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From: Pauline Schwarz <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Obituary for William Hanks
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:47:40 -0600 (CST)

Hi Joyce,

Thanks. I am looking for something that shows William Hanks III as son of
Epiphroditus and something that shows William IV is son of William III. The
DAR requirements for proof are pretty strict. I need wills (don't think
there any) or deed transfers, Obituaries (if I can find them) and or
pictures of grave stones or birth/death certificates. Most states at the
time they were born and died did not keep records. They didn't accept Dale
Hanks books without corobrating evidence. We know the information is
correct but proving it is something else. They don't accept 1820 and 1830
census reports either since it doesn't list family members like the census
reports 1850 and later. I have no problem with my line back to William IV.
Just need William III and William IV parent proof. If I can get that and
can get Epiphroditus declared a patriot all the female descendants over 18
that can prove their lineage back to him will be eligible to join the DAR.
I belong already through my Harris lineage. Think there are a lot of
descendants that would be interested including descendants of Cora Roberta
"Bertie" Hanks McGinnis, daughter of Roland Hancel Hanks and Hulda Jane
"Jennie" Jeffery, my grandmother.

Thanks again for the information.


Pauline Harris Schwarz

On 12/19/11, wrote:

Hi Pauline...The Hanks book , I have a copy of the first one ...It does have
the lineage back from Epiphroditus. This is what Baber has about
Epiphroditus Hanks...son of John, was born Jan 25 1747 in Northunberland
County Va. He died July 4 1848 in Sumpter County SC. He served in the Rev
War under General Caswell, was at Yorktown. Saw the sword delivered. After
the war he walked home to his father's in Halifax County NC. In 1790 he was
residing in Dobbs County NC with 3 sons in the family 'under 16'. References
given are Pen Appl. and fam rec as from bible.
Mrs Narcissa Cooper wrote Dec 19 1889 "that her great-great-grandfather was
Epiphroditus Hanks. He resided in Sumpter District SC. About 1830 he vistied
in Alabama and went back home alone by private conveyance a part of the way
and the other part by stage. He was then 92 years of age . After this he
lived ten years and died aged 102." Baber Book says he had by his first
marriage , William born after 1774 and James, born after 1774, married 2nd
---Lanier and had Stephen born April 15 1786.
These are quotes from the Baber Book-first addition.
The reference # on Epiphroditus aaabc
William, his son #aaabc a
Let me know if this helps...
---- Pauline Schwarz <[1]> wrote:
> Hi Don:
> Thanks for looking. This William Hankls is my GG grandfather. Think the
> Carrol County might be right and may have branched off to Boone County.
> Lots of county changes in AR. There are a lot of William Hanks and this
> William IV was born in SC but moved to Wilcox, Alabama with his father
> William Hanks III, son of Epiphroditus Hanks, VA, NC and then SC. William
> Hanks III died in Texas about 1833 or so. William Hanks IV went from
> County, AL to Caddo Parish, LA before going on to Arkansas. I have papers
> in to the DAR to try to get Epiphroditus recognized as a patriot. They
> further acceptable proof of the parentage of William III and William IV. I
> have included Dale Hanks book pages but they want more documentation. Have
> ordered the Adin Baber book from the library (Hanks Family of Virginia and
> Westward.) Hopefully it will show everything and maybe they will accept
> that, but if I could find an obituary it would help. I have deeds from LA
> and AL but not enough of a connection for proof. Can't findeither one on
> Find a Grave or in the case of William IV in Arkansas Gravestones. I
> thought maybe the obituary would indicate the cemetery and perhaps his
> father.
> Regards,
> Pauline
> On 12/19/11, Don Ott<[2]> wrote:
> Well I probably do not have anything that would help. I did go to my
> files and I find in the 1870 Census he was living in Harrison Twp. Boone,
> with his young wife and their three children Alexander, Cora and William.
> (Wife Martha is listed as 26) They also have the four children of his
> wife Emily Miller and Rolans Hancel is one of those children born 19 Jan
> 1855 Izard Co. AR, he is the one that married into the Jeffery family as
> a several of the Hanks. That is why I had that data in my files I had done
> some research for someone on the Jeffery family.
> I do have a note that William Hanks IV died 14 Apr 1872 (and I have
> Carroll County, but that may not be right.) I have no documents on that. I
> also have a note that a William Hanks served in the Confederacy from SC,
> I am not sure that is the correct one, because he would have been about 45
> and I don't think they were drafting men that old.
> Don
> At 03:29 PM 12/19/2011, you wrote:
> Hi Don,
> Yes, the very one. Do you have anything? Thanks.
> Pauline
> On 12/19/11, Don Ott<[1][3]> wrote:
> Pauline that might be William Hanks !V b. 21 Jul 1816 SC, d. ca 1871
> Carroll Co. AR. Married Emily Miller?
> Don
> At 03:02 PM 12/19/2011, you wrote:
> > Hi:
> >
> > I am looking for an Obituary for William Hanks, deceased about 1872,
> Boone
> > County (Harrison) or Izard County (Mount Olive).
> > Was on the census 1870 living with Roland Hancel Hanks his father in Mt.
> > Olive.
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> >
> > Pauline Harris Schwarz
> >
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