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74. Emeline F WILBANKS

Emiline F. Wilbanks, daughter of Gardner and Sarah Nance Wilbanks, was born circa 1829 in Weakly County Tennessee.  Emilin married first to Daniel Hester circa 1845.  Daniel was born in 1814 in Alabama.  In the 1850 census, Daniel Hester and family are found living in Rusk Co. Texas near Emilines parents.  Living with them is Emiline's grandmother Susan Wilbanks widow of Marshall Wilbanks.  

TEXAS 1850 CENSUS  (partial)

TEXAS 1850 CENSUS

RUSK COUNTY

Page 262 B
Rusk District, 21st October
380-380
Daniel Hester       36 m Farmer    1500 AL
Emiline F.          21 f                TN
Sarah J.             4 f                TX
Mary ann             2 f                TX
Nancy C.             7/12 f             TX
Marshal Simpson     21 m Laborer        TN
Susan Wilbanks      73 f                SC

We know that Daniel Hester's estate was settled in court papers in Rusk Co. on Feb 12, 1856.
The guardianship papers on the Hester minors were filed in 1850.

In 1851, Gardener sold land to daughter Emeline. In another deed record he sold her 2 slaves.

Emiline  married second to James Addison Canon in 1857 or 1858.  James was born on November 13, 1832 in South Carolina.

The following record was found in the Texas Marriages Database:

 
Texas Marriages, 1851-1900  
CANON, J. A.
  Spouse: FOSTER, EMELINE F. Marriage Date: 17 Mar 1858
  County: Rusk State: TX

I think this is Emeline Foster Wilbanks not Emeline F. Foster


1860 Rusk Co. p 285 Emeline F. Canon, age 29
Page No. 129  [285A]
Beat No. 9     18th July      Post Office: New Danville

834-852
J. A. Canon 28 M      Farmer 4000    4800 SC
Emeline F. 29 F TN
S. A. 1 F TX
Sarah J. Hester 14 F TX
Mary A. 12 F TX
Nancy E. 10 F TX
Martha A. 6 F TX
Belzona D. 4 F TX
Elijah Shaw 19 M             100 GA
Susanna Willbanks 80 F  640 SC


1870 Johnson Co. p 587 Emeline Cannon, age 40   Living near Allen Nance Wilbanks.
   Children:   Wollie    22  F
              Ellen     20  F
              Mattie H. 17  F
              Bell      14  F
              Cane      11  M
              Hellen     9  F
              J. W.      7  M
1880 Johnson Co. p 279 ED 82
Again living near brothers Allen Nance and Hiram Henry.

Canon, James A.  w m 47         Farmer         SC  NC  SC
       Emeline  w f 50 wife    keeping house  TN  SC  TN
       Cane     w f 21 dau     at home        TX  SC  TN
       Helen    w f 18 dau     at home        TX  SC  TN
       John W.  w m 16 son     at home        TX  SC  TN
Hester, Mary     w f 28 stp dau at home        TX  AL  TN

Emiline died in 1883 in Johnson County, Texas (some say Mineral Wells, TX). James died on Feb. 11 1914 in Sterling City, Sterling Co. Texas.


Daniel G. HESTER

Texas Land Records
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District: Fannin
County: Montague
Grantee: Gideion M. Coursey
Certificate: 1306/1405
Patentee: Daniel G. Hester
Patent Date: 02 Feb 1856
Patent #: 99
Patent Volume: 13
Acres: 344
Class:   Fan. 3rd.  
File: 1968
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District: Harrison; Panola
County: Panola
Grantee: G M. Coursey
Certificate: 193
Patentee: Daniel G Hester
Patent Date: 09 Oct 1849
Patent #: 531
Patent Volume: 3
Acres: 296
Adjoining County: Rusk
Adjoining Acres: All
Class:   Rusk 3rd.  
File: 8
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District: Rusk
County: Rusk
Grantee: John A. Hester
Certificate: 18
Patentee: John A. Hester
Patent Date: 09 Oct 1847
Patent #: 251
Patent Volume: 2
Acres: 320
Class:   Rusk 3rd.  
File: 7
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District: Rusk
County: Rusk
Grantee: Wm. Hester
Certificate: 59
Patentee: Wm. Hester
Patent Date: 29 May 1851
Patent #: 6
Patent Volume: 7
Acres: 320
Adjoining County: Smith
Adjoining Acres: 80
Class:   Rusk 3rd.  
File: 9
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District: Rusk
County: Rusk
Grantee: D. G. Hester
Certificate: 227
Patentee: John Chisum
Patent Date: 29 Dec 1854
Patent #: 696
Patent Volume: 10
Acres: 320
Class:   Rusk 3rd.  
File: 234
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District: Rusk
County: Rusk
Grantee: G. M. Coursey
Certificate: 193
Patentee: Daniel G. Hester
Patent Date: 09 Oct 1849
Patent #: 531
Patent Volume: 3
Acres: 296
Class:   Rusk 3rd.  
File: 8


James Addison CANON

From:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgregg/1860census.html
1860 Pioneer Families of Gregg County

CANNON, J. A.   1832  South Carolina
CAUSEY, A. J.  1831  Tennessee


76. Allen Nance WILBANKS

Allen N Wilbanks Postmaster, merchant and farmer of Freeland, Johnson county was born in Weakley county Tennessee May 11 1832, a son of Gardner Wilbanks and Sarah Nance Wilbanks, who were native of South Carolina. Gardner Wilbanks life for himself as a farmer in Union District South Carolina, and later moved to Rusk County Texas, and in 1850 came to Johnson County., where he died December 28 1888. Allen Wilbanks was reared in Rusk County Tx and subsequently came to Johnson County Where he began farming and stock-raising. In connection with that business he is now engaged in merchandising. He was appointed Postmaster of Freeland in 1890 Under Harrison's Administration; has service as a Justice of the Peace of his precinct nine years; was County Commissioner four years, is a Master Mason, a member of the grandge and Farmers Union and also the Missionary Baptist Church. He has a fine farm of 320 acres , ninety acres under cultivation. In 1863 Mr Wilbanks enlisted in the Confederate service in Company B, Captain Childress's company, and served until the close of the war. Other A N Wilbanks was found in Chisums' Regiment Texas Dismounted Calvery. He was in a number of Major battles and skirmishes. He served until the end of the war. He returned home and resumed his former occupation.

1. ALLEN NANCE WILBANKS (GARDNER3, MARSHALL2, WILLIAM1) was born May 11, 1832 in Weakley Tn, and died 1911 in most likely Johnson County. He married (1) JENNIE ODOM. He married (2) MARINDA VICTORIA HALE November 22, 1860, daughter of JOEL WHITEHEAD and NANCY HALE. She died October 01, 1891.

Notes for MARINDA VICTORIA HALE:
a native of Clark County GA Se was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a devoted christian.l Politicallly Mrs Wilbanks is identified with the Democratic party.

Children of ALLEN WILBANKS and MARINDA HALE are:

i. WILLIE H5 WILBANKS.

ii. GRACE D WILBANKS.

iii. LISLE WILBANKS.

iv. JEFFERSON A WILBANKS, b. 1861, Johnson County Tx.

v. LULA A WILBANKS, b. 1862, Johnson County Tx.

vi. LESLIE E WILBANKS, b. 1866, Johnson County Tx.

vii. ALTA T WILBANKS, b. 1869, Johnson County Tx.

viii. IRVIN B WILBANKS, b. 1871, Johnson County Tx.

ix. BELL B WILBANKS, b. 1873, Johnson County Tx.
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George Freeland was one of the earliest settlers in the western part of Johnson county in the community which would bear his name. The Freeland post office was established in the 1870's, first in Sim Glenn's home, then 'Uncle Allen' Wilbanks built a store and the post office was transferred to the store. Wilbanks was appointed post master in 1890. He served as Justice of the Peace and County. Commissioner for Johnson county.

From: "The History of Johnson County and Surrounding Area"
by Viola Block - 1970


1880 Census Data for Johnson Co.:
vol.19  ed 82
sheet 15  line 45
Justice Precinct #2
Willbanks, Allen N. white     male age 48    TN
Victoria       wife      age 37    GA
Jefferson A.        son       age 18    TX
Lula           dau       age 15    TX
Lezlie              son       age 13    TX
Alla           dau       age 11    TX
Irbin               dau       age  9    TX
Belle               dau       age  7    TX
and two servants

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In March of 1872, Allen Nance Wilbanks appeared before the County Court applied for guardianship of three black minors:  Martha Wilbanks, Joshua Wilbanks and Rebecca Wilbanks all under the age of 14. Below is the transcript of the Court record:

The State of Texas
County of Johnson

To all persons interested in the guardianship of the minors, Martha Wilbanks, Joshua Wilbanks, Rebecca Wilbanks (colored each under the age of 14 years.  A. N. Wilbanks has application for the guardianship of said minors, which will be heard at the appointed time of the District Court of Johnson Co.  on the second Monday in said month at the court house in the town of Cleburne.  All persons interested in said minors welfare may appear and contest the same if they see proper to do so.

Witness my hand and official seal of the District Court of Johnson County at office this March 26th AD 1872
(Book E, page 167 Probate Minutes)


Guardianship of                Aug 23,1873
Wilbanks Colored Minors
A.N. Wilbanks
The State of Texas
County of Johnson

This day came A. N. Wilbanks by his petition asking to be appointed Guardian of colored minors and is appearing to the court that legal notices of said application has been given.

It is ordered by the court that said applicant do receive letters of guardianship upon his entry into bond in the sum of three thousand dollars taken the oath required by law within thirty days.

(Book E. page 359)


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In Oct. of 1926 Mrs. A. N. Wilbanks filed an application for Confederate Widows Pension.  In the Pension application she states that A. N. Wilbanks died on the 8th day of Jan. 1911 in Johnson County Texas and that she was married to him on Sept. 1, 1895 in Johnson Co.   

From the application we find that Allen command was originally organized in Texas and that he served 3 to 4 years in  Company B. Stone's 2nd Regiment Texas Cavalry, Major's Brigade, Childders Company.  He was 2nd Lieutenant of his Regmts. Company.

From the Affidavit of Witnesses, we learn about Allen's service from A. D Hadley who states, "I enlisted with him and served in the Company until the close of the war. He ws 2nd Lieut. of our Comapnay and was a loyal and faithful soldier in the command and was a good officer."  A Mr. M. Pid Hart states further, "I know personally that A. N. Wilbanks  was a loyal and faithful Confederate Soldier in the Civil War. He waas Lieut. in my brother's Co., Capt. Jack Hart's Co. B. Stone's  trd Cavalry Texas, all??? at the close  of the ware with Capt. Jack Hart."

The file has an attached letter dated October 29, 1926 form the War Department, Adjutant General's Office to Congressman Fritz G. Lanham.  The letter states the following:

"The records show that A. N. Wibanks, 2d. Lieutenant, Company B. 2d Texas Partisan Rangers, Stone's Regiment, also, known as Chisum's Regiment Texas Cavalry, C.S.A ( Major's BrigadeP tendered his resignation on November 19, 1863, on account of physical disability, and that his resignation was approved on surgeon's certificate December 30, 1863 at Shreveport, Louisana, by E. Kirby Smith, Lieutenant General, Commanding."


Marinda Victoria HALE

a native of Clark County GA Se was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a devoted christian.l Politicallly Mrs Wilbanks is identified with the Democratic party.


217. Lula A. WILBANKS

From bill of sale in rusk county by the heirs of Victoria Hale Wilbanks, we find that Lula was married at the time and her last name was Moss.  The bill of sales was recorded in March of 1901.


219. Alla T. WILBANKS

Listed on a  deed record with A.N. Wilbanks, J.A. Wilbanks, L.E. Wilbanks and Ada T Williamson -heirs of Victoria Wilbanks. Deed record was  for the sale of land inherited by Victoria from her father Joseph W. Hale.  Land was sold to J. M. Spinks of Gregg Co.
 Rusk Co. Deed Rcords Book 52 page 92.
 Aug. 7 1901 at 3 PM


220. Irvin WILBANKS

Was not listed on a  deed record with with heirs of Victoria Wilbanks. Deed record was  for the sale of land inherited by Victoria from her father Joseph W. Hale.  Land was sold to J. M. Spinks of Gregg Co.
 Rusk Co. Deed Rcords Book 52 page 92.
 March 1901 at 3 PM

Irvin could of been desceased by 1901.


221. Nola Belle WILBANKS

Listed on a  deed record with A.N. Wilbanks, J.A. Wilbanks, L.E. Wilbanks, Alla T Williamson, Lula A. Moss, Nola B. Phillips, Gracie D. Wilbanks and W.H. Wilbanks -heirs of Victoria Wilbanks. Deed record was  for the sale of land inherited by Victoria from her father Joseph W. Hale.  Land was sold to J. M. Spinks of Gregg Co.
 Rusk Co. Deed Rcords Book 52 page 92.
 Aug. 7 1901 at 3 PM

Nola Belle was living in Hunt County when she made avidavid to  the County Clerk in Hunt County on March 21 1901 for the transaction.

----- Original Message -----
From: Rojam395@cs.com
To: dwilban1@attbi.com
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:15 PM
Subject: Re: Gardner Wilbanks Sons


Hi David,  
Great to hear from you,  and I am so proud to be kin to someone so very smart, and so intested in family history. Just by reading some of your information, plus everyone elses, I realize I'm  in way over my head. I have very little info on the Wilbank family, and I'm very bad on the computer!
We did finally get down to visit the cementary last weekend, and just get a feel of the land. It's beautiful country.
I talked with my aunt Nelma last night, and she remembers Aunt Alla and Aunt Grace. Grace taught school in Dallas, I found that she was listed in a 1928 paper. She loaned my great uncle, Odell, money for college. He would repay her every summer.  Alla was bedridden,  had two daughters, and lived in Houston.
Nelma is looking for more info, she's getting excitied with the little info I found and really enjoyed the picture of the sons.
Allen N. sounds like he really was special, but the entire family seemed to be go-getters. Gardner must have been something else!  Do you have more information on the black children that A.N. adopted?
I wish I had some information to offer, but maybe Nelma will come up with something more.
Thank you, Diane   


----- Original Message -----
From: Rojam395@cs.com
To: dwilban1@attbi.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 5:36 PM
Subject: (no subject)


David,
Thank you for the information on the three children. Also wanted to clarify that  Allen Nance was my gg grandfather, not ggg as you had written. His daughter Belle, was my g grandmother. She was the most gentle person I ever met. She was a tiny lady that had 2 sets of twins, a set of triples, plus 5 single births.
There is a cousin named Alice that has a good bit of information I believe. Her email address is: aamm2@cox.net . She is thru Ruby Odom Phillips,  another daughter of Belle's.  Thanks again, Diane


222. William Hale WILBANKS

Found in 1920 Census in Cleburne Texas:

Age: 36 Year: 1920
  Birthplace: Texas Roll:  T625_1822
  Race: White Page:  10B
 
  State: Texas ED:  40
 
  County: Johnson Image:  225
 
  Township: Cleburne

Occumpation listed as Grocer


Rebecca Jane ODOM

In October of 1926, Mrs. A. N. Wilbanks filed for a Widows Pension. Her application was first returned because it failed to mention her age and information about how long she had lived in Texsas.  In a letter to the Acting Comptroller,  lawyer O.O.Chrisman states that Mrs. Wilbanks was in the Sanaterium at the time she executed her application and was not positive to the dates of her marriage and birth. The infromation was retrieved from a family Bible and resubmitted.

The application states that she is 70 years past at the time of the application in October 1926 and that she was born in Johnson County. She listed her postoffice address as R F D #7 Cleburne Texas.  

She also states in her application that she was married to Allen Nance Wilbanks on September 1, 1895.  

In an Application for Mortuary Warrant, L. E. Wilbanks states that Mrs. Wilbanks died on June 21, 1928 near the town of Cleburne, in Johnson Co.  She died in L. E. Wilbanks home and that his postoffice address was RFD #7 Cleburne, Texas.

The Certificate of Physician lists the cause of death as Cancer of the bowels.

Census of 1920
Shows Rebecca Wilanks living next to L. E. Wilbanks and in her houshold are Gracy D. Wilbanks -daughter age 24 and Will Bailey- grandson age 25


77. Hiram Henry WILBANKS

Hiram Henry Wilbanks,
Freeland Community

In 1892 "A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties" by the Lewis Publishing Co. of Chicago was published with biographical sketches of early day settlers. Hiram Henry Wilbanks and his brother Allen N. Wilbanks each had a sketch about themselves; their father, Gardner Wilbanks, was in Allen N. Wilbank's sketch. At the time this book was compiled, both Hiram and Allen were still living. To quote from the book:
"Hiram Henry Wilbanks, a farmer and a stock raiser residing 14 miles southwest of Cleburne, and one mile north of Freeland, Was born in Wakely County TN, Jan 11 1833, son of Gardner Wilbanks, A native of South Carolina. Hiram H moved with his father to Rusk County, TX,. and later in 1880 to Johnson County TX settling on his present farm of 706 acres, 366 acres of which in-law Jim Lain, and Jim's brother, Lambert is under a fine state of cultivation. In 1862 Wilbanks enlisted in the Confederate Service, in Company B, Captain Childress command, Stone's regiment, was in the Battle of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and was then detailed to the mail service. He served until the close of the war, and was at home on a sick furlough at the time of the surrender.

Hiram Wilbanks and his brother Allen married sisters, Allen to Miranda Victoria Hale on Nov 22 1860 and Hiram to Permelia Ann Francis Hale Aug 11 1853. The parents of the Hale sisters were Joel Whitehead Hale, native of Clark Co., GA, and Nancy Tigner Elder.

Hiram and Allen's Father was Gardner Wilbanks who was born on March 15, 1979 in Union District, South Carolina, and he later died on Dec. 27, 1888, in Johnson Co., Tex. Gardner Wilbanks married Sarah (“Sally”) Nance, born about 1815 and died about 1870 in Johnson Co., Tex. She was the daughter of John Nance of Wakely Co., Term. They were the parents of eleven children, the first six who were born in Tenn. were Emilene F., William, Allen Nance, Hiram Henry, Calvin and Jessie. Benjamin was born in Arkansas, apparently while the family was enroute to Texas; then came Doctor, Daniel, Susan and Sarah.

Hiram Henry Wilbanks and his wife Permelia Francis had 14 children.
(1) Patience married Frank LaFon;
(2) Joel W. (deceased);
 (3) Mansil (Manny) married Rhoda Pierce;
(4) Alonzo Gardner married Alice Cathey;
(5) Howell H. (deceased);
(6) Floyd married Susan;
(7) Emory married Willie Cathey,
(8) Earnest married EvaBaran;
(9) Ada (deceased)
(IO) Liza (deceased);
(11) Olley married Pat Scurlock,
(12) Arthur;
(13) Norma married Abe Gresham;
(14) Marvin Bishop married CordeliaFord.

Hiram Henry became ill while visiting two of his grown sons, Emory and Ernest, who lived in what was then Indian Territory, He died on Aug. 18, 1899, and was buried in Texmo Cemetery(now called Dewey Cemetery), North of Hammon, OK.

by June Rogers Tate
Article f796 Johnson County History Book
reprinted with permission

Editors Note: June Rogers Tate was very friendly And a very close friend of Dad and Mom in the 1970s She used to come visit Spearman, TX Hansford County Often. Many of the Wilbanks and the Pierces picked up And moved to Hansford County TX in 1906 for cheap land.


Some reocrds state birth as 11 Jan. 1833 and some 1834.  I am going with 1834 because there would be less than 9 months difference between his next oldest brother, Allen Nance. Official Birth Record from Ancestry.com:

Wilbanks, Hiram Henry
  Father: Wilbanks, Gardner   Mother: Nance, Sarah   
  Birth Date: 11 January 1833 City:   
  County: Weakley State: TN
  Country: USA

Other Record from Ancestry.Com:
Hiram   Wilbanks  
  Birth: 11 January 1834-- County, Weakley, TN
  Death:
18 August 1899 --   
  Spouse:  A Wilbanks Permelia
  Parents:   Nance Gardne,     Sarah


Permelia Ann Frances HALE

She is buried with a tombstone that allso lists the Daughters of Otis and Maggie Vinson.  in the  Lafon cemetery.

In the 1900 Census she lists having 14 children of which only 9 were still living.


224. William Joel WILBANKS

We know from a history on Johnson County pub. in 1892 that Joel died before then.  However he was still living in the 1880 census.


228. Howell Hiram WILBANKS

We know from a history on Johnson County pub. in 1892 that Hiram Howell died before then.  However he was still living in the 1880 census.

Howell's grave is up on Wilbanks Mt. behind which is the Lime quary.  It is on the property of what is now Earlene Rives house but was the  Rock house that Alonzo lived in  and was mentioned in the Johnson Co biography of Alonzo.

The grave is located behind the old barn up the mt through heavy brush.  There is no trail and no easy way to get to it.    The grave reads:

 Howell H. Wilbanks
 March 28, 1862
 June 11, 1890
 Brother


233. Arthur WILBANKS

Born in Johnson County.  Moved to Hansford County with brothers.  Died young and never married.


237. Marvin Bishop WILBANKS

Living with brother: Alonzo Gardner Wilbanks in the 1910 Census.


Sarah Elizabeth

In her Widow's Pension Application for Calvin Wilbanks, filed on Aug, 27, 1914,  S.E. Wilbanks stated the following facts:

1. That she was 66 years of age being born on Oct. 12th, 1848 in Carroll county Mississippi.

2. She had lived in the state of Texas for 55 years since 1859.

3. That she had lived in Bosque County for 45 years.

4. That Calvin Died on June 16, 1908.  (However, in 1900 census, Sara Elizabeth is listed as head of the houshold and Calvin is not listed).

5. That Calvin inlisted in Co. H, 8th Regiment (Young's) Texas Volunteer Infanfry, Walker's Division.   Also that he was a private soldier and a volunteer.

Also, in the file was an Application for Mortuary Warrant filed by her son Sam E. Wilbanks that states that Mrs. Sarah E. Wilbanks died on the 13th day of Aug., 1946. in the town of Walnut Springs, Texas (Basque Co.).  She died in her home.

The Certificate of Physician was not filled in, so no cuase of death is listed.


79. Jesse WILBANKS

Jesse Wilbanks served in the Confederate Army. He enlisted in Co. H. Young's Regt. under Capt. G.D. Greer's Command, 8th Texas Infantry, Wathen's?? Division.  He enlisted in either 1861 or 1862 and served until the close of the war in 1865.

On August 30, 1913, Jesse's wife, Mrs. Georgia A. Wilbanks applied for a widows Pension. File # 24327.

In the application for "Widows of Soldiers Who Are In Indigent Circumstances," Mrs. Wilbanks states that Jesse died in June of 1903 in Toloqua, Okla (Tahlequah) while being there on a visit.   She states that she married Jesse on the 26th of June 1867 in Johnson Co. Texas.

At the time of her application Mrs. Wilbanks was 65 years of age and that she was born in  Waco, Texas and has lived in Texas all her life. Since 1900 she haad resided in Parker county with Weatherford has her P.O.

In an Affidavit of Witness, T E Cross says:

" Jesse Wilbanks enlisted bottom part of 1861 in Co H. 8th Regt. of Texas. Vol. Infantry in xonfed army , Col O. Young Commanding and served faithfully to close of war and discharged at Hempstead, Texas May 15,1865...."

In the same affidavit, D.B. Chamberlain states:
"I was in ?? of the 8th Regt.of Texas  Infantry, and know that Jesse Wilbanks enlisted in  Co. H.  of same regiment and served to close of ware in 1865. I can not guess date of enlistement but think it about last of 1861. or first of 1862 and that he was discharged at Hempstead, Texas with the rest of us. He did not desert."


According to Ms. Michael Huff, (5440 North Braeswood No. 996, Houston, Texas 77096, (713) 721-7723), Jesse is burried in Tahlequah along with his wife Georgia.  They lived for a time near Denison.  His children were from Tahlequah ( I think the three youngest children.)  Some moved to AZ.  Here is Ms. Huff's post on Ancestry.Com:

"Rusk County, TX - My great grandfather was Jessie Wilbanks born June 9, 1836 in Weakley, Tennessee, my great great grandfather was Gardner Wilbanks, my grandmother was Lily Wilbanks Ghormley. My father, Mike Wilson, was the son of Lily Wilbanks and Michael A. Ghormley, but apparently Mike was raised by a stepfather named Wilson and changed his last name to Wilson from Ghormley. I am an undocumented Cherokee Indian and have recently began the job of trying to prove that. I would love to have any Wilbanks family information you have. I would also like a mailing address for you, if possible. My address is Ms. Michael Huff, 5440 North Braeswood No. 996, Houston, Texas 77096, (713) 721-7723. My e-mail address is MHUFF@BRACEPATT.COM"

Jesse is hard to find in the census records.   He first appears in the 1850 Census living in his father's houshold in Rusk Co, Rusk Dist Texas.  He is age 13.:

Page 265 B
Rusk District, 25th October
428-428
Gardiner Wilbanks 53 m Farmer              2500 SC
Sally 36 f TN
William 20 m Farmer TN
Allen 19 m Farmer TN
Hiram 17 m Farmer TN
Calvin 16 m Farmer TN
Jesse 13 m TN
Benjamin 12 m AR
Doctor 11 m TX
Daniel H. 7 m TX
Susan 5 f TX
Sarah C. 4 f TX


He is still living with his father Gardner at age 22 in the 1860 census:

JOHNSON COUNTY

Page No. 69  [471A]
13th August         Post Office: Alvarado

474-479
Gardner Willbanks 63 M Farmer          2846   13625 SC
Sarah 45 F Housewife TN
Allin 25 M Farmer TN
Calvin 23 M Farmer TN
Jessee 22 M Farmer TN
Benj. 20 M Farmer TN
Danl. H. 16 M Farmer app TX
Sarah C. 13 F TX
475-480
Hiram Willbanks 24 M Farmer           -     3952 TN
Frances 22 F Housewife GA
Patience 3 F TX
Allen 2 M TX


He is not found in the 1870 Census, but does appear for the first time married to Georgia with 5 children in the 1880 census living in Hill County.  

Hill County
vol.17  ed 76
sheet 37  line 47
Precinct 6
Wilbanks, Jessie white male age 42 TN
 Georgia wife age 31 TX
 Jackson son age 11 TX
 Gardener son age  9 TX
 Jessie dau age  7 TX
 Carel son age  3 TX
 Tennie dau age  1 TX
 and 1 hired man


Also, according to deed records in Johnson Co., he sold 80 acres to A. J. Pierce  of the J. C. Williams survey on Nov. 7, 1886.  Recorded in Book 34, p309

His family does not appear in the 1900 census before his death.  I have not searched for Georgia in the Parker Co 1910 census records.


Jesse's burried in the Tahlequa Cemetery.  Details at the following link:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ok/cherokee/cemeteries/tahlequa.txt

Jesse Wilbanks
1836 - 1908

There it states his marker with a death in 1908 not 1903 as stated in his wifes pension application.


Georgia A. PUCKETT

On August 30, 1913, Georgia A. Wilbanks filed for a Confederate Widow's Pension. File # 24327.

At the time Mrs. Wilbanks was living in Parker County with a Weatherford P.O. and she listed her age around 65.

In the file, there is an Appliction for Mortuary Warrant.  The warrant is filed by Mrs. F.E. Wilson the daughter of Georgia and Jesse Wilbanks.   It states  that Georgia A. Wilbanks died on April 2nd, 1929 in the home of her daughter Mrs. F. E. Wilson residing at 301 So 7th Avenue , Denison Texas.

In the Warrant there is a Certificate of Physician listing the immediate cause of death as heart failure with Chronic Bronchitis as vemanate?? cause.


250. William R. WILBANKS

frome email from JoNell Wilbanks Blaine, xgjent@mscomm.com:

I have very little information on Jesse but do know my Grandfather Carrel Wilbanks attended his fathers funeral. The Wilbanks family in Arizona became estranged when William Wilbanks (Carrel's younger brother) shot and killed Carrel on a 1922 cattle drive."

William(Bill) went to jail for the murder of Carrel Sr. My father age 7 (Lonnie Sr.) and Jim Jones age about 9-11 were the only witnesses to the murder.  But my brother knows a little more.  
 
We both know little about the trial of William but it was covered by the Globe newspaper at the time.

I have William R. Wilbanks date of birth as 1881 and died 1948.  ( spent some time in jail)


80. Benjamin F WILBANKS

Benjamin F. Wilbanks, the son of Gardner Wilbanks was the only son to be born in Arkansas.  Obviously in route from Tennessee to Texas.  He  first shows up in the Census in 1850 living in Rusk co. in the home of his father along with 9 borhters and sisters.  He is listed at age  12 putting his aproximate birth in 1838.   He is then listed in the 1860 census in Johnson Co. at age 20 still living in his father's housold.   They lived about 20 years in Ruck Co, and then Gardner reccieved another land grant in Johnson Co. and the moved there between 1857 and 1859.  

Rusck County 1850 Census:
Page 265 B
Rusk District, 25th October
428-428
Gardiner Wilbanks 53 m Farmer              2500 SC
Sally 36 f TN
William 20 m Farmer TN
Allen 19 m Farmer TN
Hiram 17 m Farmer TN
Calvin 16 m Farmer TN
Jesse 13 m TN
Benjamin 12 m AR
Doctor 11 m TX
Daniel H. 7 m TX
Susan 5 f TX
Sarah C. 4 f TX


JOHNSON COUNTY 1860 Census

Page No. 69  [471A]
13th August         Post Office: Alvarado

474-479
Gardner Willbanks 63 M Farmer          2846   13625 SC
Sarah 45 F Housewife TN
Allin 25 M Farmer TN
Calvin 23 M Farmer TN
Jessee 22 M Farmer TN
Benj. 20 M Farmer TN
Danl. H. 16 M Farmer app TX
Sarah C. 13 F TX
475-480
Hiram Willbanks 24 M Farmer           -     3952 TN
Frances 22 F Housewife GA
Patience 3 F TX
Allen 2 M TX


Benjamin F. Wilbanks enlisted in the Confederate Army, enlisting in Company H., Young's Regiment 8th Texas Infantry and served 4 years.
On May 6, 1901, Benjamin filed for Indigent Soldier Pension for his service in the Civil War. In the application file we learn from a witness, Ed McKisick, that Benjamin enlisted in the spring of 1862 and thet McKisick and Benjamin served in the same company and regiment.


In 1870 Census listed with Wife Mary E. Jay. and two children in Johnson Co.

JOHNSON COUNTY 1870 Census:

Page No. 13  [568-A]
Beat No. 1, 11 August, P.O. Cleburne
219-220
Wilbanks, B. F. 31mw Farmer         730    600 AR
Mary R. 23fw Keeping house GA
William Lee 3mw TX
Sara G.       1/12fw      [born in May] TX
Joey William 60mw old farmer KY


On January 8th 1876  BF Wilbanks files an inventory of community property in court to settle the estate of his wife listed as Emma (I assume the E. in Mary E.)  In the document, it lists the date of Emma's death as May 1873. The inventory includes:

73 acres of land comprising the homestead $1500
Household and kitchen furniture                 $175
Cattle and Hogs on hand                           30
Horses 5 head                                 $220
$400 invested in 32 ˝ acres of land of
the Cheney survey, the land bought by me
from Dunlap                 $400

Total                        $2325

B.F. was also required to put up a bond for the same amount and his father, Gardner Wilbanks, co-signed on the bond.

Soon after Emma's death, Benjamin files a guardianship bond for the minor Sarah Jeston Wilbanks and is awarded Guardianship of Sarah on Oct 23, 1873 after posting a $500 Guardianship bond.   We assume that the minor in this record is Sara G. listed in the census.  No mention is made of William lee who would of been around 6 years of age at this time.  One possibility it that both him and his mother took ill and passed away at the same time.  

Soon after being awarded guadianship of Sarah, Benjamin remarries. Johnson Co. marraige records shows marriage to Mary E. 21 Jun 1865 and to Maggie(Margaret) Beard 30 oct 1873. However, by 1880 he is Benjamin is listed in Baylor Co with his new wife and Sarah is now listed as Justina.   


BAYLOR COUNTY 1880 Census
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
vol.2  ed 182
sheet 5  line 20
Wilbanks, Benjamin F. white male age 40 AR
Wilbanks, Margaret A. wife age 35 AL
Justin E. dau age 10 TX
Benjamin C. son age  5 TX
McArthur C. son age  3 TX
Dorrah O. sona age  1 TX


At the time of the Soldier's Pension application, Benjamin lists is age as 61 years of age and lists his residence in Baylor County Texas.  His postoffice address is listed as Seymour, Texas and that he has lived in Baylor Co. for 21 years.  He also lists his occupation as carpenter but adds,"I am not able to follow it." A medical affidavvit lists his medical condition as "Psoas Abcess" or Abcesss in the lower stomach. Stating futher about his condition, "It is bad, rendering me almost an invalid."  His financial condition is serious too. He states his only property as one wagon and two horses having sold 1/2 interest in lots 7,8,and 9 in Block 38 in M. Lain's addition to the town of Seymour, Texas for $200 of which he paid $140 for the waagon and two hourses. He also states he recieves no income.   

We also know from census data in 1900 that Benjamin is widowed at this time and his son McArthur and his wife Ida along with Benajamins other son Bruce are living  in Baylor County Precinct 1, ED 6. His occupation then is listed as Day Laborer. He owns his home free and clear and it is classified as a house not a farm.  

BAYLOR COUNTY
=================================================================
vol.4  ed 6
sheet 6  line 86
Baylor County, Precinct 7
WILLBANKS, Benjamin F. white head Mar 1840 60 AR
McArthur son Oct 1876 23 TX
Ida dau-in-law Nov 1876 23 TX
Bruce son Dec 1882 17 TX

In 1945 the Seymore City Directory lists the following Entry's:

Wilbanks Bruce Mrs r 231-W
Wilbanks Clarence r 138-M

This was copied from a May 1945 Southwestern Associated Telephone Company phone book. The small "r" after many of the names is for "Residence" (as opposed to Business).


252. Sara J. WILBANKS

Benjamin F. was not married to Maggie when Justina was born.  He was married to Mary E Jay the year Justina was born.   He did not mary Maggie until 1873.   Therfore Justina could of been Maggie's wife from a previous marriage.


Mary E. JAY

Mary E. (Emma) Jay Wilbanks, Wife of B.F. Wilbanks

On January 8th 1876 Emma's husband BF Wilbanks files an inventory of community property in court to settle the estate of his wife.  In the document, it lists the date of Emma's death as May 1873. The inventory includes:

73 acres of land comprising the homestead                       $1500
Household and kitchen furniture                                    $175
Cattle and Hogs on hand                                                  30
Horses 5 head                                                        $220
$400 invested in 32 ˝ acres of land of
the Cheney survey, the land bought by me from Dunlap $400

Total                                               $2325

B.F. was also required to put up a bond for the same amount and his father, Gardner Wilbanks, co-signed on the bond.


83. Susan Jane WILBANKS

She died from a spider that got into her corset according to Mary Calvo's grandmother.


Benjamin Franklin VINSON

fought in the Civil War.  Co. E. 30 Texas Calv.  Was originally from GA.


84. Sarah Caroline WILBANKS

05-01-02 --- Found web site with a link to Sara C Wilbanks of Johnson Co.:

ARCHIBALD THADDEUS HOLT, first child of Israel and Harriet Nichols, was born circa 1838 in Laurens County, South Carolina.   He married SARAH C. WILBANKS in Johnson County, Texas in 1868  She was born in 1847 in Johnson County, Texas.  

The children of Archibald and Sarah Wilbanks Holt:

Index The Children Date of Birth Notes
1. Hardy Harston Holt 11/21/1870 -
2. Josephine Holt 1872 -
3. Edward Holt 1876 -
4. Mary Holt 1878 -
5. Susan Holt 1880 -

1.  HARDY HARSTON HOLT, first child of Archibald and Sarah Wilbanks, was bon on November 21, 1870 in Johnson County, Texas.  He married MARTHA VESTA.  The death records of Hardy Holt, list a brother T. L. HOLT living in Salt Lake City, Utah.   Three sisters Mrs. L.J. Wood of Waco Texas, Mrs. Margaret Buchanan of Waco, Texas and Mrs. H. R. Davis of St. Louis, Missouri.  Hardy worked for the MKT R.R. as a Conductor for 51 years and lived in Waco, Texas for 49 years.  He died on July 31, 1941 and is buried in Rosemound Cemetery, Waco , Texas.


1870 Census:

Page 586 dwelling 599 Line 17:

Holt   A. T.     30 M W  Farmer        500 500 SC
      Sarah C.  23 F W  Keeping House
Tipton Mabe A.    2 F W

She is found two houses down from her sister Susan Vinson and her father and mother.
--------------------------------------------
GROOM: Dr. James M. Cox
BRIDE: Sarah C. Willbanks
DATE OF MARRIAGE: July 28, 1863

From Johnson County Marriage Index.

COX, JAMES M.  Age 32  Physician
 State: TX Year: 1860
  County: Hill County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: Coxvill P.O. Page: 104 (The Division ED)
 Database: TX 1860 Federal Census Index

He was living with 3 sons and a F. age 19 in the 1860 census:
James W. 10
T. J.     6
Benj. T.  5
Julia C. 19  ( not the mother of the sons)

He was also living next to several other Coxes including another Physician George W. Cox


Dr. James M. COX

GROOM: Dr. James M. Cox
BRIDE: Sarah C. Willbanks
DATE OF MARRIAGE: July 28, 1863

From Johnson County Marriage Index.

COX, JAMES M.  Age 32  Physician
 State: TX Year: 1860
  County: Hill County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
  Township: Coxvill P.O. Page: 104 (The Division ED)
 Database: TX 1860 Federal Census Index

He was living with 3 sons and a F. age 19 in the 1860 census:
James W. 10
T. J.     6
Benj. T.  5
Julia C. 19  ( not the mother of the sons)

He was also living next to several other Coxes including another Physician George W. Cox


268. Hardy Harston HOLT

HARDY HARSTON HOLT, first child of Archibald and Sarah Wilbanks, was bon on November 21, 1870 in Johnson County, Texas.  He married MARTHA VESTA.  The death records of Hardy Holt, list a brother T. L. HOLT living in Salt Lake City, Utah.   Three sisters Mrs. L.J. Wood of Waco Texas, Mrs. Margaret Buchanan of Waco, Texas and Mrs. H. R. Davis of St. Louis, Missouri.  Hardy worked for the MKT R.R. as a Conductor for 51 years and lived in Waco, Texas for 49 years.  He died on July 31, 1941 and is buried in Rosemound Cemetery, Waco , Texas.


273. Cally Elizabeth WEEMS

BIRTH: Weems, Cally Elizabeth DOB: Jan  1, 1876  F  W
Parents:John Weems &  Margie Weems
Date of Reg: Aug 18, 1876

BIRTH: From: GREGG COUNTY BIRTH REGISTRATIONS
1873 - 1876
Vol A
Taken from microfilm 41

BIRTH: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgregg/1873-1876Births.html


90. Elizabeth Ellen WILBANKS

Rusk County marriage reocrds lists Elizabeth E. Wilbanks m. to A.J. Causey on Nov. 3, 1852.  

I did not have an Elizabeth E. in my datebase listed as a daughter for Either, Hiram(son of Marshal), Jesse or Gardner or Marshal W. Wilbanks.  These are the only Wilbanks in rusk Co. at this time.  I know she has to be related as a daughter to one of them.  Hiram was not married.  He could of been her father though. Marshall W. was not married at the time of her birth. and Gardner had another child born in 1836 and Elizabeth did not appeared on the census records for his houshold in 1850.  Gardner's borther Casswell may of been living in the area but was not old enough to be her father.  Jesse is the only one left.   I have not found Jesse in the 1850 Census.  We know Jesse was already married in Tenn by the time he came to Texas around 1838-39.   Census records sho that Elizabeth was born in Ten and her father was born in SC.  This fits Jesse if we assume she was his first born and that Jesse was most likely married around 1835 when he was about 17 and her mother was around 16.  If Jesse is the correct father, then there may of been one or two other children born before William.

Her family is buried in the Moriah Cem. near Kilgore, Texas.   Here are the records from rootsweb:


CAUSEY, Elizabeth Wilbanks  Apr. 24, 1836  Oct. 16, 1884  Wife of AJ
 Married Nov. 3, 1852
CAUSEY, A. J.  Aug. 10, 1831  Oct. 22, 1900  

CAUSEY, Jessie Z.  Nov. 11, 1860  Apr. 12, 1932  
CAUSEY, Sarah D.  Nov.  6, 1863  Nov. 221, 1952
CAUSEY, Martha L.  Oct. 10, 1869  Jul.  7, 1872  Dau of EE & AJ
CAUSEY, Allie A.  Broken  Broken  Dau of EE & AJ
CAUSEY, Minnie E. E.  Jun. 13, 1875  Sep. 28, 1879  Dau of EE & AJ


100. Charles L. WILBANKS

I have a photo that I've scanned in of the Charles L. WILANKS family who were living in Johnson Co., TX abt 1908. I do not know who his parents were, but I'm wondering if they might be Marshall WILBANKS and his 2nd wife (who were said to have had a son "Charles L."). This was a "musical" family as several of them are shown with their instruments (organ, violin & guitar).

This family consisted of:
Charles L. WILBANKS (b: abt 1847 TX - died after 1900 TX)
wife, Sarah/Sallie Shaw (b: abt 1840 LA - died after 1900 TX)
children:
Lela Maude b: 1876 d: 1969
Harvey b: abt 1882 d: ?
Minnie Lee b: 1885 d: 1965
Ora Mae b: 1889 d: 1958
Myrtle b: abt 1894 d: ?
Camely b: abt 1897 d: ?
Josie b: abt 1895 d: ?
Of the above children - only Ora Mae named one of her sons "Marshall"

If anyone knows of a relationship to any of the above - please contact me.

Jan & Gary Dunham
(Gary's grandmother was Lela Maude WILBANKS)


Posted by: Jan Dunham Date: June 28, 1998 at 20:46:20
   of 387  


Charles L. Wilbanks was born April 1847 in Erath, Co. Texas, and died ? We know he was in Rains Co, TX from the 1880 census. He married SARAH A."SALLIE" Abt. 1867.
Charles' children were:
i. LELA MAUDE WILBANKS, b. Abt. January 12, 1876, Glen Rose, Rains Co., Texas; d. August 17, 1969, Houston, Harris, Texas.
ii. HARVEY WILBANKS, b. Abt. November 1882, Rains Co., TX; d. Unknown, Galveston, TX.
iii. MINNIE WILBANKS, b. Abt. January 1887, Texas; d. Unknown, Texas; m. ROBERTS.
iv. ORA WILBANKS, b. Abt. May 1891; d. Unknown.
v. MYRTLE WILBANKS, b. Abt. May 1894.
vi. CAMELY WILBANKS, b. Abt. August 1897.

He was alive in the 1900 census for Bosque county.


Sarah (Sallie) SHAW

1880 Census shows age 24.  However 1900 census shows 49  with B. of Dec. 1850.  There is a difference of 5 years.
Also, husband shows 31 in 1880 and 53 in 1900.


284. Minnie Lee WILBANKS

. Minnie Lee WILBANKS, b. Jan 1883 TX; d. 1965 in Haskell, Haskell Co., TX; bur. Starkey Cemetery, Montague Co., TX.

She md/1 Z.W. DAVIS, 21 Nov 1907 in Somervell Co., TX (div).

She md/2 E.L. CUMMINS, 20 Nov 1912 in Somervell Co., TX.

She md/3 Jesse Lee "Jess" ROBERTS, s/o Thomas B. ROBERTS and Martha A.J. GEE, (date unknown). He was b. Nov 1885 in Hood Co., TX; d. 28 Aug 1961 in Seymour, Baylor Co., TX; bur. Starkey Cemetery. They had two children.


101. Rev. Lemuel H. WILBANKS

Posted by: Roy Redman Date: March 31, 1999 at 20:54:51
In Reply to: Re: Marshall Wilbanks b. SC to TX 1845 by Huel Clive Tucker  of 387  


Thanks for your help!!!My ggrandfather was Rev. Lemuel Wilbanks, a
Methodist minister. Someone on the Web reported him born in 1849, in Texas? a son of
Marshall Wilbanks. As far as I have seen,
however, none of the Marshall family lists mention a Lemuel H. The 1880 census Precinct #4, Wood County, Tx vol.34, ed 127, sheet 16 line 16 L.H. Wilbanks, head of household (shows wife Sarah A, born in GA c. 1851) and
a daughter, Lura A, born c 1872 (my Grandmother). Actually Lurah Alice was born
Dec. 21, 1873 in Mineola, Wood Co. TX. My ggrandmother, however was Mary Elizabeth Mann, daughter of Oliver Mann and Amanda Terry - perhaps a first wife of Lemuel.
Do you have any further information on Lemuel??


Posted by: Roy Redman Date: July 12, 1999 at 19:56:53
In Reply to: Re: Marshall Wilbanks b. SC to TX 1845 by Barbara Caramba-Coker  of 387  


I recently joined the Wood Co. TX G. Soc. and recieved newsletter #55 today. There is a posting there by Alton L. Terry of Mesquite, TX. Remember that Lemuel Wilbanks' first wife was Mary Elizabeth Mann daughter of Amanda Terry and Oliver P. Mann. I have been in touch with Mr. Terry and we will exchange information. See my postings at Mann and Terry. Mr. Terry says he has a picture of Oliver Mann, and I will try and get a copy.
Roy Redman




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