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William Shanks

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Birthplace: Born at Sea
Death: Died in Crab Orchard, Lincoln, KY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Shanks; Thomas Shanks and Sarah Shanks
Husband of Sarah Anne Handley and Sarah Shanks
Father of Nancy Wyan; John Shanks; <private> Shanks; <private> Shanks; <private> Shanks and 12 others
Brother of James Shanks; David Shanks; Sarah Shanks; Elisabeth Shanks; Mary Shanks and 2 others

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About William Shanks

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor #: A102803

William was born aboard ship crossing from Ireland. He served in the Revolutionary War in Captain John Murray's Company of the 2nd battalion, 10th Pennsylvania Rifle regiment. His father, Thomas had property that appeared on the tax records of York by 1762. William married Sarah Handley on 12/22/1780 in Augusta County, VA. He appears in the Va Census of 1782 at Lewisburg, Greenbriar Co, (then) Virginia. They moved to Crab Orchard, KY in 1797. His will shows he had considerable property.

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William Shanks's Timeline

1747
August 25, 1747
Born at Sea
1780
December 22, 1780
Age 33
Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States
December 22, 1780
Age 33
Augusta, VA, USA
1782
1782
Age 34
1783
October 7, 1783
Age 36
Greenbrier, WV, USA
1783
Age 35
VA, USA
1789
March 13, 1789
Age 41
1791
July 16, 1791
Age 43
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
1792
1792
Age 44
1793
December 10, 1793
Age 46
VA, USA