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John D. Hanks1

Male
b. 6 July 1828, d. 28 February 1917


Father Cephas Hanks2 b. 25 October 1800, d. 27 March 1872
Mother Pheobe Sarah Mock2 b. 2 April 1805, d. 23 May 1872
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Family Mary Catherine Adams b. 20 November 1829, d. 23 October 1914
Marriage* 13 October 1850  Muskingum Co., OH, John D. Hanks & Mary C. Adams, 13 Oct 1850, Muskingum, Ohio, Principal=Mary Catherine Adams1,7,4 
Children  1. George Winfield Hanks b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 3 Aug 1873
  2. Addison Burwick Hanks b. 1852, d. 1893
  3. Carson Howard Hanks b. 2 Dec 1856 or 12 Dec 1856, d. 1 Nov 1932
  4. Harrison H. Hanks b. c 1857, d. b 1880
  5. Flora J. Hanks b. c 1859, d. b 1870
  6. Laura A. Hanks b. 31 Mar 1859, d. 25 Jan 1946
  7. Homer L Hanks b. 26 Apr 1864, d. 30 Jun 1927
  8. Wilbur Cephas Hanks b. 25 Oct 1870, d. 19 Feb 1919

Note*   J. F. Everhart writes in the "History of Muskingum County, Ohio" about John Hanks as follows:

"John D. Hanks, farmer and miller of Salem township, Muskingum county, Ohio, and who is also successfully and extensively engaged in the breeding of fine draft horses, has a handsome and comfortable home in the town of Adamsville. He was born in a little log cabin in Highland township, this county over sixty-three years ago, on July 6, 1828, a son of Cephas and Phoebe (Mock) Hanks, who were born in Loudoun county, Va. The paternal grandfather, John Hanks, was a brother of Abraham Lincoln's mother whose maiden name was Nancy hanks. Cephas Hanks and his wife were reared and married in their native state and county and during their residence there three daughters were born to them: Eliza, ELizabeth and Duanna, and in 1827, they located in Muskingum county, Ohio, where eight more children were born to them: John D., Abigail, Jacob, Isaac, Mary, Christina, George H., who was killed in the battle of Stone River, and Susan. When Cephas Hanks settled in this county he purchased a partially improved farm, which continued to be his home until his death in March, 1880, at the age of eighty years. He took a deep interest in the affairs of his adopted county, and in the township in which he lived, he held a number of important offices. Politically he was a democrat, and for many years was a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was only twelve years of age when the War of 1812 came up, and although he himself did not serve, two of his brothers were participants in that struggle. His mother was a cousin of Andrew Jackson and his wife was a daughter of Jacob Mock. He became a wealthy farmer, and as a citizen and friend was much esteemed by his acquaintances. His wife was born in 1807 and died in 1871. John D. Hanks was an attendant of the public schools of his day and at the age of twenty-one years he began making his own way in the world. He followed farming exclusively until 1873 when he purchased the mill at Adamsville, which he has since also conducted. He has given much attention to the breeding of fine horses for the past three years and all his enterprises have prospered abundantly. His farm near Adamsville comprises 153 acres, is exceptionally well conducted and is in good farming condition. He became owner of this property in 1857, but since February, 1873, he and his family have resided in the town of Adamsville. In 1850 he married Mary Adams, a daughter of George and Christina (Werts) Adams, her birth having occurred in Salem township, Nobember 20, 1829, and to their union six children were born, five of whom are living: George W., who died in 1873 at the age of twenty-one years from suffocation while in a well, at which time he had been married two weeks to Miss Salina Johnson; Addison B., a resident of Kansas, is married to Miss Allie Wagner, of Erie county, Penn.; Carson H. is married to Carrie Ross and resides in Adamsville; Laura A., is the widow of L. M. King; Homer L. is married to Missie Hurdle and lives in Adamsville; and Wilbur C., who is at home. Mr. and Mrs. Hanks are members of the M. E. church and politically he is a democrat. He is public spirited and enterprising, and is one of the useful citizens of the county."2 
Birth* 6 July 1828  Highland Twp., Muskingum Co., OH1,3,4,5 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Highland Township, Series: M432, Roll: 718, Page: 420B, September 17
(enumerated with father, Cephas Hanks)
35, 916, 921, Hanks, John D, 21, M, , Farmer, , Ohio, , 1, ,6 
Marriage* 13 October 1850  Muskingum Co., OH, John D. Hanks & Mary C. Adams, 13 Oct 1850, Muskingum, Ohio, Principal=Mary Catherine Adams1,7,4 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Highland Township, Series: M653, Roll 1019 Page 467, June 28
23, 428, 403, Hanks, John D, 32, M, , Farmer, 6000, 930, Ohio, , , ,
24, 428, 403, Hanks, Mary, 30, F, , Has None, , , Ohio, , , ,
25, 428, 403, Hanks, George W, 8, M, , Has None, , , Ohio, , 1, ,
26, 428, 403, Hanks, Patterson B, 7, M, , Has None, , , Ohio, , 1, ,
27, 428, 403, Hanks, Carson H, 3, M, , Has None, , , Ohio, , , ,
28, 428, 403, Hanks, Flora J, 1, M, , Has None, , , Ohio, , , ,8 
Census* 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum, Salem Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1251, Page: 322A, June 8
62, 64, Hanks, John D, 47, M, W, Farmer, 7500, 1000, Ohio, , , , , , , , , 1,
62, 64, Hanks, Mary C, 41, F, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
62, 64, Hanks, Winfield, 18, M, W, Farm Laborer, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,
62, 64, Hanks, Addison B, 17, M, W, Farm Laborer, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,
62, 64, Hanks, Harrison H, 13, M, W, Attending School, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,
62, 64, Hanks, Laura J, 11, F, W, Attending School, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,
62, 64, Hanks, Homer L, 6, M, W, Attending School, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,9 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum, Salem Township, ED 170, Series: T9, Roll: 1054, Page: 281B, June 14
41, 128, 129, Hanks, J D, W, M, 52, , , , 1, , , Miller, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Va, Va
42, 128, 129, Hanks, Mary C, W, F, 50, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Va, Va
43, 128, 129, Hanks, A B, W, M, 27, , Son, 1, , , , Stock Dealer, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
44, 128, 129, Hanks, Homer S, W, M, 16, , Son, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
45, 128, 129, Hanks, Wilbert C, W, M, 9, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio10 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, ED: 60, Series: T623, Roll: 1310, Page: 239A, June 8
Sheet 4A
20, 77, 77, Hanks, John D, Head, W, M, July 1828, 71, M, 49, , , Ohio, Virginia, Virginia, , , , Farmer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, M, F, 24
21, 77, 77, Hanks, Mary C, Wife, W, F, Nov 1829, 70, M, 49, 6, 4, Ohio, Virginia, Virginia, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,11 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, ED: 77, Series: T624, Roll: 1221, Page: 231A, April 30
Sheet 8A, Adamsville Road
31, 108, 109, Hanks, John D, Head, M, W, 81, M1, 59, , , Ohio, Virginia, Virginia, , , English, Own Income, , , , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, F, 108, , ,
32, 108, 109, Hanks, Mary C, Wife, F, W, 80, M1, 59, 6, 4, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,12 
Death Cert 28 February 1917  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, Name : John Hanks
Titles :
Death date : 28 Feb 1917
Death place : Adamsville, Muskingum Co., Ohio
Birth date : 06 Jul 1828
Estimated birth year :
Birth place : Muskingum Co., Ohio
Age at death : 88 years 7 months 22 days
Gender : Male
Marital status : Widowed
Race or color : American
Street address :
Occupation : Retired Farmer
Residence :
Burial date : 03 Mar 1917
Burial place :
Cemetery name : Bethel
Spouse name :
Father name : Cephas Hanks
Father titles :
Father birth place : Virginia
Mother name : Pheobe Mock
Mother titles :
Mother birth place : Virginia
GSU film number : 1983934
Digital GS number : 4021548
Image number : 1768
Certificate number : fn 130895
Death* 28 February 1917  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH3,4,5 
Burial* 3 March 1917  Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Highland Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Transcription: Hanks, John D. 1828 - 19174,13,5 
News/Obit* 6 March 1917  Obituary,
JOHN D. HANKS DEAD

An Invalid for Several Years - Was

Once Active and Prominent

Business Man of Adamsville


John D. Hanks died at his home in Adamsville, early Wednesday morning, February 28, 1917, after several years of afflictions from a complication of diseases due to his advanced age. His sufferings the past year has been intense and for one of his advanced years relief could be found only in passing into that sleep which closes earthly existense and whose awakening must be in the promised life to come.



John D. Hanks was the son of Cephas and Phebe Hanks and was born in Highland township, July 6, 1828. October 13, 1850, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Adams who was his companion for 64 years, passing to her reward October 22, 1914.



The early life of Mr. Hanks was spent on the farm, but a desire for more active business induced him to purchase the Adamsville flouring mill. This purchase was made from Charles Beck in 1873 and soon afterward he became widely known as one of the leading millers of Muskingum county. He continued his active operations of the mill until the latter part of the eighties when he retired from the work, selling his mill to his son C. H. Hanks and son-in-law, Lowell King.



Not only was Mr. Hanks active in his own affairs but he possessed the spirit of public enterprise. He was active in every movement he thought would benefit Adamsville and the surrounding community, and was willing to devote his time and money to promote or secure any such enterprise. He was one of the building committee who had charge of building the parsonage of the Adamsville circuit of the M. E. church, and also took a prominent part in the construction of some of the public buildings in town. He also held many offices of public trust before his health commenced to decline.



Mr. Hanks was devoted to his home and family and was willing and ready at all times to bestow favors upon them. Likewise as a neighbor he possessed the same charitable disposition and many people were aided by his counsel and acts of charity.



To Mr. and Mrs. Hanks were born five sons and one daughter. Two of the sons preceded him to the grave. The children living are C. H. Hanks of the home, who has been tenderly caring for his father for over four years; Mrs. Laura Horn, of Dresden; Homer L. Hanks, of Zanesville, and Wilbur C. Hanks, of Youngstown, Ohio. One brother, Isaac Hanks, of Nowrich, and two sisters, Mrs. James Geyer, of Highland township and Mrs. Tena Saffle, of Illinois. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive her.



Funeral services were conducted Saturday forenoon at the Adamsville M. E. church by Rev. A. W. Manning assisted by Rev. Ira R. Ladd. At the close of the service the remains were taken to the family burial ground at Bethel church and interred.





Appeared in the Adamsville Register, 6 Mar 1917


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Citations
  1. [S56] Werts - Vinsel - Slater Family History, F. C. Slater.
  2. [S79] Unknown author, Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Muskingum Co., OH.
  3. [S57] Gary Virts Research, Gary Virts.
  4. [S102] Adamsville Register Obits 1890-1939, R. Douglas Kreis.
  5. [S260] Ohio Deaths 1908-1953.
  6. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S110] Musk. Co. Marriages Book 4 1848-1865, The Society.
  8. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  12. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  13. [S94]
    Genealogical gleanings from Highland and Monroe Townships
    , Muskingum County Genealogical Society.


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