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Mary Hanks (Beez)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Death: April 01, 1733 (52-53)
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain William Bressie
Wife of Peter Hanks, I
Mother of Lydia Anne Martin; William "The Quaker" Hanks, I; Eleanor Nelson and Peter Hanks, II

Managed by: Kjell-Ottar Olsen
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About Mary Hanks

H3b1b1 (Mitochondrial DNA)

Not a known child of William Bressie, of the Upper Parish & Susannah Jordan


Notes

From https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beez-1

Iidentify her as the first and only wife of Peter Hanks from oft-cited marriage records in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County.[2]

  • birth: perhaps 1680
  • marriage: August 20, 1702 (as stated by Fishman, citing St. Anne's Parish) or 1707
  • death: on or after April 1733; assuming she was the only wife of Peter, she have died some time after he wrote his will, in which he made his wife a legatee without giving her name. The will was dated April 3, 1733[3] -- some say she died around 1740.

Very little is known about Mary Beez (sometimes also spelled Beeze -- her name is presumed to be taken from her marriage record).[citation needed]

As she was married to a Hanks man, genealogists studying the ancestry of Abraham Lincoln identified her in their quest for information on Nancy Hanks' lineage. (Although her husband Peter is not ancestor of Nancy's the researchers did not know this at the time.)

Warren and Chidsey researched Mary's husband. Records of their correspondence are held and published by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.[1]

We identify her as the first and only wife of Peter Hanks from oft-cited marriage records in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County.[2]

   birth: perhaps 1680
   marriage: August 20, 1702 (as stated by Fishman, citing St. Anne's Parish) or 1707
   death: on or after April 1733; assuming she was the only wife of Peter, she have died some time after he wrote his will, in which he made his wife a legatee without giving her name. The will was dated April 3, 1733[3] -- some say she died around 1740. 

Mary and Peter appear in some unsourced indexes with varying vitals. See his profile .

A review of the actual St. Anne's Parish records would hopefully provide more and more certain information

Sources

  1. Correspondence of A.D. Chidsey, Jr. and Rev. Louis A. Warren. "Hanks Family. Maryland. Peter & Mary Hanks. Excerpts from Newspapers and Other Sources." Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection. 1928; https://archive.org/stream/hanksfamilymaryllinc#page/n1/mode/2up.
  2. Fishman, Rita A. My Genealogy Home Page:Information about Peter Hanks. genealogy.com. URL:http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/f/i/s/Rita-A-Fishman-AZ/WEBSITE-0001/U.... Accessed: 2015-03-24. (Archived by WebCite®)
  3. Peter Hanks, last will and testament; Anne Arundel County, Maryland,, 3 April 1733; posted by Vickie White in Re: Peter Hanks b. 1673 d. 1733 Maryland Will????" genealogy.com, 22 January 2011. http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/hanks/2787/
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Mary Hanks's Timeline

1680
1680
Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
1704
September 25, 1704
St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland
1707
July 25, 1707
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
1709
July 10, 1709
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
1711
1711
Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
1733
April 1, 1733
Age 53
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America