John Warner Bankhead
Son of Charles Lewis Bankhead and Anne Cary Bankhead (Randolph)
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About John Warner Bankhead
John W. Bankhead was the oldest great grandchild of President Thomas Jefferson. He was born at Monticello in December 1811. He was the son of Charles L. Bankhead and Ann Cary Randolph. Ann Randolph was the daughter of Martha Jefferson. John was educated at the University of Virginia. He married Elizabeth Christian of Kent County, Virginia, in November 1832. Bankhead moved west to Pike County, Missouri, in 1842 and became a farmer. He died there in 1897. The collection consists of a transcript of John Bankhead's obituary, genealogical information on the Bankhead and Clark families, and the diary of Ann Cary Bankhead, 1820-1825.