Birth: Jan. 18, 1848
Death: Jan. 27, 1933
Son of Levi Harrison Bankston (1816 - 1900) and Sarah Jane Magee Bankston (1821 - 1871) He married Emily M Smith Bankston (1847 - 1915)
Dora Bankston Stringfield (1872 - 1926)
Iverson Eugene Bankston (1875 - 1955)
Sara G Bankston (1878 - 1968)
Mary M (Bankston) Crawford (1880 - 1935)
Zina Bankston (1882 - 1937)
George Fred Bankston (1884 - 1931)
Lela Bankston Bond (1886 - 1949)
David H Bankston (1888 - 1974)
John married Emily Smith of Warnerton and had 11 children, 3 of whom preceded him to the grave. Survivors are Eugene and David Bankston of Sunny Hill, W.B. Bankston, Mrs. Leila Bond, and Mrs. W.A. Stafford of Franklinton, Mrs. Sallie B. Bankston and Mrs. Mary Crawford of Tangipahoa, Mrs. Zina Garner of Plain Dealing, LA. His wife preceded him to the grave 18 years ago. He had 59 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, as well as 2 brothers. George and L.H. Bankston, 2 sisters, Mrs. Dorcas Self and Mrs. Candace Alford. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Era Leader February 27th, 1933.
United States Census, 1860 4th Ward, Washington, Louisiana, United States
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPBX-YZC : accessed 10 March 2017), John L Bankston, Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 124, sheet 5A, family 53, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 534; FHL microfilm 1,374,547.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: