John Bankston

John Levi Bankston (1848 - 1933)

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John Levi Bankston
Born in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Franklinton, Washington, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1848 Franklinton Washington Parish Louisiana, USA

Death: Jan. 27, 1933 Franklinton Washington Parish Louisiana, USA

Son of Levi Harrison Bankston (1816 - 1900) and Sarah Jane Magee Bankston (1821 - 1871) He married Emily M Smith Bankston (1847 - 1915)

Children:(three missing)

  1. Dora Bankston Stringfield (1872 - 1926)
  2. Iverson Eugene Bankston (1875 - 1955)
  3. Sara G Bankston (1878 - 1968)
  4. Mary M (Bankston) Crawford (1880 - 1935)
  5. Zina Bankston (1882 - 1937)
  6. George Fred Bankston (1884 - 1931)
  7. Lela Bankston Bond (1886 - 1949)
  8. 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

  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • L H Bankston M 39 Louisiana
  • Jane Bankston F 38 Louisiana
  • Sarah E Bankston F 18 Louisiana
  • Martha Bankston F 14 Louisiana
  • John L Bankston M 12 Louisiana
  • Dorcas Bankston F 10 Louisiana
  • Rebecca Bankston F 9 Louisiana
  • George Bankston M 6 Louisiana
  • Piercell Bankston M 4 Louisiana
  • Irene Bankston F 1 Louisiana[1]

United States Census, 1910, Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana, United States

  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • John L Bankston Head M 62 Louisiana
  • Emily M Bankston Wife F 61 Louisiana
  • Zina Bankston Daughter F 26 Louisiana
  • David Bankston Son M 21 Louisiana
  • Ruba Bankston Daughter F 19 Louisiana[2]


  1. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), John L Bankston in entry for L H Bankston, 1860.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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.

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On 9 Mar 2017 at 22:57 GMT Hans Hofmann wrote:

Bankston-153 and Bankston-294 appear to represent the same person because: Both have the same vitae, are linked to the same parents

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