John Henderson Bankhead

Male15 February 1814–1 November 1884

Brief Life History of John Henderson

When John Henderson Bankhead was born on 15 February 1814, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Black Bankhead, was 34 and his mother, Jane Watson McCurdy, was 35. He married Nancy Coleman Crosby on 13 April 1842, in Athens, Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 1 November 1884, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Henderson Bankhead
Nancy Coleman Crosby
Marriage: 13 April 1842
Margaret Crosby Bankhead
George Crosby Bankhead
John Crosby Bankhead
James Crosby Bankhead
Heber Kimball Bankhead
Percinda Jane Bankhead
Lavina Nancy Bankhead
Erastus Crosby Bankhead
Lydia Lucinda Bankhead
Nancy Elizabeth Bankhead
Elvira Catherine Bankhead
William Crosby Bankhead
Emma Malinda Bankhead
Mary E. Bankhead
Martha Crosby Bankhead
Hyrum Bankhead

Sources (25)

  • John H Bankhead, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John H. Bankhead, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • John Bankhead, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1842Athens, Monroe, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (16)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    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. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 6

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill (see Bank 5) 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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