]

Paul H. Verduin

JOSEPH HANKS (1725-1793), a great-grandfather of President Lincoln, lived in Richmond County, Virginia, where he was a plantation overseer and tenant farmer. Migrated to Mercer County, Kentucky 1784, to Nelson County 1787. Children with his wife Ann "Nanny" Lee (c.1742-c.1794):

A. THOMAS HANKS (c.1759-c.1835).

B. JOSHUA HANKS (c.1762-c.1835).

C. WILLIAM HANKS (c.1765-1851/52). Moved to Spencer County, Indiana, c.1825-26, where he was a neighbor of young Lincoln for a year or two. To Sangamon County, Illinois c.1827; to Macon County c.1829. Neighbor of Abraham Lincoln's there 1830-31.
Children with wife Elizabeth Hall, sister of Levi Hall:

1. Nancy Hanks.
2. James Hanks.
3. William Hanks, Jr.
4. CHARLES HANKS (c.1798-c.1865). Published anti-Lincoln article in Decatur (Ill.) Magnet during the 1860 campaign.
5. Elizabeth Hanks. Her first husband Reason Ray settled in Sangamon County 1823. After his 1833 death married 1837 Samuel Dillon.
6. JOHN HANKS (1802-1889). Born in Kentucky, but resided intermittently in Indiana household of President Lincoln's father c.1822-26. Married 1826 Susan Malinda Wilson (1804-1863) in Kentucky. To Macon County, Illinois in 1828. Split rails with Lincoln there 1830, built a flatboat with him in Sangamon County 1831, had occasional personal, legal, and political contact with him until inauguration in 1861.
7. Sarah Hanks.
8. Joseph Hanks.
9. Lucinda Hanks.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Appendix: Brief Outline of the Joseph Hanks Family' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon779.html
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