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Thomas Hanks (1759 - 1834)

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Thomas Hanks
Born in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia Colonymap [uncertain]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Logan County, Ohio, USAmap [uncertain]
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Thomas Hanks was born in 1759[1][2] to Joseph and Ann "Nancy" (Lee) Hanks in North Farnham Parish, Virginia.[citation needed]

He married Elizabeth Ryan.[citation needed]

He had been living in Hampshire County Virginia when he entered service in the Revolutionary War. He was drafted into service in the fall of 1780. He served two tours totally about 5 months in 1780 and 1781.[1]

Went to High Bank[citation needed], Ross County, Ohio., about 1800.[1]

Taxed on 320 acres in Washington County, Ohio in 1810.[citation needed]

He moved to to the Vienna Cross Roads area, Clark County.[3][citation needed]

In 1820, he was living not far from his son, Peter, in Ross County.[4]

He moved to DeGraff[citation needed], Logan County, Ohio a "few years" before 1833. In that year, while a resident of Logan County, he applied for a pension for his military service in the Revolutionary War. He was rejected, due to having served less the the six-month minimum required to qualify under the Pension Act of 1832.[1]

He died in 1834 in Logan County.[5][2]

Thomas and Elizabeth had these children (not in particular order):[citation needed]

  • Joseph, b. bef. 1795
  • Peter, b. 1 Mar 1796
  • Absalom, b. 1800
  • Isaac, b. 1803
  • William
  • Nancy
  • Sarah


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 March 2015), Thomas Hanks, pension number R. 4,571, service Va.; from "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files," database and images, ( : n.d); citing NARA microfilm publication M804 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 971,182.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 March 2015), Thomas Hanks, 1834; Burial, De Graff, Logan, Ohio, United States of America, Huber Cemetery; citing record ID 19042243, Find a Grave,
  3. This seems somewhat unlikely/out-of-his-way and isn't in his pension application. ~~~~
  4. "United States Census, 1820," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 March 2015), Thomas Hanks, Springfield, Ross, Ohio; citing p. 274, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 92; FHL microfilm 181,398.
  5. "Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 March 2015), Thomas Hanks, ; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 182,735.

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