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Jeremiah J. Hanks1,2

b. 27 November 1834, d. 7 October 1864

Father Jeremiah Hanks1,2 b. 19 January 1791, d. 11 September 1868
Mother Catherine Shively1,2 b. circa 1795, d. 1854
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Family Terressa Unknown b. 19 July 1832, d. 10 October 1864
Marriage*   Principal=Terressa Unknown2,1 
Children  1. Samuel Titus Hanks b. 7 Aug 1852, d. 12 Feb 1926
  2. Sara Ruth Hanks b. 16 Jan 1859, d. 28 Jun 1939

Note*   Jeremiah died one month after being sent home from the war suffering from Typhoid fever. His wife Terressa caught it from him and died shortly after him. The children were sent to different homes to live.1 
Marriage*   Principal=Terressa Unknown2,1 
Birth* 27 November 1834  Adams Twp., Muskingum Co., OH1,2 
Milit-Beg* May 1864  Co. E. 100 OVI1 
Milit-End* September 1864  Jeremiah was sent home sufering from Typhoid Fever.1 
Death* 7 October 1864  Adams Twp., Muskingum Co., OH1,2 
Burial* after 7 October 1864  Bethesda Methodist Cemetery, Adams Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: Hanks, Jeremiah J., Died Oct 7, 1864, 29y 10m 102, Co. E. 100 OVI2 
News/Obit* 20 October 1914  Reunion,

Children of Jeremiah H Hanks

Hold Reunion on Anniversary

Of Mother's Death

Mrs Ellen Mock, Samuel T Hanks and Mrs Matilda C Aler of Adams Township; George L Hanks of Akron, Ohio; Mrs Ruth Slater and William A Hanks of Russell, Iowa and Jeremiah H Hanks of Newark, Ohio; children of Jeremiah H and Terissa Hanks held a reunion at the home of Mrs Mock, the oldest of the children on Saturday 10 October, 1914. The reunion marked the 50th anniversary of their mother's death, on 10 October 1864, when they were seperated and placed in different homes and this is the first reunion of the seven children in the half century of time that has elapsed since then. The father, Jeremiah H Hanks seeing the need of his country for his services on the battle field in the dark days of the Civil War, enlisted in May 1864 and the following September came to his home near Adamsville suffering from typhoid fever from which he died 7 October, 1864 and his remains were laid to rest with the honors of war in the Bethesda M E Church Cemetery two days later. Early in his sickness while his devoted wife was tenderly caring for him, she too contracted the disease and three days after her husband's death the malady proved fatal to her and her remains were interred by the side of the now made grave of her husband. Fatherless and motherless the seven children went to different homes and were not reunited until a half century of years had passed away. Their reunion at the home of the oldest child brought tears of joy mingled with thoughts of sorrow and will be a memorable event in their lives. The day following being Sunday, they continued their reunion at the home of Mrs Matilda Aler and together attended services at the Bethesda M E Church and viewed the graves of their departed parents. At the church services Sunday besides the reunited children there were presnt four persons who attended the funeral of their parents; O H Ross; C H Sutton, Mrs Sarah Hanks and Mrs J E Johnson.

Appeared in The Adamsville Register, Adamsville, Ohio, Tuesday 20 October, 1914


Last Edited 22 Oct 2004

  1. [S190] Doug Kreis Personal Research, Doug Kreis.
  2. [S63] BNethesda Methodist Cemetery, online

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