Charles C Shanks

1790–12 December 1832 (Age 42)
St. Mary's, Maryland, United States

The Life of Charles C

When Charles C Shanks was born in 1790, in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States, his father, Thomas Shanks Jr, was 42 and his mother, Mary Ann Tippett, was 32. He married Lydia Wethington on 21 November 1812, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 12 December 1832, in Union, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 42.

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Charles C Shanks
Lydia Wethington
Marriage: 21 November 1812
Mary Ann Shanks
Theresa A Shanks
James A. Shanks
Elizabeth Shanks
Ambrose Domenic Shanks
Pauline Emily Shanks
Anna Isabella Shanks
Martha Ann Shanks
Charles Christofferson Shanks

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21 November 1812
Washington, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 2

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

Age 13

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: nickname for someone with long legs or some peculiarity of gait, from Old English sceanca ‘shin bone’, ‘leg’. This vocabulary word was preserved in Scotland, whereas in England it was replaced by Old Norse leggr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Shank in entry for John M Thompson and Ann Isabell Thompson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Charles Shank in entry for John M Thompson and Ann Isabell Thompson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Charles Shanks in entry for George W Thompson and Elizabeth Shanks, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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