Thompson Hanks

24 November 1834–18 March 1895 (Age 60)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Thompson

When Thompson Hanks was born on 24 November 1834, in Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Hanks, was 37 and his mother, Lucinda Jane Moore, was 35. He married Lucy Caroline Roberts on 21 August 1856, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 18 March 1895, in Camp Creek, Otoe, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Camp Creek Cemetery, Otoe, Nebraska, United States.

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Thompson Hanks
Lucy Caroline Roberts
Marriage: 21 August 1856
Oscar P Hanks
Edward W Hanks
Thomas F. Hanks

Spouse and Children


    Lucy Caroline Roberts


21 August 1856
Surry, North Carolina, United States


    Oscar P Hanks



    Thomas F. Hanks


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 10

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 27

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

English (Gloucestershire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Hank, a short form of Hankin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thompson Hauks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thompe Hanks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thompson Hanks, "United States Census, 1860"

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