Redman Aiken Shank

26 June 1827–26 June 1911 (Age 84)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life of Redman Aiken

When Redman Aiken Shank was born on 26 June 1827, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Adam Shank, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Agnes Smiley, was 31. He married Elizabeth Frances Wilson on 10 May 1856, in Putnam, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Arbuckle, Mason, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Clendenin Magisterial District, Mason, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 26 June 1911, in Mason, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Henderson, Mason, West Virginia, United States.

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Redman Aiken Shank
Elizabeth Frances Wilson
Marriage: 10 May 1856
Agnes E Shank
Bettie A. Shank
Barmss A. Shank
Pureness A Shank
Robert Anderson Shank
Ella Shank
Mary Ellen Shanks
Kate Ann Shank
Fredrick M. Shank
Olive Frances Shank
Minnie Mae Shank

Spouse and Children

10 May 1856
Putnam, West Virginia, United States


    Agnes E Shank


    Bettie A. Shank


    Barmss A. Shank


    Pureness A Shank


    Robert Anderson Shank


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 17

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 34

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Schank .2 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Shanks .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Redman Shank in household of Adam Shank, "United States Census, 1850"
  • R* Shank, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Redman A Shank, "United States Census, 1910"

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