John Shanks

about 1783–
Of, Shelby, Kentucky, USA

The Life of John

When John Shanks was born about 1783, his father, Thomas Shanks Jr, was 35 and his mother, Katherine Bradford, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Shanks Jr
1748–1822
Katherine Bradford
1760–1847
Robert Shanks
1779–1859
John Shanks
1783–
Thomas Shanks
1784–1811
Clary Shanks
1793–
Mary Shanks
1802–
William Shanks
1782–1836
Samuel Shanks
1786–1856
James G. Shanks
1790–1845
Julia Abigail Shanks
1793–1878
Rebecca B. Shanks
1803–1881
Toliver Shanks
1804–1867
Elizabeth Jane Shanks
1812–1886

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1779–1859Male

    William Shanks

    Male1782–1836Male

    Male1783–Male

    Thomas Shanks

    Male1784–1811Male

    Samuel Shanks

    Male1786–1856Male

+7 More Children

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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