William Shanks (1747 - 1817)

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Death: Died in Crab Orchard, Lincoln, KY, USA
Managed by: Margaret (Johnson) Lynn
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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
1780
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
1793
December 10, 1793
Age 46
VA, USA
1799
June 3, 1799
Age 51
Lincoln, KY, USA
1817
July 27, 1817
Age 69
Crab Orchard, Lincoln, KY, USA
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