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John Hankins

Birthplace: Frederick Co., Virginia
Death: Died in Hopkins Co., Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hankins, Sr. and Jane Hankins
Husband of Sarah Hankins
Father of Barnabas Hankins; Daniel Hankins; Mary Litton; Nancy Fox; Rachel Knight and 3 others
Brother of William Hankins, Jr.; Abel Hankins, Sr.; Richard Hankins; Amos Hankins and Asa Hankins

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About John Hankins


John Hankins was born abt 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia [2946]. He died aft. 1833 in Hopkins County, Kentucky [2947]

Parents: may have been William Hankins & Jane Sharp but further research is needed to prove this relationship

Married: on 30 October 1783 in Frederick County, Virginia to Sarah Gill [2944]


  1. William Hankins
  2. Barnabas "Barney" Hankins
  3. Daniel Hankins
  4. Mary "Polly" Hankins
  5. Nancy Hankins
  6. Rachel Hankins
  7. Timothy Hankins
  8. Susannah Hankins

Death date is not recorded in Pension file but last payment was made for the 3rd quarter of 1834

Military History:

American Revolutionary War:

  • Revolutionary War Military Service: According to his pension records, John enlisted from Frederick County, Virginia near the beginning of the revolution and served 3 years as a private in the companies of Capts. Landson, Yancy and Terrel in the Virginia Regiment under Col. Edmonds.
  • Later, while living in Culpeper County, Virginia, he enlisted a 2nd time and served as a private in Capt. White's Virginia Company under Cols. Thorn and Southall.
  • He was in the battle of Guilford Courthouse and the seige of Yorktown & surrender of Lord Cornwallis after which he was discharged. [Length of 2nd service not listed in record.] Charles Brown and Barnabas Sisk were witnesses to his service. [2948] [2949]
  • War of 1812: Brown's Regiment, East Tennessee Volunteers, Private


  • Revolutionary War Pension Application: John filed application #S16404 in October 1832 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. 2948 John's pension was approved 6 Feb 1833 for $80 per annum effective 4 Mar 1831 and ending 4 Mar 1833. He was paid $160.00. He was 72 years old at the time of his application in 1832.
  • 1830 United States Federal Census, William Hankins household, Livingston County, Kentucky: William's household consisted of 2 m 5-10, 1 m 20-30, 1 m 40-50 [William], 1 f 5-10, 2 f 10-15, 1 f 30-40.
  • The only children for William that are verified are Joel & Elizabeth so they are the only ones listed. Other possible children were: Louisa, Sarah, Nancy, John, Daniel, Polly Ann & William H.
  • William's wife is unknown.



  • [2944] Virginia Marriages to 1800.
  • [2945] Personal Conclusion of Linda McCauley (supported by documentation), John Hankins was in Hopkins County, Kentucky in 1810 Census. He was the only Hankins listed in that census. Barnabas, Polly, Nancy, Rachel, Timothy & Susannah Hankins were married in Hopkins County between 1811-1816 so it is most likely that John is their father.
  • [2947] Personal Conclusion of Linda McCauley (supported by documentation), John Hankins was apparently living at the time his Rev. War Pension was approved in 2/1833.
  • [2948] Rev War Pension Application - Hankins, John.
  • [2949] "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files," digital images, Footnote ( : accessed 6 Aug 2009); John Hankins - S16404; from NARA microfilm publication M804; record group 15, Records of the Department of Veteran Affairs 1773-2007.
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John Hankins's Timeline

Frederick Co., Virginia
Age 22
Culpeper, VA, USA
October 30, 1783
Age 23
Frederick, VA, USA
Age 25
Wilkes County, North Carolina
Age 26
North Carolina
Age 27
Wilkes County, North Carolina
Age 33
Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States
Age 34
Wilkes County, North Carolina
May 11, 1796
Age 36
Wilkes County, North Carolina
Age 36
Wlies County, North Carolina