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Zebediah Banks (1730 - 1775)

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Zebediah Banks
Born in York Mass. now Mainemap
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Husband of — married 16 Jan 1753 [location unknown]
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Died [location unknown]
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  • Zebediah was born in 1730.
  • On 12 Mar 1749, Moses Banks of York, York Co., Mass. Bay [now Maine], wrote his will. He left son Zebadiah 5 shillings to be paid when a younger Moses reached age 24 in about 1755. (Maine Wills, 1640-1760, William M. Sargent, 1972, p. 637)
  • "The only known personal casualty happened to Zebediah Banks, son of Lieutenant Moses, who lived on the old Banks Farm at Little River. He was captured by the Indians, probably while on scouting duty, when nineteen years of age. He was redeemed from captivity on payment by his father of one hundred twelve pounds old tenor" (History of York,p. 330)
  • Married Abigail Muchmore, 1753; On 16 Jan 1753, York, York Co., MA [now Maine], Zebediah Banks married Abigail Muchmore. ("The Bank(e)s Family of Maine," by Charles E. Banks, Jul 1890, New Engl. Hist & Gen. R., v 44, p 262. no source quoted & Intl. Geneal. Index, batch A457863, sheet 1745.)
  • lived in York;
  • had 13 sons.
  • Zebediah passed away in 1775.


A genealogy and history of the Chute family in America, William Edward Chute, (Salem, MA, USA: 1894), , p. x. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University

"The Bank(e)s Family of Maine," by Charles E. Banks, Jul 1890, New Engl. Hist & Gen. R., v 44, p 262.

Banks, Charles Edward, History of York, Maine, successively known as Bristol (1632), Agamentious (1641), Gorgeana (1642), and York (1652).Baltimore, Regional Pub. Co., 1967 pp. 330 OCoLC)586071629

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