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William Bedford Hanks, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
Death: Died in Brush Creek Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William "The Quaker" Hanks, Sr. and Ruth Ryan
Husband of Sarah Rolfe Hanks
Father of Rachel Akers; Fleetwood Hanks; John Hanks; Nancy Akers; Rosanna Hanks and 4 others
Brother of Peter Hanks, III; Jonathan Hanks; Joseph Hanks; Rachel Wilkinson and Margaret Wyatt

Managed by: Ruth Roberts
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About William Bedford Hanks, II

DAR: NANCY ROBERTS MAHONEY #866185

REVOLUTIONARY WAR:

SOURCE: Pennsylvania State Archives: Arias: http: www. digital archives.state. pa. us/archive.asp?view= ArchivePrint...hivD=13&chkARCHIVE-ITEM-ID= 486319&cmdPrint

Hanks, William

Rank Pvt.

Lieutenancy Washington County

Battalion 4th

Company 1st

Class 2nd

Remarks (1781-1783)

Authority Class Return

Date N. D.

Published A (6),11,15d

8/15/00

From: "John Hanks" <jnh1218@adelphia.net>

To: Ruthpalmerrober@aol.com Ruth:

Part of your information is correct. Rosannah Hanks was one of 6 daughters of William Hanks who moved to Bedford Co. (Fulton Co. formed in1850) around 1796-98. She had married Jacob Lodge Feb. 8, 1786 in Loudoun Co., VA. They had 8 children; 2 died in early childhood.

William, his son Benjamin (my GGGG grandfather) and 6 of the married daughters with their husbands all moved to Brush Creek Valley in the late1790s. The first land record for William is 1798.

 Name: William HANKS , Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 APR 1739 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
  • Death: JUL 1814 in Bedford Co. PA 1
  • Event: will written 15 JUL 1814 Will book Bedford Co. PA
  • Event: will proved 28 JUL 1814
  • Note:

1798 US Direct Tax: PA, Bedford Co. Providence Twp.

William HANKS

House, 30 X 16, value $30

Log Barn

neighbor: George Breathed

Acres: 170, value $170

_________________________________________

1800 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence & Colerain Twps. p. 403:

William HANKS

Males: 1 (16-26); 1 (45+)

Females: 1 (10-16); 1 (45+)

_________________________________________

1808 Triennial Tax Assessment: PA, Bedford Co, Providence Twp:

William HANKS: 175 Acres Patent; 2 Horses, 2 Cattle; Farmer; $637; Tax$2.39

_________________________________________

1810 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence Twp. p. 561

Series M252, roll 45/46

Benjn HANK

Males: 3 (

Females: 2 (

It is possible that the male above the age of 45 was Benjamin Hanks' widowed father William, who did not die until 1814, but did not otherwise appear as the head of his own household in 1810. Benjamin himself would have been only 31 in 1810, so he would have been the male in the middle category of 26-45. It is not clear who was the female in the 45+ category.

_______________________________________

"Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished families" by Adin Baber, 1960, p. 115:

"The name, William Hanks, again appears on the earliest tax list extant,1782, of Loudoun County, and this man is known to be a son of William the Quaker, and was born April 27, 1739 near the Patapsco River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Quoting from a letter of one of his descendants, Mrs. Jennie Schooley Hoffman, it reads: 'This William Hanks settled in Loudoun County, Virginia, near where Leesburg now is. His wife was Sarah, born 1754, died in May 1804. William Hanks died 1814. They had nine children, all born in Virginia. Three sons: John, Fleetwood, and Benjamin. . .six daughters, Rachel, Leah, Nancy, and Rosanna, twins, born October 4, 1770, Mary and Sarah.' (Hoffman to Rudolph, April 18, 1927,Baber Papers.) This William had previously resided in Frederick County, Maryland, where his son, Fleetwood was born, and where William mortgaged his personal property to secure a loan in 1768. (Deed Book L, p. 219,Frederick County, MD)

It was his daughter, Nancy, who has been thought by some to have married Tom Lincoln; but she did not. She had a daughter, Duannah, and then married Nicholas Schooley, by whom she had two children, a son and a daughter; then she married secondly Robert Akers, and by him there were six more children. The tradition is that she was a fine woman. The daughter, Duannah, became a noted and beloved school teacher and, at her death, left by will, considerable property to her half-brother and half-sister.

The tradition in this family is not that their Nancy married Thomas Lincoln, for they know differently, and as courthouse records confirm; but that their Nancy was a cousin to the Nancy who did marry Tom.....

_________________________________________

Written: July 15, 1814

Will Probated: July 28, 1814

Letters of Testament: July 30, 1814

Will Recorded: Bedford County, Pennsylvania; Will Voume 1, Page 401

In the name of God Amen, I William Hanks of Bedford County Providence township and State of Pennsylvania, yeoman feeling myself somewhat infirmin body, tho sound in mind and memory, I desire that this shall be my last Will & Testament and that after my decease I will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts shall be paid, and then I desire that my real and personal property shall be disposed of in the following manner, viz, 1t I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Duannah Hanks too flat irons, too iron pots, one tin bucket, one wooden do one pewter dish, three pewter plates, one iron ladle, one corner cubboard, with all the furniture belonging thereto, one sorrel mare, that I call top, one washing tub one cow named cherry, too yews and too lambs, one feather bed and bedsteads that stands in the loft over my room and under tick, tooflax sheets, too flax and to do one tweed blanket and too single do too callico bed quilts one cotton and wool covered, the shovel and tongs and tea kettle one little spinning wheel, also the wool and flax and tow that I have now in the house also one new course cover lid, one lindsey bedquilt, the new feathers that is in the house, and nine geese also the meet and fat that I now have, Also she is to have the privilege of my end of the house and half the garden for two years and half, also that she is to be found bread and meet sufficient for her and feed sufficient for the stock that I leave her, this much I bequeath unto her and no more, -- I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Smith that now lives with me, one chaff bedtick, one sheet, one coarse coverlet, one black and white two year old heifer, one sheep, one spinning wheel this much I bequeath unto her & no more. I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Hanks all the plantation whereon I now live, and he is to pay one hundred and twenty five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania in too year and a half from this date, and if the money is not paid in that time the plantation is to be sold and all that it comes to over the above mentioned sum is to be his. And he is to find Duannah Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found, this much I bequeath unto him and no more I give and bequeath unto my son John Hanks'es heirs one dollar this much I bequeath unto them and no more -- I give and bequeath unto my son Fleetwood ten dollars, this much I bequeathunto him and no more -- I also will that all my property that is not herein mentioned is to be sold and the amount thereof to be equally divided between my six daughters -- And be it also remembered that I appoint my son Benjamin Hanks and Ephraim Akers to be my true and lawful Executors to execute all and every part of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and affix my seal, andI do acknowledge this to be my last Will and testament, revoking all others from the day and date herein mentioned -- this 15 day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred & fourteen

Williams Hanks {Seal}

Witness present

Timothy Hixson, Nicholas "X" Homler

And be it remembered that the words, "and he is to find Duanna Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found" was enterlined before sined.

Bedford County SS: Personally appeared before me the subscriber Registerfor the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for said XXX by Timothy Hixson and Nicholas Homler the subscribing witnesses to the written will, who being duly sworn depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw william Hanks the testator sign seal and declare the foregoing instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament, that at the time of doing thereof the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory according to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief and that they subscribed as witnesses in the presence of the testator -- sworn and subscribed the 28th day of JulyAD 1814.

N.B. deponents further say the name "William Hanks" signed to the foregoing Will was written by James James at the request of the said William Hanks the testator --

Timothy Hixson

Nicholas "X" Homler

Before D. Mann Register

filed & registered 28th July 1814

Be it remembered that on the thirtieth day of July AD 1814 Letters testamentary were granted to Benjamin Hanks & Ephraim Akers, Executors in the foregoing Will of William Hanks named -- they having been first duly sworn according to law

_________________________________________

Father: William HANKS , Sr. b: 25 JUL 1707 in Ann Arundel Co. MD

Mother: Ruth RYAN b: ABT 1715 in Ann Arundel Co. MD

Marriage 1 Sarah BENSON b: ABT 1741 in Montgomery Co. MD

  • Married: ABT 1760 in MD

Children

1. Rachel HANKS b: 12 DEC 1761 in Loudon Co. VA

2. Fleetwood HANKS b: 19 JAN 1764 in Rock Creek Parish, then FrederickCo. MD

3. John HANKS b: 1766 in Loudon Co. VA

4. Nancy HANKS b: 4 OCT 1769 in Loudon Co. VA

5. Rosanna HANKS b: 4 OCT 1769 in Loudon Co. VA

6. Leah HANKS b: 22 JUN 1771 in Loudon Co. VA

7. Mary HANKS b: BET 1770 AND 1780 in Loudon Co. VA

8. Benjamin HANKS b: 14 JUN 1779 in Loudon Co. VA

9. Sarah HANKS b: 12 OCT 1781 in Loudon Co. VA

Sources: 1. Will written 15 Jul and proved 28 Jul 1814

1. Will written 15 Jul and proved 28 Jul 1814

2. Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished Families by Adin Baber, p. 115

3. Akersville Methodist Cemetery

4. tombstone in Akersville Cemetery

5. Prince George's Parish book

6. Mrs. M. Kathleen Felsted; 19 Glenbrook Drive; Phoenix, MD21131410.628.1523

7. Akersville Methodist Cemetery

8. will

9. reckoned from death date on tombstone

10. McKendree Cemetery, Fulton Co. PA near Crystal Spring

11. Hixson family group sheets from Stanley G. Hixson; 5211 Leeward Lane;Alexandria, VA 22315-3944; December 1995

12. reckoned from death date on tombstone

13. McKendree cemetery tombstone

14. Shirley B. O'Leary

15. "Cousin-to-cousin Courier"

16. Information sent by George J. Hanks, Jr.; January 1996

17. Jared & Charlotte Hanks' family bible

-------------------- DAR: NANCY ROBERTS MAHONEY #866185

REVOLUTIONARY WAR:

SOURCE: Pennsylvania State Archives: Arias: http: www. digital archives.state. pa. us/archive.asp?view= ArchivePrint...hivD=13&chkARCHIVE-ITEM-ID= 486319&cmdPrint

Hanks, William

Rank Pvt.

Lieutenancy Washington County

Battalion 4th

Company 1st

Class 2nd

Remarks (1781-1783)

Authority Class Return

Date N. D.

Published A (6),11,15d

8/15/00

From: "John Hanks" <jnh1218@adelphia.net>

To: Ruthpalmerrober@aol.com Ruth:

Part of your information is correct. Rosannah Hanks was one of 6 daughters of William Hanks who moved to Bedford Co. (Fulton Co. formed in1850) around 1796-98. She had married Jacob Lodge Feb. 8, 1786 in Loudoun Co., VA. They had 8 children; 2 died in early childhood.

William, his son Benjamin (my GGGG grandfather) and 6 of the married daughters with their husbands all moved to Brush Creek Valley in the late1790s. The first land record for William is 1798.

Name: William HANKS , Jr.
   Sex: M
   Birth: 27 APR 1739 in Anne Arundel Co. MD
   Death: JUL 1814 in Bedford Co. PA 1
   Event: will written 15 JUL 1814 Will book Bedford Co. PA
   Event: will proved 28 JUL 1814
   Note:

1798 US Direct Tax: PA, Bedford Co. Providence Twp.

William HANKS

House, 30 X 16, value $30

Log Barn

neighbor: George Breathed

Acres: 170, value $170

_________________________________________

1800 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence & Colerain Twps. p. 403:

William HANKS

Males: 1 (16-26); 1 (45+)

Females: 1 (10-16); 1 (45+)

_________________________________________

1808 Triennial Tax Assessment: PA, Bedford Co, Providence Twp:

William HANKS: 175 Acres Patent; 2 Horses, 2 Cattle; Farmer; $637; Tax$2.39

_________________________________________

1810 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence Twp. p. 561

Series M252, roll 45/46

Benjn HANK

Males: 3 (

Females: 2 (

It is possible that the male above the age of 45 was Benjamin Hanks' widowed father William, who did not die until 1814, but did not otherwise appear as the head of his own household in 1810. Benjamin himself would have been only 31 in 1810, so he would have been the male in the middle category of 26-45. It is not clear who was the female in the 45+ category.

_______________________________________

"Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished families" by Adin Baber, 1960, p. 115:

"The name, William Hanks, again appears on the earliest tax list extant,1782, of Loudoun County, and this man is known to be a son of William the Quaker, and was born April 27, 1739 near the Patapsco River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Quoting from a letter of one of his descendants, Mrs. Jennie Schooley Hoffman, it reads: 'This William Hanks settled in Loudoun County, Virginia, near where Leesburg now is. His wife was Sarah, born 1754, died in May 1804. William Hanks died 1814. They had nine children, all born in Virginia. Three sons: John, Fleetwood, and Benjamin. . .six daughters, Rachel, Leah, Nancy, and Rosanna, twins, born October 4, 1770, Mary and Sarah.' (Hoffman to Rudolph, April 18, 1927,Baber Papers.) This William had previously resided in Frederick County, Maryland, where his son, Fleetwood was born, and where William mortgaged his personal property to secure a loan in 1768. (Deed Book L, p. 219,Frederick County, MD)

It was his daughter, Nancy, who has been thought by some to have married Tom Lincoln; but she did not. She had a daughter, Duannah, and then married Nicholas Schooley, by whom she had two children, a son and a daughter; then she married secondly Robert Akers, and by him there were six more children. The tradition is that she was a fine woman. The daughter, Duannah, became a noted and beloved school teacher and, at her death, left by will, considerable property to her half-brother and half-sister.

The tradition in this family is not that their Nancy married Thomas Lincoln, for they know differently, and as courthouse records confirm; but that their Nancy was a cousin to the Nancy who did marry Tom.....

_________________________________________

Written: July 15, 1814

Will Probated: July 28, 1814

Letters of Testament: July 30, 1814

Will Recorded: Bedford County, Pennsylvania; Will Voume 1, Page 401

In the name of God Amen, I William Hanks of Bedford County Providence township and State of Pennsylvania, yeoman feeling myself somewhat infirmin body, tho sound in mind and memory, I desire that this shall be my last Will & Testament and that after my decease I will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts shall be paid, and then I desire that my real and personal property shall be disposed of in the following manner, viz, 1t I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Duannah Hanks too flat irons, too iron pots, one tin bucket, one wooden do one pewter dish, three pewter plates, one iron ladle, one corner cubboard, with all the furniture belonging thereto, one sorrel mare, that I call top, one washing tub one cow named cherry, too yews and too lambs, one feather bed and bedsteads that stands in the loft over my room and under tick, tooflax sheets, too flax and to do one tweed blanket and too single do too callico bed quilts one cotton and wool covered, the shovel and tongs and tea kettle one little spinning wheel, also the wool and flax and tow that I have now in the house also one new course cover lid, one lindsey bedquilt, the new feathers that is in the house, and nine geese also the meet and fat that I now have, Also she is to have the privilege of my end of the house and half the garden for two years and half, also that she is to be found bread and meet sufficient for her and feed sufficient for the stock that I leave her, this much I bequeath unto her and no more, -- I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Smith that now lives with me, one chaff bedtick, one sheet, one coarse coverlet, one black and white two year old heifer, one sheep, one spinning wheel this much I bequeath unto her & no more. I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Hanks all the plantation whereon I now live, and he is to pay one hundred and twenty five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania in too year and a half from this date, and if the money is not paid in that time the plantation is to be sold and all that it comes to over the above mentioned sum is to be his. And he is to find Duannah Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found, this much I bequeath unto him and no more I give and bequeath unto my son John Hanks'es heirs one dollar this much I bequeath unto them and no more -- I give and bequeath unto my son Fleetwood ten dollars, this much I bequeathunto him and no more -- I also will that all my property that is not herein mentioned is to be sold and the amount thereof to be equally divided between my six daughters -- And be it also remembered that I appoint my son Benjamin Hanks and Ephraim Akers to be my true and lawful Executors to execute all and every part of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and affix my seal, andI do acknowledge this to be my last Will and testament, revoking all others from the day and date herein mentioned -- this 15 day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred & fourteen

Williams Hanks {Seal}

Witness present

Timothy Hixson, Nicholas "X" Homler

And be it remembered that the words, "and he is to find Duanna Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found" was enterlined before sined.

Bedford County SS: Personally appeared before me the subscriber Registerfor the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for said XXX by Timothy Hixson and Nicholas Homler the subscribing witnesses to the written will, who being duly sworn depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw william Hanks the testator sign seal and declare the foregoing instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament, that at the time of doing thereof the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory according to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief and that they subscribed as witnesses in the presence of the testator -- sworn and subscribed the 28th day of JulyAD 1814.

N.B. deponents further say the name "William Hanks" signed to the foregoing Will was written by James James at the request of the said William Hanks the testator --

Timothy Hixson

Nicholas "X" Homler

Before D. Mann Register

filed & registered 28th July 1814

Be it remembered that on the thirtieth day of July AD 1814 Letters testamentary were granted to Benjamin Hanks & Ephraim Akers, Executors in the foregoing Will of William Hanks named -- they having been first duly sworn according to law

_________________________________________

Father: William HANKS , Sr. b: 25 JUL 1707 in Ann Arundel Co. MD

Mother: Ruth RYAN b: ABT 1715 in Ann Arundel Co. MD

Marriage 1 Sarah BENSON b: ABT 1741 in Montgomery Co. MD

   Married: ABT 1760 in MD

Children

1. Rachel HANKS b: 12 DEC 1761 in Loudon Co. VA

2. Fleetwood HANKS b: 19 JAN 1764 in Rock Creek Parish, then FrederickCo. MD

3. John HANKS b: 1766 in Loudon Co. VA

4. Nancy HANKS b: 4 OCT 1769 in Loudon Co. VA

5. Rosanna HANKS b: 4 OCT 1769 in Loudon Co. VA

6. Leah HANKS b: 22 JUN 1771 in Loudon Co. VA

7. Mary HANKS b: BET 1770 AND 1780 in Loudon Co. VA

8. Benjamin HANKS b: 14 JUN 1779 in Loudon Co. VA

9. Sarah HANKS b: 12 OCT 1781 in Loudon Co. VA

Sources: 1. Will written 15 Jul and proved 28 Jul 1814

1. Will written 15 Jul and proved 28 Jul 1814

2. Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished Families by Adin Baber, p. 115

3. Akersville Methodist Cemetery

4. tombstone in Akersville Cemetery

5. Prince George's Parish book

6. Mrs. M. Kathleen Felsted; 19 Glenbrook Drive; Phoenix, MD21131410.628.1523

7. Akersville Methodist Cemetery

8. will

9. reckoned from death date on tombstone

10. McKendree Cemetery, Fulton Co. PA near Crystal Spring

11. Hixson family group sheets from Stanley G. Hixson; 5211 Leeward Lane;Alexandria, VA 22315-3944; December 1995

12. reckoned from death date on tombstone

13. McKendree cemetery tombstone

14. Shirley B. O'Leary

15. "Cousin-to-cousin Courier"

16. Information sent by George J. Hanks, Jr.; January 1996

17. Jared & Charlotte Hanks' family bible 1762, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks & Caleb Lawman, 2. 1763, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks; William Hanks Jr. 1765, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1. 1767, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1; Petter Hanks, 1. 1768, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1. _________________________________________

1768, March 17, Md., Frederick Co., deed, William Hanks of Frederick Co., Md., planter, to Cornelius Howard, Joseph Howard, & Thomas Howard, all of Anne Arundel Co., for L.18.6, for: 4 year old black mare, 12 year old black horse, 2 feather beds, 4 year old cow, 3 year old cow, 2 year old heifer, 8 sheep, 14 one year old hogs, 10 six month old "shotes"; signed. (Deed Book L: 219-220) _________________________________________

1769, Va., Loudoun Co. tax: William Hanks & Edward Ryan, 2.; John Hanks. _________________________________________

1769, Oct. 2, Va., Monongalia River, survey 204 acres named "Carol" for Peter Hanks. (William came there too, but did not stay.) _________________________________________

1770, Va., Loudoun Co. tax: William Hanks, 1; John Hanks. _________________________________________

1771, Sep. 18, Md., Ann Arundel Co., estate of William Hall; debt due from William Hanks, "runaway" . . . and others. _________________________________________

1771, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish, tax, William Hanks, John Hanks. _________________________________________

1773, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish, tax, William Hanks, John Hanks. _________________________________________

1774, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish, tax John Hanks. _________________________________________

1779, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish tax: William Hanks, 1; Thomas Hanks. _________________________________________

1782-1797, Va., Loudoun Co., William Hanks on tax lists. _________________________________________

1782, Va., Loudoun Co., deed, William Hanks, to William Thomas Benson, for personal property. _________________________________________

1782, Dec. 12, Va., Loudoun Co., William Hanks of Loudoun Co., farmer,for L.22.2. paid by William Thomas Benson of Montgomery Co., Md., sells hose, 3 cows, 14 sheep, household goods, etc., unless paid within one year; signed. Witnesses, James McIlhaney, Farling Ball; rec. 10 March 1783. (Loudoun Co. Deed Book N, pages 412-413.) (Loudoun Co. Court Order Book F [should be G], page 491.) _________________________________________

1782/4, Penna., Washington Co. Militia: William Hanks in William Scott's Company, 4th Battalion; Peter Hanks in John Miller's Company, 1st Battalion. (Penna. Archives, 6th Series, Vol. 2, pages 138, 158.) _________________________________________

1783, March 10, Va., Loudoun Co., deed, James Dillon, to Samuel Idon, James Tribee, Thomas Tribee, William Hanks, and James Bess, to build a preaching house for the Methodists; 1 acre. _________________________________________

1786, April 1, Va., Loudoun Co., deed, G.W. Fairfax, to Michael Cooper, for 140 acres in Shelburne Parish, called "Piedmont"; bound by John Hough Jr., Joseph Wilkinson, "in a kind of a valley in a line of William Hanks" . . . (Book P, pages 251-255.) _________________________________________

1787, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1 tithable, 5 horses, 7 cattle. _________________________________________

1789, March 20, Va., Loudoun Co., inventory of estate of Martin Stephel, includes debt due from William Hanks. _________________________________________

1790, April 14, Va., Loudoun Co., William Hanks petition to stay proceedings on judgement obtained by Anthony Snowden granted for 25 shillings. (Court Order Book L, page 150; M:91; N:237; O:410.) _________________________________________

1793, Pa., Bedford Co., Providence Twp., survey of 174 acres for William Hanks. (now in Brush Creek Twp., Fulton Co.) _________________________________________

1794, Nov. 3, Va., Loudoun Co., estate of William Jackson; buyers at sale included Jno. Jackson, James Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Richard Jackson, John Hanks. (Will Book E, pages 107-109.) _________________________________________

1798 US Direct Tax: PA, Bedford Co. Providence Twp.

William HANKS House, 30 X 16, value $30 Log Barn neighbor: George Breathed Acres: 170, value $170 _________________________________________

1799, Pa., Bedford Co. tax, William Hanks, 170 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle, worth $37, tax 10c. _________________________________________

1799, May 7, Pa., Bedford Co., deed, Peter Smith, to William Hanks, 174 acres on south west branch of Brush Creek, East Providence Twp., adj. Town Hill, William Hart. (1848, May 10, William and Fletcher Hanks, sons of Benjamin, included description of the above when they purchased land of their late father, from their siblings.) (William and Sarah probably buried here.1800 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence & Colerain Twps. p. 403:

William HANKS Males: 1 (16-26); 1 (45+) Females: 1 (10-16); 1 (45+) _________________________________________

1808 Triennial Tax Assessment: PA, Bedford Co, Providence Twp:

William HANKS: 175 Acres Patent; 2 Horses, 2 Cattle; Farmer; $637; Tax $2.39 _________________________________________

1810 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence Twp. p. 561 Series M252, roll 45/46

Benjn HANK Males: 3 (<10); 1 (26-45); 1 (45+) Females: 2 (<10); 2 (16-26); 1 (45+)

It is possible that the male above the age of 45 was Benjamin Hanks' widowed father William, who did not die until 1814, but did not otherwise appear as the head of his own household in 1810. Benjamin himself would have been only 31 in 1810, so he would have been the male in the middle category of 26-45. It is not clear who was the female in the 45+ category. _______________________________________

"Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished families" by Adin Baber, 1960, p. 115:

"The name, William Hanks, again appears on the earliest tax list extant, 1782, of Loudoun County, and this man is known to be a son of William the Quaker, and was born April 27, 1739 near the Patapsco River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Quoting from a letter of one of his descendants, Mrs. Jennie Schooley Hoffman, it reads: 'This William Hanks settled in Loudoun County, Virginia, near where Leesburg now is. His wife was Sarah, born 1754, died in May 1804. William Hanks died 1814. They had nine children, all born in Virginia. Three sons: John, Fleetwood, and Benjamin. . .six daughters, Rachel, Leah, Nancy, and Rosanna, twins, born October 4, 1770, Mary and Sarah.' (Hoffman to Rudolph, April 18, 1927, Baber Papers.) This William had previously resided in Frederick County, Maryland, where his son, Fleetwood was born, and where William mortgaged his personal property to secure a loan in 1768. (Deed Book L, p. 219, Frederick County, MD)

It was his daughter, Nancy, who has been thought by some to have married Tom Lincoln; but she did not. She had a daughter, Duannah, and then married Nicholas Schooley, by whom she had two children, a son and a daughter; then she married secondly Robert Akers, and by him there were six more children. The tradition is that she was a fine woman. The daughter, Duannah, became a noted and beloved school teacher and, at her death, left by will, considerable property to her half-brother and half-sister.

The tradition in this family is not that their Nancy married Thomas Lincoln, for they know differently, and as courthouse records confirm; but that their Nancy was a cousin to the Nancy who did marry Tom..... _________________________________________

Bedford County, PA willbook 1, p. 401

In the name of God Amen, I William Hanks of Bedford County Providence township and State of Pennsylvania, yeoman feeling myself somewhat infirm in body, tho sound in mind and memory, I desire that this shall be my last Will & Testament and that after my decease I will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts shall be paid, and then I desire that my real and personal property shall be disposed of in the following manner, viz, 1t I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Duannah Hanks too flat irons, too iron pots, one tin bucket, one wooden do one pewter dish, three pewter plates, one iron ladle, one corner cubboard, with all the furniture belonging thereto, one sorrel mare, that I call top, one washing tub one cow named cherry, too yews and too lambs, one feather bed and bedsteads that stands in the loft over my room and under tick, too flax sheets, too flax and to do one tweed blanket and too single do too callico bed quilts one cotton and wool covered, the shovel and tongs and tea kettle one little spinning wheel, also the wool and flax and tow that I have now in the house also one new course coverlid, one lindsey bedquilt, the new feathers that is in the house, and nine geese also the meet and fat that I now have, Also she is to have the privilege of my end of the house and half the garden for two years and half, also that she is to be found bread and meet sufficient for her and feed sufficient for the stock that I leave her, this much I bequeath unto her and no more, -- I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Smith that now lives with me, one chaff bedtick, one sheet, one coarse coverlet, one black and white two year old heifer, one sheep, one spinning wheel this much I bequeath unto her & no more. I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Hanks all the plantation whereon I now live, and he is to pay one hundred and twenty five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania in too year and a half from this date, and if the money is not paid in that time the plantation is to be sold and all that it comes to over the above mentioned sum is to be his. And he is to find Duannah Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found, this much I bequeath unto him and no more I give and bequeath unto my son John Hanks'es heirs one dollar this much I bequeath unto them and no more -- I give and bequeath unto my son Fleetwood ten dollars, this much I bequeath unto him and no more -- I also will that all my property that is not herein mentioned is to be sold and the amount thereof to be equally divided between my six daughters -- And be it also remembered that I appoint my son Benjamin Hanks and Ephraim Akers to be my true and lawful Executors to execute all and every part of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and affix my seal, and I do acknowledge this to be my last Will and testament, revoking all others from the day and date herein mentioned -- this 15 day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred & fourteen

Williams Hanks {Seal}

Witness present

Timothy Hixson, Nicholas "X" Homler

And be it remembered that the words, "and he is to find Duanna Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found" was enterlined before sined.

Bedford County SS: Personally appeared before me the subscriber Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for said XXX by Timothy Hixson and Nicholas Homler the subscribing witnesses to the written will, who being duly sworn depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw william Hanks the testator sign seal and declare the foregoing instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament, that at the time of doing thereof the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory according to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief and that they subscribed as witnesses in the presence of the testator -- sworn and subscribed the 28th day of July AD 1814.

N.B. deponents further say the name "William Hanks" signed to the foregoing Will was written by James James at the request of the said William Hanks the testator --

Timothy Hixson Nicholas "X" Homler

Before D. Mann Register filed & registered 28th July 1814

Be it remembered that on the thirtieth day of July AD 1814 Letters testamentary were granted to Benjamin Hanks & Ephraim Akers, Executors in the foregoing Will of William Hanks named -- they having been first duly sworn according to law 1762, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks & Caleb Lawman, 2. 1763, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks; William Hanks Jr. 1765, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1. 1767, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1; Petter Hanks, 1. 1768, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1. _________________________________________

1768, March 17, Md., Frederick Co., deed, William Hanks of Frederick Co., Md., planter, to Cornelius Howard, Joseph Howard, & Thomas Howard, all of Anne Arundel Co., for L.18.6, for: 4 year old black mare, 12 year old black horse, 2 feather beds, 4 year old cow, 3 year old cow, 2 year old heifer, 8 sheep, 14 one year old hogs, 10 six month old "shotes"; signed. (Deed Book L: 219-220) _________________________________________

1769, Va., Loudoun Co. tax: William Hanks & Edward Ryan, 2.; John Hanks. _________________________________________

1769, Oct. 2, Va., Monongalia River, survey 204 acres named "Carol" for Peter Hanks. (William came there too, but did not stay.) _________________________________________

1770, Va., Loudoun Co. tax: William Hanks, 1; John Hanks. _________________________________________

1771, Sep. 18, Md., Ann Arundel Co., estate of William Hall; debt due from William Hanks, "runaway" . . . and others. _________________________________________

1771, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish, tax, William Hanks, John Hanks. _________________________________________

1773, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish, tax, William Hanks, John Hanks. _________________________________________

1774, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish, tax John Hanks. _________________________________________

1779, Va., Loudoun Co., Shelburne Parish tax: William Hanks, 1; Thomas Hanks. _________________________________________

1782-1797, Va., Loudoun Co., William Hanks on tax lists. _________________________________________

1782, Va., Loudoun Co., deed, William Hanks, to William Thomas Benson, for personal property. _________________________________________

1782, Dec. 12, Va., Loudoun Co., William Hanks of Loudoun Co., farmer,for L.22.2. paid by William Thomas Benson of Montgomery Co., Md., sells hose, 3 cows, 14 sheep, household goods, etc., unless paid within one year; signed. Witnesses, James McIlhaney, Farling Ball; rec. 10 March 1783. (Loudoun Co. Deed Book N, pages 412-413.) (Loudoun Co. Court Order Book F [should be G], page 491.) _________________________________________

1782/4, Penna., Washington Co. Militia: William Hanks in William Scott's Company, 4th Battalion; Peter Hanks in John Miller's Company, 1st Battalion. (Penna. Archives, 6th Series, Vol. 2, pages 138, 158.) _________________________________________

1783, March 10, Va., Loudoun Co., deed, James Dillon, to Samuel Idon, James Tribee, Thomas Tribee, William Hanks, and James Bess, to build a preaching house for the Methodists; 1 acre. _________________________________________

1786, April 1, Va., Loudoun Co., deed, G.W. Fairfax, to Michael Cooper, for 140 acres in Shelburne Parish, called "Piedmont"; bound by John Hough Jr., Joseph Wilkinson, "in a kind of a valley in a line of William Hanks" . . . (Book P, pages 251-255.) _________________________________________

1787, Va., Loudoun Co. tax, William Hanks, 1 tithable, 5 horses, 7 cattle. _________________________________________

1789, March 20, Va., Loudoun Co., inventory of estate of Martin Stephel, includes debt due from William Hanks. _________________________________________

1790, April 14, Va., Loudoun Co., William Hanks petition to stay proceedings on judgement obtained by Anthony Snowden granted for 25 shillings. (Court Order Book L, page 150; M:91; N:237; O:410.) _________________________________________

1793, Pa., Bedford Co., Providence Twp., survey of 174 acres for William Hanks. (now in Brush Creek Twp., Fulton Co.) _________________________________________

1794, Nov. 3, Va., Loudoun Co., estate of William Jackson; buyers at sale included Jno. Jackson, James Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Richard Jackson, John Hanks. (Will Book E, pages 107-109.) _________________________________________

1798 US Direct Tax: PA, Bedford Co. Providence Twp.

William HANKS House, 30 X 16, value $30 Log Barn neighbor: George Breathed Acres: 170, value $170 _________________________________________

1799, Pa., Bedford Co. tax, William Hanks, 170 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle, worth $37, tax 10c. _________________________________________

1799, May 7, Pa., Bedford Co., deed, Peter Smith, to William Hanks, 174 acres on south west branch of Brush Creek, East Providence Twp., adj. Town Hill, William Hart. (1848, May 10, William and Fletcher Hanks, sons of Benjamin, included description of the above when they purchased land of their late father, from their siblings.) (William and Sarah probably buried here.) _________________________________________

1800 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence & Colerain Twps. p. 403:

William HANKS Males: 1 (16-26); 1 (45+) Females: 1 (10-16); 1 (45+) _________________________________________

1808 Triennial Tax Assessment: PA, Bedford Co, Providence Twp:

William HANKS: 175 Acres Patent; 2 Horses, 2 Cattle; Farmer; $637; Tax $2.39 _________________________________________

1810 PA Census: Bedford Co. Providence Twp. p. 561 Series M252, roll 45/46

Benjn HANK Males: 3 (<10); 1 (26-45); 1 (45+) Females: 2 (<10); 2 (16-26); 1 (45+)

It is possible that the male above the age of 45 was Benjamin Hanks' widowed father William, who did not die until 1814, but did not otherwise appear as the head of his own household in 1810. Benjamin himself would have been only 31 in 1810, so he would have been the male in the middle category of 26-45. It is not clear who was the female in the 45+ category. _______________________________________

"Nancy Hanks of Undistinguished families" by Adin Baber, 1960, p. 115:

"The name, William Hanks, again appears on the earliest tax list extant, 1782, of Loudoun County, and this man is known to be a son of William the Quaker, and was born April 27, 1739 near the Patapsco River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Quoting from a letter of one of his descendants, Mrs. Jennie Schooley Hoffman, it reads: 'This William Hanks settled in Loudoun County, Virginia, near where Leesburg now is. His wife was Sarah, born 1754, died in May 1804. William Hanks died 1814. They had nine children, all born in Virginia. Three sons: John, Fleetwood, and Benjamin. . .six daughters, Rachel, Leah, Nancy, and Rosanna, twins, born October 4, 1770, Mary and Sarah.' (Hoffman to Rudolph, April 18, 1927, Baber Papers.) This William had previously resided in Frederick County, Maryland, where his son, Fleetwood was born, and where William mortgaged his personal property to secure a loan in 1768. (Deed Book L, p. 219, Frederick County, MD)

It was his daughter, Nancy, who has been thought by some to have married Tom Lincoln; but she did not. She had a daughter, Duannah, and then married Nicholas Schooley, by whom she had two children, a son and a daughter; then she married secondly Robert Akers, and by him there were six more children. The tradition is that she was a fine woman. The daughter, Duannah, became a noted and beloved school teacher and, at her death, left by will, considerable property to her half-brother and half-sister.

The tradition in this family is not that their Nancy married Thomas Lincoln, for they know differently, and as courthouse records confirm; but that their Nancy was a cousin to the Nancy who did marry Tom..... _________________________________________

Bedford County, PA willbook 1, p. 401

In the name of God Amen, I William Hanks of Bedford County Providence township and State of Pennsylvania, yeoman feeling myself somewhat infirm in body, tho sound in mind and memory, I desire that this shall be my last Will & Testament and that after my decease I will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts shall be paid, and then I desire that my real and personal property shall be disposed of in the following manner, viz, 1t I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Duannah Hanks too flat irons, too iron pots, one tin bucket, one wooden do one pewter dish, three pewter plates, one iron ladle, one corner cubboard, with all the furniture belonging thereto, one sorrel mare, that I call top, one washing tub one cow named cherry, too yews and too lambs, one feather bed and bedsteads that stands in the loft over my room and under tick, too flax sheets, too flax and to do one tweed blanket and too single do too callico bed quilts one cotton and wool covered, the shovel and tongs and tea kettle one little spinning wheel, also the wool and flax and tow that I have now in the house also one new course coverlid, one lindsey bedquilt, the new feathers that is in the house, and nine geese also the meet and fat that I now have, Also she is to have the privilege of my end of the house and half the garden for two years and half, also that she is to be found bread and meet sufficient for her and feed sufficient for the stock that I leave her, this much I bequeath unto her and no more, -- I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Smith that now lives with me, one chaff bedtick, one sheet, one coarse coverlet, one black and white two year old heifer, one sheep, one spinning wheel this much I bequeath unto her & no more. I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Hanks all the plantation whereon I now live, and he is to pay one hundred and twenty five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania in too year and a half from this date, and if the money is not paid in that time the plantation is to be sold and all that it comes to over the above mentioned sum is to be his. And he is to find Duannah Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found, this much I bequeath unto him and no more I give and bequeath unto my son John Hanks'es heirs one dollar this much I bequeath unto them and no more -- I give and bequeath unto my son Fleetwood ten dollars, this much I bequeath unto him and no more -- I also will that all my property that is not herein mentioned is to be sold and the amount thereof to be equally divided between my six daughters -- And be it also remembered that I appoint my son Benjamin Hanks and Ephraim Akers to be my true and lawful Executors to execute all and every part of this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and affix my seal, and I do acknowledge this to be my last Will and testament, revoking all others from the day and date herein mentioned -- this 15 day of July in the year one thousand eight hundred & fourteen

Williams Hanks {Seal}

Witness present

Timothy Hixson, Nicholas "X" Homler

And be it remembered that the words, "and he is to find Duanna Hanks as I have mentioned she is to be found" was enterlined before sined.

Bedford County SS: Personally appeared before me the subscriber Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of administration in and for said XXX by Timothy Hixson and Nicholas Homler the subscribing witnesses to the written will, who being duly sworn depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw william Hanks the testator sign seal and declare the foregoing instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament, that at the time of doing thereof the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory according to the best of the deponents knowledge and belief and that they subscribed as witnesses in the presence of the testator -- sworn and subscribed the 28th day of July AD 1814.

N.B. deponents further say the name "William Hanks" signed to the foregoing Will was written by James James at the request of the said William Hanks the testator --

Timothy Hixson Nicholas "X" Homler

Before D. Mann Register filed & registered 28th July 1814

Be it remembered that on the thirtieth day of July AD 1814 Letters testamentary were granted to Benjamin Hanks & Ephraim Akers, Executors in the foregoing Will of William Hanks named -- they having been first duly sworn according to law _________________________________________ _UID: CD18A01340894A27A809941352095F19FDA5 Change Date: 5 MAY 2013

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William Bedford Hanks, II's Timeline

1739
April 27, 1739
St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
1760
1760
Age 20
Montgomery, Maryland
1761
December 10, 1761
Age 22
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
1764
January 19, 1764
Age 24
Frederick, Maryland
1765
1765
Age 25
MD, USA
1769
October 4, 1769
Age 30
Rock Creek Park, Maryland, United States
October 4, 1769
Age 30
Rock Creek Park, Maryland
1771
June 22, 1771
Age 32
Virginia
1778
1778
Age 38
1779
June 14, 1779
Age 40
Loudoun, Virginia, United States