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Brief Outline of the Joseph Hanks Family*
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 ¿Nannyî 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, Indi‚ana, 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:
William Hanks, Jr.
CHARLES HANKS (c.1798¬c.1865). Published anti-Lincoln ar‚ticle in Decatur (Ill.) Magnet during the 1860 campaign.
Elizabeth Hanks. Her ‚rst husband Reason Ray settled in Sanga‚mon County 1823. After his 1833 death married 1837 Samuel Dillon.
JOHN HANKS (1802¬1889). Born in Kentucky, but resided in‚termittently 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 Lin‚coln there 1830, built a ‚atboat with him in Sangamon County 1831, had occasional personal, legal, and political contact with him until inauguration in 1861.
*The editors believe that Mr. Verduin's account of the elusive Hanks family is the best available and are grateful to him for permitting a brief outline of his ‚ndings to be published here.