John Henderson Bankhead

15 February 1814–1 November 1884 (Age 70)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Henderson

When John Henderson Bankhead was born on 15 February 1814, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Black Bankhead, was 39 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 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

Spouse and Children

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


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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.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 21
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    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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    Sources (23)

    • John H Bankhead, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John H. Bankhead, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
    • John Henderson Mucerdy in entry for Elvira Kathern Baugh, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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