Ebenezer Joseph Hanks

11 February 1815–4 April 1884 (Age 69)
Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ebenezer Joseph

When Ebenezer Joseph Hanks was born on 11 February 1815, in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Hanks, was 23 and his mother, Almira Ann Kennedy, was 21. He married Jane Wells Cooper on 27 October 1839, in Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Pintura, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1846. In 1860, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as cotton factory founder in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. He died on 4 April 1884, in Hanksville, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hanksville Cemetery, Hanksville, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Ebenezer Joseph Hanks
Sarah Jane Casper
Marriage: 6 April 1861
Almira Ann Hanks
Jane Allie Hanks
Ebenezer Joseph Hanks
Luella Nancy Hanks
Irona Wealthy Hanks
Gearge W. Hanks
Eva May Hanks
Neal Wendell Hanks
Charles Coulson Rich Hanks
Marion Lyman Hanks

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  • Marriage
    6 April 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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. 
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    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

    English: from the Middle English personal name Hanke, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In England this personal name was a shortened form of both Hankin and Hancock , both of which were used as pet forms of Henry . The equivalent Middle Dutch names Hanke and Hankin, however, had the sense ‘young John’ and may have been introduced to England by Flemish settlers after the Conquest. There is no evidence to support the suggestion that an English hereditary surname was formed from the Old Norse personal name Anki, a diminutive of personal names such as Arngrim and Arnketill.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Memorial Created by: S.M. Smith Record added: Feb 02, 2000

    Birth: Feb. 11, 1815 Greenwich Washington County New York, USA Death: Apr. 4, 1884 Hanksville Wayne County Utah, USA Son of Joseph Hanks and Almira Ann Kennedy Married Jane Wells Cooper, 28 Oct 1839 …

    Sources (40)

    • Ebenezer Hanks in entry for Ebenezer Joseph Hanks, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ebenezer Haute, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ebenezer Hanks, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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