John Greer Bankhead

20 March 1815–5 December 1860 (Age 45)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Greer

When John Greer Bankhead was born on 20 March 1815, in Tennessee, United States, his father, George Bankhead, was 38 and his mother, Jane A. Greer, was 29. He married Margaret Scott Jarrott in 1841. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Marion, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 December 1860, at the age of 45.

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John Greer Bankhead
Margaret Scott Jarrott
Marriage: 1841
Hannah Bankhead
Melvina Bankhead
Gardner Jarrett Bankhead
Dr. George Greer Bankhead
Mary Bankhead
John Jay Bankhead
James Richard Bankhead
Annie Eliza Bankhead
Margaret Virginia Bankhead
Martha L Bankhead
Thomas Emmett Bankhead

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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 4

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 15

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill ( see Banks 1) or habitational name from a place with this origin. There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire.

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

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Sources (2)

  • John Bankhead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Bankhead, "United States Census, 1850"

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