About Alexander Hanks
He was a private in Capt. Burges Ball's Company of the 5th Virginia Regiment of the Foot under the command of Lt. Col. Josiah Parker when he died.
- page 309 of Nancy Hanks, of undistinguished families; a genealogical, biographical, and historical study of the ancestry of the mother of Abraham Lincoln. by Baber, Adin. Published 1960. "John and Catharine Hanks - their children"