Hankins-760 linked tentatively to Hankins-1129 Can We Flesh This Out

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The Elizabeth Haven Kocher papers contain a citation:

THE CAROLINA GENEOLOGIST, Vol. 1- Account of Plats for Lands Granted Before the Late War With Great Britain which are now in the Surveyor-General's Office but were never recorded - June, 1795, p. 18 David Hankins-760, and Dennis Hankins-1129 (a land grant before 1775).

This unexpectedly links David to the South Carolina colony and perhaps establishes Hankins-1129 as a heretofore-unrecognized member of the family.

There's an image of the actual cite in Hankins-1129's profile.

Anyone with any ideas for how to flesh out the relationships suggested is invited to comment.

I included the surnames Masters and Clevenger because the former was Hankins-1129's spouse and the latter Hankins-760's mother.
WikiTree profile: David Hankins
in Genealogy Help by Mark Hankins G2G1 (1.8k points)
I have something interesting. If you do this search on Hannah Hankins you get about eleven of them at the moment. Of interest is that you get them in New Jersey, in Virginia among Hankinsses believed to have come from New Jersey, and in South Carolina, among my line:


Hannah isn't a terribly uncommon name, but unlike say "John" its use is enough to suggest a connection.
It turns out Quakers followed a fairly rigid set of rules when it came to naming their kids. This was bound to break down as families fell away from quakerism, but it can help guide scholarship where parentage is in doubt: analyze the birth order of the children and their names for clues as to who their parents might be. Monmouth was a Quaker community, so Hankinses descended from them carried their names along with them for a time.

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I think I can help with the Clevenger name (Hankins-760s mother).  A number of profiles, including this one on Geni, say she was the oldest daughter of John Good Clevenger (1678-1746) and Mary Platt (1678-1750).  The family originated around Yonkers, NY and migrated to Burlington, NJ.

On Wikitree, you should consider adding Mary Hankins Clevenger (Clevenger-48) as daughter of Clevenger-66 and Platt-379.
by Michael Schell G2G6 Mach 5 (51.1k points)
I took the liberty of putting them in as parents even though they the profile isn't mine. Made a lot of sense to me. We'll see whether they get to stay.

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