ABNER HANKS




Born: 1763, Richmond County, Virginia

Died: 5 Sept 1846

Buried: Lick Springs Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana
Government marker placed by Alexander Hamilton Chapter DAR

Service: Enlisted in April 1780
Served 3 months in Capt George Harrison's Virginia co'y
Served 3 months in Capt George Sisson's Virginia co'y

Proof: Pension Claim S31729

Married 1st: Elizabeth Dale, 1787

Children:
Matilda
Thomas
Susan
Mary
Elizabeth
Ailsie
John Dale
Maria/Mariah

Married 2nd: Mary _____ , 1807

Children:
Sarah

Married 3rd: Frances McEnder, 1810

Children:
Signor
Melton (Milton)
Washington
Martha
Caroline
Grace

Married 4th: Sally Goodman, 1821

Children:

Married 5th: Hannah Stewart, 18 Nov 1828 in Henry County, KY.
She died about 1832
Hannah was a widow, her maiden name was not Stewart.

Children:
None through this marriage

Married 6th: Sally Shouse, 20 August 1832
Salley is also know as Sally Nancy Boniface

Children:
Amanda   b. 1833
America   b. 1837
David John   b. 1838

There were 3 other children, a total of 21 for Abner Hanks



Directions: Lickspring Baptist Church and Cemetery is located in the SW corner of CR 750S and 125W (also called Pedga Rd) west of Nineveh in Section 30 of Nineveh Township in Johnson County.

Also named on the Johnson County monument.



Daily Journal, Johnson County, IN
"Ancestor stories get embellished"
by Linda Kelly Talley
August 26, page C5

"However, you have a good chance to be connected to the Lincoln Family through the Hanks family in Johnson County.

"Revolutionary War Soldier, Abner Hanks (cousin to Nancy Hanks Lincoln, the mother of Abe) settled in Johnson County and had at least five wives and more than 15 children."



Information collected from Mrs I E Tranter of Franklin, Indiana
Directions Edward Hitchcock of the Daniel Guthrie Chapter in Bedford, IN.
Top two photographs are courtesty of Brad Manzenberger, see his webpage
Revolutionary War Graves of Johnson County, Indiana

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