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William Shanks

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Atlantic Ocean
Death: Died in Crab Orchard, Lincoln, KY, USA
Place of Burial: Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Shanks and Sarah Shanks
Husband of Sarah Anne Shanks
Father of Mary "Polly" Whitley; David Shanks; Archibald Shanks; Jane Owsley; Nancy Wyan and 5 others
Brother of Sarah Shanks; David Shanks; James Shanks; Robert Shanks; Thomas Shanks, Jr. and 3 others

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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.

He's buried in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Lincoln, KY in the Old Presbyterian Section. His grave bears the inscription: Revolutionary Soldier. Find A Grave #93636524

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William Shanks's Timeline

1747
August 25, 1747
Atlantic Ocean
1781
1781
Age 33
Virginia, United States
1783
May 21, 1783
Age 35
Virginia, United States
October 7, 1783
Age 36
Greenbrier, WV, USA
1783
Age 35
VA, USA
1791
July 16, 1791
Age 43
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
1792
1792
Age 44
1793
December 10, 1793
Age 46
VA, USA
1799
June 3, 1799
Age 51
Lincoln, KY, USA