David Addison Banks

August 1836–28 February 1915 (Age 78)
Breathitt, Kentucky, United States

The Life of David Addison

When David Addison Banks was born in August 1836, in Breathitt, Kentucky, United States, his father, David Banks Sr, was 33 and his mother, Sally Hollon, was 26. He married Nancy Bailey about 1858. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States for about 7 years and Magisterial District 5, Christian, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 28 February 1915, in Wolfe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Addison Banks
Nancy Bailey
Marriage: about 1858
Eliza Jane Banks
Mary A Banks
Sarah E Banks
Mahala C Banks
James Franklin Banks
Hiram Edward Banks

Spouse and Children

about 1858


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+16 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1845: Breathitt, Kentucky, United States

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 25

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). The final -s may occasionally represent a plural form, but it is most commonly an arbitrary addition made after the main period of surname formation, perhaps under the influence of patronymic forms with a possessive -s.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’, a byname for a large-bellied person. The English form was chosen because of a mistaken association of the Gaelic name with bruach ‘bank’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Senator David Banks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dave Banks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • David Banks, "United States Census, 1860"

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