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Benjamin Hanks

Birthplace: Mansfield, CT, USA
Death: Died in Troy, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Uriah Hanks and Irene Hanks
Husband of Alicia Hanks
Father of Sophia Hanks; Truman Hanks; Horatio Hanks and Julius Hanks
Brother of Zilpha Hanks; Uriah Hanks; Irene Crane; Lurancy Hanks; Philena Hanks and 4 others

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About Benjamin Hanks

Birth: Oct. 29, 1755 Mansfield City Tolland County Connecticut, USA Death: Dec. 15, 1824 Albany County New York, USA

Another record reports he was born on the 25th.

Death was in West Troy.

Family links:

 Uriah Hanks (1736 - 1809)
 Irene Case Hanks (1735 - 1807)

Inscription: Age 70.

Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery Menands Albany County New York, USA Plot: Section 100

Maintained by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak Originally Created by: Marte Record added: Jan 17, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 46797627 Col Benjamin Hanks Added by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak

Col Benjamin Hanks Added by: Marte

Col Benjamin Hanks Added by: Marte

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Served as a drummer in Revolutionary War. In addition to clockmaking business, carried on goldsmith trade; made stockings, looms, compasses, brass cannon and large church bells. In 1779 removed to Litchfield, where in 1780 he built his home from which he carried on his business until 1790. His home served as one of Litchfield's early hotels. Removed to Mansfield CT where he "continued to make Clocks and Bells." In 1793 sold Amherst church its first bell. Set up second foundry for bell casting in Troy NY with son Truman, under firm name of BENJAMIN HANKS & SON. Received exclusive rights at October session of 1783 General Assembly to sell clocks wound by air. 3 Apprenticed about 1768 to Thomas Harland? in Norwich CT 1 Advertised from 1777 to 1779 (Windham CT), as watch and clockmaker and gold- and silversmith offering beads, buckles, spurs, spring lancets, etc. 3 He worked from 1780 to 1790 as a silversmith and bell founder in Litchfield CT 3 He worked after 1790 as a silversmith and bell founder in Mansfield Center CT 3

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Benjamin Hanks's Timeline

October 29, 1755
Mansfield, CT, USA
Age 26
Age 34
December 15, 1824
Age 69
Troy, NY, USA